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Another Meme May 27, 2007

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Here’s another Meme…I thought it looked like fun!  😀  Some day, I’ll actually post some pictures. 😛

I stole this from Tropical Knits and RoseByAny from Knitters Review… 😀

Here are the rules:  Invent THREE totally ficticious things about yourself, put in TWO truths, see who can guess!   Then tag two other people to do the same.

1.    I dream of skydiving over the Grand Canyon.

2.  I have two birth certificates.

3.  I have my own motorcycle and know how to ride.

4.  I get motion sick while watching the ocean waves on tv.

5.   I have enough yarn to circle the earth 4 times.

Now see if you can guess the truths and lies. 😀

Started New Socks May 26, 2007

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Well, I FINALLY started my SockPalooza Pal’s Socks!  WOOT!!!  The reason I had been stalling is for several reasons.

1.  I had other projects that needed my attention.  2 graduation quilts, a secret project, and another pair of socks

2.  Another pair of socks that need to be done.  Ok, these socks have been giving me FITS!  I have started them over MANY, MANY TIMES and they still don’t look good (or I’m hating them, etc).  Since these are for another swap, and I REALLY need to get them done (thankfully my partner is a sweetie) I didn’t want to start my SockPalooza ones.  Well, after trying yet again (and realizing that they look like crud!) I figured I’m going to cast on for my SockPalooza ones!  I will get back to my other pals w/some different yarns!  And I’ll make a goodie bag to go with. 😀

Knitting Meme May 26, 2007

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I saw this over at Knitter’s Review, and thought I’d post…I’m thinking of tagging people too.. 😀

Here’s the idea, everything in BOLD I have done, everything in Italics I plan to do someday, and normal for everything else. 😀

Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with bananafiber yarn
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting (?)
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffitti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns

Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Knit lefty style (backwards)
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dyeing with plant colours
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies, coasters…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items)on two circulars
Olympic knitting!
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dyeing yarn
Knitting art
Knitting two socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting ?
Kitchener BO
Knitting with beads
Swatching (it’s happend once or twice, not often)
Long Tail CO
Entrelac Knitting
Purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with selfpatterning/selfstriping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/armwarmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair (all the time, but not on purpose)
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

Shawl Decision May 25, 2007

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Thanks for the answers!  However, I have made my decision:  I’m going with the Spring Things.  Here’s why:

A fter looking at several versions of WOTM shawl, the only one that made me really want it, is Wendy’s, and looking at her edge, I can see why.  It looks like she blocked out each individual little loop.  I know me, I don’t see me with 5 billion pins pinning out each loop.

The frugality of myself said, you’ve just spent $6 on a pattern, you are NOT going to spend another $6.  Well, this is partially true, I’ve spent way more than that on several patterns that I haven’t yet worked…therefore…oh yeah, and since I’m not working, I’ll wait to do any more PAS.. 😀

Thank you all for your comments.  🙂  I’ve started the Spring Things, and I like it so far.  I think I’ll really like the beads (I’m not doing nupps) once I get some… 😀

Which Shawl May 22, 2007

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Well, I’m going to do another shawl (after I finish a few other projects, shawl, socks, etc) but am torn.  I have 4 balls of Kidsilk Night in a very pretty light grey color, but am not sure which shawl to do.  I already have this shawl, so I wouldn’t have to buy another one.  Or I’m thinking of doing this one.  Here are the Pros/Cons:

Spring Things:

Pros:  I already have the pattern, don’t have to spend money on that.  I will make it larger than the pattern by doing more repeats.  I will put beads on it and make it more sparkly

Cons:  I have to buy beads.  Not sure I’m totally in love with it.

Wing of the Moth:

Pros:  Love that wispy boarder!

Cons:  I’ll have to buy the pattern.  No beads.  It’s HUGE and will use up most of what I’ve got (I wanted to save a ball to make something else)…

So, which would you do???



Destashing! May 2, 2007

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It is that time! I have some yarns that aren’t getting the love that they deserve, so I’m destashing so I can get other yarns! Specifically I’m wanting Schaefer Anne, but am picky, but email me if you have some. 😀 Prices do NOT include shipping. Please email me (or leave a comment) if you have questions, are interested, or want to bargain. All yarns/books come from a smoke and pet free home. 😀



Yarns Available:

Mystical Creations Yarns:

MCY Silk pending

– 100% Silk Lace Weight yarn, 3.5oz Approximately (looking at her ypp on her site) 1,000yds. Colors: Burgandy, reds, oranges and some yellow. I believe this colorway is called Redhead. It was gifted to me. As much as I’ve wanted to love this yarn, I just cant. The colors aren’t really “me” and I’m not enjoying working with the silk. It has been partially frogged and is in a center pull skein. The picture is washed out. Asking $15 (1/2lb retails at $60)

MCY Cotton/Rayon 1lb

52% Cotton, 48% Rayon Sport weight yarn. 1lb, approx. 1400 yds. Colors: Purples & Navys, named “Mystic” on her site (I think). I bought this originally to make a tank top, however I don’t enjoy working with cotton yarns. This is new still in the hank. The picture is washed out. $25 SOLD

MCY Cotton/Rayon Partials

– 52% Cotton, 48% Rayon Sport weight yarn. 13oz, approx 1,000 yds. Colors: Purples. It coordinates with the above colorway. This was also to be made into tank tops, but after knitting w/it I don’t care for it. This was originally knit and then frogged. The larger skein is 8oz, the smaller skein is 5oz. The picture is washed out. $10 for both.

TLC Yarns

– TLC Essentials Yarn 2 skeins. 100% Acrylic Worsted weight. 4.5oz each skein. Color: Sh. Denim. I originally bought these to do a shawl. Have abandoned the project and these are remaining. Brand new. The picture is washed out. $3 for both




– Victorian Lace Today. Brand new book. I’ve flipped through it. It was an interesting read but I don’t think I’ll make any of these shawls. $15  SOLD