Monday, March 18, 2013

Disaster and a Cardboard Jungle

This past weekend was Knit Camp. What is Knit Camp? It is what is sounds like, a sleep away camp, with cabins and a mess hall! This is year number 4 and it was a blast. We put the tables around in a square, everyone had their Ott Light and the knitting festivities began Friday night. People bring treats and I brought a case of Diet Coke (a necessity).

I worked on a "simple" pullover, short-sleeved sweater with lace on the edge. I am making it in a salmon pink color. The back...finished and I had the front finished to the arm hole shaping when I got to camp...until something got crazy. Here's what it will look like.

I worked on it Friday and about 3/4 of Saturday and then things went wrong. I was getting the wrong stitch counts, so I started the front panel back. I ended up ripping out the entire front of the sweater because I could not get the right stitch count.  Not exactly a Hindenburg type tragedy, but it was still pretty ugly. Still, I'd rather it was done right than have the sweater be wrong and not wear it.

Knit Camp itself was fun and I'm still glad I went. I made these little sheep for a purpose I didn't know about...

They were game pieces for a game called Yarnopoly, created by Carol Myers! It was a blast to play!

My move is hopefully coming together...I think I might have some paid movers. This will greatly ease my mind. I have been so overwhelmed with everyone who has offered to help me with me move. Once again, friends are awesome!


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I'm Moving Out!

I am that much closer to moving to Highland! I can say and am excited about moving in, but the actual move itself, not so much. Here is what my apartment looks like right now:

Yeah, there is still a lot left to the kitchen.

The commissioned lace shawl is turning out beautifully.
I've had some minor set backs, had to rip back some rows, but overall, I LOVE the pattern and I love how it's turning out.  I can't wait to show the person who commissioned it!

Other knitting is going well...I can't believe how many commissions I have going right now. I feel honored that people want me to knit for them.

In other fiber news, in the process of moving, I have discovered the full extent of my yarn stash and it is shocking! Seriously, I am amazed. I have also found started projects I'd forgotten I even had.  I think I could knit a cozy to cover the whole planet with the yarn I have!!!


Call the Midwife, season 2 has ended in Britain and it was wonderful, despite them calling crocheted squares knitted.  I think they will show this on PBS, I highly recommend watching it.

I'm watching The Amazing Race, which mom got me started on when I was sick last year.  I'm cheering for the hockey player brothers, It will be interesting to see how far their hockey skills can take them.

The Walking Dead...brilliant, I love David Morrissey (The Governor) and I know I will mourn the loss of his evilness when they kill him off (you know that's coming!)

I've only watched the first episode of David Tennant in Broadchurch and it is awesome. I hope it will get picked up and shown here in the US.


Still with Nicholas, but I also picked up Victoria Thompson's, Murder on Sisters' Row, which is a part of her Gaslamp series, Victorian Era murder/mystery set in New York City. I love this series!


Saturday, March 2, 2013

I'm Your Private Knitter

(Sung to the tune of Tina Turner's "Private Dancer")

All them come in the yarn store
And they are all the same
You don't look at their faces
And you only ask their names
You appreciate them as human
You take projects from them all
You keep your mind on the money
Keeping your eyes on the yarn

I'm your private knitter, a knitter for money
I'll knit what you want me to do
I'm your private knitter, a knitter for money
And any pattern will do

I want to make a million dollars
I wanna live out by the sea
I want to marry David Tennant
Yeah, I want to live in the UK
All them come in the yarn store
And they are all the same
You don't look at their faces
And you only ask their names

I'm your private knitter, a knitter for money
I'll knit what you want me to do
I'm your private knitter, a knitter for money
And any pattern will do

Deutsch marks or dollars
A handwritten check will do nicely, thank you
Let me knit you up a collar
Tell me, do you wanna see me do the Kitchner again?

YES! I got more commissions today...two more cowls. The patterns and yarn are by the door and I'm too lazy to get up to fetch them, so YOU must wait.

My Christmas tree is still half naked...

I need to pack more...


Friday, March 1, 2013

Christmas is almost over!

In my house, finally, well, nearly...the decorations have been put away and the tree is half naked. My back started hurting, I don't know if I will finish tonight.  I need to get on the ball getting my apartment move is 30 days away!

No new knit news.  I have some yarn coming from Knit Picks to make a pair of fingerless gloves for a friend.  I'll tell you more when the yarn arrives!

So what else is up?

TV...on Netflix I am watching the Ye Olde version of Battlestar Gallactica.  I remember watching it as a wee one and having a bit of a crush on Starbuck. I think I could run the Gallactica on the show with iPhone! LOL  It's cheesy...duh...but it's fun. 

Regular TV, of course there is The Walking Dead, Community, The Big Bang Theory...I started watching The Carrie Diaries. I almost pitched it to the curb when I heard it was a prequel to Sex In the City.  I never watched a millisecond of that show because (and I'm sorry if I offend) the premise sounded asinine. But Freema Agyeman (Martha on Doctor Who) is in it and it's set in the 80s, so I am giving it a try.

Reading...I am completely cracked out on The Walking Dead comic books, I am trying to get caught up. I think I am on 95 or 96? I have never read a comic book series before...ever. But I am really enjoying it.  Apparently it is the only thing my brain can process right now.  I also have Nicholas Nickleby (Charles Dickens) in my Kindle (it's FREE! as are all his books!) and most nights The Walking Dead beats out Nicholas.

I love my Kindle my mom got me for Christmas.  It took me a bit to get settled in with it.  Leave it to Ravelry to have a group on how to use your Kindle! Ravelry is amazing!