Friday, April 27, 2007

New to KAL.

Hello, all! My name is Pixie and I was recently invited to participate in this KAL. Melissa and I belong to a couple of the same yahoo groups and are members of the FABULOUS Get Stitchy, which I can't recommend enough, btw.
I've finally cast on for this scarf and have completed 3 repeats thus far. I'm knitting it in 100% baby alpaca on a size 6 lantern moon rosewood circ. I like the definition but am not quite sure how I feel about the drape. Here are a couple of progress pics:

The color is pretty true-to-life, it's a very light mustard yellow. It's sooo soft. Thanks for looking and I appreciate comments/feedback!
My blog is here!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

I'm moving along...

but too tired to write twice :)

Friday, April 20, 2007

New to the KAL!

Hello, my name is Melissa and I was just recently invited to join you all in your knitting of the Branching Out Scarf featured in Knitty. I started the scarf with some friends on another site and have also created a group through the flickr photosite. I am using size six Addi circs and the yarn is Knit Picks Sock Garden (100% Merino Wool) in Morning Glory. I had purchased Malabrigo Lace in Purple Mistery, but it was way too light and had no drape. Here is my progress so far:

I like how the colorway is working out. I think the yellow brings a little extra to the pattern. I am excited to continue with the scarf and am looking forward to blocking it, as that is when lace really comes to life.
Thanks again for the invite! I am excited to see everyone else's progress as well!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Starting over and over and over and over!

Here's the sad state of affairs for my version of Branching Out. I have started and re-started so many times! Sometimes I realize what I did wrong and others I get to the end of a row and have not enough stitches left to finish it. My crownig glory screw up came last night. I was finishing up my third set of 10 rows and instead of doing the k3,pX,k3 I started the 9th row. The entire time I was knitting it, I was thinking that it looked weird! I'll say!
So, I started a felted hat for my friend Rosa's birthday that I can knit around and around and around. It's going to be a real beauty. I'm holding two pieces of brown wool and a third piece of this fine laceweight alapaca I got from Knitpics called Tide Pool. It's a beautiful shade of blue that shows up off and on. when it's felted, it'll be way cool. If you're knitting tonight in Davie, FL or San Diego, CA, I miss you all!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Ta Da! The branching out sampler!

Only because I loved the way that the Karaoke showed this pattern and I only had about a quarter of a skein did I make this a sampler. I have another partial skein that's bluish/lavendar only without the transformations from lavender to blue. It just didn't have the same look that this piece does. Yes, there were a few oopses. One good thing about the chunkier yarn for a lace beginner with mistakes, is that they are easier to see. I was able to learn to see the stitches that were wrong to back out of one line instead of frogging the whole thing.
I'm going to start with the Alapaca lace tomorrow afternoon after Spanish class.
Off to order some more Karaoke!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thanks Mimi for showing us the crocheted reef

This amazing piece of work is on display NOW in Pittsburgh at the Andy Warhol museum and due to be on display in Los Angeles in 2008.
I'm in awe! Field trip anyone?

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Restarted my Scarf

because I just finished writing a long post for my usual blog and am tired and anxious to start "The Five People You Meet In Heaven" movie you have to see my scarf news on my usual blog

good night all

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Everybody, say hi to Heather

The chica found us in internet blogland all by herself! WooHoo!!!

Monday, April 9, 2007

Progress on Branching Out

Here's my progress on the Branching Out Scarf!

What???!!! That's not the Branching Out Scarf???!!!!

I was going through my stash on Saturday and

found this wonderful, beautiful yarn! After frogging the branching out scarf numerous times on Friday, I decided to frog something else on Saturday and Sunday. The argosy scarf from Knitty. OK, it's a little different, but the concept is the exact same. :)

This scarf has ALOT of counting!!! Do not attempt while talking onthe phone, watching TV and TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS! I started out doing the frequent break thingie and things were going great.

So, here's what happened last night. It was really too late to continue... and I hadn't taken any breaks in a LONG time, but I only had about 48 more rows to go... and made a big mess up. I don't really want to frog it, but can't figure out how to back out over all those SSKs, K2tog and YOs.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Trial lace knitting

This is my favorite so far. It's in Karaoke. I don't have enough to make a whole scarf, just part of a skein.

Here's the alapaca silk on size 6 needles. It's really tiny, but pretty. It's going to be very delicate. I was thinking of turning it into a little purse. (Ya, Ya, I can hear you all laughing hysterically! Imagine, Cheryl making a purse!) It would be pretty lined with silk and a drawstring!)

The vibrant one has already been frogged. I couldn't even see the pattern in it.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

The group's blogginess so far Carol Mimi Brandi Cheryl (yet to be populated with anything other than a title) Sarah ! Heather who just joined (is joining) today


I got home late last night from work and found the delivery message from the Post Office for my yarn and for the new Yarn Harlot book. bummer! However, my friend Rosa gave me a CD of pictures we took with her friend Ramon in El Yunque, the Caribbean Nationa Forest. So, without further adieu.... some eye candy goodness for all of you!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007


Hi everyone! I'm finally in! Thanks Cheryl!

I've ordered my yarn (Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Wicked) and according to Yarn Market, it shipped yesterday - I can't wait to get started!! You all are such pushers ;-)

I'm a bad KAL'er... er? Is KAL'er a word?

So I started this already. Didn't realize that there should be a start date or anything. But the good news is I don't have enough of the yarn I bought for it and got lost as to which row I should be on. Therefore, I am going to frog and start again after I have found a yarn I like. Am checking out the kpixie site you all ordered from. Maybe I'll find it there. Or I am also making an order with KnitPicks so maybe I will find on there.

I'm waiting waiting waiting!! C'mon yarn!!

I bought another flavor called Ice, but when I went to the website to borrow the picture, it was gone. Maybe I bought the last skein! It really should be here in today's mail. Is everyone ready to get started?

Sunday, April 1, 2007

One in blue

I should have done what Cheryl did, buy three different colors just in case.