Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Don't know where the original came from, but it made me giggle.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
However, I bought myself a Christmas present. And since I know what I'm getting, I can show all of you!
The colour is more true on the first picture, but you can see the slot on the bottom better on the second. It's from Knitzi and is uber-cool! The ends unscrew and allow you to slip in the sock in progress!
Merry Christmas to me! Merry Christmas to me!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
I'm rather pleased!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Hubby looked over at my growl of frustration. When the problem was explained, he said,"Maybe it needs a time-out in the yarn bag." He's learning 'knitspeak" by osmosis!
I put the cast-on back in the bag for the evening. The next night I pulled it out again, and it remained 63 stitches. Halleluljah! So the secret Christmas knitting continues.
In other Christmas news, a friend of my hubby is coming down to spend the holiday with us. So I wondered out loud, what to get him for Christmas. I asked hubby. After all, it's his friend. Hubby said that we didn't have to worry about it. I feel that if you are at my house, there should be a little something under the tree. Hubby said,"Just knit him a scarf, then."
Just???? JUST???!!!! Is he kidding? (better be) I reminded him how long the last knitted item I made for him took. I then opined that I could probably knock out a hat. In worsted. Which was deemed acceptable. So the Christmas knitting list grows longer. I should have just gone out and bought a tacky t-shirt.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Ha! Worked around it. I am super-genius.
edit: in addition, I was wondering if anyone had any good ideas for cheap gag Christmas gifts. I found one: a bag of marshmallows labelled "snowman poop"
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Although Micha seems very interested in the Bagstopper. The pull of the catnip was stronger, however.....
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Looks like he's settling in, doesn't it?
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
So I figure she's gotten over it pretty quick.
The other kitty has gotten better enough that she is eating again. So, I mix in her antibiotic with a bit of food, feed it to her and then when she is done that, give her the rest.
There has been knitting, but unfortunately it is of the secret Christmas kind. So I can't show you. Hence the kitty pictures. Otherwise I would tell you I am knitting (bleep ) for (bleep) out of (bleep). However, censored blog posts are kind of a pain to figure out, since you have to decide what the (bleep) stands for.
So, kitty pics it is!
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
So, I figured I should get into shape in order to cat-wrestle effectively. Apparently, I should:
|You Should Get in Shape With Yoga|
You're serious enough to be dedicated to yoga...
But playful enough to keep it fun
Yoga will give you the lean yet curvy look you desire
Maybe I will become as bendy as a cat?
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
|You're Part Diva|
You know that a girl's gotta work it to get her way in the world.
And while you aren't about to throw a tantrum at every turn...
You do amp up the drama when you know you need it.
You mix charm, honesty, and kindness to get ahead.
Monday, November 05, 2007
|My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:|
Empress Carol the Possible of Fishkill St Wednesday
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title
Sunday, November 04, 2007
It's (drumroll please) another Everlasting Bagstopper! Like you couldn't already tell from it's similarity to the other 4 or 5 I've done..... I will sayt that after trying out a few different string bag patterns, this is the best one. I don't seem to screw up the pattern as much as some of the other ones, the bag is a good size, unlike some of the other ones. Best of all, now that I have made so many, I know the pattern off by heart!
I also managed to get another repeat on the Campanula sock done. It looks the same, with a bit more length.
Friday, November 02, 2007
Hmm, that's quite a hole at the heel/foot join. I sense some duplicate stitch in my future....
Next up, the current pattern candidate for my silk Rumple yarn.
Sorry about the shadows, this was the best I could do after several attempts. It's definitely open enough for the nubbly texture of the yarn. Maybe too open? I'm debating going down a needle size. It's currently drying from it's mini-blocking. I'll see what it feels like and looks like when it's dry.
In other very nifty news, I won a little yarn. If you haven't been to Mobtown Reviews, get yourself over there on Wednesdays. The link will go up in my sidebar when Blogger decides to let me do it....At any rate, the site reviews a new and upcoming fibre artist every week. And then they hold a draw from the comments for the reviewed treat! Last week, I won. I got myself a super soft and squooshy absolutely lovely skein of sock yarn from Oceanwind Knits. It is absolutely scrumptious. the colourway is "Elderberry". Lori shipped it out superfast. My big problem now, is deciding what sock to use it on. Lately I seem to be having pattern decision making issues.....
The other cool thing about Oceanwind Knits is that it is Canadian. Canada has so many wondeful fibre artist. Yet often they get lost in the shuffle somehow.
Oops! The yarn must be lovely. Raven is going ofter it! And so far he has only gone after my expensive stuff. Gotta go save the yarn.
Thursday, November 01, 2007
So tonight there will be words. I continue to plug away on my Campanula sock. I did something to my left hand. The base of my thumb hurts. So I can only get a few rows in before the lace and the tiny yarn with the itty bitty sock needles gets to me. But I am putting in a few rows regularly. They appear to be adding up.
I cast on for the Falling water Lace scarf with the lovely silk. Was not loving the result. Ripped. Sorry, no pictures of that either. Emailed Alison who gave me a couple of tips on picking a pattern for the yarn. I could have dug out the stitch dictionary, but I was bored at work today, so I surfed the net a bit. I found seafoam lace. So far, I like it better. I'm only 1 repeat into it, though. Again, pictures tomorrow. Even though it looks like ass. I am reliably informed, by pretty much every blog out there, that lace is supposed to look like ass. In which case I am right on track.
In other news, Raven is now fixed. That makes me a responsible pet owner. Although, I find the term "fixed" kind of funny. After all, the reason we do the procedure is because the ..um.. bits, work, right? So aren't we actually "breaking" the kitty?
It makes me chuckle, at any rate!
I'm off to knit on my seafoam.