Monday, September 29, 2008
I really need to get ahold of my need to collect more as I have easily 20 magazines and 7 books plus 650+ free on Ravelry. I don't need anymore, and yet....
I have a new book coming from Amazon and I cannot wait for it to get here.....
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
4: I will look and feel better and sexier.
3: I will be able to wear the cute clothes.
2: Better bedroom time (Come on, you know what I mean!)
And the Number 1 Reason I am trying to lose weight:
The smaller I am, the less yarn I will need for the clothes I want to make. Less yarn to fit = more yarn I can buy! :)
Bring it on!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
4. Her slippers I designed her...I found the cutest baby slippers at Target while I was Preggo...the only problem was that they only came in blue and white and the largest they got was 3-6 mos. I looked at them and thought...I can make these. So I bought them, took them home and knitted them up. The first pair was HUGE. But I managed to get this pair the correct size. I think I want to add a little something to them, though, as they still don't seem girly enough for me....
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
While I was at IKnit, I debated buying a Wooden Umbrella Swift from Loop. Their kinda expensive and I wasn't sure if I wanted to try to find the space to use it....After last night, however, Brett insists I have one. I used him as my swift. :) For those of you dedicated readers who don't know what a swift is, it's a contraption that holds a hank of yarn neatly so that you can wind it into a useable ball (you cannot knit or crochet from a hank...it is certain death of your yarn if you try). His response to me using his hands as my make-shift swift (say that 3 times fast) was that I need to find and order one off the internet and see if they're willing to expedite it :) He had it easy....atleast I started small....that hank held 440 yards of silk, the bigger one...it hold 2400 yds.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
I just think they're so fun. The only things is, with traveling, they don't seem to stay on my pattern too well, but that's OK, they're cuteness makes up for their travel ineptness!
I got some really pretty China Palace silk DK....
I think I'm going to knit up something for Hazel out of it. I can't quite decide. There's plenty for a shrug for her, which I think would be darling. Can't quite decide, though.....I just love the colors.
Then I managed to snag a Sushi Sock Roll from the Easy Knits stall. I'm so excited to get started this one. I just need to decide what socks I want to knit up with it....Look how gorgeous the colors are!
I can't just knit a plain ole borning sock with this gorgeous stuff. Hmmm....
Then I saw the most amazing incredible gorgeous breathtaking wool I have ever laid my eyes (and hands) on. And it was stupidly expensive. But when I saw it (and touched it) it was like "AHHHHH...AHHHHHH...Ahhhh" The heavens opened up and a choir of angels sang. I stewed about it for a while....and stewed about it more. Then I sucked it up and bought it....
I hate these pictures, though b/c they aren't showing the colors. The bright blues are bright purple in real life.....Oh, these pictures just make it look boring.....
Yikes!!!! I gotta get ready for mom & tots!!!!! Will type again later!
Monday, September 08, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
I would say yarn or Harlot is a tough choice...I wonder what I would do? I'd really have to think on that!
Dad likes his scarf so far...I'm glad, I"m finally getting the ang of the cables...be a real shame to have to rip it all out!
I'm struggling something awful on her eyes, though. I don't want to embroider them on, as I feel that's the easy way out, but everything I've knit so far, has been too big. I may try to add on some bobbles...if those don't work, I may fall back on the whole embroidery thing....
Guess I should focus on the rest of her for now....maybe I'll have a moment of genius....
5 days till I Knit....and counting....