Sunday, September 30, 2007

Gimme more...

The title of this post is referencing the Britney Spears song...but I think it's fitting. Because really, I know that secretly all the readers of this blog (ok, that's a total of 1, my mother) are chanting "Gimme more FOs, yarn, needles, etc."

And I'm never one to disappoint, so here are pictures of my newest FO: Wendyknits' Cabletini socks!

I finished them last night and gave them to my grandma this morning. It was parent's weekend at Vassar and my parents and grandparents came up. It was nice to see everyone, because I missed them dearly!
More pictures of course on my flickr and ravelry (user name for both knitwitted).

Here's what I call the "One Day Cardigan" a.k.a. Best Friend Cardigan from Twinkle Big City Knits. It's not finished yet but this is what I did in one day:

It goes by so fast! It should be done by the end of the week (I have quite a few tests and papers due this week, otherwise it would be done today or tomorrow).

And here's a special treat, a picture of me that has nothing to do with knitting!

Last night was "Dormal Fourmal" (four dorms hosted it, and one of them was mine!) and I got all dressed up! I love this dress, it's Rugby but I got it about 30% off! It does stick out funny on the side but you can't really tell at all.

Next up on the list: Isabeau in some pink Patons Grace I've been dying to get rid of (I can't believe I bought it at all!), Cherie Amour in blue Bernat Softee Chunky, and a self-designed cabled sweater (perhaps a knockoff of this). Until next time, I will be studying hard for my upcoming tests! Wish me luck!

Love, A.Co

Friday, September 21, 2007

The best thing about being a woman... the ability to change your mind whenever you want.

What I'm referring to is the fact that I keep changing the potential recipients of my knitted items. For example, I was knitting myself these cabled socks (pattern is Cabletini from WendyKnits):

But then I remembered that my grandma's birthday is this week. And she's coming to visit next weekend (which is Parent's Weekend), so I couldn't just get away with a phone call. And even though she's not exactly a "normal" grandmother, she has recently sent me some really sweet letters and is paying for my college experience (and bought me a mini-fridge when my roommate moved out...long story). So I decided that the homemade socks would go to her instead, granted I finish them in time. I have all next week to work on them, and hopefully I won't have too much more work (I'm supposed to be doing it now. Yes I know it is Friday, but I'm exhausted and I don't want to have to do it next week) to finish.

Here are some more pictures of sock-in-progress:

Also here are updated pictures of my i-cord gloves, the hats I'm making for innocent drinks (check out this for more information), the ribbed lace bolero, and my death eater scarf(which, in the spirit of mind changing, I have decided to give to my friend Sarah, not Sam):

I'm sorry the background of the pics are so messy, my desk is a mess and I take a lot of pics on the computer.

Anyway, waiting in the wings is Cherie Amour, Patti, and the Best Friend Cardigan. I still need to finish the socks first though!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

It's kind of late now...

But I'll post anyway. I'm going to put a bunch of pics in this post because I have an FO (yay!) and a couple wips that are coming along nicely.

My jaywalkers are finished! One is bigger than the other, and they don't match at all, but they are beautiful and Seongbeen will love them!! More pics on my flickr account (the name is knitwitted)

Here are my wips of the moment: the I-cord gloves made from Nona's pattern (she's got the best patterns!) and the Vassar Entrelac scarf

Again, a few more on the flickr. Last but not least is the Death Eater Illusion Scarf I started today. Here's what it will look like when it's finished!

I'm excited because today I went to Michael's and got all sorts of yarn (Patons SWS! It was the first Michael's I had ever been in that carried it!) and stuff to print on t-shirts, so I'm feeling rather crafty. I better go now, as it is 1:15 a.m.

Much love,

Friday, September 7, 2007

It's been a long time

Sorry it's been so long, but with me starting college I barely have time to knit, let alone post in my blog.
So anyway, I've been at Vassar for two weeks, and I've done quite a bit of knitting.
I've done a lot of work on my Jaywalkers for Seongbeen (almost done) and my Vassar colors Danica. But most importantly I finished and sent off my 2nd sidewider. I've officially finished a normal pair of socks!

That's my mother's feet modeling! I stuffed it in a regular sized envelope and she got it today!
I'm working as fast as I can, but I do have quite a bit of homework, and I have to engage in the college fun, but hopefully I will remember to post!
Also, my best friend here knits! But sadly she brought no yarn or needles with her. We're gonna go to Michael's next week!
Love always,