Saturday, December 8, 2007

Fuzzyman, gotta plan for the something wonderful

After a very sickly November, in which I posted absolutely nothing, I return, just in time for the Holidays, when no one has time to read blogs. Above is our tree, and my first successful needle felting project Fuzzy the Woolman. Fuzzy was inspired by the marshmallow men the girls made last week when they were complaining about how fast the snow melts.
Also I started a new pair of socks, one of which is done sorta... I have to redo the heal. That's It for now, although I did finish some other stuff...I just can't remember what it was, and I don't have photos. Hopefully stuff will start getting done after I finish my finals. Also theres a minor blizzard going on now- they've closed the highway, so thats another excuse to craft away.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Meet Catbarf (but not the icky stuff)

Meet Catbarf, my very own Stupid Creature. He's made from two socks that have been haunting me for months. What happened to there counterparts I've got no clue, but who cares now? Because isn't this guy so cute? I named him Catbarf because....well I have no clue, but it's stuck now.Grandma Gene sent me the white sock, it had Hedwig from Harry Potter on it. The blue cat sock was from Emma for my b-day a few years back. Sassy dose not like her new friend licking the back of her head.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Woot! I finally got my Ravelry invite today!!!!!!!!! So I'm at home, updating it, while trying to get stupid World Series tickets for the Rockies, with no luck. As soon as 1:30 rolls around, I'm givin' up and going downstairs to play around on Edna. I want to make some Box bags, (and dammit. I just relised that I forgot to grab zippers for them) and a sling bag for my gi.

Sunday, October 21, 2007


I knitted my self an itty-bitty, tinny-wennie little dino. Just for laughs. With embroidery thread. So, even though I feel like I haven't finished anything in forever, I really have. I've just been so swamped with school and aikido, that I haven't had time to work on the dragon shawl, or my pink sweater, but last night, I went to Lamb Shoppe's PJ party and and got a few rows done on both of them.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Wheel of Scrabble

I've got some Iron-on letters lying around left over from my Inconceivable hoodie, and they need to be made in to words. So I challenge you to make some phrases and super fun words, with the letters I provide you. Perhaps there will even be a prize in the form of a scarf or some such.

Here are the letters avalible.

A(x3) I(x2) R(x4) Z(x2)
B(x3) J(x2) S(x4)
C(x2) K(x2) T(x4)
D(x2) L(x3) U(x4)
E(x2) M(x2) V(1)
F(x2) O(x3) W(x2)
G(x2) P(x2) X(x2)
H(x2) Q(x2) Y(x2)

Use up as many as possible, and don't worry about how strange or insane you fact crazy might be better. Bonus points for Sci-fi and pop culture reference. And try hard because there will be a knitted prize for people who are smart and can think of awesome quotes/phrases/words/onomatopoeia ect. Just post your ideas as comments, let me know who you are, and leave a way for me to contact you if I don't already know. Feel free to post multiple times.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Wooooo! Bionic Woman rocks! Katee Sackhoff is Hot!, Michelle Ryan is growing on me, and why did nobody tell me that Aaron Douglas and Mark Sheppard were in it too? I was all OMFG! Chief Tyrol! Badger/Baltar's lawyer! That's three Battlestar Galactica stars!
What I want to know, is could Jamie+Sarah have any more subtext in the bar scene? Could Katee's hair+makeup look more butch(mullet+cake of eyeshadow=smeared lipstick)? Could the writers give Katee worse dialog, and could she be more sarcastic about it?And could Jamie get any more Emo?

I predict season 2 will see Jamie spontaneously rejecting her implants, via a nefarious plot by that white haired chick(see below), who I kept getting confused with Starbuck. Oh wait, they did that on Dark Angel, which BTW, also had an evil blond chick. Is blond like the new chic evil look or something?
Anyway, the only thing that can keep me from this show is English class....and the teacher seems to have the same taste as me, so I can foresee us getting out at 7:30, 7:45 on a regular basis, with just enough time to get home. I missed the first act when I was on my way home, so tear, but they should have it online like Heroes....or an encore....or a huge mail box for me to send angry mail to, until they do have it online. What I wanna know is why the hell Ellen Degeneres isn't pimping the hell out of this thing, the way she's doing Heroes.

