Thursday, October 28, 2004

fall knitty surprise

There's a bit of a surprise over at Knitty. I've printed it out and I'm running late for work, so I suppose I'll finish this later.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

more midnight knitting

So after a day of partying, and party planning. I finally have time to knit a bit. I've started more projects and have finished none. Right now I've got a Noro hat and poncho for my niece on the needles and waiting for more of my attention. I completed frogged my sirdar scarf and I'm using the yarn for the poncho.

I 'm longing desparately for an FO, or at least time to knit. Midnight knitting, although fun and productive, is cutting into my sleep schedule. When do we get that extra hour from daylight savings? Because I'd like it right now.

I'll try and post pictures tomorrow.

Monday, October 18, 2004

midnight knitting

I guess this makes me a Midnight Knitter. After a virtually knitless weekend. I finally picked up my needles around 11:30 this evening. I've made a bit of progress on my Lara, And I thought I'd take a break before starting the left front. I've got to be up in about 6 hours to go to work, but unfortunately sleep is eluding me at the moment. Good for my knitting I suppose.

Last weekend I trekked out to the Sugarloaf Arts & Crafts festival with my sister. There quite a few Knitted bits around. Bags, Hats, Felted Pencil holders, and a luscious 2 pound skein of an expresso colored alapaca silk yarn that screamed out my name. Unfortunately my wallet screamed a No in reply, and I walked away. Ah well, they'll be back again next month.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

surrounded by red heart

I just got back from the midnight madness sale at AC Moore. You see, my mother, loves her red heart, the squeaky acrylic yarn. She loves it even more, when it is on sale. She makes afghans for the entire family, including the pets. With the Christmas season creeping upon us, she's ready to get started on this years batch. I thought it was only my mother, but I've never seen so many people so excited by Red Heart. The aisles were packed with people, and everyone with carts and baskets full of squeaky yarn. Eh, well, it makes her happy.

As for me I 've made a bit of progress on at least two of my projects. I've finished up the first sleeve on Lara and I'm currently working my way through the body. I 've added two inches to my Katia Shawl, which is getting wider and wider. (and taking longer and longer to complete a single row.) I've also pulled out the Pearl Beaded Scarf from the bottom of my basket. Inspired by Brooke, and her completed PBS, I'm going to try and get mine done this week. Yeah, right. :-)

It was so beautiful yeasterday. I just love October. Not too hot, not too cold. Not so many bugs. I pulled out my envelopes of Kool-Aid and tried a little more dyeing. And I came up with this...


and here's another view...


To go along with the fruity flavors I've named them:
Blue Raspberry, Honeydew
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Black Grape, Pumpkin

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and Lemon-Lime.

I was so happy when I finally figured out the colors.( I can really be a bit slow sometimes ;-) The color of the envelope indicates the color of the juice/dye. ;-)

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

additions to my mental craft queue

I'm off to another slow week of knitting. Although I have started a new project, because I can't seem to get the old ones out of the queue. I'm making the Lara from the Debbie Bliss Silk Alpaca book. I'm not using the Silk Alpaca yarn, but some long-forgotten stash yarn..

Anyway, in a familial RAOK, I've given an entire rubbermaid of yarn to my sister. She has recently picked up the craft, and I thought some new yarn will inspire her, or at least get her started in establishing her own stash. ;-)
I've also made some random RAOK's to some members on the list, I just hope it'll brighten their day a bit.

As for my mental craft queue, things I'd love to make if I had the time or the yarn: Clapotis, Fibonacci, Hermione's Hat, Harlot Poncho, Charlotte's Web, (Jaimi's is gorgeous), and Klaralund. The list continues as I've picked up a bunch of vintage patterns from the book sale this past weekend.