Monday, July 23, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
|Your Birthdate: April 1|
You are a natural born leader, even if those leadership talents haven't been developed yet.
You have the power and self confidence to succeed in life, and your power grows daily.
Besides power, you also have a great deal of creativity that enables you to innovate instead of fail.
You are a visionary, seeing the big picture instead of all of the trivial little details.
Your strength: Your supreme genius
Your weakness: Your inappropriate sensitivity
Your power color: Gold
Your power symbol: Star
Your power month: January
Thursday, July 12, 2007
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Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
My First Socks
In other sock news, the following is a WIP shot of the Monkey Socks that I am knitting in Plymouth Sockotta. These socks are my "pool project" as they are small, portable and do not interfere with my quest to get a tan. I'm not a big fan of fair isle patterned sock yarns but I loved the greens and blues in this year. I am actually quite pleased with the way the lace pattern of the Monkey socks plays with the fair isle pattern of the yarn. I'm a bit further along than this pic shows and have finished the leg of the first sock.
Tessellating Fish Afghan
Next up, we have the tessellating fish afghan. I love these shiny happy fish with their little smiles and bobble eyes. I'm knitting the afghan in Cascade 220 Superwash. I chose the hot pink, yellow and orange both for their sunny-ness and in an homage to old school granny square afghans. My plan is to make it large enough to cover my full-size bed. I think it will be quite some time before I get there. As the saying goes, that's a hell of a lot of fish to knit...
I am also nearly finished with Green Gable. I have not taken any WIP shots because everytime I have tried it on I have looked like shite. The sweater looks great but I have a tendency to try this one on when I have extreme bedhead or have been out swimming or any other number of reason that makes one look like shite and determine to not have any photographic proof of the situation. I will post some lovely shots of this sweater when it is finished.
I'm so excited!!!! I've signed up for a steeking class at the LYS Dyed in the Wool. I am intrigued by the idea of steeking and have seen a number of cute projects that involve steeking, including the Deep V Argyle Vest by Eunny Jang, but the idea of attempting steeking without someone showing me how to do it first is way more adventurous than I care to be. I love taking knitting classes. This will be the third class that I've taken, including the aforementioned sock class and an intermediate knitting course also at Ewe Can Knit. I find that I can struggle for hours trying to figure out how to do a particular maneuver (increases for example) that I can pick up easily if I see someone do it in person. Plus, you get to meet other knitters and have a designated time when, no matter what, you must knit because you are taking a class.
Monday, July 9, 2007
|Your Toes Should Be Dark Red|
Sexy and a little dangerous, you give off a totally vampy vibe.
Your flirting style: Straight forward and seductive
Your ideal guy: Powerful and a little intimidating
Stay away from: Mama's boys
Green Gable is drawing to a close. Only an inch and a half more to go and it will be finished. It's definitely my quickest knit and will be finished in less than three weeks. But somehow that seems like so long when you have all of these lovelies waiting in the wings...
Say hello to Fifi by French Girl and the lovely leaf lace skirt from Hemp for knitting. These two little beauties will be next to go on the needles. I am so excited to give Rowan Calmer a whirl. From everything I've heard, Rowan Calmer is like Yarn Crack. Once you take a hit, you are addicted for life. My Fifi will be done in the colorway Kiwi.
I have to admit that I'm a little afraid of what knitting with the Allhemp 6 for the Lovely Leaf Lace Skirt will be like but I am a wimp and so I will just have to put my big girl pants on and ride it out. Who knows, I may even build a few muscles working with the Allhemp 6. I have say the FO pics I've seen of the Lovely Leaf Lace Skirt are gorgeous and the world will not be a wonderful place until I have one of my own. My LLLS will be a nice shade of chocolate for maximum wearability with a variety of tops and footwear. If I am going to wrestle the hemp, I'm going to get all that I can out of it.
I am also chomping at the bit to get started on these two must-haves for the well-dressed girl. Every girl needs to have a great black top in her wardrobe. The black Cascade Pima Tencel that is destined to become the Shaped Lace Tee from Knitting Lingerie Style is ready to fulfill its potential and become a truly great top. Not only is one skein in my stash waiting to become a one skein wonder but a second is waiting for me to get my butt moving as well.
I'm afraid that I will have to continue the saga of the project overload that I currently have going on in a later post as I cannot bear to think of how far behind I am in my knitting and how badly I want to be able to wear each and everyone of these items RIGHT NOW. I'm off to get back to work on Green Gable and hopefully have a finished object to show off in the next day or two to offset all of the projects that are still waiting in the wings.
|You Are An ENFP|
You love being around people, and you are deeply committed to your friends.
You are also unconventional, irreverent, and unimpressed by authority and rules.
Incredibly perceptive, you can usually sense if someone has hidden motives.
You use lots of colorful language and expressions. You're quite the storyteller!
In love, you are quite the charmer. And you are definitely willing to risk your heart.
You often don't follow through with your flirting or professed feelings. And you do break a lot of hearts.
At work, you are driven but not a workaholic. You just always seem to enjoy what you do.
You would make an excellent entrepreneur, politician, or journalist.
How you see yourself: compassionate, unselfish, and understanding
When other people don't get you, they see you as: gushy, emotional, and unfocused