nitely knitterly progress


Yarnaholic (just like the t-shirt says)

Progress of the Orangina. Started it with sz 3 needles and the 130 stitches size but it really looked big and abit sloppy. Redid it with sz2 needles and now it looks alot tighter, neater and like it will fit alot better! Looks like boobage may fit as well without any tinkering width wise. Phew. The 16" length for this size will probably not be enough to cover properly before the ribbing, but I started the back and when I get to 16" on that side I'll make a decision..
Love, love, love the pattern! It's so much fun to knit, never boring, but it does take its sweet time.. Look how pretty it is!

The yarn is Dale stork, 100 % cotton. I just love the color, hopefully it will go well with jeans! Got 7 skeins, so it should be enough yarn...


And because it is summer, and this is the first summer I'm knitting, and because who knits with wool in the summer? And because I'm back into the knitting frenzy thing, and because I would like to try to maybe attempt creating my very own sweater (gulp), and because I'm hunting for lots of cool and different texture patterns, doing alot of research, reading alot of technique type o' things, and just because I don't really need an excuse, and because I love to take pictures, here are some of the recent purchases over the last week or so...

Rowan 4 ply cotton. It's the recommended for the Orangina, but I had already started it with the Dale Stork, and I so love that Royal blue color, but also turquoise, and maybe I can make ANOTHER little summer sweater, like the one from the latest Interweave Knit magazine (but without those damn ugly-assed embroidered things.)


Because it was on sale at ArtFibers today. 100 % cotton in a most FABULOUS color (I had to give in to it.) And it could be used for swatching and for making some little vesty garment... One of the girls at ArtFibers had used it for a Rebecca pattern, which was lovely in lime green.


Just for research, purchased with the fabulous colored cotton. Oodle is the cutest yarn and for sz2 or 3. Made a little test swatch a few weeks ago during lunch to see if it could be used for the Picovoli, but it didn't really work. But I'll make it work for SOMETHING. And the sheep is just so damn cute.


More yarn from ArtFibers. To be used maybe with the Oodle for stripe effect. (I love the baby lambs butts too!)

I love ArtFibers. Their yarns are DEE-VINE, AND affordable. The people are so friendly, no snooty attitudes (far to common nowadays in knitting stores), free swatching of ANY YARN THEY HAVE, like I heard today; if you want to make a felted project, knit a swatch in the store with their swatch stash, take it home, felt it to see if the yarn will work for you, who else does that tell me?? Free advise and pattern when you buy yarn for your project. They rock, but even if they weren't so friendly, their yarns are just the best anyway.


And all this fun stuff with an elbow that has seen much better days. Drugs help. They really do. But it may be time to make a call to the Dr and get this damn thing X-rayed. Damn creek embankement (but at least I didn't get Poison Oak!) And Happy Belated Midsummer too.


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