Wednesday, August 25, 2004

The growing list of UFO's

Stitch 'n' Bitch has a glossary of abbreviations, UFO meaning unfinished object. This weekend I dropped off the items I made for my mom (and then some) and managed to come away with another order. Through my own doing of course :) You know you're addicted to knitting when you see a scarf in a movie and think, "I could make that...."

Missed SnB last night, due to work. I hate it when works gets in the way of my hobbies :) Maybe tomorrow night....

Friday, August 20, 2004

The new extreme sport - speed knitting

They came in search of sweaters, and left with swollen fingers. The Needle I noticed when I was at SNB Tuesday night that the coating on my aluminum (it took a good deal of restraint to type that all out instead of Al) (damn chemists) needles was rubbing off and turning my fingers black. And making my yarn stick a bit more. The next day I read a post on the message board including a link to the above story.

I went out that afternoon and bought a pair of bamboo needles to replace my aluminum ones.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Stitch n Bitch LA

Last night I went to my first Stitch n Bitch (SNB) meeting in Santa Monica. It was held in a little coffee shop on the south side of Santa Monica, and the room was covered with pillows. The women there had been meeting for awhile and all seemed to know eachother fairly well, as they discussed current works, yarn sales, and those projects you start that never seem to end. Loud and friendly, but completely different from the bar crowd that I tend to hang out with here in Santa Barbara. It was fun though, listening to all the LA gossip and meeting the other flood of new members who also chose last night to show up. And the Pooh Bear latte was great.

Started working on a Padre's beanie to match the beer cozy. And finally finished that damn tank top that I had to undo because it was too big (it stretched out to fit around 3 of me). Will include pictures as soon as I get a phone line at my new place (which may be never....)

Sunday, August 01, 2004

Knitting for the lab

One night, while Rico was teaching Karen and I some difficult lab task, I brought my knitting book out to work on some project. The guys in lab soon started flipping though and found the finger puppets.

Before I knew it, I had requests for monkeys, lambs, bulls, donkeys, and a three-toed sloth. Luckily, he decided a penguin would be an alright substitute for a sloth.

Here's Rico's lamb:
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