Saturday, November 30, 2013

One Xmas Present Down!

It wasn't a secret as she was constantly checking to see what I was knitting, but I didn't let her fully see until it was done. And she loves it. So she got it early!

Made mom this owl cable hat. Button eyes on every other owl, it looks super cute on her. I made it a little TOO loose, but nothing a quick wash and shrink won't fix.

Donegal tweed from knitpicks. :)

Sunday, November 17, 2013


I haven't gotten very far in my #122 tie-front cable tunic vest. I've been too busy reading. So I've been knitting while getting caught up on my shows on Hulu when I can sneak some time in.

I came across a questionable instance in this pattern for which I pleaded for help on facebook. It was decided that, where I had to do a ssk and the place marker was in the way, remove the marker, ssk, add the marker back.

Well, as I was setting up the cabling rows, my numbers are all kinds of off. Instead of 13 before the first stitch marker, I have only 11. Instead of 23 for the next row, I have 24. URGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

So I'm frogging it.
Isn't this a cute image? Visit ! They allowed me to use their image, but they have this on totes and shirts and stuff at

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Sigh. Tomorrow anyway. And only 8 rows or so. Trying again. I must've screwed something up with that decrease.

Starting a new project, this one will be the Persephone Cable scarf and fingerless mitts. Hope this one goes smoothly and quickly. I would like to make it for my mom for Christmas! :)

I'm hoping scarf, which needs no shaping, will be something I can whip out quickly and relax while watching my shows. :) If you couldn't tell ... I'm a total noob knitter. I may have been knitting for years, but I'm definitely a beginner, especially when confronted with patterns! :) 

Here's the first bit of it done! Do you like my notes? LOL I need to keep tallies of the repeats or I go insane trying to follow the pattern! :D