Sunday, February 17, 2008


Cute anyway!
Originally uploaded by moosicalmath
I finished the Nodessa hat! (See previous post.) I will mail it off to Mumsy soon. I like how it turned out, actually.

I just bought something on Knit Picks for the first time! In particular, I bought wool and needles to make a weighted companion cube for Max.

I love knitting for people.


Saturday, February 16, 2008

Baby Blanket and Oooodessa.

Baby Blanket Lacy Pattern
Originally uploaded by moosicalmath
Look it! The pattern is working! The blanket is coming together really quickly. I ran out of pink though. Must take a jaunt to the yarn store today.

This is highly encouraging, as I'm having *the* worst time with the seemingly simple Odessa hat. IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THAT, MAN. It actually looks kind of neat, but not like the pattern. I'm going to keep on the same way to see how it ends, but I might have to frog it later. :P

The pattern for today on the Knitting Pattern-a-Day Calendar is SO CUTE. It's one of those silly jester-esque three pointed hats, for babies. Good thing like everyone I know is pregnant--I'm sure I'll use it soon!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Yarn Over, I will master thee.

Originally uploaded by moosicalmath
Oh man. Another friend is having a baby. Amazing! (I doubt she reads this. Stop reading, if you're pregnant and might be getting a blanket from me!)

I started the Rainbow Blanket from Knitting Pattern a Day Calender 2008 (It was on January 7th.) yesterday, and made pretty good progress today on the way to and from NY to see Spamalot (hilarious).

HOWEVER, I didn't realize until two whole pattern repeats in that I was doing the yarn-over stitch incorrectly, and thus really not getting the pattern on the picture.

Now, I'm the lazy/creative type of knitter who refuses to frog what one has spent three hours painstakingly stitching. I prefer to work with my mistakes, instead of taking two steps back and fixing them. Therefore, I will just symmetrically make the same mistake. It will be fiiiiiine.

I'm going to work the yellow in there somehow. I have ideas.


Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Stole this meme from another knitter's blog. :)

Key: Bold=done, Italics=Will Do, Normal=No Desire



Garter stitch

Knitting with metal wire


Stockinette stitch

Socks: top-down

Socks: toe-up

Knitting with camel yarn

Mittens: Cuff-up

Mittens: Tip-down


Knitting with silk

Participating in a KAL


Drop stitch patterns

Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn

Slip stitch patterns

Knitting with banana fiber yarn

Domino knitting (=modular knitting)

Twisted stitch patterns

Knitting with bamboo yarn

Two end knitting

Charity knitting

Knitting with soy yarn


Toy/doll clothing

Knitting with circular needles

Baby items

Knitting with your own handspun yarn


Continental knitting

Designing knitted garments

Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)

Lace patterns

Publishing a knitting book


Teaching a child to knit

American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)

Knitting to make money

Button holes

Knitting with alpaca

Fair Isle knitting

Norwegian knitting

Dying with plant colours

Knitting items for a wedding

Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies...)

Knitting socks (or other small tubular items)on two circulars

Olympic knitting

Knitting with someone elses handspun yarn

Knitting with dpns

Holiday related knitting

Teaching a male how to knit


Knitting for a living

Knitting with cotton

Knitting smocking

Dying yarn


Knitting art

Knitting two socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars simultaneously


Knitting with wool

Textured knitting

Kitchener BO


Knitting with beads


Long Tail CO


Knitting and purling backwards

Machine knitting

Knitting with selfpatterning/selfstriping/variegating yarn

Stuffed toys

Knitting with cashmere



Knitting with synthetic yarn

Writing a pattern



Knitting with linen

Knitting for preemies

Tubular CO

Freeform knitting

Short rows

Cuffs/fingerless mits/armwarmers


Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine


Knitting on a loom

Thrummed knitting

Knitting a gift

Knitting for pets


Knitting with dog/cat hair

Hair accessories

Knitting in public

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Hats Galore!

Seth's Hat
Originally uploaded by moosicalmath
I love making hats. You can whip'm up in about two hours. A LOT of people were blessed with hats for Christmas this year! :) I forget where I got my basic pattern, but it's similar to Kim's Hats in Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson.

My professors never ceased to be amazed that I could complete a whole beanie during our Plasma Diagnostics class this semester. ;) (YES, I paid attention! YES, I passed!)

Bethy JO's hat

David in his new hat!

Robin's Egg Blue Hat:
My other new hat. ;)

Umbilical Cord Hat from Stitch'n'Bitch:
Umbilical Cord Hat

Sow with Piglets

The second I saw this pattern in the Knitting Pattern-a-Day Calendar 2008 (Jan 31), I knew I had to make it. I thought about it all day at lab, and started as soon as I got home. After two late-night knitting sessions, my little piggies were completed and are happily sucking away at their mama.

Sow parts:

Sow parts!
Originally uploaded by moosicalmath

The finished mama and her first finish baby:

The family is complete!
Sow with Piglets

I'm kind of obsessed with them:
Dime-sized Dinner

Sow with Piglets

New Blog! :D

I broke in and got another blog, yet another online temptation! But, I wanted one to connect to Ravelry after seeing the blogs of Mollywaffles and Physibeth.

I'll post about projects soon! I just finished the amazingly adorable Sow with Piglets from Jan. 31 of the Knitting Pattern-a-Day Calendar 2008. They are incredible.