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Darkness on the Edge of Town ~ 2004-09-21
In other news.
The Knit Picks website used to have a “find your college, NFL & NHL colors” search option on their site. The Yarn was Superwash from Cascade. It’s not there anymore?! It was so fun. As you may be able to tell, this house is a Browns house. Orange and Brown together isn’t the prettiest combo…but it is the best.
I’m just about done with The Bone People and halfway through A Drink Before the War. It’s killing me, all of these half finished projects lying about. I’ll hopefully be able to finish at least one of these tomorrow.
Oh, as if I didn’t have enough to do – we’re having a Halloween Party. Yippy!
Scarf Mania!!! ~ 2004-09-20
Knit in Paton’s Divine in Richest Rose. It’s cheap and it looks cute. What fun! I cast on 22 stitches and knit until I got bored (approx. 67″). My gauge was approx 5 stitches/in on size 10 needles.
This is a birthday/thank you gift for my friend Jess. Her Birthday was last week…look I’m almost on time. A miracle I tell ya!
Christianity ~ 2004-09-17
Knitting in Public ~ 2004-09-16
Comments ~ 2004-09-15
The Power of Visualization ~ 2004-09-15
I’ve really enjoyed knitting this. I started it as part of a knit-along (my first) at Circles. I was side tracked as the wedding approached and now I’m back on task. I have a few rows left before I begin increasing for the lovely ladies that reside on my chest. I like short rows. They’re fun. They’re used in this pattern at the bottom and at the bust. I’m not sure that they are all that necessary here. I think I’ll “get it” once I’ve got it on.
Learning how to pick up the short row stitches with the regular stitches was a challenge for me. The pattern doesn’t offer much in the way of direction. The front became the back after I tried 5 times without success. You could see the short row stitches. I hated it. I could get it to work on the knit side but not on the purl side (or was it vice-versa?). I had to go on without figuring it out because I was driving myself bonkers. A woman from my knit group, Kris, recommended The Knitters Companion. It saved my Shapely Tank! This was definitely the kind of thing I needed to see with a visual representation. The front has beautiful increases along the bottom. I’ll let you know how the increases up top look.
All of the trial and error obviously involved a lot of ripping. The Beyond is a bit splitty which made this a bit more difficult. I don’t mind ripping… it’s the picking up that drives me crazy. I found that a small crochet hook was the easiest way to get the wiley pesky stitches back on my needles. So far this is my only complaint with this yarn. Otherwise it’s fun to work with.
I made the tank in the smallest size (36″ Bust). However, because of my gauge I’m knitting the pattern at the 38″ Bust. I’m not sure how this is going to fit. I’m concerned that it’s going to be too big (again the gauge problem). However, I have confidence that what ever the end size of the pieces I can either seam them up so they fit (a la Bonne Marie) or try shrinking them (the beauty of cotton).
Hopefully pictures soon…
Also, a very happy birthday to Erin . Find your way over to her site and wish her a happy be-lated one (it was yesterday!).
Mr. Picasso Head ~ 2004-09-13
Busy Bee ~ 2004-09-13
Wow. What a weekend.
First, the most important addition to our house in years:
A new washer and dryer! We’ve been without for close to 10 months now. It’s a horrible long saga that I will summarize in one statement: Do not, under any circumstances, purchase any appliance from Haier America. Not only did we go through 3 of their machines in as many months, we also had to put in a DAILY phone call to their customer service department to move things forward in the refund process. Not so much fun. 10 MONTHS LATER….
My parents drove in from Rochester to get us up and running with the installation. We had to redesign the area. Shorten the counter, install new cabinets, etc. Dad was a champ and fixed it all up real good for us. Go Dad. I’m searching throughout the house to find things to wash…it’s so fun.
Boston Knit Out
The Boston Knit out was Sunday. I took my mom and friend Jess over to check it out. It was fun. I have never felt like such a big nerd with the woman in the background singing songs about knitting and woman every where all in love with knitting. It was pretty funny. Although, I must admit the song lady was a bit much (Mom says there is an equally cheesy “quilting singing lady.” Apparently these two have the market cornered). I got to touch all kinds of beautiful yarns, see my knitting ladies from the bookstore, and say hello to my long lost workshop ladies. You couldn’t purchase anything at this event. Which is good…because there was much there to tempt me. Fun was had by all. I think I’ve convinced Jess to take a knitting class so she can join the fun!
There is one major thing that sucks about being poor – no money for yarn. Well, here is a temporary work around. Tell your mother you’ll create a handmade, lovingly stitched, specially designed scarf just for her. The catch? She has to pick out and buy the yarn. So we were off to Circles (lucky me, it’s right around the corner!). It turns out mom has pretty great taste. I’m excited for this project. I’ve swatched (see this post for a disclaimer) using size 10 needles and with any luck in a few days/weeks I should have a 12″ wide caplet a la Champagne Caplet made of this…
Interlacements Yarn Periwinkle Petite hand dyed yarn. 300 yards, 8 ounce skein, 99% wool, 1% Nylon. Color #218. 4 st./in. on #8 needles. What weight is this? Hold on I can look it up on my greatest weekend purchase. This is the greatest gift for a new knitter. Why look, this yarn is a Worsted Weight Yarn. Click here for the Knitter’s Review review of the yarn.
I just need to name this project now. What are the rules here? Everyone seems to use names of people for their projects. Shall I do the same? Susan, for my mom? Vinnie for the punk down the street? Where do I go with this?
In other news…
More progress on the shapely tank. I’ll get the details of this project up sometime this week. I’ll be traveling public transportation to work for the next few weeks. I’m pretty excited – more knitting and reading time for me!
Our bookclub met this week…we’re reading a Drink Before the War for our next selection. The Bone People has left me feeling very melancholy so I’ve decided to set it down for a few days. The characters are all just being ripped to pieces. It’s too powerful for me to get through all in one full swipe. The mark of a good book – it hits you so hard you have to take a break.
Like any good weekend, this is how it ended.
Dad in the hammock.
Robby on the big chair (note the Browns Jersey, they won!).
All for now!
109482132704508461 ~ 2004-09-10
My First Love ~ 2004-09-10
Rya is five years old(!) and still a puppy at heart. I brought her home as a puppy and she came with me to graduate school soon after. As a stranger in a strange land (Athens, Georgia) Rya was the spark in my social life. Athens has a few pretty great off leash areas. It was her insatiable energy that required me to spend countless hours a week at the dog park. there that I made fabulous friends and met my future husband. The story is a lot cheesier than that but I’ll spare you. She has a thankless job, this dog of mine. I swore I’d never become one of those mushy animal people. That was before I had one of my own. Just wait until I have kids. Whew. I’m going to be out of control.