Sunday, February 26, 2006

Votes are In

Thanks for voting for the glasses, everyone! Wow, I got phone calls, emails AND comments! Ask and I shall receive, I guess... :) So it looks like I did a good thing by ordering the first pair. Out of 10 votes, the first pair got seven! The second pair came in, well, second.... I can't wait until they come in!

In the meantime, I have started another capelet. My boss got me a gift certificate to Charlotte Yarn!! What an awesome gift! [Thanks, Don!] I was so excited about it I went directly from work to the store and got Blue Sky cotton yarn for a new (Spring?) capelet. I have always loved this yarn. It knits up so nicely and it is SO SOFT! Guess what I'll be doing all day? ...besides battling a sore throat... *sniff, coff* Boo.
At least it's not raining! HA.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Rock the Vote

Broke my fav glasses! Boo to broken glasses. Hooray for finding more BeBe frames! Choose which ones you like best:

Or, I could re-order my fav glasses again?

Keep in mind, I need narrow-width frames for my peanut head. :)
I would like to know what my friends think!
P.S. The frames I choose will be black in color. I have the first ones on-order at a local shop, but I might change my mind? Not sure yet.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Frog It...

Yeah, so I decided to frog the Odessa hat... I think the cashmerino is too bulky for this one... That's what you get for not doing a swatch. Oh well. I've decided to re-do it in Jo Sharp's DK weight heather wool since I now know the *correct* way to do a yarn-over. The Jo Sharp's a yummy yarn, and since casting on, it seems to be knitting up nicely. I got it in NYC back in October and the two balls keep staring at me from the stash, asking "What the hell are you going to make with us, already??" We'll see if I make the Knitting Olympics deadline though... I've really been wanting to sew lately.

Here's another pic of the new all-time favorite finished knitted piece! Aka, the Anthropologie-Inspired Capelet. I put some beads on a safety pin for the closeure for now... I think it looks kinda pretty that way, anyway [can't tell it's a safety pin]. :)

TTFN, Roosevelt's bored. I told him a few hours ago that I would take him on a big walk today, and I haven't yet lived up to my promise.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Check this one off the list!

"Check!" I have officially completed the craftster "Anthropologie-Inspired Winter Capelet"!! Knitted in Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky, this sweet little capelet/minisweater/shrug ACTUALLY fits meand only took FIVE, yes cinco, days to complete! I'm so excited I could just eat it! Now I must go to bed so I can function tomorrow at work. My wrist hurts. What a fine ending to a day that started so crappily. [is that a word??] I broke my favorite glasses today... Boo for broken glasses; Yay for finished sweaters!

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Meet Mr. Wagg

He's cute and he follows your mouse around. :) He might live here a while until I can find him another home.

adopt your own virtual pet!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

I wanna be in the same post code as you

Gimme Lemonheads or gimme death.

Yay! My swappie friend and I have completed our swap on Craftster! Let me just say, we have cranked out some monumental knitting and sewing crafts for each other!
Here's a link to our thread: Stash Swap Round 3. The rules were that we couldn't go out and buy supplies for this swap, and there were certain things we were required to make. Then we added a small stash of supplies just for kicks. I love swapping! I think I have found *another* new pasttime. :) Pictures:

This is what I sent her! A quilted purse, a wallet to match, a knitted hat (not pictured), a knitting magazine, two balls of yarn, a hand/machine-made card, and a notions bag full of supplies!
Close up of the purse and wallet:

Here's what she sent me:

There's an AWESOME felted purse, a knitting book I've been wanting, some buttons!, a ball of yarn, some knitted I-cord flip flops, a jewelry box complete with a westie on it!, and some ribbon! Wow!
Here's an action shot with the purse:

Kimber, aka "fun4bambi", where ever you are, You are a superstar crafter, and I hope we can keep in touch!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Classic Me

So, yeah. I did the cast-on thing for Knitting Olympics... I started the Odessa Hat. The Odessa is very time-consuming; I have to count the entire time I'm doing it, or the pattern gets all wack. Can't even talk on the phone while knitting it. Yes, for a multi-tasker like me, this is a problem. So when I was procrastinating picking up those needles again, I came across a really cute pattern for what the call, "one of the quickest knitted garments" they've ever knitted.... Sounds like it's for me! So I cast it on, too. Keep in mind, I still have the flip-top mittens on needles and I just ordered yarn for the mary jane sweater from KnitPicks. Well, this is a really cute capelet, and I should be able to finish it in a couple of days. I also *found* the correct gauge of yarn for the Odessa hat, so I might start it over. What's wrong with me? I have lost my mind.


