Baby tomatoes! Always exciting to find the first ones.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Baby tomatoes! Always exciting to find the first ones.
Friday, June 27, 2008
And I do mean freaking days. I had to rip or tink back at least 3 times. It might have been more, but I stopped counting. It was pissing me off. The irritating thing is that this a basic short row heel. Nothing fancy and certainly something I've done before. I do not know why the GOK (gods of knitting) decided to test me with this particular heel, but I definintely had to overcome adversity to get it done. But it is done. The heel, not the sock.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Riiiiight. I did the heel, completely forgetting the lifeline idea. Foot too short, heel too pointy. Dammit. I ripped back. Didn't quite get all the stitches the way I was supposed to. Need my tiny crochet hook to fix. Naturally it has gone walkies. I am on my way out to get a new one, thus ensuring the old one will reappear toot sweet.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
You didn't think I would show you the lace yet, did you? And yes, there IS lace. Hopefully the heel will be turned this evening and I will fly up the leg after that!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
This year, the courageous woman is doing it again. Both the walk and a sock pattern. Said sock pattern is being test knitted as I type. I know this because I am one of the test knitters. She would like us testing types to report back in a couple of days. Yikes! I have to start knitting faster.
So far, I have made a toe-hat.I am into about row 2 in the actual lace pattern. However, I have sneakily shown you the sole of the sock. Pretty colours,eh?
I'm off to speed-knit.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Shiny, ain't it?
All in all, I'm quite pleased. I did line it with curtain blackout material and the result is quite all I could hope for!
Project one complete!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
That pile represents not quite 1/3 of the anticipated needs for this project. 19 squares to be exact. I estimate that I will need 60 squares for this work of art. Once I have knit up 60, I will see if the project is big enough.
ETA: Go here and vote for the colour name AMPHIBIAN. Crafting Jen's friend Leesa entered the contest to name the new art glass shards at Avenue Beads and it's up to us knitters to change the world! Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on June 21 (not sure what time zone that is)
Monday, June 16, 2008
In other exciting news Chez Knot..hmmm..nope nothing. I am currently busily engaged throwing out any underwear that ride up, down or in any other direction. Yup, that is the excitment that is my life. Yee fucking haw.
I think I need to lie down now.
Friday, June 13, 2008
I think I'm going to leave them raw when I sew up the curtains.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
One movie that made you laugh: The Princess Bride
One movie that made you cry: Beaches
One movie that you loved as a child:Aristocats
One movie you've seen more than once: The Princess Bride
One movie you loved, but were embarrased to admit it: Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo
One movie you hated: Anything with Nicholas Cage
One movie that scared you: Don't watch anything remotely scary
One movie that bored you: That movie where Mel Gibson got tricked up in blue face paint. Mel was easy on the eyes, the movie bit the big cucumberoso
One movie that made you happy: The Princess bride (Hmm, a bit repetitive)
One movie that made you miserable: Forrest Gump
One movie that you weren't brave enough to see: Philadelphia. Seriously, Tom Hanks being a dramatic actor? Ick.
One movie characted you've fallen in love with: Jack Sparrow. But then again, who wouldn't? I mean really, Johnny Depp? Mmmmm.........
The last movie you saw: Pirates of the Caribean-whatever the last one was
The next movie you hope to see: Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull. Or whatever it is actually called.
Now tag 5 people: Last time I wimped out, so now I will tag.....you, you and ummm....you over in the back hiding behind the fake flower arrangement. When was the last time that thing was dusted? Really, it is impossible to tell what colour the flowers are under that grime.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Yes, my assistant is in this one too, but he didn't move the box while I was taking the picture so this is the "good" shot. Again, shaddup.
And the piece de resistance,
That's right, Mama Blue's Troika yarn (scrumptious 80% superwash merino wool,10%, cashmere,10% nylon yarn) in the Talulah colourway.
I already know what I'm gonna knit with it. This year's sock pattern! I am anxiously awaiting it's announcment.
I'm off to guzzle a gallon or 3 of H2O.
Sunday, June 08, 2008
That's right, $51.82. How do I do this to myself? Budget? What's that?
Friday, June 06, 2008
Door no longer shuts completely. Will be calling the company tomorrow for a service call.
In the meantime, it's paper plates and cups!
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
But I made it all better.
I even had some of the original yarn . Hubby is now very happy....Maybe he'll remember to put a garbage bag in the kitchen when he takes the garbage out?
Sunday, June 01, 2008
So the question now, is how to attach. The sock was knit cuff down, so I can't just unpick a bind-off. I could snip a strand to get live stitches and then graft. But I have only ever grafted stockinette. How does one graft a K2P2? Or I could simply knit (and purl) the new cuff to the old, I suppose. Although I imagine that would give it a ridge. Not awful, but not ideal. Anyone have any ideas? Or done this before?