KIPping at last!

  • May. 21st, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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Finally, I have discovered the joys of KIPping (Knitting In Public, for those of you who don't speak Knitting)! Usually the things I'm working on are too big/take too much yarn/are too annoying to take places for me to be able to do this, but last week I was showing [personal profile] ghosts how to knit and so I took so yarn and needles along with me so I'd have something to do while she worked on her piece.

Out of this came two dishcloths. They're those ones that apparently people's grandmothers make, the ones on the diagonal. I'd never made one before, so that was fun. I also now want to play more with cotton yarn, and have bought some Lily Sugar N' Cream so I can do so. (I think I actually want to make a skirt or shorts out of it... cotton's nice and light, and seems to be a good thing for summer!)

While I was on my way home on the bus, a couple of girls sitting across from me admired my backpack (the Hello Kitty one - the front panel of it is my icon) and were asking me about knitting. We had a nice conversation, as I'm always happy to share the joy of knitting with others! You'd think it was a religion or something. ;P

As for what I'm working on now... I'm making a GIR. His head and body are finished, but he still needs limbs and eyes. Wonder if I can also make him a cute little doggie suit?

Also... it's really hot lately. This makes me disinclined to do much of anything... and oddly, I've been finding myself betraying my natural hide-in-the-basement tendencies and instead laying in the sun and getting a tan (which normally I hate). Any suggestions for light/small/summer-type knitting projects?

Look, a finished object!

  • May. 1st, 2009 at 5:32 PM
knittykat: Hello Kitty face, knitted by me. (Default)
(Also, welcome to those of you from LJ that don't really know a lot about knitting. Hopefully you don't hate it here. If you do, I'll probably be having a more fandomy-type journal once I set it up, and you can follow that instead.)

so, Jack finally got finished a few days ago. For some insane reason, I have moved onto Dahlia, which (for me, anyway) is insanely difficult. I want to extend the "skirt" into an actual skirt so I can wear it as a dress, but... well, let's not worry about that yet. I got confused just casting on!

Well, okay, maybe that's a teensy bit of an exaggeration. However, I managed to misread/misunderstand the directions a few times, leaving me very confused!

I think I've got it now, though, and hopefully it'll all work out. *crosses fingers*

And now, onto the picspam... which is probably not so much picspam considering there's only three pics. But whatever...
pics be here )

Oh, and for those of you on Ravelry? If you want, you can find me there, under the name willowkat (link to my profile).

Apr. 24th, 2009

  • 1:10 PM
knittykat: Hello Kitty face, knitted by me. (Default)
I think I've found my next project: the Hug Shrug (scroll down - it's the last one on the page).

I'm pretty much always cold, but it's mostly in my arms (I tend to wear mostly T-shirts), so I figure a long-sleeved shrug would be a lovely thing to have! Not to mention that I was able to get some lovely fuzzy extra-bulky yarn for a dollar a ball the other day, so I've got enough to make a project like that. Yay!

I've been slacking on my knitting for the past few days, though, so who knows when I'll get around to it...

Note: This pattern is also on Ravelry, if you're a member there.

*crosses fingers*

  • Apr. 20th, 2009 at 6:45 PM
knittykat: Hello Kitty face, knitted by me. (Default)
Just added this account to my Semagic, so here's hoping it works the way it's supposed to! So far the only issue I see is that Semagic doesn't seem to realize that Dreamwidth supports tags. Oh well.

Anyway, today is Monday, and Monday is my watch-stupid-amounts-of-TV day. And why am I mentioning this? Because TV watching means knitting time! Tonight I'll be starting Jack Skellington (links to a pic of a finished project), which should be fun.

If you have Ravelry, this is a free pattern, and can be found here.

I think I'm going to try the suggestion of using pipecleaners as a "skeleton", so he can be bendy. As far as I can tell, this should be a quick project!

EDIT: Two out of my three hours of TV aren't on tonight, so I might watch a movie instead. Must have knitting time!