Friday Night Block Party…

Here I go again….stacking up my drafts until I forget what it was I wanted to say. Thank goodness I am organized with my pictures… at least.

So this is the kinda stuff I do on Friday Nights…to keep me off the mean streets of Burbank.

The pictures below show how you can block a garment in no time. It was dry enough to unpin and take home at the end of the night.

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Courtney’s hooded cape thingy.

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She had stitches on a cable to seam later. She was stepping on the towel to get some of the water out and ended up breaking one of the end caps for her needles.

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Pinning it out with a little help from Angelique.

Hopefully I will get to see what it looks like once it’s seamed up…but it looked really good when she left my place that night. Maybe I’ll get to snap some pictures later.

I also thought I would snap a WIP picture…of course, there isn’t much more done on my project yet. I haven’t had much time to work on it lately.

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Angelique’s shawl, Courtney’s Signe hat…and my Big Al (well, a couple of his tentacles at least).

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My Signe hat alongside Courtney’s WIP. You’d think it was freaky friday or something. Usually our color choices are the other way around…

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I’ve been working on it more than usual…

Friday, April 29th, 2011 | Insanity Blanket, knitting, start to finish, UFO's, yarn | 1 Comment

The Insanity Blanket. It’s been making more appearances as of late. I have been tagging my photos on flickr, so you won’t see exactly which squares/yarn came from here on my blog…but trust me, I AM keeping track.

Here are some of the latest squares…

Orphans, Ang, Orphans, orphans, Michelle

Yarn from The Orphans and waifs swap, Angelique and Michelle.

Orphans and waifs, yarn from Mei Lan

Prphans and Waifs yarn and yarn from Mei Lan.

2 squares - Michelle, 2 squares - orphans

2 square of yarn from Michelle and 2 from the Orphans and Waifs swap.

So far I am sticking to my plan and I have not yet repeated any colors/yarns in the blanket yet (that I know of, ya know, in case I screwed up and somehow did repeat one). I know the time is coming that I will need to start additional squares in colors I have already used. I am trying really hard to use everything once, then I will go back and go through them again. It is hard to keep track though, given that all my yarn is divided by who gave it to me as opposed to if it’s been used.

And so I keep working…

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Marching Forward…

Friday, March 20th, 2009 | blah blah blah, fiber, knitting, spinning, UFO's, yarn | 1 Comment

Ok, I am determined. I am determined to finally get my shit together and start doing what I need to do. I keep putting things off because I need to deal with real life, but real life is overrated. So I am buckling down…working on logo ideas…trying to knit and spin as much as I possibly can. Come on! I know I can do it!

So, on the agenda:

Finish the Kusha Kusha Scarf.

The lavender Stainless steel/silk and taupe wool look good together.

The lavender Stainless steel/silk and taupe wool look good together.

 Finish my True Love socks

Mmmm. Bubble Gum pink koigu

Mmmm. Bubble Gum pink koigu


Maybe get this sweater done?

I really suck when it comes to actually working on sweaters...

I really suck when it comes to actually working on sweaters...

 Learn to dye roving and maybe a sock blank…

I have almost all the supplies I need...

I have almost all the supplies I need...

 Maybe start selling some things on etsy perhaps. I have only been talking about it FOREVER! Over the past week I had people ask why I am not selling my needle protectors or stitch markers online. Why am I not selling them, who knows?

In other news, I also recieved a lovely package from Stashymama on Ravelry. She sent me some batts from the fleece she bought at Stitches. All cleaned and fluffy. I can’t wait to start spinning them. Lucky me, now I can because I actually cleared my bobbins off last night! I finished spinning and navajo plying the last of my pink and brown Merino/tussah that I purchased in November from Bee Mice Elf. Go me!

Yay! New fiber!!

Yay! New fiber!!

Merino/Tussah before plying the second bobbin...

Merino/Tussah before plying the second bobbin...

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So many WIP’s, so little time…

Saturday, October 18th, 2008 | blah blah blah, knitting, UFO's | 1 Comment

Sometimes I feel like it takes feats of super-human strength to get on the computer. I have been gone for a whole week! In my defense, it was a very busy week. Chock full o’ trips to places like the pediatrician. Luckily, we are all on the mend and hopefully the worst of the nastiness is over. It’s been a week of good news too though…..and for a few days I thought I lost my knitting mojo, but have since gotten it back! Yay!

Last night was the weekly stitch ‘n’ bitch. I didn’t end up taking Lucy with me, because I had volunteered to knit a cowl for the shop.

Friday Night at Unwind

Friday Night at Unwind













So, Stephanie had a bunch of patterns and yarn out for the cowls for the shop. I had picked the Abstract CaterPillar Cowl but had realized it was a quick knit and had only a few rows to go by the time I left the shop, so I also grabbed the Bubbles and Cables Cowl to work on. I started that one this morning…

Caterpillar Cowl

Caterpillar Cowl

Bubbles and Cables in progress

Bubbles and Cables in progress

The Caterpillar cowl was knit up in Colinette Zanziba and some ribbon in the same colorway. I loved the yarn, but think this pattern would look cool in some of my hadnspun. I am shopping the stash as we speak so I can knit another one. The Bubbles and Cables Cowl is being knit up in Aslan Trends Invernal. Really, I didn’t think the yarn was something I would use until I picked it up and took a good look at it. It is Angora, Merino and Nylon and has a pretty little halo when knit up. It is sooo soft too. It is a worsted weight yarn, so I may buy some to work on that Wolly Wormhead Mystery Beret Knit-a-long I am trying to convince everyone at the shop to do with me. I am an enabler. <evil grin>

Even though I had lost my mojo for a few days…well maybe a week…I did  *actually* get some work done on projects I already have on the needles. I did two repeats on my monkeys and one whole 20 row repeat on my Iceland sweater. A little sad, I know, but at least it was *something*. I was actually starting to enjoy the even rows on the sweater. Knit the knits and purl the purls. It was very calming during a very stressful week. Now If I could just do that and not have to contend with the odd rows…
Raven Monkey Socks

Raven Monkey Socks

Iceland, 1 repeat in...

Iceland, 1 repeat in...

Holy crap! I have a long way to go! I would try and tackle this tomorrow, but my friend and I will be at the shop for the Monkey KAL and class. We have 3 students slated for tomorrow. I imagine not much personal knitting will get done, but we are both pretty jazzed that people keep wanting to take the sock class. I have ideas for some classes to teach after the new year, but I think I will keep those to myself for now. I have a tendency to pile on. I do have enough going on right now, don’t I? 😀

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