Thursday, April 27, 2006


Where, oh where can my KnitPicks be? It shipped a couple of days ago, but I want it now. I am eager to get a look at my sock book so that I can pick out what socks to make.

I put a link to Sensational Socks over in the sidebar, and will report back on what I think I'll be knitting.

I've been working away on my bias knit baby blanket, and multidirectional Manos scarf. I bought yarn for a pinwheel blanket and am not letting myself cast on for it until I finish the bias blanket. I've gone from wanting to do one thing at a time to (mostly) limiting myself to one thing of a given type at one time.

I keep meaning to take photos of the baby sweater and little socks I made recently - must get those up.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Podcasts, Pals, and (Knit)Picks

Knitters' Forum was mentioned in last week's Cast On podcast, which was great and has brought some new posters to the site.

I've just registered to take part in my first secret pal exchange, the IK One Skein Secret Pal. There's a thread at Knitters' Forum dedicated to it as well, so please come by and participate!

I'm about to sew up the toe on the second of a pair of baby socks, and I enjoyed knitting them so much that I ordered several skeins of sock yarn and Sensational Knitted Socks from KnitPicks today. I think I need some pointier size 3 needles, and may need to get some smaller ones as well.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Quick update

Current projects:
Baby blanket - almost halfway done (Baby is more than halfway done, so I'd better get going)
So-called scarf - about six inches in. This is really slow going and I may rip it out and find another scarf pattern. The Manos del Uruguay yarn I am using is beyond gorgeous.
Wrist warmer - in lilac Cotton-Ease, to cover up my wrist braces. About two inches in to the first one, to be ripped out and restarted on dpns, since magic loop is too fussy with the tiny diameter.

Dusty in the basket:
Childhood sweater - I really should get this out and finish it. Really. Someday.

Possible next projects:
Convertible shrug from the Spring issue of Knitty
City shawl from a pattern I ordered from pure knits

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Regent in Noro Scarf

Regent in Noro Scarf
Originally uploaded by ShelbyD.
Pattern: Child's Rainbow Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.

Zaedy's Rainbow Hat

Zaedy's Rainbow Hat
Originally uploaded by ShelbyD.
As modeled by Ellie. Now I just need to get in the mail to Zaedy.