Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Friday, December 23, 2005
Monday, December 19, 2005
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Friday, December 16, 2005
You are all so sweet!
erms....anyone made candied orange peels?
THis knitter did and I am thinking about trying it.
Since this is about knitting and all I suppose I should tell you about the knitting....
Its just that welll...I did that thing where you knit a sock then put it down and have to go back and make the second and forgot what you did to make the first!
I should take better notes.
Shannon thank you for the CD! I am so excited to wrap stuff up to it.
fa lla lallalalallllalallal flal flflallflalll lflalf
at 10:16 PM
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Monday, December 12, 2005
Friday, December 09, 2005
Hey all you picture taking sock knitters I needs some pictures of finished socks on feet.
I want to make a sock calander. The pictures need to be a big size in order to fill the clalander.
Leave a comment or email me and I will show you what I am doing.
if the lighting or something is off I can try fixing it....
poeticpurl at gmail dot com at = @ dot = . and eliminate all spaces.
at 5:00 PM
Thursday, December 08, 2005
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Stolen from Deb
10 Random Things about Me…
* I adore wooly yarn
* I like the beach best when it’s stormy
* I forget why I call
* I don’t like to clean all in one swoop.
* I like to dance barefoot in my living room, kitchen, hall, bathroom…
* I use……. a lot
* I have killed all the house plants I ever owned save two
* I am drawn to smirks and grins
* I love my spinning wheel
* I tend to name things that already have names
9 Places I’ve been….
* Portland, OR
* Cash Creek Canada
* Carlton, OR
* Nye, OR
* Silver Falls, OR
8 Ways to Win My Heart….
* Talk to me
* Make me smile
* Laugh at yourself when you are cranky
* Be yourself
* Don't laugh at my hobbies
* Be willing to learn and change
* Let me be quiet
* give me a kiss even if I am sleeping
7 Things To Do Before I Die….
* See Alaska
* Make a quilt
* Take a long road trip
* Read all the books I own (I like that one Deb)
* Finish my WIPs
* Feel I made a difference
* Meet my Blog Friends (this one too)
6 Things I’m Afraid of….
* George Bush
* large crowds
* Big Sickness
* D’s trial
* Big businesses
* Really really sharp knives
5 Things I don’t like….
* George Bush
* Fou Fou yarn
* Being stared through
* telemarketers..Not the person the business
4 Ways to Turn Me Off….
* Think my lifestyle is wrong
* Dismiss my ideas
* Talk over me
* don’t care
3 Things I Do Everyday….
* Talk to Sonny
* 3x flap ball change, shuffle hop st shuffle bc
2 Things That Make Me Happy….
* The pup a roo’s
1 Thing on My Mind, RIGHT NOW….
* barre exercises
at 7:58 PM
Friday, December 02, 2005
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Sunday, November 27, 2005
Stolen from Friskyegg
If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, (even if we don't speak often) please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me.It can be anything you want - good or bad - BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE.
When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people DON'T ACTUALLY remember about you.
at 12:53 AM
Saturday, November 26, 2005
I have so much to catch up on.....
It was a tres busy week. Lovely and great week but I must admit very little knitting has occurred.....
But I have prizes to give away....
First the answers:
and though hard to believe that is simply a paper bag with the top folded down... I love how many different things you all saw and the things you make me see...
So first to pick a prize is Kathy from MinxKnits.
What she gets to pick from....Some hand dyed strippy yarn...(that's the stuff yet to be dyed Or I will send it naked and you can dye it.) We have some lovely wool in shades of Orange, red, pink, and yellow... Or there is some possum laceweight in Moody blues, from Cherry tree....... Or I have a plethora of stitch markers I can customize to your needs.
Yeah Yeah Yeah Kathy!!!!
at 3:36 PM
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
There is crafting to be done and mail to be mailed....
I am a bit distracted this week....
All sorts of wonderful and not so wonderful things....
But I miss my knitty friends....
DONNI you are Sly....but IT is wonderful.........WONDERFUL.
