Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Here's my progress on Rogue since my last post.Not much,I know...But I have a life (which actually has consisted mainly of sleeping for the past few days,but still..)

Anyway,I've been starting to brainstorm about making this year's Christmas gifts..I don't think I'll craft much besides some golf club head covers for my grandma.I'm trying to think of how I'll incorporate elephants into that.She really loves elephants.
Other gifts might include a sewn wallet for a friend of mine.I might knit or crochet her a purse or something instead though.I've had my eye on some cool ones for a while but have never made them because I don't use purses much.
I was thinking to of knitting some armwarmers or hats or something for her 2 younger sisters.I think they're 8 and 10 so I'm not really sure what they'd like.


Tuesday, October 17, 2006

They can't keep a good knitta down...For long..

Y'know...With the amount of knitting I have done on my Rogue since my last blog update,I think I could probably be finished with the entire thing!

If I had done it right...

And I mean right literally.I'm a lefty knitter.The body (up to the armpits) of this sweater is knit in the round,so in one direction,obviously.The pattern is made for righty knitters,and knitting it in the proper direction is essential (*cough*apparently*cough*)for the cables to 'pop'.
Yeah.A smarter person probably would have taken this into consideration sooner,but not me..I figured it didn't matter much!
So there I was..happily knitting along,figuring the cables would be more noticable after blocking..I convinced myself of this up until about row 35,maybe..I started to doubt it..A lot..
Enter the frogging.

So I cast on again and now I'm purling the whole dang thing ( I HAATE purlinggg)And the cables,I am happy to report,are BEYOOTIFUL!
After all the frogging ( I think the count is up to 5 so far..3 being total restarts) I'm really not far into the sweater,but that's okay.I feel proud of myself for not setting myself aflame and diving off a very tall building and actually sticking with it.Even if I suck at righty knitting and have to purl it the entire way :)

I want my Rogue,dammit!And I will have it!

Ahem..Here's a picture now..Please 'Ooh' and 'aah" just a little bit.It will make me feel good!

Can you say sexay?! Oh yus..
And check out those stitchmarkers in action!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Slowly but surely!

So I finally finished the body hem of Rogue.I'm about to start the cables! I'm exciteddd!The Wool Of The Andes is actually softer than I expected..It feels softer knitted up than just feeling it when its wound up in the skein it comes in.
I can already tell I'm going to love this..That is,if I don't royally screw it up which is what happens most of the time.