August 30, 2004
Was it freakin hot enough this weekend? If anyone lives on the East Coast you know what I mean! We have basically had no summer then boom! Muggy, sticky, wow! Well at least it isn't snowing. Yet.....
So I am working merrily on my garlic hat, and well, um....
Looks good on Heada (that's what I call her) doesn't it! WRONG! I ripped it out. I would never wear this! It was too friggin big! It would work if I had dred's or something, but that AIN'T gonna happen. Oh and for the record, I still did not "take time and check my gauge". Won't do it. Nope, never. Let's move on shall we?
I was thumbing through the new issue of Nylon and came across this:
Isn't it fabulous! WOW! I could SO make this!! Right up my alley and I bet I wouldn't have to "take time and check my gauge"
It would make a great scrap-a-long sweater too!
August 27, 2004
Yep, I am glad it is Friday.
I got some great things in the mail this week:
I really want to make this:
I tried to take a picture of the big chunky crochet sweater but it was too dark. I can't find the picture on line! Help!
I am also trying the garlic hat again, here is a picture of the big giant smooojaja and the beginnings of the hat.
Of course I f****d it up again, I will fix it though. Smudge really wanted to take credit for the knitting so far on this hat. He really is very interested, Don't cha think?
August 25, 2004
I am being very daring, I have put a picture up of my self in my finished gallery. I didn't want to. I HATE my picture taken. I HATE my many chins. Okay there are 2 (maybe 3) So I always try to hide it. The picture is showing my Rowan "It's a Tape Thing" Hat. I am going to make a purple one too. Note to Lydia: I will get back to you on the color way of the socks. I have the label at home. Thanks for the comments!
August 24, 2004
Monday night knitting
Julia came over last night. She is doing so good! I think she wants to start a harlot poncho next! Here is what she's got
The bottom piece is the start of a baby blanket. The yarn is green with polka dots in it. You can't see it that good. But it is sooooo soft. Then she is knitting a scarf with the Lion Brand homespun. Lookin good!
Here is a picture of my socks. See they are almost finished. I really need some quiet time to finish them, I hate screwing up. I don't want to fix it again.
August 23, 2004
Happy Happy Joy Joy
What was that from anyway? Ren and Stimpy? Well, if you have noticed I have added some things to my side bar. If you want to know anything about me click on the couch. I also have a finished gallery button up too. I only have the harlot poncho up so far, I want to take some better pictures of the stuff I have finished. I will also have a works in progress gallery. On some sad news: I totally ripped out the Stitch Diva poncho (see July archive - don't know exactly where) I didn't feel like fixing it, I didn't really know how, the yarn was too slippery, it made for weaving in the ends very difficult. Oh well, I am not that sad.
I did finish the other sock! Well sort of. I just have to do the Kitchner stitch(did I spell it right? I can't find the damn word in the latest Interweave Knits!!) on the toe and weave in the ends (really, that's all!!) I screwed it up on Sunday and had to fix it.
I also started this great hat but I didn't "take time and check my gauge". GRRRRRRRRRRR! So I ripped the friggin thing out. I am a loose knitter. Everything is even, but I need to go down a needle size or 2. But I will get back to this hat. I love the fact that it looks like a head of garlic!
August 20, 2004
Did some shopping last night
What a great night last night! I had a wonderful "date" with my husband. All very spur of the moment. My son spent the night at Grandma and Poppa's. I went to Barnes and Noble and bought 3 books:
Hip to Crochet - I like this book, it has potential. I bought Hip to Knit a while back and I liked that book too. I don't like the authors yarn color choices though. YUCK.
I also bought: Our Mothers War and I Love Everybody (and other atrocious lies). Can you tell I read Bust? I can't wait to start reading. But I have to finish the one on my night stand now. See side bar.
Other news, my very cool brother sent me a package of new music yesterday! He is a "pop purest" which means he likes that sugary sweet power pop music. I do too. Thanks Tim and Happy Birthday!
Here is a great link
For all of you Hello Kitty Fans out there here is a great link for a cute back pack:
I found it at this site great bunch o - gals!
August 18, 2004
Gosh you guys!!
Thank you for all of the nice comments on the Harlot Poncho! I really wasn't sure about the colors. I wish I could knit one for you all!! It was a great pattern, easy, quick. Now I just want to wear it.
I am working on finishing up the other sock. I can't believe it is almost done. I am really going to try to finish up the stuff that is half done. I got to! And yes Cheryl I will start your sweater.
August 17, 2004
It is done
Introducing the very Harlot Poncho
I am not going to add the fringe. I like it the way it is. Husband agree's No fringe. I am happy with it.
Yep, it is....
I was a little under the weather yesterday, so I didn't post. I did a lot this weekend, I will have to post about that later. I bought this at a garage sale
Oh my god can you believe it!! And a big stack of 45's. I bought some LP's too. They seem to work better. They don't skip as much. Here is a shot looking down.
