Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Psychedelic Snake eye!!!

The other day, I showed you a picture of a half finished blue thing. Well it turns out, ganiggle is a cheater, but she did guess right. It's Celtic Memories, the bag pattern that she designed. I'm making it out of knit picks Wool of the Andes in arctic pool heather. Here's another pic of it with the buttons I got the other day at my lys. They're celtic knot buttons. I think they'll look awesome with it.

So lately, I have had the WORST possible case of "Startitis." Be careful, it's very contagious. In the past week, I cast on for Celtic Memories... and at least 4 other projects. I say at least because... well one of them has disappeared. I may never know what it was.... I honestly forget. Oh well. :) So, I cast on for my Better Bucket hat from the other day... but had to frog it. You know that rule, join, being careful not to twist? Yeah well... I think I overlooked that or something. It was twisted, and I didn't notice until... well, let's just say I should have noticed by the time I did.

I also cast on for my first pair of socks for the Summer of Socks 08. I'm making Wendy's Cabletini socks, (pdf) with my ONline supersock stuff that I got a while back. Here's what it looks like so far.

The colors are more intense than that. Think eye-searing. They're BRIGHT. I LOVE them. Check out the toe, as viewed from the end. If you're creative enough...

That becomes a psychedelic snake eye! Awesome!

I also cast on for a pair of Spirogyra's from knitty. I'm using Lorna's Laces shepherd sport in tickled pink. I'm loving these. The pattern is really easy to memorize. The only thing I hate is doing a yo at the beginning of a needle. That just irks me. But I like the way it looks so...
And last but not least, I cast on today for a pair of gloves by Zortified from the fgf group, to test knit them for him. They're called "Notwoven Fingerless Mitts." I love this pattern. It's very clear, and quick! I did all of this today!

I am to the end of the thumb gusset, which means I am about done. Dave wanted fingers for his mitts, and I can't put them in these because it would be too thick, being worsted weight, so... If he doesn't like them, I guess I'll keep them. :) It'll offset some of those other bright bright colors I'm working with. The yarn is Knit picks wool of the Andes in arctic dove heather.

Oh yeah, and I also am doing a Gryffindor Swap (holy linkage batman!! Sorry ganiggle... you're contagious too apparently...). I think my partner will be extremely happy with what she's getting. I hope at least. :)

Next time, on "Yarn Mafia." We find out just what, exactly, M is for.... Stay tuned!!


Tracy said...

I haven't started on that purse yet, but I totally want to.

Knit and fall back in it said...

Love the snake eye! Very cool. I am suffering from startitis here too.