It and my socks are coming with for crafty crafty day. In which I try to do as much crafty stuff as possible.
Pictures and Prizes for the contest will be done this evening....I think you will be happy little knitters.
at 7:35 AM
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Saturday, November 19, 2005
Thursday, November 17, 2005
For the sis.
The foot....After I spilt juice on it...But all is well.
Do you know the pattern....I stole it from a scarf and I think it works amazingly well. Like These are the prettiest thing I have ever made.
I am thinking like knee height.
Do you like my knitting bag...Isn't she cute...It goes with me everywhere with my current knitting obsession.
at 8:35 PM
A wee wonderful arrived at my house...
I need to take a better picture to show you the amazing detail in the piece. Donni I love this magnet....LOVE it!
Lastly for today go give a shout about what those drawings are of....
I will cast my vote and tell the winners on Saturday.
at 5:19 PM
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Saturday, November 12, 2005
I figured out one prize will be sock yarn...either sock yarn I dyed which means most likely stripes, yet to be made or you can dye it yourself. Or some fun Opal stripes.
GO vote...vote twice if you feel the need.
at 3:06 PM
Friday, November 11, 2005
I hate very few things in my life....
I have decided that I hate Brittany Birch size 0 short double pointed needles.
Don't duhhhhh me about how I am knitting on a sliver of wood. They are very very cute looking but deep inside them lurks the evil snap dragon. It wants to come out after you have completed your toe. not the soc, but just the toe.
I hate you Brittany Birch size 0 Short double pointed needles.
The only thing that is saving you from becoming kindling is that you were expensive, your cute, and there are five in a package. I own Addi 0 but they are smaller than BB zero's. I will have to look at the addi one's they might be closer to the right size.
Stupid Stupid dumb, annoying, bratty, stupid stupid needles.
I really like the 5 inch size but I do not adore the breakage rate.
Go take a stab at the images below. They will be up for the week and I am still deciding on the prizes yarn. But it will be nice. I might even send you a pair of BB size 0 short double pointed needles....minus the one that broke of course.
at 9:36 PM
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Well I have been taking a Drawing 101 class....
These are the two most recent drawings I have been working on. Yes like all things recently in my life they are mostly incomplete. The first one more so than the second one.
Can you guess what they are?
Persons guessing the closest to what the image is to both items will receive a yet to be named yarn/fibery prize. I will randomly select one as well....Cause the one is really really hard to tell what it is.
maybe further away will help you see?
at 12:38 AM
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Basket of things that need things. They are finished but not finished...ie blocking, weaving in tails, sewing up a toe...or two...four.
More things to finish.... Yes I know that one looks like road kill.
Layer one and two of the new yarn.....YARN
Reminds me of tofu...but better...unless it is fried tofu from downtown...then it could be a toss up.
at 12:11 AM
Sunday, November 06, 2005
My giant yarn purchase is shipping... I am waiting....Rather patiently
I took apart a sweater to make socks with...Because it is the greatest color and I want to make some argyle socks with it for my sister. They remind me of a pair that my mom used to have that now I have but can only find one of.
Which incidentally is hanging in the bedroom on a hat that is suspended by a dart in the wall.
So as not to make the identical pair I am flipping the colors around. Lavender socks with white and green argyle. I spent night before last learning the argyle pattern. It may kick my butt. SO I am thinking two socks at a time toe to ankle so that if I get butt kicked I can just stop there and call them done. But I am hoping to make fairly tall socks.
And I am in love with this sweater. LOVE
Will I ever knit a whole garment bigger than a pair of socks?
at 11:28 PM
Thursday, November 03, 2005
I ordered yarn...
Lots of yarn.....
7105 yards (6496.812 m) of yarn...That's to say...
sock yarn=3570 yards
Lace weight =2475 yards
and Worsted weight = 1060
yeah...um...it is all white yarn. But it has a future of become pretty pretty colors. I really only needed the ww to make some hats for presents. It is a 50/50 alpaca wool which I am hoping is not going to be to hot. I was thinking that the alpaca should be nicer on the head than just plain wool.
