Saturday, January 28, 2006


I found another project.. Heart Socks Perhaps for a Valentine's Gift for me?

In looking back, I have never knit anything for myself- so as a resolution for 2006- I'm going to making something for myself- maybe these socks would be a good try :)

Also, I discovered this podcast, KnitCast - it's really pretty interesting. Maybe I'll download some and put them on my mp3 player for when I'm at the gym.


So, I discovered the "Sheep Poetry Generator" and here's my brilliance:

warm sheep mirrors snow clouds
over fields drift graze gentle
white below the sky soft

Despite it's randomness (or dare I say as a direct result) I like it.

And also, here's the haiku by Auntie Amanda which I thought was so clever:

FO Haiku

Oh, finished object
beautiful, yet depressing
I hope you bring joy.

I'm off to deliver the baby sweater to the shower tomorrow morning- I can't wait!!

Friday, January 27, 2006

I got tagged by Auntie Amanda

Ten Things (many of) My Friends Like That I Don't:
1. Chain Restaurants- I agree with Amanda on this one- I MUCH prefer locally owned restaurants over corporate chains
2. Coffee
3. Beer- I'm a wino :)
4. AquaTeen Hungerforce- really dumb cartoon- ok, so the boost mobile "where you at, dog?" episode wasn't awful.. but I still don't get the appeal
5. Football

really, I can't think of anything else we really differ on.. so I'll amend this to FIVE :)

My short rib scarf is slowly coming along, and fortunately I'll be at work all day tomorrow by myself without anything to do, so it'll probably be done soon.

Thursday, January 26, 2006


Last December, I saw U2 in concert- needless to say it was breathtaking, even from our nosebleed seats half behind the stage. I think my favorite part was when the entire arena was singing along- hearing that many people sing (almost) the same words was incredible.

This morning I have elevation stuck in my head-- oooooo, elevate my soul.... it's better with the band in the background :)

I just saw/read/devoured something that has completely inspired me- Eunny Knits and her deep V neck sweatervest done in intarsia fair isle with steeks!!! She has brilliant tutorials- and I'm so fascinated by the idea to CUT YOUR KNITTING IN HALF!! It's amazing- I really need to try it!!

Progress: I pulled the needles out of anouk- she hasn't unravelled yet, but I'm going to destroy her soon. The scarf for my sister is going ok- I had a brief moment of insanity where I thought I remembered the pattern well enough to not really read it through before working on it- I totally forgot the k2tog part at the center of each short rib row and suddenly the scarf was getting really wide- but it was a quick rip, and I'm back on track. Good thing too- If it's going to arrive in Italy before Feb 12th, I better get it finished soon!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Out of this world...

Remember the jetsons?? Look what else I found on craftster- The Judy Jetson Cardigan

The stuffed collar is fascinating- and I like the aspect of the wrap sweater with a button closure- I need to examine the pattern more closely however- it seems so loose on the model.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Finished Baby Bunny Outfit

It's FINALLY Complete!!!

I finished the sweater yesterday, and found these cute bunny buttons tonight.

And, as a bonus- since I had extra yarn, I made a cute little hat too:

And have I mentioned that I LOVE Target?? I found the CUTEST baby shoes that match perfect...

And, it's all set for the shower on Sunday!!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Here's my progress on the baby raglan cardigan.

I just need to finish the second sleeve and weave in ends/ put on buttons. I was thinking pink hearts would be cute- or daisies. I might embroider an initial on it- I think the baby's name will be Elise or something like that...

Here's more of a closeup:

I really like this pattern- it's fast, yet it looks really good :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Paris- Here I come....

You Belong in Paris

Stylish and a little sassy, you were meant for Paris.

The art, the fashion, the wine, the men!

Whether you're enjoying the cafe life or a beautiful park...

You'll love living in the most chic place on earth.

What City Do You Belong In?

It's pretty amazing that I ended up with this one- despite my lengthy study of the French Language- I've never been. Instead I spent a summer on the Italian Coast... Ask me about it sometime- it was glorious- I should scan some of my pictures!!

On other news, I finished my Irish Hiking scarf (Happy 17th Birthday Angelica!!) and have decided that "anouk" is horribly disfigured. I started making a top down raglan cardigan instead, and it's 80% complete!!

Friday, January 13, 2006

Irish Hiking Scarf. It's a gift for my sister's 17th birthday, and I'm only half way done... I have until Tuesday, but I'm concerned that I'm running out of yarn too.

Anouk in the Round. I've been adapting this design- but I fear the flaws I fixed so it looks normal really should be completely ripped out. it's on a strange bias- which I'm sure no one that isn't a knitter would see- but my pride isn't all that thrilled with giving a gift that isn't as good as it could be....

Thursday, January 12, 2006


I'm going to a Baby Shower at the end of the month- My first one!!! When I heard I was invited (long story- family friend's daughter of the in-laws who grew up with my husband) I immediately thought of Anouk from the Spring '04 Knitty.

Upon further inspection of the pattern however, I discovered that it was actually a pinafore- not a dress. I don't think that is very practical for a baby, so I began knitting it in the round. It came along nicely, until I started knitting it flat and my stitches were crooked!!

Fortunately, Knitty's Coffeeshop to the rescue- and apparently I need to knit through the front leg in order to fix it- and it worked!!

I'll post pictures later.

Knits for Patience...

I've been knitting for 2 1/2 years now, completely self taught from the internet and various books. I have no pets, a wonderful husband- and knitting on the brain constantly.