Monday, April 24, 2006

Finally some pictures!!

Well this is a picture of my new fabulous haircut. This is the day that I had it cut and it will never look like this when I style it. Its sad, but its true. If I could style it perfectly I would only ask for wet cuts. I did cut off almost 5 inches and I feel so much cooler. I will have to straighten my hair everyday or hot roller it since my natural hair is curly.

This is another Jaywalker for Hill. She really likes striped socks so I make Jaywalkers for her since the chevron highlights the stripes very nicely. This is a winter color and I had been eyeing it for Hill and I actually got the last two skeins.

This is a painted bunting. Although its not knitting and I detest birds, its a pretty cool looking bird. I promise this is real and it was taken on my back porch. I love the colors.

Heres the unblocked prairie tank back from IK Spring 2006. I am going to try and block it today sometime. I hope. I can't wait to wear this and hope that it looks good and fits me since its size 3 needles.

This is the front of the tank in progress. I have almost finished the repeats and will most likely start the decreasing for the triangles tonight or tomorrow for sure. I hope I can have this ready to wear by Saturday.

These are the next wave of socks for my sister and me. The yellow and black stripes are for her of course another Jaywalker. The red and celery socks will be rib and cable socks for myself. I decided that I haven't made enough for me.

I haven't figured out another big project yet but I am leaning towards a blanket!! or the last sweater in the new Spring VK. Or possibly some pillows since I already have the inserts just laying in my room dying to be covered. I really want to make the sandals in the latest Interweave Crochet. I wonder if they are comfortable. I didn't post pictures of the watercolor Jaywalkers because I can't find them and plus I hate them.

I went to my brother's game yesterday and sold a clutch. Well I have to make it and the woman wants straps so I think I'll braid I-cords for a little strap so it will look elegant and not compete with the pattern. I left the game early because I really cannot stand to be around my mother. I should have moved to the next field to watch that game since I knew alot of the people on the team. I guess I would have had a better time.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Update with no pics:(

I am really excited for the next couple of weeks to hurry up and get here. Bob Dylan is comign to Savannah and I am super excited and already have tickets. When I went to buy them the lady asked me where I wanted to sit I didn't want to tell her it really doesn't matter because I will probably never sit down or find my seats. I'll either be talking to random people we see there or in the beer line. Then the next week I have jury duty. I have a good chance of not being picked since I have such conserative views. So hopefully I'll have some time off to hit the beach.

Well I have accomplished great things since I last posted about knitting. Today I have no pictures but hopefully I can find the camera and post them tonight or tomorrow.

I finished my grandmother's entrelac shawl. She loves it so much I fear she might frame it. I took it from her house to show the ladies on Monday night and she goes, "You're going to bring it back right??" She has shown everyone and told everyone that she hasn't seen since I gave it to her. It does make me proud. As soon as I get a picture of the shawl in action I'll post one.

I FINALLY finished the Jaywalkers in Lorna Laces Watercolor. I must say I am not impressed, in fact, horrified by the way the colors came out. Maybe I'll send them to my mother for Mother's Day since I won't see her that day or anytime soon and since she's got the same foot size as me. Last time I saw her she asked why I didn't knit her more things. Well now I'm sending her ugly socks. She should be happy since I'm not talking to her and still managed to send her handknitted socks.

Well in nicer news, I have finished the back of my lace tank and am close to half way done on the front. I love how it looks unblocked and unattached. This is sort of bad since its knit on size 3 needles. Still its a great pattern and very easy to remember. I hope to have it ready to wear next weekend.

I am also knitting a new pair of Jaywalkers for my sister. They are maroon and navy. I am just beginning the heel on sock #1. I also bought some yellow and black striping yarn that she had said that she liked. We call the colorway "Wake Forest."

I also bought some red and celery yarn to make the cable and rib socks from IK Fall 2005 or 2005 I really can't remember. I have to make them bigger so I will be casting on 80 stitches so hopefully these will fit. I tried 70 but they felt a little tight.

I'm still making clutches. I spend almost 30 dollars on zippers to finish all the ones I have made and the ones I still have to knit. They are quick knits and I get all kinds of complements on mine. I do want to make a entrelac scarf for myself probably using worsted instead of bulky yarn and do a couple of colors. I guess even one color would still be pretty.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Today I would like to focus on some non-knitting content.

I work in retail so I see way too many dressing really bad. I would like to emphazise the point of dressing with personal style rather than totally trendy all the time. Like today, I saw a girl wearing a tunic tank, knit bolero, and LEGGINGS with espadrilles. I must say that I L-O-V-E tunic tanks because I am a firm believer of modesty. I quit buying Lacoste polos because I'd move and an expanse of tummy could be viewed. I am not keen on boleros. Boleros accentuate the midsection and unless you are a sample size please use discretion. I cannot stand leggings. Maybe its because I wore stirrup leggings back in the day and that was a nightmare since I was so much taller than everyone. I walked 5 steps and my crotch was down to my knees.

Please focus on the girl on the far right wearing a jean bolero, yellow tank, and green capris. This is a cousin of one of my best friends in high school. It is St Pattys Day in Savannah but that is no excuse. That outfit believe it or not is worn by an almost 30 year old who in fact bought the entire outfit at one of the stores I work at. I about died when I walked in and saw her trying this on. I cried today when I came across this picture.

Trendy may be cute when you're younger but once you pass a certain age like 12 you should really stop. It just makes you look ridiculous. Age appropriate is a must when it comes to fashion. I hate to say this but look to the French they are perpetually chic. Please. I beg you.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Look at what I can do!!

Well this is the entrelac shawl I had been working on. I love it and gave it finished to my grandma yesterday. I was planning on giving it to her for Mother's Day but I just wanted to give it to her right after I finished yesterday after my class. I cut a ENTIRE skein for the fringe but she really didn't want a fringe because I asked after I cut and when I gave it to her. So I have like 100+ strands of wool/microfiber blend so I am going to make flowers out of them and hope that it felts well since I can probably make a ton. I think I am going to make pillows for my house using the entrelac method. I have a bunch of pillow my dad bought for me for Christmas that I want to cover in a knit something. My sister said she wanted an entrelac BLANKET---I just laughed at her.

In other knitting news, I have started the back of the prairie tank from IK Spring 2006 in a mauvey shade. I'll post pics of that tomorrow. I am about 8-9 inches in as of now and I hope to have 2 more before tomorrow. I have also started the Jaywalker that I had almost forgotten about. I'm not very far along on that but I hope(!) to be turning the heel by tomorrow. I bought a couple of skeins to make clutches out of and anticipate on finishing the ones I made on Monday or Tuesday whenever I find zippers for them. One of the girls is getting married that I work with and she knows that I knit and asked me to make a tank for her to wear to get MARRIED IN!! I am extremely nervous about this but she has picked one of the tanks in VK Spring 2006 I believe that it is #7 I don't have the magazine with me I left it at the yarn store yesterday.