Life is but a dream…

Living it one day at a time.

2010 January 19, 2010

Filed under: 2010: intentions,knitting,mittens,scarves,socks,sweaters,TKE — dreamerknits @ 6:36 pm

2010 arrived with me having:

  • 13 active (or semi) active WIPs*
  • 8 hibernating projects**
  • 13 bagged “Stash Roulette” projects (all planned for 2009 and not a one touched the whole year. Oy.)

I’ve cast on for 3 more projects since (one Stash Roulette which is now nearly half done –go me!!, one TKE knitalong –Fireside cabled cardi, and one pair of fair isle mittens whose pattern intimidates the hell out of me).

The point of all of this, you ask?

Well, it’s not a New Year’s resolution since I always fail those miserably, but it is my intention to have at least all of those 21 WIPs/hibernators off of the needles, whether it be it by the preferred method of finally finishing them up, or frogging if I find that I’m just not into them anymore. That’s the plan. I don’t want to go into 2011 with anything that came into 2010 already on the needles.

I’d also like to have completed 6 of the 13 stash roulette projects. They’re mostly socks or one-skein projects, so this could definitely be doable.

Maybe.

I better get knitting.

*WIPs

unnamed shrug test knit for Amy King

garter rib socks

Peaks Island Hood

2×2 rib socks

a gift knit

garter stitch kitty blanket

Clapotis

4×2 socks

Monkeys

Little Cable Hoodie

Central Park Hoodie

Hearts and Stars Blanket

Ribbed Lace socks.

**Hibernators

Icarus

thrummed mittens

2×2 rib socks

Children’s Neck Down Cardigan

Rectangle Shawl

Knitted Kitty

Jaywalkers

 

Have I ever mentioned how much I love where I live?? December 2, 2009

Filed under: everyday stuff,not knitting related,photos,wordless — dreamerknits @ 7:19 am

{moon rising via iPhone}

 

FYI.

Filed under: gifts,knitting,sweaters — dreamerknits @ 12:39 am

It’s damn hard to update your blog when nearly everything you are working on is of the top-secret nature. That’s why I’ve been so quiet.

However, I think it’s safe to say that the Munchkin’s Cabled Hoodie Cardi is nearly complete. While this pattern gave me complete fits and I was nearly reduced to frogging it completely when it was almost finished, Amy [insert ass-kissing here as she is my FABULOUS boss *grin*] convinced me to soldier on, and to skip the hood. I’m very pleased with the results and hope that I’ll be able to bind off on the collar and seam the underarms tomorrow, and possibly finish up with the zipper next week. Photos soon.

Until then, though? I have Christmas gifts to work on, and less than 25 days to finish them. Ciao.

 

Ilene è finito November 11, 2009

Filed under: FOs,knitting — dreamerknits @ 2:50 pm

Lately, I’ve been working to get projects off the needles despite my constant desire to cast on something new. This morning I finished my Ilene Bag.

Yay! I’m absolutely thrilled with how it turned out!

And since I’m at home today with a sick kiddo, maybe I’ll make some progress on the gift(s) I’m working on 🙂

 

Wasn’t ready for this yet… November 5, 2009

Filed under: everyday stuff,wordless — dreamerknits @ 3:55 pm

 

…fall back. November 1, 2009

Filed under: FOs,handspun,hats,rambly — dreamerknits @ 4:25 pm

I’ll gladly admit that when it comes to changing the clocks back and forth for Daylight Savings Time, setting the clock back an hour is so much easier to get used to than when you set it ahead again. Still, today has that weird “it feels so much later than it is!” feeling about it and it leaves me unsettled.

Worth it though, I guess, when you take into consideration the scenery that this time of year brings…

Beautiful fall, beautiful backyard.

I love fall. Love it, even despite how much I don’t love the way that the shortened days affect me or that it only means the beginning of a long, cold winter is not far off at all. Fall means a wonderful crispness in the air that is heavenly to breathe, a temperature just right for wearing little more than sweaters outside without being cold, and rich, vibrant colors wherever you go,  whether it be an hours-long drive or only walking to your mailbox.

I just wish it lasted a little longer than it does. *sigh*

I can’t believe it is November already!!! Hope everyone had a fabulous Halloween! 😀 Munchkin dressed up as Ariel (The Little Mermaid) and she went trick-or-treating with her friends The Angel and The Fairy. It was very cute.

While we were out, I wore my Wavelet, which I finally have pictures of now!


I have been knitting quite a bit, I don’t have any other finished knitting objects to share just yet, but I do have nearly 200 yards of delicious Tussah silk from Spunky Eclectic, handspun by yours truly. It’s just begging to be a cowl, and I already have one in mind 🙂

Cherry Tree

 

Bad! Bad blogger!! October 21, 2009

Filed under: fiber,FOs,hats,Rhinebeck 2009,toys,yarn — dreamerknits @ 6:53 pm

I can’t believe it’s been nearly two months since my last post. That was never my intention.

I don’t like to blog when I don’t have photo evidence to back up what I say and when I’m working on projects of a secretive nature and have no photos, well, blogging probably isn’t going to happen. (Also, I’m lazy, but really, truly it’s been awhile since I’ve had something I can take a picture of!!)

I got back from Rhinebeck this past Sunday, and had the most amazing time. I didn’t think I was going to get to go again this year but then had the opportunity to do so after all. Yay! I was really lame about taking pictures, though, and only got one. (See below.) One of my dear friends –who also happened to be a housemate– was a much better photojournalist than I and captured the trip well. Please visit Chesley over at The Knitting Experience blog to see more!!

Until then, here’s my one photo. A picture of pure heaven:

Deep fried artichokes, cheddar cheese, olive oil, pita bread crust. What more could you want??? Mmmmmm….

In other news, while I’ve been working on things I can’t talk about, I have some finished items I can. Two that I completed yesterday, actually. The Wavelet Hat done in double-stranded, leftover Dream in Color Classy from my first Clapotis. I’m not yet able to provide a nicely modeled photo of the hat, so here’s a closeup of the pattern in the meantime:



And the second being a dress for one of the Munchkin’s Barbie Dolls called Strapless Evening Gown:



Soon, I’ll have some more project photos for you. Until then though, here’s my Rhinebeck haul:

Briar Rose Fibers Cormo in lovely Rose/Green and Blue colors:


Socks That Rock Mediumweight in Mermaid:


Aaaand 100% CASHMERE!!!! Just Our Yarn’s Myne in Cash: