Monday, December 18, 2006

I've been a lil bad but my secret pal soooo good.

Okay so my secret pal sent me a fabulous fabulous goody package almost a month ago and I have yet to post about it. they should really kick me out. But you know somme people suck at life a little bit. i am one of those people. I can't juggle moving, christmas, quitting caffeine, and blogging. Just can't.

But, better late than never. It was an amazing package. It was housewarming and christmas. So nice.

She knit a beautiful lace scarf using kid silk haze. Can you believe she did her first lace project in kid silk haze. Amazing. I recieved a quilting book and a handknit cloth and yummy smelling soap. she also thoughtfully included double pointed needle holders. i never used them and I'm so excited to be a more organized knitter. The cutest thing of all i almost missed. it was at the bottom of the boxed and I'm sad to say almost went out with the recycyling. She knit the most adorable sweater ornament for my tree which is finally up, sigh. Secret pal you are amazing.

Monday, November 27, 2006

My first socks.

I made my first pair of socks! yay! I used the magic loop technique and I think I'm in love. I'm also happy I was able to finish both socks without any single sock syndrome. They aren't perfect but they knit up quickly. I knit them in the car on my way to and from Boston. I used some nashua handknits wooly stripes in rolling thunder. The colors were different than I expected. They came out huge! I knit huge!. I swear I got gauge. Therfore, I'm giving them to the largest man I know... my grandpa. I'm glad I sent them before I called him on Thanksgiving. I'm a lil mad at him or all my petulant child relatives. He's pissed b/c I haven't talked to my dad since august and My dad is whining to them. of course I'm to blame and "family is Family" yet, my dad hasn't picked up the phone or answered any of my requests to get together. Even if he is being a hoser at least his feet will be warm.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

What's a snug

i compleed this iem for jenny's birthday. at knit club the girls were perplexed what a snug was. The responses were, " you mean a shrug, right? is it a capelet? ". some even thought it was a slug. basically it is a scarf/wrap sewn together. jenny is modeling it. she has an oh so jennifer beals off the shoulder style so i thought it suited her perfectly. i used debbie bliss cashmerino chunky and a size 10 needle.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

finished cable hat.

I finished the hot pink cabled hat. It turned out fairly well. There were no decreases in this hat just sewing and folding that gave it an elf like appearance I ran out of yarn to make a pom pom as substantial as i would have liked. I think the pom pom looks a lil wimpy. The yarn was decent.
Nashua handknits chunky in wildrose.
from one skein book.

I'm also working on my first pair of socks for my grandpa. Almost finished them on the car ride home from Boston but i ran out of light. they are turning to be quite huge. More like slipper socks. Fortunately my Pops is a big guy.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

this can't be good.

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: North Central

"North Central" is what professional linguists call the Minnesota accent. If you saw "Fargo" you probably didn't think the characters sounded very out of the ordinary. Outsiders probably mistake you for a Canadian a lot.

The Midland
The West
The Inland North
The Northeast
The South
What American accent do you have?
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Man I thinjk it was the quiz. I took phonetics and I hope this isn't what I sound like.

my secret pal rocks!

My secret pal is by far the coolest person. She is apparently also a mind reader. I don't know if it was all the kids and the Halloween candy that made me jealous coming home the other day but I was craving something sweet. Delaying the gratification wouldn't do, but there was nothing sweet in my house except maybe some baking choclate. I opened my mail and recived my first secret pal package with not one but 2 Halloween cards, fantastic burts bees lip balm. Love that stuff and last but not least all the choclate I coukd desire. Thanka SP!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

contest questions-my favorite...

Actor- Owen Wilson

Actress jodie foster

Animal-sloth. After a trip to Costa Rica I've become found of sloths.

Band-hmm it's hard for me to pick just one of anything but the band thing almost impossible. I'll have to say Down to earth Approach cause my brother is a member and they are all amazing guys.

Beverage- toffe nut latte

Book The Alchemist

Bubble Bath- mr bubble fragrance free.



Flower- orchid

Food- again so many to choose from.

Lip Balm-kiehls tinted lip balm and burts bees

Lotion- don't use it, skinis too sensitive

Movie- ferris buellers day off

Song-no favorite

TV Show- It's pretty ridiculoud but I like reys anatomy. The Daily show and Colnert report too.

