Saturday, August 20, 2005

Oh, Really?

Knitting Adventurer
You appear to be a Knitting Adventurer.You are through those knitting growing pains and
feeling more adventurous. You can follow a
standard pattern if it's not too complicated
and know where to go to get help. Maybe you've
started to experiment with different fibers and
you might be eyeing a book with a cool
technique you've never tried. Perhaps you
prefer to stick to other people's patterns but
you are trying to challenge yourself more.
Regardless of your preference, you are
continually trying to grow as a knitter, and as
well you should since your non-knitting friends
are probably dropping some serious hints, these

What Kind of Knitter Are You?

So apparently I am a Knitting Adventurer. Geez, I really didn't know that about myself! You learn something new everyday.

Redneck got on the road this afternoon. He starts his new job in Maryland on Monday. He had the Durango loaded (and I do mean loaded) down with "stuff". So here I am alone this week. That will seem rather odd. Just me, the dog, and three cats - woo hoo - party on.

On the knitting front, the Kool Aid dyed socks are fini.

Oh, and by the way, I LOVE knitting with Knit Picks' Andean Treasure. It is Leo for Redneck.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Arrr, Mateys

What knitter doesn't love their mailman/mailwoman? Today I came home to see she delivered this

And no, Fenner was not deliverd with the package. He does look quite disinterested in it though, no? Ahh...don't let the 'Roo fool you because 2 seconds later he was doing this

So I opened the box and took out my pirate loot

33 skeins/hanks of luh - huh - uvely yarn! Woo Hoo! I hit the jackpot, baby!
To break it down -
First is the Alpaca Cloud yarn in sunlight and peppermint to make 2 of the Airy Scarves from Last Minute Knitted gifts. The pink one is for Grandma, and I might just have to keep the other one.

Then we have 8 hanks of Sierra yarn in cranberry to make that ultra chic sweater in the Fall 2005 issue of Vogue Knitting

Next up is 15 skeins of Andean Treasure in Granite to make this for the Redneck.
And last but not least, 8 skeins of sock yarn.
Whew! I have got some knitting to do!

(By the way, I didn't mean to cheat you out of photos of the last 2, but apparently blogger will not let me upload them - eh, cripes)

Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Progress on the Kool Aid dyed sock is going well. I think they should be completed tonight if I can keep the cats off my lap! Baxter has a habit of kneading when I knit or when I used to cross stitch. However, he will only jump up when I have that lovely pancake flat pillow on my lap. He is a good cat though - he is even the star of the family.
I can't wait to move! We are moving to Cumberland, MD. I used to live there and we have friends that live there as well. Anyhow, there is a GREAT yarn shop located downtown. Even DH (who will now be known as the Ralph Lauren/J.Crew Redneck) doesn't mind going in! In fact, he went in there for me a few weeks ago and picked up yarn for a friend of mine and this for me. Gotta love a husband who will do that!

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

No gym = Boxy?

Have you ever met someone that you consider a friend (o.k. maybe not a friend, but an acquaintance) that you like but there is just SOMETHING that you don't like about them? Maybe it's their holier than thou attitude or their ability to say something to you that cuts you like a knife when they really don't mean anything by it or just the way they "hold" themselves (as my mom always said).

I feel that way about a lot of things that I have been knitting lately. Maybe it is just something that goes with the sleeveless sweater, but I HATE and I mean HATE every sleeveless sweater as of late. They make me look boxy. Mind you, I haven't worked out in a while but I still don't think I look horrible. (I know that sounds vain, but you will find out that I am the complete opposite.)

Take Klaralund for example - - -

What is a knit girl to do? I guess I really should try to tailor the knits to my dimensions but don't feel that I am an adequate knitter to be able to do so. Or I could just make other items that don't require any kind of tailoring like scarves or hats or more scarves or more scarves.

So lastnight I went to dinner with a few girls from work for a "Goodbye to You Since You are Moving" type of dinner and I got this really pretty bag -

With an even prettier bag -

Isn't it cute? Now the question is what to use it for - Can it be a purse or a knitting bag or a bag to put all of those awful sleeveless sweaters in and bury them in the back of the closet?

Monday, August 15, 2005

Tucker the knitting dog

So I wonder how clever and witty I will need to be for this whole blog thing. Thing is, I don't consider myself to be witty like Wendy. I kind of wonder how interesting this whole thing will be and whether people will actually read it. That being said, here is what I'm currently working on -

Can you tell that is a posed picture or what. Tucker is usually pretty good about sitting and laying down but this is his first time with yarn. It is yarn I dyed with Kool Aid. There is a sock already finished -

That is the current project - it is coming along slowly but surely. I also ordered a little bit of yarn from KnitPicks today. 5-14 days for delivery. I can't wait!

Sunday, August 14, 2005

We don't need no stinkin' move

So I have decided to finally try to get this blog going. Hey, it doesn't really matter that DH and I are in the middle of moving, packing, and generally trying to keep the darn house cleaned up so that people can come look at our house in hopes of buying it! What is more important? You got it - knitting and blogging. So, hopefully tomorrow I will try for some pics.