Other new shows.....
Kid nation:looks like summer camp to me
Chuck: funny, it has Adam Baldwin of Firefly fame(the man they call Jayne!)
Heroes: makes me love cheerleaders, and Hero and swords.
Journyman: Tru Calling+Early Edition
Reaper: havn't seen it yet, but It's got Missy Peregrym
. I'm thinking Dead Like Me+ Tru Calling+Buffy
Aliens in America: Why didn't we wright this? Without the religious shit?
Pushing Daisies: again, DLM+TC+Ghost Whisper
Angel+CSI+Supernatural+Laura Hamilton= emo show from hell.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Cozy and warm.

Well, I'm officially giving up on the Fetching gloves, and have just done them up minus the cable. Without the cable they only took like 4hours. I still have plenty of yarn left over from them, so I'll try again next time I need a simple project to take with me somewhere. I did these up last night at the Mercury Slam. It was tiny! Only three poets! I haven't gone in forever, so it was nice to fall back into that pattern, but I prefer it when it's super crowded, and there's more poets than you can shake a stick at.

In another insane attempt to make winter come early, and to help quench my thirst for snowboarding, I am designing a snowboard condom cozy.
Here's my new board, and the trial nose cover. I knitted it up on sz19's with four strands. It took forever to wined the yarn back on it's self twice. I think version 2.0 will call for 2skins of superbulky redheart in a way cooler colour, and smaller needles... like 15 or 17. I really liked the fake seam that I added at the last minuet, and the 'whoosh' edging on the bottom. The final goal of this is to add straps so that I can carry my board to the car easier, and cover the edges so that I don't have to worry about them when I take it on the bus to Eldora.
I'm still working away on the dragon shawl, I'm on row 57/300, not including the boarder. There's about 45000 stitches in the body, not counting all of the stitches that I add, and then knit together, and also still not counting the boarder. Right now I've knitted about 1600 sts, so theres only 43400sts to go! So right now it looks like a tiny complicated mess. As soon as I finish the fist page of pattern(row 81ish), I'll block it out on the needles so that you can see just how far I'm not.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Kitty Kitty, Meow Meow

Weeee! My yarn finally came in! So I spent all weekend starting it, and look how far I am! Ok, so that's not very far at all(there's 10 pages of chart) but weee! still excited!

We went camping this weekend, and look what we saw! A cat! Who's ever hears of a camping cat? Anyway, tommy boy was sooooo cute. and cuddly. and came when called. He also keep trying to get in my tent. So, so cute. I wish we could get Sassy to do this.

Friday, September 14, 2007


I've been fretting all day on weather or not to return some ill fitting cloths, and then go buy yarn. I had just decided that no I would not, I would save the cash, but then Lamb Shope called and YA!!! yarn is finally in!!!! so, I'm gonna go spend cash'ola on yarn. Squee! gotta catch the bus now!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Inside and Out

Nope, your not seeing double, it's just me messing around in photo shop. The picture is of one project, two views. on one side is the brown the other purple. I'm using Double Stockinette stitch, Witch is two strands of yarn knit as either McK1, CbP1*; or as K1 Sl1p* one round, P1 Sl1p* one round. I think I made up the second way but it's easer for me than a K1,P1, which bugs me even when I don't have to change colours.

Anyway, this is a picture of a pair of mitts I'm going to make. All I'm gonna say is that it involves Steeks, and don't be surprised if you never here of it again, because it's my very own brain child, and that leaves a lot of room for error. But I'm pretty confidant all will be well. So cross your fingers for me.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

thinking cap

Well here's a hat. It's gray alpaca that I spun myself, and blue wool that I spun when the alpaca ran out because I spun it too thick. The picture is of me sideways because I'm using mirrors to get the shot. eh...still dead on the knitting front. and the spinning....I intend to try to ply tomorrow on a drop spindle so that will be entertaining.

