Tuesday, May 29, 2007

some real live fo's

I got quite a bit (for me) done this week. Here are a hat made from a merino/silk/cashmere blend (super soft), a lacy baby tank top made from a cotton/wool blend, and a pair of toeless (for pedicures) ankle socks from an angora/wool blend (also super soft). I have since run out of yarn on these, which kind of sucks, since the whole point of them was to use up this one skein of yarn. So they may not be long for this world, but we'll see.

Crazy race this week, huh?

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Mother's Day Knitting Points....

Well I racked up some FO knitting points this week. 3 pairs of Fuzzy feet at 100 grams a piece (don't have a picture of one because I gave them to hubbo's grandmother before I took a picture).
Also there were 6 dishcloths made this week for Mother's Day gifts. Don't have pictures either. I forgot and then gave them away. Those are roughly at 50 grams a piece.

3 Pairs of fuzzy feet at 100g a piece = 300
6 washcloths at 50g a piece = 300
Total grams - 600 for Darlington.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Finally some knitting!

I haven't posted in a while because I haven't had much to post! With the move and everything else going on, there's not been much knitting progress, but things are slowing down and this week I knit quite a bit!

I knit 145 g worth of yarn on the Back-to-School U-neck Vest:

I don't recall if this was this week or maybe last week since everything has run together over the last few weeks, so I'll count it this week. I finished sock number 1 of Monkey socks, which is 35 g of yarn:

Yay for knitting progress this week!

I watched all of the race this week, too, and I was finally able to "pick the winner"! Though for a while I didn't think that Jeff Gordon would win, I'm glad he did :o)


I got a little bit done this week:

A toe-up sock in ArtYarns superwash merino, plus a toe. I'm not sure how much it weighs - less than 100g anyway.

Have a great week, and happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 11, 2007


We've had some issues with our internet connection. They *seem* to be fixed now. Or at least, until the cable goes out again!

That said, here are my totals for Talladega & Richmond. I'll try to get pics soon.

Talladega was just so pathetic. One wee baby hat, for the baby of a friend's sister-in-law. Done in Bernat Satin, it's a whopping 46.76g.

Richmond was better. Both items were knit double with Cascade Eco +. It knits up nicely. My only quibble was that it seemed to fray in parts (when I wound it, it broke). I had to felt it together b/c it broke while I was knitting (in one place). I still have some left--maybe enough for another baby hat.

Neckwarmer - 148.83g
Baby hat - 56.7g
Total - 205.53

I'm working on a baby blanket in Bernat Satin (same baby mentioned above). I have no idea if it'll be done for Darlington.

I've got a question...are we supposed to knit for the All-Star Challenge, or is that a sort of "bye" week, since it's a non-points event??

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

One.... Single... Solitary... Square...

Only a little knitting here. I cast on and finished this square last week. If it wasn't for the rain delay, it wouldn't have been blocked by the time the green flag waved!!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Richmond knitting

Do you like how I write that title, as if there was much Richmond knitting? Yeah . . .

I finished a pair of Baby Jaywalkers this week, and that's about it. Multiple forces conspired to keep me from knitting: my daughter's birthday party, a yard sale, tons of lab reports to correct, etc.

Oh well - I hope you guys had a good week of knitting, and enjoyed the race! The Jeff Gordon / Jimmie Johnson fans in my house are sure having a good year!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

And then there was none...

Well as much awesomely FO's and knitting as there were last week, alas there was none for the Talledega race. Not one drop. Hopefully Richmond will be better!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

354 miles!

afghans4Afghans - April 2007
Originally uploaded by fiberbrarian.
Here are the FOs from last week - two knit stockingcaps (reversible - in Brown Sheep worsted, Elsabeth Lavold AL, and/or Loft) and one pair of two-needle mittens (in Brown Sheep worsted). All headed out for afghans4Afghans.

My drivers are not doing well in the Cup series and my hockey players are not doing well in the Stanley Cup series.

But the weather is nice. I've started reading the Harry Potter series (again). And I'm working on a rug. (THAT should garner me some mileage points!)

For this week: 12.5 oz = 354 grams = 354 miles


Well this week was all about afghan blocks - big change for me from socks. In the picture are 2 KAL's, 2 test blocks, and 10 afghans squares which will go in the mail soon.

I used 50 gr. each on the two last week, so I would guess that the 12 used 600 grams. Since this sounds too high to me, I won't count the yarn used for the two KAL's and that should make it a more correct total.

Still have no idea how many points for an afghan square or for the race total, so will have to leave that up to you.

Have more camo/tan squares to make to add to the box being shipped, so that will probably be this week's project.