Dec. 19th, 2008 10:58 pm
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It's been so cold recently, I've been hiding under the covers and playing Tales of Vesperia which is so pretty!

I've also been eating copious amounts of noodles since that's the only thing that helps me keep warm.

I'm also taking a break from spinning yarn to finish up all those wool hats I started last winter that I never finished. One day I'll wear my Jayne Hat or finish the "Unoriginal Hat".
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So I totally cheated on my yarn diet this weekend.

My Rockin' Sock Club socks have been exempt but then I bought a skein of Silkie Socks that Rock in the Walking on the the Wild Tide colorway, so I could make the Knee-high to a Grasshopper socks into actual knee-highs (it was very cruel of Blue Moon to send only one skein while they taunted you with a knee-high pattern that needed two).

I also bought two skeins of Cascade Venezia Worsted in this gorgeous dark plum to make the Irish Hiking Scarf--like three years after everyone made theirs.

I promised myself I would start cataloging the stash this weekend, or at least take pictures of the in-progress projects and at least find the leftover yarn from projects I had already gifted and sent away without taking a picture. We'll see how that goes since the husband and I will be celebrating 11 years together this same weekend.



Oct. 10th, 2007 02:37 am
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I've been dicking around ravelry.com for the last few hours since I got my invite and it's pretty awesome!

I also realize I need to take pictures of my current projects, take pictures of knitted gifts before I give them away, and holy crap I have a lot of knitting books.

I'm scared to catalog my stash.
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from Ravelry.com:

Found you!

* You signed up on August 15, 2007
* You are #25942 on the list.
* 3540 people are ahead of you in line.
* 13082 people are behind you in line.
* 57% of the list has been invited so far

You mean I might get into Ravelry before Christmas?
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Lorna's Laces made a Gryffindor colorway for their sock yarn.

*shakes fists*
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So this self-imposed yarn diet really sucks (I've sworn not to buy any more yarn until Stitches West 2008) because I really, really like this colorway from Sunshine Yarns.

I'm still debating whether or not knitting books count since the big Knit Picks book sale is still going on. OMG I can get the Vogue Stitch Dictionaries for $2 less than what Amazon is selling them for.
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I have been purling twisted (i.e., through the back loop) this entire time.

I only found this out when I received the new Knit Picks' catalog, that featured a little section on stockinette and I noticed their "hot cross buns" (row 1: knit, row 2: purl tbl) looked just like my regular stockinette, and I looked at their "How to purl tbl" picture and I realized THAT'S HOW I PURL. OMG!

I think it took me so long to find out because I usually knit stockinette in the round, and no one in my knitting group noticed it before because we are drunk and knit in the dark.

To make myself feel better, I bought Supernatural season 1 and the entire Jeeves and Wooster series on DVD.
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Two weeks ago, we had [livejournal.com profile] katiem00-palooza: two days of fun, drinks, snacks and yarn!

Katie's a lucky girl because her birthday is at the same time as Stitches West, the biggest knitting convention around so it's really easy to find Katie a nice birthday gift.

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Feb. 26th, 2007 09:53 am
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No new Rome or Supernatural this week. Woe!

At least Rome will be back Sunday, but Dean and Sam won't be back until March 15. What the hell is going to happen to my Thursday nights?

I hope my expanded yarn stash will comfort me in my time of need.
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This was actually completed on Halloween. That's why it's sitting on a pile of candy. This will be a baby gift since the father requested something fishy.
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Well, I've been a bad sock knitter.

I did start a pair of socks and made quite a bit of progress (one just needs a heel and the other is almost halfway complete) but I spent most of Socktoberfest knitting baby things (for the first grandchild of the East Coast family since me).

So far there is a hat, two bibs, a toy and a 6-month old sized sweater in progress. When the yarn comes in, I hope to make three more sweaters (two in newborn size, one in 12-month old and with lots of cables, oooo!). I hope to have it done by Christmas since the baby is due in January.

Pictures will come soon once I find a teddy bear to model everything.

After watching VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 80s, Simon Le Bon is still way pretty, and David Lee Roth's bluegrass version of "Jump" is very odd.
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The DC minimates are almost here! w00t! Soon, I will have a mini-Skeets, mini-Booster, mini-Beetle, mini-Power Girl and a mini-Doctor Fate. Hee!

