Wednesday, October 31, 2007

It's Done!!!!

THE AFGHAN IS DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please pardon the caps above. I'm just excoted. It's my largest project to date size, yarn and time wise. I promise to post pics once I get the cable to upload them to my comp. It's really nice though.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Knitting Away

I've been knitting away, somehow keeping projects straight. As long as my projects don't have a many row repeat I'm doing good. My meds are messing with my memory and attention span thanks to an adjustment in the meds. So if you give me more than 3-5 rows to a pattern depending on the complexity of the rows I'm done. As a result Cat's Paw scarf has been put into hibernation. It has just too many rows and too much in the rows going on.

The other scarves are getting along well.

I've gained a reputation at the local library also. When books come in from other libraries, the librarians automatically know that the books are for me. What, are there no other knitters in this town? If there are, where are they, and why don they use the library? Come to SnB too?

Sunday, October 07, 2007

From Dishcloths to Scarves

Well, my dishcloth spree is over. For the time being at least. I've moved on to scarves. Right now I've got One going for my International Scarf Exchange Pal going. It' s going along quite well. I'm also doing 4 others for Christmas presents.

On The Needles:
Crazy Afghan
My So Called Scarf x2
Gypsy Rose Scarf
Cat's Paw Lace Scarf

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Another Random Knitting Questionairre

I got this from Guilded Purls. Go here for a great explanation of a meme. On the one hand, it's a self-propogating piece of cultural information. On the other hand, it's all about ME-ME! Here's a knitting meme. You can copy the questions into a post and answer them -or as many as you feel comfortable answering- and then we'll know more about each other. If you reply in the comment field, everybody's answers will stay together in one thread. But if you don't, your answer will appear on the front page of the blog. Either way is fine by me.Without further ado:
1. Are you a yarn snob? Do you avoid Red Heart, Lion Brand, etc... or is it all the same to you? It's all the same to me as long as it's not eyelash
2. Do you spin? Crochet? Spin, yes...Crochet, no
3. How long have you been knitting? 2 years this month
4. What other crafts do you like to do? Spinning with a dropspindle, Draw, Paint, Bead, Make Staiend Glass, Fused Glass Jewelery (I even get to use Dichroic Glass), Paint pottery,
5. What are your favorite yarns to knit with? I love Cottons, Wools, other natural fibers, and LionBrand's Homespun,
6. What are your favorite needles to knit with? My KnitPicks Options Needles
7. What's your favorite knitting gadget? Hmmm....It's actually a book. "The Knitting Answer Book. Of Course Ravelry also.
8. What fibers do you absolutely NOT like? I'm not really too picky. I just don't like novelty yarns too much. I am probibited from working with yarns that have elastic in them due to a life threatening Latex Allergy. The same stands for Banana Silk/Fiber Yarn, but due to Tropical Fruits.
9. What are your favorite items to knit? I've been on a Dishcloth and Tribble spree of late.
10. What are you knitting right now? I'm working on an afghan, 2 scarves, 1 dishcloth, 1 shawl, and 1 sweater (actuallty it's kind of hibernating)
11. What do you think about ponchos? I've never knit one so I'm undecided. I used to hate them till I saw all the really good patterns. I knew a person that used to make these really ugly ones. That's before I saw all the really nice patterns.
12. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? It depends on where and what I'm working on
13. Are you a sock knitter? Toe-up, two at a time on Two circs usually. I learned via Queen Kahuna's Crazy Toes and Heels Book
14. How did you learn to knit? My Aunt (Stepmom's sister) taught me to cast-on and knit. My step-mom taught me tu purl. Everything else has been self taught.
15. What is -and how old is- your oldest UFO (unfinished Object)? An Irish Aran Sweater I started in January. I'm only 1/2 way up the back.