Addicted Knitter

Gwen is a high school junior stranded on a not-quite-deserted island. (Manhattan.) She's obsessed with knitting and everything japanese.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Yes, I'm a loser

Let's take a moment away from sweaters and such to look at the inner workings of my knitter/gamer brain.

I don't often get ideas for original projects that I actually might make...but I like this one! It's a white felted messenger-bag style purse; maybe six or eight inches tall, four inches wide, and two inches deep, just big enough to hold a wallet, cell phone, and game boy. :) The flap would have a small intarsia design on the lower right corner, of...yes, I'm a loser...Dance Dance Revolution arrows.

Stomp to my beat!

I'm thinking that it should be lined with some cool, brightly-colored cotton fabric. So now all I have to do is find some. And some white yarn that isn't bleached, so it'll felt. Hm...

Thursday, April 20, 2006


Hey, check it out, I'm posting semi-regularly again!

Anyway, I've been working pretty much non-stop on that cardigan I was talking about. (It's Sonnet, from Knitty - Fall 2003, I think. Unfortunately I still haven't figured out the problem with my camera, so I only have a crappy cell phone picture. I fiddled with the coloring in Photoshop, but it's still a little too orangey - in reality it's a soft pink, a little bit grayer than a pastel. That green stripe is the marker for the edge of the walkway backstage at my school, where I spend the majority of my "free" time.

You can't really see it in this picture, but it's all seed stitch except for the two bands, which are a 4 by 4 box stitch.That slit in the middle is where one of the sleeves will go. On the right you can see one-half of the front neckline, on the left is about a half of the back neckline. (The front and back are knit all in one piece.) The seed stitch is getting boring, I must admit, but I think I'll go pick out buttons soon so I get all enthusiastic again. :)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

I'm here.


It's been a long time since I posted, hasn't it?

I've been kind of out of it.

However, I have been knitting and lurking on people's blogs and such. Since I last posted I have

-2 scarves in different shades of purple
-1 teddy bear (and one more that's just waiting to be stuffed)
-1 pair of super-cool wristwarmers

And started myriad other projects, including a pink sweater for a member of my family who will remain nameless because I believe some of them read this. I have also gotten into making t-shirts, more on that later.

More on everything later, actually. I'd post pictures now but there's something up with the screen of my camera; shhh, don't tell my mom...