naelany: (tea)
I did it!!! I finished my first pair of socks!!!! I wish I could show you guys, but ..well, no digital camera and all. I also just cast on for my second pair. I was trying to do them both at the same time, but got lost and ended up having to do the toes seperately, hopefully I can get myself back on track and do them both at the same time, since I'm not sure exactly how much yarn I've got. I tried to follow the pattern for doing 2 socks at a time, but will admit that I shut the computer off without printing the intructions out. My bad. Oh well. If it doesn't work, I'm sure I'll figure out something. But hey, one toe is done at least. I'm too tired to do the second one though, that'll be for tomorrow to do.
But yay! First pair of socks! Even if they're bigger them I normally have my socks. And yes, I did cast on with less stitches this time. Oddly enough, my gauge was the same as for my last ones, even with using a size smaller needles. So I deducted a few stitches *crosses fingers* Wish me luck!!!!!!!
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I finished my first sock! And I can actually put it on my foot!!! I made it an ankle sock, so I did it in 2 days. So cool. Would've done it in about that time if it'd been a regular one though. No picture, as I don't have a digital camera available anymore. Things I've learned: to not go completely by what the pattern says to do lol. It kept saying to put the instep on 1 needle and the heel on 1 as well. I ended up putting both on a set of 2 needles. Another thing I learned. Don't necessarily go by math as it states in the pattern. According to the pattern, I had to go with a cast on of 32 stitches, totalling 64 stitches. That's by math and measuring my foot where it said to. The sock does fit, but is looser (sp?) then I like my socks to be. The mate for this sock will be made in the same size of course (Trina said that if it fit her better then me, she'd pay me for time and yarn), but the next one I'm going to adjust for a slightly snugger fit.

And just to make it official, even if it is only one sock and not the pair (it makes me feel better, after all the failed attempts lol):

Project: ankle sock
Pattern: generic
Yarn: Lion Brand sock yarn
Colors: purple/blue
Needles: #2
Gauge: 8 sts per inch
Care: wash gentle, dry flat I guess

Don't worry, I'll be casting on the second sock tomorrow ^_^. No second sock syndrome for me, thank you. I can't wait to start my next pair though. I can totally see the addictiveness of socks!
naelany: (tea)
Ok, so here are the promised pictures: )