And currently playing in that shot is "Magic Bus" by the Who.
I love this thing! I got some great cheesy records.
August 13, 2004
I made some headway on the Very Harlot Poncho. And I have to say this is fun to make. You can do it while watching tv. I did make a mistake and missed some yo's. So I am back tracking and fixing it. I can't have mistakes. It won't do. I didn't think I would like the color combo's but I do now. Take a look
I will venture a guess I will finish it by Sunday night. Love it!
I think I am going thru....
My mid-life crisis. I mentioned a couple of entry's ago that I bought Pretty in Pink (the DVD) and Logan's Run. Well, last night I bought:
The Breakfast Club
St. Elmo's Fire (did I mention I love Andrew McCarthy? Is he still cute?)
No, I don't want to be 18 again. But I loved those movies! I wanted to be Molly Ringwald! I think I still do.
Glad to hear that Stephanie liked her booty. I can only hope she likes the music!
August 10, 2004
Knittin with the kitten
That is Julia's term. I went to Julia's last night. I didn't knit. I wound balls of yarn. I did see the kitten and it is adorable! Introducing:
Remember I said over the weekend I got organized? Well this is my knitting corner. I love it.
Finally, I am not one to walk away from a challenge. So when yarn harlot put up her poncho pattern well..... I just had to start it! I think I can finish it when she gets back.
I think I may kill 2 birds with this one. I still really haven't started anything for my scrap along so I think I will make the poncho for this. I am using worsted weight 100% wool. I don't even know who made it. I bought various skeins out and about. So it will be stripey.
August 09, 2004
Life is good. I got organized this weekend. I put up some more shelves to hold my works in progress (knitting) So, I didn't do much knitting this weekend. I did one more square. I am going over to Julia's tonight to knit which will be great. She has a new kitten! So perhaps pictures of the new kitten will be here tomorrow.
I sorta feel like a big bitch for my last entry on the "What makes a good knit blog" But I do stand by what I said. Thank you for the comments!
August 06, 2004
Works in progress
As promised. I have been knitting. I try to every day. What has been my favorite thing to do lately? These
I really like experimenting with different color combinations. Who knew that salmon and lime green would look good together! I am thinking about making a purse out of this. The thought of a huge afghan is intimidating.
On to the next
I am really enjoying making this. It is quick and the colors are great. I am not looking forward to weaving in the ends. I hate that.
Here is a little more of the Feather and Fan Scarf. I like the colors A LOT
That's all. Have a good weekend. Over and out.
Yep it goes here Life Category
I visited Stephanie's Blog yesterday like I do everyday, and she mentioned a link to a discussion about what makes a good knitting blog. I read the link over and I liked what I read. I have my own feelings on what makes a good knitting blog, here they are:
1) Do what you want, itís your freakin blog, if you want a picture of cats, dogs, and children, then go ahead and put them in! If people donít want to read it, they wonít. WHO CARES!
2) I know it is a ďknitting blogĒ but come on, I WISH I could knit everyday. I also canít knit as fast as Yarn Harlot but I can only hope to. So I wonít always have knitting up there. I do, I noticed, donít put up how I am progressing on a project. That will change. I have been holding out. So I am going to post more about the works as they progress. Oh yeah, WHO CARES!
3) I like visuals. The more pictures the better. By the way WHO CARES!
4) I donít like wordy blogs without pictures. Keep it short and sweet. Lest we forget WHO CARES!
5) Readability is very important. If it is too small or on a dark background Ė forget it. I wonít be bothered. And er WHO CARES!
6) I like humor it makes me laugh! Do you CARE?
7) I already admitted I canít spell, I am going to spell check more. I am not a grammar person either. All you snobs get over it. I never said I was a writer. Did I mention, WHO CARES?
I am not looking for an audience/fan club, just some friends out there that like the same things I do.
Blog on man.
August 04, 2004
I am so proud...!!!
Look at our girl Julia go!
One of my students... sigh... she's a natural, gifted if you will.
August 03, 2004
I like things
I got this cute little ring
At of all places the Hallmark Store!
I really am not very original
I will admit it. All though, I have wanted to make this afghan for a while, the inspiration I got from Larissa, but this is as far as I have gotten
After finishing these 3 squares, I realized that I have to sew them all together. Well, my attention span is very short. So, that said, I will probably just make these out of the scrap cotton yarn I have and let them gather dust like my "circle stars"
August 02, 2004
I didn't do that much knitting this weekend. We went up to Lake Ontario and it was great. Great food, great people, great weather, sorta........
My son thought he controlled the waves, which I think he did
Like I said there were many interesting people there
The weather did eventually cooperate
There was this candy to be eaten at the lake
Then the artsy shot for the way home, I loved how the back of the car lights turned out
I did do a little knitting, I will post that tomorrow. It was The boy's birthday on Sunday. 7 years old!!! Wow.