new direction

I seem to continue to fail at keeping my knitting blog updated. I think a lot of this has to do with ravelry. Just so easy to update your projects with pictures and leave it there. So, as I haven’t been good about keeping this blog updated-

friend me on ravelry! my username there is ‘hobbitknitter’

Hope to hear from you guys!

-Sarah E.

ahem. projects

So I’m going through my WIP basket. Good. Lord. Woman. I have waaay too much on the needles that needs attending to!

1) Shetland Shorty.

I just need to finish this. It’s about 1/3 done and looking very cute and I know I will wear it when it’s finished. So that’s my lace project.

2) LOTR socks #1: elvish script.

These are going to be so flipping amazing! I’ll post a picture soon. They’re very time consuming, though, with an intricate fair isle pattern and US #0 needles.

3) LOTR socks #2: Gandalf.

These are bulky weight wool socks which will have Gandalf’s “G” rune embroidered on the cuff. Very cute and warm for cold practice rooms.

I’m going to have to post the patterns for both of these socks. :) Nerds unite! …YEAH!

4) Boomtown Scarf.

Inspired by a scarf Rose wears in an episode of Doctor Who (Boomtown, season 1… why yes I am a hopeless nerd). It’s reeeeaally pretty and uses 4 different colors of variegated bulky weight wool, and a stitch pattern I designed myself. Another pattern I’m going to need to post!

5) Annoying sweater

It’s supposed to be Salina, but I messed up somewhere and am so over it! Going to be ripped and made into something new and fabulous. Possibly with a nerdy overtone to it just to keep the theme going.

Yay summer projects!

-Sarah Elizabeth

checking in

Long time no see.

Finished my sophomore year! No knitting was done at all. Buuuut I got straight A’s, so I suppose it’s worth it.

I feel very in the need of knitting right now though. A friend of mine, who was in the same class with me and who I took all my core music classes with, was hit by a car and died Sunday night. He was loved by all his friends and it’s really shaken us all up. I can’t concentrate on reading at all but I definitely need something to ease my mind and keep my hands busy. I suppose now is the time to test the whole knitting as therapy thing, eh?

I’m sure I’ll be posting more this summer – I have a lot of projects planned and should have lots to show you.

-Sarah Elizabeth

la ti da

Amazingly, I have another finished project to show you!

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Yes… it’s a Tardis. AKA a time machine/spaceship/thingie disguised as an English Police Box. And it’s bigger on the inside. Dr. Who would approve.

I’ve also got yarn to start a great quest… designing the most amazing socks ever. They’ve already got quite a promising name – ‘footsteps of doom.’ And will feature the elvish script from the one ring (yes, lord of the ring reference – 2nd nerdy reference in this post) in fair isle on the cuff and foot. To be worn with black or maroon converse (kinda a nerdy reference #3) while conquering the world! YEAH! One sock to rule them all! Or one pair. Either way. The yarn is claudia handpaints and cost 42 (4th nerdy reference) dollars for 3 skeins… kind of ridiculous but it is SO pretty and I am super excited. I found the chart online, and have worked it out to redistribute the script over the amount of stitches I’m working… and it’s going to be pure awesomeness.

I love break and time to do what I WANT! It’s so awesome. I even had time to experiment with my hair. I used the Clairol Shine Happy treatment – I’ve read mixed reviews, some loving it and some saying really godawful but kind of exciting things like that it dyed their hair orange. So in an impetuous moment of risk-taking I did it. No exciting disasters to report, but it did seem to lighten it some and bring out my highlights. And it’s pretty. So I’m happy.

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-Sarah ‘liz

k’nit k’nat k’nit

Why hello. It’s been…. forever!

I’m currently in the middle of my delightfully long winter break, with 2 full weeks left before I go back to school. Last semester was incredibly intense and I barely got through in one piece with my sanity intact.. but I did it. With A’s in everything but one class, which I got a B in… so yay. Once break hit I was able to start catching up on my MUCH needed sleep, which has been awesome!

I don’t even know where to START with catching this blog up with everything that’s been going on. Suffice it to say, for me, as for everyone, life has undergone many changes, many trials have been met, many hurdles overcome… and all the rest of that cliché business. But I’m still in school, still a music major (though I’m not sure I’ll stay one… I might end up switching to English. I’ll never graduate!), still teaching piano and working in retail (though for how much longer I’ll have THAT job is somewhat worrisome), still a huge nerd and still the ‘mama’ to the most awesome dog in existence. And, still knitting!

This break, I’ve knit a hat:

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It’s the Who hat! The cables are actually little owls. I still need to add eyes, but I love love LOVE this hat… it’s adorable and funky and sooooo me!

I finished my crocheted bathmat as well:

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So. Cute. I’m thrilled with how it came out.

I’ve been slowly teaching all of my friends who don’t know how to knit… to knit. And hanging out with fellow knitters has been a huge part of winter break for me! On friday 5 of us got together and worked on our projects… I made a washcloth in the time:

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Nothing too complicated, I alternated garter stitch, moss stitch, and yo k2tog lace. It’s really squishy and amazing. :)

And now I’m back to working on the Salina sweater from Rowan Vintage Knits. I’m really hoping to get it finished this winter – it’s been on the needles for a LONG time and I need to stop neglecting it and get it done! I’ve found a new tv show that I’m quite in love with – Dr. Who – and it has been providing good entertainment while I knit. And that’s what I think I’m going to go do now. :)

-Sarah Elizabeth

bloggity bloggity

Hello my faithful readers,

Well, I have not died! School has been atrociously busy and I’ve not had much time to catch my breath. Things are going well, though; I like all my classes (though they’re all quite intensive) and life is good. Lots of changes, but I suppose that’s what life is… change after change, and you just have to adapt.

I have been knitting. It’s been really therapeutic for me to pull out my knitting and work on things. I don’t have much progress on anything to show, though, so I’ll wait until next time to post pictures. 

I should at the moment be studying for a number of quizes and exams I have coming up. I sadly have a huge case of fall fever and can’t concentrate on ANYTHING! And so I’ve put my hair in curlers, watched a few too many silly things on youtube, and eaten a bit too much chocolate. But hey. Everyone deserves a break. :)

Let me know what you’re all up to! I’ll try to post pictures of my projects soon.

-Sarah ELizabeth

quick update

hello all - 

sorry I haven’t posted in awhile! I’ve been busy with work and getting ready for school, and not a lot of knitting has been happening, although I am halfway done with the back of my shetland shorty. I entered the ravelympic WIP wrestling with my shorty and my crocheted bathmat, but I fear that I will fail this time around – time is short, and as classes start on Monday (tomorrow!) and they look to be fearfully time consuming, there’s not going to be a whole lot of time to bust out two FOs in the next week.

However, I definitely plan on keeping knitting through the school year; so if I don’t post as often, at least it shouldn’t be a complete hiatus like my freshman year!

-Sarah Elizabeth