2.12.2005

The Music Thing

There's been this music thing going around. I couldn't resist!

Pick a band or artist and answer the questions using only the titles of their songs.

Artist: Sarah McLachlan
01. Are you male or female: Perfect Girl
02. Describe yourself: Drifting
03. How do some people feel about you: Good Enough

04. How do you feel about yourself: Train Wreck
05. Describe an old girlfriend/boyfriend: Path of Thorns
06. Describe your current girlfriend/boyfriend/interest: Building a Mystery
07. Describe your best friends: I Will Not Forget You

08. Where are you: Home
09. Describe what you want to be: Angel

10. Describe how you live: Do What You Have To Do
11. Describe how you love: Fumbling Towards Ecstacy

12. Share a few words of wisdom: Wear Your Love Like Heaven
13. What is your biggest fear: World on Fire

I did a bad thing...

Yup that's right. I have knitter's ADD: BAD. Did I work on Cathode last night? Did I work on Topsecret? Did I cast on for my second sock? Did I work on my mom's Christmas scarf???? That's a big fat no to every single one. What did I do? I casted on for Mariah. Wheeee! I loooooove the cables :)

2.11.2005

Sock Pictures!!

I promised pictures. I know I said it would be a couple days ago, but hey, I'm a busy college girl. This is the first of a pair (there will be a second someday!)


Sock #1! Posted by Hello


Sock #1 (on) Posted by Hello


And...kitchener stitch...first time ever!!!


Sock #1 Toe Posted by Hello


Kitchener Stitch Posted by Hello

It's a lovely little sock, isn't it? *sigh*
Now...to knit up a mate!

2.08.2005

Socks!

I LOOOOOOOVE socks! :) Pictures to come tomorrow!!!!!

1.28.2005

Hmm.

I think I'm growing up.
It's 11:43 PM on a Friday and I'm so wiped out my eyes are drifting closed. For those of you who haven't noticed, I'm a MAJOR night owl. Maybe it's the 8 am classes...Last weekend when I had the chance to sleep in I got up at 9 am on my own!
On top of that, I have a day off from work tomorrow (YAY! I haven't had a Saturday off without asking for it in months!) and I'm really looking forward to just sitting at home and relaxing, cooking dinner for myself, knitting, cleaning, and working on homework. Homework on a Saturday? What's wrong with me???
Anyway, I'm off to knit a few rows on my sock (if I can keep my eyes open long enough) then go to bed!

1.27.2005

Too Personal?

The few people who read my blog may remember that back in December I posted an entry about the end of my year. In said entry I made a chronological list of all the important (and mostly awful) things that had happened to me in December to keep me from blogging, or even feeling up to blogging for that matter. One of the major issues I posted was that on December 9 I had broken up with my boyfriend who I'd been with since April 13, 2001. We had been "separated" but still not officially broken up since the end of September.
Today I recieved a comment from "Anonymous" that said "You told me in April you broke up NOT December hun" First of all: we did not break up in April unless I have somehow had some lapse of memory and forgot, which I'm doubtful of. I don't know how anyone at all would get the idea that we'd broken up in April. Why would I post that we'd broken up in December if we'd really broken up 8 months earlier? Secondly, I don't know anyone who would call me "hun" except for said ex-bf. Obviously the commenter is someone who knows me, seeing as I supposedly told him/her that the breakup occurred in April. Lastly, it seems as though if this person didn't have a negative intent in posting said comment, he or she probably would have filled in a name.
I do not know what this commenter intended by posting this, but it's really upset me. Just thinking about what the ex would have thought had he read this before it was deleted makes me cringe. I've deleted the post and in the future I will try to keep my *more* personal life out of this blog. This whole thing has just made me realize that no matter how innocent you think something you post on the internet is, you need to rethink it because regardless of how kind some people are, there are others that are cruel.
The only reason I posted that entry in the first place was to let my readers know why I hadn't blogged in a month or so. I thought it was impersonal enough to put in my blog but I guess I was mistaken. I have enough heartache to deal with right now. I don't need anymore trouble to deal with, so you won't be seeing my more personal life appearing on this blog in the future.

1.23.2005

Two FOs and Some WIPs

Sorry for the blog-neglect, folks. Things are a bit crazy. Well, I have for you today, first, another of the Christmas FOs.

This is the Pink Cloud Scarf.
I used Patons Divine (light pink) and Moda Dea Dream (snow white) double stranded and knit it on size US 15 needles in a K3P2 rib. This was given to my Aunt Cathy for Christmas.


Aunt Cathy wearing the Pink Cloud Scarf Posted by Hello


Stitch Detail (Pink Cloud Scarf) Posted by Hello

It was a really fun, fluffy, soft scarf. It worked up really quick on the big needles (but made for really sore hands!) and the yarn despite all the acrylic and man made fibers was REALLY soft. If you haven't touched Moda Dea Dream, go find some and pet it, it's luscious!

Next, a FO for me! As soon as Christmas was over I couldn't wait to get my hands on my Misti Baby Alpaca Chunky to make a scarf. I was going to do a simple rib but decided to make a modified Wavy. I cast on 30 stitches and used size 11 needles. It's not quite as long as I would have liked because I ran out of yarn, but it's really soft and REALLY warm (which is a necessity here right now)! Oh and this still needs to be blocked.


Wavy Posted by Hello


Wavy 2 Posted by Hello


Stitch Detail (Wavy) Posted by Hello

Next, here's some WIPs! First up: my first EVER socks! I'm using Regia Crazy Color sport weight yarn and size 4 dpns. (please ignore my backwards decrease, like I'm trying to! *grrrr*)


Regia Crazy Color Sock (mid foot) Posted by Hello

Next: a Lacy Scarf made from Plymouth Baby Alpaca Brush stranded with Filaturia de Crosa Night (for the hint of sparkle). This is going to match a cute little angora bucket hat and convertible mittens I got for Christmas.


Baby Alpaca Brush Lacy Scarf (in progress) Posted by Hello

And last but not least: I started Cathode in Noro Kochoran (color 31) as the MC and Manos (don't remember what color) as the CC. Had to play with the numbers a bit but hopefully it'll work out. So far, I just finished the collar. Being snowed in has allowed ample knitting time!


Cathode Collar Posted by Hello

That's all for now, hopefully now there will be more updates more often!

1.08.2005

I'm Knitting Socks!

Guess what folks!? I'm past the heel of my first EVER knitted sock :) I went to the yarn sale at my LYS to hunt for yarn for a Clapotis for myself...found nothing. I couldn't leave without buying something so I picked up some Regia Crazy Color sport-weight sock yarn and size 5 dpns. Well I swatched on 5s and it was too loose. I swatched on 4s and it was perfect. BUT the LYS is closed. No fear, I went to A.C. Moore and got some size 4s and off and away I went! I'm using this pattern. Turning the heel was much easier than I thought. I have a few visible mistakes but I couldn't bear to rip them out. They are thick and probably will be worn only with boots anyway...and plus, I'm learning! Can you all tell by the excessive use of exclamation points that I am super excited? Oh, also, I completed a Newsies hat from Stitch N Bitch Nation in Gedifra Fashion Trend in a Faded Denim Color. Anyways, unfortunately I have no time to take/upload pics of anything today, so it'll have to wait. I have to go reorganize and clean my kitchen. And my living room. And my bedroom. Yes, you get the point. Later, all!