Category Archives: SP12

still behind…

But I’m going to jump ahead to show you what my secret pal sent me:

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How great is all of that?? I lurve me some purple and it’s just saturated in purple. That merino/tencil roving? It’s so soft I want to sit it on my desk as a pet!

That Envirosax (evnirosack?) is going straight into the glove box of:

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My New Car!! (Did you hear that in “game show announcer voice”? cuz that’s how I said it…)

It’s my very first NEW car! A 2009 Nissan Versa and I love her very much. I’ll miss my truck but the newness and the gas efficiency and the reliability of new car are important to me. Plus look at all this room to bring home the fibery good all safe and sound and protected from the weather:

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Hopefully this weekend I can do a birthday wrap up and show off a real life Knitting Finished Item!!

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ack!

OK, so I’m so far behind in my SP12 questions!!

I haven’t entered any knitting into a fair/festival although if one was close I’d consider it. Probably wouldn’t do it though since I don’t think my knitting is THAT good, ya know? I mean it’s good and pretty but it’s not perfect and I like that…

My favorite hot summer dinner is: Grilled steak and a salad or potato… and a cold beer or sweet tea…

My favorite place to knit is my sofa. I’ve got all my notions and whatnot right there. I can sit “properly” or stretch out with my legs on the sofa. Usually I have a cat with me and in the winter, I have two cats hogging up the fleece blankie so it’s extra cozy!

OK. lastly and most recently the knitting style/Olympic event. I have NO clue on this one… None. At all, whatsoever!!

I’m 6 rows away from finishing the Baby Surprise Jacket!! It was no where near as hard as I thought… although I still have to figure out how to fold it up! Pictures will follow when it’s done. It’s quite pretty if I do say so myself…

And lastly my “spinning assistant” wants to thank everyone for your comments! She does actually sleep on or near the wheel a lot and it was just so funny to see her curl up while I was still trying to spin!

Hopefully later in the week, (or this weekend since today is Thursday! WHERE did the week go!?!) I’ll do a rundown of my lovely birthday this week!)

weekly update 7-20-08

I am woefully behind in posting this week and am sorry… it’s been one of those kinds of weeks that you never hope to repeat!

Let’s get that all out of the way then I’ll do my SP12 question of the week and update you on my knitting.

We first found out that a son of one of our knit group girls was horribly burned in an accident. This being after fire claimed the home twice of one of our other girls… So we’re planning on how to help them and rehoming their rescue bunnies and other critters when we get the awful news that another of our knit group girls husband was burned in a grilling incident. Both are at special burn hospitals in the region.

Other than working I’ve been trying to help with that this week. However one of my cohorts and I have organized a raffle. (<- ravelry link) We’ve scored a couple Ravelry tote bags, some fabulous yarn and are working on other prizes. Please follow the link if you’re on Ravelry and email me if you’re not and you’re interested. I’ll send you all of the information. If nothing else, can you please keep these good people and their families in your thoughts and prayers? 

Now, onto the not so bad stuff… 

SP12 – Questions #6
What is your favorite type of project to take along on holiday/vacation?

Hmm, quick and mindless! Socks, dishrags and the like. I did take my clapotis once with me. That was nice. 

If you’d like to share a story…Tell us about a time that you packed too much knitting or were stranded without knitting.

OK, it’s not a funny story per-se but my knitting was! My uncle passed away last summer and we were driving to Savannah for his memorial service. My mom said “make sure you take your knitting, I’m sure there will be down time”. Well, duh! I take my knitting everywhere but she was stressed so of course I just said “yes ma’am, I was planning on it”. So I go up to her house and we’re packing the car and she asks me what all I packed (she so goes into “Mom” mode when she’s stressed). So I start listing the clothes in my one bag and she said ok, what’s in that one- pointing to my backpack. I said, my knitting. I had my clapotis, socks on the needles, back up sock yarn, yarn for my chevron scarf I never knitted, and many many balls of kitchen cotton. Oh, and we were only gone 3 days. And I only got in a hour or two total of knitting time I’d say! Overpack? Me? Nah…. 

As far as my TdF knitting, haven’t done it 😦 I hope I get more knitting time in next week… I kinda miss it!

