Wednesday, November 05, 2008

OT Election is Over

I am happy to know that 2 years of campaigning is done. I have never been less exited over a Presidential Election in my life. I did not really like either candidate so who won was not that big of deal to me. I would like to say that I am happy that so many people went and voted. I have participated in every election held since I turned 18 and never have I seen so many people voting. I hope that all of the 1st time voters out there continue to exercise their rights and vote at every election from now on. This is what makes us Americans, WE get to participate and choose who governs us. That is powerful and should not be abused or taken for granted. God Bless America!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Missing Pattern Information (MPI)

So thanks to Revelry and my need to show off all of my work and credit the designers of anything I make I have spent the last 4 hours searching through free patterns online trying to find who wrote this pattern:
A terrific beginner cable pattern!
You will need:-16" circ. size 10 1/2 needle-approx. 80 yds chunky weight yarn-cable hook-jumbo tapestry needle
The Hat
Cast on 66 sts.
Join in the round and knit as follows:(K4, P2, K3, P2)* repeat this for 4 rounds.Round 5: (C4F, P2, K3, P2) until end of round.Repeat these 5 Rounds until piece measures 5.5 inches from cast on.Decreases (remember to C4F on the K4 every 5 rows)Round 1: (K4 [or C4F], P2tog, K3, P2)* repeat for rest of round.Round 2: (K4 [or C4F], P1, K3, P2tog)* repeat for rest of round.Round 3: (K4 [or C4f], P1, K2tog, K1, P1)* repeat for rest of round.Round 4: (K4 [or C4F], P1, K2tog, P1)* repeat for rest of round.Round 5: (K2tog, K2, P1, K1, P1)* repeat for entire round. If this decrease occurs where a cable should be, C4F, BUT, knit the two first stitches of the cable together, then knit the two stitches off the cable hook separately.Round 6 (if your stitches aren’t too tight on your circ. needles): (K2tog, K1, P1, K1, P1)* repeat for rest of round.Round 7: (K2tog, P1, K1, P1)* repeat for rest of round.Finishing Before casting off, cut your yarn from your ball, leaving about ten inches hanging off the top of your hat. Thread your yarn through your jumbo tapestry needle. Stitch by stitch, slip your stitches of your left hand needle onto the tapestry needle, until all you stitches are on your remaining length of yarn. Pull tight like a drawstring, and tie your yarn off on the inside of the hat securely. Weave in your ends.

The worst thing is I did not even save a picture so I do not remember what the hat even looks like. I seriously need help. I am working on some new things and hoping that once I am done with finals I can finish up my projects that have been sitting on sticks for too long.
If you want to see some FOs and some WIPs at Ravelry: kaligrl77...

Monday, March 03, 2008

I should win an award

I really am the worst blogger ever!!! I have been knitting, just super busy with school, life, my son, and another baby on the way, that blogging has been so low on the list of priorities that I just have not been on here n almost a year. Who would have thought. I has high hopes when I started, and now I am writing for myself. I think a diary may be better. If I went the diary route, some poor knitter may not stumble upon this blog and wonder what happened to me. OK, enough moaning, down to the knitting stuff.....

I found another great shop in Hampton Roads, the Knitting Sisters in Williamsburg. I do not know what it is about a friendly and helpful staff that makes the LYS experience so great, but I swear those are the only two ingredients needed to make me happy. Now a great yarn selection does help, but only if the staff can help me get through it.

I found Ralvery(spelling?) and must say that is the best site ever. I love the way that they have done that site and wish my time on the computer was only dedicated to knitting so I could be there all the time.

I did finish my sweater from Vogue Knitting, I love it, but I have not had a chance to take pictures of it yet. I have also ventured into the world of socks and baby stuff. I love knitting the little baby things as they knit up quickly and are too cute. I just want to say thanks to Debbie Bliss for those great cashmerino baby pattern book.