Tuesday, July 31, 2007
No real knitting news
After 4 doctor appts in the past 2 weeks and a set of x-rays. The doctor called me yesterday with the news that I have de generative joint disease and spurring in my back. Next, move a trip to the Spine Clinic. Everything I have read on this talks about it happening in people over 50. I am interested to see what the docs have to say.
In better news, Stepson was asked to be in a PSA with the Seahawks! He gets to go to practice and film the spot with players. Of course, I took the day off to tag along. We will be there for 6 hours so I will be sure to bring some knitting.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Stitch n' Pitch
I could have guess this
|You Are 40% Left Brained, 60% Right Brained|
The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.
The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
is anybody out there?
I finished the back last night but ended up with less stitches than the pattern states. I CO 70 and knit to decreases. The decreases say BO 3 sts at the end of the next 4 rows. Then decreases 1 sts at each end of every 4th row 6 times. 24 sts down right?
70-24=46. Ok. Then on last row. BO 15. Knit 22sts in pattern and place on holder. BO 15.
huh? 15+22+15= 52 Where did I go wrong? I have email Cascade about an errata. but for now I fudge it a bit and keeping my fingers crossed that the fronts will match up. It may be time to learn more about steeking.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Chips, Dips, Chains, WIPs
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Learning to say no
Example- I was invited to a baby shower for a 2nd cousin of my husband who I am never met. She is 18 and the invitation gave specifics on what to buy. The shower is from 7:pm-8:30pm on a Wed. night about 45 minutes from our house. I am choosing to say to no that.
Example- My uncle asked me to design a poster for tennis tournament. He gave me a week to get it done but offered a small amount of details about the event. While I did it this time, I am choosing to say no to any other requests like this in the future.
Call it being a bitch or being assertive but there are certain things I just don't have time for anymore. I am choosing to spend my time in ways that are meaningful and productive to me and my immediate family, not in ways that seem obligitory. No apologies here.
More Pitchin than stitchin
The bad news in all of this- I got them through one of our vendors and the she is hosting my husband and me. so no knitting will be taking place. I do hope to get there early and take a stroll through all the vendors. Maybe at least I will get some yarn out of the deal.
I realized I had a serious case of startitis a couple of weeks ago and have put my Chevron Scarf and tote bag on hold. They have both been voted Most-Likely-to-be-Frogged. I worked on my stockinette socks and Venezia sweater yesterday and Sunday and they are coming along.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Ready to Wear
Friday, July 13, 2007
Maybe a little knitting will make me feel better...
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Shop it to me
A Swell Yarn Shop's Duets yarn in Chic Girl! I love this colorway. Now to learn toe-up and afterthought heels...
I also got some self-patterning yarn. I normally don't buy these but the colorway jumped out at me.It should cool down a bit today so the knitting can begin once again.
Labels: yarn buy
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
It isn't too hot to shop though and there are a couple great book sales going one. Knitpicks has all their books at 40% off. Interweave press is selling are their "hurt books." I am off to spend some money and maybe get an iced tea.
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Friday, July 06, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Back in the Game
Monday, July 02, 2007
Rubber Band Ball of Yarn
Yes, That is me with the yarn strung between two chairs. See that twist happening in the middle of the red section? That is the result for my poor self-striping skeining technique. I feel like I have to take 3 extra step to get to final outcome. First, I wind it into a ball:
From there, I either reskein it (using the chairs yet again) or take it to the ball winder:There must be an easier way to do this! I like the outcome though it reminds me of a rubber band ball.
All that movie watching made for good knitting time. I am nearly done with both the leg of the Ribbed Lace Socks and Pillow #2. Some yarn dying also occurred this weekend. It is drying now but pics to come.