Saturday, March 29, 2008

Update on the 'Puffed Scarf

Note to self: for next birthday, ask the 'rents for either one of these amazing stitch markers:

Aren't they so cute? I'm getting so bored of going around and around and AROUND my scarf seeing the same ol' little pink ring. I need to jazz up my markers a bit!

I haven't had any time for blogging in the past for weeks or so (family chaos and matters--NOT good) but I have found some time for knitting! Today I've knitted two stripes on my Hufflepuff Scarf, so I have a grand total of (drumroll please) 13 STRIPES! Only 6 more to go...6 more to go...

...OMG. I'm so sick of it. I've been doing the same stitch, over and over again, for...*checks calculator* 21, 840 stitches. OH MY GOD that's a lot. No wonder my fingers are sore. No one told me this knitting thing would be painful...

I would have pics up, but the little sis lost the digital camera cord (just like she lost her Nintendo DS cord, and cell phone cord, and video camera cord...seriously, we shouldn't even trust her with technology anymore) so no pics :(. Don't worry, you wouldn't be missing anything. The scarf doesn't really look interesting, being all twisted completely. It's going to need a lot of blocking when it's done.

I'm on Ravelry, now! I HAVE to integrate my posts over to my profile on there, but if only I could figure how. My username is "Rocketknitter", and I have so much stuff in my queue, it's insane. Oh well...I'm off to add even more!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Le Nouvelle Blog

So this is it! New blog, all set-up, which was one of my goals for this spring break. I plan on integrating it with Ravelry (which I just got my invitation for, yay!) and also reviewing the books I've been reading this year.

I've spent most of the vacation down here in Kansas City with my grandparents, away from a decent internet connection, so this gives me plenty of time to knit! My first REAL project is a Harry Potter Hufflepuff scarf, styled from the first two movies. I thought it would be easy to start out with. I'm working with circular needles for the first time, and it's SO NICE to simply knit-knit-knit to create the stockinette stitch--no purling involved! I love it.

However, it's taking me FOREVER to knit this thing. At least, it seems that way. Each stripe is 24 rounds of 70 stitches, and the whole thing is 19 stripes. I have about 8 of the stripes done, so I'm not even halfway through! Oh well. I still think it was a good first project to choose. I'll try to get a WIP pic up as soon as I get back home.

I should probably get back to reading Pride and Prejudice, which I have to finish for my Brit Lit class by, oh,'s actually enjoyable, surprisingly. Probably the first book on the class reading list I can actually stand!