Saturday, September 29, 2007
Afterward I went up to Pine Mountain and had some yummy Mexican food with my PMF. We also walked around their Arts and Crafts festival where I saw Beth, from the knitting group checked out her booth and amazed everyone with my ability to recognize yarn. When we got back to his house, we watched the end of the Clemson game. Sadly, they suffered their first loss of the year. Oh, well. All the fun I had today had to be balanced out somehow.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
It's a Garterlac Dishcloth in Sugar 'n' Cream, colorway Over the Rainbow. Pretty, huh? Find the pattern and tutorials here. There's a photo tutorial that I found particularly helpful, especially when it comes to picking up stitches. If you've ever wanted to practice short rows, here's your chance. It doesn't take long to make one, and it's really cute. Looks great in the variegated. Don't know if it'd be worth the effort in a solid. Thanks to Dawn for showing me the pattern.
Have a great week!
Friday, September 21, 2007
It's slightly over 40", or half of the 80" I'm shooting for. See the nice detail of the dropped stitches in the second photo? It's pretty, but the ribbon yarn is a pain.
Have I mentioned lately how much I love knitting? I really do. I love the yarn, the needles, the fabrics. I love how with just two stitches (one the opposite of the other) , you can create all different kinds of fabric. I would knit 24/7 if only I didn't have to work and sleep.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
This is the line behind us when we got to the door.
When we finally got there, she signed all three of my books. I told her I had a sad little first sock. She looked up and laughed and said, "Hold on, Holly. I've got to get a picture of that." She took my picture with my sad sock.
I gave her a little sample of hand cream from my dermatologist's office. I told her I keep one in my knitting bag. She thanked me said she understood because if your hands are dry, they snag on the yarn.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Tomorrow, or in a little over 21 HOURS we'll be with the Yarn Harlot. I'm so excited. I'm off from work on Thursday, too, so I can recover. I'll be hanging with my PMF in the afternoon.
I plan to do a blog of the Harlot hang so I don't have to repeat it over and over. I'll just send folks here to read it.
Hasta La Vista.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
For those of you who don't know the story, it was supposed to be a Christmas gift last year, but wasn't done. Then I started working the ends in and it was a nightmare. First, there's a zillion of them; second, the yarn's not the best for working in ends (Lion Suede - beautiful and soft, but the weaving in is horrible). So I made the decision to fringe the long ends instead of weaving in. I really think it works. I finished fringing today about the time Auburn lost to Mississippi State. My Auburn alumni friends probably would prefer me not to watch them. Whenever I watch, they seem to lose. Clemson beat Furman today. Duh. 38-10. My PMF went to Athens today to see UGA play. Big point of contention between us: He likes Georgia and my favorite teams are Clemson and whoever's playing Georgia.
I drug myself to the shower about 4:30 and was ready just in time to go to church for a Sunday School teacher dinner at 6pm. We had a good speaker , Dr. Charles Lowery, and I really enjoyed it. He talked about how we don't need to let things that don't matter bother us. How if something is out of our control, we shouldn't worry about it. We are not in charge of the Universe. That's God's job. Our job is to have fun and let Him do His job. Cool.
This is what my dad says he wants for Christmas:While I was at his house last weekend, he was looking through my knitting magazines and I went to take out my contacts and wash my face. When I turned off the water, I heard, "Come here, Hon. I found something I want you to make me for Christmas." (FYI: It's "Canyon Ridge" in the current Knitters.) Thanks for not waiting until Thanksgiving, Daddy.
Two Great Knitting Numbers:
4 Days until I see the Yarn Harlot.
134 People ahead of me on the Ravelry waiting list.
Saturday, September 8, 2007
While I'm here, I'm knitting this:
It's called "Yo, Drop It" from my Stitch & Bitch calendar. It's a drop stitch scarf (duh!) I really think I'm liking it.
I head back to Columbus on Monday. Dawn in coming over tomorrow for dinner. I'm making spaghetti. Yum!
Monday, September 3, 2007
The other day I was working on my sweater. Sixty stitches in 1 x 1 rib. Supposed to end on a purl. Well, this one row ended on a knit. Uh oh. I counted. 63 stitches. Oh, crap. I can't see the stitches well enough in the fluffy yarn to fix it. I started to frog it and it gets all tangled and breaks not once, not twice, but three times!I'm going to put it in a bag for a few days. Maybe when I come back to it, I'll know what to do. I know one thing: I'm going to pull out some Woolease or Cottonease to make this sweater. I need a simpler yarn.
This is a scarf that was supposed to be a Christmas gift last year. It wasn't even close to done at Christmas. I finished knitting it in March or so. See all those stripes? Well let me tell you, it's not self-striping yarn. I tried to weave in the ends, but it was a nightmare. So, I decided to fringe the sides. I really think it's going to look really cool this way. Anyway, the giftee's birthday is coming up and I'm working on getting the fringe done.
The Stitch & Bitch moved to Panera tonight. I got a Chipotle Chicken sandwich and an Orchard Harvest salad. All very good. I'm going to like this place.