July 30, 2004
Cracking Toast Gromit!
July 29, 2004
I finsished the poncho like I said. But I still haven't fixed my problem. So I put that aside and I am going to finish up on the Noro scarf. Scroll down you'll see it. That is going quickly. It's too bad the yarn is so expensive, a lot of people would get one for a Christmas present. I am really trying to kick my self in the ass and get works in progress done. I have to! I can't make anything for my self until I get other things done. It is just so hard. I want to make it all!
July 27, 2004
Monday night is knitting night
Julia came over again last night and she is doing great! She got a lot done on her scarf and I was looking it over, and it looked like she was going in the right direction, but something was off, so I steered her right and showed her how to purl. I think Smudge is taking credit for this one, or he really wants to learn to knit. I think he just wants me to make him something. Anyway lets hear it for Julia again!! Yippeee!!
July 26, 2004
The bug that isn't
For those of you who don't like bugs, sorry, but I was trying an artsy shot and got this
He isn't there anymore, which kinda scares me. He molted, so does that mean he is bigger? hmmmmmmm. A grasshopper landed on my feakishly white legs and I took a picture of that to, but alas, the legs were too hairy and would have obscured the view of the lovely grasshopper.
Okay Okay so I finished it
the poncho that is, and yes I really do have a head, I just don't feel to pretty, so this is what will be the "front" of the poncho.
Yep, looks great, right? Well what the heck happened when I cast off? I got this big gapping hole!
If anyone knows how I can fix this, please help! Yes that is Smudge in the background looking very disintrested. He is wondering when I am going to make his poncho.
I am sorry for ............
I can't spell for shit, and my grammer is very bad. I need an editor. Is all of this spelled right?
Yep it is confirmed I am a geek
I bought 3 movies this weekend that confirms I am a big geek:
1) High Fidelity - With John Cusack, come on, records! What geek wouldn't like this movie
2) Pretty in Pink - Ducky, Duckman, Hello? (Andrew McCarthy, what a babe)
3) Logan's Run - Need I say more?
July 23, 2004
Busy week, not much knitting
Yep, very busy. My son told me I knit too much. So I said "....And the problem with that is......" Well sometimes I do. So last Saturday we had craft afternoon at our house. In the new issue of Martha Stewart Kids there were projects on how to make popscicle houses. So we made a couple!
Mine is the one on the right with the crooked door. I still have to glue it on. I think they came out good! Now we can play. My son wants his to be his super hero's hang out. I am going to girly mine up and put glitter on it and make it into a fairy house.
We went to a cookout on Wednesday. I was trying to take an "artsy" photo of the flowers and "the son" got in the background. I like the picture though and no he is not crying. He is a clown.
Of course no cookout would be complete with out fireworks.
I love how these come out with my camera
I took a picture of some toys on my desk at work the other day......I think Wendy will probably like this one
I think Sponge Bob is proposing....nah, I think he is subtly checking out her chest.
Finally, I just love this picture of my son
Be afraid, Be frightened, Be petrified! It's Shark Boy
I hope to finish my poncho this weekend.
July 22, 2004
I was checking out sites just a little while ago and I stumbled upon Faith's site. Wow cool stuff! She has a couple of projects I want to try out, one is a magazine purse the other is a Chinese Resturant Calendar Purse I want to make these now! I just threw out a calendar that I could have used for that purse too!
July 20, 2004
Julia - the new convert
I taught Julia to knit last night! Whooo Hooo! and I think she liked it! I was very happy that she caught on so quickly. She crochets so that was a help. Here is her first attempts
Let's hear it for Julia! Yeah!
I was going to post the kind of yarn I am using for my poncho yesterday, and I forgot. It is "Klaus Koch Kollektion" and it is called "Clip". I have never heard of it before. I think it is German yarn or something. The label is in a different language, so I don't know what needle size or stitches to the inch I should be doing it in. I don't care. It's pretty. I got it in one of my sale bins. It was marked $12.50 per skein, I got it for 3 or 4 bucks! What a steal!
July 19, 2004
Yep, you heard it here first! My husband and I are going to see Guided By Voices in Cleveland on October 23rd! Woo Hoo! It is my husband's birthday that day, and perhaps a trip to the Rock-N-Roll Hall of fame? I was hoping we would see them again before they broke up. They are a great band to see live.
So I dragged my reluctant son out with me on Saturday to go to my favorite yarn store, (they were having a sidewalk sale) I bribed him with the following: If he was good we would hit some garage sales and he could get some new crap (that he doesn't need) He went and was good. The yarn store I wanted to go to I couldn't get near because there were no parking spaces. So I went further down the street to anothter store called the "Yarn Bin". It is a mom and pop type of shop, not fancy or anything. They have Lopi yarn in all sorts of colors. I bought this for my neice for her birthday
I think this is good to get her going
Of course, I couldn't not buy something for myself so I got this
I want to dye it with kool-aide. I can't wait to do this! I have been wanting to try it for a long time.