But the sock yarn was calling to me. I am totally up for dyeing some more stripey socks. I want to try the knit machine method and the really big loop method works good for me.
The lace weight is alpaca and I have not knit with lace weight alpaca or got to dye any alpaca. There is a certain shawl I want to knit up... I went searching for others who have made this shawl and there are several in dark colors that look smashing.
In knitting news the shawl is half bound off...I ran out of yarn half way through the bind off. I must go find a small chunk of purple yarn to finish the last little wink....Or add fringe to the edge..Yeah I would rather find a bit more purple or rip back a row.
at 11:35 PM
Thanks Shannon. The card was great and a perfect timing. It came last week at the busiest moment of my day.
THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Than I must also say hi to Stripey!
ON the knitting front we have just a few more rows to go.....Then a little dyeing and spinning happened on my weekend.... It turned out great but I have to decide if I am brave enough to risk plying it or if I will once again knit a single...
Its a really tough decision for me. Cause my colors could end up all messed up.
Other than that we have school School School.
at 5:32 PM
Monday, October 31, 2005
Donni I know I said I was going to bed...but there was a issue with this computer so I am making sure it logs on and off....and writing a post in the middle...
My bulky yarn.... A blurry picture of it but I heart it so. Even in the glow of the monitor light it makes me smile.
Dear Ms. Anonymous,
You may do which ever feels right to you. I love both ideas.
at 2:15 AM
Saturday, October 29, 2005
I read Jodi's blog.....I enjoy Jodi's blog.
Actually I read every blog in my sidebar plus a fair few off other peoples side bars.
Example = Mog's blog - Princess knits - Hello Yarn - Red lipstick
Yes I drive the same way home every day, I change lanes in the same spot each time, I also have no sense of direction.
Back on topic Jodi does Studio Saturday which I can't really do every week but I have one this week.
at 8:08 PM
Friday, October 28, 2005
ladybugs on dandelions
bubbles in water
log cabin quilts
funky upholstery fabric
clouds in the shapes of dragons
food smells in the kitchen
rows of jelly jars in a row
tomatoes on the vine
kids books in the library
rain drops on windows
looking up a huge tree
leaves on the ground
a bowl of candy
the pumpkins all smooshed together
the lights over the bridge
Jelly beans in big tubs
an empty stage
shuffle h st shuffle bc fl fl fl bc
rose petals on grass
pink elephants on parade
sweaters sorted by color at goodwill
at 8:24 PM
Thursday, October 27, 2005
The fruit loops first scarf is finished...but still not blocked. I am not quite sure even if it is in my bag or if it is in the car or the house... Not sure but it did turn out ok. Not my favorite but I do like it and the colors inside the colors are very nice.
But the second piece of Fruit loops is so different they almost can't be part of the same dye pot. The colors that spun up are very different. Still stripy but more of a solid tone. Where the first one was mainly the three colors I mixed this one is the outcome of mixing the three colors. You can still see the main colors but they are not as loud.
So I split the whole tube down the middle and I Navajo plied one half and was hoping for a little more than what was yielded...oops. So I may go find a matching solid color to make a hat out of and use this portion as the brim. Or put it with my cool spun yarn basket.
I have a small basket of yarn to look at. Just look at, don't we all have yarn we don't intend to knit with. Is that just me?
The other half I am making a shawl with. Yes single ply. Someday I will try a two ply but I like how the colors fade and switch. If I did a ply they would melt into one another and become just another variegated yarn. It is also a shawl I have already made. The lace leaf pattern. Its a nice quick pattern that is not so complicated that the stripes look weird. Cause I would faint of something weird.
So this is it thus far.
What other great and wonderful things do I have to share. Well I colored my hair. Um in case you don't know what color my hair was before think mouse colored. So now it is Burgundy or rather a purple red color I am telling you if I could make it blue I would.
Bio project...don't ask.
at 12:52 PM