Friday, August 19, 2005

You are interchangeable.
Fun, free, and into everything, you've got every
eventuality covered and every opportunity just
has to be taken. Every fiber is wonderful, and
every day is a new beginning. You are good at
so many things, it's amazing, but you can
easily lose your place and forget to show up.
They have row counters for people like you!

What kind of knitting needles are you?
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Knit 1 purl 2

hope I don't have to frog you

The new little ditty than runs through my mind as I work on the Flower Basket Shawl on the bus. The first one around I did fine on. However shawl #2 has some issues - mostly because I was watching a movie on a plane to New York when I started it ;) Just a little distracted....But it's almost done and I don't think the mistakes are big enough to show....

I gave in and ordered a swift to make the ball-winding go faster. Thank goodness for 50% coupons as JoAnn's! I also received my scarf swap materials this week and will be casting on for the Turtleneck Shrug. Sony wrote me to say they got my camera, so hopefully I'll be back in business in the next month or so for pictures!

Still plugging away at gifts for others and scaring people on public transit everywhere. :) The guy next to me on the plane gave up as soon as I pulled out my needles :) Didn't phase the old men on the bus today though. Though that may have been due to the beer they were drinking at the time...

This weekend brings a major cleaning out of my!

Thursday, August 04, 2005

On a roll

of posting that is. I'm still bummed about my camera - still waiting on the receipt to get it repaired. I'm inching closer and closer to finishing this OSW - I'm loving how this yarn has subtle little darker and lighter areas. Part of they beauty of hand-dyed yarn.

Finally shipped my yarn off for the swap - it's a somewhat boring yarn, but I really liked the color and I already had it :) Though with my stash, that's not a suprise...

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

So behind!

So much has been going on lately - did my first round of yarn dyeing with Kool Aid on Saturday - I would have taken pictures but I found out my camera is broken :( A call home luckily tracked down the receipt so I can get it repaired under warranty (whew) I'm very pleased with how it all turned out though, will have to do it again soon.

Started up my friend Amy's socks using a pattern from Kim's blog - this will be my first pair of toe-up socks, so we'll see how it goes :)

Started another OSW, reorganized all my yarn into project bins (in the hopes I would be able to find things faster. In reality, I just wanted to see how much yarn I could spread on my floor. Marie the cat about died and went to heaven)

Most fun (so far), I went to San Diego with Teresa to go to the Yarn Harlot's book signing. So much fun - Teresa makes a good road trip partner and we've already started plotting an "around LA" yarn crawl. This was only the second time I'd been back to SD since Nate and I broke up, which made it a little weird. But having travelled to SD so much came in handy when tracking down food afterwards :) The Grove was a neat place - mixing of books, jewelry, and yarn (add shoes and beverages and I am moving in) Being surrounded by so many other knitters is always fun too :)

Sigh - back to work, then to group meeting. Fun stuff this research bit.