Wednesday, February 29, 2012

etsy goodness!

I'm not going to post what I bought, because I want it to be a surprise for the future mamas, but I just bought some adorable baby stuff from my good friends at MeepCraft! Everything is organic or upcycled, or organic AND upcycled. It arrived today and it's cute. SO CUTE.

Thanks ladies!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

What I'm Working on, Weekend Edition

googly eyes by gradschoolknitter
googly eyes, a photo by gradschoolknitter on Flickr.

Remember the Argo Sweater I started a few weeks ago? I've been slowly plucking away at it, although I had some issues with the contiguous sleeve instructions. I finally worked it all out (I think) and and now working on the sleeve increases. It's slow, but I think it'll be a great sweater when it's done.

What I've really been working on the last week or so, is a pair of socks for the international sock swap:

swap socks #6

I hope my partner likes them!

Friday, February 17, 2012

mojo times two

mojo times two by gradschoolknitter
mojo times two, a photo by gradschoolknitter on Flickr.

Almost the same, but not quite. Mojo #1 is on the left foot, #2 on the right. #1 has the inside out toe and heel.

Pattern is mojo, on size 1.5 US dpns and using some lovely Socks that Rock lightweight in "My Wild Irish Girlie".

These are pretty crazy socks, with the pooling and the slightly mis-mashed/reversed ribbing, but I like 'em. I like 'em a lot.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

mojo number 1

mojo number 1 by gradschoolknitter
mojo number 1, a photo by gradschoolknitter on Flickr.

These socks are so crazy. But comfy! The yarn is pooling strangely, I think in part because the changing ribbings makes things move around a bit differently (if that makes sense... I can't really find the right words to explain it, except that purling takes up a little more yarn than knitting so depending on what part of the sock you're on you'll get different amounts of yardage used).

I worked the afterthought heel with the sock inside out for this sock so that it would mirror the inside-out toe. Since the two socks are not identical, I'm excited to see how the second one will work up. Could be similar, could be totally different...

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Wild Weekend WIPs

wild irish sockies by gradschoolknitter
wild irish sockies, a photo by gradschoolknitter on Flickr.

I've made mojos before, for the first sock swap and I loved them so much I swore I'd make myself a pair, eventually.

So, here we are, a pair of mojo socks for me, in Socks That Rock Lightweight, colourway "My Wild Irish Girlie". Love the colours in this sock and it's too wild to be in a sock with intricate lace or cable patterns, so I think mojo suits it just fine.

The rest of my wips (argo and dh's crazy mittens) haven't changed at all in the last week... maybe I'll have more to report in a week's time (especially since I'm almost done with my intro to the thesis and will have a lot of free time on my hands!).