Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My knitting has a mind of its own

So I wanted to make a thick scarf. And I got a skein of Malabrigo Chunky, thinking that I'll get a scarf out of it. I then picked the pattern I want to use, which was the One-row handspun scarf by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. Cast on my stitches, all 30 of them and started knitting. And I knitted happily along for a while, until I noticed that my ball of yarn was shrinking at an alarming rate. At which point I realized that I would definitely not have enough yarn to make a scarf. Oh pah. What to do? As I may have mentioned before, I absolutely loathe frogging, so I had to think of something else. So I wrapped it around my neck and came to the conclusion that it was just the perfect length to make a cowl. And here you have it, my new, warm and cozy cowl. Yay! :D

Oh, in case you were wondering, yes, my hair really is very much a bright pink at the moment. ;)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Super-duper quickie

So I knit a hat. It took me all of half an evening to make. And I'm not able to wear it for even half that long. I'm so never using this yarn again for anything. It doesn't feel too bad on the ball, doesn't even feel bad knit up, but good grief how much it makes my scalp itch! Argh! I wore it for about ten minutes, and felt like scratching my scalp and ears until the bleed. So, not gonna wear this. Which really is too bad, because I really wanted a hat with sequins. Am I really going to have to buy a hat with sequins? Shock, horror!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

B-day pressies

The middle kid has two birthday parties to go to this weekend, and as I'm flat broke at the moment, I decided to make the presents myself. At first I was going to make both girls bracelets, but as the girl who had her party today is really tiny, I didn't know what size to make it, so I thought it best to make her something else instead. After giving it some thought, I decided on a bag. A small bag, for a small girl. And this is what I ended up with. All little girls love a little bling, right? :)

For the girl who has her party tomorrow I made a bracelet, but now I'm getting a bit worried that it's not enough.. Oh well, let's hope she likes her present. I think it's pretty..
Let's just hope I can find the bracelet tomorrow, the kid tried it on and now I can't find it anywhere..