Well while I was in the yarn store I over heard this older woman (about 60's) say to the owner of the store "You know, knitting has really gone by the wayside" Of course, I couldn't keep my mouth shut. I wanted to say to her "Where have you been living, under a rock?" but I didn't, I said something a little more polite, but my hands were on my hips. What the hell? I hope I am not that clueless at 60.
Never one to not follow along with the crowd I decided to rip out the crochet "shawl" (underware) and make this
The pattern is from Stitch Diva. I bought a couple of other pattern too.
July 16, 2004
Dusting off the cobwebs
Last week on vacation, I unearthed a couple of things. I made 2 sweaters for my son when he was a baby and I found them. I think he wore them a total of 2 times each. I didn't want him to spit up on them! No, really, he probably just grew out of them. Here they are
The above sweater is from a Debbie Bliss book, I don't know which one, it was pretty easy though, she spells everything out.
This is one of my favorites, it is a minnow knits pattern. I used a lot of scrap yarn for this.
I of course found a couple that need to be finished
I need to add the sleeve on this one, and do you think I can remember which pattern I used and what needle size? Yeah right, in a perfect world I would have written it down. But this is Beth's world. And it is chaos.
I love Wallace and Gromit
July 14, 2004
DING DING DING
Yes we have a WINNER
The lovely and I might add the VERY talented
Has won the prize! Yes folks, it is Lee Renaldo (spelled right?) of Sonic Youth!
I will e-mail you Stephanie to tell you what you have won!
(If you chose to accept it, hey, you may not like my taste in music)
After the other guesses, I wasn't sure if anyone would get it! I was going to drop hints like: "My friend Goo told me that he isn't really knitting in that picture"
Gee that was fun!
July 13, 2004
Well today is your lucky day, If any one can guess who this guy is knitting (or pretending to knit) I will send you one of my mix cd's.
Now the rules are:
1) If I told you about this already you can't guess (because if I told you, then you know who it is)
2) If nobody but who I told already guesses then you get the damn prize.
He is an indie rock superstar
July 12, 2004
Back and sad
I am back from vacation, it was too short as usual...... But I did get some things done! I think I have "ADD" with my knitting, I always start stuff and start other stuff and start more stuff.
I have jumped on the band wagon and wanted to make my own crocheted shawl.
This is what it is supposed to look like
Very retro, I know. Love Retro. However, this is what I ended up with
Doesn't it look like underware? I HATE this! I will have to rip it out and try something else.
I did hit the yarn store sale on Friday, I, like a dummy, forgot my "additional 10% off" postcard, so I only got 20% off. But I had a gift certificate to spend and I bought this
I bought the Noro "Iro" yarn, wicked expensive, but I am making this
I love this thing. It is really cool, and easy and quick. I have knitted more on this already. I bought sock yarn, Rowan cotton tape (for another hat) and I always hit the sale bin. It is Classic Elite cotton. I guess I didn't mention where I went on my vacation, we really just stuck around town a bit. We did spend 2 days in Old Forge New York. We hit Enchanted Forest (it's a waterpark-nobody needs to see me in a bathing suit) and they have this great store called Old Forge Hardware. It is this massive store that has everything. On a whim, I asked the clerk if they sold yarn. Well, you better believe they sold yarn! It was a great little corner of the store, and they had a great selection. I didn't buy any yarn, because I knew I would at the above mentioned sale. I did buy the 2 books at the top at Old Forge Hardware. One of the books is a Noro book with the scarf pattern in it. I love this book. The other is a small pattern book with sweater patterns to knit from the top down.
I will leave you with this today, Don't want to over load. I took other pictures I will post later in the week.
July 02, 2004
I leave you for a week with this.......
Ain't she a beaut? I REALLY want those glasses, really.
I can't believe it but I kinda like this one too!
Your comments are more than welcome.
Everyone, have a wonderful Holiday Weekend!
Remember, drive fast and take chances.
July 01, 2004
I am still alive, I am working my ass off. I have been knitting though...I have actually started the other sock! AND I want to finish it. I also worked a little more on the Feather and Fan scarf. The new Knitty is up! It looks great and all but I think the only thing I would make would be Amy's knitted stockings! I HAVE HUGE BOOBS! Okay? That said I should probably design my own friggin' bra! They really aren't that huge.....I mean they are big, but they don't look odd or anything. I guess...... Please if you know me, don't comment on my boobs. Oh and I am going on VACATION next week so I won't be bloggin. Hopefully I will have plenty to show for next week. My favorite yarn store is having a sale and I got a gift certificate so.... That will be fun.