Friday, March 17, 2006

Today is a new day!!!!

First I must apologize for my previous depressing note. I know it was not my normal chirpy self. But I was lost.

But now I am found! Yes, I'm back. It took a pretty little bawl of yarn to bring me back. Well not little. It's actually a 360 yard ball of happiness, a.k.a Socks That Rock.

I would like to thank Trek for posting this beautiful yarn. It's funny, I was just drowning in my own funk, when I received approval for the NJ Knitters ring from Trek. I went to her site and fell in love.

I will now make sock using this beauty right here >

Isn't she a beauty??? I plan on dropping everything I'm doing to make these. Well, I will when my yarn gets here.

But now that I am back....(from outta space, I can finally wipe that look up off my face). I'm sorry, I have a thing for old disco songs.

Okay, so now that I'm back. Let's play catch up. We've already covered the yarn experience in Florence. I do have one correction. I spent $68 Euro. When you see what I bought, you will be amazed that I only spent that much.

I'll wait to debut the intended projects later on tonight. I want to post the actual yarn with it for the full effect.

In other knitting news, not working on much, just the Sesame sweater from previous posts. I basically have the back done, so that's an accomplishment. I need to finish it. It would a great spring sweater.

Ok, gotta go know. Ten more minutes until I'm free to go get blasted from Green Beer. Hey, it's St Patty's day, and how does the saying go...'When in Rome..'

Side Note: it feels weird saying that in Rome. I felt like @ss every time I said it. I don't know why.

ehh, anywho

PEACE

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

I've temporarily lost my knitting mojo...

People, I have a problem. And not the usual yarn buying problem (that's always going to be a problem); I {{sniff sniff}} have hit a knitting rut.

I seem to have lost my Knitting Mojo!

{{gasps}} No not the knitting Mojo....say it aint so SNS, say it aint so.

Yes my friends, I'm totally numb on the knitting side. I'm just knitting a sweater I never finished b/c it's something to do. It's disgusting I tell you. Don't get me wrong, I want this sweater. Hell I started it last year. It just wasn’t at the top of my list.

Wanna know how bad it is? I went on vacation, had a blast. I even found the famous Campolmi in Florence. I spent 80 Euros for regular size balls of yarn & 2 large hanks (400grams) of ....hell i don't even know what weight/material i bought. I just know, it's grey and soft. that's all i can say.

I just don't know. I'm thinking it's a residual feeling i'm having about the last couple of projects not turning out the way I wanted them too. Mainly my weekend satchel. I'm so so so so heartbroken. everything was going to plan. the intarsia came out great. i even made it though the sewing part (which is a challenge).

{{yes, I am needle & thread challenged}}

But, it's the straps. I effed up on the straps. They are short as hell. Don't know how, b/c I could have sworn I made them too big. So now I have a bag, w/ no straps.

And the kicker, it's felted... no frogging :(

It's effing sad, a strapless bag.

I'm going to go sing my version of the Ne-yo so sick song...

Said i'm so sick of eff ups, so tired of busts. So sick of wishing it came out right.

Sigh

Al