Thursday, August 30, 2007

Cathi my KVVS pal absolutely rocks. For yarn she sent me a 400meter hank of yarn from Kerry Woolen Mills that's what's ringing everything in the pic), a skein of Mega Boot Stretch, and a skein of Noro (in my fave colorway). She also sent me Knit Socks, Teacher Man (Frank McCourt), Irish Humor, A bookmark with a lamb on it, some chocolate shaped like a pint of Guiness, another bit of chocolate with a map of Iteland on the front, a coffee muc with an Irish Belssing on the front, a sheep magnet, some soap, a box of Barry's tea, and a few postcards. One is of the CLiffs of Moher, the other is of where she lives, and the 3rd is of Bunratty Castle.

Thank You So Much

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

My KVVS Pal absolutely rocks. I got my packages yesterday and today. I'll post pics tomorrow. She sent the best packages though.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

National Self Injury Awareness Day

I know this is completely unrelated to knitting but bear with me. This means a great deal to me. As much as if not more than Knitting.

I used to Self Injure and have recovered. It's not easy. Approximately 2 million people in the United States self injure annually. It recognizes no barrier. In other words, it's not limited to any one group of people. Globally those that know about Self Injury Awareness Day recognize it on March 1. The thing is no national governments recognize it officially. As far as I know only the states of New Mexico and Connecticut recognize it.

Public awareness is one way to shed light on this growing problem. In an effort to reduce the stigma and help reduce some of the myths. It can also help those who self injure along with their family and friends get and/or find treatment. Such treatments can be: individual and/or group therapy, medications, or support groups, just to name a few. That is what we want in getting National recognition with this day. If you want to help would you please sign the petition here. Thank You so much. Like I said it means a lot to me. My friends and I are the ones behind this petition.

If you have questions you can comment here or email me at: CTSelfInjuryAwarenessProject at gmail dot com

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Tibbles & Dishcloths

I've crossed over to the other side. In other words, I've started making Tribbles. I'll tell you it's so much fun. Watch out though. It's addictive. They multiply so fast too. I'm also on a dishcloth spree too. Good thing they're intended for christmas gifts. The tribbles too. THat is the ones that I don't decide to keep or send to the shop.

While I was making them I realized that they would be really handy down at my landlady's store. She's the one with the paint your own pottery and stained glass studio. In order to keep the pottery molds from pitting and/or getting a fuzz on them between pourings if they aren't going to be used right away, the excess clay has to be cleaned off the mold. I realized that the Tribbles would be good for just this purpose. They'd also be good for getting glaze off the wall (don't ask). I gave her one today and I'm going to have a couple more on back up.

The afghan is 4' from being done. Everything else has gone into a temporary hibernation. I just need a little break from them.

Monday, August 13, 2007

He he he

Cliona's a typical cat I guess. She usually leaves yarn alone. She did this in just a few minutes though. Had to share it though. Man, you gotta love that little furball, don't you.

I had to cut the yarn off of her and her leg. She had it wrapped around one of her legs rather tight. Sheesh.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Bat season continues

I mentioned a couple weeks ago about a previous bat. Well, here's my latest bat adventure. Like I said, the bat season continues. At least I haven't had any on me yet this year. Unlike last year.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Projects how are the projects going????

The aran sweater is still hibernating. I really want to work on it, yet the heat has not broken. I can tell this is going to be a winter only project

Dad's afghan is 7 feet by 4 feet as of right now. Where is t goin tobe when it's done? 6 feet by 8 feet. So it's a foot soo wide right now and 4 feet too short. My Dad did say approximatley when I finally pinned him down on a size. So I'd say I'm doing pretty good on it.

Garterlac Dishcloth, I just started today and considering I've never done entrelac before, I'm doing quite well.

Cat's Paw Lace, I'm 8 or so repeats in. Abot 1/2 way.

Mom's Socks. Don't ask.

FInally Learned Entrelac!!!!

Yay!!! I have finally figured out entrelac! I'm so happy I don't want to put my dishcloth down. I've fianlly figured it out by starting and working on the Garterlac Dishcloth. I'll Definitley Post pics when it's done.