Saturday, 28 March 2009

WIP finishing session

DPN storage device
Originally uploaded by ropeadope_ie
After the diasterous start to the afternoon, I decided to finish some wips. I have a few current Wips:

1. Emerald cardigan
2. garter swing cardigan
3. DPN holder
4. Donegal blanket.

I decided to tackle the easiest, and here it is. My wooden DPN's are quite short, so this was convenient for me since I didn't want to finish it, lol.

Eyelets to thread the tie though and a picot cast off (to try it out) and it's quite cute.

I was going to try to put a Stargate symbol on it, but maybe the next one!


I lost my knitting today and I am gutted. I had just cast on a sock last night with some random Russian yarn scraps and my 2.5mm addi needle and it was all going swimmingly. Until today when I lost it somewhere between the bottom of Ann Street and the cinema.

I rang Subway where I had it out knitting but it wasn't there. I retraced my steps from Ann Street to the cinema, and it wasn't there either. I just hope someone found it and is going to finish the sock for me.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

scarf season!

bigga flirty
Originally uploaded by ropeadope_ie
I decided tonight that I didn't want to sort out emerald, or knit the acidic cardigan, or even start a sock. Instead, I wanted to knit a scarf. And, 4 episodes of Stargate later, I have one very heavy charity scarf.

It's two colours because I had 3 balls of the light and 1 ball of the dark. I split one ball of light in half and knitted the ball and a bit, then the dark ball, then the other ball and a bit. I like it though.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Socks are done!

glacier lakes socks
Originally uploaded by ropeadope_ie
I have now, officially, finished my first pair of patterned socks! I quite like them and shall be showing everyone in work tomorrow!

One thing I liked was the pattern was VERY simple to memorise, but it did get a bit tedious. However, since the pattern was memorable, you could stop and start at will and not lose your place!

Another pair to start tomorrow - wonder what the sock club will give me this time? (I'm only a month behind on the sock club thing by the way - maybe I'll catch up during the summer)

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Another FO for the collection!

All knitting had ceased while I knitted a scarf. It's meant to be Spring here but as it was snowing on Sunday I thought the scarf was a necessary project. Its a double dropped scarf and knitted in King Cole Spot On DK and was quite a nice acrylic to knit with.

Onlyproblem is, I cast on too many stitches and its a tad short but hopefully I can block it longer!

Friday, 6 March 2009


Currently trying to knit a top down cardigan for Siobhan out of yarn I had a few balls of but bought more... its my first attempt at a top down item and needless to say its not going well. I've already ripped it once and I tried it on Siobhan and its too tight across the back. Blah. I tried it on her friend Chloe and it seems to fit her ok so I'm going to finish it and give it to her.

it sucks that I'm going to have to reknit it AGAIN! The year of the reknits continues it seems :(

Monday, 2 March 2009

the sound of silence...

its been a bit quiet round here and thats because I'm still knitting the socks. I did manage to get the first one finished last night and started the second too.

Be prepared for the silence to continue for a while until something more interesting happens!