Category: Future projects


But you can’t see them yet. Prayer shawl is finished. I have washed it and it is drying now. going to sit down and write a letter and give it to Lois. Once I have done that I will post the pics. Cause I know she probably already knows about it since I was bonehead enough to forget that she reads this blog and posted about it in earlier entries. But I don’t want to give the entire surprise away.

Also I have started on Hadass’ baby blanket. She is one of my first cousins in Israel. Due in October I believe. I am using Caron’s simply soft brites in Blue mint and Limelight green. Pinwheel pattern. It is coming along nicely so far. I am not happy with my join of the colors though. But since I am on deadline and am very impatient I am learning as I go and calling my “mistakes” “pattern enhancements” just to give it more flare. Ya know? 😉

Calorimetry will be started soon also. Mom gets here in 12 days. It isn’t a surprise to her. She knows she is getting it. So I just want to have it done before she leaves on the 5th of Sept. I am cheap and want to save on postage. Ha!

~ Viv

Jeff just rented Guitar Hero for PS2 last night. The new one.(Of course he has the first 2. Who doesn’t? HA! HA!) It is the Encore: Rocks the 80’s. This one also has a great song list but only half the amount of songs as the 1st two. Which in my opinion is not worth $50 freakin’ bucks. Which is why Jeff had to rent it instead of purchase it. (Cause he would not have lived had I found out. And I would find out!) Anyways. I got to knit and rock out with him for a while last night. It was kinda cool cause I would sit there and knit to the beat. I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror at the end of the hall and had to laugh. I am such a dork bobbin’ my head, singing Holy Diver, and knitting on a prayer shawl.

Speaking of said shawl. It is not finished. Also you will notice I said shawl and not shawls. I am only knitting 1. It is so time consuming and I just have too much going on right now that 2 would freakin’ kill me. I originally cast on and was doing K3P3 and that was driving me nutso! So about 6″ into it I frogged the snot out of it and re-cast using Granny’s Favorite pattern. Just won’t do the decreases so it will be a big triangular shawl. I gotta tell ya though. All this miles and miles of garter st.(while easy and mindless) is really starting to wear on my patience. And I am only half way!

I also got back to knitting on Forest. Not much but still a start. Still have to do the fingers on my HFMG’s and finish the kid’s bean bags. Scott’s hat is still not finished. Just have the decreases to do and then it will be done. Mom’s Calorimetry is not even CO yet.(She is going to be here Aug. 21st. and I have to have it and Scott’s hat ready for when she leaves on Sept. 5th.) And I have 2 baby blankets to get done. One by Oct. and the other by Dec.

I hope to have some pictures of all my WIPs for you soon. But since it is still gray outside, and lighting sucks around here, I am waiting a while.

This deadline crap sucks! I am starting to hate all my projects. Knitting is supposed to be fun. Sigh.

Good news though. I haven’t posted in a while so it is kinda old news. Sorry. I got my invite to Ravelry! This place totally ROCKS!!!!! I really love the queue, project list, and the pattern search. It is really helping to get me organized. (Keeps me busy online instead of knitting or cleaning though. That is not good.) It is fun though. They still aren’t ready to open up shop completely yet but you should race on over there and get on the waiting list for beta. It’s a long list but well worth the wait. I promise.

TTFN,

~Viv

I woke up this morning from one of the weirdest dreams! I won’t bore you with all of the details. But I can tell you that I had lost all of my hair, learned to spin in the space of an hour, and hand spun my hair. Then I dyed it(can’t remember what color. Probably purple) and knit it into a hat to cover my bald head! WTF?! Very weird!

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In other news. There is some bad news. There has been a visit to the frog pond again here at my house. Clapotis was given a fair trial and after about 20 minutes deliberation the jury came back with a verdict. Guilty as charged for soul sucking(That is what Mouse called it I believe. Oops. She said it was “Sucking her will to live“) The judge then sentenced Clapotis to frogging in the pond.

Her remains will be re-wound into a yarn cake and be put to better use knit up in a nice drapey nightie. The one from Mason-Dixon Knitting to be precise.

I also need to get you some pictures of my swatch, stepdad’s cap, and Forest Canopy. Hopefully that will happen soon.
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Now for the possible TMI. (No graphic pictures I promise) There is a sweater/blouse/shirt that I want to knit. Dunno about the yarn yet. Dunno when either. Continue reading

I feel like a complete and total SPAZ! 1st of all I decided to frog the everlivin’ snot out of these…Bearfoot socks(They will get re-cast I promise. Just not right now) I frogged them and wound them into a nice little cake. Then I decided that my poor beautiful yarn looked like it had a bad perm. So I off I went to wind it back into a hank and soak it and let it hang for a bit. I get out my absolutely wonderful wooden swift that my awesome mommy got me for my birthday not so long ago(January. Only 6 months ago). I clamp it onto my piece of shit dining room table(with rounded edges that are not stable enough to clamp a wooden swift to) and I begin to wind.

Swift is spinning beautifully. Yarn is not getting tangled at all. Halfway through my swift just falls to the floor. It came un-clamped from the table and f’ing fell. Snapped one of the slats on it. Just like a twig. I am so extremely pissed!

I got ahold of the ebay seller I purchased it from to see if it is fixable and where I can get that done. Of course it has a 2 year warranty. But of course that is only for manufacturers defects. Not human error. She said she would talk to her supplier on Monday and let me know what he says. Did I tell you how pissed off I am at myself?!

On top of all that I have had to put Forest Canopy back into time out. For some odd reason I keep ending up short 1-2 stitches on each row. So I tink to see if I can find my mistake only to find nothing. Then I re-knit said row and everything works just fine! I have done this about 5 times now. I am tired of tinking. Sent her right to the corner to think about all of the aggravation she is causing me!!!!!!(F.Y.I. she is at well over 260 stitches on the needles. Can you imagine tinking that much 5 FREAKIN’ TIMES?!)

Well now that I have gotten all of that off of my chest. On to happier things. I went ahead and cast-on for Scott’s new bed cap. Same pattern formula as before. Just a different yarn with different size needles. I think the yarn is Bernat in a grey denim color. And I am using size 7 needles instead of 9 because I was so stressed over everything mentioned earlier I just wanted to cast on and get it over with. Anything to take my mind off of my poor swift.

I am very anxious though. I am itching like crazy to get in on this whole Ravelry business. Of course this will take away from precious knitting time. From what I keep reading about it Ravelry is very addictive! Oh well. I will just have to grow 4-8 more arms and just learn to multi-task even more than I do now.

I just got an invite in the mail for a birthday pool party for one of Joey and Livy’s friends. I am gonna whip up a few bean bags for them to save a little money. Besides, these kids seem to have every freaking toy out there. I figure give ’em some bean bags and make them go outside and PLAY!(They are 3 and 5 years old)

Night!

~Viv