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March 31, 2006

Radical Craft Night

What's that?

It's where I was last night. Yep, Julia and I have been wanting to go to Radical Craft Night for a while now. Well we finally did. Did I bring my camera? Oh no! Why would I do that? Groan.......I had a great time though. This is a vintage shop that opened up in Syracuse and Thursday nights you can come and do crafts! I brought my spinning wheel. Is that radical? There was a girl there making tassel's for her belly dancing belt! Cool! I would love to know how to make my stomach do that weird roll thing....

The owners of the shop got a button maker. I got to make a button! Wanna see???? Huh? Wanna?


How cool! Now I want a button maker! Here is a picture of Suki and the button. Just so you can see how small the button is and how huge my cat is....


Do you think if I made her a poncho or a caplet she would wear it? I am thinking not......... Allrighty, moving on. I brought my spinning. This is what I have been spinning


Not really my colors, but I want to ply them together and see what I come up with. Probably just pink and blue..... no surprise there.....

Guess what tomorrow is? Yes, it is April Fools, but it is also the start of the next month for Project Spectrum!


I am thinking about a garter stitch scarf. Like I need another scarf. I got this yarn in LA last year. It is 100% cotton. It is also VERY bright.

Rock on.

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March 28, 2006

Sick house

Now my husband is sick! Jeesh! You know what that means don't you...... Yeah, he's a big baby! Sigh...... Not a lot of fiber goodness got done. Well, not as much as I would like....

I did get my crochet scarf done

crochet scarf.jpg

I really should have made this wider. I think it is too thin. It is long enough but too thin.

I also got this done


What is it you say? Why it is another scarf! The pattern is from here. You have to scroll down a bit. It is called Encharpe Part 1. I didn't put beads on yet. I haven't found any to put on.

Yarn: Louisa Harding Kimono Angora
Pattern: Naive Knitting's Encharpe Scarf
Needles: US 7 Bamboo

The yarn color in this picture is very accurate. It did break easy though when I was weaving in the ends. I also did a 3 needle bind off to join the 2 ends. It looks sorta sloppy, but it is just for me so I don't mind. Do you think I could count this for a Project Spectrum project? It is pink.....

I also did some more dyeing this weekend:

more dyeing.jpg

I really need to branch out. I think I said it before, but I am getting a little tired of the kool aid. The colors came out pretty nice though....

Over and out.

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March 24, 2006

Oh boy, another meme....


It's got a button and everything!

I am not much into them. Only if they are interesting. This one is interesting. I found this meme via Scout, via Jen La. It’s a keeper. I don’t think you have to be tagged for it. I wasn’t. It took me forever to fill this out so you will just have to read it now.

-Your finds must come from knit blogs.
-You may not use a blog for more than one item-all items must come from different sources.
-Finds can come from current entries or archives.
-You must post your answers with the title of the blogs they were found on and a link to the blog/item (permalinks where appropriate) on your blog. If no permalink is available, give us the post date.
-Do not steal anyone’s bandwidth-which means you should not hotlink pictures.
-You need to comment and let us know when you have completed this meme.

1. A blog which you think people have not discovered.

I could be wrong here, people may have discovered her, but if not I just love: Julie’s blog. I mean she actually finished the over the knee socks from Hand Knit Holiday’s!

2. A blog whose author lives close to you physically. Just get as close as you can, it’s all relative.

Hmmmm……..I am meeting new bloggers that live near me a lot lately…..It’s got to be Mia

3. An unusual or weird animal picture.

Oh hands down Stitchy McYarnpants’s entry from March 2005. You will have to scroll down a bit. It is the entry where she puts her cat in the dye pot. He is blue.

4. An entry that made you laugh and got you strange looks from family or co-workers.

Once again Ms. Stitchy McYarnpants’s really made the soda come out my nose. If you scroll down to the March 27th 2005 entry you will see her cat with packing peanuts stuck to it’s backside. I actually called co-workers over so they could all laugh too! Priceless.

5. An idea you wish you’d thought of.

Oh that’s easy. the famous jaywalker socks by Grumperina. Now, I coulda done that! Sigh…… but she thought it up first…..

6. Something you’d like to knit.

Now this is hard. Why? Because I want to knit everything! But what the hell, I will just throw one out there. How about this?

7. A picture of something you consider beautiful.

Anything and everything that Sweet Georgia touches is beautiful. Could she just once have an ugly picture up there? Huh? Could she? Would it kill her?

8. A blog whose author you’d like to one day meet in person

I want to meet Kris and Audrey very badly. I also want to meet Marie, Anna, Lolly, Karma....All the girls in Australia, Jeesh, this is hard! I want to meet all of you who have commented!

