Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Year of FO's

So far I've finished in 2006 Rogue, a scarf for ISE and Cobweb from Magknits. These are quite the accomplishments for me as I don't think I EVER finish anything. I believe the winds are changing direction.

And, the long awaited Rogue pic.

I think I will give my mother the Cobweb shawl for Christmas. And now I think its time for me to work on a more challenging shawl....The Sheep Shawl. Me and laceweight still aren't very good friends yet since I did Cobweb in a double strand of laceweight. I think I will either do The Sheep Shawl in a double strand of laceweight OR a single fingering weight. HmMmMmM....decisions, decisions.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

For all us Filipino's out there

I know I don't update often enough but I really had to share this with whoever reads my blog...I know there are few of you out there cuz I dread talking to my friends cuz its inevitable that they will ask "When are you going to update your blog?" I still love them all. Please post a comment.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Oregon Flock and Fleece Festival

So this event was very overwhelming. I came in with a list of stuff I wanted to look at and possibly buy but there just wasn't enough time for me to make any kind of real decisions. So I came away from OFFF with a little bit of different lace weight yarn, a silk cap to spin (and that's not all that easy as wool) and some fleece. Pic will come soon.

Check out the sheep that my fleece came from. Her name is Poppy and is 1/2 Rambouillet, 1/4 merino, and 1/4 finn, sorta....sort of a Heinz 57 mix but its my first full fleece so I'm proud of her.

Thank you Eagle's Find Farm!!!!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Big Bummer but........

So there is no way I'm going to get my sleeves done by OFFF. I am pretty bummed out but there just isn't enough time in the day with kids to get things done in a timely manner. I haven't even finished the chart yet and I've been working on it and ONLY it for the last 4 days. GRRRRRRRR!!!!! Whatever, I have a feeling it will get done this weekend either way but now that I have come to term with it not being done by OFFF, the stress is a bit relieved.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

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Sunday, September 17, 2006

Rogue Hood and the deadline approaching...4 days and counting

You guys must feel all kinds of special...3 blog posts in a week...and I think I might have a couple more coming, hopefully, when I'm done with my hoodie. Friday night I had this much done:
and now:
I still have to graft the very top of the hood but I'm gonna need some help with that so I will bring it to knitting tomorrow night and have the Knitting Nazi's whip me into shape. So I have it blocking and I'm going to work on the sleeves relentlessly until they are done, hopefully, by Wednesday for my Knotty Knitter's night in case I need help with that. OFFF, my deadline, is approaching quickly.

Last night I was working on my hood until around 2am and I just couldn't stay awake. Went to bed and tossed and turned for a few hours and got back out of bed at about 4:30am and knitted until daylight. My mind wouldn't relax. I knew I was just a couple rows away from finishing the hood and it was buggin' me. Plus my mind was racing about OFFF and having some of my knitting friends ride down with me. We all have our own agenda's, I know I have mine, but I just want to make sure everyone has fun and I don't offend or piss off anyone. Really, I know I worry too much but I can't help it. My knitting buddies are all nice quirky people and I'm excited to spend some time with them outside of just knitting night and Seattle.

What to pack, what do i want to look at or buy, where do we want to eat????...AAAHHHH!!!!! I know I want to get spinning fiber, a Woolee Winder (for sure), and tons of yarn-age. One of the Knitting Nazi's is talking about maybe getting another spinning wheel which doesn't sound like a bad idea. I'm so excited to see what I can see, hang with good people, and be out of town without the tribe o'children.

BTW, do you like my zebra pajama bottoms?

Friday, September 15, 2006

Rogue & future lace project

Well, there ya go. Current pic of Rogue-in-progress. I have been frantically knitting my finger tips off...OFFF, I say!!!!!! Even after I had to rip 36 rows of the hood and was mad at it for a minute. EVEN after I found out that my close knitting friends were betting that I wouldn't finish it. Talk about motivation to prove them wrong.

Well, I have already cast on for the sleeves (both at the same time). I have a week to finish it but would like to have it done sooner.

This is SOOO taking away from my WoW gaming time. Deadline suck!!!!!!!!

On another knitting note-----Check this beauty out:
posted on Dave's blog. I have ordered the pattern and will be searching out yarn-age at OFFF.

As much as me and lace don't get along as of yet, I think I am going to attempt this shawl with some fingering or maybe even sport with maybe a carry-through of some metallic. OOoooh...the picture in my head is fabulous.

Rogue progess

Here's is my Rogue-in-progress. I've actually gotten alot of the hood done but i just haven't taken a picture of it as of yet. I have been knitting like mad trying to get it done before my OFFF trip next weekend. I plan on wearing it as much as possible.

In the pic is my pocket that I look at it its not a very good pic for to see the cabling. I promise I will post another with the hood in progress and better cable views.

Monday, August 14, 2006


So I finally reached level 39 in World of more level to get my horse so I can ride around the computerized world instead of walking around. How strange is that...riding around instead of walking because you are too lazy to move your mouse around...huh? Oh, and what, no one in my guild was on for me to boast about my sad. So I tell the world....DING!!!

So my previous sweater Eris that I started has been recycled into just yarn in hopes to go into a different project maybe a scarf or shawl...YaY Chrismas presents. My newest project being its older sibling Rogue supposedly insprired by Rogue from X-Men. I have been working on this project and this project only....all other projects are on the back-burner until this is finished. I will dig out my digi camera and post a pic of my progress in the next couple days.

I ran across this Knit Along that actually sounded fun... The International Scarf Exchange. Take a look and see what you think. A scarf really doesn't take very long and to send something to someone internationally sounds fun.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Blogging ReVisited

Yeah, yeah, yeah....I've been informed (a couple times) that I haven't posted anything in and LONG time. The thing is...I just don't know what to write about. Most of the time I feel my life really is uninteresting...besides the family drama and such and who REALLY wants to hear about that.

Well, something really great happened recently...I started a whole new hobby. Like I don't have enough going on with my knitting, World of Warcraft and 3 small children...I get a spinning wheel. Now, I can spin my own yarn for my knitting...scary, huh?

You know, I look at the hobby's I have and consiously feel what it does to my body, mainly my wrists and fingers, and think "Get as much done as you can because eventually arthritis is going to creep up." I appreciate my husband for putting up with all my quirky hobby's and wants. He just goes with it and is fine with it. He loves me so much and wants me to be happy. Being a stay-at-home mom really is not all fun and games.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Knitting failure at gold

I really thought that My First Sock that I was working on diligently and loyaly on was turning out beautifully....until I got toward the end. Still working on it in hopes that somehow it was going to turn out. NOT!!!! Tell me....does this look like a sock.

Instead of finishing it...I decided to take a picture for the world to see and recycle the beautiful yarn called Socks that Rock. Talk about a big bummer.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Yarn Harlot: The 2006 Knitting Olympics

The Olympic motto Citius, Altius, Fortius (faster, higher, stronger)!!!

Who is crazy enough to start AND finish a somewhat difficult knitting project in 16 days? I think I am. If you know of an easy sweater project for my Eris yarn of 1440 yards of Andean Silk from Knit Picks...let me know. That seems challenging enough...a sweater with that much quite a sweater. Some crazy people signed up and chose Rogue for their knitting insane is that???? I'm going to have to take another look at the list of "atheletes" and see what other crazy things people are going to knit.