I'm going to go surf the knitting blogs now...I need inspiration...or a suporrt groop....only two days till Tuesday craft night, and I haven't been in weeks, and this is my last chance till mid October because of the karate classes. If someone trys to stop me, I might just stab them- with my OOOO's so that it doesn't leave a mark(don't ask how I know, just think OW!)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

where have I been?

man, I'm all crafted out. I've got 3pair of socks going and I have all the inspiration of gutter. Second sock syndrome has set in in triplicate. I have embroidered a few arrows on to my converse, but right now, I'm mostly occupied with school. On the 11th I'm registered for a beginning karate class so I'll be missing craft night for 6weeks. bummer, but also YAY! because I've wanted Karate scince I was old enough to watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Chuck Norris movies.

and now, a map of every state I've ever been in....although the east coast is a bit hazy because I wasn't paying much attention when we were there.

create your own visited states map
or check out these Google Hacks.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Nothing here but jack'a'lopes

I'm not even looking at any of my knitting right now. gar. It can all burn in flaming hell. Spinning is good though, it can stay in my good graces for the time being. especially since I added my ghetto ass cardboard whorl to the bottom so that the stuff that I've already spun doesn't fall off the end.

Also I've gone back to school so 'ya' me.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

spinning around

Gandhi used a spinning wheel, did anyone else know this?

First off, new exchange student from Germany. Second off, new yarn from Germany. It's 12 balls of dark pinkish/Red Violet, defiantly a kool-aid dye. I'm mostly sure that it's 100% wool but the label says "Ren ny uld" so that could mean kangaroo for all that I know. It is also very likely to be handspun, but I can't say for certain, but the single ply and the chunky/semi-bulky twist look a lot like what I got the first few times I tried to spin. There is enough for a top-down sweater which is awesome because I wanted to start one before Katrin leaves the country because when I need help, she's already got tons of experience.

I've begun seriously looking at spinning wheels, because I finally looked at the amount that I have in savings, and realized that I've got enough to get a fairly decent wheel. I'm going to take my sweet ass time looking at them, I don't intend to commit to anything until late September or October. This will be a very important decision, because I don't want to feel like I've made an impulse buy on something beautiful but impractical, nor do I want to end up with a serviceable yet fugly duckling. An hour ago, I wanted an Ashford castle wheel, because they are the ones that I see the most at shows, but now after browsing a bit, I'm not so sure.

There are two kinds of spinning wheels, castles, which are more common among modern spinners, and saxony, which is the more traditional spinning wheel that you see in old European paintings. The Castles are smaller, and easier to transport, but they aren't elegant like the saxonies.

I'm also unsure about brand. My first drop spindle was an Ashford, but to me they always appear to go for the ultimate utilitarian style. Normally, I'm all over that kind of simplicity, but I took a look at the Kromski's and they are much more detailed(also, they're from Poland).

Even more confusing is figuring out whether I want a single or double treadle; And if I want a single or double drive. And if I want a big or small wheel.

So far my favorites are:

Kromski Polonaise so, so pretty

Kromski Minstrel
pretty, and practical

Ashford Traveler
Simple and efficient.

Majacraft Professional
an interesting and simple shape to this one

Jensen Debbie Gossip Wheel
This one is particularly interesting because two people can use it at once

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Coolness at craft night

T'was awesome last night at craft night, we were talking about shawls and how my stupid yarn was taking forever to ship in, when I mentioned this gorgeous shawl that I wanted to make. I was describing it, and the lady asked me what book it was in. So I told her it was "Folk Shawls". She pointed to the woman next to her, and lo' and behold it was Cheryl Oberle the author! Ain't that cool!

