Posted in Design, Etsy Store, Fingering Weight, KADHD, Knit, KnitPicks.com, Knitting, Lace Weight, Patterns, Random Stitching, Wool, Yarn

Lots of New Goin’ ons

Yes, I know… you may scold me.  It’s been 2 years…….  Continue reading “Lots of New Goin’ ons”

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Posted in Fingering Weight, KADHD, Knitting, Lace Weight, Patterns, Wool, Yarn

SO MANY WIPs!!

Yet, I want to cast on more!!

Yup, I said it. I want to CAST ON MORE KNITTING projects!

As promised, this is my mountian of WIPs — If you are the type to easily faint, look away…don't faint

Total count — 23 WIPs

This is including those projects I have yarn for, made a project page in Ravelry for and haven't really casted on yet. I did do a gauge swatch for them, so I'm counting them.

It is a very surreal moment when you lay all your WIPs out in front of you. After I had them all out, taken the picture, LAUGHED MYSELF FUCKING SILLY, organized them, and put them away, I realized I had forgotten 1 MORE!

The BF wasn't at home at the time I did this! Thank Goddess!

I did decide that 3 of them will be FROGGED. One is a towel that I was knitting and quickly lost interest in, one is a pair of socks (surprised?) that they yarn is not right for, there is NO definition in the cables, and that makes me a very cranky Mooney, and the third is a sweater I was knitting for Colby. He decided to start lifting weights and has bulked up…so….. a FROGGING I shall go with them.

Ok, so now I'm down to 20 WIPs.

I'm hoping who the hell am I kidding? I'm gonna cast on something else soon. You know it, and I know it, I'm just better at denining it. to finish the Blue Day sock and my shawl this month…or come pretty damn close.

What to do with them? They are all safely tucked away….outta sight. Except for the projects I'm currently knitting on, which are next to my chair at the kitchen bar in the corner.

But that will change in a week or so. Xmas is coming. Yea, that's right, I said it…I really really REALLY have to work on his Xmas stocking! And there is my T.A.R.D.I.S. cowl I want to wear this winter, and my shawl this fall, and I'm running a Blue Day Sock KAL so I have been a good girl and knittinng on my sock.

Remember at the begining of this post, I had said I wanted to CAST ON MORE? I do. shame

But I want to cast on at least 2 Xmas presents for the BF. It would be fantastic if I could get a pair of boot socks done and a nice thick double knit hat. I've been looking at patterns today and last night. doesn't fucking surprise anyone, right? That is my plan as of 5pm on Sept. 6, 2013. This can and problaly will change within a few hours. I tend to do that. A LOT.

Starting with the next post, I'll show you my Blue Day Socks WIP …. yes, I know I just linked it…I'm shameless.

 

Posted in Fingering Weight, KADHD, Knit, Knitting, Lace Weight, Patterns, Wool, Yarn

KADHD…. My big Knitting Problem!!!

Hi, I’m Mooney…. I have a knitting problem…… KADHD…..

.This is what happens when a knitter, almost ANY KNITTER sees a pattern, *Obsesses* about the pattern, must find yarn for the pattern, and the Addiction doesn’t stop until the knitter casts on!!

Then comes the black hole of WIPs!!

Another *SHINY* pattern!
MOAR YARN!!
CAST ON!!

***KNIT ALL THE THINGS!!!***

And repeat!!

Then the Knitter starts making *excuses* why it’s *OK TO KNIT THIS.*

The Knitter starts muttering stuff like…

–* Winter is coming! I HAVE TO STAY WARM WITH THIS SCARF!!]! It’s totaly ok if i spend a few days learning how to Double Knit! OMB It will be soo warm and squishy and sooooo cool looking! Everyone will bow to my AWESOMENESS!!

–* Think of the children!! I MUST KNIT THIS BLANKET FOR CHARITY!! Cause I do have this acrylic yarn just laying here! I’ll just go buy ONE MORE SKEIN for it! No Big Deal! And it will be AWESOME!! People’s Jaw’s will drop that I spent 3 days figuring out how to do this cable!!

–* Fall is almost here! I REALLY NEED THIS SHAWL I STARTED LAST YEAR!! I can totally wear it this year!! and yes, it will be AWESOME!!

–* I CAN TOTALY KNIT THE OTHER SOCK FOR THIS KAL!! I don’t have THAT MUCH TO DO… I can rock this! then I will have another PAIR OF SOCKS for the Fall & Winter this year!!

–* SOCK IN A SOCK?!?! Of Course I can do that!! That is my travel knitting!! I NEED TRAVEL KNITTING!! Then I will have another PAIR OF SOCKS!! And they will all bow when I pull the socks apart!! They will throw cookies to me!!

–* WHY CAN’T I WORK ON THIS CARDI FOR NEXT SPRING?? I’m working on it here and there…. It’s here, and when I feel like it, I’ll be there, knitting it! It’s kinda travel knitting….almost….just for when I don’t wanna work on the other ones….BECAUSE I CAN THAT’S WHY I’M KNITTING IT then when it’s done, and I’m wearing it in the Spring, it will be AWESOME!!

Then the Knitter starts thinking about the *others*….the ones that are sitting in the corner….under the TV…..the one’s waiting to be finished for Xmas and before…..the one’s she started LAST YEAR or the YEAR BEFORE! The HORROR!!

“I can totally get that knitted for him *before Xmas” HE WILL LOVE HIS XMAS STOCKING!….so what that I didn’t finish it last year. I can finish it.”

MY T.A.R.D.I.S. COWL!! I will so TOTALLY finish you!!! I want to wear you!! I’ll add you to the bag next week!! It will feel like I started a new project, but I don’t have to worry, cause you are already started!!

