knitxcore.: December 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Holidays!!!

some crazy things have happened this week, i'll update you all in the new year...

but for now, enjoy your holiday!

Sufjan Stevens - Put the Lights on the Tree


Thursday, December 13, 2007


spt foliage

I've decided to combine Self Portrait Thursday with my most recent FO, Foliage from
I finished this hat sorta late (late in my house means after 11pm, lol) last night, and didn't have the energy to take any "good" FO pics, sorry. This lil guy is going to be wrapped up and put with the X-mas pile, eventually.

love lomo.

Pattern Particulars

Pattern Source:
Foliage From
Needles: Susan Bates Size 9 16" pink metal circular, Addi Natura Size 8 16" circular
Rio De Plata Wool Multi
Time: About 5 hours
loved: the pattern!!! i had a bad experience once with a top-down hat and swore i'd never do one again. Foliage has renewed my faith. hated: knitting lace, I have the attention span of a walnut.

mods: The Rio was a weird weight, so the worsted pattern wouldn't cut it. I used Size 9 needles and did 2 and 1/2 lace pattern repeats with 6 rows of ribbing before the BO. It fits kinda slouchy, exactly how i wanted.

I'm super duper excited right now! I have possibly the coolest cake ever, in the oven. I was going to wait to show you my finished cake but you need to go buy this pan, NOW! (while it's on sale for $14.99) Martha Stewart is a genius!!!

Martha Stewart Igloo Cake Mold -

I'll take pictures of mine when it's finished, and give you all the gritty details.


Thursday, December 06, 2007

Self-Portrait Thursday.

All the cool kids are doing it.

i had to walk home in the snow.

For those of you who don't know, it's been snowing in New Jersey. Today, I had to walk in the wet, mushy leftovers to get home from work. I'm already down three pairs of shoes this week. As soon as I walked in the door, I put on some tea(Tazo Joy) and my coziest PJ pants.


Sunday, December 02, 2007



Inspired by some of my favorite bloggers, I gave the Frivoli pattern a shot.

Pattern Particulars
Pattern Source:Frivol by Debi Tuttle
Needles: Clover Takumi Straight Needles Sz. 8
Materials: Naturally Tussock 8-ply in tan.
Time: About 4 hours
loved: the bobbles!!!!
hated: that i used a light color. i'm going to attempt this hat again in a dark green.

CabLE CloSE-up:


This lil' guy is the first finished X-mas gift!!!! We'll see how many get finished in time :-)

Jenny Lewis can't do the friv, but she can do frug (and the robocop):

Rilo Kiley (circa 1999) - The Frug