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!