In knitting news, there's a meme for the Socktoberfest participants:
When did you start making socks? Did you teach yourself or were you taught by a friend or relative? or in a class?
I was inspired by all the sock knitting going on in my knitting group, so I cast on my first pair back in October 2005, using the pattern (cuff down with heel flap) from Sally Melville's The Purl Stitch *waves at B*.

What was your first pair? How have they "held up" over time?
The saga has been recorded here. I finished them a few weeks ago and they fit fine so I'm hoping they last a long while.

What would you have done differently?
Everything except the yarn.

What yarns have you particularly enjoyed?
I really like softness and the colors of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Yarn and the striping of the Regia yarns. Knitpicks colors are nice too but they're not as soft as the Shepherd Sock Yarn.

Do you like to crochet your socks? or knit them on DPNs, 2 circulars, or using the Magic Loop method?
I just knit them on 5 DPNs. I would like to know the Magic Loop method but I'm very content in my ways.

Which kind of heel do you prefer? (flap? or short-row?)

How many pairs have you made?
Four pairs so far though I am working on a pair right now.

eta: Damn you! DC Minimates will be resolicited at a later date.
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The intarweb is enabling me again.

I've joined Socktoberfest.

Good lord.

I guess I should find a way to post the button in my sidebar.

eta: Socktoberfest will be a stash busting exercise so I will not be buying new yarn though I really, really, really covet Karrie's Milkshake yarn, and Sunshine Yarn's Lavender and Love.
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Yay! The neverending sock project is done!
So this project took me much longer than it should have. I think I was extraordinarily bitter and I was finding any excuse to procrastinate. Anyway, I casted on (for the THIRD time) on July 26. I finished (the heels, the weaving in of ends) on September 24.

Fuck you, socks! You're my bitch now!

In brighter news, I've got a few other projects finished and in the works:Read more... )

eta: BTW, does anyone know where I can buy a red stapler for less than $25?
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In knit geekery news, I bought some Regia Bamboo sock yarn. Ooooo!
It's actually a blend of bamboo, wool and nylon. The colorway is similar to Knit Picks's Simple Stripes in Sweet Tarts. I hope it doesn't turn out too garish.

I'm currently taking a break from knitting socks, and I'm killing time by making dish cloths. Specifically, I'm using a pattern (the one with the eyelets and bobbles) from Mason Dixon Knitting. I'm using a ball of Peaches and Creme in mauve that I got from Carmen in a yarn swap. I also have some Rowan Handknit Cotton so I might make someone who recently moved some Rowan dish cloths (hint, hint--not [livejournal.com profile] mognetcentral since she's already requested two types of Hamburger Helper as a housewarming gift).

I haven't even started swatching for the Green Gables sweater though I got some beautiful yarn (Knit Picks's Shine in wave), and I just have to finish one more heel for that god damn pair of socks I've been working on since forever.


Aug. 15th, 2006 12:20 am
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Progress on that neverending sock project from hell.

Almost done knitting the second sock (I am literally only a few rows away from kntting the cuff) and I can start on the heels.

The socks are roomy so a shallow afterthought heel should be perfect.

Gawd, I hope I don't fuck it up again. *crosses fingers*

Sock drama!

Aug. 1st, 2006 03:22 pm
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Technically speaking, I'm still working on my first pair of socks.
the ballad of my knitted sock angst )

I still have a lot of sock yarn in the stash, mostly self-striping and handpainted stuff. I also noticed Sunshine Yarns just posted some new colors (I'm still hoping for the self-striping Gryffindor sock yarn to return). Currently, I've got Knitpick's easy Fair Isle socks and Knitty's RPM socks as future projects.

eta: I'm also hoping to get around to making the Green Gable sweater once I decide what yarn I want. Right now, it's down to Shine (yay, machine washable!) vs. Main Line (yay, lavender!).
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So the boyfriend is extremely relieved we won't be able to watch Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest together. He apparently is afraid of my fangirl squees once Jack Davenport appears as scruffy!Norrington. To hell with him I say.

And the revamped POTC ride just sounds so awesome. Johnny Depp with kohl eyeliner just makes everything better.

Also, I either have excellent google fu or I'm a creepy stalker: someone I know had a tv makeover! (She's told us a bunch of times; it's just that none of us have ever watched her episode or seen any stills.)
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Thanks to a new knitter I recently met, I am really coveting this sweater in lavendar.

I want to make this so badly.
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Holy crap. This is beyond awesome.
Knitted nautiloids!

I think this may be cooler than the knitted Cthulhu.


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