Wednesday, November 30, 2005

I Got Another One Done

Here's another hat...a Christmas gift for my friend Shonda. Orange is her favorite color. It's stockinette with a border of blanket moss stitch.

Using LB Wool Ease Thick n Quick Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 25, 2005

Hola...Que pasa amigas!

Well, I'm back! I had a terrific time in the DR or the depends on who you're talking to. Beautiful weather...when we left Manhattan it was almost 70 degrees, in the DR it was upper 80s and then we came back to 30s and howling wind...and I think the sun set at 3:30 yesterday. Am I right about that?? I've decided I'm moving back there to work at a resort as a part of the recreational staff. Here are some pics. Enjoy!

Traditional dance Posted by Picasa

Cristobol Colon (Christopher Columbus) Posted by Picasa

Altos de Chavon Posted by Picasa

Of course there was baseball (beisbol) Posted by Picasa

Boozin & Cruisin Posted by Picasa

Ahhh, surf & sand Posted by Picasa

Christmas is in full effect's cool to hear Jingle Bells to a Merengue beat. Posted by Picasa

Glad to cuddle with Wolfen again. I'm taking him next time and then I don't ever have to come back :) Posted by Picasa

Not too much yarn work was done

I did start on the Blizzard shawl from Scarfstyle for Cindy. I think I want one for myself.

Using Knit Pick's Decadence Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Happy Birthday to Me!!

And guess what? I get to spend it in the Dominican Republic! I am very excited about that. We head out very early tomorrow morning so see you after Thanksgiving! Have a good one!

This is pretty accurate...

Your Birthdate: November 15
You take life as it is, and you find happiness in a variety of things.You tend to be close to family and friends. But it's hard to get into your inner circle.Making the little things wonderful is important to you, and you probably have an inviting home.You seek harmony with others, but occasionally you have a very stubborn streak.
Your strength: Your intense optimism
Your weakness: You shy away from exploring your talents
Your power color: Jade
Your power symbol: Flower
Your power month: June

Monday, November 14, 2005

A Season of Firsts

A few days ago I joined my first knit-a-long. It's for hats...see the button in the sidebar. And last nite I finished my first hat. One down and a million more to go! I decided that it's taking me too long to make scarves so I'm making mostly hats as Christmas gifts. This hat is the Spike pattern from the Rowan book The Next Big Thing.

'Spike' from Rowan, The Next Big Thing Posted by Picasa

'Spike' Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Call For Knitting Pattern Submissions

A friend of mine, Heather, is writing a book. How cool is that? Below is the info if you want to submit a pattern(s).

W A N T E D !
Exciting and original designs to be featured in a new book!
Hello all you talented people out there in knitting land. I'm putting together a book of the best new knitting patterns and need your input! It will be aimed at crafty knitters aged around 20-30 with the emphasis on fun, (whilst still being wearable/useable). All featured patterns will include the designer'sphoto and bio. If you are interested please drop me a line with your ideas. Thanks, Heather Dixon.
P.S. My pattern, Lacey, is in the current issue of - so you can check me out too!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Who Says We Only Stitch & Bitch?

Last nite, a few of us went to MUD's place to watch a fellow SnBers debut as Cassie on Guiding Light. Check her out. Well, we did knit while watching the show. It's so weird seeing someone you know in flesh and blood acting on screen. She's pretty good and I might just start watching the show regularly, yep, I'm a TV watcher.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Rowan 'Halle' vest

I finished another item. No, not a gift, this one is for me too. This is the last thing I work on for myself until after Christmas, I promise. This is the Halle vest from the Rowan book, The Next Big Thing. I used just under 2 skeins of Rowan Big Wool. I'm not as happy with this one as I was with the mini-sweater. It's a little big. I might try to squeeze some hot water through it to see if it will shrink a little more. And I realize that I definitely need to learn how to bind off 'in pattern'.

Rowan 'Halle' in Big Wool Posted by Picasa

Wolfen checking out the new sweater too Posted by Picasa

Yay! Fun Mail!

I came home last night to see that my Knit Picks order had FINALLY arrived. I know I only ordered it last Wed, but last time I ordered on a Wed I got it that Fri. So what was the hold up this time? Oh well, no worries, I have it now. I got the Decadence alpaca for the Scarfstyle wrap for Cindy and more of the same for a cardigan for my niece. I also got a couple skeins for the secret pal that I am spoiling. AND I got a set of Denise Interchangeables. I have been wanting these for a long time.
I also got a postcard from my SP. That was a nice surprise. She's canadian and that's my only hint.

What Kind of Yarn Are You?

You are Cashmere.
You are Cashmere.You are sophisticated and luxe. You can often be
found in high-end boutiques and hobnobbing with
the upper crust. You are one of the beautiful
people and you don't let anyone forget it!

What kind of yarn are you?
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