Saturday, June 23, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Turned out better than I expected. The pattern was very easy to follow but I really didn't like the yarn. I used the yarn recommended - Mission Falls 1824 cotton - and I love the color but it was just too stiff to knit easily. The pattern is from Dogs Steal Yarn
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
Thursday, June 07, 2007
And I've got purses to finish off - and more to knit - I have sooooooooo many purse designs I want to test out - a gazillion of them - so it's gonna be a summer of purses!
Sunday, June 03, 2007
The rules are simple - each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. They in turn tag 7 other bloggers, etc, etc, etc!
So here are 7 random facts:
1. I'm allergic to chocolate but that doesn't stop me from eating it - not too much of it or I'll suffer!
2. After 40 hours of labor and no pain medicaion, I gave birth to my first child, my son, who weighed a whopping 11 lbs 6.5 ounces. But the random fact is I broke my tailbone during delivery. [btw, he's 21 & 6'4" now - and still a pain in my ass!]
3. One or two of my ancestors came to the US on the Mayflower and one of their descendents was later Governor of Pennsylvania. This same relative also conspired with the French to off George Washington.
4. I rode the Giant Dipper in Santa Cruz 10 times in a row on our Senior Sneak day.
5. As a child, I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up.
6. I've never lived alone - and I've never lived anywhere but San Francisco.
7. I secretly like some of the rap music my daughter listens too!
ETA: a 2nd MeMe !!!
The Idea is to bold the items you've made, ignore those you haven't and italicize the ones you plan on making:
Knitting with metal wire
Knitting with camel yarn
HatKnitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with your own handspun yarn (if I bought it - it's my own, right?)
Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Knitting to make money
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cozies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with DPNs
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting with wool
Knitting with beads
SwatchingLong Tail CO
EntrelacKnitting and purling backwardsMachine knitting
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
RugKnitting on a loom
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Knitting in public
Friday, June 01, 2007
Plus, I've got to finish the charity hats - I have 6 hats to finish before Monday! Luckily 2 are almost done, 1 is 1/2 done and the other 3 are pretty much dreams at the moment.
I also need to decide what to knit for Lime & Violet's Scarf Swap III - it's a really clever idea when each person starts an 8" swatch - slips the stitches off on a stitch holder then mails it off to the next name on a list - 3 months later - each knitter has a scarf of many colors - the one I'm in is going to go round the world - very very cool idea - I do know what yarn I'll be using, but not sure what stitch yet. Plus, I want to do some sewing......at least it's almost summer and life is always easier durning the summer.
I leave you with a blurry picture of a gentleman sitting in front of us at my neices graduation. This guy had plumbers' butt at least halfway down his ass - in 40 degree weather - buns of steel perhaps. I couldn't bribe my younger neice to take a better pic. TGIF
This blurry picture is my yarn stash. I'm thinking since the defination of stash is more secretative my yarn collection no longer qualifies as a stash and has crossed the line into the mass category. One of those bins does contain my sewing stuff and one is full of scrapbook stuff, but the other 9 are yarn. So here's my mass, my heap, my pile, my hill, my stockpile, my treasury...no...it's my wealth of yarn.