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More Works in Progress

So here’s another update with some more projects I’m working on (is it any wonder why I never get anything done??).

But first! My knitty Secret Pal sent me another surprise:

(sorry about the crummy photo)

SP gifts

A “fairy” cool card (sorry, that was a corny pun!) with a nice note, an adorable teeny-tiny crochet hook for picking up dropped stitches, and a neato tape measure!! I am so spoiled – thank you SP!! ^_^ It was especially nice to get something in my mailbox after a long and hectic weekend!

Now, here are some things I’m working on…

First, I finished my most complex thing yet – an arm sock with light cables! (Only one so far, haha). I followed the pattern “Hurry Up Spring Arm Warmers” from Stitch and Bitch Nation. I used this lovely yarn: Noro Kureyon color #88

Noro Kureyon

It’s actually kind of rough scratchy wool, but it’s not as uncomfortable as it looks. I think it softened a bit while I knit it.

It actually wasn’t that hard to do but the whole time I was knitting it, I was convinced I was doing something horribly wrong. I did sort of mess up the thumb gusset… it’s not really positioned right, but it’s only off by an inch or so.

Here’s a pic of me wearing it:


and a close up of my shaky attempt at simple cables:


Now that I’ve done one I’ve kind of lost steam and I’m procrastinating on finishing the second one… but it only took me about 3 days to do the first one, so I have no excuse! And I want to be able to wear them before it gets warmer outside!

Next up is my Cobweb scarf! It’s based off a character my husband created named Cobweb (duh), which is part of a larger idea called Puri Kura.

Puri Kura

There’s some exciting news about Puri Kura which I won’t reveal yet (I don’t want to jinx it!!), but the scarf is sort of a tribute to this good news. It’s coming along nicely, but it is kind of boring to knit. I want to make it pretty long and I’m just chugging along, dreading weaving in all those loose ends when I’m done.

Cobweb scarf

Next up is my Jolly Roger Sweater from a patten in Knit 1 magazine (from a few months ago). It was my first attempt at intarsia and I am happy with how it turned out. I only have one sleeve left to knit which shouldn’t take long because it’s really chunky yarn and big needles. But I’m sort of dreading sewing all the pieces together so… yup, I’m procrastinating again!

Jolly Roger

Next is a crochet project that was inspired by this site: Counterfeit Crochet

Basically, people take a fancy expensive handbag and crochet a “counterfeit” version of it. I decided to try one based on this bag from Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B line:

LAMB bag

I’ve just started but I can already tell it’s going to be a challenge. I’ve just completed one piece so far:

Counterfeit crochet

I’ll let you know how it goes…

What else is going on? Oh yes! My husband thinks I’m an absolute geek, but I’ve joined a guild on World of Warcraft comprised of several of us on the knitty boards. We’re called “Purls of the Alliance”. I almost couldn’t believe there were other knitters out there who love to play WoW – but I think it’s great! One of our members even has a popular WoW podcast, World of Warcast!  Check out our forums:  Purls of the Alliance
And here’s my new character, Arachne, a Warlock!


Last but not least, I’m excited to say that I splurged and bought a Blythe doll! Here she is: Blythe – Feel the Sky, a cute flight attendant. (Ironic because I hate flying).

Blythe, Feel the Sky

I’ve named her Birdie. I can’t wait to knit little hats and things for her. ^_^


February 27, 2007 at 2:10 am Leave a comment

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