Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Two posts...in one night? Is she crazy?

Maybe or a little slap happy.

So here goes nuthin Bob...

A veritable FO marithon.

First up...5+ warshrags. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
The yellow one on the top right you've seen. The one on the very bottom of the stack...same. But the three in the middle are gifties. The two blues are for my swapcloth buddy and the purple is for the LJ secret pal thing.

Really..that's all there is to report cause that's all I've been working on.

And one I finished last night after work. This one is a lot like the one in the pic above, but not. It uses jewels, not midnight magic or whathave you. This one is also mine, ALL MINE! No for anyone else. hehehe.
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Closer my pretty:
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But here is some major yarn porn. :D That box was packed with skiens of fibery goodness.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting This is for a pal on LiveJournal. I sent it to her Saturday.
Yay! I recieved my package today and my pal is the bestest-est. :D

Check it out!

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She sent 2 warshrags, in "over the rainbow" and "hot pink." Pink stitch markers (cuteness), three balls of cotton yarn...more warshrags to come, and this fun holdy-stuff potholder thing. I think this last thing is groovy! It is just the right size to hold randomness.

More pics and happiness on my blog. Happy knitting and recieving.

And a closer look at a few items.
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Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting The outside of the holdy thingy.

The nifty inside.
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Friday, August 25, 2006

I've very tired tonight. I have had one of THOSE weeks at school. I did manage, however, to keep the beasts calm Thursday when Mrs. K was gone to a meeting all day at the college. I ruled that classroom. :D

But I've finished my swap pal's rags, taped up that package, and am ready to mail. I've got my Secret Pal on livejournal's last package (with my identity enclosed) ready to tape and wrap and ship. I have a friend's bday pressie assembledish...parts are still scattered. And I have my other swap pal a gift to get sent to her, the woman who knit for me. And if I can think of anything else to send to anyone else to make them have a better day, well...I will get that together too. I'm in a go places, do stuff, and send people things kinda mood today. It may just be the lack of sleep and stress of total exhaustion..but what the hell...it gets people LOTS of free stuff. :D

I'll post pics...well...not tonight at least. Some time.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

I've been working hard for the money this week...except I don't ever get paid.

School has been whoopin' up on me. I had a 6hr meeting Tuesday to orientate me with the Student Teaching process and requirements. Yay. :| But now I have to take over one class by Friday. Jeebus help me please.

But I've been knitting like mad at work each night. I left work late on Monday night because I was NOT going to bring my yellow warshrag home OTN. I refused to have that hanging out waiting for me to be done. So that's done...here it is:Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
I went with the skinnier version, but I don't like it as much as the full 45 stitch plan.

And I've been knitting in public again. Well, I KIP every night at work, but I was in front of God and EVERYBODY at school knitting my little heart out. I was working on my MD swap pal's warshrag with my hand dyed yarn. It looks superlicious, but I can't show it off here, she may see it. :OP But I knit in line waiting for my difference check, then I KIP'd while I was in between sessions of the mega honkin meeting, and then I KIP'd...wait...that's it. Just those two places, but hey...I had a major audience and a 3 person convo in two diff. lines going all at one time. And I did manage to memorize this pattern despite my seemingly deliberate attempts to forget it and screw it all up.

And finally, a log cabin update. That is the center of a full sized bed people. This thing is a monster under it's own powers. Yikes! I am still waiting to hear back from that snooty little yarn shop in ATL that SAID they'd ship me out tons of PnC, but I've heard nothing since I placed my wishlist with them. Punks.

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That's all for now folks! :D

Sunday, August 13, 2006

I dyed more yarn this weekend. I bought a cone and pulled out enough for 3 balls and had one ball left over from something else. So now I have 4 more tye-dyed balls. One if for a secret pal, so it doesn't get to be shown..well bother...it's in the pics, so don't look. I'll post pics later this afternoon.

EDIT: Here are the pics

This is everything after it was dryed in the dryer. Man, that stuff shrinks up or something when you toss it in and gets all wiggly. But, it knits out. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

The reason I started this...
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All wound up:
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And with no flash, can't decide which one is closer to the real color, a middle road between the two.
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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I'm dead tired. Ehhhhh.... I've started my student teaching crap and I've been at school for at least 8hrs every day since August 1. PLUS, I work everynight from 5-9. I was working Tues. and Thurs. 4-9, but then I picked up more time. Jesus. I may not live to tell the story of my life this semester. I've got so much going on, I just don't know when I'll have time to get sleep and a real life in.
But I've been knitting like a fiend at work.

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The end of my first Warshrag from Mason Dixon.

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Photobucket - Video and Image HostingThe rag all dressed up and no where to go. I used it this am for my shower..I lurv it. :D I may break down and use the Teh Heather's that she sent me. Now that I've knit one, they aren't made of gold anymore.

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingThe second on the needles. That thing was only a few rows when I got to work. I got a good bit done while watching it rain like hell outside.

Well, as I said above, I'm busy as hell...so I may only drop in from time to time.
(xposted in my lj and gj)

Thursday, August 03, 2006

I've been about to die to knit a warshrag. I started it last night after about 5 margaritas...sooo...the casting on kinda was crazy and I passed out ( I had worked all day long heaving and ho-ing books) after 21 stitches. So this afternoon at work I started back with the stitches I'd stopped wtih. I didn't leave a long enough tail while trying to cast on, it was a little squishy to get the last few stitches on there. Anyway, I freaked because I didn't know how to yard forward or back. But I googled it a little and made it up.

And then it just kinda clicked a few rows into it. I think I have it down now, but by no way memorized.
So here I am:
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That's a smirk for all those who don't know. The "I'm not so sure I want to smile..but I need to, damn if I weren't so tired I might actually cheese this thing out."

And the wip. That stands for warshrag in prog. in this case. ^^ see above comment about cheesing things out.

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And this is what happens to hand painted alpaca when you don't have a swift and are too stupid to pay attention and put it around your feet. Yarntastrify.
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I'm still jookin' along on the log cabin, just kinda bored with it. I am binding off a strip and that's never so much fun. Neither is the next step, picking up 1000 bajillion stitches.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

So, I've been working on a knitting/book bag for a while now and I finally finished it. Without my sewing machine. I ended up handstitching the most of the stupid thing cause my tension was CRAZY, nothing fixed it. :( SO, I soldiered on and my thumbs can tell that story.

The Fat Tie Side

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The Skinny Tie Side

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The Inside Where The Needles Are

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Shameless Plug

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-> But note that it is big enough to hold a book in the side pocket...that's SOME side pocket.


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Now for Log Cabin Madness

Draped across the bumpy bedness...It's kinda big now...not for small children or pg ladies.

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A Closer Look

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A Look at the dyed yarn as it knit up

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I was just piddlin' on the computer at work and I found that Joann's is having a sale on their big honka skiens of Sugar and Cream. You know, the bigger than everywhere else skiens that are usually 2.19, they have them for 1.99. The also have a poor selection of cones for 8.99. Check it out.