Archive for January, 2010

New Year!

I can’t believe that I neglected to post in my blog for all of December. It was a busy month, but I didn’t mean to let things slide like that. I’ve been knitting, but not accomplishing very much. I cast on for a scarf at the request of my best friend. It’s a Ravenclaw scarf and it’s slowly progressing.

Ravenclaw Scarf

I’m knitting it with Vanna’s Choice yarn because it was what I could afford that had the right colors readily available. It’s knitting up quite nicely and I hope to have it finished when I see her in a couple of weeks. I’ve also been steadily knitting on the Screaming Monkey Socks for my wonderful boyfriend. He gave me so many awesome things for Christmas and I’ve only got one sock to show for a month of knitting (I definitely neglected this, but I’m back on track with it!).

Screaming Monkey Sock!

The yarn is Creatively Dyed Yarn Beaches in the Diego colorway. He picked it out himself and he really likes the way it’s knit up so far. I just cast on for the second one and I’m excited to get these on his feet! I did a bit of selfish knitting that didn’t quite work out how I wanted. I knit myself the French Press Felted Slippers:

Felted Slippers

And while the pattern knit up nicely and felted quickly, they don’t quite fit my wide-ass feet. The length was perfect (I knit the largest size) but I didn’t even consider width as I worked. The next pair will definitely need to be modified to be wider (and possibly also slightly taller on the sides) but these ones are still cute and wearable.

Close-up of felted slippers

I won’t disappear for a month again. I need to keep myself accountable and I love putting progress up here.


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