Presh-ious Knitting

A little blog about knitting. Well... mostly whinning about how little time I have for knitting.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

New Beginings

Kim Hargreaves, girl if you're listening, you've got some mad talent. I am so glad you are still making stuff after leaving Rowan. We loved you there and we love you now. Keep up the good work.

(Check out her new spring line, it's amazing. See that green sweater? That's gonna be MINE.)

Thursday, February 23, 2006


I'm off the bench and back into my Olympic Knitting:

Yeah, I know it doesn't look like much but HEY that's a SLEEVE you're seeing there, meaning the project is about 60% done! That's what I call progress!

The sweater is going along quite smoothly but of course I've jinxed myself by saying that and my stitches are probably unraveling as I type. The pink didn't show up very well in these pictures. It's more of a bubble gum pink than the pale pink you're seeing above. Very Hannah-ish.

I started the sweater from the front cover of the winter Interweave Knits. I can't believe how fast it goes with 10.5 needles. Already I've got the back and one sleeve done. Amazing. I hope to be wearing by spring break. Here's the begining of sleeve #2:

In real life this is purpleish verigated wool. Very plush. Sorry for the horrid pictures, my camera is missing so I'm using a webcam. It's hard to take pictures! Try it!

Oh man I love my stash box. This is the stuff that can't fit into my two organizers (one at home, one at school), but I think it's the most colorful little stash I have. The first pic is the top layer, scraps from Hannah's baby blanket. The bottom pic is my hoarding of Cotton Ease that I statched up last summer. I've got at least 20 skiens. DON'T tell my mom.

That's all for me now, must get back to making up homework and such.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Sitting on the Bench

I've bean thick... berry berry thick. I'm pretty sure this cold has disqualified me from the Olympics. I came back home from school Monday night and went to the doctor on Tuesday. I was planning on going back today, but an ice storm has kept me here. I didn't expect to be gone so long so I didn't bring all my knitting. Being sick has given me a chance to make a birthday bag for my mom, which is felting in the washer as we speak. I think that if I get back up to school and to my knitting on Sunday I can make the deadline with the baby sweater, but we'll just have to cross our fingers, huh?

Is it just me or is anyone else sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for the MasonDixon Perfect Sweater pattern?? I keep checking their site to make sure it's not up yet. I bought my Cascade 220 in a pretty heather green the same time I got the yarn for my once-Olympic sweater.

So now I'm stuck here all weekend with nothing to knit. I think I'm going to start up my version of the mitered square blanket. The link to the pattern is on my sidebar. I've got a whole box full of Lion Brand Cotton Ease saved up from this summer when they were discontinued and totally on sale. Since my parent's computer is next to ancient, I'll have to get ya'll some pictures tomorrow. For now I'm going to take some more cough medicine and curl up with some Adam Sandler movies.


Saturday, February 11, 2006


Here's the thing: I am home for the weekend and I forgot my Olympic knitting an hour away at school.

DUH! (smacks head aganist wall)

This is a dreadful setback, since I have already "trained" (aka bought yarn, read pattern over and swatched) for the Babette shurg. I'm not sure I can still make that deadline, now that I've basically lost three key days of knitting! So I have come to the conclusion that I must start something else, from the stash I have at home. So I've started something for this little cutie who you may remember from her debut back in September:

Pictured here in a log cabin blanket I made!

Hannah is sadly lacking in Auntie-Knits (her baby sweater has been sitting in my "to-sew-up" bag since her birth) so I'm going to downsize my sweater project and make her the placket neck sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. This book is such a treasure and I reccomend it for everyone! But of course, like any pattern book there are corrections, which can be found here.

I'm using some leftover Bernat Cotton Tots which I used to make her blanket, in strawberry, so she'll be all matchy-matchy! To make this all "a challenge" I'm knitting with my toes. Just kidding. I'm going to make a matching hat, in stripes like her blanket. It's about time this kid had some knits in her wardrobe!

So yeah, I'm a big fat chicken for giving up my first project, but seriously guys there's no way I'd get it done AND sleep everynight. I'll put up some pics when there's enough to show!