Sunday, October 29, 2006

Wrapped In Tradition

I'm starting Wrapped in Tradition from Wrap Style, because I like working on 80 billion projects at once! Of course I can't upload a photo right now... erg!

If my brain will let me, I would like to make it a capelet instead of a poncho.


Thursday, September 14, 2006

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Sudoku Makes an Appearance

Since I still haven't gotten around to picking up the skein of yarn I need to finish Clapotis, I've finally gotten around to Sudoku.

To start I've decided to double knit it in order to keep it reversible. One side will be the unfinished board and the flip side will be finished. I'm constructing them in blocks of 3x3.

Pics will follow soon as will a pattern, once I make it small enough.

Monday, September 04, 2006


25 rows left and I ran out of the Karabella yarn I was using for Clapotis. Actually I don't think I ran out so much as I think I lost a skein, hard to say which is worse though. Of course since it's Labor Day I can't run out and buy some.

What to do?

Monday, July 31, 2006

Brioche Scarf

Someone, please smack me. I'm 2/3 of the way through Clapotis and Saturday my mother and I went to Finely A Knitting Party where I bought two skeins of Lamb's Pride - worsted in Pine Shadows and Mulberry. Now I'm 7 inches into the Brioche Scarf from Weekend Knitting.

Before the day is through I will post pictures!

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Oooh Oooh Oooh

I found this link for knitting graph paper.

Enter the number of sts and rows for a 4-inch square and it'll make graph paper for that gauge.

Thursday, July 13, 2006


I had the best of intentions. Really, I did. I went to Technicolor Sheep last night and looked high and low and found many lovely yarns I could have used for the Sudoku afghan. But no I bought some aurora melange 0019 by Karabella yarns instead. It feels so nice and I love the colors. I'm using it for Clapotis and so far it's knitting up quickly.

I've decided Sudoku would be better served as a stash busting project something simple and inexpensive. Tonight I'm going to work on a pattern. I can't decide if I should use bold colorways and simple garter stitch (which I hate) or simple colors with bold stitch patterns. I think I'll do a gauge strip of each and see which I like better.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Aches & Pains

Wow! I had no idea there were people out there wanting to know more about my Sudoku Knitting. I guess I better actually get started on it. I've been busy looking for a new job, planning my wedding, and dealing with a flare-up of a nerve injury in my right arm.

Another thought I had, and this one I've already started, is to do a Sudoku sampler. Using the same yarn, but different patterns arranged like Sudoku.

Send me a link if you've started or finished a Sudoku knitting project.

Sunday, April 23, 2006


Remember that beautiful sock yarn I bought, the same yarn I quickly came to detest? Well my mother bought the exact same yarn, in the exact same colorway. Perhaps I'll like what she makes with it more.

For my birthday, her boyfriend bought me 2 skeins of Wildfoote Luxury Sock Yarn made by Brown Sheep Co in the Rock 'n Roll colorway- center. It feels lovely and the colors are so vivid. I love handpainted yarn.

My brain is a mess. I want to do some Log Cabin knitting, work more on my Sudoku pattern, start on a sampler afghan using the cable patterns I still have to pick out for James's sweater. Then there's the sweater I have started for Michael but I don't like it and am thinking of starting over.

But first an inventory.

Saturday, April 22, 2006


Well I finished one of my Sockotta socks and can't bring myself to start the second one. It's so boring. The colorway is blah, blah, blah... I hate it. I don't want to do it. I don't, I don't, I don't!

Friday, April 14, 2006


Putting aside Sudoku for a moment... I was feeling a bit depressed yesterday, so when I asked if we could stop at a LYS James was more than willing. Lucky me, I was able to pick up a skein of Sockotta. When we left I was smiling and all was well with the world. So now I'm working on some socks on 4 size 2 dpns.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Sudoku Knitting

I've been thinking alot about mathematical knitting after listening to Kay Gardner speak at Finely A Knitting Party, about log cabin knitting and reading about Fibonacci Sequence. I got to thinking about seemingly random patterns that are pleasing to the eye, but are in actuality quite planned. Like a Sudoku puzzle. I love these puzzles and wondered to myself if I couldn't just design an afghan or throw using Sudoku as my pattern and ROYGBIV as my colorway with a little black and white thrown in for contrast.

I'm thinking 81 9x9 inch squares. What I haven't been able to decide yet is whether or not to intarsia the number that are given.

erratic knitting

So many ideas, textures, fibers, designs... I know there is not enough time in my life to actually knit everything I see. I sometimes wonder what will become of my stash upon my demise. I finish some projects and others remain on needles or worse, lengths of thread keeping my stitches in order. I try to limit myself to one project at a time or promise myself not to purchase another book or skein of yarn until I've reached a specific goal. But it's all for naught. I cannot resist. The bank balance will hover near empty and still I have to have more. What will I do when my hobby, my compulsion gets the better of me? Perhaps I will have a beer or smoke a joint and confesss -

Hello, my name is Pixel Knits and I am a knitaholic.