Wednesday, March 19, 2008

200th post!

Woo hoo! I really never thought I would keep up this blog this long! Thanks for all the love, y'all!

After all the swatching last week I managed to get my design proposal mailed to Interweave Knits, all that is left now is to wait... I am in love with this idea, so even if it gets denied I will write the pattern anyway. After all that knitting, I really felt as if I should have something to show for it and needed a quick FO (or three).

FO 1: Ballband dishcloth (I plan to knit washcloths as a birthday gift to my sister. She has been asking for "one for each day of the week" after using one of mine to wash up after dinner here almost 6 months ago. I was a sweet sister and let her take home one of mine, now she really wants some of her own!)

FO 2: Fulled modified Twinkletoes. I knit a pair of these for The Girl Wonder back some time ago (I did not swatch and had gauge issues and thought the heel looked funny) and was not really happy with the outcome. I knit a pair this weekend with the intention of fulling them. Again I decided to live dangerously and not swatch. I cast on for the child size on size 8 needles and Cascade Ecological Wool. I love this wool, it is not soft enough for next to the skin wear but is great to knit with, has a wonderful woolly odor (for all you yarn sniffers out there) and not to mention has awesome yardage. My new favorite!

Shit, I had them in the washer while I was writing this post and now they are too small! Waaaaa! They are only a smidgen too small, but too small none the less. Anyone have a cute little lady in their life that might want them? They are all yours for the cost of shipping. They are 7.5 inches toe to heel. Leave me a comment or send me an email and the first person that wants them can have them. I am planning to attach the strap with a bit of elastic and add a button to finish them.
FO 3: Urchin. First off, let me say I think Ysolda is amazing and I am secretly jealous of her amazing talent at such a young age. I printed this pattern the day I saw it because I knew I wanted to knit it. I knit mine on size US 13 needles with Bernat Galaxy (this is such a strange yarn, I bought it when I first started knitting, with the intention of knitting a scarf with it- never happened). I knit the largest size even though I have a smallish head. I ended up working a row of single crochet around the brim to keep it from stretching too much and to tidy up the garter edge. I thought the pattern was interesting and pretty easy, but I am not so sure about this FO. Perhaps I'm not a beret kinda gal, perhaps it is the fact that if you saw a pile of this yarn cast aside you just might think it was a pile of cat vomit. Should I be caught in public in this hat?

I have also managed to crochet another section of the Babette Blanket I have been working on. I just might show this little project some love this week and see how much I can get knocked out.

That's all for now!


Andrea said...

I see you've been busy!!! Congrats on getting another proposal out to Interweave. Good luck!! I love your urchin. Berets are so the in thing. I love them. The twinkle toes are adorable. I love the Cascade Eco too. I'm planning on designing a sweater with the hanks that I have.

P.S. Congrats on your 200th post. I aspire to get there some day. =)

V said...

Happy 200th - I've loved reading your blog and look forward to more!

How exciting about IK - I really loved Lemonade and your Sunshine sweater, so I can't wait to see what you've come up with for them.

And nice FO's! You've been busy!

Yarn It said...

Wow - 200 posts! That is amazing. I am glad you have this blog I love reading it. All your knits are looking great! I love the hat(and the glasses too!).

Good luck with the design submission. I can't wait to hear what happens.

Frogginette said...

So many awesome FOs! I love the beret (maybe it's because i'm French, he he). I don't think it looks like cat vomit at all - even though it was a funny thought

Anonymous said...

The beret looks good, but if you want to do something with the color, try adding a ribbon, perhaps around the brim, in one of the colors. The darkest of the browns might do it, or a gold-ish tone.
Gillian (acct never works)

urbanknitrix said...

Happy 200th post. I so want that hat! It is popping up every where and it is suppose to be THE hat this fall/winter coming up.

Anonymous said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for your IK submission!

I love those slippers; they're very cute. AND the beret. I dunno, I made a beret once & never wear it, but one day, I'm just going to slip it on. I feel self conscious in it, I guess, because no one wears hats anymore!

TheSteph said...

Wow. It doesn't seem like 200 posts, does it?? Wonder how many I have? Probably not as many as you.

I bought that same yarn when I first started knitting. i made a little garter-stitch scarf with it. I lost and found stitches all over the place when I was knitting that scarf!

Cute hat, but I'm with you... Not sure about the yarn choice? It's a weird yarn. Very fluffy and comfortable, though! :)

Nice FOs. This must be the knitting time of year!

Erin said...

Okay, nobody has claimed the cutie slippers, yet! My girl's feet are smaller than that, but she'll grow into them, right? If you don't have any other takers, I'd be happy to give them a new home. She just asked me the other day to knit her some slippers.

Congrats on 200 posts and good luck with the IK submission. Your designs are great!

You can email me about the slippers at: erin at paulanderin dot net

theSteph said...

Amanda, I will make you a needle case if you want me to. :) Just ask.

What are your colors? Email me on Ravelry. I'm sure we've had a friend-a-versary or two by now! Haha

Turkish Crochet said...

I liked the slipper but I am totally fascianated by the photo. It is a very original way of presenting a pattern. I congratulate you firstly for this picture and then the pattern as well.