Tuesday, November 28, 2006


I've never actually done a meme on a blog before.
Suppose I'll try one while I'm fuming about grafting the dang hood of my Rogue.I sense it will become a 'tomorrow when I'm not irritated and tired' project.


1. Yourself: Irritated
2. Your boyfriend/girlfriend (spouse): Nonexistent
3. Your hair: Messy
4. Your mother: Talented
5. Your Father: Hardworking
6. Your Favorite Item: Books
7. Your dream last night: Forgotten
8. Your Favorite drink: Water
9. Your Dream Car: Undecided
10. The room you are in: Bedroom
11. Your Ex: Nonexisistent
12. Your fear: Cockroaches
13. What you want to be in 10 years? Happy
14. Who you hung out with last night? Parents
15. What You're Not: Organized
16. Muffins: Yum!
17. One of Your Wish List Items: Yarn
18. Time: Late
19. The Last Thing You Did: Frogged
20. What You Are Wearing: Clothing
21. Your Favorite Weather: Autumnal
22. Your Favorite Book: Decrepit
23. The Last Thing You Ate: Eggs
24. Your Life: Random
25. Your Mood: Procrastinartory
26. Your best friend: Sleep
27. What are you thinking about right now? Knitting
28. Your car: Nonexistent
29. What are you doing at the moment? Typing
30. Your summer: Boring
31. Your relationship status: Single
32. What is on your TV? Blackness
33. What is the weather like? Florida-y
34. When is the last time you laughed? Today
35. Who do you tag? You

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Christmas goodies

I went to the craft store yesterday to pick out some things for Christmas gifts.I decided to make bracelets.They're quick,easy (except for determining which beads to use!),and fairly professional looking.

I had sort of a hard time determining what size I should make them.They're for an 8 year old and a 10 year old (somewhere around there).I ended up making them so they just barely fit my wrist.They might be a bit big,but they'll grow,right?

And here's that tea dyed yarn in its last few minutes as a nice butterscotch colored yarn (not bad,eh?)

Here's the yarn after a dunk in the Kool-aid.

It turns out that the grocery store didn't have any blue kool-aid.Sux0r.I really wanted blue.
I think I like the purple..In hindsight,the 2 packets I used is probably a bit too much.I would have liked the color to be a little more muted.It's a cool look though.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

What happens when...

What happens when I get really bored and have a hankering for some new yarn?
Dyeing!Woo hoo!
I'm trying my hand at dyeing some yarn with tea as we speak.The house currently smells like rotten peaches and a wet sheep,but that's okay!

So,I pretty much know diddly about tea dyeing..I've done lots of kool-aid dyeing,but we didn't have any kool-aid packets in the house!I googled 'dyeing wool with tea'.It didn't help much.I searched the same on Craftster and got the gist of it (basically,I gathered that all you do is plop your yarn in a boiling pot of really steep tea.)I thought to myself 'We have lots of tea!'
So I added some tea to the really old (and seemingly neverending) skein of fisherman's wool I've had in my stash for at least 3 years,and now I've got myself a stinky pot of yarn.


I took that picture in the beginning of the process..Triple the amount of tea packets you see and that's pretty much how much tea is in there now.It is a looot of tea!
The yarn really isn't as dark as I had hoped.I might end up overdyeing it with some kool aid (maybe blue?)
We'll see how it turns out!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Cruisin' on along

Lyk w00t!!Body is all done!
I just seamed the shoulders together and have been wearing it since.I still need to patch up some holes where the increases in the throat cables are though.
It is so comfy!The yarn isn't scratchy or anything.
In other news,I learned how to pick up w&t's while doing the shoulder shaping.
Good times.
(and once again,see the amazing color changing talents of WotA in Fern at work!)

Friday, November 10, 2006


I'm done with the knitting the body in the round!Woo hoo!!
I just divided the front from the back like,an hour ago!OMG look at all the exclamation points I'm using!Agh!
Uhm..So anyway,I'm on to the flat knitting now.I have some (baaad) pictures to show..I checked the fit again by putting it on a lifeline.I love it!



Here's a picture of it on the floor (just to show the finished cables.That's why it is stretched out all twisted and lopsided looking)):

Ooh,I just love them!

This yarn is really strange! See how the color varies just in the bathroom light vs. my room light?I took this in the car with me to work on a while ago.Holy crow!It is sooo green!I really like the muted green color it is in artifical light.Hopefully the vivid color of the yarn in daylight will grow on me.
Off to go knit some more!W00t!I'll try to get better pictures next time.You wouldn't imagine how hard it is to take a picture of yourself while holding what is basically a big tube over your body!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Woo Hoo!

I got up to attatching the kangaroo pocket top to the body this evening.
I put the whole thing on a lifeline and tried it on..I luuurve it!
Even with all of the lefty knitter fussing,this sweater has been totally worth it.Fits like a dream so far.
Can't wait until it's finished!

Friday, November 03, 2006

More progress

Yeah,boring boring post.I just wanted to update with a few pictures of my progress on the various knitting projects.

The Rogue:

Not much to say here.

One of those pesky sleeves I'm re-knitting that I talked about in...HAHA..September!

I whipped this out to work on last night.I pretty much forgotten about it until then!The body portion was laying all pinned out on the drapery table since,well,September!I'm getting far too used to working on enormous size 10 needles.It feels like progress on this is going so sloowwww!And I'm only using size 6's!

Last,a scarily enormous slipper I'm making for my dad:

I just hope the Paton's Merino felts as well as the Lionbrand Fisherman's wool I'm used to using.It's so much softer! I think I'll make my next project in it!

Ha!I say that as if I'll be starting another project soon!I'm pretty much in over my head right now.

Still brainstorming for Christmas gifts..I think I want to make a Noni bag for my friend.