Friday, November 30, 2007
Dream in Color Smooshy
The Colorway is Lipstick Lava
Bought at Sip and Knit in Maitland, Fl, where I took Mom for a yarny visit.
Look at that color! It is a vibrant red with little bits of purple.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Obligatory stitch shot!
Pattern: December Lights Tam, Holiday 2007, IK
Yarn: Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino - 8 colors. yes, 8.
Needles: Addi Turbos size 3 and Yarn Pirate size 2 - both circs. I magic looped the hat as it decreased.
Gauge: 24 st = 4in (called for was 26 = 4in). Now that gauge is in the blocked top section, there is a portion between that and the ribbing that is 28/4 inches - so it varies. Who cares, it works and it is cute!
Started: Saturday, Nov 17
Finished: Friday, Nov 23
Mods: Oh - and there was a little issue with the number of stitches you end with at the end of the damn chart. There was a LOT of cussing and searching on the interwebs and NO ONE mentioned it anywhere. Cristi was sure I was crazy, though I SWEAR I was not crazy. To get to 5 I S1, K2tog, PSSO, k1 and repeated around somehow - I wanted to make sure the decrease lines stayed all nice and neat and happy. And they did!
Notes: I have a TON of yarn left. This was a quick knit and I really enjoyed it! The fair isle was really fun! This is my first fair isle project since I took that class with Jane Prater at Charlotte Yarn alllll those months ago!
We're so cool.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Why? Well, I started a new sock for my mom. Here's a toe in the Rio de la Plata I featured on Friday. And that is as far as I got Friday night.
On Saturday I started a cardie for my niece for Christmas.That didn't last long. I can't remember anything about the yarn or the pattern at the moment.
Because it is Norovember and I bought enough to make the Butterfly.
Silk Garden Light in 2032. Look - I finished the back and I CO the right front! Seriously. Noro heals! I am in total love with this colorway!!! I am so glad I broke on Saturday and spent a LOT of money on 11 balls of this stuff!
Look at those stripes and that color!!! How could I resist???
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
No. Not Travis. The cutie ON Travis. Bitty.
Bitty belongs to one of my favorite people EVER, Alyson and her HILF, Travis. (OK - not really, I am not that kind of girl, but May said it at SAFF and it made us all laugh our asses off! and then Cristi tried to steal him)
Bitty is recovering well at the moment, but her minions are a little worried about how they are going to get her out of hock AND still feed her and Brodie.
Monday, November 26, 2007
But with good reason. It was a busy busy weekend! Thursday was Thanksgiving!
Friday we had craft night.
Saturday I went to Cristi's after a fun day at the yarn shop. She gave me the best birthday prezzie!!
Colorway is Mazantia!
Sunday Rachel (blogless! boohiss!) hosted a holiday card making party. I took knitting of course as I have no ability in the paper crafting.
Friday, November 23, 2007
So more pretty pics of the yarn.
It's a really good thing I love her since winding this hank was the biggest pain in the ass EVER.
Oh - and it is incredibly soft.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
The Guilt-Free Shopping Bag! Take it along and use a little less in the plastic bag and paper bag department.
Yes, these can both be recycled, but the reality is, recycling these cause a lot of toxic chemicals, so I am trying to keep that down.
Now, I will still need plastic bags for kitty litter, so this won't replace all bags, but it will replace a lot. I don't get bags in most places anyway, just the grocery store. So this will replace one or two of those each visit.
Special bonus: It can double as an ice pack holder for those days when you have a wee bit of a hangover!
Pattern: Everlasting Bagstopper from Knitty.com
Yarn: Organic Cotton and Recycled Soda Bottles from Little Barn (purchased at SAFF)
Notions: Chocolate brown ribbon, stringy thing, claspy thing
Cost: Yarn: $1.79, ribbon: free cause Cristi owned it, stringy thing and claspy thing: $1.00 purchased at the Dollar Store in the form of a laundry bag that I ripped it off of. Total: $2.79 (HELL YA!!!)
Modifications: None really. I placed the stringy thing a little lower than a handspan.
Notes: I will make this again. Mostly because it only took one skein and I have 2. someone is getting the gift of a reusable market bag from me! WEEEEE!
Time: Ummm...This was a FAST knit, but I didn't really keep track as I worked on it in between things. I think it was probably less than 4 hours. Really it was 2 nights I think.
Models: May and Cristi last night at knitting group. Thanks, ladies!!!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Mom's phone fits in this sideways - so it is a little different
Anyway, she got one for her birthday...I delivered it when I was in Orlando in October, and yes, I realize that was a month ago.
I put in purl turning rows so that it holds its boxy shape nicely.
Pattern: from my head (I didn't want to felt anything and I didn't have time - I also didn't want plain SS)
start time: a Sunday evening
finished: Same night
yarn: Yarn Pirate Superwash BFL in Calamity
yards: like 10
Monday, November 19, 2007
Poppy Flower Fibers Domestic Wool in Sunset. I have JUST about half of this spun up. It is spinning like a dream! I hope to finish this up this weekend and have some finished yarn for you next weekend!
But what is it in?? Well, that would be my new basket! I picked it up at the Ren Fest Sunday when May, Cristi and I went for the last day of the Fest this year.
May and Cristi dressed in garb!
I didn't, but I did find a kickass parasol. Which I didn't buy, so I have to reflect wistfully at the picture. Cristi and I had our palms read.
It was interesting (I think the palm reader has spies *looks at all of you*).
As for goings on...well, the Tortuga Twins put on an excellent set of shows...
They picked a VERY tall man as the villian.
Then there was humping. No, I didn't hump.
There were pretty greyhounds from the rescue. I would rescue one, but we have 2 cats and 2 pugs between us and we just aren't getting anymore. Oh - and there is the fish tank. Yeah, we have enough.
I really should back up a day, though because Jen came for a visit this weekend!!!
I took her to Charlotte Yarn where we had a day of knitting and then we went to Cristi's for more knitting! I thought we might make it to the Charlotte Purls meeting on Saturday, but by the time Jen made it to town and we had lunch, then went to the shop and I picked out yarn, it was almost 3. But, it was a fibery weekend of goodness!!! Jen was quite taken with the size of my stash. And Cristi's.
As always, we had Friday night Craft night. It was just me and Cristi this week and she made chili for dinner. It was yummy. I brought chocolate pie. We had some chocolate Redi-Whip for the pie and about 9 I looked over and said, "you know what else chocolate Redi-Whip would be good on? Chocolate Martinis."
Yes, they were good. A little strong, but yummy none the less.