Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Spherey is!

Just a couple quick pics...I'm mailing him off today. I'll miss the little guy!

I said that I wasn't gonna, but I just ordered yarn for two more projects! Starsky from the Knitty Winter Surprise:

and Herringbone Leather Cuff from AlterKnits:

I'm actually knitting the cuff in waxed corded cotton instead of leather, cuz the leather was about $100! The cotton looks nearly identical and the spool of 100yds was only about $6!

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Sweatery goodness!

Yay! I have successfully completed my first sweater! Its the Ballet Wrap from the Winter 06 IK. I'm pretty proud. AND I think that I will actually wear it in public! Too bad that its already 75 here. Not much need for sweaters at this point.

Its hard to get a good pic with the dark color, so I'll try again tomorrow, but for now...

I knit it in KnitPicks Decadence in Chocolate...gauge was a little off, but ended up working out great!

And I also am working on Spherey from Unusual Toys...its for my nephew's first b-day! so flippin cute. Just needs his arms and legs.

Monday, February 13, 2006


Yeah, I knew that the weird construction on the Lace Leaf Pullover might be a little challenging. I thought, I can handle this! WRONG! I am in the midst of grafting the two halves together and I have to stop. It is a mess. I need to take it out and start all over again. So I am going to set it aside and worry about it later...much later. Sigh... Oh well!

I did get my copy of Unusual Toys for You to Knit and Enjoy today! So excited! I can't wait to get started! I don't know which one to make first!

On a different crafting front, I have just discovered PMC (precious metal clay) and I think that I'm in love! It is so great and super fun. Designing jewelry is my second favorite thing to do and this makes it sooo easy. No stupid solder or jewlery blades that snap every inch! I REALLY did not need another hobby right now!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

SO much!

I have been super duper busy and my poor little blog has been really neglected! I have soo much fun stuff to share!

First of all, I got my first little pressie from my SP...the one and only Suicidal Bunny! Super cute stitch markers! Yay!

I also FINALLY got my Polar for my Lace Leaf Pullover...It is knitting up pretty quick and so far so good! Its my first sweater and I think I will like it!

I did have some issues though. Many said that the Polar is a ggod sub for the Van Dyck that the pattern calls for, but I did not get gauge...even with the #13s called for by the pattern. A 15 would have given me a really loose stitch, so I decided that instead of trying to do the math, I would just make the largest size...so far so good, but we'll see if that comes back to bite me in the ass.

I also had a great swap and I got some KnitPicks WOTA to dye! YAY! I am excited about that. I used to be into weaving and dying in college when I took my fibers classes.

I have to fly right now...but I have more to share...stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Wednesday...stupid hump day

Wednesday is not my favorite day of the week...don't exactly know why, but it's definitely no Thursday thats for sure.

At work, I am doing clay projects with the kids and my hands are so f-ing dry! That clay just S-U-C-K-S the moisture out of my skin...and my hair, you should see the static electricity. I could light half the strip. Oh well. Its worth it to see the munchkins so excited.

I went yarn shopping the other day and my super dry hands just kept snagging on the yarn, I couldn't tell if the yarn was soft or scratchy. I felt like I was disabled...no yarn sensing abilities...NOOOOOO.

I was also sick this past week, so that means I put the weight loss resolution on hold for another week. I want to lose about 20lbs by the time my parents come to visit in April and its coming up quick...I need to get on the ball! I added my little counter dealy at the bottom of my blog, so wish me luck!

In knitting news, the Knitty SP round officially starts today...hoping to send my downstream a package by the end of the week. I made him or her a little sumpin and I would love to post some pics, but I might get found out that way. AND my super cool Bunny friend has announced that a package is already on the way for me! How'd I get so lucky!?!?

AND I am still waiting on my Polar for the Lace-Leaf pullover! I contacted the eBay seller and they have assured me that they have shipped over 7000 packages to the US and only two have gone missing...hmmm maybe three now. [grumble] want my stupid yarn, damn it! [grumble]

complain much?!?!