So, what do you all think??? Of course, Treanna has already "asked" for a set all her own, but with a patch on both hat and scarf, and the colors reversed.
naelany: (tea)
Yay! I'm done with the fringing! Finally.... As soon as Dustin wakes up I'll ask him to take the pictures. I do wish I'd have been able to finish it while it was still light outside though, but this'll have to do.
naelany: (knittingcat)
After much searching and driving all over town and checking every single shop I could think of, I finally got a hold of a patch to try and put on the scarf for Trina. So, what am I doing with my afternoon, you ask? I'm knitting on another scarf *chuckles*. I just don't feel like fringing right now, I still have a few days, so I think I'm ok. I know, I know....I'm procrastinating. I'm a knitter! What can I say? ^_~
I did finish the new hat the other day though. So now I've got two Duck-hats. One is for Trina, the other... *shrugs*. Probably will be sold at the fair later this year (if it ever happens). I should say "put up for sale", not "sold". I'm pretty happy with how things worked out though. I promise that once the scarf is fringed and finished, I'll take pictures of it all. Also of the gloves and hat I made for myself. I just don't want to scatter the picture taking, since it's Dustin that'll be having to do it, and he hates taking pictures lol. In other words, it all has to get done in one fell swoop. I don't think I have any other stray FO's lying around, but I'll have a look for any when we get around to picture taking.
For now though, I'm off to do some more knitting!
naelany: (yarrrrrrrrrrrrrn)
Yet another distraction. This morning I got the itch to make a pair of voodoo gloves. I had some black Red Heart yarn (from the same stash that Trina gifted me with), and I figured they'd be good for on the route. I've come to one conclusion though, now that I have finished the pair. Or rather, two conclusions. One: I need to make them a size M, instead of a size S, like I did for Trina. Two: I think the thumb hole needs to be a little bigger. I'm going to try and make another pair (heck, I could make several pairs lol) and make the hole with 7 stitches, instead of the recommended 6. It's not much of a change, but it should be enough, I think.
I'm going to give the pair I just finished away probably, but not until after I have Dustin take a picture of them for me. I'll post it as soon as I have it (probably not until tomorrow though).
naelany: (tea)
Like a good little knitter, instead of finishing off the projects I have lying around (you know, the hat/scarf/gloves, which only need a pompom and some fringe), or even finishing the sweater or starting up the socks... I have let myself get distracted. By another knitting project. Yet another HP type scarf. Though this time with a different green, and the colors reversed. Yeah, I'm bad *chuckles*. I also had an idea in my head for the red yarn [livejournal.com profile] elfie_chan gave me ages ago, but it turns out that I don't have enough of it left to do what I wanted, so now I'm left with the dilemma of frogging what I had made with it in order to make the hat I wanted to make, or finish off the bag that is almost done with it. *sigh* Ahh the dilemmas of a knitter ^_^.
For now though, the HP scarf thingy is calling my name...nay, it's screaming at me to finish it. Sometimes, muses should lay quiet and let people get on with their lists. But not today, it seems. Today, I knit on the HP scarf thingy. Toodles!
naelany: (yarnlust)
Finished another Prayer Shawl just a few minutes ago. While doing so, I realized that yes, I do have something worth swapping for the community [livejournal.com profile] knitswap, that [livejournal.com profile] brightshadowsky directed me to. I just posted there, so here's hoping someone'll bite and I get a good deal ^_^. Would be nice to get rid of some of the stuff I have an won't ever use, and get some nice yarn for it instead. I don't think I have any more yarn left for making more shawls at the moment, so instead I shall do some stash busting until about a week from today. That means I'll be pumping out a few scarves this week lol. Oh, I just remembered something I could swap for as well, or ask for at least...bigger needles! *scurries over to add it to the post* *scampers back again* Actually, never mind. That's the sort of thing I'd rather buy for myself, so I can get exactly what I want, how I want it......
naelany: (knittingcat)
*jiggies* I finished the two shawls I had lying around. They're fringed and have the ends all tucked in. One I gave to my neighbour to pray over, since I made it for her kid sister. The other I put in the closet for now, pending picture taking sometime this week. And I'm knitting on yet another shawl as well, which is about halfway done now. All in all, a pretty productive day.
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FO )


As for what else I've been up to...not a whole lot. At least nothing besides Prayer Shawls. Mind you, haven't been doing any crafting lately, as my arm's been acting up again. Hopefully I can get back to it again soon though. I've got several shawls lined up already that have been requested, and there's a few other projects in the wings still.
Heh, I just realized that in the background of those pictures is the afghan I made for Dustin. I don't think I ever made a picture of it. It still needs the ends tucked in, but maybe some day when I get around to it, I'll take pictures of it properly. For now, you'll have to make do with what you get ^_~
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I felted the bag again yesterday. I thought it could do with one more run at least. I was right! The bag is now the size I had envisioned and it's even tighter in fabric now. Once it's thuroughly dry, I will try to take a picture of it and show it off. I'm pretty pleased with it though, and can't wait to use it.

*pout*

Oct. 23rd, 2005 09:17 pm
naelany: (tea)
Well.... I finished my first ever sock. And it's useless, because the cast off I did (the only one I know) is too tight, so now the stupid thing won't go over my foot *cries*. And I was all geared up for making my second sock. Is this why people have second sock syndrome? I don't want to start on the other one until the first one's good to go, you know? Which means I either need to go to the LYS and see if they'll be kind enough to help a girl out, or make my way to Newport so [livejournal.com profile] yarnpirate can help me *sniffle*. I'm so bummed!

Done!

