Sunday, March 15, 2009

Man... you can't fit an alpaca into a bubble mailer

Hey there! Just a quick post, to let you all know what's up with me. I finished the first half of Sheherazade, and I'm onto chart 2 of the second half already. Here it is at the end of the first half.

You can click it to enlarge. Here's a close up of the edging.

There are more pictures of it on my projects page. I've also been a bit obsessed with my Icarus lately. You're supposed to repeat chart 1 five times, and I'm almost done with the fourth repeat. But since the yarn's smaller and the needle's smaller, I'm going to add a repeat I think. The color has changed to orange and is now yellow. I love yellow!!!

Speaking of loving yellow... I got a new Betta fish! And, he's YELLOW!

I don't know what to name him. Any ideas?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

It hurts me when you get the lint

Ok, so I got my swap package today from Nikki (sfgwife on rav)! OMG my package was so incredibly AWESOME! It took me 20 minutes to link all the yarn she got me in ravelry!! Sheesh!

first of all, everything came in this awesomesauce mini suitcase that I am totally in love with. I think it’s the coolest thing I own now. And on top of the awesomesauce suitcase? The wollemeise. That's right. She sent me WOLLEMEISE baby!! She is so awesome! The color is “Red Hot Chili” and it’s reds and oranges and a little yellow and it’s so pretty and I’ve been petting it all freaking day. I’m in love.

I also got all of this stuff!!!

Which includes: A copy of Knit 1 magazine and Interweave knits, some stitch markers (are they handmade? They’re pretty!), a set of Harmony dpns from knitpicks, a tape measure (thanks! I needed that!!!), a pumpkin candle, one of those crocodile cases that zips closed, AND a ton of yarn!! Including Rio de la plata sock yarn (which I can’t find a link for…) in a marbled stone color, a ball of Regia stretch in burgundy, a ball of debbie bliss prima in a red color, a ball of Kauni lace weight that’s in a natural color, a ball of Sock-ease in Lemon Drop, Gedifra fashion trend sportivo (I had never heard of this, and it’s soooo soft!!!) In blues, pinks, yellows, and other colors, AND part of a ball of Bernat Sox in Hippy Hot, which will be cute for baby stuff.

Whew!! It's so AMAZING! I love it. Love love love it. Everything. I'm in love with it. All of it.

Thank you sooo much Nikki!!!

In an unrelated story, I claimed this last week on KYS. It's a gorgeous drop spindle!

I love it, and I'm going to learn to spin on it. I'm trying now. Well, not right now. Later probably. :)

Oh, and I've also finished Chart three on Sheherazade.

I'm like a woman obsessed lately, with the lace. I also worked on Icarus yesterday and today. Loving the lace. :) I'm gonna get back to it now. It and the Wollemeise.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Never underestimate the determination of a wet cat

Look, I'm blogging again!!

I'm all laid up right now. See, I sprained my ankle yesterday, and I haven't felt like doing much of any walking. So I've been knitting like CRAZY the last two days. I am already almost halfway done with the first half of Sheherazade (for the link see yesterday's post). I'm almost done with chart 3. Here it is yesterday (at the end of chart 2).

This is actually the actual color of the thing, at least on my monitor. I am so in love with it. I've also been taken all day today by my annetrelac socks (link to my project). I was just barely finished with the heel when I started today, and I've done over 4 inches on the foot just today. I'll hopefully finish the first one tonight. They really are slightly hideous in their insane brightness.

I've also started working again on my Swan Maidens, because it's one of the KALs in FGF this month. Here's what I have right now.

So now I'm going to get back to "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King," which is on TNT, and my sock. When I finish it, I'm going to cast on for the new one, and then work on my swan maidens. In theory. :)