This and That

Whatever I feel like doing. I guess this will be either really interesting or really dull. Time will tell.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

W


W
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And here is my most recent adventure in knitting .... the W tank from Knitty.com. It really is awesome. The knitting went to fast, and the final product looks and fits great. (I promise to put a picture of me modeling it soon.) I can't wait for Spring now.

Oh, it's knit in something called Brushstrokes Cotton ... it was on the sale table at my LYS, so I had to scoop up all 5 skeins of it.

Knitty SP6


Knitty SP6
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Here's my great first package from my new SP The Masked Marshmallow. Isn't it great? I actually am a big fan of Wool-Ease, and I can't wait to make some sute beaded wine glass markers with that kit .... it will be great for gifts. She also sent a cute make-up bag stuffed with candy, a "pocket kite", DPN holders, a bookmark, fancy post-its, and a Chibi set. I think that's everything. Thanks so much -- I really do love everything.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Spring Fling ... Finally Finished


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Here's my Spring Fling, made out of Knitpicks Shine in Cherry. This yarn is great ... comes in great colors and is so soft and easy to work with. The lace pattern was easy to memorize and easy to do. And I learned how to sew in set-in sleeves ... I think mine look pretty good for my first attempt. Now I just have to hope we have a warm fall so I can wear this out of the house.

Spring Fling Back


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Here's the back of the Spring Fling.

Mini-Clapotis


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Here's my almost finished mini-clapotis made out of sock yarn, Koigu KPPM to be exact. This yarn was too pretty to be covered up by shoes! I'll probably finish it up today and then block it into a nice rectangular scarf shape. It's super fun to knit - dropping stitches is cool :o)

Monday, September 19, 2005

Another Sophie


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Originally uploaded by lspst8.
I love making felted bags, and the Sophie pattern from Magknits is super quick and easy. This one is for my mom and knit in Noro Kureyon. It's so fun to knit with Noro; I love watching the stripes form. I wish Noro were less expensive so I could knit bigger things with it -- 2 skeins of it is all I can afford at one time!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

SP4 Final Present


SP4 Final Present
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Thank you Marymac!! I love the yarn you sent for a One-Skein Wonder, and the felted bag matches one of my winter coats. You were a great secret pal.

First SP5 Gift


First SP5 Gift
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My new secret pal is awesome -- look at all the stuff she sent me! 3 skeins of yarn, a knitting 2006 calender, fancy soaps, a pretty beaded necklace, lotion, a loofah, a desk set, a bag of buttons, and a rubber duckie! Thanks so much Secret Pal, your gift is great.

SP4 Final Present


SP4 Final Present
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Here's my final gift from my secret pal Marymac! Two skeins of really soft yarn for a One-Skein Wonder. She also send a cute card with cauliflower sheep, fancy post-it notes, stitch markers, a black and red felted bag, and some neat pictures. The felted bag matches one of my winter coats perfectly! Thanks so much, Marymac.

French Market Bag


French Market Bag
Originally uploaded by lspst8.
Here's my bag pre-felting. I used scraps of yarn to make it to use up some of my yarn stash. It's for my mom, and my sister says she'll line it after it is washed because she has a sewing machine.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Sock modeling!


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Originally uploaded by lspst8.
Just wanted to model my Sockapla2za socks ... they look even better on a foot than laying on a table. I can't wait til Sept 15 to send these out and get my secret socks in the mail!

Sockapal2za socks


Sockapal2za socks
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Here's the finished product! I think they look great. I really hope my pal likes them. They were fun to knit, and also my first cabled project.

Cobweb Close Up


Cobweb
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Cobweb


Cobweb
Originally uploaded by lspst8.
My most recently completed project .... a whole lace shawl. I gave it to my mom because she really liked it. The pattern is from Magknits and was pretty eassy to knit, but kind of boring. I was so happy to finish this. The knitted border was too hard, so I just used crochet loops to finish it off. Used one skein of Knitpicks Shimmer.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Back to knitting

In less than a week I'll be able to post pictures again! And you'llwant to see a picture of my newly finished project - Cobweb from Magknits.com. This took me forever to knit, but it came out really great. And I learned how to crochet! Well, learned how to chain ... it was not a difficult skill to pickup. I used an entire skein of Shimmer from Knitpicks. I'm just so happy to be done with it. And it looks so nice all spread out to block on the living room floor. It's kind of fun to block lace. Cobweb was just a big pile of string before I pinned it out, and now it actually looks like something to wear out in public.

Now I just have to knit one more sock for my sock pal and the back to my Shapely Tank, then all my UFOs will have become FOs! I think the sock will get on the needles first, probably today after work. My next new project will probably be Spring Fling from Knitty. I have tons of Shine from Knitpicks, and it will look great as a cute cardigan.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Books too

I've also read a lot of books with the no having cable TV thing going on. I'm normally a pretty fast reader, but this rate of reading is amazing.

I'm rereading my Wheel of Time books by Robert Jordan. I'm almost done with The Dragon Reborn right now .... I like this fantasy series even though by book 5 or 6 there are way too many characters. I swear, there are 500 some characters in this series, which is a little too much. But I like the basic idea and that every rides horses.

I got The DiVinci Code as a RAK from Pebbles on Knittyboard. It isn't even in paperback in the US, so that's cool. It was pretty entertaining. I think I liked Angels and Demons better, but they are both quick, fun reads. I just can't remember what is true and what is fiction in this book .... I know Dan Brown messed up a lot of the dates and stuff when discussion ancient history. My pastor did a sermon in this, so I'll have to see if I can get a copy of it. And the History Channel did a special on it, that I watched before I read this. So, of course, I don't remember a thing. I just know it is pretty historically inaccurate. Personally, I don't think Jesus was married and had a daughter. The Gnostic Gospels aren't that reliable and are much older than the gospels in the Bible (that I do know.)

I also read About a Boy. It was laugh out loud funny. I usually don't laugh out loud when reading, so that's saying something. But I liked the movie better .... I was sad that the movie people made up the talent show scene, but I love that scene. And I liked that the movie dropped all the pot references, I just don' t think that is necessary.

As for movies, I tried to watch The Usual Supects. I can't get into it. I don't find the first 20 minutes interesting at all, and I hate Benicio del Toro. He's skeevy. I don't think I've ever successfully watched a movie that he has appeared in.

I fell asleep in Godfather II .... I suck. I find the story of Vito so much more interesting than Michael's problems. I'll watch it again this weekend, I promise.