Sunday, December 04, 2005

Why yes, I do have some finished objects. Thanks for asking.

Phew. What a week I had. Tuesday night, there was Stitch and Bitch in Dartmouth. I had a lovely time meeting all the ladies, enjoying a cup of tea at Cozy Corner. I love when knitters gather within walking distance of my house. And Martha was there. She started a blog so that she could post info on the Halifax Stitch and Bitch site. If you have a moment, please leave a comment to let her know that blogging is cool. Peer pressure may break her yet.

Wednesday night it was off to Stitch and Bitch in Halifax. There were about 8 of us at Uncommon Grounds, disturbing the students who were studying for exams. Part way through the evening I realized that, yet again, we were yelling. I think we're going to have to bribe all the students with knitted items so that they don't rough us up outside the cafe.

We've been discussing names for our group and I'm thinking "Knitting Out Loud" might be a good name for us.

In the "Freaking idiot" department, Amber (blogless knitting wonder) gave me a lift home and invited me over for a knitting night at her place on Thursday... I must have been, oh, I don't know, in some yarn induced haze, b/c I somehow missed the invitation in the conversation. This is a rough transcript of the phone conversation on Friday afternoon:

me: "Stephanie speaking..."

Amber: What happened to you last night?

me: Huh?

Amber: Knitting night.

Me: Oh.............. My............ God......... I'm so embarassed. You invited me, didn't you? I was sitting in your car, and you were listing all the people coming to your house, and I thought, "Gee that sounds fun. I wonder if I'm invited."

Amber: What? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha....

Sigh.

Onwards and upwards:

I finished a pair of Irish Hiking Fingerless Mitts and promptly started another pair.

Irish hiking fingerless mitts - two pairs!



The completed pair on the left are made with Custom Woolen Mills yarn. The colour doesn't show up well in the photos. It's the same yarn as my Shining star hat. The cream coloured yarn is Peace Fleece. I'm worried that they may be a little scratchy, so I'm going to take Ninja Knitter's advice and wash them with some conditioner.

I knit the cables on the Peace Fleece set WITHOUT USING A CABLE NEEDLE. First time ever. I felt like I was tightrope walking over Niagara Falls.

Just for art's sake:

Irish Hiking fingerless mitts



This is agreat pattern and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to have a couple of extra knitted gifts in their "just in case" pile. They really don't take long to whip up.

I used some scrap yarn (Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride) to make this felted dog bone:

Felted Dog Bone



The pattern was from a magazine I borrowed from JAK. I just have to stuff it and sew it closed. The colours are, as always, misrepresented in this photo.

A progress report:

Travelling Vines - status report



This is Cari's Travelling Vines pattern. I started this in the summer while on vacation. The plan is to give it to my MIL for Christmas. I just finished repeat #19. I want this to be significantly longer, so I've got a ways to go yet. The needle on top of the project shows where I was when I picked it back up this weekend. I would get up and measure the total lenght, but I'm currently sitting on the couch with a blanket and the laptop, and I'm too lazy to move everything. Maybe next time.

Alrighty then.

I've got another post for you tonight - but I wanted to break these up as it was just tooooo long all in one entry.

Can you stand the excitement?

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