Wednesday, March 29, 2006
I'm ecstatic, in case you couldn't tell. They fit, and they're both the same size (I know the top one looks smaller but that's because of camera angle)
Things I have learned about sock knitting:
1. One sock is only 50% of a pair. Acceptance of this may be the key to my sock knitting happiness.
2. Make lots of legible notes while knitting Sock I, so that it can be easily duplicated.
3. I need a row counter! For pity's sake, why haven't I bought one yet?
4. Casting on for the second one immediately would be a really really good idea.
5. Second Sock Syndrome is real.
6. It is definitely worthwhile to buy the fun and exciting yarn. It's the only thing that kept me going on this thing for the last 20 rows.
7. No matter how tiny the gauge is, if you knit a little every day you WILL eventually reach the toe. Sometimes I wasn't sure.
Monday, March 27, 2006
4 jobs I've had:
1. Pet Shop Girl ~ clean cages, walk puppies, catch wayward cockatiels
2. Pier One ~ setting up merchandise for a new store
3. Jewelry store ~ bookkeeper
4. Telecommunications co. ~ bookkeeper
4 films I can watch over and over:
1. Goblet of Fire
2. Prisoner of Azkaban
3. Chamber of Secrets
4. The Sorcerer's Stone
See a theme? Hee. I don't usually watch films over and over except for Harry Potter movies because they make superb knitting-background movies for some reason. Atmosphere, perhaps. The rain, the wending train through the countryside, the drafty old castle, the snow, who wouldn't want to knit?
Oh, and when I was a kid I saw Return of the Jedi about 12 times.
4 tv shows I love to watch:
1. Knitty Gritty (when they're new)
2. The Dog Whisperer
3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
I had trouble remembering this one because I haven't watched TV in months!
4 places I've lived:
1. Orlando, FL
2. Ft. Pierce, FL
3. Titusville, FL
4. Floridana Beach, FL
4 places I've been on holiday:
2. The beach
3. Busch Gardens
4. Disney World
4 websites I visit daily:
1. Cute Overload
4. Dog of the Day
4 fave yarns:
1. Opal sock yarn (current obsession: Rainforest Collection)
2. LionBrand Fishermen's Wool (for Koolaid dyeing)
3. Handpainted variegated dyed wool from various places
4. Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport
|You Are A Fig Tree|
You are very independent and strong minded.
A hard worker when you want to be, you play hard too.
You are honest and loyal. You hate contradiction or arguments.
You love life, and you live for your friends, children, and animals.
A great sense of humor, artistic talent, and intelligence are all gifts you possess.
Sunday, March 26, 2006
In sock news: I managed to drop a dpn off the side of the bed, where it landed on a curved piece of paper, rolled down said paper like a skateboard ramp, and shot off under my desk. It is not a moveable sort of desk, so some time today I have to get my Swiffer and try to retrieve it. That may lead to general floor mopping, who knows?
This pic isn't from this morning, this morning I am having oatmeal and juice like a sensible person. But I remember it fondly.
Saturday, March 25, 2006
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Butterflies and Blossoms
On Tiger II: it continues. Am I just a really slow sock knitter? It seems like people whip these things out so fast. I think I need another project going on bigger needles just for some variety.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Monday, March 20, 2006
Saturday, March 18, 2006
Pattern: Scamp the Dog from Jean Greenhowe's MacScarecrow Clan
Mine turned out to be a girl, so instead of Scamp, her name is Noelle. The flowers are from the lady's hat in the Little Dumpling Dolls book, though I added some loops around the petals to make them frillier. The leaf pattern was really fun, simple but clever ... and that's the lime green Red Heart yarn I bought the other day. (I knew it would come in useful!) I also added a tongue because it just seemed like she needed one.
I'm thinking Noelle needs a sister named Holly, done in black yarn, with appropriate embellishments on her collar.
Friday, March 17, 2006
Story of a Flowerpot: Once upon a time, I ordered 2 sets of tiles from an ebay seller, and it was one of those deals where she could get 3 in the envelope for the same postage, so I ordered these red, white, and black tiles with pawprints and hearts and dog related themes. And there they sat in the stash, month after month, year after year, until one day Project Spectrum came along, and I said "Hey! I have red tiles in there!" So I found the tiles, and some cute red rounds from Mosaic Basics, too, and voila. One trip to the hardware store for fresh grout and a salvia, and here it is. I am so happy with how it turned out. I even found a heart shape to paint with my Porcelaine markers and make into a plant stake. (I'm making a flowerpot for 'pink', too, should be ready to grout soon)
I was playing around with tags on Flicker last night. Still not entirely sure how those work, but I found quite a lot of Project Spectrum folks out there by trying different combos of the following tags: projectspectrum spectrum project red march ~ and quite a few here:
Lessee, what else..... I've started a Second Sock-along on Craftster so I can finish the mate to the tiger sock (which happens to be in the thumbnail above). I finished Scamp the dog, pics coming soon. And Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Monday, March 13, 2006
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Friday, March 10, 2006
I found Joanne's! Wouldn't you know that as soon as I post about not going back there - they send me a coupon. So I called and found out where they were. The new place is HUGE. I bought (big surprise) yarn: 1 skein of bright lime green Red Heart (see, I told you I wasn't a yarn snob ... lol ), some rainbow colored Caron Simply Soft, two little skeins of some fancy stuff ~ one rainbow and one greeny-peacock colors. I used the coupon on this little beauty:
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
But anyhow, back to the excitement of new yarn. I've never made anything with mohair, I looked it up on the net, and apparently it is made from GOAT hair. Cute, huh? I'm very fond of goats, they've always been friendly to me at the petting zoo. :D
Oh, while I was at Walmart, I picked up Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on DVD. This is the first DVD I've ever bought, I'm pretty excited about it. Had to get a little DVD player, too, so today I have to figure out to install the thing and then I will be able to watch this movie to my heart's content. :)