Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The List

So I have determined a list of future projects (in no particular order):
  • Jaywalkers --some for me and some for Hill
  • Rib & Cable socks from Interweave Knits Fall 2005--I am buying a copy since I passed by the first time. I love cables!! plus I need some one color socks!!
  • chunky cabled & bobbled cardigan Vogue Knitting Holiday 2005 (cream)
  • Michael Kors cabled sweater with a modification of long sleeves Vogue Knitting Holiday 2005 (cream, kelly green, pale yellow)
  • Border on the Extravagant Interweave Knits Spring 2005 --It reminds me of Chanel jackets
  • Cable-Eight Top Interweave Knits Spring 2005 --I love the look and I can maybe make one as a tube top also (celery)
  • Cable Rib socks Interweave Knits Spring 2005
  • Paisley Lace Shawl Interweave Knits Spring 2005 ---This will hopefully be a step in the world of lacework
  • wrap sweater #5 Vogue Knitting Winter 2005/06 --this looks sooo chic (camel, cream, black, chocolate) If this turns out wonderfully it will be a staple in my winter wardrobe
  • chunky cabled trapper hat Vogue Knitting Winter 2005 (camel, cream, kelly green)
  • cabled skirt Vogue Winter 2005 ---I LOVE this (camel, cream, red, kelly green, gray)
  • regal frost pillows from Handknit Holidays (cream/navy, cream/red, cream/tan)
  • cabled stockings and tree skirt also Handknit Holidays (cream/deep red)
  • and cabled afghans for my room and the living room

Well I have quite a list and hopefully will get through these before the year is up. From the list you can also probably tell that I love cables. I also have decided that my favorite colors for clothing right now are camel, cream, chocolate, black, red, navy and kelly green.

Well in knitting news my Lorna Laces is STILL pooling and I am about ready to throw the ball into the trash so I will be knitting something else in the meantime. Hill wants another pair of ankle socks and I need to get rid of some of my stash before I buy more yarn for future projects. I have a class coming up in March for entrelac that I missed last summer. The project is a shawl/really wide scarf thing and it looks great. I am going to give the finished piece to my grandmother. I have no idea what color it will be in. I am hoping for a gray or something subtle amybe even mottled.

Monday, February 20, 2006

No pictures today:(

I have frogged my newest Jaywalkers 3 times in an effort to control the pooling. Maybe I should just use yarn that has larger stripes. I did however compose a list of future projects. I'll post the list tomorrow but I'll need some chunky yarn, various sock yarn, and lots of Cascade 220. Of course its not all for one project.

Its kind of dreary today and I hope it rains so I wont have to wash my car for a couple of days its looking nasty. Plus the high today is 52. I just hope it warms up for St Pats since I will be wearing a dress.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Sockapaloooza's are Done!!!


Heres the finished picture of the Sockapaloooza socks for my sock pal. I hope she likes them. They are fraternal but they look nice. I'll be starting on my next pair of Jaywalkers today and hopefully will finish one by Monday

Monday, February 13, 2006

Sockapaloooza

This is a shot of the lovely pooling of the second sock before it was frogged for the umpteenth time.


These are the socks side by side I think on Thursday. I have gotten to the foot of one and turned the heel of the other.

I seem to have misplaced a dpn. So I will have to manuever the sock not in use to work on the other one.

I am kind of disappointed that we don't have snow down here. Its snowing in North GA. I do hope however that it doesn't snow Thursday through Sunday in ATL since I am taking a quick trip to help a friend out. I feel as my friend waited too long to tell me and this week has to be the week to do it. I'm one of 3 people that knows about it and if I was in the situation I wouldn't tell her. Actually I would never be in this situation because I am careful and she is careless. I am so stressed out about it and she is as calm as a cucumber. Thats why I think she has known about this for a while.

Well I am sure to finish my Sockapaloooza pal's socks by the weekend. I will probably start my Jaywalkers and a pair of ankle socks for Hill before I actually leave. Pray for my patience!!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

What was he thinking??

Well last night was probably one of the most watched basketball rivalries. I was extremely excited to watch since the Tarheel team is doing great for being a freshman team. Last night I think it was the first time in basketball history that the first string was all white boys and the second string was all black boys. We went over to my grandparents house and made them dinner and then watched the game. I was in a panic throughout the entire second half. I can't wait til next season when the players have a little bit more experience and don't make missteps in the last minute of the game. I can't believe he missed that shot and no one tried to take a three. Well there is always next time at Cameron on the fourth. If they happen to win that one I will most likely have a heartattack from sheer happiness.

