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