Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ordered a Knitting book, etc

The closest LYS didn't have any orange sock yarn, so I indulged myself by ordering some from KnitPicks. While on the site, I had to be responsible and see what else was on sale, of course. They have a new item listed, a wooden darning egg, which I thought would come in handy for fixing holey socks, 'cuz I'm not excited to throw anything I make in the trash. (Plus, I've had some damn moths munching on a coulple, and I hope they choked on 'em! Yeah, I'm mean when it comes to moths). And a book I've been planning to buy, Sock Innovation by the one and only Queen of Socks Cookie A , is 40% off! Clicked that sucker right into my shopping cart, oh yes I did.

We went to the zoo this afternoon, so I'll have some cool pics to post soon.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Maizy, Pesci, and the market bag

I just finished knitting this 'To Market' Bag today, and I think Maizy (Boston on the right) and Pesci (bunny on the left) want to see if I've bought anything for them yet. LOL

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Reasons it's not a good idea to keep unfinished knitting projects beside the bed:
  • 1. Kids, dogs, husband, birds, or the bunny could get into them an accidentally make the needles slip out and cause a great portion of stitches to unravel
  • 2. Moths or something could actually eat the expensive wool yarn, the part already knitted up. They seem to leave the skeins intact
  • 3. If I have more than two things started, I generally loose interest in favor of some fun new pattern.
  • 4. I don't need to have UFOs!

I bet you've guessed the reason for the Ugggh, huh. My monkey sock liked an inch being ready to bind off the toes, then it went into UFO storage by the bed. BAD, bad, bad idea. UGGH. On my quest to finish all the old stuff I'd started, I pulled out the monkey, only to find somebody from Reason 1 had fiddled with the needles and a third of stitches are dropped and unraveling. Something from Reason 1 or 2 also chewed a damn hole in the side of the nearly finished sock. It's Rippit time, though Miller Time would make me feel better.

When I looked at the lace piece I was working on, which shame on me, I haven't picked up in months 'cuz I got busy with other stuff, I don't know what the heck happened to it. It looks like it's dissentigrating on the needle. No hope for that one, either. RIPPIT

On a brighter note, I'm having fun figuring out Ravelry, and now I only have one UFO, after I frog the above mentioned ones, so I have less on my To Do list. :O)

Friday, June 19, 2009


I joined Ravelry last night and am still trying to figure out how to get around over there. I've already downloaded a pattern for the 'To Market' bag.

I've gotta get some more pictures posted on here, and I think I'm going to redecorate this blog page while I'm at it. Who know what I'll come up with. :O)