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Knitting Up A Storm!

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Yep , that's me...Whatever!

Your Hidden Talent

You have the power to persuade and influence others.
You're the type of person who can turn a whole room around.
The potential for great leadership is there, as long as you don't abuse it.
Always remember, you have a lot more power over people than you might think!

posted by Lisa @ 2:04 p.m. 


Tuesday, November 29, 2005

In Sunday's post, I stated I have 4 projects on the go, well, I lied. I have 6. Oh well, I'm fickle these days.

Nothing to report, as with this many projects on the needles, not one of them is worthy of progress pics.

Have a good one folks.

posted by Lisa @ 9:59 a.m. 


Monday, November 28, 2005

The Gambler

"You've got to know when to hold' em, know when to fold'em, know when to walk away, know when to run." See sirre bob - that is Kenny Rogers baby. Listening to Kenny is my dirty little secret. I grew up listening to country because I had no choice - that is all my parents would listen to. As an adult, I must say, I DO like country.

The reason that tune is in my head isnt because it is on the CD all the time, but because of this fiasco:

And just for fun, on me:

This was a Christmas present for Chris, which I intended to give him early. Man, does it SUCK. I guess you win some and you lose some. It did give us a nice chuckle last night, though.

Christmas knitting update - I only have one 2x2 scarf to complete, which I might scratch off the list, as it was to match the ear flap hat. We will see. If I don't do it, then I'm done like dinner with my Christmas knitting. Anybody give me a high five?

Have a good one folks.

posted by Lisa @ 9:46 a.m. 


Sunday, November 27, 2005

There comes a day when you realize what an idiot you can be, and that day is today my friends. I just realized I have not looked through my Fall Interweave Knits magazine. It came and I must have put it away and didn't give it a second thought until today. DUH!

If I had not spied KnotInMyThread's finished socks from the IK fall issue, I may never have looked at.

Duh. Or should I say "d'isa"? Yep, d'isa sums it up nicely.

BTW - I started two new projects. The Fall IK rib/cable socks and a rectangle shawl. Yeah, so the total projects on the needles is 4.

Have a good one.

posted by Lisa @ 12:19 p.m. 


Friday, November 25, 2005

I finally started and finished the Fleece Artist Narrow scarf for J's teacher. 4th times a charm. My Christmas knit list is growing smaller by the moment. You can check out my progress here.

I joined the Who Wouldn't Love a Handknitted Gift? hosted by Alison. I really only need to start the 2x2 rib scarf and I will almost be done. Wowza.

The ear flap hat is coming along swimmingly, now that I have the right sized needles. Or at least I think I do. Another hour of knitting and I will know. I do hope they are, as it would be nice to work on me ESS.

Plus I need the 5.0mm needles I'm using for the ear flap hat to make the News Boy Cap from SnB Nation. Yes, another project will be cast on by the end of the weekend. I have Knotinmythread to thank for adding this to the list. If hers did not come out so well, I probably wouldn't consider it. Probably.

Have a good one folks.

posted by Lisa @ 1:06 p.m. 


Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Look what I found at Chapters Book Store:

The magazine is Sandra and most of the patterns in here are FREAKING FANTASTIC. Not sure when I'll get to them, as my to-do knit list is quite long. But we will see. The other one was 6.99 so I thought 'What the Hay, I'll buy it'. Cute easy patterns. Gifts? Maybe!

Started the Fleece Artist Narrow scarf thing again. I'm further ahead with this attempt, so I believe I wont be ripping it again. Remember I said 'I believe I won't. I;m taking it to the this week's SnB as it is nice and easy to work on with a bunch of ladies around.

Have a good one.

posted by Lisa @ 11:42 a.m. 


Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Look what I'm making next:

How cute are these? Not sure if my older girl will like Tinkerbell, as she prefers boy oriented things. Alas, cross stitch kits usually are more girly, so this will have to do. At least one of the girls will be thrilled - at least for 30 seconds.

Knitting news? I have lots of baby. I cast on for Bob from Knitty.com, then the Essential Striped Sweater and then the Flower Basket Shawl. Bob went into the WIP basket, I;m about 1" into the ESS and I'm about to start the 2nd of 7 repeats of the FBS of the Lower Basket section. Woo freaking hoo. Maybe I'm out of my knitting rut and I'll knit something that is successful? Maybe, just maybe.

I also need to start an ear flap hat for a special someone and a 2x2 rib scarf like this one made by Brenda for The Chops. Read the post, it is quite funny - The Chops. Hee Hee Hee. Thanks for the laugh Brenda.

I think I'm going to join this KAL. It should help get my ass in gear to finish the hand knit Christmas gifts.

Have a good day folks.

posted by Lisa @ 11:22 a.m. 


Monday, November 21, 2005

SHEDIR - Done Like Dinner -

Another view:

So happy this hat is done. It is now on it's way to France for my SIL currently under going chemo therapy.

Project Specs:

Pattern: Shedir - designed by Jenna Wilson

Yarn: Zara, chocolate brown - 1 ball and a bit of the 2nd ball

Needles: 3.25mm Susan Bates

Loved the pattern - Thanks Jenna!

posted by Lisa @ 11:06 a.m. 


Friday, November 18, 2005

Two more rows and Shedir is done like dinner.

posted by Lisa @ 2:44 p.m. 


