Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sweater In Progress and Circle in Construction

Sweater In Progress
Originally uploaded by drxgirlfriend
The custom made sweater is coming along nicely. I'm working on the back first, in case you're wondering where the intarsia pattern is. I don't wan't to torture myself right off the bat.

Last night I went to this house warming get together where I met this pleasant girl named Crystal who is super crafty. We have decided to make a craft circle (including our dear friend Monika) at least once a week where we can all sit around and be creative while maintaining a semi-decent social life. It's nice to finally meet people who have similar interests and disinterests. I hope this last longer than two weeks.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Scarf into doiley.

lace doiley
Originally uploaded by drxgirlfriend
So, the scarf I was knitting turned into a doiley. I just lost interest in it completely. I wanted to try lace just to learn it and notch my knitting master belt, and after a few inches, I felt like I got it. I really just want to start the sweater. I will do gauge swatches tomorrow!

I had my first knitting circle today with Angie and Debbie! It was really nice to finally do something like that! I hope we do that more often, though it may be hard since Debbie lives in SD. Bummer...

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Originally uploaded by drxgirlfriend
My lace scarf for Gramma has been frogged. Yes, it's sad. But I intend to put off my relaxing shower tonight to start it all over again. I wanted this done by the 24th and with one full day wasted, I'm a bit panicked over whether or not I can actually do this. It's my first attempt at lace and I feel like an idiot. I catch on to knitting techniques really fast and this really upsets me. I should be able to master this! I'm bummed.

It makes me dread the double pointed needles I have yet to try. Yikes!

One down, One more to knit!

heathers scarf
Originally uploaded by drxgirlfriend
I finally finished Heather's Skinny Gothy Black Cable Scarf! Woo! Now I'm going to start working on Gramma's purple lace scarf. I think she'd prefer red, but I really like this color purple. I'm sure she won't mind. I have FOUR days to finish it and I've already had to restart it TWICE. Sucks, but wish me lots of luck!

After her scarf is done and I get exact measurements taken care of, I'm going to try and design my first sweater. I've only made one once with a pattern in front of me, but due to bad gauging, it is too short. Now I'm going to punish myself with trying to create on from scratch. I must really hate myself.


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Finally on Ravelry!

I bring great news! I finally got my invitation to! Yes, my username is Drxgirlfriend, in case you had one too.

I've decided not to add projects I've already finished. Instead I'm going to add as I continue on my knitting adventures. I'm really excited!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

My first, how sweet!

After searching for winter patterns all morning, I noticed there if a very active knitting community on blogger. So I joined, in hopes of finding people who can teach me more about my beloved yarn and needles. I'm also hoping ONE of them can help me find just a basic glove pattern! No cables, just plain stockinette! My 15 year old brother wants some, but he is disgusted by the "trendy" fingerless kind and thinks cables are too fancy. Kids are pains in the ass.

I've been knitting for just over a year. I'm still bad with gauges and doing test squares before starting an actual project. I've knitted various scarfs, some bags, a sweater and a few hats. In the next few months I plan to tackle shawls, more scarfs, another sweater, gloves, fingerless gloves and eventually a knitted bunny rabbit. Bunnies are so cute!

I have created only ONE pattern on my own and it was an Octopus. I doubt I'll ever realease it because the person I made it for, well, let's just say it's super special to me and I will never make another one for anyone else but me. I made a mini one for a gift, but i'm thinking making a HUGE one could be kind of cool, don't you think?

I already have another blog on LJ that I've had for over six years that I maintain for myself and a handful of close friends (mostly from school). I intend to use this one for knitting related adventures.