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I finished knitting my Peaks Island Hood tonight and I love it. I need to sew in the ends, block, and sew on the buttons, and it will be complete. The wool is a little scratchy so I’m hoping it will soften after it’s washed. It’s pretty fantastic though and wonderfully warm. It has such a rustic feel but yet glamorous too…such a great contradiction for a knitted piece. It’s forecasted to be stormy this weekend and would be perfect for some finished shots!

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Wow, I am flying through this. I finished my 28″ of seed stitch and am ready to start the hood. It’s turning out beautifully!

Peaks Island Hood

Peaks Island Hood

I FINALLY finished this scarf. The stockinette section and the bind off were a little tedious but it wasn’t too bad. It does roll quite a bit so it will need some good blocking. Since I am injured, it will have to wait until I gain some mobility. Finished photos to come soon!

I began the scroll lace scarf at the very beginning of the year. As mentioned previously, I LOVE the lace pattern. It’s beautiful, especially in this yarn, and it was easy enough to memorize but still fun to do. My troubles with this scarf began with the stockinette body.

The instructions said to pick up one stitch per each two rows, which is easy enough to do since you slipped a stitch along that edge. Oh and that you need to pick up 208 stitches. Well, with 28 repeats of the pattern, producing 7 picked up stitches per section, you only get 196 stitches. BUT if you do 30 repeats you get 210 stitches, and excluding the very first and very last slipped stitch you get 208. Wow, I was so proud to have figured that out. YEAH MATH!

Fast forward, I am THIS CLOSE to being done with the short rows in the stockinette section and it is very apparent that not only am I no where close to the ends of the scarf, but it’s completely asymmetrical. So I’m sitting here, pondering and pondering what the hell happened. I mean…my math is right. Then is dawns on me. I didn’t need to do any additional repeats because there were 12 live stitches on my needle from the lace section. *Face Palm*. In order to accommodate 208 stitches, I needed to switch to a much larger circular needle, and just left the live stitches on the other needle, completely forgetting they were there.

So, it looks like I’ll be ripping out that whole section today. Now would be a great time to own one of those RIP shot glasses.

I think this should be the new title of my site! Life has changed a lot. I got married, I moved, and I got injured.

Due to the injury part (tore “something” in my left hip flexor from roller derby), I haven’t been able to do much of anything. Other gain weight, play video games, sew, knit, oh and did I mention gain weight? I can’t work out, I can barely walk and it’s been extremely depressing.

But I guess it gives me time to ponder things and hopefully be a better blogger.

Now on to the crafty goodness.

As I mentioned, I’ve been knitting…a lot! I finished a hat and scarf for my bff’s, Sorral, 30th birthdaySorral's Hat and Scarf

Twinkle’s Balthazar Vest

Balthazar Vest

Shalom Cardigan         Shalom CardiganAnd the cream of the crop, the multi-patterned sweater from Vogue Spring/Summer 2006

Multi-Patterned Top

This sucker has been almost a two year effort. Not because it was difficult but it just lay dormant for so long.

I’ve also been working on various other stuff. The Double Moss Stitch Jacket and Central Park Hoodie are my two big projects. I’ve also been knitting lots of baby stuff for people and am soon hoping to get a stash going so that I can sell some stuff on Etsy.

Oh and I almost forgot! I’m knitting fingerless gloves from all my lovely ladies in my wedding party out of beautiful Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in shades of red, yellow, green, blue, purple, and pink. Unfortunately, I have discovered that a yarn swift is really needed to wind fingering weight yarn.

Sadly, this took me about an hour, when it should have taken 10 minutes! Oh well…Christmas is around the corner =)