April 14, 2008

Super Duper Quickie

I think I may have made it so my blogs are viewable on Ravelry but I'm not sure. Also, and this is why I'm actually blogging, two of projects that I created, start to finish all by myself have become "favorites" of other people. They have little hearts next to the picture and that makes me super duper warm and fuzzy inside.

I tried to explain it to the boyfriend, how I basically created these patterns into existing and other people LIKE THEM! He didn't get it, but I'm sure you will, Knit-Community. Things like this, where I make my own pattern out of thin air, but more importantly that other people like these random acts of my mind may be the most satisfying part of knitting. I know I like some crazy, silly things, but to know that my recipiants like what I've knit, and even OTHER PEOPLE who don't have to see me on a daily or semidaily basis and who don't care about my mental well being... (haha)

Okay I think I've killed this particular topic. But thank you, that really made my day:)

April 02, 2008

I wish school didn't rule my life

But it does, and this semester, so does lacrosse. I finished my first pair of socks over spring break which was two weeks ago, and sadly I have not had the time to post. This is all I'll share for now, because while I was sick I knit a hat for my grandma, but I'll put that picture up later.

These are socks that I FINALLY finished, using yarn that Shelia sent me. Its opal and its great. (I'm not sure how these pictures are going to load, bare with me)

Ok, so preview the pictures look great - awesome. I also included two pictures of my boyfriend modeling the scarf I finished over Christmas break for him, it was a very belated Christmas present (he didn't actually recieve it until Jan 17th) but I showed him the work in progress. He claims to really like it alot, and wore it several times around me, and not around me saying that he got a handful of comments.

I also told him that if we broke up for any reason, I get the scarf no matter what the circumstances, just in case he decided things were getting too serious, too fast. Although he did ASK for the scarf. Can't be too careful.

And! I also just added pictures of a hat I designed myself! and knit during the week I was [very] sick. I made it for my grandma and I did the decreases on three "sides" which gives it a Hershey's Kiss look. I like it. Granny likes it too. I used Lion Brand something or other, I don't know where the label is at, but I casted on three times and tried to knit something up that would block the wind (so I knit several sizes down from what the yarn called for) and randomly guessed the amount of cast on stitches. She also asked for the brim to be ribbed so that if her ears got cold she could pull the hat down over her ears. Hence, the design. Maybe not something I'd like for myself, but she's happy with the product and that's all I can ask for.

*I HOPE these pictures look as good in the preview as they do when I post. You can also visit my flickr page too, I didn't post ALL of the pictures there, just some in case I royally screwed up the picture posting here. Just search for Jerseyknits on Flickr as well as Ravelry.