Sunday, May 23

the www

According to my hit counter, these are the countries where my last 100 hits came from:

72 United States
3 United Kingdom
2 Canada
2 Finland
1 Malaysia
1 France
1 Brazil
1 Switzerland

That rocks. I love the internet!

I haven't had much to post lately. My hands and wrists have been bothering me the last few days, so I haven't been knitting/typing much. Going to give myself a few days off so it doesn't get worse! I did however finish one sock over the weekend so I will post a photo of that tomorrow. =)

Greeeeen Acres is the place to be...

TV Land had a 48 hour "Green Acres" marathon this weekend and I think we had it on about 40 of those hours. The theme song is burned into my brain, and I'm sure will be annoying me all week at work.

With all that background noise I managed to have both a lazy knitting weekend and a major cleaning weekend.

On the knitting front, I have turned the heel and started on the cuff of my sock. The heel looks a little bizarre - it is sort of a modified version of the Eclectic heel combined with my own weirdness. But it actually is very comfy. I probably will modify it again to use in the future.

I also finally started Anissa and finished the first ball of yarn. The yarn, Berroco's Luxe, isn't at scratchy as I first thought it might be. It's not really soft enough to be worn next to the skin, but since this is something I am planning on wearing over a t-shirt with jeans, I'm not too concerned. (It is not as reflective in real life as this photo might make you think.)

(As for cleaning... I won't mention how many quarters I pumped into the washer and dryer. It wouldn't be pretty)

Wednesday, May 19

Back in Action

After spending waaaay too much time cleaning over the past week, I thought I would share something fun with you. Below is my finished Lacecap. The pattern is from Knitty; it is made with Red Heart Luster Sheen yarn and size 1 bamboo double pointed needles.

Also, last Saturday was sort of a milestone in my life:

Six years and many thousands of dollars in loans later, I am a college graduate! I now have a B.S. in environmental science and a B.A. in geoscience. That is, I will when they mail the diplomas!

knitting in progress:
I have turned the heel on the first Multieffect sock (formally the 2 socks on 2 circs project) and hope to finish the entire thing by the end of this weekend. I think I am going to do a wide rib on the leg to help pull it in a little, maybe 4x1 or even 6x1. I also want to learn how to do a new stretchy yet attractive bind off for the top. I'll let you know how it goes!

Monday, May 10

Disaster area

Bad news - there was a fire in my apartment over the weekend. No one was hurt too badly, but it is a huge and total mess. I'm going to be spending the next week cleaning/throwing things out/replacing stuff so I probably will not be posting for a little while. =( Hope to talk to you all again soon.

Thursday, May 6

There are a few lessons in here somewhere...

Used to be potatoes. I'm not going to say anything else.

On the plus side, I finished my Lace Cap. No photos yet, but I'll definietly get one this weekend. As promised, here is what I purchased at Crazy Girl:

My very first Dalegarn yarn - Svale, which is 50% cotton 50% silk. I am going to use it to make this tank top from White Lies Designs.

Following the "guilt-free knitting" trend that has been going around on some blogs, I have ditched the two socks on two circs plan. Not the socks themselves of course, but the two circs part. I have avoided working on them much since the whole thing really annoyed me. I felt like I had to complete them on the two needles.

I have wanted to try a 12" addi turbo for socks, and it is so much better just knitting around and around and around...

The needle is teeny tiny! My hands to get a little crampy if I don't hold them just right, but other than that I am enjoying working on this sock much more than before. So there! =)

(Dad click here!)

Sunday, May 2

The Neverending Scarves

Well, one is finished at least. (It's the furry pile pictured above.)

I finished it in the car this weekend - on a mini-road trip Steve and I took. We went to Davenport to see the NASCAR 3D movie (again for me, first time for him) and do a little shopping.

One place we stopped at was the Crazy Girl yarn shop in Muscatine for the first time. What a great store! I got a little bit of yarn, which I forgot to take a picture of for this post, and a few new needles. The shop is located a block or so away from the Mississippi, where I took these photos.

It was real pretty, but not very warm for May 1st. I'll take a photo of my new yarn and the project it is going to become to show you tomorrow.