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January 31, 2005

The mitten

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I actually have 2 mittens, but for some reason I can't get the photo uploaded. It is not the web site it is the photo. Argggg.

Anyway, you really don't want to hear about that do you. And I am kinda glad I can't show you both together. Because one is bigger than the other. Yep, that's right. But I don't care. They are for me.

I say that now. But being the perfectionist that I am, I will probably make another one.

I joined Secret Pal 4!

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I have been always too late to sign up, but I made it this time! Do I have to fill out that form thingy? What do you think Secret Pal 4?

I really wanted to share some stash enhancement with you. But I can't. Perhaps tomorrow.

Posted by beth at 05:38 PM | Comments (4)

January 27, 2005

I have more Clapotis!

Just to show how big this thing really is

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This is hanging from a door in my house and it goes all the way to the floor! Sorry for the crappy picture

Here is a nice picture of it all folded up. God I love these colors!

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Alright enough of that! Toot toot (yep, it's my horn)

I went to my favorite yarn shop on Saturday. I HAD to spend my gift certificate from Christmas! What I didn't expect was to spend another $85 bucks on top of it. But what the hell! Right?

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I am going to make this

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I also got some sock yarn, PURPLE sock yarn. I am making these for me

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Finally, I leave you with my mitten. The yarn color is kinda boring, but I really like how the photo came out. I have never made a pair of mittens before.

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Posted by beth at 10:13 PM | Comments (12)

January 26, 2005

Okay, I really can't wait

I will do it the simple way. Here is one picture of my finished Clapotis.

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I have to weave in the ends. I really really really REALLY love this. It came out perfectly! It is really really really REALLY LONG too. I have a picture of it hanging on a door in my house and I can't seem to upload it. I will hope to have it figured out by tomorrow.

If you are going to make this using the yarn I did, which was South West Trading Company, 100% Soy Silk, Phoenix. Make sure, if you have a section of it where the fibers are "fraying" that you don't use that yarn and start it again at the end of the row. The yarn broke on me! I have to think of something to fix it, I hope I don't have to resort to glue. It is only in 2 spots. Grrrrr.....

Posted by beth at 05:53 PM | Comments (9)

Help!

I switched to Movable type and I am having trouble. So stay tuned. I have finished clapotis and I want to share it with you! I can't figure out how to get the damn pictures up! Yikes!

Posted by beth at 05:36 PM | Comments (0)

January 20, 2005

I like Fun Fur MORE than I like this guy

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These are the faces of the fallen. This is the site you can go to to read about it:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/world/iraq/casualties/facesofthefallen.htm


Peace and Light.


Posted by beth at 09:04 PM | Comments (7)

January 17, 2005

There is a story here, but I will show it with pictures

Why is this entry under knitting? I'll get to that. We went to a wonderful Bar Mitzvah on Saturday! God what a great time I had! Well, we all had a great time. I am not Jewish, man they put on one hell of a party! Any way, I took this picture of my son at the party. He lost one of his front teeth

dannys smile

I just had to share. This is such an awkward age! Your teeth fall out, big ones grow in and your head isn't proportionate enough to make the big teeth look good. You all know what I am talking about. The next picture is another one of my son. Showing his very cool hat

nice hat

What has this to do with knitting? Why didn't I make him a hat with a skull and cross bones on it? I did come up with a skull chart. I got the damn thing at Walmart (a store I loathe, but for kids clothes, hey, they grow out of them so fast) for 5 bucks! Besides I was busy working on

more clapotis

I sure hope I don't run out of steam. I really enjoy knitting on this. But I don't think I will use this yarn again. It is like knitting with limp shoelaces! It isn't going as fast as I would like it to go. But I can't wait to finish it. It is going to be a beauty.

Here is a close up of the yarn

detail of clapotis

Posted by beth at 12:01 PM | Comments (10)

January 12, 2005

Clapotis

I have fallen under the spell

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Here is a detail of the yarn I am using

detail of clapotis

I really should take pictures in daylight. They always turn out so yellow.
Specs:
Yarn: South West trading Company "Phoenix" 100% Soy Silk
Colorway: Candy

I am still on the increasing part of this pattern. I can't wait to start dropping stitches!

Posted by beth at 12:01 PM | Comments (7)

January 10, 2005

Well I had better things to do this weekend....

Than to write my manifesto on Fun Fur! I put my spinning wheel together! What took me so long? I wanted to get it right. It was really easy anyway. Here is all of the stuff out of the box.

wheel1

Doesn't look like much!

Here is half way through (notice it is getting darker outside)

wheel2

I only put 1 part in a spot that I wasn't supposed to.


Here it is.............

wheel3

Ain't she a beauty? I just have to put the knob on (tension thingy) then I can spin, spin, SPIN!

I knitted this weekend too. I finished up the Turquoise Alpaca cowl

cowl 2

HATED IT!!!!!!!!!!
I ripped it out. sigh.......

I knitted on Saturday with Erin and Rachel! It was fun, even though the weather was crappy. Poor girls had to put up with my constant chatter the whole time!

Posted by beth at 12:01 PM | Comments (4)

January 07, 2005

WOW

Who knew? That so many people didn't like the stuff? Geez, I feel like I have to be a spokesperson now! I will get right to work on the manifesto! But first,

lady with bra

I need a little help here...........................

We got buttons! Missa supplied these

pink one

red one

blue one

Amy S supplied this one

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And finally Rebecca did this one

KAFF

Which one should we choose?

Posted by beth at 12:01 PM | Comments (11)

January 05, 2005

Warning - Rant is forthcoming

How many people out there are as sick of these things as I am?

fun fur scarf

God! They are everywhere! I hate everything about them and the yarn that it is made up of!

fun fur skein

This is the cheesiest yarn I have ever seen! I am real sorry if any of you got one for Christmas. Or for any other reason.

Thats it. Thats my very OPINIONATED rant.
God I am such a bitch.

Thanks to Georgia for putting me as her blog of the week. Wow! I feel special!
You like me, you REALLY like me!
(That looks like fun fur on the sock she made, she may take me off her list real soon)

Posted by beth at 12:01 PM | Comments (35)

January 03, 2005

I am glad the holidays are over. Are you?

I am a little tired of "little" projects. I need to sink my teeth into a sweater. Yeah Yeah, I have to finish Tammy, and that is my goal for January. Speaking of "little" projects. I have some things to show!

I finished Aiblhinn

aiblhinn

It is a little shorter than I would have liked. I ran out of yarn. Oh well.
Here it is on me

purple thing

I think if I have to make another one of these I will scream

lauries neckwarmer

Now that that is done, If you haven't gone to Knit Pixie by now you better go soon! I ordered from them on Monday and received it on Thursday. I love those girls! Here is what I got

knit pixie stuff

The color of this yarn is amazing. Here is what I am making with it

cowl

It is from the "Last Minute Gifts" book. I am thinking of throwing this in randomly throughout. I made up the skull chart myself.

skull chart

I still don't have the spinning wheel together yet. I have been too busy. Knitting, eating socializing, knitting.........

Posted by beth at 05:01 AM | Comments (9)