9. A blog of someone you have already met in person.

Now this is easy. I have met: Missa, Meg, Toni. Remember the tv show? Will it ever be on girls? Okay and I have also met Mia, Erin, Rachel. Did I leave anyone out?

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March 22, 2006

sniffle sniffle, cough, sniffle, dribble...


I haf a code in my node........ I have been sick for a couple of days.... don't worry I am not contagious...you won't catch anything......

So I haven't really felt like doing much of anything. Well that isn't entirely true. I did start a crochet scarf


This pattern is from Debbie Stoller's new book The Happy Hooker. (sorry I didn't link it - I figured everyone knows about this already) What a great book! Nice patterns (not all of them....) but a lot I would actually make. So I am making this one. I think I am going to add another row of double crochet then do the shell stitch around. I like my scarf a little fatter. Keeps my neck warmer. Hey, maybe I won't get sick next time!!!!

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March 17, 2006

We interupt this blog entry......

Hey! You! Yeah you. Get ovah here.


I'm talkin' to you. Now listen up. I don't know 'bout yous, but I am sick and tired of her gettin all the attention. So this box comes the other day see and in it was some yarn and crap. The thing is there was also a little somethin for me. YEAH ME! Got that? Are ya with me? Okay, so this little something for me is some cat nip see.....

I like cat nip. ARE YOU PAYIN ATTENTION? Good. I like cat nip see....


I love cat nip see.....


Oh do I love the cat nip see.....


It makes me all kinda funny inside and stuff. I don't know what comes over me some times, I just want to grrrrr........and rreeeewww, and rip......


Phew. I need a rest.


This is what else she got. Okay, I need to nap now.........

Hey, I am back. That Smudge can be really bossy sometimes. Audrey and I decided to do a little swap. Some Koigu for some Louisa Harding. I got my box the other day. She will be getting her box any day. She made a cute cat nip mouse that Smudge totally destroyed. He's like that. Sigh...........he didn't even let Suki have a go.

Right then. Back to the knitting. Well no knitting really. I do have some more hand spun to show


I am not to keen on this. It was a real pain to spin.

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March 14, 2006



Yep. My first Project Spectrum project is done! Well, it's done for me. This was my goal. To spin this up for March. I did it! I am kinda proud of this too. I love how it came out. I don't know how many wraps per inch this is and I don't really care. It came out perfect. I don't know what I want to make with this yet either. Who knows, I may just gaze upon it's beauty. This fiber was heaven to spin. It is 100% wool and it was VERY clean. No flora or fauna. The funny thing about this too is that I think that every color in the rainbow was in this roving. I saw black, blue, purple, orange, pink and red. I guess I didn't see any green. LOVE IT!

Posted by beth at 12:09 PM | Comments (22)

March 09, 2006

Quick Fix


sometimes you just need one. A project you KNOW you will finish. I started this Monday. I finished it last night.

Yarn: Big Geek Yarn Co. Hand Dyed - color: Sea
Needles: US 7 circular and US 7 DPN
Pattern: Umbilical Cord Hat from Stitch and Bitch - Debbie Stoller

over and out

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March 06, 2006

Guilds..... are a wonderful thing!

Did I tell anyone that I joined a spinning guild? Well if I didn't, I joined a spinning guild! Back in November. We meet once a month and I love it! These women (and men) are a wealth of information! This months meeting involved a sale table. You bring in fiber related things to sell and buy. I sold a book so I bought this


I believe it is Kool Aid dyed roving. I just loved the colors.

I also had to have this because it reminded me of Suki (my cat)


A woman in the guild makes things out of old wool sweaters and things. Ain't it cute?

We also received fiber/yarn for our guild project in December. 4 oz of a wool/alpaca blend.


I think I am definately going to dye this for a more heathered look. What you are to do is create something with this fiber to exchange with another guild member at the December meeting. This past December yielded some GORGEOUS things. I can't wait!

Finally I have a progress photo to show of my project spectrum project


This is spinning up so fast that I will have to make something else either with this yarn or with some of the other yarn I pictured. I am almost done spinning it all up. It is going to be beautiful.

over and out.

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March 02, 2006

Project Spectrum







Hmmmmmm........Do I knit? Or Do I spin?
Yes Project Spectrum is under way.

I am going with the spinning. Doesn't it look like a sunset? Or some type of tropical drink?

I have forgotten to say congratulations to all of you awesome Olympic Knitters out there! You all deserve the Gold as far as I’m concerned!

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