Sunday, February 12, 2006

What kind of knitter are you?

I took the what kind of knitter test at Quizilla. This is what I came up with:

Knitting Guru
You appear to be a Knitting Guru. You love knitting

and do it all the time. While finishing a

piece is the plan, you still love the

process, and can't imagine a day going by

without giving some time to your yarn.

Packing for vacation involves leaving ample

space for the stash and supplies. It can be

hard to tell where the yarn ends and you


What Kind of Knitter Are You?
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What. The. Fuck.

I am certainly no guru. I'm practically a beginner! This quiz is clearly flawed. It does, however, make me aspire to greatness. Check back in about 20 years, I'll let know know if I've acquired "Guru" status. Frankly, I'm sure I'll still be trying to figure out what went wrong on my mothers stupid shawl.

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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Almost Forgot!!!

I love my hubby. I truly, truly do.

"Why?" you ask.

Is it his sweet face, his gentle words, or his thoughtful gestures? How about how tall he is, or his wonderful eyes, or the fact that he cooks MUCH better than I do???

No. None of these.

It's because he tells me it's okay to buy yarn.

Ok, part of the order was for a sweater he has been bugging me to make him. That's okay though. I still get guilt-free yarn. I took advantage of Smiley's yarn sale. I got enough wool blend for his sweater, sock yarn for Dad's kilt hose, and some thick and quick chenille for a mothers day cardigan for mom. Sure mothers day is in may, and she won't be able to wear the damn thing until October, but that's not the point. The point is, I get yarn.

I love my hubby.

I even love him just slightly more than I love yarn.


YAY! It is snowing and soooooo pretty. of course this also means that the entire population of Virginia and Maryland has decided to get in their cars and drive into ditches. It's a little known law in both states that as soon as you see a single snowflake, you must immediately begin driving 10-15 miles ABOVE the speed limit and steer for the nearest immobile, solid object. Typically this occurs after the driver of said vehicle runs to their nearest grocery store to stock up on bread, milk, eggs, and toilet paper. This makes absolute perfect sense since naturally the person doesn't want to run out of the staples after the blizzard conditions that "occasional flurries" might cause.

Or maybe I'm just jaded.

Anyways, knitting update:

Due to technical difficulties, I ditched Sonnet at the last minute and cast on for Very Tall from Knitty. Cheap Yarn, awesome socks, relatively doable guage. I must truly be insane. I've wanted these since I first laid eyes on them. I have the perfect skirt to wear them with. I don't think I could possibly finish them in 16 days, but dammit, I'll try. Hopefully work will be quiet tomorrow. All the people will be scared to come out of their houses and into the snow and I can sit quietly at my cube and knit my socks. I manage to knit almost all of the regia sock in my previous post in one sunday shift, so here's to hoping that this sunday works out well too.

Thursday, February 09, 2006


Time to update this thing! I've been back to work for almost a month now. Things are starting to come together financially. Since we had a bit extra this payday I went and got myself some presents.

First was some Regia sock yarn. I've made baby socks with worsted weight, but I wanted people size socks. I started the first one with a pattern I found on the net that was none too clear. Also I only had 4 dpns in the right size, I really need 4. Personally I think the sock is a mess at the moment. I'm going to go out and get a set of 5 dpns and rip back to before I turned the heel.

Next was some Moda Dea Ticker Tape. I love this colorway, it reminds me of southern Utah just before sunset. It's going to be for the yarn over steek vest from Loop D Loop, and at 2.69 a ball, I just couldn't pass it up. I love sales!

And finally, I had to buy a ball of Moda Dea Wild. There was only one ball there, for which I am very sad. I may have to try a few other Michaels and see if the still have it on sale. This particular colorway looks and feels like it was spun from shorn Muppets. i simply MUST have something knitted in muppet fur.

I've currently got a few items in progress, one of them being the aforementioned sock. The other being a Feather and Fan comfort shawl for my mother. I hate that shawl. I put it up the other day after realizing that i completely screwed up about 6 rows back and now have to rip them out. On top of it my mother picked an acrylic yarn whose plies like to split like a cheerleader at homecoming. RAAAR!

I've finished my anthropologie capelet, but I've been terribly lazy about blocking it. I made it a bit larger than the original and I added some rows to the body and the sleeves. I went for double stranded Patons Classic Merino in Chestnut. Bulky brown yarn is damn near impossible to find in my local stores.

I also finished a bag for a swap and placed an order for my first yummys from Sadly it won't be shipped until the 14th. I can't wait to get my hands on it. Now to figure out what to do with a couple thousand yards of laceweight yarn. I'm thinking of being boring and going for Clapotis. Funny it seems like I've done alot more than that lately, but that's all I can think of. Oh well, time for coffee and to give hubby a boot to the head to get him out of bed.