Sunday, October 29, 2006

I'm not that talented, I just practice frequently...

Here is my latest scarf endeavor...Entrelac...in very preppy colors. My dad has asked me every night I have worked on this.."Are you sure its going to be a scarf. With those colors?" Well its not for him and I am trying really hard to finish this and the socks before we go to Chapel Hill on Wednesday. Another progress shot....

And heres the latest socks--one is slightly pooling and I have finished the heel flaps. Again, trying to finish before Nov 1st. Cross your fingers...hahaha

And my scarf pal got her scarf and said that she loves it!! Thank God. These things always make me nervous. My scarf should be on its way soon--I'm excited, I love getting things in the mail, well, besides bills.

I'm going to Chapel Hill on Wednesday to see a game which I still don't have tickets for yet. So I am calling tomorrow morning on my way to work to see why they haven't come in yet. I talked to some girl at the office on Friday afternoon who told me to "like wait to see if they come on Saturday, then if not call back." Well she obviously didn't understand that the game is on this Wednesday. Other than that I can't wait to go up there. I love it up there!

I'll post again probably on Friday with pics with me wearing a finished scarf and socks!!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

I should really post more often...

Here is the scarf that I knit for the International Scarf Exchange. I sent it last Thursday and it went to Australia so it should be there in another week.


Here are all the goddamn ends I had to weave in. I know it was worth it. Plus the entrelac scarf I will be making for myself will have many more ends to weave in.

I have FINALLY finished the mauve horizontal herringbone scarf and just have to weave ends in. I think that I am also going to put a border of cream on it because the cast off edge is way too stretched even though I went down a needle size. Ugggh!!

I have chosen to frog my red rib and cable socks since I recieved red cabled goodness from my Sockapaloooza pal. It was actually quite chilly for the SAV last weekend and I wore socks. I am still churning along on my mottled brown socks. I have finished calf shaping I guess. I really have no idea how these will turn out. I'm making up the pattern as I go. Hopefully it won't be a mistake. I have also churned out more washcloths. Effortless, yet the most fantastic gift. A simple handknit so people will think that you really thought of them.

I am getting ready for basketball season. I have been inhaling projections and will be in Chapel Hill for the opening exhibiton game on Nov 1. I can't wait. The anticipation is really building here. I also hope that the Cardinals win and go to the World Series. One of their closers is a local and played in the local elite league. I think that Wainwright is the first and most famous of all the Chain boys that have been drafted.

I am also really focused on knitting home items. Like pillowcases and throws. I am wondering about the Knitpicks new yarn package for throws. I think that I would make Hill one in green or something. Maybe I should just make it in Peaches n Cream since its machine washable and I'm planning on making one for myself.

Well I have a ton of errands to run and have to head out to AASU to get readmitted for Spring...