Chiknittery

My knitting blog.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

#010

I finished the hat but it ended up being way to big. Even with a gauge swatch!! So I gave it to my stepdad because it actually fit him. I guess he just has a huge head.

I started making the wristbands for my circle of friends to give before the end of the year I have to make 9. I'm on the third one as we speak. After I knit them then I'll stitch "TLRK" on them =) The main members get different colors but everyone else gets the red yarn because I have 3 skeins of it to burn. I made up as I went along. I really like how the practice band turned out. Im gonna sport it all around town! I don't see why people do them length wise if theres no intarsia on them... its much easier to do them and size them if you go width wise. But thats just me.

I obtained the latest copies of Vogue Knitting and Knit Simple [I'm still in search of Knit 1]. I'm completely and utterly obsessed with Vogue Knitting. It inspired me to learn the basics of crochet as well just so I can knit some of the things in the issue [... THE CORSET!!!!!!] However instead of plastic boning I'm going to substitue that with metal boning because I believe in metal boned corsets. I don't wear them for fashion. They had a crap load of cute stuff. Knit simple had a few patterns I liked too. I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEW ISSUE OF KNITTY TO COME OUT DAMMIT!

Today I went to Michaels [I really need to stop going there. I'm broke]. And picked up some DK weight black yarn for my boyfriend's birthday present. I'm knitting him Oh My Star's cheats' fingerless gloves =) Because he lost his and I really want to knit him something. I got Lion Brand's microspun yarn. It's suppperrr soft =D Pictures later? Sorry =X