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September 28, 2004

HE'S BACK

He came back last night! I am soooooo happy!

furtan

I love this little hairball!

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September 27, 2004

Hallowig

This is what I did this weekend!

hallowig1

I like this photo better

hallowig2

The contrast of light and dark on the bored Heada's face.
It is true art!
This project is fun. I did almost break out in hives using the yarn I am using. Which is Red Heart 100% Acrylic Yuck. But it's not so bad. It was cheap. only 88 cents for a 3oz skein. I still haven't figured out how to post this on the Hallowig Along yet. Missa, help!!

Thank you for all for your well wishes for Thurston. He still isn't back yet but I am not giving up.

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September 24, 2004

Well I started it...

Tammy that is. I hope it doesn't cause me any problems.

the start of tammy

Here is a picture of the hat I made with the flower added, sorry it is so dark. I may take another one for the gallery

top view of hat

I love this! I know you know that but I truly love this!

I have been "chatting up" Kris over at Obsessive Knitting or Strikker and we have decided to become "not so secret pals" It is really fun! It all started when she said she wanted to get the Interweave Knits Crochet Issue and I offered to buy it for her. One thing led to another and we each sent each other packages! This is what I got from her

present from Kris

Is she the COOLEST?
Look at that lovely yarn! I don't know what to make, something lacey, it is so soft and beautiful! THANK YOU KRIS

Now on a sort of sad note, my cat Thurston has been missing since Sunday! Please everyone send me good vibes so he comes home! Here he is

furtan the clown

I may be away for a while I have JURY DUTY on Monday! Ugh.

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September 22, 2004

It's almost done....

I did it! I finished something! FAST too! Here is the Flower Cap from Missa's site

flower cap

flower cap 2

I just have to add my flower. This was so much fun to make. I used Bulky Lopi yarn on size 11 needles. It took no time at all to do, now to make the flower...... I will model it when it is really done.

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September 21, 2004

Lots to say

I usually post on Monday's because I usually do stuff on the weekend. But sorry, I couldn't get to it. First of all, I received my prize from Wendy and WOW how cool is this?

calendar

Thank you so much Wendy!! This has a freakin pattern, not a stitch but a PATTERN, for every day of the year! I love this thing!

Secondly, I have my first pattern that I am going to share! It isn't much really.... Anyone could have come up with it. But I did and I am going to share:
The Crochet Scrarf
Nice and original huh?

crochet scarves

Here is a detail

scarf detail

And here they are folded up (because they are really long)

folded scarves

Okay so here is what you do:
Materials: Lion Brand Micro Spun (1 skein per color)
Crochet Hook Size "H"

Chain 300, yes 300, insert hook into the second chain from the hook and single crochet to the end. Do as many rows as you can stand, switch colors, don't switch colors. Do what you want. Oh and "DON'T TAKE TIME AND CHECK YOUR GAUGE" It's not important. God I love that! Keep going till you like the width. then just tie it off and add the fringe.
I like the Micro Spun yarn because it is sooooo soft. It comes in a lot of different colors too. Have fun!

Has anyone been over to Missa's site? No? Well scoot....I'm waiting, her hat is just the best! I actually made one last night (why don't I have a picture? I dropped a stitch and ripped the whole damn thing out that's why) But I will have made one tonight. I love this hat!

I joined the Hallowig Along! I love this thing too, I just don't know what color to make it. Finally in keeping with Halloween here is a picture I took last night of a spider making a web on my porch.

spider and web

Kinda freaky huh? The damn thing has legs hairyier than mine! (Did I spell that right?) NOPE it's HAIRIER

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September 17, 2004

Why Thank you!

Yes, thank you for all of the comments! I usually can retort to someone rude quite well, I don't know what is wrong with me! Loosing my acid tounge or something. I am currently working on another secret project for a friend so I can't post any pictures. Cheryl is gonna kill me but I still haven't started her "Tammy" sweater yet! I haven't had the time. But I hope to this weekend. I am going to try and answer questions now

The yarn I used for my very Harlot poncho was just worsted weight 100% wool that I picked up here and there. Sorry, no names!

Um, as far as the boots go, I don't know the name of them, I just know that the wonderful Steve Madden made them.

Another note about my comments, WOW! Alot of you people are from all over the place! That is so freakin cool! The world really isn't that big!
HUH?

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September 15, 2004

I forgot to mention

That I bought this book as well on my shopping spree

Cover 200

I really like this book A LOT

I bought it because I want to make this

coty

But how many poncho's can a gal have? The yarn to make it is wicked expensive too. (sniffle sniffle) While I was in the yarn store (which I love) the girl who works there (which I don't like) made a comment to me and I will share it with you:
Me: I have been really into making poncho's lately. I love them
Her: Pocho's are the lazy knitter's sweater
Can you believe that? I wish I had something smart to say back but, I wasn't feeling too funny or smart. Don't like that girl. But I do like that store. They are the only ones around who have Rowan yarns. I love Rowan yarns. And their sale bin is amazing. ($3.00 a skein!)
Screw her.

