Friday, February 6, 2009

My first Calorimetry and more!

So, yesterday when I got up and was getting ready for work after I walked the dogs, I realized I had finished my Wedding Week Cubbie Socks the night before. What do you think? Forgive my green pijama pants. :)
Having finished them...I realized I had NOTHING else on the needles!! more dishcloths...nothing!! I have already decided what my next project would be but I wasn't getting the pattern until Saturday. So, I quickly thought on my feet of what I would knit during lunch. I figured I could do a Calorimetry which I've been wanting to make. So, I wound some of my handspun into a ball and quickly printed the pattern and headed to work.

A cast on during lunch, and recast on at knit night at Panera because I was told that I shouldn't follow the recommended cast on. I only cast on 100 and I think I could have cast on less. Well..I knit it at knit night and then in bed later and I finished it! It was a quick knit and worked wonderful with handspum. Edit: just wanted to let you know that the yarn was spun and plied on my homemade spindle.

So...this morning it was cold again with frost on the ground so I decided why not wear it. I had not sewn the button on so I used ribbon to fasten it. :)

Here I am during lunch today! What do you think?

Another pic of me at the post office mailing some pictures to Sharimom and SK's grandparents!
Well..I'm very happy with it. It kind of looks like I'm wearing a hat if I have my hair back but right now my hair is MONSTROUS!! I need a trim or a cut soon. It's getting long and giving me headaches! I have a survey for you to do. Yesterday as I was leaving work, my co-worker and I got into a discussion of the age of people who knit. I was telling him, he would be surprised that many younger people knit. So, to prove him wrong...I set up a survey. Please go over and answer the 2 question survey! :) It's quick and you'll be surprised at the survey results already. Please only fill out if you knit, spin, crochet, or craft!

Edit:If you don't craft and want to see the results check here.

Thank you!

Hope everyone stays warm and safe! Special K and I are staying home tonight and having a good dinner and then tomorrow if the Florida State FAIR!! fun!! I'll try to take some pictures to share with you!

Have a great weekend!!!



  1. Congrats on the great FO's! Love them - the cali looks adorable on you!

  2. Great FO! I've never made that...yet! Love the handspun, very pretty!

  3. The calorimetry looks great! Mine turned out huge (I should have cast on less, too). ;-)

    I went and did the survey. I think your coworker will be pleasantly surprised. I wish I could have shown that to several people at my reunion that made comments about my knitting.

  4. Love the Calorimetry! It's a fabulous pattern and quick too!

    I can tell you that the kids at the schools where I sub can vouch that knitting is not for old ladies. They've watched my progress on many a project, and I often get asked the question, by students I sub for more than once, "What are you working on today, Mrs. AuburnChick." LOL

  5. I was wanting to make one of those myself. Now I am curious as to what you changed on the cast on.

    Ok off to do your survey.

  6. Oooh, Natalie - it turned out gorgeous - I just LOVE that colorway!! :D I looked at Sheryl's tonight & loved it so much, I cast on for one with the SWS too. I'm almost done - this time, I cast on 92 instead of 100. :)

  7. Looks great Gnat! Wish I knew about casting on fewer though. Mine is about 1/2 way through so I'm wondering just how big it's gonna be now...although there are some big head people in my family I could always give it to. :D

  8. It turned out really cute. Nice job!

  9. Iam E and I love the head band just gorgeous:)Hugs Darcy

  10. Look at you crank out the FOs! I love the calorimetry on you...

  11. Great calorimetry. Looks great on you. I can't believe you don't have at least three wip. I thought every knitter had at least three.

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  13. I really like that!!! Calormetry is such an easy knit. very gratifying!

    It was COLD the other week.

    Nice Socks

  14. I've made a few Calorimerty and love them. Your is great!


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