Friday, July 25, 2008

If I'm signing away my soul, I'd like to know it

Ok, first of all, I have to tell you that the blanket of last week is no more. It has been ripped and restarted. I couldn't stand the way the wraps looked. But it's restarted now, so it's all good.

In other news, I acquired a tin of buttons today from a lady... at my lys. Her name is Carol and she was going to sell them in a yard sale but I took them off her hands. As you know, I love buttons, and now I have like a thousand. Or more.

Srsly, that's a lot of buttons guys... we're talking, mountains. They smell though. Not sure why. It's weird. Anyway, last week I finished something! I know right? Crazy!!

It was the Spirogyras that I was making for a KAL for the Fingerless Gloves Fanatics group on Ravelry. They're made from Lorna's Laces Shepard sport in Tickled Pink, and I have some modifications, but they're not important. Just made them the length I wanted. :) Besides finishing those, I've been on a crazy knitting spree all week. I made an entire Sheldon since Tuesday! All I have to do now is put his shell together, put on his eyes, and add his legs, and he'll be all done. Here he is so far, sans legs, which are actually done, just no pic of them. They look like little finger covers hehe...

I love love love him. I'll post a finished pic whenever I finish him.

Anyway, I've decided to make next week UFO week. I'm going to finish Sheldon, finish Eden, Finish a baby blanket or two hopefully, naybe finish a pair of socks...basically, if it's on the WIP list ---> by tomorrow night, it's fair game. Anyone think I can do it? :) Casue I have my doubts, being the president of the startitis club... actually, the VP, Angie's the president.

Look, a random picture!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

It all started when she came back from Mexico

Hey guys! First of all, everyone stop what you're doing and wish Angie a Happy Birthday!! She's 23 today. Yay!!! *singing "Happy Birthday to you, you live in a zoo..."* Ahem.

Next, I can't believe I almost forgot to mention this. I got my package from my Gryffindor swap last week! She was soooo much more creative than I was. First, on the outside of the package, the return address said "Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry" which was just really cool. Then inside the package was this.


That is "Charmed Knits" which I'm very excited about, since I didn't have it before; the yarn to make "Hermione's cable and bobble hat" which is in that book; Stitch markers that look like little wands made out of gryffindor colors, which came in a little "vial" labeled "Polyjuice Potion"; and a couple recipes (for Pumpkin Pasties and Shepard's pie) on what looks like the parchment they use in "Harry Potter" to do their homework and stuff. I am so very happy with my package, and need to send out a big big thanks to Selah for it! Thank you!!!

I also got a little bit done today (not much... my hand was seriously killing me yesterday after all the knitting so I had to stop...) on the Pastel Pinwheel baby blanket. I thought I'd show you guys how it works. So far, anyway. It looks a little weird where you pick up your wraps but that's ok. I think it kinda looks cool.


The yellow will go above the big purple section. I think those colors look nice together. What do you think?

And, for your added enjoyment... *drumroll*



Friday, July 18, 2008

In Mexico, they don't ask questions

Hey guys! Today at work (yes, I said work... I can't tell you about it yet, can I? I mean... I was waiting for a picture of it... I'll give you another hint. I have really fun but boring days.) I was really bored. There were a total of like, 6 people there all day. So, I cast on for a baby blanket (that's a really unhelpful ravelery link since there's no picture. It'll be COOL though. You just wait...). I was so bored that I finished almost an 8th of the blanket. The directions were really confusing, because there are very weird things going on with short rows and edgings and... it's just weird. I'm using Encore Worsted in light yellow, light purple, and a minty/pastel green color, which sounds weird, but I wanted gender neutral and that's just hard to do with three colors. Anyway, here's what it looks like now.


And just for you all... a Picture of Oliver the kitty.


How is everyone?

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Go to Mexico; they don't ask questions there

Hey guys, I have a new addition to my family! Want the story?

So, my dad called me today and said that he had rescued a cat. So I'm thinking "Ok, dad, are you on something??" Because... well, he hates cats, and he's got a bad hip and can't really walk and... it just doesn't seem like him. So when I get there, sure enough, there's this little tiny orange baby Garfield looking cat. (by the way, I'm trying out using flickr for my pics on the blog.)


So, my dad asks me if I want him. I'm thinking "Uh, no..." See, I have a cat, and two dogs, and you're only allowed two pets at my apartment. See the dilemma? But... I couldn't help myself. I fell in love with him. Look at him!!


He's so precious, and little...

Soo.... we're keeping him. I think his name will be Oscar, but I'm not sure... I keep calling him Oliver. Hmm... Mattie is a little too much in love with him... we think she's jealous. She stares at him all the time.


Storm doesn't seem to care. And Lily... ya know, the other cat? She doesn't seem to like him at all. She slept all day (I know, she's a cat, but... she slept more than usually) and she hasn't eaten yet today. And, she hisses at him every time he comes close to her. She actually acted scared of him, like, she runs from him. Very strange...

Anyway, today, M is for something different than what M was going to be for. It was going to be Mattie, but, I've changed my mind. M is for Malabrigo! I know, everyone's probably doing it, but... this is my first time using it and I LOVE it. Love love. Love. I made
A Better Bucket
Hat out of it using "Velvet Grapes" and it. Is. Awesome. It's soooo soft and I love the colors...


I'm going to begin the search for an appropriate button. :)

Hey, if you haven't done it yet, check out my friend Wendy's Shop. She makes amazing stitch markers, and she makes patterns too. I bought a set of stitch markers. I'd show you but then I'd have to kill you. Actually, I just have to find them first... anyway, you're free to go now, so go forth and visit her shop!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Toxic Pickles!

Ok, well for DAYS there I was meaning to blog and it was this sweet post with pictures of Storm, to celebrate his fourth birthday, but... well, my scanner isn't cooperating, and that was bumming me out. So, no blog post.

But, remember how I skipped J? I have one now. I just have to get a picture of it. It's big news too! I'll just have to wait until hopefully Friday, if I remember to take my camera. In the meantime, I'll give you a hint. Some of you already know. It involves yarn, and money. And it's awesome!

Ok, if you didn't get it from that? I can't help you.

Anyway, onto the knitting front! I have been getting knitting done. For starters, I finished a spirogyra, that I'm making as a fingerless gloves fanatics KAL! You should totally join us. This is me, enabling you. I think I said it before, but the yarn is a pink colorway of some kind (don't remember the name right now) of Lorna's Laces Shepard Sport. I LOVE it. Love love love. I normally don't like pooling but this time it was all good. It had a really cool affect.

I'm also about an inch and an inch of ribbing away from being done with a cabletini. I don't have a current pic, but here's one of it nearly at the heel.

I love this pattern. Easy to memorize, as it's only four rows, but not TOO boring. Ok, a little. But not much.

I also re-cast on today for the bucket hat. And hopefully this week I'll work on the elephant of doom. What else...

Oh yeah!! I started a fingerless glove design. It's something I don't think I've seen before. It has cables... and color work. I know, right? freaky... I'll let you know the scoop as it progresses. For now, peace out!