Friday, September 22, 2006

I've caught the fever.

Yesterday I went to Hobby Lobby and Michael's with my coupons and bought some Sugar 'n' Cream. Within five hours of coming home, I not only knit an entire dishcloth, I ate dinner, read some of my book, made my workout plan, surfed the web. Heh. No wonder Ana calls me a fast knitter.

Yeah. These cloths have been on my mind for a while now. And I don't even like knitting cotton. But they called to me! And alas, with a 40% and a 50% off coupon, I knew it was time. Just cast on for the second one, alternating the colours. I will still have leftovers, I believe. I already have my eyes set on a green/blue/white/yellow combo. mmmm. those leftovers will work well with these, methinks!

In the mail today, I received the first part of my payment from that shawl I knit:

I cannot wait to knit the short-row fair isle sweater in here! The 1824 wool to do so is also coming as my payment.

Scarf I'm crocheting to offset the skarfs:

Yay for updating with actual knitting! Time to go work on this dishcloth before Matt picks me up for dinner :)

Thursday, September 14, 2006

All in a day's work.

soooo...last year sometime...(last year? two years? when was it, monkee?) I received a spindle and some roving from Joeli. Then when she moved to the UK she gifted me the rest of it. it's wool for sure, and it kinda seems to be merino, from reading various descriptions of it.

i used small pics so i don't make Barbie's dial-up cry. Photobucket makes thumbnails for you! yay! ( also makes them open in new window.) [click pics for big]


first yarn balls from way back:

what i pulled off the spindle in order to use it:

so i settled in...i dunno what made me wanna pick it up, but i did. probably just to procrastinate. heh.

and i did this, yesterday:

wanna see closer?

i then tried my first hand at plying:

in ball form:

yarn on feet!! for Missy!

and finally, all skeined up!

Today, after being responsible, and doing things from my to-do list, i picked it up again. figured i was on a roll, may as well keep it up (not like i don't have wedding things to do, including wedding knitting, but alas)

not exactly entirely even, but i like it. Keep bugging Ana for advice, teehee. yay for enablers!!

that's about it for now.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Thursday, September 07, 2006

yay lace!

just some quick pics:

pinned to bro's extra-long twin bed. ceiling fan on medium. will dry quickly. details to follow with finished modeled pic.

ETA: time for a fast knit for myself. so i go to my knitting basket, wanting to find my top-down raglan in kool aid recycled yarn. and's not in there. but guess what....NINE things on the needles. NINE. oh. my. goodness. i did not even know i was that bad. seriously. and...they are pretty much all scarves. what??
-ruffles from Scarf Style
-scarf in bulky superwash wool of one giant cable
-skinny scarf in Tar-jay yarn
-gluffy scarf in Big Lots yarn
-lion brand fancy fur scarf
-lace scarf in KP's gossamer
-branching out sample
-pair of Sassy Stripes socks
-lorna's lace helen's lace shawl (only NICE WIP in there)

-yarn for shaped triangle shawl
-valerie handspun
-nono kitty sample handdyed
-lorna's laces shepard sock failed jaywalkers
-mohairy branching out that needs to ripped out

dear goodness. someone help me! it's like an endless Mary Poppins bag. i think i might could sell all the frou-frou scarves i already have made, and finish these others, and make some money at a craft fair in november. whaddya think?

Monday, September 04, 2006


bear with me, y'all. brand-new camera means a breaking in time for usage. uh, that was an interesting sentence. anywho....take a gander at the ColorAccent Mode:

i was just playing around. got it too much into one shade of red, instead of close shades as well. then the flowers would look even better.

in the mail on Friday, I got my Knit Picks Gloss colour card that Pam (trillian42) graciously sent me so I could order yarn for a special project. and she also included some stitch markers she made for me!!

again, pardon the new camera...these are purple beads, but i am still getting the hang of things.

the lace border! called "wheel" it's currently halfway done. will be soooooo happy to get this thing done and in the mail.

so purty, eh!! time to turn the corner. shall see how it goes.

oh yeah. it's a Canon PowerShot S3 IS. is Ana jealous? teehee. maybe she can give me some camera hints.

more pics when my huge KP order arrives. shame on me! i ordered new needles without having tried the ones i do have....