Wednesday, September 26, 2007


OK...not TOTALLY finished, but I cast off on my Season 16 Doctor Who scarf last night. I have been weaving in the ends of the yarn from the color changes at different points, so I don't have the whole scarf to do. Then I only have to add the tassels and I am done.

This will allow me to focus on my friend's Season 18 scarf as well as a cross-stitch project I have been "commissioned" to do. Still Who related. I know it isn't knitting, but I am sure to discuss it here, so get over it. It is a cross-stitch pattern of David Tennant as the 10th Doctor Who. Below is a picture of someone's completed project:

The patterns calls for allowing part of David's face to be the background of the cloth. I think that looks like crap,, in agreement with my cross-stitch guru mom...I am going to fill his face in completely with stitches. It will also be personalized for the receipient. It should be fun, it has literally been years since I cross-stitched...lord, don't get me addicted to this ccraft, too!

I also have the Harry Potter scarves...and my friend's commission of an argyle sweater vest...

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Ravelry Update

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Sunday, September 23, 2007


Sharing pictures:

My in my Doctor Who scarf...I only have about 2 feet worth of yarn left to knit!

Me modeling my friend, L_ scarf. I have probably knitted over 2 feet to this since he picture...

Mom is showing off her new socks!

Pinky before his scarf:

Pinky's scarf:

Pinky modeling his scarf:

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Short Update

Ravelry Update:

You signed up on August 27, 2007
You are #29279 on the list.
14024 people are ahead of you in line.
5030 people are behind you in line.
43% of the list has been invited so far

Getting closer...I listened to the most recent podcast of Stash and Burn where the ladies interviewed the couple responsible for Ravelry. It is making me EVEN MORE excited. They are kinda looking at the end of Septmeber as the Grand Opening due date, as they suggested their funds will run out and they will need Ravelry to start making money. I could be in by the end of the month. I can't WAIT!

Knitting update:

The end of my Doctor Who scarf is at hand. I am almost out of beige yarn. I haven't decided if I will just skip the next beige section or end it there...we will see how I feel when I get there.

So where are the pictures, right?

OK, shut up! Mom and I have been having too much fun to be photographing knitting. It will be done however, before mom leaves town. I have taken pictures if my Pink Panther and his scarf, but haven't posted them yet...I will, I will...

Podcast update:

I have found another knitting podcast I love called Cast On Dude, this woman's voice alone it so soothing. Her podcasts are a great and fun way to look at knitting. Find it and listen to it!

Mom update:

I think she really dug my knitted items gifts for her birthday. She even asked if I could knit her the Coffee Cup dishcloth on a chocolate brown, which of course, I did.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Pinky on my brain!

Some people grew up with a teddy bear...I had a Pink Panther stuffed animal...I got it when I was about 3 or 4, let's just say he is about 30 years old now.

Poor Pinky has taken some hits. I used to carry him around by the neck and it became very damaged. Little Pinky's head nearly came off at one point. I believe both my mom and myself have made various attempts to sew his neck back onto his body. At this point, there are whole sections of neck "skin" missing on poor Pinky.

A number of years ago I attempted to help Pink out by stuffing the fluff deficent neck with cotton balls in an attempt to help Pinky keep his head up. This did not work.

I was joking with mom about the condition of Pinky and that I was thinking of knitting him a patch for his neck. She not only suggested knitting Pinky a scarf to go around his neck, but also removing the cotton balls and replacing them with Polyfil (NO I did not think of that and I am a crafter.) So I did it.

I took the skanktastic cotton balls out of Pinky's neck and crammed it full of Polyfil. Then I began knitting him his very own scarf. I used the leftover Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky from my fauxhawk hats. This gave me the colors of red, white, blue and grey. I made a nice striped scarf, in the round on double pointed needles (so there would be no visible back) and added fringe. Then I sewed it in place.

Now Pinky holds his head up with pride all by himself for the first time in about 30 years. And he looks cute as a button. Thanks MOM!

Pictures to come tomorrow!

Ravelry Update:

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

My mom is in the air

So my mom is now in the air somewhere between Atlanta and San I can post the pictures of the stuff I made for her birthday.

I made her socks out of the Cascade 220 Quattro, using the Magic Loop method.

They are so small and cute compared to socks made for me. I used my Ott-Lite to light that photo, since I found it again in my craft's closet. I forgot how much I love that thing for crafting. But for some reason the colors still aren't right in the photo.

Also knitted mom a couple of discloths to go in her kitchen. She collects apple and coffee stuff in her I made her one of each! LOL Here is the Apple dishcloth:

I got the free pattern at Apple Dishcloth pattern

Then I made her this coffe cup dishcloth:

which I got from here: Coffee Cup Dishcloth pattern
I think everything turned out really well and that mom will like them...

