Maddie Knits

My addiction to knitting and the life around it.

It’s Killing Me Right Now!

So, I’ve been drooling over the Options needles [ you know, these? ] and it’s killing me that I still don’t have them yet!  I’m not a big fan of the Harmony ones, though.  I’ve never been big on the wooden circular needles, just the straight ones.  Who doesn’t love Brittany and Lantern Moon straight needles?!  If you don’t, something is defniately wrong.

So, I have found a new love and appreciation for knitting socks and the only thing to do with a finding like that is to embrace it by buying mass amounts of yarn and knitting up a sock storm =)  So I obviously need patterns to do this, so I found this great one by the girl that designed the Irish Hiking Scarf [ this one ].  Well, anyways.  She made this great sock pattern called  Cable Twist Socks [ which can be found here ].  I think they’re downright adorable and I can’t wait to find the perfect yarn to knit them up with!  I mean, look at the detail of this cable stitch:

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Isn’t that just amazing?!  Anyways, just had to show that off.  Hopefully you guys will go by and check her stuff out, because it’s just amazing!

Well, I think that’s all for today.  I have to head over to work and play with the babies soon.  I know — it’s just not fair that I can call that doing work, but I can =)

October 20, 2007 Posted by | Patterns, Randomness, Socks, Stores | 6 Comments

Backtracking

Well, I just wanted to stick this post in here about how I started knitting for the SITM contest!  Officially, the first time I decided that I really wanted to knit, I was at a football game with my dad, brother and brother’s girlfriend.  Looking back on it now, I realize how ridiculous it was to take knitting to a Redskins/Eagles game in November when you have 10th row tickets on the 50 yard line!  Anyways, that was in November of ’04.  I tried knitting something up around Christmastime that year, and nothing really came of it.  It wasn’t until my 19th birthday [ January ’06 ] that my mom bought me yarn, needles, books and a class at Stitch DC [ GREAT store ].  When I started the class, I soon realized that I didn’t need to be in a Learn to Knit class because, for whatever reason, I was an incredibly gifted knitter [ not trying to be callous, but it’s what the teacher told me! ].  I soon started frequenting the yarn store so much that I was offered a job there that summer. 

My very first completed project was technically a checkerboard scarf in pinks and purples from my beginner’s class, but I relish in the fact that only about a month and a half after learning to knit, I completed a fair isle tube top out of KnitScene.  I don’t have the pictures right now — seeing as how I’m at the boyfriend’s place and all, but as soon as I do I’ll adjust the post to have pictures of both in here! 

Anyways, that’s the story of how I learned to knit.  Hope everyone found it at least a little amusing and maybe even a little interesting, but I sincerely doubt it.  I’m still not going to bed yet, but I’m going to end this post here.  Have a good night all!

July 10, 2007 Posted by | Knitting, Stores, Victor | 3 Comments

UFOs to Hell

So, it has taken me forever, but I have finally gotten around to sticking up some pictures of my projects that I just can’t seem to get finished!  First, there is my very first sweater that I’ve ever made that I used some junk yarn with and I didn’t do any shaping because I wanted to learn how to do everything that making a sweater entails and not have to worry about making a piece of shit with nice and expensive yarn.

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See why I think it’s ugly?  Anyways, I also can’t seem to get into finishing this cute little pattern off of knitty that I had been talking about.  I started it, I think it’s great, but now I just don’t know.  I’m not a big one on lace, so tell me what you think:

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I was hoping that someone  could steer me in the right direction while looking for a yarn store in the Miami area.  If you do, just shoot me an e-mail or leave a comment!

Alright, well that’s all I really have time for right now.  It’s time for me to get back to The Starter Wife [ Debra Messing Rocks ].  Goodye for now =)

 Maddie

July 1, 2007 Posted by | Knitting, Stores, Sweaters, UFOs | 2 Comments