Tuesday, June 28, 2005

ASC Burnout

I am diligently working on my NBaT but I have to say, I really hate All Seasons Cotton. I especially hate the color I am using. The color looks to me like dingy old tshirt. I keep thinking it is actually dirty but I belive it is just my imagination/the color of the yarn. My knitting is also coming out extremely uneven. I hope a little blocking will help. I will keep on though. And hopefully finish this up in time for the 4th of July.

Over the weekend I'll be at my mom's a while to work on sewing my dress for a wedding I am attending in Sept. I'll post some pics of it if I make enough progress.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Felted FO

Grr I just wrote a whole long story and Blogger didn't save it.

What did I say, um I finished up my Father's Father's day socks and I also finished the Sophie bag for my Step-Grandmother, who I just love. Her birthday is on Saturday and we all went (me, Hubby, and the teddy bear) to NJ to celebrate. She wrote me a note saying how lovely she thought the scarf I made for my step-mom was so I thought she would appreciate a knitted item (plus she used to knit).

I'm really stupid and didn't get a pic of it finished but here it is in progress

Today, Hubby (wonderful man that he is) is going to come with me to check out


vegetarian/vegan nyc festival at lincoln center!!
Sunday, June 26th, 200511am - 7pm
Lincoln Centerin the North PlazaWest 65nd Street & Columbus Ave.New York, NY

Should be fun, I am a total vegetarian (No animal flesh, no dairy, no eggs) so I thought it would be a cool thing to check out. It will have lots of natural food freebies and cooking classes.

I am soo happy that I can finally get back to my selfish knitting and get crackin on NBaT again.

More pics soon.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Father's Day Freak Out

First of all I'd like to say THANK YOU to everyone who commented. I love it so much when people comment. You are all so nice for taking the time to leave me compliments :)

In other news, I decided I would make my dad socks this year, these socks to be exact. I ordered some Sock it to me collection Esprit, which I just recieved on Wednesday. So I have three nights and one full day to get them done.

I feel like socks are small and so it should be fine, but I also feel like I may be taking on a Harlot sized project (and I don't drink coffee!!) So I temporarily put NBaT on hold. I finished up the back and started on the front. I'm bummed to have to stop because I am a one project kind of gal.

So did I finish? Not quite:

Close but no cigar Posted by Hello

Here's a close up of the pattern, although it is a very poor photo

I'll probably finish it by tomorrow and give it to my dad just a couple days late. Then I can get back to my NBaT.

In other news, my grandmother passed away a few weeks ago (my OTHER grandmother believe it or not) and my dad brought me some of her knitting magazines. They are from the 80s and are hilarious. I'll post some pics tomorrow.

Have a good day!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

FO and NBaT Progress

I finally finished my orangina top and I really like it. This is me in the morning yesterday. I wore it to work and got a bunch of compliments on it. The thing that was so strange though was that the pattern called for 6 balls of 4ply cotton but I only used 3?? What's up with that?

The black tank underneath was not as noticeable in person Posted by Hello

Since I finished my sweater up I was finally able to start on my nothin' but a Tshirt. I am using Rowan All Season's Cotton and I have to say I really don't like this yarn and doubt I will use it again. It is kind of rough and splity. I am also having a lot of trouble getting even stitches. I just hope it will block out well.

The back Posted by Hello

And I decided not to do a ringer t but I think I will be doing some border embroidery. Something out of this book

Decisions Decisions Posted by Hello

Besides that I've also started a new pair of socks. I think it would look better in plain yarn but I am committed to using up some of my stash before buying more yarn.

My soon to be subway knitting Posted by Hello

Hopefully I'll have more progress to show later this week.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005


I recently purchased a spindle kit off of ebay. It is a very cute little spindle that was hand painted. See:

On the underside it has the artist's name and the year Posted by Hello

As you can see Andy thought it was very nice as well. I've had it now for a few weeks but had a miserable first attempt. I promptly shoved it back into the bag it came in and wondered what all the fuss was about spinning. So yesterday I was reading blogs and I saw what Sweetgeorgia has been up to and decided to give it another shot.

I was successful this time!! I am so excited. I have a bunch more roving to spin. I am going to spin a bit more then make an attempt at plying. Here's what I managed to get done

Ply me! Posted by Hello

In other news the Chanel exhibit was excellent, small, but excellent. We went a second day to see the Max Ernst exhibit. It was awesome! As you can see Dali was very influenced by him. He was also one of the main artists in the DaDa movement.

Regarding the NBaT along, I saw that Theresa of Spelling Tuesday is planning on using All Seasons Cotton for the Nothing but a T-Shirt and I just so happen to have20 balls of that so I thought I would give that a try first. Do a little destashing :)