Thursday, June 30, 2011

Short

Really short. At least for me this is the shortest my hair has been in like 20 years. It's fun. But still too new for photo ops. I got a lot done on my caramel cardi, but still not sure on stripe color. You think I woulda figured that part out by now. Shameful knitter, really I am just distracted by all the yarns that go with this dusk color. I love it. Truly. Gorgeous yarn. Only mod so far is tubular c.o.& I plan to do it on cuffs and bottom band as well.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My caramel


So I have finally settled on a Rhinebeck cardi pattern. I wanted to use my suri merino which is a DK, so that limited me a bit but now I am set. Kinda. I thought I was gonna get to use my 2 skeins of acid green silk merino, but then I started doing my tubular cast on and of course the scrap yarn I use is Vanna's Glamour and it has sparkles so I am now thinking I need to find like 3 more skeins of this.....I haven't checked my math on that yet. What do u think?


One thing I did think the beige had going for it was that it would "match" more of my clothes, or go with more of them.





PS. Happy bday, Jean!
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Sunday, June 26, 2011

FYI DIY


These got scale model sticks in the seam band to help hang straight on the wall.






Glitten progress.
These don't really show the pretty teal color very well.
Patons Soy Bamboo.
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Gusto drama

So u know how it is when u get ur knitting mind set on something. I saw one of my friends faved a chunky mitten pattern on ravelry and then of course I wanna make em too. So I go thru stash on ravelry to c what I have in that weight. I c the one I want and of course I have 1 measly ball I got in sale basket at the yarn cottage. I then promptly found out it had been discontinued since 2008. Yea. So then I find everyone on rav who has it in their stash and send them requests. To like Australia. That was Thursday, I think, by Fri evening with no response I freaked out and paid $16 for 1 skin of Cleckheaton Gusto 10 in colorway, 2091. As if it is going to go away and moment. I know. Totally irrational, but there it is.
I am meanwhile telling myself they r gonna be so worth it.
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Mushrooms and Urchin

As requested :
Although I don't think mushroom is the name of that blue sky alpaca color way.
But the remnant ball is def twinkle chunky in urchin.
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Gusto drama

So u know how it is when u get ur knitting mind set on something. I saw one of my friends faved a chunky mitten pattern on ravelry and then of course I wanna make em too. So I go thru stash on ravelry to c what I have in that weight. I c the one I want and of course I have 1 measly ball I got in sale basket at the yarn cottage. I then promptly found out it had been discontinued since 2008. Yea. So then I find everyone on rav who has it in their stash and send them requests. To like Australia. That was Thursday, I think, by Fri evening with no response I freaked out and paid $16 for 1 skin of Cleckheaton Gusto 10th in doorway, 2091.
I am meanwhile telling myself they r gonna be so worth it.
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Internet inspiration

Falkirk wheel. I am so determined 2 c this.
All the chicks r wearing em
I got my book!
Super interesting read about dyeing yarn with local plants and flowers.
I did this to my shoes, got the tut on instructables.com
Add this to places I wanna go c. The lock bridge over Rhine river in Germany.
Ahhhhhhh they do it for love.
Ok inside family joke coming up
Swimming pools and horses not what I asked for, somebody needs to make this for Caden. Ok fine, for me 2. :)
I heart this dress. I so woulda got but sold out. Ugh.

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Hel-lo

So I kinda got sucked into LOST.  I watched all 6 seasons and I am still so confused about so many things.  I did watch the posted video about some other guys questions. Pretty funny and answered some of my questions.  Ok enough about that.  Here is a pic roll....

Pretty. This is Alpaca SOX.
Our Spinning Day  :

A first for me, and I had fun.  Still trying to figure out if I like it.  A class would be interesting.
Ohhhh which reminds me that.... so exciting....we are goiong to Rhinebeck! Yes. Cant' wait.
These are mine.
One end of my Puff Daddy.
Free pattern from Pickles.no
Awe-some

The end of Knitting in Public Day ended at the local roller derby, another first for me, and definately good times. I esp. appreciate the guy whose job was to explain the rules. 

Yard Sale $5.
My goal today, to refinish this.

Started my glittens a while ago, the day before Knitting in Public and I am about to the thumb on 1st one.
More pics on that later.
So the bad/sad news : for all my talk I missed finishing my gator on its year anniversary. sad. it was the 23rd.
Also sad : I ripped this out.  Some people were saying it was ok but I can tell there is some stubborn twist in this yarn making it knit up less than (I feel) its potential.  I may try to wind this ball again.
This was for Fiesta Mittens and I need to get motivated to start these again.  After all that hard work for the tubular edge too. :)

Ok so I am not convinced.  The general census is that this hat looks ok if wore like this.  I have to admit....I am not altogether liking it and it may get an overhaul before Oct trip.

Robbie's 30th B-day
New Orleans Monopoly Pub Crawl
June 4, 2011

Fetching Teri
These are a bit more lime green in person.
Quite a quick knit.

I had some false starts trying to wing the pattern then I actually followed a pattern and whatdaya know I think they came out great.


One of my fave plates.

My fav tree in whole world.

Old car my brother is fixing up. 
For Cruising the Coast
Am in love with the handle
Function + Design

So I saw this cute book of business card sheets in Tuesday Morning for $4 and I love it.  All my tags in one place.  Except of course for the Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn tag I am unable to find after Spinning Day when we caked it.  My guess is Lexa found some small amuzement for 2 solid minutes before she had it under some obscure piece of furniture never to see the light of day again.  Oh well.
For people who don't understand the above picture, its like baseball cards for knitters.