I wonder what new patterns showed up? *clicks on Patterns and starts adding them to the Queue like a Squirrel stashes nuts!!* I’m soo going to knit that next week!! I need MOAR YARNZ!!!

I’m Mooney….and I’m a Knitter….I have KADHD

this is my shame…. what’s yours???

The projects in the picture are what I am *actually knitting on at the moment*. Why yes, I am nuts, why do you ask??

In the next couple of posts I’ll share ALL.THE.WIPs!

There may even be a picture with all of them! I’m debating spreading them out on the floor in front of the BF, but he might have a stroke!

DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE SPINNING AND THE FLUFFY!!!
…that’s a whole ‘nother post!

Posted in Blocking, Design, Fingering Weight, Knit, KnitPicks.com, Knitting, Patterns, Wool, Yarn

Sock Design — Phase 1 Complete! 6/24/11

Yea!!!  Finally I have the INITIAL pattern finished!

Now I need a NAME for these socks!


I was going to name them ‘Blue Day Socks’ — would it still be a fitting name if made in a different color?  Probably not.  Any suggestions?
I wanted to share the news, I’m just ecstatic!  I spent 3 days experimenting with cast off edges— ugg!  I am happy the way it came out!
Sorry if the pictures are a little funny, I really need Sock Blockers.

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Next phase, I must cast on, and test out the pattern myself, and put the final touches on the written pattern.

The Pattern will be for sale on Ravelry.  I’ll post an announcement here for all of you knitters. 🙂

A knitting I shall go!   🙂

Posted in Fingering Weight, Knit, Knitting, Knitty.com, NHKnittingMama, Patterns, Wool

Torreyana Casted On—Finally

For some reason my brain failed to realize the stitches were doubled, until this morning.  Maybe it was because I was trying to get the stitches on while supper was cooking last night.  Happens to all of us at one point or another, right? Over hungry and trying to knit or cast on equals disaster!

After 5 tries (I’m not kidding) I finally have all 685 stitches on the needles for the Torreyana Shawl. Why so many times?  Well, it goes like this:

  • Only have one skein to work with
  • tail was waaayyyy too long the first try (when my brain failed)
  • second time tail was way to short  (ok, over compensated there)
  • Third time missed by half the stitches
  • Got impaitiant and just did it again = fail to short
  • ok, now I read the instructions AGAIN
  • ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh  each needle = 685  (ok, now i feel like I should of been wearing the dunce cap!  No wonder Clutch was looking at me funny)

See?  This is an example of what can happen when your multitasking, HUNGRY and casting on!  Not a good combo.  At least I gave it a go three time last night before I gave up for the night.

It don’t look like much now, I know.  But there really are two (2) circular needles there.

The yarn I’m using is from NH Knitting Mama. It’s a fingering weight: 80% Superwash Wool & 20% Bamboo.  It’s sooooo soft.  I love working with it.

I know I have a bunch of WsIP, but I couldn’t help casting on yet another project!  I will only do a couple of rows and move on to the Iain Sweater, I swear…. {evil grin}

Posted in Clutch, Knit, Knitting, Knitty.com, Patterns, Puppy, Yarn

Therapi – the Wooly Kind

Rainy and cold one day about a month ago, combined with a slew of bad ‘P.O.T.S.’ Days, I needed some Therapi. I found this wonderful pattern on Knitty. I had some purple Quatro in my stash, and thought this would be perfect for it!

So far, I’ve gotten the body finished, and now, I’m Magic Loopn’ the sleeves.  I’ve almost got the sleeves finished, yea!  You can check out some pics of progress so far.  I’ll post some pics here in a few days.

Honestly I really didn’t think the wool would be as soft as it is, and I really like working with it.  I just wish it was easier to get.  I ended up buying it from Royal Yarns.

As far as WIPs:

  • Therapi (of course)

I had 2 other project, but those got s*&t canned and the yarn/wool reclaimed for other projects that I haven’t quite thought up yet.  I am considering writing up the socks I knitted last year, and possibility a scarf pattern.

I am going to cast-on a small lacy shawl with some beading.  But I really have to work on Colby’s Iain Sweater.  I had ran outa yarn, so that was my excuse (can u think of a better one?) to work on Therapi.  But now I have more, and so off I will go to work on the elusive Iain.

Posted in Clutch, Denim, JoAnn Fabrics, Pants, Patterns, Puggle, Puppy, Sewing, Shirts, Shorts, Tops, Uncategorized

Add Sewing to the mix

Recently I went back to sewing.  Before you gasp and exclaim ‘ What about the knitting?! ‘ I’m still knitting, just not as much.  Yes, the yarn is crying to be picked up.    I just wanted to complete a project in less than a week. The P.O.T.S. days don’t help much either!  Hint: that’s when I knit.  ;0)

I have completed 3 shirts, two from this pattern: tops D & C

The first one (D) I like.  The second one I made…..not so crazy about.  It’s probaby the color I used.

I did just finish a peasant blouse, but I don’t think it’s a keeper.

It is funny thinking about constructing shorts when the nights have been hovering around 35, and days getting up to a whopping 60.  Ah well.

Yesterday Sis and I went for a quick trip to Joann Fabrics.  We both grabbed a pattern or two, and some fabric of course.  I had pattern for cargo pants/shorts (McCall’s 5633) so I scored some denim 50% off thank you very much, and started laying out the pieces for the shorts this morning.  I do have some nice chino fabric in army green for the pants, but I’m gonna wait to see how the shorts fit first, and go from there.

Clutch is gonna be 4 months old tomorrow.  He had his last round of shots last week, and I swear he grows about an inch for every nap he takes!