Saturday, April 30, 2005
Wal-mart had their new yarn section all set up.
Caron 'Fabulous' and 'Feathers'
Lion 'Incredible' 'Suede' and 'Moonlight Mohair'
Red Heart 'Kiss'
Bernat 'Disco' and 'Envy'
plus new colors of Red Heart Plush and Caron Jewel Box
i broke down and bought three skeins of Suede in Garnet to make this, which i have wanted for a while. Plus a skein of Plush in blues and greens for $1.25 on clearance. yay! first time i've bought yarn all year...tee hee!
Friday, April 29, 2005
so yeah. y'all know about the lovely, lovely yarn that Wendy so lovingly sent me and Joeli. Yeah, it is so soft and cool and just wow.
and so it was made as a joke in chat, that hey, maybe those two will knit the same thing...
well, you know, we had to run with that! And so Joeli picked out the Honeymoon Cami and I was sold. So I cast on two weeks ago, and from Sunday time and class time, I have created a super easy, super lovely, super fast tank! my first summer knitting!
of course i had to alter the pattern. skinny straps....3-st i-cord on circs? no thanks. i wanna wear a bra. so i did a 7-st in seed. lovely lovely! oh my, there's my belly button. eek!
As with any KAL, the members do not all finish at the same time. read the sordid story. poor, poor Joeli...but at least i'm sending her a 'consolation' prize.
plus i only used half the yarn Wendy sent me. now what?
Sunday, April 24, 2005
and guess what I bought?
summer IK!!!!! it's here, it's here! not supposed to be out til Tuesday when i was gonna run to the newstand. but i have it now.
is that right?
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Helen Louise Failing's Aliases
Your movie star name: Chips Ron
Your fashion designer name is Helen Sicily
Your socialite name is Smellin Helen Chicago
Your fly girl / guy name is H Fai
Your detective name is Kitty North
Your barfly name is Chocolate Mudslide
Your soap opera name is Louise Portsmouth
Your rock star name is Chocolate Cheetah
Your star wars name is Helmuf Faibil
Your punk rock band name is The Excited Candle
Kitty North, Private Eye... me likey!
The soap opera works as well...the rest, eh...say WHAT??
Monday, April 18, 2005
in other news, here's this:
ain't it purty? it's my lovely Wendy yarn...be sure to check out Joeli's snippet too. hehe.
Saturday, April 16, 2005
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Wednesday, April 13, 2005
i swapped for this wonderful lace weight in a gorgeous color from Laura
and then Wendy decided to spread the love of her stash to me and Joeli lovely lovely yarn with the aid of postmistress Deb. oh what a wonderful day!
TEN BALLS! of this gorgeous colorway...half egyptian cotton have akrill...like heaven...
Monday, April 11, 2005
i also got a cute postcard from Kate/westozcaat. yay, another new blog to read!!!
Friday, April 08, 2005
1. What is the strangest thing that has happened to you while knitting?
Hmmm. I guess the time when two elderly ladies were whispering to each other about my technique of two-handed-stranded-veritcal-striped-mitten-cuffs-on-dpns. yeah, that was odd. also the asian guy who sat next to me while i was using homespun on size 15 to make a quick scarf and he said he bet i could make him a scarf on the ride home. STEP AWAY!
2. What is one technique or item that you have no interest in knitting?
Hmm. this is tough. used to be socks. used to be lace...done both. i don't know...hmmm. i think maybe skirts. don't really wanna knit one of those. I am going to make a granny-square skirt. i'll go with that as my final answer ;)
3. What are you working on right now?
Whew, what a loaded question! Currently 'actively' knitting is the Ruffles scarf and Madli's shawl. resting are mitten #2 and Mariah. plus lots of pieces of things..like a sweater front that i wanna frog. yucky pattern.
4. What is your favorite thing to knit - or do you do a variety of projects?
i love felting. because it is fast, fun and pretty. but i do also enjoy sweaters. I truly do. don't mind 'sleeve island' or seaming or anything else.
5. Do you have a favorite yarn that's just waiting for the perfect project, or a yarn you've been dying to try?
i love Cascade 220. it's what i use to felt and what I'm using for Mariah. I also have this yarn that i cannot wait to use. maybe a tank from new knitty?
thanks for the interview, Ariel! ;)
Thursday, April 07, 2005
will ponder this soon. very soon. a new tank would make me feel happy
PS-why do we use blogger when it sucks so bad??
Monday, April 04, 2005
not much knitting at the moment. the ruffles scarf, madli's shawl, mariah and mitten #2 are all languishing. plus i'm waiting to see what nifty italiano treat i am getting from wendy. and marmite from Joeli and smoochies