Wonderings of the Wandering Knitter

My Dashings are done. Yeah !!! March 14, 2008

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My Dashings are done.  I love these quick projects, although I have plenty of projects left to finish.  Thanks to a lovely woman I work with as my model.  I was able to get some pretty interesting, and highly amusing photos (well at least for us).

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I think the orange wall behind is actually pretty cool.  Just wish the filing cabinet wasn’t there. Ah well, what can I do on my lunch break.  I did make some changes to the pattern because I didn’t want them to long.  I shortened them by 1.25 inches.  They are 8.5 inches long.  The changes that I made are the following:

1. When you begin the pattern calls for working 18 rounds, I only worked 12. 

2. Between the cable rows the pattern calls for working 9 rounds, and I only worked 6 rounds.

Other than those changes I followed the pattern, and they came out great.  They are super warm.  I think diVe’s Autunno is my new favorite yarn. 


Dashing through the snow…… March 12, 2008

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I know, I know, it’s not Christmas, but my parents sent me a few pictures last week of the snow they were getting in Texas.  I can’t wait…….

However, that is not the reason for “Dashing” through the snow.  What I’m really talking about is that over my short period of bed rest I did not work on the purse like I thought I would.  Yes, I started a new project.  A quick one.  I started Cheryl Namath’s Dashings,  more fingerless gloves like I need them.  They are coming out so cool.  I love diVe’s Autunno yarn.  It is so soft and transitions so nicely.  I have got to take some pics for my Ravelry page.

I did have to make some adjustments to the pattern because they were just too long for me.  So I shortened them up from the bottom through the cables and they are the perfect length now.


Back up and running March 7, 2008

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Well I’m back up and running, not litterally running, just alive.  Finally finished my sister’s Manos del Uruguay Four Seasons Throw.  It looks awesome.  I’m so excited to be done with it, not that it was boring, I’m just glad not to hear my sister’s exclamations that it will never be done.





 Next is to finish the purse that I am working on. Hopefully that will be soon……




Nightly Knitting February 29, 2008

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Last night I had energy for like the first time in ages and I didn’t fall asleep at 6:30, so i knit.  I finally pulled an easy pattern out of my Ravelry queue, the Calorimetry by Kathryn Schoendorf.  The pattern can be found on Knitty.com. I knit for about 6 hours and finished the whole thing except for the button, which I will do today.  The pattern was super easy, but I think next time I will make it a little narrower.  Other than that, it is pretty cool.

Calorimetry Detail

As you can see, I made the Calorimetry in San Jose Sharks colors, as they are my husbands and my fav hockey team.



Avon Walk For Breast Cancer 2008 February 28, 2008

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Just a little blurb about our walk.  Last year, for anyone that was with my, I could not finish the walk.  At mile 13 I had the worst cramps in my calves and I threw out my hip.  I did not quit though, I stayed to support my team.  I camped with them (somehow I got up and down off the floor thanks to the WONDERFUL chiropractors in the Wellness Village), cheered for them as they were coming into view and walked across the finish line with them.  This year I am determined to finish the walk.  The women I walk with are amazing.  We all walk for different reasons, but in the end they are all the same.  We want to find a cure.  To walk with us, there is a link to the right.  We are walking in the San Francisco walk in July.  Our group is Knitters for Knockers, complete with twirling tassels.  To donate, drop me a comment and I will send you a link.



Been a while…… February 27, 2008

Well it has been a while since my last post.  We just finished Stitches West over the weekend, and I helped out in the Yarndogs boot along with my husband winding yarn for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.  A group of us are planning to walk 40 miles for breast cancer in July.  This is the second year we are walking and this year i am determined to finish it.  Last year I was knocked out at mile 13 when I threw my hip out.  That really sucked.  Anyways our group is called Knitters for Knockers, we were the one’s with tassels last year if anyone was there.  I apparently was the only one who could twirl them.  Here is a link to our group page should you want to donate, it would be much appreciated.

So back to Stitches West.  I loved it.  My mom came in to town and we walked and walked and walked.  I of course had trouble deciding on anything, as there was so much I wanted.  The best part I think, other than the scrumptuous yarn, was Ravelry.  The passports were great. It was so fun to see all the people that had chatted online, for who knows how long, finally meet in person.  People were so excited and it really made our world a smaller place.  They did a great job by making you go all over for those stamps.  I stopped at booths I might not have stopped at otherwise.  So what did I leave with, you ask.  A few patterns, and a subscription to Wild Fibers.  I so wanted yarn from Brooks Farm, but again I could not decide and went back to the booth like 80 times.  Next year I am determined to do 2 things.  1 – Wear something I made, and 2 – go with patterns in mind to buy yarn for.

So what have I been working on, well of course a bunch of things because my mind is going all over the place.  Still working on my sisters Four Seasons Throw.  Working on a Flower Patch Blanket for my friend’s daughter Mia. I’m also working on my husband’s grandma’s purse, which I have named Mocha Choca Latte. I still need to take pics of all these things so i can post them on my flikr page, Ravelry, and here.  I am really slow.  Other than that just doing what most other people do, work and sleep.


Finally A Vacation November 21, 2007

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Well, it has been a while since I blogged, I have been sick for the past week and a half.  I haven’t even knit anything.  Today was the first day that I have picked up the needles.  My next task is to decide which knitting to take with me to Texas for Thanksgiving.  My husband and I leave tomorrow morning for our vacation.  I soooo need it.

I, as always, have been working on a few things, because I can never manage just one project at a time. Besides having multiple purses on the needles that will one day be felted.  I am in the home stretch on my sisters “Four Seasons Throw” I just have to finish the edging and block it.  I am also working on a baby blanket for my frineds daughter, kinda my own design.  I’m about half way through with that.  I am also knitting a pretty cool scarf, not even close to half way.  I am also working on my first Snuggle.

 What to bring, what to bring????