Aug. 14th, 2005 02:00 pm
naelany: (yarnlust)
*jiggies* I'm done with the embroidery. And yes, I do have a picture, all be it a crappy, scanned one. But it's there ^_^. I can tell that this is my first time doing embroidery, I can see where I made mistakes, and where I'm trying to figure out how to do a stitch, but I'm still proud as all get out! Dustin gave me high praise indeed when I showed it to him. He stopped what he was doing, turned around and told me I'd done a great job and that it looked awesome! I'm so pleased ^_^. Now I want to do more, but have nothing to do it with lol. Karen (who taught me how to do this) used some special sort of iron on paper ink thingy. No clue what it is. But it ironed the pattern onto the cloth. Anyone know what it is and where I can get hold of some, or what I could use instead?? I'm not quite ready for freeforming just yet.
It was so much fun to do this. Like painting, but with thread instead of paint ^_^. I feel positively artistic *chuckles*.
Oh, anyone have any ideas on what to do with this now it's done??? It's in the middle of a piece of linnen. Can I somehow make it into a patch? Or something? I'm at a loss as to how to use it and show it off lol. I hate the idea of it just lying in my craft drawer again.

**edit** Heh, I posted this on craftgrrl as well, and I'm getting loads of compliments from people saying they don't believe this is the first one I've done ^_^. It's making my day ^_^
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I wore my new sweater today to church and got loads of compliments from people. I feel so proud ^_^ And very pleased, of course. Didn't get any pictures taken though, so that'll have to keep. Even Trina loved how it worked out with the edging. When she showed me how to do it, she had her doubts, but now she loves it. May have to look into seeing if I can find some yarn that'd work for her and make her one as a gift or something. There's always birthdays and Christmas.
Speaking of gifts, Teresa and Earl said that when they've got the money, they'd buy some yarn as a belated birthday present. I'm happy that they're willing to do so, but in all honesty I'll believe it when I see it. No offense to them, but I've been down that road before with her. Oh well, if she does come through this time, it'd be really neat! There's a ton of stuff out there I want to make. Ohhhh the possibilities!
Speaking of possibilities. [livejournal.com profile] elfie_chan, I know you told me about Knitpicks.com, but here's another good website for yarn. They even have the Debi Bliss Baby Alpaca Silk yarn, for only $5.99, on sale! Cheapest I've seen it yet.

I've gotten quite far with my bag. I think I'm almost there. I'm running out of the grey wool though, but I'm ok with that. Only need a little bit more, I think. Hey, [livejournal.com profile] brightshadowsky, do you think it'd work out ok to knit a flap onto the bag before felting????? I'm not worried about it covering the whole thing, because I don't want it to anyway, but I'm more concerned about the blocking of the bag afterwards, and also about the flap getting stuck during felting. Any input? Same goes for the strap, by the way. Decided I want it felted as well, not going for the leather. Am getting a very definate idea of what I want it to look like, but not sure if it can, if you know what I mean lol.
Still need to get together with you online or over the phone about that sweater. Think I will re-read the pattern and see where I left off, maybe I can figure it out for myself now I've put it aside for a few days. I'll let you know, ok?

Yeah, I think that's enough craft babble for now. Can anyone tell I'm excited to be able to wear my own work? ^_^
naelany: (Default)
Ha! I did it! I finished the edging of the sweater-T I was making! I am excited! I am using exclamation marks! I wish I could show it to you all, so you could see what I've been working on for so long. I think I'll try and wear it to church tomorrow, perhaps [livejournal.com profile] elfie_chan can take a picture with her digicam and e-mail it to me *looks hopeful*? Anyway, it's done, it's done! *does a happy dance*
naelany: (Default)
Ha! Just finished knitting the strap for my red bag. Just have to figure out what fabric to use for the lining of it, and then it's just a matter of sewing it all together, and it'll be done! Yippie! Hmm, may just start on my bag now. The call of my wool can be refused no longer! As long as I can find a good needle to knit it on ^_~

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