Thursday, August 25, 2005


Have you missed me? Did I Do do a good job on it's post while I was busy? Yes, I was busy. And I have pictures to prove it.
First we have the Zig Zag scarf from Modular Knits. It's for my mom for Xmas. So mom, if you happen to stumble upon this, don't look at the pics.

My little guy did a full row somewhere around the middle of this at the laundromat the other night. :)

Next we have two bags that I made for my son's preschool teachers. Inside the bags are M&M's in the same colors as the bags.

And so all of you can see what a TRUE geek I am, I made a case for my PSP. Hubby has a PSP and I made him 2 cases, but wanted one of my own. It's out of half a ball of Fixation.

And before you think that's it, the finished I Do, with a close up of the sleeve:

Isn't she pretty? I am really going to have to make one for myself. This one is on it's way to FL to her new owner.

And I've also been busy adding to my stash. I bought from one of the girls at work who was destashing,

That's Vesper Sock Yarn in Verde. It's lovely.

And I will leave you with this: a bunch of the Coffeeshop girls got together and got me a gift certificate for Purl, as a thank you for hosting the Secret Pal round 4. So I went shopping today.

That's 2 balls of Rowan Cashsoft, 4 skeins of Blue Sky Cotton, 2 skeins of Lorna's Laces "pink blossom stripe" sock yarn, 3 skeins of Alchemy Synchronicity in Texas Bluebonnet, and Kniting Fair Isle Mittens and Gloves. Yum, yum, yum.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Guest poster

My name is I Do. Glad to meet you. I wanted to get in on this whole blogging thing and see what the whole hoopla was about. Let's see, what can I tell you about myself? My pattern comes from Knitty. I'm made up of Austermann Mayfair that Karen, my knitter, bought from Elann.

Karen thinks that my pattern is wonderful and that there will be enough of the yarn left over to make one for herself, since I will be heading to FL to make my big debut at a wedding in November. Karen isn't sure that the color white is what she wants, and isn't sure if she can dye this particular yarn. I'm sure you lovely folks out there can help her out.

I am a bit upset with my knitter at the moment though. She's become bored with working on the second half of me, so she picked up another project. Hmmph! The nerve! What? You want to see what she's working on?!? You've got nerve too! Well, here it is. It's not as beautiful as me. I don't see what she sees in it.

Karen says that the sock is for her cousin Mike, who has size 14 feet and since he's got such big feet, she's got to work on them now. She says that the feel of the yarn is wonderful and thinks that she will have to buy more because she's not sure she's going to get a full second sock out of the rest of the ball. She's praying that Interlacements will have another skein in the same dye lot. I say ha! on her if they don't. Serves her right for abandoning me for something else.

I like this blogging thing. Maybe I'll sneak back here again when my knitter finishes me to show you myself in my full beauty.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

A long post

First, I've been tagged! Sarah tagged me with:

5 things i miss from childhood.

If you want to participate the chain-letter part works like this: remove the blog at #1 from the following list and bump every one up one place; add your blog’s name in the #5 spot; just check to make sure the links are still attached if you copy n’ paste.

1. Nepenthe's Misadventures
2. dynamiteknits
3. Sassy Stitchess
4. Stitch
5. Cooknknit

1. Summer Camp. From the summer after 5th grade to the summer after 9th, I went to summer camp. A few of those summers were day camp, but the latter summers were sleep away. The summers at sleep away camp were my favorite summers. The outdoors, the smells of the woods, swimming in Lake Tiorati in Bear Mountain, the hikes to Lake Welch for the "beach". The friendships I forged, the smells I will never forget. I treasure each memory and would love to do summer camp again.

2. The innocence. I was a naive child. To some extent, I'm a naive adult. I grew up sheltered. Sometimes I feel like it was a bad thing, but sometimes, I know it was a good thing. I miss those days of innocence.

3. Time. When you're a kid, time goes by too slowly. But you always seemed to make the best of it and find a million things to do. A long, rainy day of coloring. A few hours of riding your bike up and down the alley. Hunting for those strange bugs on the leaves by the garage took up quite a chunk of time. Now? There's no time at all, and it seems to fly by and you've gotten nothing done.

4. Roller skating. Rollerblades are great, but roller skates... My fondest, albeit strangest "fondest" memory of roller skates: I believe it was shortly after my father died, my family went upstate to visit my grandparents. My mom, my aunt and I went to a roller rink. I got my skates on before they did and I was told I could go ahead without them. I was on the rink no more than a minute, when a man came barrelling towards me and knocked me down. There was blood everywhere. I was brought into the rink's office where the manager tried to hold back the blood with a bandaid. Next thing I know I'm in the ER with a blue sheet over my face, with a hole cut out for my chin and holding my mom's hand. The cut went down to the bone and I needed stitches. And all I cared about? Was that I didn't get to skate.

5. My dad. My dad died the summer before I entered 3rd grade. My parents never took a honeymoon so that summer they dropped me, my brother and sister off at my grandparents and headed up to Canada for a real honeymoon. They went out on a lake and the motor on the boat stopped. My dad went under the boat to see if he could fix it, and something pulled him under. I vividly remember the call from my mother, I had just gotten back from the library with a new Babar book. I've had many chances to go to Canada since then, but I've never gone. No offense to any of my Canadian friends, but I can never go. And this is the reason why.

If you'd like to do this one, please feel free to tag yourself. :)

Now, onto happier topics: Knitting!

I've been busy. And I have a lot to show. I've been working on another letter have it bag. This one is for the little guy's teacher. He heads off to Kindergarten next month, and will be leaving day care for good at the end of August. I have the back and the front done, and am working on the middle piece.

The next thing I've been working on is the green striped baby sweater. I've gotten all the pieces knit, and started sewing it up.

Can you see my poor attempt at seaming? The stripes don't match up. Sigh. I'm going to have to take it out and reseam. Ugh.

Next comes, another booga bag. I'm working on the i-cord now, but the body is done.

I took a workshop on Thursday at The Point. It was a workshop using Iris Schreier's new book. Modular Knits. We all learned how to do the Zig Zag scarf from the book, and here's my practice piece:

And while I haven't given up on Mariah just yet (I've finished both sleeves and started on the back), I've started the next "big" project: I do. It's for a friend who's getting married in November. The yarn is Austermann Mayfair and it was cheap, cheap, cheap from Elann. I can't wait to do more on it.

10 weeks til Rhinebeck!!