Also, I started and finished off another baby sweater, and started a blanket with the scrap yarn I've accumulated. It's fairly simple, I just knit 333stitches, then switch colours, and knit back leaving a long tail. I'm also working a pair of socks still, and I've got second sock syndrome so there taking a long while.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Follow the bouncing ball

Last night was fun, I went to the Buffy Sing-along! wee! It was supper fun being less rowdy than Rocky Horror, and more lewd than Sound of Music. A happy medium. There were goody bags with "grr-arg" finger puppet monsters, kazoos, vamp fangs and bubbles. Plus I got to it with the original NYC cast, four of whom are from good ol' Denver.

I've started the second brown/green/purple sock, although I'm only half heartedly working on it...same with my spinning, and all my other projects. I wish it was winter already, or at least fall so that maybe I could find some motivation.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

finally, a project ignites.

Finally I'm getting somewhere on a bleeding project. After what feels like forever I've picked up the needles and begun working on something that looks like it's got some memento behind it. And I'm swearing by all the knitting gods to never lose my DPN's again. So i picked up this nifty bag at Fancy Tiger, that perfectly fits my casein needles, and closes with magnets so that there's no with snaps or yarn getting tied into the fastenings.

Five and one half hours

Yes, people you've heard it right, I finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows forty minunits ago! It was wicked awsome, but no worries I shalt tell thee nothing of the plot or details. I've got a very limited time hear- work is in twenty minutes- so I shall say only that this is my very favorite book, followed by the fourth, the third, then the first and second, then the sixth, and finally the bitchy boring one, number five(which happens to be the second best movie so far).
Right now I'm barely running off, two cups of coffee, and a shower, and I'm torn between reading HPDH again, or Cast Off a knitting book that seduced me while I was in line. Hope every one has as much fun as I did with the Harry Potter dynasty; era has ended and I shall count myself forever lucky to have participated in it.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Sob Story: a tale in two parts.

All of my knitting needles have a very simple story. I see a project, I go to Michael's/ Jo-Ann's, and I buy needles. Simple easy and boring. Except this one time, last year when I first started to knit, I began a pair of striped socks. I went to Jo-Ann's and got four, eight inch 3.00mm DPNs. And I knitted up the first sock in no time(my very first sock!) . I began the second just as we embarked on a family trip to California.

I knitted my way through Wyoming and and most of Utah easy. I knitted to stay awake during the night terrified that someone was going to fall asleep and drive into oncoming traffic, and I knitted through a crunchy hundred miles of Mormon crickets. I knitted mostly to stave off the boredom and restlessness of a car trip. It was wonderful, especially during a particularity horrid stretch in Utah where I had to wait to pee for 45min while the road zigzagged back and forth through farmland. The only civilization was just barely visible twenty miles away as the crow flies, but out of reach of the highway until you had driven along two sides of every farm for seventy miles. That sock really helped kept my mind off of my bursting badder.

Eventually we reached a small town in Nevada, just 10 miles from the California boarder. Hungry and cramped we went to a Jack-in-the-Box for tacos and a bathroom break. I put down my nearly finished sock, and scarfed down a hamburger while we drove on to our destination. And that's when I experienced every knitters worst nightmare. Finishing my meal, and hoped up on caffeine in a very small space, I reached for my knitting to calm down, and found only three needles.
I looked on the floor on the rental van. No needle.
In my seat. Nope.
Under a pile of luggage at my feet. Nu-uh.
In my shoes, under my brother, in the cooler, behind my ears. Zip, Zero, Nada, Nilch.

I spent the rest of the trip Spasticly jamming my hand into random crevasses every five seconds, and flipping myself over to search under the seats.

Long story short, we pulled every movable object out of that damn van looking for the needle, and came to the sad but logical conclusion that it had fallen into the parking lot of Jack-in-the-box never to be seen of heard from again. Of course no one in our Californian family was a knitter, and they couldn't help me. Half-hearted suggestions of Walmart were made, but they were of course lacking in everything but boring mainstream basics, the DPNs had a pathetic selection. Then, out of the blue, a stroke of luck! In my mom's box of San Fransisco walking tours, there was a mention of a knit shop in the Castro. Hazah! I was saved!

