Tuesday, December 27, 2005

SPT


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A rare one....I have on make-up.



I have a cold but I got to open all the gifts and cards .....You are all so kind!



More thanks and Kudos when its not midnight.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Friday, December 23, 2005

I got mail

: )

There not open yet!


But thank you Very much. You are all in my thoughts this week and I hope you are all having fun.

D

Monday, December 19, 2005

Socks


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I finished 100% some old socks.....hurry and finish the other three pairs now!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Big Snow


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Might be just a couple drops to you but it shuts down my city!



Yay for snow.

Friday, December 16, 2005

sweet

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

Thursday, December 15, 2005

getting the knit on

I got a little time to get my knit on now.

I have packages many many packages to get in the mail.

They will be late. But sent with much much love!


I PASSED BIO CLASS!!!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Monday, December 12, 2005


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I have tests today then I am free for a while.



I hope to update and catch up on all my stuff.



 



Its suger and cream cotton. For which I love the bright colors!

Friday, December 09, 2005

Sock pictures


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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.

Thursday, December 08, 2005




I may not have been making a lot of progress but I have made a couple dish cloths.



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Who dosen't need a new dishcloth every now and then?



They fit well in stockings to.


Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Sunday, December 04, 2005

MEME

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
* Taiwan
* California
* Nevada
* 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
* tomatoes

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….
* Laugh
* Talk to Sonny
* 3x flap ball change, shuffle hop st shuffle bc

2 Things That Make Me Happy….
* Smiles
* The pup a roo’s

1 Thing on My Mind, RIGHT NOW….
* barre exercises

Friday, December 02, 2005

Dream color combos?

evergreen, midnight, lavender
smoke, asparagus, Thistle
charcoal, Cerise
celdon, eggplant,
Indigo, olive, charcoal
Nutmeg, pumpkin, toast
evergreen, olive, denim, yellow
Stacked green


maybe just a gradient.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

SPT

The sock is back on line
drawing class...drawings of moi done by moi
The basic part...




The part I like....

and the shape my head really is...round....

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Tinking while thinking

I messed up my sockkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.

I can fix it but Tinking is not fun on such tiny needles.

So I give you a picture of the cats thinking the worst of each other.














Do you see my toes Donni?

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.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Studio Saturday

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What to start next.

I am thinking of making the mosaic socks in the colors of the green buterfly.

D

Anticipation

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:

Cherub

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.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comWhat 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!!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Whistle while you work

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.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Afternoon

I spent the afternoon ...
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With Sonny....

Yarny things tomorrow.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

last chance

last chance to guess....

next time I check back we will have it all revealed.

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People seem to be having a harder time with the second one...But I love what you are seeing.

I inverted the colors for a change.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Sock

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For the sis.
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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.

Wee


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!

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Lastly for today go give a shout about what those drawings are of....

I will cast my vote and tell the winners on Saturday.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

talking

My co-worker, whom I think is great, told me I had an old soul today...

I am not sure what to do with that.

Be well

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Quiz:

You Should Get a MFA
You're a blooming artistic talent, even if you aren't quite convinced.You'd make an incredible artist, photographer, or film maker.
What Advanced Degree Should You Get?


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.

:)

Friday, November 11, 2005

HATE

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.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Guess my images contest *edit*

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?

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

photo overload...really


What to dye?

Three dyed buns


A proud little three ply.





My mini stash
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Basket of things that need things. They are finished but not finished...ie blocking, weaving in tails, sewing up a toe...or two...four.

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More things to finish.... Yes I know that one looks like road kill.

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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.

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Sunday, November 06, 2005

Odd

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?

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Yarn

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.

Hellos

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.







Monday, October 31, 2005

I said I was sleeping

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.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Copy cat

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.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Inspiration

8:32

Seaweed
ladybugs on dandelions
bubbles in water
log cabin quilts
funky upholstery fabric
clouds in the shapes of dragons
bushy flowers
old photos
food smells in the kitchen
rows of jelly jars in a row
tomatoes on the vine
giggles
kids books in the library
eclectic treasures
stained glass
brick walls
junk shops
rain drops on windows
looking up a huge tree
barns
leaves on the ground
costume jewelry
bright lipstick
shapely frogs
candles burning
a bowl of candy
Shirley temples
the pumpkins all smooshed together
sleepy smell
the lights over the bridge
Jelly beans in big tubs
geese honks
an empty stage
shuffle h st shuffle bc fl fl fl bc
rose petals on grass
pink elephants on parade
the zodiac
sweaters sorted by color at goodwill

8:36

Thursday, October 27, 2005

fruity tooty loops


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.