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March 25, 2008

Flight of the Conchords

In celebration of my favorite magazine putting my favorite guys on their cover, I thought it would be fitting to have you check out a little peek at my favorite episode from their show. It is the "Bowie" episode.

These make me pee my pants laughing! Enjoy!

Posted by beth at 04:03 PM | Comments (8)

March 24, 2008

Happy Easter Everyone!

I know I am a little late, but I hope everyone had a nice holiday.

It didn't feel like Easter this year for some reason. It was way early for one. I don't get Good Friday off so that is a second reason...

And for a 3rd, it was COLD! Don't get me wrong it was beautiful both days but man was it cold!

I thought I would share some update photos with you of my current projects!

I did weigh my other sock, thank you all for that suggestion. It seems that I will have enough. I am just going to go for it. If I run out then I will have a longer grey toe than I wished for, but that's okay.

I am going to show you 2 pictures I took of my 2nd sock. I love the digital camera's and how you can see right away what your pictures look like. Here is one with my flash on (I forgot to turn it off)

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Nice colors huh? This seems almost like what the colors really look like. Now here is a picture with the flash off:

FLASH OFF CP SOCK 2.JPG

Nice artsy shot. But I took this just a moment after the other one! CRAZY!

I have also been plugging away at a shawl that is great mindless knitting

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Now that picture does not look anything like what the real color of the yarn is. AND because I bought so much of that mystery 100% unknown fiber I decided to crank out one of these:

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It's the Raisin Beret. I thought it was a good choice for this yarn. It has a great drape to it. Also I saw that Terhi had made one and it is truly brilliant.

The color of the yarn in this photo is more accurate. So there you have it. A bunch of nonsense about the way my camera interprets colors. Who cares!


Posted by beth at 12:52 PM | Comments (3)

March 19, 2008

Gee I hope I have enough...

Well I have one sock done

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I am not going to weave in the ends of this one yet. I may need to start over.....

Why?

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The above picture shows all that I have left. I am not sure if that is a good perspective. How about me holding it?

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Hmmm........here is another view

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I really don't know if I have enough of the grey for a matching sock. So I thought why not do the opposite on the second sock and use the grey for the cuff, heel and toe? Will I have enough?

I haven't started the second one yet. I decided to think about it and work on my mystery yarn shawl instead. I am on a second ball of yarn and it is getting bigger! No picture until it is done.

So do you think I will have enough to finish the second sock?
Stay tuned...

Posted by beth at 12:42 PM | Comments (13)

March 10, 2008

New stuff...

I don't believe I thanked any of you yet for your well wishes when I was sick! Thank you!!!! I have been crazy busy at work too as my co-worker is out for a week and a half and I am doing her job and my job. EEEK! Busy Busy, so if I don't get back to you it's not that I don't love you. I just don't know if I can. I will be better soon.

So I started a couple of new things this past week. I have been holding out on you. I had set a personal goal for my self of knitting a pair of socks a month and it looks like I may achieve my goal this month. Do you want to see it?

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This is either the ugliest sock in the whole world or the coolest looking. I am opting for the coolest. I recieved this yarn as a swap from a Ravelry person for a book. I think it was a good trade. She sent me some sock yarn that didn't look like it would make a pair of socks with one skein, so I thought I would combine it. I am sorta liking the results. The pattern is from Cat Bordhi's book "Socks Soar on 2 Circular Needles" It is the Columbine Peek sock. I have made these before and I like the pattern. I am on the foot now as you can see...

*Note* I am actually knitting these on 2 circulars, but put them on double pointed needles for the photo so you could see it better.

Next up:
I went to a local AC Moore this weekend looking for some yarn for Kris (not having good luck with it Kris, but I will e-mail you)

I spotted a bin full of mill ends. So I pawed through it and found this

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I bought 2 bags as there were 3 skeins in a bag. Here is what the bag said:

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Do you see at the bottom? It says "Unknown Fiber" hmmmm....... It looks really hairy to me to be acrylic. Could it be alpaca? A blend? Well whatever it is I got 100% of it!!

Here is a close up tell me what you think:

CLOSEUP OF UKNOWN F_.JPG

I will be doing a test in the washing machine with this stuff. It probably is acrylic. With the way I am going these days it prolly is acrylic. But that's okay. It is knitting up nice. I thought I would start a shawl with it:

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Yeah, I know, I have like 3 shawls already in the works. But this is a no brainer. I wanted something I could knit on while watching Lost. This fits the bill

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

March 06, 2008

Too cute not to post

I think he hates me.....

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I don't know maybe not....

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Yeah, he definately hates me....

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I feed him, pet him, scoop his litter. The least he could do is look happy about it.

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Wow, I make one hat and then everyone starts having babies!!!! I hope I can keep up.

Posted by beth at 12:34 PM | Comments (14)

March 03, 2008

Hi There! Remember me???

Cooties have officially invaded my house last week. But all is well now. Phew! I was SICK! But I am back and feeling great!

I don't know how I did it, but I finished my socks

canyon hiking socks 1.jpg

Course I probably won't be able to wear them until next winter...it's going up to 55 degree's today!

I love these socks boy

canyon hiking socks 2.jpg

Specs:
Yarn: Lion Brand - Wool Ease in light grey and little bits of purple heather
Pattern: Canyon Hiking socks from Greeting from the Knit Cafe book
Needles: US 3 Circular - 2 of them

I also managed to knit a couple of baby hats!


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Close up:

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Don't worry.... I totally de-cootified these. We wouldn't want the baby to get it...

Specs:
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease
Pattern: Umbilical Cord Hat from Debbie Stoller's first book, and the skull pattern from her latest book
Needles: US 5 Circular

Posted by beth at 12:41 PM | Comments (14)