MiaZilla and the World of YARN

Knitting is an exiting world of sharp nedles and mulitcoulour yarn. Here I'll tell you aaaaaall about my adventures in it!

Friday, May 25, 2007

More new FO's :D

Yes I come bearing more FO's ^^ I am sort of trying to stashbust. I don't need it as much as *some* people but still, I'd like to keep all of my stash in the same basket and so I need to get rid of some of it. And it also helps my college poor self if I knit with yarn from my stash rather than buying new stuff all the time. :)

This is a most wonderfull FO. Done with this pattern it's a little mat for my teamug. Now my laptop is that much safer and I have noticed a decline in the 'I just spiled tea ALL OVER the keyboard'-crisises that used to be way to common around here. ;)

Ah. My lufferly bag. I used up all my fingering weight alpaca (tripel stranded) and a less than complete skein of bulky brown wool and a metalic/blue/white funfur type yarn. I made some flowers for decoration and an icord handle in black wool that I felted. The lining I sewed by hand. I also added a magnetic closure to keep my stuff in the bag XD

Since I had made a cellphone cozy (see last post) I decided that my mp3player really needed one too. And considering the 'luck' I've had with music playing technology it'll need it. Double stranded with worsted weight black wool and a novelty yarn with acrylic /mohair /cotton /metallic. It's very cute and snug.

I must say I'm pleased with myself. This is a lovely tank/shell type thing, knitt in the round using a cute pastell novelty yarn my mum gave me for my birthday in march. I first tried to knitt the pattern that came with the yarn but it was messy and annoying and the sizes were odd. So I frogged and started over with the bad penny pattern from Knitty, I had the right gauge and it's a cute pattern. Now, the yarn isn't very soft, in fact it's rather scratcy, but that is okay since the top is so see-through that you need to wear something under it anayway. :) And it fits! It really does. Making garments that fits and look good is one of the bets things about knitting!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Lookit! I'm alive!

Hi everyone :D

I know, I know. I haven update in forever. Ah well, I'ma a lazy bum, what an you do? :D Anyways I'm here to post pics of my latetst FO's ^^

This is a dishcloth I did with a worsted weight cotton on 3mm needles. The pattern Twin Leaf Lace Cloth is from here

This is a cat toy 'mouse' I made for my sistes cats. Nothing special, just some leftover ww wool , some shortrows and a bit of stuffing ^^

This is a cellphonesock :D I did it with three starnds of fingering weight alpaca on 5mm needles. The pattern is the same as the Irish Hiking Scarf, but done with only one reapt of the cable. The pattern is here

Finally, I did an ACTUAL Irish Hiking Scarf! Only two repeats of the cable pattern though. I didn't have a lot of the yarn I was using and I like loooong scarfs. This one actually came out on the short side.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Knitting quizz :P

What kind of knitting needles are you?

You are bamboo.Warm, cozy, and thoughtful, you take your time and enjoy how things feel, smell, and taste. You love the craft and beauty of traditional things, and you value the comfort and experience of knitting as much as the results. But while you are reveling in your warm cozies, don't get stuck. Warm is wonderful, but so is the whole wide world!
Take this quiz!

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

This is my knitter geek code as of october 2006. I'll try to update it as my preferences and experiences change


Version: 1.1

KCA++ Exp+ SPM Pl++@ Wool+@ Stash- Scale Fin Ent? FI Int Tex?
Lace Felt+ Flat Circ+++ DPN++ ML2 Swatch- KIP++ Blog+ SNB?
EZ? FO5 WIP1 GaugeW++ AltCr-


Thursday, October 12, 2006

Huffie scarf done ^_^

My beloved huffie scarf ish done ^____^;;;;;; It's lovely and wooly. And TASSELS! So cute :3
The colours are a bit wonky in this pic, in reality it's in black and a less ornagey yellow.

re-finished object XD

The hat from a few posts down is finished. Again XD I realised I needed to add earflaps. I-cords are fun ^^

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Fetching gloves!

I just finished these gorgeous fingerless gloves, made with this pattern fron knitty. They are my first foray into the world of cables and the are soooooo pretteh :D