I waited three agonizing days for out detour to SF, listlessly trying to finish the sock with only three needles, but the large number of stitches, cheep acrylic yarn, tight stitches, and my beginning skills weren't up to the challenge. So instead, I read books, went swimming, and reverted to my anti-social ways.

Finally, we went to SF. Along the way we passed an Ikea, drove over some famous bridge, and listened to my mother reminisce about her childhood. My brother, cousin, and I were turned loose upon arrival, while my mother and father went to see Uncle Jess. Us kids wandered through China Town, the Levi store, and Mission St. I slowly and bluntly led us toward the knitting shop through the Bart, and a unnecessarily long walk up Mission St and through the Castro. We stopped at and art supply store, where I bought a book of graph paper for intarsia, a Comic book store where I bought my very first comic book(my other vice) and an S&M store where we traumatized my cousin. Eventuality we arrived at imagiknit and I bought my wonderful new needles.

After that I took less than a day to finish the socks, lose my temper, frog them, and start all over again. My relatives were mildly impressed with my new skill, and my parents were pleased to see me become suddenly social(because everyone knows that kitting is good for hiding awkward silences, all you have to do is start counting stitches at random)
And that is the tail of my very favorite needles. Why did I suddenly rehash this? Witch you have to know to share my pain to the fullest extent. Because today, I went to Boulder, to Shuttles, Spindles, and Skins, for a new drop spindle, and found a DPN point protector that held all my needles together perfectly. So perfectly in fact, that I managed to LOSE THEM ALL!!! At the same time!!!! Somewhere between getting in the car, and getting dropped off, all four needles and holder dropped off the face of the planet! There not in the car, on the curb, in the gutter, on the sidewalk, in Fancy Tiger, my bag or my pocket. I had them in the car and now they're gone! I walked into craft night, realized that I didn't have them as soon as I sat down, and called Alex to come back to drop them off. But they weren't in the car! Or any where I looked! Gah! This is impossible!! I'm going nuts! I've looked everywhere!

Seriously! WTF is going on with me and loseing needles lately! That was all my last post was about too! I'm going nuts! I don't think my poor heart can take it anymore! My favorite needles! Do you know how many socks and gloves, and tiny bags I've made with them? I want them back!!(sobs pathetically)

I am holding out hope that I just didn't see them in my frustration, and that some kindly person will find them, recognize them for what they are, and bring them in to FT where they will be happily reunited with me. But I'm also having this idea where Felix(the car) ate them for spare parts or maybe dropped them through some hole in his floor.

In the end I wanted to start my next pair of socks so bad, I bought a set of green casein needles(milk protein). They're kinda fun, but I still want my gray metal ones back...

and hey look I got some spinning done. And look at my shiny new drop spindle (the small one on the left) . It can make lace weight yarn!and here is my one pathetic finished project. A little bag to hold my dice. The dice are for 10,000(AKA Farkle), a game where you try to roll 10,000 points. It's like 500, poker, and yatzee but super simple.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

zombies munched my brain

Eh....I'm in this odd sort of limbo waiting for the shawl yarn to come in (STILL!!!!) and I can't seem to get inspired by anything. Sigh..... I'm working on the cabled mitts again which is kinda hard seeing as they've lost me one of my favorite needles, and both of my small cable needles. Also I'm having trouble getting them to fit my skinny writs snugly, but not cut off the circulation in my fingers.

I've also just lost my large crochet hook, while working on a bag made of scrap yarn....this is inspired my my reluctance to return to my bag'o'bags. This is a bag, made up of other bags cut to ribbons and then knit together into a new creation. It just takes a bleeding long time to cut up each bag, and then knit each bit of ribbon and weave in the ends. gah.

