Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!!!

This is totally not knitting, but I thought y'all might want to see my costume.

Goth Girl Cindy

See the fine detailing

I even got a ring

It is surprisingly expensive to go goth.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Fast blanket

Okay, can't talk long cuz I've got to get to work, but here is what I've accomplished this week.

Hemlock Ring Blanket - after blocking

This is the Hemlock Ring Blanket from Brooklyn Tweed.

As always, before blocking, the lace pattern looked like ass.

Hemlock Ring Blanket, pre-blocking

But after blocking, even clumsy, unsophisticated blocking like mine, the project looked right pretty.

Hemlock Ring Detail

And finally, the socks that I've been working on. I worry that they are a little tight, but I think they should be okay.

Argyle2 socks

Now off to work!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

That didn't last long

I've cast on three projects since the last post, and I haven't finished a single one of the projects that had been hanging over my head. But I'm an adult now, and I don't have to finish my stuff if I don't want to!

I think everyone should take a look at this site. Awesomest useless knitting ever. If I could go to the gallery show, I would.

So yesterday, instead of working (which I really should have been doing), Orion and I went on a road trip to Devil's Lake State Park, going over the utterly creepy cable-driven Merrimac ferry. After that, we came home and watched Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with RiffTrax. We then were trying to figure out what else Gene Wilder had been in, and saw an ad for Nightmare Before Christmas 3D. Within ten minutes we were out the door and on the way to the theater. It was an awesome day, full of hyperlinks. Maybe that will make up for the lack of pictures.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ravelry Stole Your Bloggers

So if you knit, and you haven't signed up for Ravelry yet, you are probably wondering why your bloggers aren't talking quite as much. All of our time is on ravelry. All of my new FOs are on ravelry. I swear, I think I've left my mind on ravelry a few times there. Plus, my work hasn't decided to firewall that one yet, but they won't let me sign in to blogger, so that one is easier to get to. Sign up.

Things have been going well here: Mom and Ken visited, headaches have been reduced, weather finally got Seattle-style (no more insane heat!). I still have stuff in storage from Austin, and that has been nagging at me. But things are now... calmer. (Not to be confused with Rowan Calmer.)

!!! FOs !!!

Okay, so it doesn't have the stuffing yet, but that's with the Austin stuff:

Oh yeah, you see it:
Swing cardigan

I have also finished the pair of socks I had been working on ages ago. No second sock syndrome for me!
YO cable sock

Okay, so I guess that isn't a whole lot of FOs for the 2 weeks or so that I've been absent from ya, but it seemed like I was finishing like a madwoman lately. I'm tired of having all these unfinished projects over my head, so nothing is getting cast on until everything is off my needles (maybe I'll make an exception for the mystery stole. That would just be too mean.