Thursday, December 22, 2005

those damn armwarmers

i'm almost done with the "Snowball's Chance in Hell" armwarmers from I have left to do is the ribbing at the end of the left one, and the thumb of same, and to weave in all those damn ends. Oh man. I'm dying. It's not FUN anymore. Anything that can gone wrong has, so I guess at least there are no more mistakes to make, but if I say that then I'll find some new ones. So I'll say I'm almost done and probably have only about 10 mistakes left in the damn things. Have I said damn enough today? It's how I feel. I feel damn.

Thursday, December 08, 2005


I'm nearing completion on armwarmer #1 and have done the duplicate stitch of the first snowflake design:

That's my hand you see in the picture--all wrapped up in an elastic bandage because for reasons unknown, it started hurting a few days ago. My best guesses are that I slept on it funny or that I strained it trying to open something. Whatever happened, though, it sucks because it's been making knitting harder and slower. Mom says I should go to the doctor, but almost every time I go to the doctor, I regret that I did because they tell me something like, "Just take advil and rest it." and stuff like that, that I've already been doing. What a waste!
My aunt gave me a (belated) birthday gift a couple days ago, too: the knitter's handy book of sweater patterns and the knitter's handy book of patterns, as well as some money that will almost definitely go toward buying yarn. Yum, yum, yarn. I've already started making a drop-sleeve sweater from the book, because it's easy. And I have the homespun just sitting around after I frogged my horrendous previous attempt at a first sweater. Yes, I'm learning! I've learned that I really am just a beginner and I shouldn't push self too hard.
I'm knitting the sweater in the round instead of straight, so that I won't have to sew any seams, because seams are the devil.

Sunday, December 04, 2005


I've finished the sleeve for Rachel's DS! I can now say I pretty much love the Turkish cast-on. This was knit in the round on two #8 circulars. Rachel says it fits her portable game system "elegantly" and is "SO soft!"
I was thinking about waiting until Christmas to give it to her, as I'm not completely sure about these armwarmers, but she has the DS already, and needed something to keep it in.
Also, I realize that I take the worst pictures. Ever.

Thursday, December 01, 2005


I've now frogged Rachel's first armwarmer three times. Okay, I get it. The project is above my ability. But that doesn't give me any reason not to do it. The other project I'm working on for her, though, the sleevy thing for her DS, is coming along fairly well. I need to figure out what button to use to close the flap to proceed from here. I guess those are the only things I'm working on right now.