Last night at dinner my grandmother was talking to me about my knitting and if I had taken any classes. I told her yes and I'll be taking one in March. I was describing it to her and Dad was looking at me like I am crazy to spend all this time on knitting. What does he expect?? One day when I am married and pregnant what else will I be doing but knitting adorable things for my baby??

I have started my Sockapaloooza socks in the Sand Ridge. My sock pal mentioned that hot pink was not a desirable color and the other color has has hot pink that really stands out. I am a little frazzled how the colors have done. I have knitted up to the heel of one and will do up to the heel of the other tonight. If they are pretty much identical I will continue on with the heels. If not you might be able to hear me scream. I have already cast on and frogged these at least 5 times. I'll post pics tomorrow before work.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

I have also been tagged so here goes

4 jobs I've had
cashier at a cafe
hostess/food runner
babysitter
retail sales associate

4 movies I can watch over and over
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
A Christmas Story
Caddyshack
National Lampoon's European Vacation (I love Chevy Chase!!)

4 places I have lived
Savannah, Georgia
Pembroke, Georgia
Claxton, Georgia

4 favorite TV shows
Hannity and Colmes
Criminal Minds
NCIS
Law and Order

4 places I have been on vacation
England
Italy
Switerland
almost every state east of the Rockies

4 websites I visit daily
Facebook
Fox News
Hotmail
my site ;)

4 favorite foods
manicotti
tiramsiu
scrambled eggs, grits, bacon, and wheat toast with strawberry jam!!
crab cakes

4 places I would rather be right now
Greece
Switzerland
Aspen, CO
Cabo

Baby Steps, Please...

I ventured to Wild Fibre yesterday. And surprisingly I was acknowledged. I had decided to make my Sockapaloooza pal socks made from Lorna Laces and I have picked out the following 2 colorways. The one on the left is Watercolor and Sand Ridge on the right. I am planning on makign Jaywalkers from them and have not yet decided on which colorway for my sock pal. I am leaning on the Sand Ridge and will probably go that way since I just made a blue pair of Jaywalkers for myself.




In other knitting news, I have made I estimate 20 -25 felted flowers to make into brooches. I think that I will put them in Dianes and see if they sell. I can only hope-- I know I can sell the green ones for St Pattys.

Yesterday Laura and I went downtown to lunch and looked in the new American Apparel store that just opened. I would just like to say that I love the store but I don't think that leggings are a good thing for men to wear. Every employee of the store was wearing leggings even the girl. I guess it was good that the guys looked anorexic so they could actually fit into leggings but it was a little weird. And one of them was telling me that ribbon belts tied as a tie would be a really attractive look. Nice gesture but I won't be caught dead in a tie. I'll stick to polos and tube dresses and tunic tanks.

I feel incredibly old today. My lil sister got her braces off today, six days after her birthday. I took some pics of her and this is how she reacted.



Her teeth are getting cleaned tomorrow Thank God! hahaha


In this one you can't even see her teeth. I really am beginning to think that she has a problem.


And lastly the small animal look. Maybe I should tell her that people are carrying small pets not looking like them. She looks like a rat.

Well these pics capture Hill's essence I guess.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Jaywalkers!!



I've finished the Jaywalkers but I think I missed the deadline... Oh well they are awesome.

I made a knitted bead the other night but the detail doesn't really show up in the picture. I'm planning on making a bracelet. I can use up wee bits of stash yarn for this and make different colored jewelry. My first attempt is going to be natural shades.

I am also going to make the felted wine bags from Handknit Holidays to use for pen holders and toothbrush holders for Hill and me. This will use up some stash wool.

I have read in a variety of places today on the web how people are wondering why Cindy Sheehan was arrested. The woman is just trying to get attention. There are rules about wearing the kind of t-shirt she was wearing and she just decided to try and make news. Yes, I too feel sorrow for those fighting for our future safety in this country. I have friends and family members overseas. I do think though that she is an idiot and I cannot believe how the media is giving her the satisfaction of being in the news.

I was watching the local news last night and police have arrested a man in connection with the Jennifer Ross murder which they are charging with murder and aggravated assault. Her godmother was interviewed and said that Mrs Ross feels not only for her daughter but for the young man because he must have not had the love and support that her daughter had had. Why can't Cindy Sheehan be like this?? She can be supporting the USO or something productive other than trying to get her name in the news.