Monday, October 29, 2007

I'M SOORRRRY, SOOOO SOOORRRY!



I wanted to apologize to any readers of this blog who have been anxiously awaiting to answer to the "Coming Soon" post. I forget that not everyone likes surprises, and even less knitters would be excited by things that excite me.

So without further ado, "THE MIST" is coming to a theatre near you/me November 21st. For any of my blog readers who are not horror fans, The Mist was a short story written by Stephen King. One of my favorite audio books ever, (I listen to it at least twice a year).

Don't be too mad at me. I was soooo excited when I heard the release date was set I had to share it everywhere and with everyone I could.

S.

Friday, October 26, 2007

KNITTING ON THE ASSEMBLY LINE!

This is what I've been knitting on my breaks at work. I'm finally gettng the hang of dpns. Still prefer magic loop though.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

TUESDAY NIGHT SIGHT!

At my weekly knit night, Tuesday, I looked out the window and this is what I saw. I was so in awe of the sunset that I grabbed my camera, ran outside, and snapped several photos. Several other patrons, and a couple of my knit sibs also went outside and took photos too.

Monday, October 22, 2007

COLOR ME NOT SO BAD!

Here's my current progress on my cousin's school scarf. I'm into the boring stockinette portion, but I'm fairly satisfied with my progress.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

TO DO LIST 2007

  1. Mom's Red Hatter Socks (99% compl., need to Kitchner toes)
  2. Dad's Golf Club Covers (90% comp., need to duplicate stitch #'s on covers)
  3. Mom's Clapotis (50% comp.)
  4. Sister's Drop Stitch Shawl (not started)
  5. Sister's Touch Me Hat, Scarf, and Gloves set (not started)
  6. Nephew's illusion headband (2% comp., just cast on last night)
  7. Nephew's winter hat (not started)
  8. Cousin's MSU Illusion scarf (1% comp., design charted and ready to cast on)
  9. Cousin's high school scarf (25% comp., 1st end completed working on center section)

There's probably no way I'll get most of this done before Christmas. Especially with my personal projects in the works also. But, I am going to try my best.

Wish me luck!

S.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Saturday, October 13, 2007

OH WHAT A NIGHT!!!


Last night was Knit Night Out at my favorite LYS. As always I had a great time, with my great friends. And I even got a few goodies to boot.

This bag was made for me by my friend, and soon to be famous bag maker: Amby of Russell Yarn. Go check out her shop, and buy a bag. They are soooooooo worth the price. Believe me! This pic doesn't do justice to her craftsmanship. She even includes a notions kit her bags. I'm putting in an order for at least two more. Thanks Amby!!!


Earlier this year my friend Angela had the coolest belt on. I admired it for days. And as the great friend she is, she remembered and bought me one for my birthday. That's right, it's a seat belt from a GM car. How Freaking Cool Is That!! And of course, the belt part is purple. I can't wait to wear it.

Now I'm off to get ready for a night of dinner, scares, and thrills with friends and family. Erebus Haunted Pontiac here we come. I love haunted houses.

See ya soon!

S.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

BY GEORGE I THINK SHE'S GOT IT!

I think I finally figured out a way to do my cousin's scarf. And it's not intarsia. So far it's working out very well. It's not perfect, but I think she'll like it.

I've realized that I have way too many WIP'S. I've decided that between each Christmas gift I need to attempt to finish or at least advance a WIP. We'll see how that goes.

Friday, October 05, 2007

IT'S ON NOW...

I had a really great idea for a knit scarf for my cousin for her birthday (10-14). Unfortunately, I over-estimated my knitting talent level. For a few weeks I agonized over whether I wanted to do an Illusion project (I've completed two and started two more), a double knit scarf (one WIP on the needles), or Intarsia (not attempted). So I started by charting the design. It looks awesome! But double knit is out because the design would be mirrored on the reverse side and look ridiculous. That left intarsia or illusion. Since I had not yet attempted intarsia, I decided that was probably not the best idea. So I nixed the intarsia idea. That left an illusion knit scarf. So, I cast on, started knitting and low and behold...the great design is a complete failure as an illusion project. There was to much detail in it and it didn't translate into an illusion design at all. So that leaves intarsia. The only problem is I've never done intarsia before. And my first few attempts at it failed miserably. But for anyone who knows me, they know that has only sparked me to try again, and again, and again. Until I conquer it.

So as I said: IT'S ON NOW!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

I Can't See Clearly Now!

Monday I went to the eye doctor. as usually the case they dialated my eyes as part of the exam. Unfortunately, my eyes are still dialated. My long distance vision is fine, but looking at things close-up is a little blurry. Normally that would not be a big deal, but since my job involves visual inspection it's been a pretty rough couple of days.

It's been well over 24hrs and it's not much better. Needless to say, I'll be seeing my Optometrist (sp?) this afternoon. Hopefully this is no big deal. Wish me luck.