Coming soon...the Who scarves!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


Ravelry Update:

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17182 people are ahead of you in line.
2972 people are behind you in line.
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Closer...but OH SO FAR AWAY.

Two quick things:

My mom will arrive for a visit on Thursday, I am so excited I can hardly stand it! Yes, there has been some majorly crazy cleaning going on, but there is always time to knit! I can't wait until she sees what I have knit for her, and then I can share the pictures here. Maybe I can even get her to model her socks.

I will also use this time to photograph my two Doctor Who scarves. I will either have mom model them, too, or have her take pictures of me modeling them. I think this is the only way to photograph them since they are now both over 5 ft long.

Speaking of the Who Scarf...I brought my Who scarf to knit before/during my symphony orchestra practice last night. I knew I was going to get there early and I wanted something I could brainlessly work on during practice and chuck down quickly if the pieces I am playing on came up. Sacked it all up in the morning (and I had vowed this was not going to be a mobile project anymore because of it's size) and was thrilled.

Got to practice and DAMN if I hadn't forgotten the pattern...yes, shut up, the Doctor Who scarf DOES have a pattern. All I had left in my knitting bag was the first of a pair of socks, right at the turning of the heel. Yeah, EASY place to pick up and put down...NOT. But I still did it, because I MUST KNIT and I was not going to deny myself this fabulous amount of knitting time.

This season, our first concert of our series, only has percussion on one of the three pieces...damn RIGHT that means LOTS of knitting time! What is so funny is that I will most likely end up knitting the Harry Potter Hogwarts scarves for my OTHER concert band (the concert is in April, I am so going to get all those 4 scarves done by then) at the symphony practice...I love it! LOL

And I have a confession...I bought yarn and needles recently. Although the money god paid me back. I bought the yarn for the Slytherin Hogwarts scarf and Addi turbo needles. The needles are where I got bitch slapped. I MEANT to buy US size 3 with a 32" loop so I could knit these socks using the magic loop method instead of double pointed needles. Dumbass picked up US size 1 32" loop turbo needles. I will never use those needles and now I am stuck with them. My local yarn store does not take returns on needles...CRAP...I could, I am sure, find some sock yarn that would meet gauge on size 1 needles, but that would mean buying yarn...spending money unneccessarily either way...pooh biscuit.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Waiting SO unpatiently

Ravelry update:

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I am going to take some photos of my works in progress this weekend to share.

I have decided that I have all the yarn I am going to buy for my Doctor Who, Season 16 scarf. It now touches the ground on both sides when worn around my neck. Even though I am not even halfway through the pattern, I figure at this length anything more is gravy. Last night I cut the yarn for and created the tassels on the beginning of the scarf. Used that as a guide and cut the yarn for the tassels on the end of the scarf...whenever that may be. So, basically, I am going to knit until I run out of yarn, call it finished and add the tassels!

I am so excited to be able to go to my local yarn store (LYS) for the ladies who get together on Fridays. I missed last week due to car repair and I am so looking forward to tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


I have been having problems trying to photograph my knitting.

I really can't complain, because I was using a digital camera that my mom gave me a couple of years ago. Nice, small, light. But it took FOREVER to get the flash to work and then it seemed to also take awhile for the picture to take. The ultimate frustration was I could NEVER find WHERE on the menu on the dang thing where I could switch it to close up to take pictures of my smaller knitting projects.

After talking with mom about the camera she was getting. And I just decided to hunt down my dad's old digital camera. I did find it, and I know how to work the dang thing, so I think I am going to use that for my knitting from now on. When I say old...that is in digital camera years. I beleive he bought it in 2001? The thing weighs a TON and is the size of an old 35mm camera. It has a wopping 2.0 megapixels (stop laughing). But you know what, I know how to use it and I have all the cords to plug it into power and the computer. AWESOME

Having said all that, the only stuff I finished were gifts and surprises so I can't share any pictures anyway! LOL

But I have a question for you all. Do you want to see works in progress, or just the finished objects?

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Long Weekend Knitting

My weekend of knitting is going absolutely fabulously!

I have now finished my mom's birthday present parts.

I have also finished the surprise for my friend, L_. It is cute as a button and I think she will get a kick out of it...but she won't get it until I finish and send off her Who scarf.

I have also begun the yarn stash/project database today. It is fab. I guess I will set it up now and then transfer it to the Ravelry website...when I finally get in. Here are my stats today:

You signed up on August 27, 2007
You are #29279 on the list.
17926 people are ahead of you in line.
1250 people are behind you in line.
36% of the list has been invited so far


OK, I got on the internet to look up the stats on the yarn I have in my stash, so I can work on my database.