Wednesday, October 31, 2007

AWW The Contest Edition

JenLa is having a contest for AWW, which is Dave’s brainchild. I wonder if he thought that not only would we love looking at his asses, but would happily throw in our two buns worth. The word brainchild makes me gigglesnort, I'm 12.

Part of JenLa's contest is to post on any Wednesday of October and display the button:

Check. Next, display a pic that would make them laugh. OK,

So concludes my contribution to AWW contest edition. Did I mention I'm 12? Yeah, Marin, me too.

I also start my new job today, so I don't know how Internet or blogging friendly they're going to be. Probably best to listen, take notes and be otherwise generally professional. Who am I kidding? I got lucky getting this and I intend to give it my all. Doing good at work means better fiber perks in the long run. Win-Win

Since it's Halloween, I wish you all a happy and safe one and leave you with some Zombie fun.

I so forgot where I found this!

Monday, October 29, 2007

It Is Time...

You know you've been home a long time if:

1. The house is clean

2. There is plenty of food

3. There is a respectable FO pile

4. You're up to date on Dr. Phil

5. You start to make new friends

If you crochet and want a quick gift for your fiber friends, this little one can be done in minutes and uses teeny amounts of yarn. I added a "handle" to mine to attach it to my knitting bag because I save the snippings and use them for stuffed objects.
You will find the pattern here.

Excerpted from an email to friends:

Well it was bound to happen. I accidentally went to Knit Picks and slipped over the keyboard and ordered the Harmony Options set. I just didn't see it coming, it all happened so fast. Even the cable needle set seemed to magically appear on an order confirmation. Just didn't see it coming. It could have been someone else, I guess it was just my time.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Get a Yob

Bum no more! Through a former job contact, I am now the proud owner of a brand new job doing what I like and what I'm good at. Just doesn't get any better. Now I can have my nerves reset to the relax mode. And since I had a contest mentioned on this post, I can announce the winner! The official count was 53 days. Ashley guessed within 4 days! I wished I would have listened to you Ashley, I could have had a grand time while home. Well Ashley, I'll be sending the yarn you've chosen and the awesome stitch markers made by the fabulous and talented Torii! I just have to take another photo because for some reason, they don't want to appear.

Torii must have worked some magic on those babies. Oh, speaking of babies, the stealth projects are no longer under the radar. Right before the Clapotis, there was this:

Beth’s Little Star Afghan Crocheted with Caron Simply soft and an H hook. Mom's name is Beth and I like crochet that's unusual. No thinking about this one. I loved working on it and it was a fast project.

Also for baby Z, mom wanted these: Diaper soaker before felting

The pattern: Day-to-Night Felted Soaker and I know I have a felted pic somewhere. I'll just pop it into the next post.

Knit with Lion wool 1 skein each black and denim blue then machine felted. It will be held closed with Velcro until baby Z figures out the joy of pulling off his clothes. heh, heh

For mom,

Hello Kitty Cloth from Peaches n Creme and of course a matching cloth for baby.

While I was working cloths, I finished a few for Rabbitch who is distributing them to those in need.

Pattern here.

So the mad scramble begins before I'm back to work. I sure am going to miss home cooked lunches and naps right after.

Monday, October 08, 2007

I Lost One Pound in One Week!

I've been away far too long and being unemployed, you'd think I'd post more. I've had 2 heart attack inducing events to deal with one of which I will dedicate an informational post to and soon and that's only because it will serve as a public service. Let's just say for now, it has to be worded ever so delicately to protect me if you will. It's partly why I haven't been visiting you guys and contributing my usual 2 cents worth.

Now for the weight loss. I'm not on a diet and one lost pound is nothing to cheer about, except if it's in yarn weight. The reason I didn't have a heart attack or lose my mind completely is because I had a project to protect me from the big bad world. And I knit Clapotis in one week people! This is the first truly wearable thing I knit for myself that I will actually wear. The reason I knit it in black? Because I will actually wear it. I joined the Second wave movement expecting to maybe finish it some time in this life, and events that tore a rift in my soul happened seemed to have accelerated the need to commit suicide/go on a 4 state killing spree/assume a new identity/crawl into a hole and die knit.

So without further bullshit ado, here she is...

Does this make my ass look big?

Specs: Clapotis from Fall 2004 issue of Knitty

Started Sept 20 PM Finished Sept 28th AM

Yarn: Lambs Pride Worsted wool/cotton blend in M05 Onyx Black 1 lb. cone

Needles: Knit Picks Options US size 8 on 24" cables used as straights

Mods: Are you kidding? Me modify Kate Gilbert's design? I had 6 false starts to begin with!

I had an epiphany, I'm not sure exactly what it was, but I believe my knitting is at a crossroads. I'm taking the road that leads me to knitting things I will actually wear.