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September 13, 2004

I got new stuff oh yeah uh huh...

Yep, went a little crazy on Saturday with Julia! I added to my stash. But really it was all on S A L E!! Come on every one, do a little happy dance with me! Wanna see what I got? No? Too bad

new stash 1

This is Classic Elite Waterspun Weekend - Felted 100% Merino Wool. Nice and fat! I like it. It's a dark teal color.

new stash 2

This is Reynolds - Contessa 50% Lambswool, 30% Angora and 20% Nylon. This is Lime green, Very chunky too. I like this alot. I am thinking a wrap or something.

new stash 3

This is also Classic Elite - Waterspun Felted 100% Merino Wool. It isn't as fat as the one above, but I just loved the colors! At $3.00 (US) a skein, you can't beat it!

and lastly

lime green lopi

I also finished my secret present for my friend Theresa aka T-Bone. I will have her model it at a later date but here it is

tbones scarf

This scarf is from Weekend Knitting. It is the Lopi Lace scarf. I didn't use Lopi Lite though, I used Debbie Bliss Aran Tweed. It is a hot pink color with flecks of black, orange, and stuff. She and I were very pleased with it. I think I am going to use the Lime green Lopi I bought and make another one. I have made 3 of those scarves total. Of course I gave them away, and have no pictures! That was last year.

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September 09, 2004

I got nothing!

REALLY!
I am working on my secret present for my friends birthday. So I can show that when I am done. A note to Cheryl, I am really thinking about starting your sweater! Really really.

I have been looking through my old knitting magazines. I mean REALLY, I have every issue of Vouge Knitting from 1995. Will I make every sweater? Probably not. I am thinking about getting rid of them. I don't need them! I just ordered more books from Crafters Choice. So I REALLY need to weed out what I REALLY need and what I don't. Should my blog have a garage sale? Is that tacky? Please let me know. I also have every issue of Interweave Knits. I can't part with those. I also buy Family Circle Knitting. But REALLY, do I need them all? Hmmmm...........REALLY!!!!!

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September 07, 2004

Finished Objects!!

I finally have something new to show! That is finished! I feel like I got a lot done this weekend and here you go

finished Noro scarf

Here is a detail

detail finished NORO scarf

This was a fun scarf to knit. Very quick. Very EXPENSIVE, but I love it! My father didn't think it was to practical for the winters around here. (I live in the Syracuse New York area - we get A LOT of snow)

Here are my socks finally completed

finished socks

I am now working on a secret project for my friend. I am also going to attempt to start the Tammy sweater for Cheryl.

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September 03, 2004

WARNING

This entry is a non knitting entry. SORRY! But I just had to share. This week has been hell. Work is kicking my ass and I am throwing a bridal shower on Saturday! So.... No real knitting has been happening this week. I had a dentist appt. yesterday too, and I don't have any cavities so I had to celebrate. I bought these

my new boots

I altered the picture a bit. It was too dark so I lightened it up a bit. Can I tell you, I LOVE THESE BOOTS!!! They are Steve Madden (sigh......) of course, and I have been eyeballin them for a while now. I got them. Yippeeee. I couldn't just stop there with the pictures. I took another picture of my other favorite boots (steve madden) Wanna see them? No? To bad

the other pair

Sorry about the crappy photo. I didn't buy these yesterday.

But I did try these on yesterday. I don't think I am brave enough to wear these though...

Coyl

Lastly folks, this is just the tip of the iceburg

shoozprt1

shoozprt2

That doesn't even include my sneakers. I am ill.
Have a wonderful and safe Holiday Weekend!

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September 01, 2004

Not much new...

I did go over to Julia's to knit on Monday. She is starting the Harlot Poncho and having trouble with YO's. No pictures. I love the Yarn Over! Speaking of Yarn over, have you seen Stephanie's new sweater? WOW! Love it! I think I will actually make that. I love her boob holder, but really, I couldn't wear it. We don't have to go into it again about my boobs. Speaking of my boobs, I had a "mammy grammy" on Monday. Now, I have had them before, and I always hear complaining about how they hurt. Well, I don't think they hurt as much as they are uncomfortable. But it was comical seeing my boob very squished and flat. Question for the not so large boobie ladies: Does it hurt if you don't have any boobs or very little boobs? Any way. . . . .

Found another non knitting site that is worth checking out
My Boyfriend is a twat

Worth checking out for a laugh or two.

I will post some pictures soon. I am really only working on my Noro Scarf.

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