Thursday, December 14, 2006

I've moved.

I've finally gotten off my ass and have my own site now.
The blog has moved to
Please come join me there. :)

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

She's in love with the boy.

First off, Hi. I'm not dead or anything. I just don't really have anything to blog about. I knit, I rip, and life goes on. I am just not boring you with the details of the ripping anymore. Is it bad that my knitting group can see me looking at a WIP and say, "You're going to rip that aren't you?"

So today, I give you a video of shmoo (with his permission). A fellow shmoon, 3ric, made an ad for the 2007 con featuring none other than *cough* slightly *cough* drunk shmoo. It made me laugh, so I figured I'd share.

(I tried embedding it but... screw it. I have no idea how to go about it and have it actually work.)

Yes, I still love him. :)

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

What is "worthy"?

OK so I don't really have any new knitting to report. Everything looks pretty much the same. The purple sock is still purple, Lady Eleanor slowly plugs along, and I am getting ready to start Arwen soon.

But I was cleaning the kitchen and thinking about "sweater worthiness" and relationships in general, (don't ask me why, I don't know) when it occurred to me that we (we meaning some women, not all women, and as a society, not as any one individual. I don't mean to presume, it's just how I see things) are so quick to give our bodies to a relationship when we wouldn't give them the time of knitting them a sweater.

And it makes me think.

My body is so much more important than the time I spend knitting something.

Perhaps this a view that come with the wisdom of life experience and older age, but I wanted to share it.

If a man (or woman as the case may be) is not worthy of hand knit sweater from you, then is he really worthy of your body? It certainly makes me rethink my views on certain things, because I have been involved with men whom I wouldn't have knit an I-cord for, much less a sweater.

As for my current relationship with shmoo, I knit him stuff all the time. Many hats for instance, that I know he will love, appreciate, and quickly lose. I knit and give them freely to him, as I do for everyone else I love. So I am not worried about where we are headed, because I know that he is worthy.

Just something to think about.

Sunday, November 05, 2006


Viveka is history! Or she will be as soon as I rip her out. I am doing Arwen from IK instead, just as soon as my issue gets here. I'm using the same yarn for Arwen, and thinking of doing the cables in the brown.

I've started the Embossed Leaves socks from last fall's IK in purple Gloss from knitpicks.

And Lady Eleanor progresses. I think I will end up using 8 balls on her, leaving 2 for the fringe. I am hoping to end up with enough to do a hat or panta or something that will match it. If not.. oh well!

And here's my haul from Stitches East. I got some trekking for the entrelac fish mittens and two bumps of merino/tencil fiber dyed by MamaE for Cloverhill .

And a better shot of the fiber colors.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Meme: A second look.

About a year ago I did this meme.

I thought that it would be a good idea to revisit it since I hadn't really been knitting that long when I did it the first go 'round.

What is your all time favorite yarn to knit with?
Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride worsted or bulky, I just love it.

Your favorite needles?
Addi Natura Circs mostly. I tend to favor circs over straights just because it's less strain on your wrists.

The worst thing you've ever knit?
Hard to say. I generally rip stuff I don't think it's turning out well.

Your most favorite knit pattern? (maybe you don't like wearing it...but it was the most fun to knit)
I don't view knitting as "fun", and while that might sound I think it's torture, I don't. It's just something I do. I sometimes thing the end results are fun, but not necessarily the process itself is fun. I always try to challenge myself with my projects. I like them to be something I have never made before or some new technique I have never tried before.

Most valuable knitting technique?
Knitting Backwards. Thanks Coleen!

Best knit book or magazine?

I read Interweave pretty regularly. And sometimes Vogue.

Your favorite knit-a-long?
I have discovered I don't really care for knit-a-longs. They make me feel guilty for not getting around to doing or completing the specified project.

Your favorite knitblogs?
Check the link on the sidebar, I like all of the ones I read.

Your favorite knitwear designer?

Evelyn Clark, Kate Gilbert, Kristen Nicholas, and of course.. Eunny. :)

The knit item you wear the most?
I don't. Most of my knits have been given away. Or they aren't clothing items. I am working on some stuff now that will be items for me to wear, so perhaps that will change with time.

That's it. I don't know that my answers are any mSave as Draftore satisfactory than they were a year ago, or even that my thoughts have changed that much, but it's neat to see at any rate.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

How Fetching.

Jeebus people! These things are like potato chips!
I can see I am going to have to knit up a ton of them.
Why didn't someone warn me not to do the first one?
How can I not make a million of them now?

It was 4.5 hours for one. During that time I did a little email checking, blog reading, chatting with shmoo, and ate lunch. I do believe I'll work on the right one this afternoon!

Monday, October 23, 2006


Dear Lolly,

I love you but, this sock thing... I quit.


No really people. Socktoberfest has come to an unplanned early end for me. Perhaps it's because I tried a Cookie A pattern again when I KNOW that I have never successfully completed one of her patterns for one reason or another. Perhaps it's just poor planning and measurement on my part. Perhaps I am just not meant to be a sock knitter. *shrug*

While waiting for shmoo to get home yesterday so he could try on this sock that I knew I needed to stop knitting on until I was sure it fit.... (it didn't).....I finally cracked and cast on for Lady Eleanor. So far I am digging it. I'm not sure, but I think this colorway would actually look better as a Clapotis. I could be wrong of course, but we'll see.