Thursday, March 31, 2011

Vamp Vest

Will it ever be finished?
Working on this sweater vest for the Big Girl and I am so nearly done it it crazy that I can't buckle down and finish.
Seriously there are probably less than 500 stitches left, a couple of hours work at the most and I can't get buckled down.
Then there's the question of whether the thing is so awesome that it's worth it to write up a pattern.
There's another sweater I'm working on that could also be finished in no time-if I'd just get to it. That one I have to think for though so I'm putting it off for just a little bit longer.
I'm not feeling very thinkerish today.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Cup Sleeve

The Cup Sleeve
A quick project to use up the tail end of that yummy yarn that's hanging out in the scrap bin.

Any worsted weight yarn will do, approximately 30 yds. The sample is shown in Malabrigo Rios.

Tools needed: Size 6/4mm double point needles, cable needle, stitch marker

Gauge: 11 stitches per 2" in stockinette.

C3F- Slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold to front, knit next 3 stitches, knit the 3 stitches off cable

CO 48 stitches and join for working in the round, PM.
Work 5 rows in K2 P2 ribbing
Row 6 *(K6 P2) repeat from * til end
Row 7-11 repeat Row 6
Row 12 *(C3F P2) repeat from * til end
Rows 13-20 *(K6 P2) repeat from * til end
Row 21 *(C3F P2) repeat from *til end
Row 22 *(K6 P2) repeat from * til end
rows 23-27 repeat Row 22
Row 28 and next 4 rows work in K2 P2
BO and weave in ends.

No blocking is necessary, just slip this sleeve on your next cup of Joe to Go and enjoy your handiwork and the compliments about to head your way.

Monday, March 21, 2011

My eyes are on soft focus
My head is listing leftwards
Fingers drifting as they please
Thoughts are here and gone
Time to sleep

but not just yet I think

Sunday, March 6, 2011

When your face does that frowny thing before your brain has had time to tell you what it thinks and why, you already know the answer.