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Thursday, September 30, 2004

I must start controlling myself...

I need to stop starting new projects. I have so many WIPs that I can't finish them all. I think that this means that I need to not visit my LYS at lunch anymore, because I tend to buy yarn for new projects while I am there. There needs to be a 12 step program for this, because I am out of control. I haven't even posted them all here - the felted bag, Clapotis, and Toddle for my son. Then I added a Hallowig, Knot Another Paper Bag from IK and a French Market bag, an Eros Scarf for my boss and I want to start Cozy ASAP. Plus I want to start on the Sideways Spencer in the Fall IK. I am drowning!!!!!!!

The good thing is that I am starting on the decrease rows on the Clapotis tonight and should have it finished by the end of the week. There should be some good knitting time during the Debate tonight. I am getting the second ball of yarn for Toddle at lunch (lord help me!). The pattern for Toddle is wrong, it calls for 2 balls of yarn, not one. Or else I am doing it wrong...

I should get my Secret Pal today. I can't wait. I have started a few little neat knitting related things on the side to send to them.

Friday, September 24, 2004

What Knitting Needles Are You?

So I took the quiz and look at what it said....hmmmm.

turbo charged
You are "turbo" charged.
Fast moving and classy, you get things done with
power and grace. Your expensive tastes can be
deceiving, since what you really value is
quality and efficiency. As you're careening
around those corners in life, finishing a dozen
knitted objects each month, stop and smell the
roses. Don't miss the beauty of process!

What kind of knitting needles are you?
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I'm Baaack...

Back from vacation. Whew! 3 kids under 5 in a 2 bedroom apartment is quite a lot. I didn't get much knitting done, a few more dropped stitches on the Clapotis and a skull cap for my husband for his birthday out of Blue Sky Bulky. I also started on the Toddle scarf for my son. After a few tries at getting the pattern down, I think that I am good to go and have about 5 inches completed. I will try and put images up soon.

I have come to the realization that I am a slow knitter. I don't know if it is that I don't have a lot of time to devote to it or if I am just slow. I knit in the English way, I have tried Continental, but it doesn't feel right to me. Oh well, that just means less items to give away and I would like to think that I am saving money this way....

I also signed up for the Secret Pal 2 Too on the Knitty Coffeeshop. This should be fun!

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Thank You Blue Sky Alpacas!!!!

Karma, Karma!!!

What a day. The Ryder Cup is in town and I went to a large charity event sponsored by the PGA. It was in a mall. Now I am not one that goes to charity events, but when Prince William is rumored to be there and then free tickets are given to you, you just have to go!! It was in a mall for god sake! Whatever. At least I scored big on free cosmetic samples. And alas, there was not a bit of Royalty in sight. Sigh!

But here's the beautiful thing, I got home and there was a package from Blue Sky Alpacas. I wrote them last week and let them know that I bought a pattern that was actually a copy, not an original. They had me send in the copy and they said that they would send me an original. So I expected a new pattern in the box, but along with a new pattern and very nice note saying that I bought the store's copy of the pattern (which the store lied about because there were 5 other copied patterns in the sleeve that I took it out of) there was 4 skeins of Blue Sky Bulky and some Knitters Little Helper Hand Balm. I love love love them!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you thank you!!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Clapotis Along!

I joined the Clapotis Along on the Knitty Message Board. I am posting my pics of what I ahve done below. I am using Classic Elite's Waterspun Weekend in Periwinkle. I am hopeing that this will be this winter's scarf for myself.

Funny, I went to Michael's today to pick up some bright pink yarn for the Hallowig on Knitty. I searched high and low, but only found a few racks of Red Heart - the rest was nicer yarns.....what happened to the cheap stuff now that I have an excuse to use it?

Here is a close up of the first 2 dropped sections.

Here is the beginnings of the Clapotis.

Monday, September 13, 2004

Knit Detroit - the knitting group

So I go to my Stitch n' Bitch every Monday night. We said goodbye to the founder and "President" tonight as she goes her merry way to California! But we welcomed in a new member. Funny, I ran into the new member at another SnB that we both ended up hating and went to this group. She has promised to show me how to spin. I have the drop spindle and roving and a book, but I still have no idea what I am doing.

I have started on the Knitty Clapotis (pronounced clap-o-tee according to her blog) this weekend. I still can't get up the nerve to work on the flower bag. I really wanted to get it done by this weekend to show off to everyone at the Family Reunion, but those dreams are dashed. Maybe next year.....

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Yay! Pictures!

I figured out the camera and the picture thing on here! Top picture is of the Bobbi Bear that I just completed. A little break in the madness that is the Flowered Bag. I did it in Wool Ease Thick & Quick. I actually frogged a tank top gone bad made of it. It only took 2 skeins on size 15 needles. I swear, I was only knitting for about 4 hours to get him completed and he is sooo cute!

The second image is the dreaded Flowered Bag. Nicky Epstein's one from the latest Interweave. I will be so proud of it when I have it completed, but for now it is just scary!

Bobbi Bear in Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

Here's my 2/3 completed Felted Bag

First Real Post

So I wanted to start this with some friends, and they may join in from time to time, but not today. I started the Felted Flower Purse in the latest issue of Interweave. This is very ambitious of me since I ahve never done intarsia before. Plus, I am cheap, so I dyed my own yarns instead of buying them all separately.

I have finished one side and 1/3 of the way done with the last side, but man - this sucks!! I am not going to do intarsia like this for a long, long time. "It is only 57 rows" that has been my mantra.

So to relieve some of the pressure, I made a Bobbi Bear. I swear, it only took me 3 hours aall together and it is the cutest thing!! I was going to give it to my friend's new baby, but my 2 year old took it and is not letting it go.

PLease ecuse the starnge way that pics are being posted, I am still trying to fiure out this image thing.

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