Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Because I'm not getting work done anyway!

I would love to say this is a work of art, but honestly it is less than an hours worth of knitting and a pretty button. This is roomy enough for my new camera, and it is made out of cotton ease. Knit on xmas morning with chocolate by my side. Yes, I still have some left over (chocolate and yarn). Either I run out of yarn in the middle of something, or a skein has self reproductive qualities to it. Either way, my camera shouldn't get too bumped up, the whole back is the viewfinder, I need to get a screen protector for that pronto!

Monday, December 25, 2006

Nothing knitting for xmas.

Note: This blogger switch is pissing me off more by autodirecting to the NEW blogger with my gmail account. I have to quickly hit the stop button before it redirects in order to log into the OLD blogger and then update.

I didn't get anything knitting related for xmas! This is weird!

I did get a brand new camera for xmas, and I still can't take a decent photo. I guess the next step is hiring a photographer....maybe a dwarf who can fit in my pocket so I can take all the credit ;)

Merry xmas or whatever the hell you do or don't celebrate. For me, it is gifty time and my loving husband outdid himself this year (you know, besides the house, because that is a damn good gift). I knit a little pouch for my camera, but you don't need to see that just yet. I took a picture, but I forgot to download it, and I have a damn headache. It is stockinette, you aren't missing much.

And yes, I did figure out how to turn ON red eye reduction after my photos were taken. Kthx. I still suck as a photographer.

Thursday, December 21, 2006


That was creepy, I was logged into google, and I couldn't find my blogs! Hah. Dumb switchover. I guess I have to wait for this to get sorted out.

Anyway, I haven't been knitting at all really. We signed our name on the dotted line for a house. So, no time for knitting, as the husband has deemed that if *I* want a house, I'm to do all the work.

I'd say I'm joking, but honestly, I'm doing everything. And I'm a bit too organized. My knitters bag is now home owners central, with every sort of file we could ever need for a mortgage and buying. It is ridiculous. I don't think I can fit any knitting in it anyway.

So, we'll be living in a cute little house in Brentwood. It is small, but adorable. There is tons of room in the basement too. You know, I gotta stash that yarn somewhere!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Minimalist Funnel Neck

All nice and cosy in All Seasons Cotton. This is a great Rowan yarn. The arms shrank up a bit when I blocked it (I didn't pull) so now they are stretching kind of akwardly at my elbow, but hey, I still like it.

Okay, this took about a week, BUT it is because I could knit on it all day. So today I feel ultra knowledgeable in search engine optimization since I am wearing my "notes" per se.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Headline News

I finished this weeks ago but finally got around to a photo. I really do like it. The plastic in the brim is great. You can't really see the cables, but I swear they are there. It is the perils of knitting in black.

The pattern calls for 200yds, but I used maybe a bit more than half a skein of Cotton Ease which is 207yds. I can weigh it and tell you exactly how much I used, but honestly, "it was quite a bit less than 200yds" is accurate enough for the morning.

Great quick project. Don't be afraid of it, the instructions in Stitch & Bitch Nation are very well written.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

They liked it!

I finally gave my boss the puppy baby booties and the hat. They LOVED them! Yay! I'm still blocking (yes, I NEED a sweater dryer, towels just make things annoying) and I still haven't taken a photo of my hat.

Honestly, I just keep on forgetting.

Anyway, binary is coming along. I have the pattern memorized, and it is going to be random as I'm too lazy to remember which digits to do when. I'm doing it on circs too, dpn's would have been figety. I still want to do the "Caution" scarf, but I still haven't gotten to get some bright yellow yarn.

Me, knitting in bright yellow. *shudder* At least the bright green is geeky!

Friday, December 08, 2006

I knew it.

I knew I had that bright green yarn for something!

Well, my DH might like it, but I would too! I have 2 more inches on the last sleeve to do before I try it on and see if I like 3/4 length sleeves. Hrm. I could have knit when I got home, but I had unpacking to do and bunny bonding time. My DH was sick all last week and at home. He had the bunny on the open range pretty much 24/7 since he was there. She wasn't pleased going back into her domain this morning. Though I think I end up giving her bigger pieces of banana, so its all good.

Hopefully I'll remember to snap a photo of my darn hat this weekend. Doh!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Been at a Conference

So I've been at a Conference all week. Since I don't take notes, I have been knitting through the sessions. Nobody seems to mind, or at least the speakers think it is cool.

Which means, I'm almost done my MFS! If I do short sleeves, I can have it done tomorrow by the final session, but I think I might go longer. I have enough yarn, so why not? I tried it on and I LOVE it. LOVE the fit. It was worth the miles of k1p1. Really. It is hugging and flattering and nice. I'm getting some ladders from my dpns with the cotton, but it will block out. Which only means I have to block it before I wear it! Boo!

I can't believe I'm so happy with it. Well, I guess it depends on the sleeves. I'm considering 3/4 length, but I dunno, maybe I should go full. I don't know which I would get more use out of. Hrm. I AM getting tired of the ribbing, that is for sure.

And I let the people at my conference (search engine strategies) know about all the knitting bloggers that are out there (one person knew of a cr*chet blogger). No, we don't just all blog about technology, sheesh. These people are so sheltered. And no, I don't optimize my blog, because I do it for a living and I really don't blog about much that is worthy content. I tend to just report on finished objects.

I am starting to feel bad about that. Maybe I need more content. Maybe I need to not be at a conference that is telling me I need more content. Then again, there are way too many companies who are paying bloggers out there. And they don't have knitters on their lists. Facists!

Hah! Then again, I don't want to be a slave to advertisers. They can all go to hell I say. I'll plug what is good for free. Or maybe a hank of yarn or 2....just kidding ;)

I just realized I finished my Headline News last week and never took a photo. Bad blogger. I'll post that soon, the hat is at home and I'm in Chicago!