Thursday, January 31, 2013


Heyo Readers,

So that sweater I got the yarn for, I just looked up the size chart and a small is still very very big on me, it's a let down for sure. We shall have to see if I can find a way to change things although I have a feeling I will just look for a completely new pattern and add on things I want I suppose.
Oh well, I have the yarn and it's not like I won't find a pattern if I look hard enough!

It's just disheartening, when I waited so long to do a sweater...and then I find out even the small is too big ! Darn you patterns for using S, M, L instead of actual measurements!

By the way it is super snowy out and I'm very glad I don't have to go outside today !

Such a short and sad post~


P.S. Here's a picture of a cat :)


Hello Readers,

I just wanted to make a special post pretty much dedicated to my lovely boyfriend, because the Cascade 220 yarn came today ! In other words that means I can start my sweater! I can have my very own sweater that I made by hand! This post has a lot of exclamations! I'm very excited though, and the colorway is beautiful!

And that is me holding all of my yarn happiness! The color way is Isle of Skye, a pretty name for this very pretty blue! and now I have 1100 yards of it! Excuse me while I go roll around in all my pretty yarn!

In other news I'm making progress on the glove I showed in the 1st post! Finally onto the fingers, but I had a bit of difficulty with the finger being too small, so I had to scrap that and restart, but now its much better, and I have decided that I will keep the fingers on scrap yarn so that the woman can try them on since I'm not sure if her hand is as small as mine, haha. We shall see~

I suppose that is all for today! Until I start knitting again~



Wednesday, January 30, 2013

First post!

Hello readers!

So this will be my new blog for my knitting, perhaps this will work out well! First a little intro about me :) Also here is my Ravelry, feel free to send me messages on there or friend me!

My name is Ashley , I live in the US (Indiana) and I'm 20 years old. I have been knitting since I was 9 when my librarian taught me how, I still have the very first book I learned from! I took a few years off of knitting but now I'm in full swing now that I am out of school / looking for a job! I have a wonderful boyfriend named Thane and been with him for over a year now :) The picture is of us a couple weeks ago. He's going to school for engineering ^_^ Lucky me, I can buy allllllllllll the yarn once he starts working! Anywho I suppose I'll do a current project portion of this post :)

Current Projects ~~~~

Gloves for commission : 

I feel terrible - I was paid 20 dollars for these gloves a few weeks ago...still haven't finished them because when I first did them I was using a new pattern...which did not work out, turned out big enough for the abominable snowman! So I finally found a new pattern and they are great!
Also this is truly the only current project....since I've waited so long to do them I'm totally focused on them!

Stalled / Start-overs ~~~~

Sasha's Entrelac Hat :Also a link on what entrelac looks like :

Sadly this is one that I have to rip out because I realized (after blaming the pattern and swearing to rip it up) I had switched the way I was I was knitting backwards for a couple rows...So I'd rather just redo it than try to figure out where I need to rip to. Also the entrelac turned out kinda it's best just to redo this. Not to mention Sasha doesn't need the hat anytime soon :D
Yep...It looks funny...oh well I'll restart it and keep focused on it! Then I won't be so confused.

My gloves :

Alright well these gloves were amazing to knit! I loved the cable pattern and as my second cable project it was a bit complex for me. My first cable project was my headband and the cable was very simple. Then as I was knitting this glove my friend messaged me to let me know the pattern was off and would make a thumb gusset that would be HUGE on anyone so not to follow the pattern and just keep the amount of stitches I have. While my friend was right (I was totally fine with the amount I had, which I have very small hands indeed) what he didn't tell me was that my cable would be messed up....The cable now went up the thumb instead of up the middle. I was disheartened but thought it looked neat. When I posted a picture of it on my tumblr many people thought the "thumb cable" looked interesting and loved it! I have yet to even start my other glove...because of the current commissions and all :) But the 100% Peruvian  Wool (Canopy Tonal discontinued) I used from KnitPicks is so beautiful and I'm very glad I got 2 balls of it! I don't believe it is being sold anymore, think I got the last 2 balls! Hope to do the 2nd glove sometime soon but who knows!

Thane's Hat : 

So I had this great idea : Let's make matching hats for my boyfriend and me. He agreed and even bought me the prettiest yarn for it Elfin (discontinued ) So I set out to find a pattern and a pattern I found! Swirl Hat fit what I wanted, it was cute, interesting and my boyfriend loved it too! So I knit mine...over the course of a few weeks, it didn't occur to me that fingering weight yarn + size 5 needles = not a quick knit. But oh well! I started his hat and I think I'm on row 2. Not very far, not even past the ribbing (brim) of the hat! So here is a picture of me wearing my hat and a pic of Thane's hat in progress.

 My cowl : 

 I really like the Thorny Cowl and I was curious if I would like cowls in general so this looked like a really good first one! It's only an 8 row pattern repeat and and then you have to connect it (it's not in the round) I still haven't finished it and it was quite funny, my aunt came over and asked me to make her "stuff" when I inquired what she wanted she wanted a cowl so I showed her the Thorny pattern that I was doing and she loved it! The best part? The yarn she wanted it in only cost 3 dollars :D Woohoo! Anyway here's a pic of the cowl for me (red one..random crappy yarn) I don't even know if I'll like it once it's done...the color is Oh well we will see!
It looks washed out, but believe me its a very deep red color!

Anywho that is about all that is really worth sharing , I have to finish up a glove for the boyfriend's step brother but that's about it!

New stuff *Yarn,needles,other stuff~~~~~

The only new thing really worth mentioning right now is my HUGE package of DPNS (double pointed needles) I sold out and just bought them from China on Ebay, well excuse me that I got 11 sets of size 0-9 dpns for 4.80 , free shipping! And they work wonderfully :) I'm using them for my gloves right now! And truth be told they feel sturdier than the ones I bought from Michaels, which is sad. Oh well! Great deal for the poor knitter! and they each have there own resealable case ! Great for me :)


In other news~~~~~ 

My beloved boyfriend bought me enough skeins of Cascade 220 from WEBS to make a sweater that I've wanted to make from the knitting book The Yarn Girl's Guide to Simple Knits 
It's a super comfy, wear around the house or out sweater - had a hood and I think I'll look up how to put a pouch in the front too! Need those pouches! Very excited for this and so glad my boyfriend did this for me <3 
Yet another absolutely wonderful thing Thane is doing for me is pre-ordering  Botanical Knits by Alana Dakos,who hosts NeverNotKnitting podcast and blog at (you guessed it)  All of her patterns are so beautiful but I fell in love with this book and all the beautiful leafy patterns! Cannot wait to get it! 

I think that is about it for my first post! Leave comments on here anytime or email me at !