So mostly I've been spinning, and thats going well. However I really want a tiny lace weight spindle, and the only place I know to get one is Shuttles, Spindles, and Skeins in Boulder. And thats a three hour round trip that I just don't feel like taking in this heat. grr....

I've begun watching Deadwood on DVD, it's all right, although Calamity Jane is portrayed as the village idiot which is off-putting, and all of the other women are drug addicts and/or prostitutes so thats not very encouraging. for contrast I picked up BSG again, and I'm listening to the podcasts. Katee Shackhoff and Edward James Olmos just never get boring.

Sunday, June 17, 2007


I forgot the camera on the counter today, witch really, really sucked, because I went to the Estes Wool Mart. It was awesome, there were sheep(smelly! and loud!), goats(kinda scary and also smelly) llamas(smelly, and huge), angora rabbits(so cute!) and my favorite, alpaca! It was quite odvious that the alpacas were the best of all the animals. I they didn't make annoying noise like goats and sheep, didn't smell up there tent, charge at you(like the goats), chew up your stuff(goats and bunnies) or spit on you(llama). The alpacas were just shy and cute, and begging me to get an acre of land so I could take them home and love them for ever and ever....

Aside from the lovely alpacas there were oodles of things to buy. When we went to the dealers barn one woman exclaimed "Hold on to your wallets ladies!", and boy oh boy she was right! I just barely managed to keep to budget, and away from the pretty yarns. I got roving, and some new buttons for my hat, and that was it. However, there was sooooo much stuff, that I wanted, I can't help but recheck my bag over and over, hoping stuff will just magically appear... heh, ya right.
Since it was a long drive to Estes, I brought my knitting and I managed to get from here....
To here! All finished! The heal might need a little work, but I want to get the other one all started first. Unfortunately, I lost one of my knitting needles somewhere, so my set of five is now four :(
And finaly here's a picture of Sassy, sulking because I took her to get groomed, and waiting for everyone to come home from vacation. She showed me how much she loved her hair cut last night, by throwing up all over the end of my bed. Gee... cat, thanks.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

one sock on

The lace sock is finished!!! I have to some how loosen the cuff up from where I cast on badly,
Also, below, a knitting survey, and the dread dragon shawl.

Hee!!!! I bought the Here be Dragons shawl pattern today!!!!! Yee!!!! You too can lose years of you life to 1750yrds of yarn and 300sts on sz2(3.00) needles by emailing web2 @aurora-alpacas. com(remove the anti-spybot spaces!). I can't wait to get started, I just need to find sz3 circle needles...or really long straight ones. A knitting survey
Bold for stuff you’ve done, italics for stuff you plan to do one day, and normal for stuff you’re not planning on doing. My comments are in--(parentheses)

Garter stitch--(duh!)
Knitting with metal wire--(pain)
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn--(ew, and itchy)
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Hat--(it sat pretty cunning)
Knitting with silk--(dose silk/wool count?)
Moebius band knitting --(ops!)
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn--(dose it count if you've frogged the same fracking sweater five or six times?)
Slip stitch patterns
Domino knitting (modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn--(splits too easy)
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn
Knitting with corn yarn
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Knitting with soy yarn
Knitting with cotton
knitting with Chitin yarn (made from shrimp and crab shells)
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Continental Knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cozies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars
Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with DPNs
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Steeks---(oh dear god! The mind numbing terror!)
Knitting art--(isn't all knitting art?)
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Entrelac(diamond socks)
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Stuffed toys
Baby items
Knitting with cashmere
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO--(god I need this as evidenced by my last sock)
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting--(wtf?)
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair---(here kitty kitty kitty... would owning an alpaca count?)
Hair accessories
Knitting in public--(all day Saturday!)

