Saturday, June 30, 2007
How many pieces of jewelry do you wear most days?
My basic kit consists of 1 ear stud, 2 hoop earrings, my wedding rings and anniversary ring, 2 other rings, silver necklace that was the first piece of jewellery that my hubby gave me and a wristwatch.
What is your favorite instrumental song?
Who has a last name that you like?
Edit: I've changed my mind. I like the last name of Yasmin Warsame. It sounds cool....
Name a popular movie you’ve never seen.
Fill in the blank:
Nothing makes me ___________ like ____________.
Nothing makes me pissed off like my hubby complaining I can't get ready fast enough to go out!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
870 yards (2x435) of soft, squooshy, beautiful pink! I couldn't even bear to lay it on the grass for it's photoshoot. What if some VM stuck to it?! I know it's a little ridiculous since it IS yarn after all. And yarn comes from sheep. Which means that VM is the least of what might get on the wool. But it's so nice now! Yeah. So this is destined to be a lace shawl of some sort. I guess stole would be more accurate. I want it to be rectangular. I'm debating the Morning Glory Wrap. Although, technically it calls for DK weight yarn. And this gorgeous pink stuff is fingering weight sock yarn. So the wrap would be a bit more open. Or perhaps the Fir Cone Wrap from Wendy. Or do one of you have any other favourite lacey or lace-like wrap patterns out there?
The knitting of Coachella continues. I decided to rip back past the bust shaping and re-knit it instead of a complete frogging. I tried it on last night and it seems better. I'll know better once I've knit it up a bit further so I can tell how it'll hang on me.
Edit: I've joined a Coachella Knitalong! Join the fun!
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Hmmm, a little generous in the boobages, I think. This was a size small (ie 36 inch bust) with one bust shaping repeat done. For the record I am a 36C, usually. Occasionally a 36B, depending on the fit. Clearly here, I don't need the bust shaping, and I'm thinking to go down a size as well.
I did sub the yarn. There is no Berocco suede to be had in my town. I even looked on line and no retailers in my town carry Berocco! I would have to drive approx 50minutes to the nearest town that has a retailer. So I went stash diving and found some Mission Falls cotton. Swatched it up. Seemed to work.
Clearly, it does work. But it knits up a little different than the Berocco would have. Not very surprising.
I must say I really like the top, though. So tomorrow there will be frogging and re-knitting. The next size down. Apparently I am skinnier than I think I am. Hmm, that's not a bad thing, I think.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
I decided to try swatching for Coachella with some Mission Falls cotton I have. which gave me a chance to play with one of my birthday presents a bit early.
The colour in the first pic is truer to what it actually is. I'm off to swatch with my newly wound yarn.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Clearly the trimmer string I decided to use isn't stiff enough. Back to the drawing board. BTW, your computer isn't malfunctioning, I deliberately blurred out my exhausted, sweat-shiny face. This way I don't have to worry about being blackmailed with my horrible picture! (or have it show up in the paper on my birthday or something.....)
Monday, June 18, 2007
The lacy shrug is done! I didn't use Sirdar's "Just Bamboo" which is what the pattern called for. It's made out of Sirdar's "Ocean" yarn. Both are ribbon yarns, but the Ocean knitted up a bit firmer and needed more repeats across the back. Just sayin'.
In other news, Primus and Secundus have made up and are now friends.
As you can see, they have gotten quite, ahem, comfortable with each other.....
And now a non-knitting rant. My current client screwed up their schedule and cancelled 11 hours worth of work on me at the last minute. Now, I have been working like a fiend, so I don't really mind the extra time off. However, the lack of notice strikes me as unproffessional. Lets just hope they don't screw up the paycheque!
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Alas, no oregano yet......Ah well, 2 for 3 ain't bad.
I'm off to slog, er, knit some more.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Tomatoes! I am most excited.
That is all.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
And that's what I'm working on, right now. In between winning things :)
Monday, June 11, 2007
The blue sandal is me and the black sandal is Anne.
Then there was "something soft and round" on the list. That was easy!
A ball of yarn. Duh.
Then there was "Recipe for Disaster" in which we were pretty much allowed free rein. Hence:
Since all us knitters know what happens when you let a cat free in a room full of yarn!
Another topic was "Dirty Qtip". My cat Pagan wandered into the room while I was trying to think up something creative and started licking it! The dirrrrty beast:Although it WAS quite funny!
No idea what the "prize" is. Probably a dirty Qtip...
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Mmmmmmalabrigo! Lovely. This is the first time I have had a chance to touch this stuff. Wow! Nice.
Then last week I went into my LYS and entered a draw they were having. I won that too!
Lana Grossa sockyarn, a little, itty bitty, adorable sock yarn holder and some rosewood needles from H.A.Kidd and Company. Lovely. I was thinking socks for the hubby, but that may change....
Saturday, June 09, 2007
I am holding the camera, so you don't see me, but here is Anne and Christina! My multicoloured Secundus sock got to have some fun today and is in the bottom left corner.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
So, the first shot is me dangling the hat:
The second shot is the hat draped artfully over an Easter basket handle:As you can see, droopy!
Ah well, I know what I am doing this weekend! Hat-brim-stiffener shopping. Exciting, I know. I hope you can all contain yourselves!
I cast on for a new project. However, it is in black yarn and taking a picture of that with flash photography results in crappy pictures. With extra crappy sprinkled on top. So you will have to wait for a day when I remember to take a picture during the day. And since I am working 47 hours this week in 5 days, well, that might take a day or 2. Patience, dahlings.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Okay, that's not knitting, but it IS playing with string! The cross-bar on the chair kept coming loose. So I glued it back together. But then you have to clamp it tight while it dries. I don't have a clamp, since I am not a carpenter. But I AM a knitter and I have lots and lots and lots and lots of string. So I used an old trick I heard about somewhere. You wind the string around the legs and through the middle. then you take a pencil or some kind of rigid object and wind it through the "X", then you twist it tight and it pulls the legs together. Thus holding the legs tight until the glue dries. Hopefully this works. I'll know tomorrow. When I sit on the chair. If it doesn't collapse under me, it will have worked. If my next post is from the emergency room at the hospital, you'll know it didn't work....
As for the other kind of playing with string, I have been doing that too. In between obsessively checking my Facebook page.
Remember that swatch the other day? It has turned into this:
I'm almost done the knitting part of it and then the finishing will begin. You'll be able to tell what it is at that point. Or maybe you can tell now, whatever. Better pics will follow once the finishing has begun. At which point we will be able to see if I have made a usable object or not.
Stay tuned for the continuing stooorreeeeyyyy....