Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Seasalt, anyone?

Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
I've started knitting the Cherry Bomb tank again (this will be my second one) from Big Girl Knits. Here's a pic of my very beginning work on it. I'm only about 5-6 inches into it. The yarn is Bernat Soy Naturals and the color is Seasalt. It's a light blue and feels so silky and soft to the touch and drapes really well.

I also finished another Everlasting Bagstopper. I think this is my 4th or 5th bag like this I've knitted. This one is for the Going Green Swap over on Ravelry.


The color is Hot Green (LOL) and the yarn is Sugar and Creme on size 10.5 US needles.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Question of the Week #7

What is(are) your favorite place(s) to knit? I usually knit in my living room in front of the tv.

What supplies (besides yarn & needles) make the setting perfect for knitting? A cup of coffee/tea/soda (some sort of drink) and the remote control.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

QOTW #5-6

Question of the week #5

1) Where is your favorite place to go for vacation/holiday? I love vist Oklahoma because all my family and friends live there.

2) Where is one place you’d like to go? I'd love to visit NYC once in my lifetime. I have these little fantasies of myself taking pictures on the Brooklyn Bridge.

Question of the week #6

What is your favorite type of project to take along on holiday/vacation? Anything small, mostly socks, small bags, hats, etc. On my recent vacation I worked on an Everlasting Bagstopper and a pair of plain St st socks.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

It's been an interesting few days around here....

A few interesting tidbits....I got a new tattoo!!! Actually, my gf and I got matching 'M' tattoes on our inner wrist.


This tattoo was given by a wonderful artist @ Budda's Body Art in Erie, PA. I wish I could have taken some pics to show you guys but there is no flash photography allowed in the shop. They don't even want people to have cell phones in the building but of course people sneak them in. Check them out!!! www.buddhas.com

Also, I'm just about done with the Monica tank top for Aija. The pattern calls for all the pieces to be knit flat but that just meant alot of finishing and seams so I knit it in the round. I knit the ruffle flat tho and added it in the end. All this baby needs is a couple of straps and weaveing in the ends.


I neglected to pay attention to the first few lines of the pattern and just jumped in. The first 3 rows are in garter stitch to prevent it from rolling as you can see in the pic. I didn't do that. I know, I'm an idiot. LOL I'm debating on weather to go back and pick up those stitches for the garter or to just leave it like that. What do you think?

I also finished up the Mason-Disxon dishcloth. Take a look...


Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 4th Of July!/Question of the week #4

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Originally uploaded by Sinnomen1977
We took the little kids out to see the Boom Over The Bay; a local fireworks display over Presque Isle Bay. The baby you hear in the background is my gf's great nephew.

As for knitting, I've been bitten by the dishcloth bug. I seem to have quite a bit of kitchen cotton in my stash 0701081159.jpg

so I started knitting it up. This is my second ballband dishcloth here...


I'm also knitting a Mason-Dixon dishcloth. I'll take a pic of it soon. The most exciting thing about the MD dishcloth is that this is the first time I've knit bobbles of any kind!!!! And now that I've knit bobbles, I can say, I don't really like them. But this is just another skill I can add to my skillset of stuff I can do. I've done cables on the CPH and now bobbles. I don't know whats next for me (maybe Clapotis?) but I love learning as I go along.

The Question of the Week #4

1) What yarn (that you don’t have/haven’t used) would make your stash “complete”? I'd love to try out the musk ox yarn, quivet? Maybe a hat made of quivet to keep me warm this winter!

2) What yarn do you never want to be without? Hmmm...thats a hard one. I like kitchen cotton b/c it's so easy to do a million things with, not just dishcloths. But there is something to be said about a hard wearing/working wool that felts well, also. I can't decide!

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