Saturday, June 9, 2007

International Knit in Public Day

bored now... I've been out all day KIPing (Knitting In Public) with folks from the Fancy Tiger, and City 'o' City. I'm exhausted now, because I woke up first thing to babysit for two hours this morning, and then hauled butt up to the farmers market in Cherry Creek for the first event of the day. Only four of us showed up, which was fine because chairs were scare (I ended up on the ground anyway).
After that, I swung by the bank, and then continued on my way to the next spot, the benches in front of the art museum. There was a radio station out there so we had (awful)music, and also a lot of people meandering around some sort of colouring tables that were set up. People kept asking us if someone was teaching a class, or if we were a regular group (like stitch&bitch).
After all that excitement, we adjured to Cityo'o'city for vegan pizza with tofu sausage, and the best onion rings I've had in awhile. We had a long chat about how the most depressing books in a book store are in the Young Adult section, and how people from Toronto are apparently rather stuck up(not that I would know). And of course there was the usual chatter about what cast-on was better, what projects were haunting us, and how milk protein needles are awesome, except for the taste(although no one would actually admit to putting them in there mouth).
My project for the day was of course, Jamie's sock. I re-turned the heal (it was crooked) and finished the insole. All that's left is the toe, and that should take an hour or less in the morning. My love of socks, however, suddenly includes lace, and this evening, I took a break from Jamie's sock to start one for me, while I wandered around downtown, and LoDo with this evening.
I am using the jewel of my stash, a wonderful rainbow wool. This yarn, is the yarn that has mocked me for almost a year now. I first purchased it about a year ago, on my first trip it the Shivering Sheep, and it has taught me two things: 1.) yarn can get very, very, expensive, and 2.) if you don't know what your going to do with it, you'll end up afraid to use it.
I have used this yarn once before to make a cellphone cozy, for my mother's Christmas present, and at one time there was a baby booty on the needles(which has since been frogged for mocking me), and now I'm afraid that I won't have enough for even two ankle socks (I'm aiming for mid calf!). Lucky I happened to notice some skeins of it at the Lamb Shoppe, so if worst comes to worst I can get more, although I doubt it's the same dye-lot.

Monday, June 4, 2007

My yarn is problematic.

Well, I've abandoned the toe-sock idea, at least for now. At the rate I'm going I just want to get to the heal-flap before Tuesday night. I finally got some roving, but now I think I need more, because at the store I was like "Pink and Blue! how pretty!". Then I got home and was and wondered what the hell I was thinking. Its so cliché it's ugly, because pink and blue have been pounded into my head a baby colours. So later this week I'm going to pick up some black(for the pink) and green(to go with the blue).
I'm currently trying to untangle this mess. the green was just as bad, and took me three hours to undo while I was watching Ms. Henderson Presents. Grrr... I was going to do striped socks with these colours, but that was before I saw this awesome dragon shawl. Although trying to do it in two colours might just kill me. Also, If you've had trouble trying to leave a comment previously(it's telling you that you have to login) I've fixed that, so you should have no trouble.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I'm just gonna lie here and be ironical.

Hoo-boy. I hate new bikes. hate them. hate them. hate them.
I took the new bike my dad got this weekend out for a bit of a test ride. On the way there it was fine, but the whole time I kept thinking "damn these brakes are tight, gee I should stop and loosen them." heh, ya, the key word in this sentence is should. So I'm crusin' down to fancy tiger, to get some roving, when this guy walks out in front of me. I hit the brakes, miss the guy, and cruse along the sidewalk on my elbow. yes ow. and yes, several expletives were issued, and quiet poetical if I do say so myself. Lucky i was infront of Minager's (an art supply store), and they gave me lovely band-aids and water. I'll get them a card and candy of some sort.

But no worries. I am mostly unharmed ('twas but a flesh wound!). I just called Alex, went home, and enjoyed my comics. Then, in an effort to convince myself that pain is objective, I watched Million Dollar Baby for the second time, and cried like a baby, just like the last time I watched that movie. Jeez they did a good job with that film, the last time I cried at the movies, I was like, seven.

Mom just walked in, and being the totally awesome person that she is, (and that we should all aspire to be), she brought me some Tofutsies yarn! and a cute note from Jamie.