Sunday, July 27, 2008

Update! Update!

Because I'm a bad blogger, here's an update, not sure of what, but yea, update with pictures!

There are three XL blocks for my Lizard Ridge blanket all seamed together. I need to get to Tangled Skeins to get some more Kureyon for more blocks. Each block is two skins and about 10 inches wide and about 24 inches long, so right now I have a block that's 30 by 24 inches. I think maybe 5 more block, making it 40 by 48 will be big enough. Maybe. We'll see, Kureyon isn't cheap eh?

Tuxedo Mitt! I'm not too happy with it. The self striping yarn went kinda funny in the area where I increased for the thumb gusset and it completely hides the cables. I only have the one mitt done so far, I might rip it and make a pair of socks instead.

Detail on my Lace Leaf Scarf. I love how soft the Malabrigo Lace yarn is, but I'm having issues with it being so damned thin, just feels weird to work with. But I love the final product, so light and lofty.

This is how much I have done so far. 8 complete repeats out of....50 maybe?

Pride and joy right now. They're my Lime Tuxedo Mitts made out of Dragon Feet (Lemon and Miss Lime) and Lizard toes (PenGwen) both from Eric at Cables and Lace. It's Eunny Jang's Endpaper Mitts pattern, and although The detail of the colorwork gets lost because of the striping, it still makes for an amazinf mitt, and warm too. I'm about a third of the way done the thumb gusset right now (so much farther than this picture). I love them.

Also with no pictures, I've cast on for another boobholder, but this one will be in black Cascade 220. I love my green one to death, but find that I don't have many shirts I can wear with it due to the green clashing with just about everything in my closet. I'm pretty stoked to have a new knitted garment to wear.

As to non knitting news, I went on a pubcrawl on Friday night. I was expecting to not know many people, and to kinda feel like an outsider, but it was really awesome. I also met an amazing guy who I hung out with most of the night (after singing The Night Pat Murphy Died with him of course). We went to see Batman last night too. It was amazing. Absolutely amazing. Can't wait to see him again. :)

-cheers and happy knitting!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I should be in bed, sleeping. But instead...

Instead I decided to post a quickie!

I made an old t-shirt into a cute little bag. It's big enough to hold all my notions that had previously been held in a goggles case from Gravis. I have a few more cut and pretty much ready to sew, I just need time to sew, and wish I didn't have to drag the sewing machine out from under mom's desk each time I wanted to use it. Anywho, pictures!

Vinyl does Rock. That's for damned sure.

The inside fabric is leftovers from an old laptop case that I made. I might rip it (the old laptop case) apart seeing as the old laptop does not work, and is collecting dust.

-cheers and happy knittin!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

In which there are pictures

So I took some good pictures on Friday, and also figured out why my camera wasn't focusing. I had turned off the macro function and had forgotten to turn it back on. The majority of my pictures are taken of my knitting, hence macro is usually on all the time, so I didn't even think about. But anywho, pictures!

Cherry Tree Hill. Beautiful.

L&V. Awesome.
Cables and Lace, Lizard Toes, PenGwen. Love it to death.
New WIP bag from Ruddawg
Soap! It is Light Poke Cake and smells good enough to eat. In fact when I brought it home and made dad smell it he thought it was candy and was going to break off a piece to eat. I quickly stopped him by telling him it was soap. Silly Dad.

That's my swag with better pictures. No real knitting news except I finished a nanner sock. Pictures of the completed sock soon, but to tide you over, here's a picture of just after I turned the heel.
I just added one repeat and then 4 rows of 1X1 ribbing then bound off. I like short socks. The only problem is that it's a little long in the foot, not overly, just a little longer than I would have liked. Oh well. I think I'll do the next one in the reverse pattern since it does tend to bias a bit. Oh well, I'll figure something out.

- cheers and happy knitting!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Swag from L&V

I drove with dad to the post office, and nearly killed us both. I don't like driving. But onto swag!

um, YAY and booo. YAY for getting mail and such but boooo because I think my camera has misaligned itself because it wont focus properly. Could be due to the crappy lighting. I'll take better pictures tomorrow if there is some good light.

First off. Eric. *heart* you. The middle skein is PenGwen out of Lizard Toes, which is 75% Superwash Merino and 25% Nylon. OMG. Love it.

This is the Lemon n' Miss Lime color in Dragon Feet, which is 70% Merino and 30% silk. Sooooo soft and BRIGHT! love it.

Cherry Tree Hill. I've been oogling CTH for a long time now, but haven't gotten any, now I do! It's a little more red than in the picture, can't wait for good light.

L&V!!!! YAY! love it. super squishy, really nice muted tones that are still vibrant.

RobinCat Yarns. 75% extrafine mohair and 25% wool. Nice and soft and I love it because it's black and ____. Which is what I've been into recently. Black and something. Anything.

That's it for now, better pictures when the sun comes out. For now, I leave you with this: To make one of my non knitting/crafting friends understand how excited I was to get my swag (and espescially PenGWEN) I told him it was equivalent to someone naming their boobs after him. He then understood. Boys... Gotta love them eh?

-cheers and happy knitting! .gg.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Maritime Fiddle Festival

Just a quick post. I should be in bed asleep, but I'm on far too much of a natural high to sleep, I just have to share this!

It's the Fiddle Festival. There is Kim Holmes on the piano, Krista Tousenard, Mark Sullivan, and Keith Ross doing the three part fiddle.

PS. I love life right now! :D:D:D

-cheers and happy knitting!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Summer is here

Today was my first day at the beach in I don't know how long. It's been a couple years at least. Shawn, Crystal and the baby were going to Rainbow Haven and invited me. It was an amazing time, even though I'm a bit burnt. But there were a few really great pictures that go taken.

Ben and Crystal. So adorable.

His sandy little toes

Crystal wrote his name in the sand.

I must say, I don't look half bad.

Yea. Not too shabby.

-cheers and happy knitting!