Sunday, September 23, 2007

purchase and future projects

I used my Ravelry project queue today. I picked 3 projects and bought the yarn to make them.

Queued projects:

1. Starsky from Knitty- yarn: Knit Picks Bare Peruvian Highland Wool Bulky weight.

2. German Stocking by Cookie A.- yarn: Knit Picks Donegal fingering weight in natural/bare.

3. Hourglass sweater from "Last Minute Knitted Gifts"- yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in sapphire heather.

So, my thoughts...

Like a lot of knitter we have many projects that we oogle from books, pattern sites, and fav blogs. But, when it comes to purchasing yarn and starting a project, It would take me awhile to find them and decide which ones I like the best, and what type of yarn to use. Now, with Ravelry I have my list, I pick from this list, and can find out what types of yarns others are using. Great site! No more cluttered queue in my brain. My brain is not always a nice place to be.

Happy Birthday Love

Saturday, September 22, 2007

new project tote

I found this at the Professional Beauty Supply store. I was going to get some new hair products for colored hair and when I walked in the Angels sang. I love this color. It was full of Matrix product which I don't use or need, but I did need this tote. It was only $20. I love that store, products that you would normally pay $15-20 for, they sell for about half. I have not really used my Massage therapy license, but I still keep it updated just so I can get such great deals on high priced products.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

1st queen finished

Carolina, Last Queen of Naples 1st sock done. Mods: no purl rows. Continued to decrease gusset stitch until there were 30 instep stitches and 26 sole stitches Only decreased toe stitches to 10 on each needle. Started 2nd immediately, no 2nd sock syndrome here.

Monday, September 17, 2007

new hair

5.5 hours in the salon and I have new hair color. It varies between black, brown, red, and blonde. I like it!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Yeah Me!

I got my Ravelry invite!!! Yippieeeee!
So, my ravelry name is: Namastejulie.
I am sooo freaking excited, I am one of the cool kids now!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

new projects

I have been wanting to make an Afghan. I started a ripple Afghan, but didn't really like it. So I found this flickr group called Hexagon Love with Afghans made from these hexagon shapes. I am unable to buy the Japanese pattern/book at this time, so after many tries I was able to figure out what I think is pretty close to the actual pattern. Using reds, pinks, and a turquoise color of Caron Simply Soft. This is an acrylic yarn, but it is very soft and washable, which in an Afghan is a good thing.
Carolina, Last Queen of Naples sock from Socktopia. Using STR in Pebble Beach. Oh, and I am soooo upset, BMFA discontinued Chapman Springs colorway. I loved that color. Once I found out that they were discontinuing the color I went to the site to buy 2 skeins and they had already taken it off.

I loved the color combo from the first chevron, using STR Watermelon Tourmaline and Fire on the Mountain. I decided to make this chevron version, pattern from Javajem-knits.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Central Florida Stitches poster. Officially going to re-start after a brief break and new local. Check out Central Florida Stitches Yahoo Group.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Chevron...The begining

Chevron Scarf oh how I love thee. I was so excited to get my STR order last night that I cast on the chevron scarf right away. I didn't cast on the recommended number of stitchesbecause I want it to be a little thinner. I live in Florida and I don't really need a scarf that is really wide.

Okay this is so weird. Sara my "special" mix breed dog is actually in Chloe's chair. Chloe has always slept in that chair, and Chloe is allowing it. By-the-way, the reason I call her "special" is because she always has a look of confusion and wonder. Anyway, back to knitting.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Trial and big ol' Error!

From design to finished project. My first attempt at a potholder. It started of great. But, the finished object looks like ass! The binding turned out awful. That's okay...learning experience.

So, there are 9 layers of fabric/batting in this. Next time I will leave out the layer of batting in the hand flappy things, and maybe a layer out of the base. I heated up an iron skillet to 350 degrees and held it for a good while and felt only a little heat through the pad. I don't think I will be holding anything for as long as I held it so, I think a layer of batting out of the base would not be a bad thing. So back the the drawing board on this one.
Next, I want to make this. Burda Pattern 7866. I was inspired to make a tunic top after reading Fuzzy Noodle's post about her tunic. She used a totally different pattern and did a lot of mods. I don't know that I will be able to do mods as well as she did, so I bought a pattern that is already fairly fitted at the waist/hips. I did get a black t-shirt like material just like her...I am such a copy cat. I also got the magazine "SewStylish". The pattern on the front cover is Simplicity "Sew Stylish" pattern #3631. There are like 11 different patterns that you can make after some mods that are explained in the magazine. I am liking the jacket, without the ruffle sleeve thing. They do have a long coat version of the same short jacket that looks really cool. So, I think I am off to layout my tunic pattern and see what happens.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Found Me!

Found you!
You signed up on July 4, 2007
You are #13215 on the list.
2241 people are ahead of you in line.
16935 people are behind you in line.
36% of the list has been invited so far

When I do the calculations I have about 2 weeks to wait. I hate to wait.