Monday, August 25, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
I also got up the nerve to use my new ball winder and swift ( I bought it months and months ago) for the first time yesterday and actually made some center-pull cakes out of the beautiful hanks I've collected so that I can use them!! Now, the cakes are a little sloppy, but by the 4th cake (a beautiful hank of Argosy Lotus Blossom), it looked much better. It is shown in the picture as the smallest cake in the front on the left.Going home to Ohio this morning to finish up work on the house.. I will take my Superlong wrap with me so that I can actually work on it for the WIP Wrestling. I doubt I'll have time to work on my bag for the Bags n Totes Backstroke. -I still need some help on it, but unfortunately, my computer has no sound for some weird reason (hubby thinks a virus or two) and until I can hear KnittinMitchie, I have had to suspend all online classes from The Fuzzy Lamb (sniff, sniff). We have cancelled the cable, internet, and phone at the house in Ohio - so knitting before bed will be perfect! (Maybe I'll even finish my Magic Loop Ankle Sock!!!)
Blog ya next week!
Friday, August 8, 2008
Okay, I have no idea if that's enough 'Da's or not.. Ravelympics officially kicks off today (and some other game thing in China) and I'm inspired to get knitting on my bag and my wrap. I will post pics as I progress. Okay, Team Fuzzy Lamb - Needles Up.. GO!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I went and visited Knit One North today and bought me some beautiful Cascade 220 Superwash Paints in Sunshine and some Classic Elite Alpaca Sox in Red Riot. (Yarn Porn ahead..) I got to meet Carolyn and Dawne (Sorry - I previously mispelled your name.) who were very friendly and welcoming. I went. I saw. I fondled (yarn, that is - geesh). It was great. Brian got to knit a few rows on a knitting swatch Carolyn has going in the shop for anyone who wants to knit a bit. She's going to let it keep growing and growing and taking on a pattern and life all it's own. I thought it was really great that Brian contributed something to their new store. I asked to be contacted the minute I could sign up for Cat Bordhi's class and Carolyn was gracious enough to take my info. Also, she told me that they are planning alot of upcoming classes Saturday mornings and some evenings -plus a Ladies' Night Out (sit 'n bitch basically) on Friday nights. I think I found my PA yarn home. :)Toodles.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Now, if only they could invite The Harlot to duke it out with Ms. Bordhi (a sock dual of sorts) over which sock knitting technique is the best (circs or DPNs) - I could die a happy knitster.
Dare to dream, dumplings..
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on the blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.
(No one has tagged me.. I'm just getting this started)
I have 3 earring holes in each ear though I almost NEVER wear earrings.
If I could vacation anywhere - it would be Tuscany
I have to wear hubby's t-shirts to bed or I'm not comfortable. Something about the smell of his shirts.
I have eaten butter right out of the container
My favorite ice cream flavor is pistachio
I secretly wish I could pull off red hair
Monday, August 4, 2008
I finally took pics of the beautiful yarn I picked up at Calla Lily. It is Brown Sheep Company's Lanaloft in Orange Confection. It's a beautiful Sport Weight yarn. I am using it to make The Purl Bee's Greenaway Gloves. I am taking a class called, "Mastering DPNs" with The Fuzzy Lamb and we are making these fingerless gloves to learn DPNs. I like this colorway because it was perfect timing for autumn wear.I forgot to mention previously that I had purchased (a while back) a really great knitting bag from Calla Lily as well: a quilted Donna Sharp bag. It's so pretty - my pics can't do it justice. It's got various shades of pinks, greens, and cremes. It's so roomy and really practical.
Also, the same weekend I purchased my Lanaloft from Calla Lily, I picked up some clear acrylic covers for a mini album and a heart mini album from The Pink Tomato. I plan on making a fall mini-album with the covers. I need to get some rub-ons for the covers yet. It is going to be an album just filled with fall things. The heart shaped album I plan to use for a "Favorite Things" album I want to put together. I'm not sure when I'll have a chance to start that one.
So here are the other updates on my UFOs/WIPs:
- Ravelympics begins on Friday!! I have entered the Bags & Totes Backstroke, Felted Fresstyle, and Colorworks Crosscountry with Team Fuzzy Lamb. We are knitting up Knitty's Little Slip of a Thing for those events. I am also entered in the WIP Wrestling as I plan on finishing my Superlong Wrap from Knitting to Go.
- I have 2 online classes starting this week (via The Fuzzy Lamb): Crochet Basics and Mastering DPNs (where I am making the Greenaway Gloves).
- My Ravelry group, "Moving Beyond Rectangles," will be starting a pumpkin KAL after Labor Day. I have chosen to knit, The Curly Purly Pumpkin.
- The kiddos and I are going to create handmade Halloween treat bags and crafts including a felted pumpkin.