Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Card from my SP

My SP sent a postcard with Winnie the Pooh (and Piglet, too) on it. She made it special for me and it's really cute. Inside was written a joke:
A woman is knititng as she drives, pretty soon her speed has crept all the way up to 95 mph! AND she passes a parked police car. The car gives chase! Officer Bob turns on his siren, but the woman, oblivious, doesn't notice him. Finally, he pulls up along side her car and yells, "Pullover!" She looks at him...looks at her knitting...and yells...NO, IT'S A CARDIGAN!

Hee hee, just thought I'd share. Thanks for the laugh SP!

Monday, January 30, 2006

Wolfen Cam Monday

Look at that face!

Monday, January 23, 2006

I have an illness!

And it’s called YARN! I recently got enough yarn for 5 projects from Knitpicks…look at the end of the December posts and you will see what I have planned. Now, I haven’t started any of those projects to date, cause somehow I keep finding other things to make with stuff I already have in the stash. So, can someone please tell me why I have already put together a list for Elann.com for another 7 projects???? A couple of them are lace projects to boot!! WHY??? Why can’t I understand that I will NEVER have the time to do all of these projects?? Not even if I moved into my own place and left the dog with Christian and sat holed up in a teeny studio on the UES day after day would I get through all the projects in my head. Will I ever get over this affliction?? Should I seek professional help? Aaaggghhhhhhhh!!

Friday, January 20, 2006

Another Meme

I came across this one whilst perusing blogs today:

4 jobs I've had in my life.

Assistant Store Manager, Talbots
Merchandise Analyst, Montgomery Ward
Assistant Buyer, Famous-Barr
Category Planning Analyst, Walgreens

4 Movies you watch over and over.

Love Jones
Dirty Dancing
Undercover Brother

4 Places you've lived.

St. Louis
New York

4 TV shows you love to watch.

Everybody Hates Chris
Law & Order

4 Places you've been on vaccation

St. Marten
Domincan Republic
Disney World

4 Websites you visit daily


4 Favourite foods


4 Places you'd rather be right now

Knitting in bed
At the movies
Out shopping
Browsing at a knitting store

4 bloggers I'm tagging

Avocado Fever
Sistah Craft
Sweet Girl Knits

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

First FO of 2006!

I finally finished the hourglass sweater. I started on it during the drive to Chicago over Christmas so I guess it didn't take me THAT long. I learned a few things making this sweater. I learned the kitchener stitch, how to knit in the round and how to hem down live stitches. I also learned that sleeves are killer! They seem to take longer than the body. Even though the yarn is 100% alpaca, it itches a little so I'll have to layer a tee underneath. I still think that I will get a ton of wear out of this sweater.


Monday, January 16, 2006

Wolfen Cam Monday

Riding in cars with dogs.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Another Knitted Giftee

Here's Michelle in the shrug that I made for her. I love the way she is layering it. This one is made of Misti Alpaca Chunky.

Monday, January 09, 2006

It's SP time again!!

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? I am not a yarn snob, every yarn has it’s purpose but I can not use LB Homespun…it’s not mentally or physically possible.

2. Do you spin? Crochet? I crochet.

3. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? I leave them on a shelf in my craft cabinet.

4. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? I’ve been knitting a year. I guess I’m an advanced beginner…I’ve got a ton of stuff to learn yet.

5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? Yes, here it is.

6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.) Vanilla

7. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? Yes, my favorite candies are Skittles and Mary Janes.

8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Sew, bead jewelry

9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) I like all kinds except country, preferably R&B.

10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand? I like greens, golds, oranges.

11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I live with my boyfriend and our dog.

12. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? All of these but ponchos.

13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? Anything Rowan or Debbie Bliss

14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? Homespun

15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s? I want to knit it all!!!

16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? Top-down sweaters

17. What are you knitting right now? Sweaters, scarves, shrugs

18. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Yes!

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Circs

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? No preference

21. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? No, but I MUST get them.

22. How did you learn to knit? From books and the gals at Stitch n Bitch

23. How old is your oldest UFO? About 8 months, I’m planning on frogging it soon.

24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird? Winne the Pooh

25. What is your favorite holiday? Thanksgiving

26. Is there anything that you collect? Magnets and anything Pooh.

27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? Interweave Knits

28. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? Vogue handbook of knitting

29. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? The magic loop, knitting with 2 circs and cableing

30. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? No, but I plan to learn soon. I wear a US 7 and a half.

31. When is your birthday? (mm/dd) November 15

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Progress Update

So, what do I do after ordering a bunch of yarn from Knitpicks? I start a project with yarn I already had in the stash! I got some alpaca at Smiley's yarn riot last month and decided to use it for the hourglass sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I think it's going well so far. I can't figure out why a sleeve took me as long to knit as the lower body.

I'm also working on Christian's scarf. It's kind of tedious but I've gotten into a groove now and hopefully it will move faster.

The pattern only calls for the 'C' on one end of the scarf. I'm thinking about putting it on the other end as well. What do you think? AND, if I WERE to do so, would I just turn the chart upside down when I'm ready to start the second 'C'?

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Happy New Year!

Last year, one of my resolutions was to learn how to crochet. Well, I did that and learned how to knit too! Yay! I won’t go into my other resolutions, cause I didn’t manage to resolve them. So here are my yarn related goals for 2006:
1) Only buy yarn every other month (instead of every paycheck like I have been doing recently).
2) Knit an intricate lace shawl.
3) Learn how to knit socks.
This is totally doable!
Here’s to a prosperous year!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Wolfen Cam Monday

Where's Wolfen?