Friday, March 14, 2008

FOto Friday!!! March 14, 2008

Long time, no see!

Yes, it's been a long time since I had a FOto Friday, and I'm sorry this one will be kinda lame. See, I'm cursed lately with a raging case of startitis. But since there has been absolutely no proof of knitting since January, I'll show you all the stuff I'm working on. Click for bigger, and fear not the ugly!

Here we have the World's Ugliest Dishcloth, lol. This was born of a burst of premature spring cleaning back in January, using all my odd cotton ball ends. A lot of this yarn came from Target knitting kits bought on clearance. What? You can tell?

warshrag violet
The "Someone's Ready For Spring" dishcloth, also finished in January using Sugar 'n Cream Lime Stripes and Hot Purple. It's REALLY BRIGHT, but it will fade. Right now, the colors remind me of the violets we had in the backyard last spring - every shade of purple-into-white with those bright green leaves. Pretty.

A kinda FO - stalled since December or January. We'll call it January. This is the basic sweater for the Jimmy Neutron sweater. No, the yarn is NOT really that pink. It's more of a cranberry, but wouldn't photograph right, even with my hotcha new Olympus. (Which I never did download the software for, by the way. I just plugged it into the Mac to see if iPhoto or Preview would recognize it and they both did, woot!) Ok, so yeah, my own pattern, could use a tighter neck. Also needs the Jimmy Neutron insignia stitched onto the front, but other than that, it's finished. Yarn: Wool-Ease in Cranberry.

Here's a progress photo of the Lacy Diamante socks taken on January 18. I made this one bigger so you can see the stitch pattern and because Celena's sock yarn is so purty. Go buy some!

Same socks, taken today. Stalled (again) at the wrap-and-turn. (I think I can, I think I can!)

25th scarf 1
A flower from the Vogue Knitting 25th Anniversary Scarf by Nicky Epstein. This is for the oft-mentioned Miss Marple Read Along and Scarf Exchange. Shhh! It's secret knitting! In fact, this cherry-blossom pink flower is a bit of a red herring. hee! Yarn: Cotton Fine by Brown Sheep Company. This color is Tea Rose.

candy socks
Candy-Stripe Socks for Miss M (aka Girl). Pattern: Basic Top-Down Sock Recipe from Knitting Rules. Moda Dea Sassy Stripes in Crush.

fambly prog
Start of Possibly the World's Ugliest Log Cabin Florescent Kool-Aid Dyed Extravaganza of a Fambly Binkit. Hee.

J bib prog
And... last but not least... the project I started last night instead of the quilt I've been planning for months... a bib for Baby J. He might get two. And maybe the finished MDK Baby Kimono. Pattern based on MDK's Baby Bib O'Love, but stockinette with garter border and a reverse stockinette J in the middle.


Anonymous said...

I saw the the first photo of the dishcloth and thought "That is so neat!" Then I read the World's Ugliest Dishcloth part. Well, I like it. But I tend to do some weird things with colors (intentionally) in my outfits so I might not be a good judge.

Loved all the WIP photos, especially the socks. Makes me want to cast on a new project tonight.

knitseashore said...

Sounds like you are making good progress! Please tell me about the Miss Marple exchange. Is it on Ravelry? I love those books.

heather t said...

knitseashore - here is the link for the Miss Marple Read Along. Scarf partners have been assigned for a while, but I'm sure you could read with us. We're reading The Body in the Library this month and The Moving Finger in April.

It's funny, because I've read the first two books and I don't remember a single knitting reference! I may have missed it, or it may be that the TV Miss Marple knitted. Oh well, it's a good reintroduction to the Agatha Christie I devoured in Jr. High!

Celena said...

Socks look great!

Alpaca Granny said...

Your socks are awesome! And 2 of them, no less.....