Category Archives: Finished in 2006

Gooooooooal!!

Ya’ll see this? This here signifies the END OF THE DIET! I have reached my goal. Yup. I half-cheated this weekend when I bought the yarn for this hat but I was only a hat or a scarf away from finishing so it was just a small advance payment! HA!

This here is the 3-cornered hat from Elizabeth Zimmerman’s book Knitter’s Almanac. Same book that has the Ganomy hat. It was a super fast knit. I used Catalina Chunky yarn from the Yarn Tree DOUBLE stranded on size 13 needles. The only mod I did was to cast on an additional 6 sts because apparently my head is too big! Actually, it was because EZ has a gauge of 5.25 sts per 2″. Mine is 5 sts….now that I measure it!! Geeze! I made a booboo! LOL When I had cast on the required 36 sts the hat wasn’t fitting me. Go figure. Oh well. I love how big and bulky it is.

Whaddya think?

3-Cornered HatSide ViewClose-upBack View
Pattern: 3-Cornered Hat
Source: Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Knitter’s Almanac
Yarn: Catalina Chunky 100% Baby Alpaca
Needles: Size 13 Knit Picks Options
Cost: $11.60 per skein, took 2 skeins plus a tad bit of another
Started: November 26, 2006
Ended: November 28, 2006

Now for my treat for reaching my goal, I’m shopping at the following two etsy shops: Yarnahoy and Adam Knits. I know what I’m getting from Adam already. It’s this DELISH colorway he has!!! Still browsing Yarnahoy.

But I think that’s it for now. Too much holiday shopping to do! So..back on the yarn diet again until the next 5 projects are complete!

Busy Little Me

Happy Thanksgiving from The GarmendiasHmmm, let me think about that a moment...I hope everyone had a LOOOVELY holiday. I know we sure did. We stuffed our faces and were all cozy and warm at home as a family, happily, together. I’m glad it was a beautiful day because my son, Alex, had made a comment to me a couple of weeks earlier about how this year it would be different because of “you know who” that she used to cook and what not. Well, guess what? Rosi G. kicked ASS with the cooking ya’ll!! We were all sooo happy with how it all turned out. It was just us and then later on that evening a couple of friends came over with their daughter and ate.

Rosi G. also did LOTS of knitting this weekend. In fact, I barely moved some days! LOL All I wanted to do was chill and knit. There was leftovers to eat so no cooking. WOO HOO!

I was looking at my list of WIPs the other day and I told myself, Rosi G. you are going to finish that freaking Kimono sweater this weekend. And so I did.

KimonoAnd I said, Rosi G. you gotta do something about that Underwater Afghan that you KNOW you’re knot wanting to knit. Straight Garter soooo boring. YAAAAAAAAAWN. And so I decided that I’m gonna rip it and knit an afghan with the Encore doubled up similar to My Greatest Masterpiece.

And guess what else I did this weekend? I broke my yarn diet. I sure as all fuck did. I mean, ferfuxsake, have ya’ll seen how I’ve been burning up those needles?? Whipping out FO’s like a mofo! HA!

So I treated myself to some jarn from the Yarn Tree for a MATCHING hat and scarf for me. Because I have tons that don’t match. LOL I bought some Catalina Chunky Alpaca. Good GRIEF is this yarn SOFT! No pix. Sorry.

But you see, I didn’t really cheat on the diet ya’ll. Why, you say? What excuse do I have for possibly going on Saturday night and going to the Yarn Tree and buying yarn??

Well, ya’ll. I made something else this weekend, too.

Baby Surprise Jacket

That’s a Baby Surprise Jacket. All about the EZ ya’ll. All about EZ.

Now you tell me: didn’t this knitter deserve a treat???? And that’s not ALL I did this weekend. But the rest will be for a post later this week! HA!

Happy Blogiversary, Rosi G.!

Wow, a whole year already. This is amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever kept a “diary” this long. LOL

I’m very happy to have met so many of you through blogging and knitting. I’ve learned so much from a lot of you. Thanks and keep on blogging!!!

For the contest, I thought of doing something where you would go on a sorta scavenger hunt through my blog for the answers to five questions. But I’m so busy knitting that I’ll make it really simple for everyone: just leave me a comment and I’ll use a random number generator to pick the winner – or toss people’s names in a hat and pick a name! I’ll decide on Monday. I’ll give everyone til Monday to post comments. Don’t post a thousand comments either! Limit is two comments per person on this same post. And full sentences on each comment! LOL

Spread the word, anyone can play!!

Now for some FO’s I’ve made recently towards my Yarn Diet goal (see sidebar).

These are 3 hats. Click on each pic for more info. (Hey, Wendy! I was able to figure out how to mistake rib all the way through the hat. Just try to follow the pattern while doing the decreases. LOL)

Gian Ganomy Hat Tano

I finished these mittens for the daughter of a friend of mine.

Tiz

And lastly, a sock for my cell phone!

Cell Sock (1)