Wednesday, December 28, 2005

I survived X-Mas knitting

Well, xmas is over, haleluah!!!! My family decided at the last minute that they weren't going to do the grab bag. Lets just say, I haven't been able to look at my needles all frikin' weekend. And if I see another ball of Lion Brand thick & quick....I'm urling on my shoes. {{shiver}} Just thinking about it gives me the skivies.

Well, now where am i. Oh yeah, I did manage to do some purging this weekend. So that means, more room for the yarn. Actually if I get rid of all the misc. balls of nothing under my bed. I have officially came to the conclusion that if you can't find anything to make after 1.5 years, it should go. So ebay will be my friend tonight. Yeeehaw!

Umm, yeah so. I have some new stuff I want to make. But I must finish my colcique. I have the cutest skirt to match it. So now it's a necessity. I need it man. I'm on the bind off section of the back, but I'm not so sure that i should be binding off 1 st every end (every other row). it's like binding off over 68 rows. I love the length but is the sweater supposed to be that long. And will the front match. I'm not sure. I need to revisit the translation to make sure.

Well it's quitting time. Will check back later.

Over and Out!

Al

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Someone gotta Gift Card

Yeah so what it's not xmas. But I'm the anxious type and people get tired of trying to hide things from me.

I'm easy to shop for, but I have the tendency to figure things out before I can get the box open. Ask my Mom.

What can I say, I'm the biggest of kids!

Now {{maniacally rubbing hands together}} what shall I do with the gift card. Of course it will have to do with Knitting. I mean what else is there to buy? Well, outside of shoes. But I'm on a shoe punishment. Yes its said when you have to put yourself on punishment.

Where was I, oh yes.....Shall I buy yarn (that's always good). Oh, or a swift/ball winder. Lord knows I need one of those. Hand winding yarn is a bit prehistoric. Or I can get some Pyrex needles. Ummmm, glass needles {{salivating}}

I don't know, I would go shopping in the city but since that's out b/c of the M-effin' strike. I guess I'll check out some resources in NJ. I can't recall seeing a ball winder/swift set in the All about yarn, but there's supposed to be a really good yarn shop in Montclair. I know they have the glass needles, so they should have everything else.

On another note, I joined another KAL. B/c I just can't help myself people. I just really love the thought of being able to see other people knit what I'm trying to knit. B/c sometimes. I wonder about the patterns published in these mags. Like, I'll read through it first just to see if it's doable. It's looks pretty good, and i'll get through most of it. Then at the end, it's like there's a whole paragraph missing. Like WTF!!! So, i'm not that advanced so I put it down, come back & reread. I even tried rereading after drinking a half of bottle of wine (you know some of us work better with sauce). Just doesn't work. So I just wing it. And believe you/me....winging is the funniest thing to see. I'll tape myself to share one of these days.

Oh, yeah I've joined the blog & here is the picture of the lovely sweater I shall make one day {{snickering}}.

Isn't it BEAUTIFUL??? I haven't found the yarn for it yet. I'm kind of like the darn olive/brownish combo.

But I shall see.

Ok, gotta go now. Effin' xmas knitting. I have like 2 scarves and a wrap to go. Well that depends on how far along i am by the end of the day.

Gotta go knit....Is the xmas season over yet????


Holla!

Monday, December 12, 2005

I'm Back From Outer Space....

Hello Knitting World! It's so so so great to be back. My site has been under serious construction for the longest time. My side bar up and decided it wanted to be apart of the footer {sigh}. It was bad business all around.

But now I'm back. And soooo happy. I'm in the process of holiday knitting...Oh Joy! I've finished the scarves for 2 out of 3 of my girlfriends. I have to finish this here...erm surprise project. For my friend that does read my blog. I'll post the pic after x-mas.

Can I just say that I really don't like making stuff for people. Don't get me wrong, I love giving & I love knitting. I just don't like to knit 'n give. This is taking away from all of my superstash busting projects. And as you can see from the pics below. I need to spend every waking hour attempting to use some of this yarn.

Still no pics to share, but it's coming. I finally found the charger for my camera, but left the damn camera in my cousin's car. Effin' genius I tell you. Well hopefully, I'll have my cam back by next week. I would like to officially get back into the swing of things by next week.

Sooo my adoring fans, you will accept this pictureless update in the meantime.

My orange sweater: Lets just say I need to be shot. I could've had this damn thing done last winter, but it's like I have a block when it comes to seaming. I'm like less than 40 mins away from finishing it. I don't know why....

Colchique: It's turning out to be fairly easy but I'm slow rolling on this one too. I just have this insatiable new project itch that I'm trying to fight. On top of it being a pointless effort, it's effecting my ability to continue on with existing projects. Does that classify as an illness?

Sesame Cardigan: Well, I have one word for that one.....FROG! Apparently, I had delusions about my actual sizing. Finished the back and realized that my back and that back didn't match. Yes, I need to have a talk with my imagination, it's causing problems.

Short Row Hat/Scarf: Je Fini!!! And I must say, it is hot! I get sooo many compliments on this one. My favorite is, "It Look Professional. You know like one you would buy." I may not be the most advanced of knitters, but I'm trying to figure out what I've made thus far that looks bootleg. Like my sweaters have sleeves coming out the stomach or something. But it's a compliment, so I will leave it at that.

Umm, I think that's about it for now. Will post later, and maybe I'll even have pics.