Oh and my monkey socks? Frogged. Totally and completely…

So this isn’t a totally pictureless post here’s my friend Laura’s new bunny she adopted from our friend:

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weekly update 7/13

I have one FO but I can’t share it just yet. I knitted a little something for my secret pal.

I’ve also knitted almost half a dishrag and that’s about it for the week. I did finish knitting my Flying Monkey sock and decided that I should try it on before I kitchnered the toe. I doesn’t fit. It’s in Time Out right now (bad monkey. Bad Monkey!)

I haven’t done anything on my sweater except buy the size 7 dpns…

So, that’s it. Hope y’alls knitting is going better than mine!

Weekly Update 7/6

Here’s my weekly rundown. 

On the Tour de France KAL front I’ve been knitting but getting no where. Case in point, here’s my sleeve:

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yeah. It’s looked like that 4 different times now. I had a great conversation with Becky about what to do since I didn’t like the sleeve as it was written and can not remember what the final plan was. However, I do remember the rest of the conversation enough that I’m forging ahead with trial and error. I will wear this sweater this fall. I Will.

My SOS08 update:

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Still plugging away on my Flying Monkeys. My goal is 3 or 4 pairs by the end of summer (that’s Sept 21) so I think I’m right on track. Especially considering that one pair will probably be done on Laura’s CSM (they won’t count towards my official SOS total but they will count towards my personal goal and my pile of socks to wear this winter!)

I’m working on some things for my secret pal. I wish I could share them but I can’t take the risk of them seeing it and catching on to me. I will take pictures and add them to my Ravelry projects page after the fact.

I suppose that’s about it. Weather’s been good. I haven’t ordered anything for myself except another set of size 1 needles (but really, can a girl have too many pairs of sock needles?) and they’re more of a replacement pair than an additional pair (and 3 pairs of US sz 1 is not a lot). And tomorrow I have to go buy some size 7 dpns for my sleeves but that’s about it.

Hope you had a safe and happy Independence Day (and Canada day for my northern friends!) and weekend!

SP12 Q2/SOS08

Question of the week #2-

As a kid, what did you look forward to most about summer vacation/break/holiday?

Hmm, I’m not sure… no school obviously, maybe getting to go on vacation?

I bought a couple non knitting related things for my pal today, too. I hope (s)he likes them.

For my SOS08 update:

I spent countless hours last night winding a cake last night. Pepper and Bartholamew were both very helpful in the winding process sitting on the table and rolling on the unballed yarn and such. So now I’m all ready to cast on for some monkeys! (I hope this yarn will work for them. If not I’ll find something else). Good thing I’m not in the most socks category!

OH and since so many of you asked, no, Pepper did not eat the whole Nilla wafer. She did eat a little bit of it but mostly licked it and snuggled with it. Silly cat indeed! 🙂

I can haz nillas

(brought to you by Pepper)

Look! The woman brought home some new stuff the other night. I declared it mine.

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She told me no, it wasn’t mine. It was hers. But I didn’t listen.

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Mmmmm, nillas… no wonder Mom brought them home. Thems good!!!

You think she’ll let me keep one?

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(now I return you to that yarn stuff mom won’t let me play with 😦 – P)

Thanks, Pepper!

She really was funny with that Nilla Wafer. She brought it down off the napkin and snuggled with it for a while…

So yarny stuff.

Thursday was our local Stitch N Pitch organized by Robin (thanks, Robin!!) and I DID actually take pictures!

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A large portion of our group being silly and knitting. There were more pictures but some of them were a little unflattering so I’m not posting them.

At the SnP Pam taught me a new dishcloth pattern. I had the bottom half done already and she just helped me out with the top part. I like it! I’m going to knit more of these.

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Today (and tomorrow, it’s not too late folks!) Becky had a big sale at Knitter’s Knook so I went down and visited with everyone and bought some yarn for me and some for my secret pal!

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I also cast on some socks for SOS08 but I’m not enjoying the two at a time by magic loop (I think I’d really like this book) right now so they’re going to sit and I’m casting on more socks. I’m not in it to win most socks knit but I would like to knit 3 or 4 pairs through out. That’s my personal goal. Oh and to have fun!