Wednesday, March 17, 2010

FO #8

Another little finished object, but it's finished, so it counts!  I finished up the neckwarmer for Danny just as the warm weather has arrived.  Oops.  But it's soft and handsome and he likes it, and if there's one sure thing about living in Boston, it's that winter will come again, all too soon. 

Haven't got a good photo of this one yet either, so I'll have to post a pic of our matching neckwarmies sometime soon...

Pattern: Darkside Cowl (Ravelry Link)
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted, colorway SFO Sky
Yardage: 200-ish

2010 so far:
FOs: 8
Yards knit: 2060

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Experiencing a bit of a work stoppage here at Katy-girl headquarters.  I've been working practically double-time the past couple of weeks, covering another teacher's vacation, writing progress reports, and prepping the school for our NAEYC accreditation visit.  Which is to say that not a lot of knitting has been happening around here.  And what knitting there has been has been only moderately successful.

To wit:
- Knit from the toe to the heel on a sock before deciding I didn't really like the way it looked, so put it aside for later frogging.
- Knit until the skein ran out on the replacement-neck-warmer for Danny, then had to wait until another skein arrived in the mail from Eat Sleep Knit, and now that it's here, I haven't had time to wind it and get going again.
- Rediscovered the Daybreak shawl I had started before teh Ravelympics, but haven't managed to knit another stitch on it.
- Haven't even had the time to go looking for my size 6 DPNs to finish the second sleeve on the Gooseberry Cardi.
- Started a scarf in some luscious BMFA Woobu, knit a couple pattern repeats, and haven't picked it up again in days, although I love the way it's looking, and am preparing to fight Danny for it every cool day this Spring and next Fall and Winter.

The plan: My last double-day is Thursday, and I'm headed to NY to visit my mom and co this weekend, then next weekend is the ladies' crafty weekend getaway in NH, so there is knitting in my future.  Think it'll go like this: finish the neckwarmer, work on the cardi and scarf concurrently, and then bust out a sock or two.  Can't wait!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Teeny, tiny FO

It ain't much, but I did finish a little something over the past week while working 3 extra hours every day and attending a phenomenal weekend-long training.  This little something started out intended to be a neckwarmer for Danny, but partway through I realized it wasn't going to be as loose as the one of mine he likes, so I decided to just bind it off and make it my own.  So now it is my very own super-soft, super-textured neckwarmer/earwarmer.  Only used about half the skein, so I'm going to see how much of a replacement neckwarmer for Danny I can manage to squeak out of the leftovers.  (Photo to come when I don't look like I haven't had a full night's sleep in the past 10 days...)

Finished Object #7: My Squishy Wide Rib Warmy Thing
Pattern: Wide Rib Cowl For Him
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted
Colorway: SFO Sky
Yardage: about 100

FOs: 7
Yards knit: 1860