Thursday, March 30, 2006

Introducing Beady

I present Beady, the scarf.

The yarn is Knit Picks Andean Treasure in Fog. The pattern came from Easy Knit Accessories by Jeanette Trotman and I must say that I am very pleased with the book so far. This is my 1st project with beads and honestly I am not that crazy about all the beads being on my yarn but I really like the finished effect a lot. I also have enough to make the matching hat. It at least gives me a break from the sweater. Speaking of which........

Progress has been made!!! I present to you 23 inches of plain, boring, not interesting at all stockinette stitch on Scott's orange sweater. I am hoping it will get better but don't hold much hope. At least it makes for good TV knitting..........

Monday, March 27, 2006

Bored at work

Well, I am at work so I don't have any pictures to post as of right now. I have my knitting with me, but there is me and one other person working with 2 whole patients. I know that I could potentially get a lot of work done but I am kind of bored and it's quiet and I might go to sleep if I have to work on stockinette stitch. Hopefully in a little bit I can go into an empty room, turn on the T.V. and crank out some inches on Scott's sweater!!!

I did go to my interview last Tuesday but haven't heard anything yet. I thought the interview went really well, especially since I was totally relaxed and reassured the interviewer that I would be more than willing to learn and do the extra stuff. Mainly things that I really don't want to do, like get my vascular registry or even do vascular, which I hate. AND it's a Monday through Friday job, with no weekends, paid holidays, and NO call. Plus, the money is preeetttyyy good too. Oh well, hopefully it will all work out. If not lets hope I can find something else. If anyone knows of an echo position feel more than free to let me know.

Good news though, I can now go back to knitting group on Wednesdays!!!! I have been in school and doing clinicals so I haven't been able to go, but now I can go back. AND I am working extra so that's more cash in the pocket, or more technically to put on student loans :( Maybe I will win the lottery pretty soon and I won't have to worry about it. I promise if I do win the lottery, everyone that has read my blog and commented will get a great knitting surprise. Don't hold your breath though :)

I will try to post some pictures soon. I have dial-up internet though because I live in BFE and don't have high speed. So it might take a little while to get them uploaded but it will be accomplished. Positive thinking!!!!

Friday, March 24, 2006


Well, no pictures to post today, but I did GRADUATE from college Tuesday night!!!!! Even though it's not knitting related I am still very excited about it. Now if I could just find a job.........I will definitely post some pictures as soon as I get some. And I did get graduation cash so I can buy more yarn eventually. I have made myself NOT by ANY yarn until I am destashed, which will probably take until I finish my master's degree :)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Finished Objects

Finally finally finally, some FO's to report. Since I have been done with clinicals, I have had some extra time. However, now I am on the hunt for a sonography job, and I have an interview Tuesday!!!! Let's hope it goes well so I can make better $, which in turn means a bigger yarn stash :)

Yarn: Sugar N Cream

Colorway: Yellow

Needle Size: US 8

Pattern: from Nifty Knit Dishcloths by Leisure Arts

A dishcloth that I made; easy to do and a good carry along project. And will look great in my house once we get it built! (once again, need a better job to pay for this house)

Amy's Scarf

Yarn: Berroco Hip Hop

Colorway: ???? they don't make this color anymore

Needles: US 11

This yarn is a "thick and thin" yarn and knit up very quickly I got the pattern from Berroco's website, and it's just a simple knit every row but very cute with all the different colors in the yarn.

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft, 1 skein

Pattern: Fan & Feather from the web

Needles: US 8

Colorway: Off White

I made this scarf for my grandmother for her birthday. I like the Caron Simply Soft yarn; it's cheap, knits up so soft, and the scarf looked a lot more complicated than it is. The fan and feather pattern is so easy to memorize, I took this scarf with me everywhere while I was knitting it. It's one of those good travel patterns :)

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes

Pattern: Marina, from 25 Bags To Knit

Needles: US 7

Colorway: Cloud

I love this bag, but I think that I am going to put a liner in it so when I spill something in my purse I won't mess it up. This purse actually took me about a month to make due to decreased time, but actually when I got to work on it it went very quickly. Again an easy pattern to memorize (see the pattern here? no pun intended) so it was very easily totable!

Of course once I got done with all these FO's what was a girl to do? Immediately cast on for another project!!!!

Eventually this will be my boyfriend's sweater. I cast on while I watched the 1st season of GRAY'S ANATOMY whick I love love love!!!! This is Knit Pick's Andean Silk in Orange. The pattern is from Ann Budd's The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns and so far I am in love with this yarn, because it is a silk, alpaca, wool blend and so so soft. I hope it gets worn, but I did say I wouldn't give it to him until we were married because of the curse of the boyfriend sweater. Scott did however reassure me that it would get worn and has already picked out a shirt to wear underneath. That's true love people!

Finally, just wanted to include a picture of my beautiful friend Heather, who we are teaching to knit in class. We've got to hurry though because graduation is 1 week and 6 days away!!! WHOOT!!!!