I’ve spent a lot of my free time knitting, and I wanted to post my finished objects up, so I had a photoshoot with the undocumented knitting objects in my drawer. I actually had a lot of fun! Lots of hats, a baby blanket, a blanket for some friends who got married, my first stuffed animal, a cowl and some old scarves I never photographed, and my first vest!
Last post I said I was starting to knit again. I *may* have gone a little crazy. Since then, I have made a scarf, five hats and a pair of fingerless gloves. Not to mention about 12 more of those squares. Plus, I even got around to taking pictures of everything I made and posting them on the definitive knitting website, Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/people/wolfrevolt).
I think I may go on the DL with the knitting for now, as all of my planned projects are completed (ok well maybe not that sweater, but that’s for next round) and since now I’m down in the south bay. Oh yes! for those of you who don’t know, I got a job at the San Jose REI and am now staying with Matt and his roommates (bless them) while I look for more work so I can live in this wonderful but crazy expensive place. Yippee! I’m breaking free (or trying to) from the “graduating college and moving back home” predicament that is ever so common nowadays.
Here are some of my recent knitting exploits!
For the past couple of weeks, my life has been immersed in job applications and picking up long neglected projects, including organizing photos and music, cleaning out my stuff, and starting to knit again after a 6 month hiatus (well, it’s a lot harder to be motivated to knit when the weather is warm and the outdoors call).
I am now working on two knitting projects: A scarf for my Australian friend Dan (that was supposed to be finished 6 months ago and that admittedly I’ve barely started) and a patchwork blanket made out of the tons of scrap yarn I have acquired over the past couple of years. The blanket will be 100 6″ square pieces, and so far I have about 12. It turns out I actually may need more scrap yarn since what I had I went through quickly since I doubled up the worsted weight yarn so that I could put it with the bulky yarn and have a consistent thickness. I guess I need to get knitting!
Here is a picture of the squares have so far, as well as a picture of a blanket I made my mother for Christmas last year (it took me this long to remember to take a picture of it). Let me tell you, that was a beast! Also. The cat’s name is Cleo if any of you were wondering.
I have a problem. I am an extreme impulse yarn buyer. In fact I bought so much yarn in New Zealand that I had to ship a bunch of it home before I even flew back. And only now, 5 months later, am I getting to it. My favourite yarn that I bought is a hand painted possum merino (*drools*). I wasn’t planning on buying any more of it considering I already bought 4 skeins of it in maroon to make a sweater (that I still have yet to start). But then I saw this one, and couldn’t resist. This is going to be a hat, and some mitts. And perhaps an Ipod cover. BUT ISN’T IT GORGEOUS??!?! I can’t wait to start 🙂