Thursday, November 17, 2005

Thanks to Katherine, I am back on track with Shedir. To be specific row 63 of 83 completed. I think this time, I should finish by the end of the weekend. By saying this, I do believe I'm jinxing myself.

I also feel like casting on for a whole bunch of new projects and having them on the go all at the same time. I normally don't like to do this, but have the urge and so I will entertain this new concept - lots of projects on the go - all at once! Call me a lunatic people, I'm jumping right into the crazy circle with my eyes shut tight.

I must be crazy - a few days ago, I hated knitting. Really, I did. Now, I want to cast on for as many projects as I possible can. What gives? Crazy, fickle, nuts? Oh, I know - I'm not PMSing anymore. Yeah that is it folks - that time of the month is over. Thank goodness.

Have a good one folks.

posted by Lisa @ 11:32 a.m. 


Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Here are Chris' socks. Nothing too exciting, but that is all I've got to show. If I could kick my ass into finishing the following, I could show you pictures of:
  • Flora
  • Klaralund
  • Hollywood Knits Purse

Have a good day folks.

posted by Lisa @ 8:50 a.m. 


Monday, November 14, 2005

I should never state I'll have some FOs, because without fail all hell will break loose. For starters, I'm about to start the decreases for the Shedir hat, and row 53 does not make sense to me. Great. Everything makes sense until the pattern states 'purl next stitch on the cable needle'. Sure, okay, but the next stitch is a knit, and the 2nd stitch is a purl. What is an inexperienced cable knitting girl to do? Throw it carefully in the bag to wait for some attention from Katherine.

I wanted to show it off to my girls at this week's SnB. But instead, I need their help.

And then..

I ripped out the Fleece Artist Narrow scarf I'm making for J's teacher 4 times! Four freaking times. I've made this scarf a gazillion times for myself and others so you would think it would be done by now. I guess I was wrong.

And then...

I started a scarf for my MIL and it was too big. So I ripped it out, re-wound the yarn on the ball winder, took it off and lost the end somewhere in the middle. Crap.

At least the new thong underwear I'm wearing is comfortable.

posted by Lisa @ 9:20 a.m. 


Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Just starting row 23 of 83 of Shedir.

See - told you my posts will be more boring than normal. See you in a week or so with some FOs. But don't hold your breath - chances are slim there will be any FOs.

posted by Lisa @ 9:44 a.m. 


Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Not sure what to post about over the next few days. I will only be able to report what row I am on the Shedir chemo hat. Not exciting, but I'll see what I can come up with. BTW - I'm starting row 18 of 83.

Knitting cables are really not that difficult, due to the fact Jenna Wilson wrote the pattern so well. It is quite wonderful to watch as they grow. I'm even starting to memorize the instructions for each round. And know what should come next. WooHoo.

This hat is a nice intro to cabling. But I doubt I will make a cable sweater anytime in the near future. Takes way too much concentration and effort on my part.

Once I get a bit further, I'll take a WIP picture to show off the cable detail.

Have a good one.

posted by Lisa @ 9:02 a.m. 


Monday, November 07, 2005

I did a fair amount of knitting this weekend. I finished the knitting on Klaralund and she is waiting to be seamed. This is a Christmas gift, so I'm not too much in a rush to finish it.

I started Shedir by Jenna Wilson for my sister in law who lives in France. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy, and will need a hat like this. I bought two balls of Zara in chocolate brown and the pattern can be found in the Knitty Fall Surprise section.

I started a Fleece Artist slubby/narrow scarf for J's teacher. Oh yeah, I finished one of these for my BIL's girlfriend. Man, I'm on a roll with the Christmas gifts. Just wish some of these projects were for me.

I'm off to knit Shedir, wish me luck,I think I'll need it. but it is so beautiful I believe it is worth the effort I put into it.

Thankfully it is only 83 rounds. I am at 10 of 83 - only 73 more rounds to go.

posted by Lisa @ 9:18 a.m. 


Thursday, November 03, 2005

Here is the felted purse with the bamboo handles. It looks a bit better than my first attempt, but I still don't like it. Maddie likes it, but what does a four year old know about fashion?

Both the dog and kid look a bit tired - I had them pose for the picture just after waking up.

What a bad mom!
Have a good one.

posted by Lisa @ 10:23 a.m. 


Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Meet Ariel: And Mr. Incredible:

Unlike some people, I cheated and bought the costumes at the Disney Store.

posted by Lisa @ 11:17 a.m. 


10 balls of Katia promo-fin print in a green/yellow colorway and 10 balls in a purple colourway. Each ball has 190 yards! Holy moly that is alot of yarn. I guess obtaining my goal of reducing the stash to under 200 by December 31st is out of the question now. But I didn't buy this yarn, so I doesn't count. I won't add it to the spreadsheet until the New Year.

Sorry about the quality of the picture. I can't seem to upload clear pictures.

Knitting news - In the next 24 hours, about 6 of those hours will be dedicated to knitting and I want to finish the 1st sleeve of Klaralund. Tonight I'll bring the sleeve to my SnB. Then tomorrow I have to take a train for 2 hours (there and back) for a business trip. How lucky am I? Maybe the 2nd one will get started? Only time will tell.
Have a good one.

posted by Lisa @ 10:44 a.m.