July 31, 2005

Cigar Gloves

I was waiting on a second size 5 needle to come in the mail... and it came. So here's my wrist warmer - to be glove:
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It cigar from the current issue of knitty.com So far it's a really easy pattern. Can't wait to get to the green stripe :)

Kitty Pi... need 3?

Well it's more of a Kitty Pancake than a Kitty Pie :) But that's fine.
Jill loves the bed....
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But so does Seamus... and then Jack also slept in it today I just don't have the photo to prove it. So looks like I'll have to make at least one more of these.

July 26, 2005

July... perfect time to knit scarves?

Here is another Diagonal Lace Rib scarf from The Knitters Handy Book of Patterns:
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One strand of each held together:
Rowan Kid Silk Haze (blushes), Mal Abrigo Thick/thin Bulky Wool (velvet grapes), Lisa Souza Petal (garnet)

It was a nice change to knit on big needles... seems that I've been making scarves on size 7's for a bit now. The above scarf was whipped up on size 11's

Kitty Pi as a Hat?

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Do I really need to coment? This is my fiance.... and that is my Kitty Pi on his head... and that is our cat (one of 3) Jill who will love Kitty Pi as soon as I get it felted.

He thought it made a nice warm hat :)

Pattern link to save

Cardinal Grapje

just so I remember that this sweater exists... nice lace sweater.

July 25, 2005

PJ Pants

Funny... I just noticed how you can see my stripe PJ's in most of the photos I took this weekend. So if anyone thought that was my carpet... it's not :)

July 24, 2005

Actual Photos

My cat Jack mushed into a shoe box... he loves them for some reason:
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In Progress:
Lace Rib Angora Scarf. Pattern found in Knitters Handy Book of Patterns:
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Weekend Knitting Knockaround Sweater:
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Kitty Pi (started in May and recently picked up again):
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Swatch for Cigar Gloves from Knitty.com
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Backyard Leaves from Scarf Style:
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July 22, 2005

Yarn Binge Counter

Ok the turtle it is... of course it's too wide to live in my sidebar. So it's living at the bottom of the page instead. Thanks for helping me make that very important decision ;-)

I think turtle

to replace the black numbers to the right. What do you think?

count tester

July 20, 2005

Another kal :)

I joined another knit along... these things just keep popping up for projects I'm interested in making. Cigar from Knitty.com is my most recent join. I've wanted to make a pair of gloves for some time now and I have yarn in my stash that I can use too!

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So I'm still going strong on my no yarn buying pledge. 25 days and absolutly no yarn bought... but I have picked up a couple books. I'm ok with that.

And in wedding planning news... we have a location picked out and I'm meeting with a photographer next month that I think will work out well. It's just too busy at work for me to make it into San Francisco after work this month. And she is of course busy on weekends shooting weddings at the moment :) This is her web site

Ok back to work for me now.

July 19, 2005

Viking Knits Rocks

I just got this book yesterday.. and as a cable addict I am in love. The hats are a little silly (for me at least) but there are a few sweaters that I just have to make as well as some nice cables to use in scarves or as accents on sweaters.

July 14, 2005



This is a really funny site:

It is the loathsome seducer of the womens. It calls in the sweet voice, “I am the poncho, if you wear me I will help you conceal your flaws. I promise, your hips, they will disappear under my protective cover of man-made fibers. Look, darling, you can even make me yourself for $1.49 in the material. Choose the aqua yarn. It is pretty no?”

Read through the main site as well... funny stuff.

July 13, 2005


As I plan for my wedding and realize that it's going to cost about a billion dollars to have the wedding I want... I think it's finally time for me to really stop buying so much yarn. I've been clean and sober for about 2 weeks now :) and I'm going to start a no yarn buying diet until one of these things happens:

  • I use up all my yarn
  • my credit card is paid off
  • our wedding is paid off
I will leave myself one loop hole.... if I'm making a sweater/scarf/glove/whatever and run out of yarn to finish the project I will allow myself to buy enough to complete the project. So here is the group I'm joining to keep myself honest:
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Ok here goes

July 12, 2005

Wesley Buckaroo

I found this posted on Stitchy McYarnpants blog and started laughing out loud at my desk at work... so of course I had to share :)

July 09, 2005

Some finished projects

Vintage Velvet from Scarf Style (red one), Pashmina Cowl from Last Minute Knitted Gifts (blue), and aFarrow Rib scarf (stripes). See my finished projects page for yarn details and whatnot.

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July 08, 2005

cool scarves

Decidedly Different Scarves from Stitch Diva Studios

I actually broke down and the bought the patterns. You get all 3 patterns for $7. Seemed reasonable to me. And I've been on a serious scarf kick lately. Guess it's been a little warm for working on a whole sweater. And I'm feeling a bit a.d.d. lately anyhow. So a scarf is the right sized project for me.

July 02, 2005

Me as a doll

Hmmm I make a pretty cute doll... I made it here.

With Shrek Ears (since I did work on the movie) and without the ears
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July 01, 2005

In Progress Photos

Here is a polka-dot scarf I started using Knit Picks Elegance yarn:
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I had picked up some of this yarn to check out the colors and the yarn itself. It's really quite nice... so it's now a scarf knit as a tube to hide the ugly backside.

And this is the Diagonal Lace Rib scarf from the knitters book of handy patterns. I came across a photo of this scarf on someone's blog and thought that my hand painted yarn from Inspirations would look nice. Both sides are different but nice:
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