Vacation Spot- holden Beach, NC I love to grab a handful of friends and rent a small beachhouse and listen to the ocean.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Secret Pal 9 questionaire

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? Anything blue sky alpaca, rowan pretty much anything that feels nice and isn't 100% acryllic. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? 100% acryllic.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? Man I need to find a good way to store th double points but the straights go in a vase.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? Well, I learned to knit from debbie Stollers book 2 years ago. i have since taken a few classes and just completed my 1st sweater. I'd say I'm an intermediate knitter.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? yes I have an amazon wish list and I think it's mostly book and makeup go figure.

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products, etc.) I love coffee, vanilla and jasmine scents.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? yes! choclate and nerds cause I am one.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? other crafts, hmm. I don't think I have any.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) Yes y computer/stereo can play MP3s. I'm into lots of usic but I dont' like country or hardcore rap.

9. What's your favorite color(s)? Any colors you just can't stand? colors colors I love colors. I love all blues. I tend to stay away from primary colors in knitting and clothing.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? I live alone with my fat kitty.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? I love scarves. Wear hats and mittens too. Ponchos, uh not so much. I cant really pull it off.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? I like hats for a quick knit. I like to knit bags too. I just started obsessing over socks.

13. What are you knitting right now? where to start. Some sweater socks, a baby blanket and a wrap.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? YES!

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? I like aluminum and bamboo. Plastic it hard for me. I've been using circulars more and more.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? yes, both. It's been life changing. I like to buy yarn just to wind it.

17. How old is your oldest UFO? Since July. 3 months

18. What is your favorite holiday? Thanksgiving.

19. Is there anything that you collect? yarn

20. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? no subscriptions yat, but I really should get knit one or interweave.

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? continental. It's been hard for me to pick up/

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? yes. heel to toe 9 inches.

23. When is your birthday? (mm/dd) 05/04

Thursday, September 07, 2006

wrapping up wedding season.

Well 2 weddings down and and 1 to go. I brought some knitting but with all the work that goes into being a professional bridesmaid I was only able to knit a few rows while at the hairdressers. Man, there was the helping pack for the honeymoon, cleaning out the fridge. nThis girl was in no shape to leave there house for 14 days. I was thinking about leaving her to deal with her consequences and closing the bedrrom door and settling in for some reading, knitting and some shut eye. After all I have to look presentable in my incredibly shiny dress. After all, I didn't decide to go on my honey moon immediately following the wedding. And what has she been doing this last week with work off? brides, I tell ya.

anyways, my knitting is resembling that of the tent in which the event took place. It's a cowl next sleeveless sweater with a cheap pattern from Joann's. I've substitutes some Blue sky cotton for the acryllic and chose white. I'm the spill queen what was aI thinking. I eventually got gauge but this thing is looking huge. A huge white tent. I think. I'll probably end up dyeing it some deeper shade if it starts to look less tent like. Will post pics soon.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

baby hat for Bambino Alquist

Cousin Kristin is having a baby and learning from what drudgery it can be to knit a baby blanket I decided to do a project that I'd actually finish. I tried the baby hat from the One Skein book and after 3 failed attempts I threw in the towel and just modified an adult hat pattern for one much smaller. I'm pretty pleased with it. Surprisingly, a few males have ooooed and awwed it's cuteness. I'm happy to have a gift for the shower that is actually finished. Unlike last years episode of wrapping up something on the sticks with a note saying I'd return it as soon as it was completed.

Friday, July 28, 2006

a finished object.

So I skipped out on my chicks meeting at Lux cause I had the flu. Having the flu is boring and uncomfortable. Sick in the summer....ewww. i remember having the flu when I was a kid and I think I just slept a lot. I was too zapped to knit but too uncomfortable to sleep. anyways I have a few pics of a scarf I made that is a terrible color for me but I thought the color would look great against my blue coat this coming winter.

lots to see

create your own visited countries map
According to this I've seen 5% of the world which is actually an overestimation. I've seen so little of Canada tha I don't think it counts. I cheated a little with nicaragua too. I was in nicaraguan water while visiting Costa rica.

Monday, April 24, 2006

cableknit purse

This is my first cable knit purse. and some of it's stages. I've been lusting over making one of these for awhile now. I don't know if I'll wear it in green or not but I'm pleased withthe results. Now back to baby blanky from hell now that my cute cable knit distraction is completed.

Saturday, April 22, 2006


hello all. I've just started this to document my fav geeky hobby. Ive only been knitting for a year and would like a place to document all my projects. Knitting has helped me connect with people I never would have in othe facets of my life, helped me relax, meditate and i think it's helped my dexterity. Perhaps I will be a surgical nurse after all. I certainly hasn't helped with my serious typo probelm or handwriting though.