Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
So! I think I will spend the rest of the day knitting around and around on my shawl. I would post another picture of it but what's the point. It's a crumpled mess of yarn on a needle! I am on row 163 out of 189 and am up to 1176 sts on the needle. I am still living up to my promise of not working on anything else until the shawl is complete. The one knit Christmas gift I am working on? Well, it will turn into a Happy 2007! gift. :)
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
I am going through a bit of a knitting slump. I want to knit but I don't want to knit. I finished up two sweaters last week and now I am kind of floundering as to what to work on. I want to work on my shawl, if not to just knock down some of those 40 hours I calculated out. :) But I don't have the concentration to work on it. And I found out that I don't have that concentration the hard way. I have been working slowly on the Michael Kors sweater. I was on row 12 (I know, only row 12 but let me tell you somethin': this is not an easy, quick knit!) and I thought I was working the bobble section in the center wrong. And it was really bothering me so I ripped out the 12 rows. Turns out? Yeah, I wasn't doing it wrong in the first place. Which is why you see very little knitting and a big pile of curly yarn in the picture. So, instead I am working a new Clapotis. I am not really thrilled about doing another Clapotis but I am really thrilled to be working this yarn. It's Lorna Laces Lion & Lamb (I don't know the colorway) from Summers. I am literally clapping my hands in happiness at this very moment (I can be such the dork sometimes). She opened up her stash to Chaun and I. I can't tell you how thrilled I was that she did this. I am paying her for the yarn, of course! I will tell you this, Chaun and I almost came to blows over some of this yarn (okay, not really but wouldn't that have been funny if we had!!) This pattern was originally made with this yarn. It is ... wonderful. It's so soft and silky (without smelling of silk), I just can't put it down. And that's basically it. Just some basic knitting. Following this are some pictures of what I knit over the weekend.
THE Clapotis :)) It's a happy Clapotis! Or I am just happy working with it... whatever.
The second sweater I finished over the weekend. Oh Fine!!! It's not finished. I still need to sew up the pits and one side seam. But it's cute just like this, dontcha think???
This is going to be the cutest pair of slippers Ever. Made of Noro Kureyon. They will be felted this weekend.
This is the rest of the yarn I got from Summers. On the left is a dark purple Peace Fleece, middle is ohmygosh Crack merino yarn in purple, and then two more ohmygosh Crack yarns from hpy in wool.
I completely forgot to talk about this. It's the beginning of a glovelette that I knit for Julie and Knit & Pearl. It's made from Cash Soft. Shoot, I think that's the yarn. It turned out to be a quick knit, I think maybe 3-4 hours total? You should go and check it out. It's on display in her store. :))
It's the Michael Kors I ripped out for no reason. Chaun made a brillant observation on this sweater. Why do the back in pattern? Just do it in stockinette and call it quits.
So there you go. That's just about everything I've been up to. :)
Sunday, November 05, 2006
What, you want details?? Well, I believe I started this waaay back in February and promptly got bored with it (I don't remember why really). I picked it back up in September and worked on it every great once in awhile. Finish work (weaving in all ends) was completed by Chauntel, my BFF. It's made out of Cervinia Sorrento yarn from Smiley's yarns. I don't remember how many skeins I started out with but I can tell you I knit it on size 10's. :) I love Love this sweater. Someday I may make another...
Friday, October 27, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
See Flash sit on my knitting.
Who is this Flash? Flash belongs to Jerilyn. Jerilyn is a good friend of my family. With Dad being home for the past few months, Jerilyn took to leaving Flash at our house so she didn't have to take him on her travels (she travels for her work). He has become a family member. He is a strange dog in that he grew up around cats. So, he acts like a cat. Case in point: if I left ANY knitting lying around, he would find it and sit on it. If I tried to take it away, he wouldn't move. He would just look at me as I struggled to push his dead weight off the item. Really quite funny.
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
(all these jobs are in sales)
American Tourister (luggage store)
Big Dog Sportswear
Four Movies I could watch over & over:
(I won't cheat like Chaun did...)
Lord of the Rings movies
Disaster movies (Armageddon, Independence Day)
Jurassic Park (all of them)
Alien (all of them)
Four Places I have Lived:
Hawthorne, CA (0-5)
Cameron Park, CA (5-25)
Santa Barbara, CA
Four of my Favorite Tv Shows:
CSI (all of them)
Any cake/cookie/sugar sculpture competition on Food Network
Four Places I have been on Vacation:
Bryce & Zion Canyons
Four of my Favorite Dishes:
Ranch Dressing (can that be considered a food?)
Eggs scrambled up with bacon and ham
Four Websites I visit daily:
My news page, myway.com
Hm, I guess I only have three. Pretty limited by the dialup connection...
Four Places I would rather be right now:
At my parent's house
At Chauntel's parent's house in Idaho
Somewhere where noone knows me and asks for nothing from me :)
Rhinebeck with everyone else elbow deep in yarn & sheep (I could do this one too)
Four bloggers I am tagging:
Yeah, noone. :)
Sunday, October 15, 2006
It's made out of WoolEase Thick n' Quick. Which is normally $6 a ball. And if I have to pay $48 just to make a sweater, I would rather just buy one pre-made. I know, how unknitterly of me. But if this yarn is really on sale for less than $6 (remember, their ad states $2-$4 for all their yarns), then I can save $16 and do it myself. I am a freak for sweaters like this. Simple, easy, goes with everything...
Well, that's the plan right now anyway. Let's forget the numerous projects I already have on needles. I am about half way done with the Clapotis and 1/4 done with the Candle Flame Scarf. Those are the only two things I brought with me to work on. I do have pictures but I don't have the cord to connect the camera to the computer.
Kalah is coming over today for a yarn winding party. Well, she has 3 hanks of lace to ball up and that's it. :) But it gives us an excuse to hang out, eat pizza, drink beer, and talk knitting. I hope everyone has a nice, lazy day!
PS: Suzie: I am sorry I wasn't there at knitting for the cuddle fest. I was actually on a plane trying to cuddle with the cute guy I was sitting next to. Unfortunately, he wasn' t nearly as interested as I was in cuddling. :))
Sunday, October 08, 2006
This is a future knit project. The yarn is VerdeAzul (again, from hpy) and the project is from Gathering of Lace. But considering I still have ...oh...39 hours or so left on the Fan & Feather shawl... yeah. This one is for 2007, I think.
Anyway. I have my list of projects on needles:
Shinano sweater-knit in the round with Noro Shinano.
*Starsky-from knitty knit in dark red Cervinia Sorrento.
Babette-crocheted blanket from Interweave Crochet. Knit using Wool of the Andes.
Brown Cherry-Chaunwear designed sweater. Knit in the round with WotA and Merino Style.
Nameless Legwarmers-my pattern, knit in Andean Treasure.
*Candle Flame Scarf-Chaunwear designed, knit with hpy Rosa Vieja.
Fan & Feather Shawl-from Gathering of Lace, knit with cashmere yarn from Colourmart.
Homespun blanket-knit with 3 strands of Homespun on size 19's.
*Clapotis-yes, another one, knit with Marino Fondo from hpy.
Old Projects on needles:
Kyoto-from knitty, knit with CottonEase.
Ruched Silk Blanket-knit with silk, not sure where the pattern is from.
All starred projects are being worked on daily. All other projects (except the Old ones) are sitting in the Knitting Area. And there you go! I sure would like to see what all y'all are working on... only because it makes me feel less...obsessed. :)