Would I be me if I DIDN'T start 10,000 projects at the same time???

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Knitting Olympics

Steph's day one, Olympics day 2...or 3??? Not sure... I just know I'm late to start my project. I have begun the journey into the Odessa Hat on Let me just say it is the most complicated thing I have done yet. It's not the pattern that's complicated, it's just that I struggle with keeping my mind on counting stitches while a: talking on the phone, b: watching a movie, c: playing with Roosevelt, d: almost anything else!!! It is a totally mind-engrossing pattern, and if you screw up--which yes, I definitely have...a few times--it's hard to get back on-track with all the yarn overs, etc. Well, we will just have to see what happens when it's finished... Mine will not be the most perfect Odessa hat ever made, that is for sure! Here's progress:

Today was a good day. Sunny, but snowy at times, still *very* cold, but a nice day to kick back and knit with a good baby dog. :)

Friday, February 10, 2006

Yummy, Yummy Yarn.

Yay! My yarn came from KnitPicks! :)
Hooray for new yarn!

This is for my next project, as I mentioned about two entries ago... Can't wait to get started, but I'm *SURE* going to need to do the practice project for this one, because I can see that this pattern is going to be TOUGH. Oh how I wish I had some size US6 dpns... Off to the LYS to get some, I guess...

Monday, February 06, 2006

Special Item Request

By special request, I made this little pink/white zipper pouch. A lady at work is going to buy two for her friends! I added a little inside pocket just for kicks. I'll post the other when it's done. She wants one pink w/ white dots and one black with white dots... I don't do much with dots, but I did have this remnant from a fat quarter I got A LONG TIME AGO. Okay, off to search for black/white dots...

P.S. I got a swap partner on craftster today!! Yay! Here's the link to us:

Sunday, February 05, 2006

SuperBowl, Schmooper Bowl

When I was a kid, I never understood why my dad, grandpa, and uncles would all get up and scream over the stupid football games. Who cares about how far the ball can be thrown by a stinky, probably mentally-incompetent, over-muscular guy? Why do they like it when the super-sweaty guys run into each other, probably causing brain damage? Why does the act of watching such on the box make them go out and buy chips, peanuts and beer? Why do grocery sales go up at least $50K during the week of the super bowl? Isn't there something more intellectually stimulating to be doing? I'm sure we could find at least one or two... I will probably never get it.

Anyway, my yarn should be here any day now. I got the "your order has been shipped" email Friday! Woo Hoo! At least there is one thing I can look forward to! :) No football for me, thanks. I've got knitting to do.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Never Fails....

No matter what day I have off, it turns out to be a crappy, dank, dismal day. It never fails. Rain, overcast. It doesn't matter. It's like, one chance in a million that I get a nice day, and usually it falls during a time when I have some kind of extended vacation or something. Whatever. So NOW it's a beautiful day--most beautiful we've had in a WHILE--and I'm about to get ready for work. Enough said. I've come to the point where I don't even bitch about it now. It's just a reality. It even rained on my new car yesterday. Hmmmph!

Anyway, I busted out this hat last night. Sewed it up this morning. I think it turned out quite nice. Mom got me the Noro for Christmas, and I also used the new Denyse needles she got me, too! Thanks, Ma!

B, if you're reading, two things are waiting for y

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Next Project

I've never knitted lace. I've never even done a yarn-over. However, something really grabs me about this little cardigan and it called to me. I will complete it by the end of March. Goal #55 in 2006. Lovely. I'm really planning to check this one off the list, though.....


Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Wanna go for a walk? Woo!

Hey Roosevelt,
Let's go for a walk!
Oh, you are handsome...
And Tough [spelled TUFF]!

The sun only shines for my boy.