Tuesday, April 18, 2006

2 years

Happy Blogiversary to me! It's been 2 good years. I've shared lots of projects, made lots of friends. I was wary about starting a blog, but I've had nothing but a good experience, and I look forward to more years of blogging.

The moment you've all been waiting for...who wins the Brooks Farm? Well, the total number of jelly beans is.....375. The only one close to that was Laura. I have your address...it'll be in the mail this week. Congrats to Laura! Commenters like Terby, Trek, Karen, and Wendy (oh Wendy, tell your kids I'm sorry they didn't guess correctly) and all the other lurkers...keep on commenting...Thanks for coming by, but don't stop because I have given away the yarn. It's good to know that there are people out there that read.

Now, finished objects:

A finished cardi:

This was knit with 7 skeins of blue, 1/2 skein of green Misti Cotton, and size 7 needles. The sleeves are a bit poofy at the cap, and a smidge too long, but it's nothing that I can't live with. I haven't put the buttons on yet, but here are the buttons I'm going to use:

Hey, what's that under the cardi? A finished Picovoli!

Yes, it needs a bit of a block, especially those picot edges, and the ends need to be woven in. Stats on Picovoli: 6 skeins of Knit Picks Shine in coral, size 3 circs, and finished (minus the weaving in of ends and blocking) in 8 days. I loved this one...I may have to do a couple more in different colors.

A dinosaur from xtreme-knitting( click pic for another view).

Bronty was knit with some random cotton I found in the stash. I know that the fabric is too loose and the stuffing shows thru, but the little boy getting Bronty? He won't care a bit. Stegs is indisposed at the moment, and doesn't want to be photographed just yet.

Well, since the big knitting has been finished, I started looking for something new to challenge me. Instead of picking up the shawl again to work on, I bought a new book and cast on immediately for something in it. I bought Socks, Socks, Socks. I have mentally dog-eared a bunch of patterns, but have started on this one:

Yep, entrelac socks. Toe up. I have problems. But I can admit it. My progress so far (I'm using Trekking, surprise, surprise):

I can't wait to see how these progress.


Laura said...

woo hoo! I can't believe how close I was! I can't wait to see the yarn. Thanks for a great contest. (the one quality that makes a contest great: I won it.)

Terby said...

Wow! Lots of FOs. Nice stuff, there.

I am very excited about watching you knit the entrelac socks.

Happy blog birthday to you!

Laura said...

In my joy, I didn't even congratulate you on your 2 year blogiversary or say how wonderful your FOs are. I think the cardi is fabulous and those buttons! So pretty. Pico fits nicely, too. Great job!

goodkarma said...

Happy Blogversary! Yay! Yes, please keep blogging. :) I love your new cardi and ooooh the color of Picovoli is so pretty on you!

Trillian42 said...

Happy Blogiversary!

The cardigan is lovely, and the Picovoli looks terrific on you - that color is awesome!

And the entrelac socks? Wow. Better you than me. ;)

trek said...

Way to go Laura!
And entrelac socks - good on ya' - I'm in the middle of an entrelac wrap and it is a cool thing. People think it is so complicated but it really is easy as pie.

Jennifer said...

What lovely and cute FOs! Entrelac socks, eh? I haven't tried entrelac yet, but using entrelac in socks sounds interesting.

Gina said...

That Picovoli is great in coral. Lovely color. Happy Blog-a-versary!

Brittany said...

Happy Blogiversary!

The Picovoli looks great on you!

I'm looking forward to progress notes on the entrelac socks. :)

aija said...

Happy blog-versary! I am working on entrelac socks too (from Knitter's magazine), they're super fun. I've got to check out that book-- I'm excited to see how yours turn out.

LaBean said...

You know I just realized my one year blogaversary is coming up on the 24th! Congrats on 2 years of successful blogging!

I LOVE THE CARDI! Yes, I have to whoop and holler cause I've yet to make one. And the buttons are very pretty!! As for Pico.. well :p It looks good too. The yarns a great color for your skin. Color suggestions? a green or blue one like the colors of the cardi! Then it's like a matching set.
The little Dino is so cute! I can't wait to finish my Nautie so Ronnie can play with it.

Socks, Socks, Socks... ewww a 3 needle job? On second thought.. I GUESS I could adapt to 4 needles, right ? I was in B&N with the kids yesterday(I'll blog on that later), and almost picked it up. Then Ronnie shot past me with Frank on her heels and I knew it was time to go..


wendy said...

wow...I think I might try making a Picovoli too. Any tips?
Don't worry about the kids...it was so funny watching them count just the beans that were visible and think that was the answer.

weaselrina said...

Now I def. have to make a picovoli!
looks great!

You finish projects so fast, i swear you must knit in your sleep!

Zonda said...

Your cardi is really nice and your picovoli turned out really good too! Love the coral! I have the cherry to make mine in and hopefully just enough skeins. It looks really good on you, enjoy wearing both! :)

Bezzie said...

Great FOs!!! I love Bronty! I'm seaming & stuffing my own tonite!!!

Roxy said...

Happy Blogaversary!

wooooo FO's-a-plenty
I like the fact that my monitor makes your Picivoli pic look like you have swirly breasts LOL and that Lucky cheese burger is smiling from the wrapper