Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Castiel Hat Complete!

I do love me some Woolly Wormhead Hats! This one was different from the other designs of hers that I have done. My first thought was; "oh no, I have to learn or more like *attempt* to learn a new cast on?" I got to say her tutorial of the alternate cable cast on was so easy to follow and I had no issues getting this hat cast-on!

Knowing that I stitch tightly when I knit or crochet for that matter, I went up a needle size. Where I might have goofed is that I kept that size for the entire hat. Ideally, in hindsight, I should have went up a size for the body of the hat. Although, even with this very minor error on my part, the hat fits nicely!

#3 of my LSG11ty DONE!

Yarn used: Naturally Caron Country in charcoal colorway
Needle size: US5


Totally Wearable

Oh and just to add cute-ness to the blog...the recipient of the Toddler Hat with matching Doll Hat!

Monday, January 10, 2011

LSG11ty Tracking

My LSG11ty (knit 11 things in 2011) is tracking nicely.

1. Toddler Sock Yarn Hat (with a matching one for her baby doll)
Obviously this is NOT the intended recipient and just my very willing model! ;)

2. Rambo's Trigger Mitts
He says they fit well and he loves them!

I will be casting on for the Castiel Hat by Woolly Wormhead tonight. Swatching and checking gauge right now. It will be in a charcoal color, by Naturally Caron in Country yarn. It's so super soft and squishy. I believe it will make a lovely hat!

Off to my knitting!

Monday, January 03, 2011

New Year, New Age!

Happy New Year to all and Happy Birthday to Me!

The problem with having a birthday that falls near the wintery holiday's all over at once. No birthday to look forward to in the middle of the year, nothing to break up the monotony of the year, all the presents come in at the same time.

As a child it was terrible to get the dreaded 'combo' gifts. Get the sweater for Xmas and then the rest of the ensemble for birthday. Get the necklace for one, get the earrings for the other, get the toy for one, get the batteries for the other. OK, maybe that last one was a slight exaggeration. ;)

As an adult it stinks because quite frankly, it typically just gets overlooked by most people.
"ahhh the holiday rush is over, time to relax and get back to normal..... (mid February/March it dawns on them) ahhh CRAP I forgot all about her birthday!"

Yep, it's great. Thankfully, Rambo and the kids know better than to overlook my day! Since Rambo's birthday is before xmas and mine is after and we both wanted new phones; we got each-other a BlackBerry Torch. I have been resistant since I love my BB Bold 9000 so very much, not to mention I'm not a huge fan of the touch screens. The Torch has both a touch screen as well as a BB Keyboard, which is why I decided to give it a go.

Here are my two BB's side by side. (bold on bottom/right side, torch on top/left side)

It's not a HUGE change, but still one that requires some getting used to. I am liking it well enough so far, but I also have the option of slamming that SIM card into my Bold 9000 should I start feeling all nostalgic.

On the crafty front, I aim to keep a better blog of my yarnie goodness. Including photos of course. I have a nasty habit of washing and packing up the FO right away. Before I realize it, the item has been mailed off and THEN it dawns on me that I forgot to snap a shot of it! *forehead slap*

In hopes of keeping me on track so to speak. There is the LSG11ty group, where the plan is to knit 11 things in 2011. For me this is good in 2 ways; it should help me remain more active on Ravelry in general as well as keep me from knitting aimlessly and perhaps have some purpose...or at least a vague map. ;)

One of the first items I believe will be Jared Flood's Juneberry Triangle.
Secondly, or tandemly for my OTG (on the go) project will be Woolly Wormhead's Castiel Hat.

After that, it's anyone's guess what I will knit next!

Now to search the stash to see if I have anything that fits the bill for these items. If not, it's the perfect opportunity to use the Michael's gift card I got for xmas!