Monday, March 24, 2008


I sat down to blog today and realized - I have no current pictures. Oops. It's my new habit to take all the pictures I'm going to need for the next week or so at the same time. It helps me immensely with keeping the blog updated - lack of pics is usually what keeps me from blogging. Notice how I've been so sporadic the past month? Yea - haven't had a chance to do my weekly photo shoot. Anywho - I've noticed that I wind up forgetting things (ex: the Lombard socks & the handspun mitts were finished eons ago - but there's no photographic evidence).
I also have a couple of projects that I photographed - and then ripped out before they ever got mentioned on the blog. Kinda no point in blogging something that doesn't exist anymore. Ex: about a million years ago I got to test knit a pattern for Kelly - the pattern thoroughly kicked my ass - no one will ever let me test knit again - and the socks got ripped (well technically they're not ripped - I just don't have it in me yet - but they will be, I've accepted defeat and all that just need to get on with the ripping.)

I guess my photography rules the blog. If you never hear about a project again - it's not always that it hasn't been finished. It may have just never been photographed. The blog is a great way to keep track of your knitting - but how do you keep track of your blog to make sure it all gets in there???

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

What's in a name?

I've been seeing this all over the place recently. On a whim I did mine. It's rather eerie how right it is. It's good that it says nice things - mostly.

What Jody Means

You are fair, honest, and logical. You are a natural leader, and people respect you.

You never give up, and you will succeed... even if it takes you a hundred tries.

You are rational enough to see every part of a problem. You are great at giving other people advice.

You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.

You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.

At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.

You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.

You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.

People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.

You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.

You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.

You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.

What's Your Name's Hidden Meaning?

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Colinette Socks

The "ugly" socks are done. I luvs them lots & lots. They fit me perfect - which is rare for socks I make for myself, and they're not even ugly anymore. I find the chaos of colors rather pleasing actually. Plus with all these colors I can were them with everything!

I used a simple pattern that was inspired from Nora (that links right to the pattern) mine are bit different - because I don't follow directions very well - she writes k1 p1 - I do k2 p2 - not that it matters. They came out great anyway. A simple texture that doesn't fight with the yarn and keeps me entertained!

Friday, March 14, 2008

The last suprise...

Here's the final shots of the baby surprise. I opted to only do one button at the top - cuz seriously who buttons baby jackets???

I also felt like it looked unfinished - especially on the edges where I carried the colors up. So I put on a reverse single crochet edge (aka crab stitch) .

Considering I hate miles of plain knitting this was a fun knit . For some reason garter stitch is less annoying than stockinette - who knows why - and because you have to pay attention to your numbers it doesn't get too boring. It's huge though - this thing will probably fit her till she's a couple of years old ;)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Cheyenne Helena

7 lbs 8 oz 19"

8:18 am - 3/11/08

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Whirling Wednesday

Two posts in two days I know - try not to faint from the shock.

Anyway - I finished up the rest of that backwards plied green merino. It hasn't been soaked yet, but it's been hanging about relaxing for a bit. You can barley tell which skein I screwed up on.

I forget the yardage but it's quite a bit - have no clue what to make with it though. For now it just goes in the basket to look pretty.


Tuesday, March 04, 2008


The amoeba is done. The plan was to have this stuff ready for her due date (the 11th) and bring it to the hospital. Her friends decided to have a shower, I found out on Monday about the shower on Saturday. Nice.
I woulda been able to seam the shoulder and buy a button (I'm only using one at the top) but I wove in ends as I knit. Thought I was doin a good thing. Half the ends are woven in on one side - the other half are woven in on the other side - as in the right side. Brilliant.

My brother mentioned to my mom on the QT that she was disappointed that she didn't get any hand knit stuff for the baby. He told her (Laurie) we probably waited to the last minute & weren't done with whatever we were making. I resent that. I finished three weeks early dammit! Ya can't win.

A certain Mad Housewife mentioned she like to see some shots of the the putting together of the amoeba. Here's the easiest way I could find to explain it.

Find the little cut outs you made for the neck.

Put them together.

If it doesn't look like something you could where put them together the other way. Long ends together vs. short ends together.

That looks more like it.
Fold the sleeves. Sew the shoulders and your done.

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