monday, october 31, 2005
9:02 pm pst
I'm not in the habit of knitting either quickly, with Fun Fur, or things that are black, but being Halloween, I made
myself something I can wear even if I'm not in costume.
Joann's was having a sale on this so called Fancy Fur and I thought the black colorway with various orange "poufs"
on it looked fun, so I watched "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown"
and knit up my mini scarf. Granted it looks like a cross between Shelob
and one of the Muppets, but hey, it's for dress up.
To top it off, I got to spend the Saturday with friends, carving pumpkins and drinking spiced cider. (Too bad I
didn't realize that in this So. Co. weather my pumpking didn't last....so I bought a fake one ; ) I left the red eyes
in the photo for effect!
thursday, october 27, 2005
8:19 am pdt
I've finally finished up the knitting part of the bunny that I'm making for my husband's best friend who just had a baby
girl. I probably should have used the opportunity to knit something cute and girly, since everyone else I know has had
boys, but I think this bunny will be cute too. The pattern is from Kate Gilbert
, and I found the Trendsetter Zucca yarn at 50% off.
an odd looking creature and it took me a while to figure out what happens with the arms from the schematic, but here it is
when you fold the sides under. It all makes sense now! Sewing takes forever....
monday, october 24, 2005
11:08 pm pdt
In a marathon knitting session this Sunday I knit a scarf during the "Knit Out" at my LYS (Two Sisters &
Ewe). Everyone in the store knitted a 60" pink scarf that is being donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
. They will be selling the scarves next week at the race for the cure
I was able to use the Patons Katrina yarn I had left over from making my Ribbed Shrug
from Interweave Knits Summer 2005. It made the drop stitch scarf exactly 60" long! I don't think I'll be knitting
for 4 hours straight again for a while. Now I know why it takes me forever to complete things....
Here is the basket at the store with all the completed scarves:
sunday, october 16, 2005
Vivaldi, Peanuts and Stew
7:29 pm pdt
One of my husband's favorite childhood memories is of eating peanuts and listening to Vivaldi while his
dad made beef stew. Today was the first day it has rained in San Diego since, oh, about May. Grey, cloudy, and
rainy--the perfect day for a trip back in time. He's getting the fireplace ready with some dried Eucalyptus wood and
the stew is in the oven.
While I listened to Vivaldi, I got a chance to finish up the main part of Flora from the last issue of Knitty which is a stash-buster (for a change). I'm using one strand of Noro Lily in Red (24) and Sirdar Country Style DK in a deep red/pink. On to the flower!
Here's Flora at the Miramar Air Show with a Blue Angel in the background. (The answer to the question
"Do you take your knitting everywhere?" is "Yes, yes I do!":
tuesday, october 11, 2005
Completed HiP Scarf!
4:11 pm pdt Here is my first outing with my HiP (Harry Potter PoA Scarf) with Alison's cool pattern. My goal was to complete it in time to wear it to Oktoberfest in La Mesa. I rarely meet any knitting goals....of course I don't make that many knitting goals either...
And here's HiP with some Beck's Oktoberfest beer:
YARN: Jo Sharp DK Wool in Wine & Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Gold
NEEDLES: US 7
NOTES: I wove in the ends as I went for some variety, and it made the task of finishing soooooo much easier.
And here's what I had for Oktoberfest dinner. Somehow I don't think a plate of all white food is probably
very good for me...
thursday, october 6, 2005
Kitty Bed--finally complete
2:26 pm pdt
So, I finally got around to felting Micky's kitty bed. I don't have a washing machine to it's always kind of a
hassle to felt anything. As it is, it doesn't really sit up on its own so I don't think I blocked it correctly.
I basically have to "encourage" him to get into it because it lays flat. I guess I will have to re-felt. I'm still
calling it done!