Sunday, April 29, 2007

I broke down.

I've been really good lately (lately, as in, say, the past two weeks) about not buying so much sock yarn. I kind of broke down today, though. I couldn't resist. I bought this.

YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! I've not heard of this brand before, but I'm excited, nonetheless. Getting yarn in the mail is the absolute best, don't you think?

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Oh, yes.

The Lord hath answered all of my prayers. Check it out. I'm going shopping.


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

More photos from (last week's) Meetup

Mary Leigh so kindly sent me more pictures from last week's Meetup. Check them out on flickr.

Last night's meeting was totally awesome. Again. I say it every week, but it just keeps getting better. I bet we had at least 22 people last night. It must have been a record!! I believe that Laurie took a few candid shots last night...hopefully she'll send me those when she gets a chance (hint, hint)!


Thursday, April 12, 2007

Meetup Night

WOW! Tuesday night at Portland Brew was fantastic!!! I'm pretty sure it was the largest group we'd ever had. It was so nice to see Niquie and Jinjifore again!

Luckily for my bad blogger self, several people brought cameras, including Laurie P., who sent me these rockin' shots:

That's me (I swear, I am not that horrid-looking in person), Jennifer, Niquie, and Laura (from left to right)...

(from right to left) That's Mary-Leigh, Kim, Eli, and I'm-hoping-they'll-forgive-me-for-not-remembering-their-names on the end, and the side of Laura's head.

That's Betty, Jessica, Barb, and Catherine (from left to right)...

That's those-two-I-still-can't-remember-their-names-and-I'm-hoping-they-
won't-hate-me, and Eli, showing off the 13 inches of the scarf she knit in 10 minutes.

Eli again, showing off 4 more inches after 10 minutes, and Kim...

And finally, that's Barb, Catherine, and those two nice ladies again.

A good time was had by all! I can't wait for next week. Please join us sometime!

The Knitting Guild meeting is tonight, and I'm hoping to go.


Monday, April 09, 2007

I shouldn't knit when I'm tired.

Last night, after the festivities of Easter (I got to fill and hide eggs this year!), I came home and started the leg of a sock from Charlene Schurch's second book - More Sensational Knitted Socks. I was able to score a copy while I was at the Harmony of Fibers festival a few weekends ago. I started a pattern from the Eight-Stitch collection within the book called "Scrolls". So, I knit about 10 rows of the 16-row pattern with no trouble and then flaked out at around row 11 somehow like a big dope. I tried to unknit and then start over, but then I couldn't figure out what row I knit last. I felt like a tard.

One time, while knitting at the library (which is going on as I type this), Ann asked if I ever knit socks with patterning instead of just the plain, stockinette socks I knit all the time. I replied to her, "Well, I've started a few of those, but those generally don't ever get done." The problem is, I want to get out of that rut...I've been there, done that. I've bought so much hand-dyed sock yarn, and knit so many plain socks out of it, that now I'm a tad bored with all that, even though they're all still so beautiful (to me, anyway). So, I want to challenge myself, and knit a little more "impressively".

So, if I'm going to knit more impressively, I'm going to have to resolve to not do it when I'm tired, otherwise I'll just get frustrated and screw it all up and knit "retardedly" vs. "impressively" and then toss it aside and then start another sock.

And yes, that's a lot of rambling, and for that I apologize. You don't have to read it if you don't want to.

Thank you for enjoying this post,

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


How cool is this thing?

I don't really ever eat toast, but this thing looks mighty handy. It's the One-Click Butter Cutter.

Oh hell...maybe I just like the name.

And I realize this has nothing to do with knitting. I'll get on that soon.

Thank you for enjoying this post,