Thursday, June 28, 2007

I've spent the last few days mostly napping....had some kind of sinus/bug grunge. Didn't even knit for 2 days. :( Feeling alot better but still a little tired. I have however, been knitting. Finished a round dishcloth and now working on a parallelogram one that is alot of fun. I am almost finished with A.'s big sweater- just working on the second sleeve and then the hood and voila! finished. Then I'm going to make a short-sleeved cotton sweater for myself. I am going to knit it from the top down, which I haven't attempted before. I have a dvd to follow also if I get stumped.
Just a short post as we are expecting more rain...YAH... and thunderstorms. Which is why I didn't post last night as I wanted. Lots of lightening so I watched a dvd instead.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Oh so sad. Remember the lovely sock that I have been working on for quite some time? I just could NOT figure out how to turn a heel from the pattern that I was using. So I took a deep breath, pulled out the entire sock and cast-on from a pattern from the Yarn Harlot's book "Knitting Rules". It looks to be a LOT easier and hopefully I'll have a sock soon.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Here is one of the washclothes that I have making lately. This is a smocked pattern that was alot of fun. I gave it to m. but she won't use it because she thinks it is too pretty. Um, okay but it is a washcloth.
Went to Starbucks earlier and had a venti soy latte....mmmmm. It was delicious.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Here's a fun meme that I stumbled on the other day (I know....I am incredibly behind in this things) so here goes:

The Knitters' "Been Around" meme.
KEY: Bold=done, Italics=Will Do, Normal=No Way

Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks:top down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens:cuff up
Mittens:Tip down
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting (modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own homespun yarn
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (including Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths,washcloths,tea cosies...)
Knitting socks (or any other small tubular items) on two circulars
Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone else's handspun yarn
Knitting with dpn's
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Knitting 2 socks (or other small tubular items) on 2 circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchner BO
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Entrelac Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self patterning/selfstriping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Baby items
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/armwarmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

If you haven't seen this feel free to play.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Just got back from Barnes and Noble looking at the knitting books and vegan cookbooks...yum. I found lots of vegan cookbooks including "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World". I think that it's definately a must buy. I also found Mary Krueger's newest knitting mystery so I have something good to read tomorrow. Going to be in the 90's for the next few days so will lay low and stay cool.
Robin....your email to me was in my spam folder and I didn't realize it...sorry I didn't mean to ignore you. If you send it again I will certainly take a look! Thanks for reading.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Haven't been on the computer much this last week but have gotten knitting done. Worked on A.'s sweater last night during the game...GO SPURS! Tonight is art night and we now have a new member. I am going to get on later tonight and post more. Okay, I'm back. We had a productive art night...everyone played with using bottlecaps for jewelry or embellishment for their artwork. I didn't knit but did get some cards made. Which is always good for the stockpile.

Explanation of last post's quote: A glass sculpture at Summerfair had some of the most beautiful glass vessels. Some of them were matte and almost looked as if they had been crumpled. A. asked the artist if she could touch one and he said "Sure, it's better than the woman who asked if she could lick my art." He told her if she bought it she could do whatever she wanted. We just thought it was very amusing.

Yesterday we went to Mariemont to listen to the carillons. It was a beautiful evening and really enjoyed it. Here is Eeyore at the carillons with his program and his venti iced soy toffee nut latte....(shhhh! don't tell's hers).

Monday, June 04, 2007

" Can I lick your art?"

Not much knitting content today. Went to Summerfair yesterday and am just worn out...physically and mentally. So much inspiration and art! J. and S. went with us and we had great time. The quote above is from a customer who asked an artist there that very question. He didn't have any problem as long as she bought it first. I will post more later.