Tuesday, August 31, 2010

a study in socks: the sequel

I survived the heel, flap and gusset. Looks a bit different than I expected, but looks like a sock. Which was the ultimate goal.
Down side: I may not have enough yarn left to make a second sock. So this may just be a legendary single sock that will constantly be mismatched whenever I wear it.
P.S. Watching Party Down, new favorite awkward life show, while knitting.

elementary my dear

New obsession alert!Modern day Sherlock. Pretty much made of amazing and awesome. It's only out in the UK(sneaky pirate is not so sneaky) but I may finally have to cave and get a universal DVD player.
But back to the show! Well written, acted and filmed. Oh and Benedict Cumberbatch (awesome name, right?) and Martin Freeman (who, it turns out, is a vegetarian, so major points in my book), two gorgeous and talented British men are in it.

Basically. I'm in love.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

a study in socks

Progress of my first set of sock knitting.
Nearing the part that I'm most worried about...this heel. Dun dun dun!

Friday, August 27, 2010

tonight, we swatch

I can wrap this scarf around my neck three times and it'll still be long on me. Maybe I'm short. Maybe I should stop being so impatient and actually swatch before making up vertically striped scarves as I go along.

Yes, it's being modeled on a cat tree...
I wish it wasn't so hot out then I could take proper pictures of things and you could see how ridiculously long this scarf really is.
My roommate Cheryl's cat Wallace claiming it as his own, like he does most things with tassels.
Pretty sure scarves and blankets is how I'll be solving my bins full of scrap yarn this fall and winter.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Geektastic Thursday

Cause I never could get the hang of Thursdays.
And cause I started crafting because of the endless geeky things I wanted in my life.
First edition: Doctor Who.
It's been far too long since I've stencil/screen printed my own t shirts.
I'm pretty excited the Dalek's got a Starburst makeover. It'll be so much easier to justify using my rainbow scrap yarn on making more of them.

A bad picture of Rose's Doomsday gloves. I'll probably make another pair this winter.

Favorite made by someone else:
This kid could not be cuter.
Cyber Sweater by jknitsmith (Ravelry link)
and on the back.

On my to do list:
The holy grail. A fourth Doctor scarf.
Pattern/picture credit by Chris Brimlow (ravlery link)

Other DW craft links:
Crafty Tardis
The Doctor Who Scarf with patterns for every version.
Geek Crafts for an endless array of DW and geeky crafts

Sunday, August 8, 2010

toasty and colorful feet...I like 'em

After years of putting it off, I'm finally going to knit socks.
Now to find a decent pattern that won't hurt my brain. If anyone's done so, suggestions and tips are love.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

case of the chilly legs

Fingers crossed these will still be in fashion when fall and winter come back.

Monday, August 2, 2010

maybe THIS is a dream

So I thought I'd get the week off. But my temp job decided to cut that short by telling me at 3 that I have to come in bright and early tomorrow.
Fingers crossed it's just to finish off this week. I loath office work.
But I did get to fill my day with....
And the awesomest movie.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The never ending hipster hat

Remember that huge ball of yarn my friend gave me?
After a scarf/hat set for my mom at Christmas, I'm still working through it. Trying to decide how long this hipster hat should be, cause really, what else is there to make but a hipster hat?

Despite my disapproving face, I do like the hat.