Tuesday, March 20, 2012

the effects of global warming

celtic knot glove by gradschoolknitter
celtic knot glove, a photo by gradschoolknitter on Flickr.

I finished up the first of the knotty gloves a while ago, but couldn't find batteries for my camera (not that I was looking super hard...). Anyway, the batteries showed up last night, so I took this picture this morning.

However, it was 79 degrees out when I took the picture, so there was no way that I was keeping it on! In fact, it's too hot to even knit right now, especially since I can't fathom putting in the airconditioner in March. It's just wrong!

It's supposed to cool down this weekend, so maybe I'll cast on the second one then...

Raveled here.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

very knotty

knotty gloves by gradschoolknitter
knotty gloves, a photo by gradschoolknitter on Flickr.

you know, because the pattern is called knotty gloves...

So I decided to throw caution to the wind and start something new! A pair of gloves for me, my first gloves for me, surprisingly enough... although I am more of a mitten kind of gal. But gloves have their purposes and I have some of the conductive thread left over so I can sew some in to the fingers and use my phone without freezing my hands!

And, I ended up going down a needles size (I have small hands and the pattern suggests a smaller gauge to compensate) so my 1.5 dpns are still free to make socks should I feel some pangs of guilt.

(Requisite apologies for the mac-cam photo... my camera batteries died this morning and while I know we have more somewhere around here, I couldn't find them and wanted some instant-photo-gratification...)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

one down, oooooooh shiny....

I finished up the first of my sock swap socks this morning... and decided that instead of casting on the second, I'd really rather get going on my March SIAC project. I know I should finish up these first... but I really want to make something different right now. The worst part is that they both require the same set of DPNs (which, of course, is the only set I have in 1.5US, shockingly enough), so I have a really quandary on my hands.

What would you do? Finish up the socks first, or throw caution to the wind and cast on something else? The socks don't have to be mailed until the end of April, so time is not really a factor...

Friday, March 2, 2012

moonwalking on eggshells

What a lovely surprise! I just ran out to get some things from the grocery, and upon my return what should be sitting on top of my mailbox but my much anticipated final (sniffle!) package from SpaceCadet Creations!

The colourway is called "Eggshells" (hence the blog title... space[cadet] + eggshells... welcome to my brain), and is dyed onto her "Celeste" finger weight base. (490 yards of 100% Superwash Merino!)

Sitting underneath the yarn is a project bag made out of exclusive SpaceCadet fabric! I love the look of the little space dude, so this bag will get lots of use, I'm sure!

I think I might love this package most of all, which is going to make it super hard to not sign up again... but given my looming (potential... fingers crossed that something will come around for September) unemployment, it's probably best to abstain for a round or two... but if you're interested, I happen to know that sign-ups will be open for the second half of march and can be found over at SpaceCadet Headquarters.

As for me... I have plans for this yarn already brewing in my head... we'll just have to see which one wins out!