Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Almost free

Dan and I leave for our little camping trip on Friday (and we're actually going for three days without the dogs!). Even though the quarter is over for my editing job, things have been frantic around here! Since the last post, I have:

  • decided on a school
  • registered for classes
  • left a job
  • started a new job
  • learned how to use a sewing machine
  • and much, much more!

I'll be gone till the fifth, and when I come back I hope to have vacation knitting projects to show. The forecast insinuates that it'll be cool enough to knit with wool, but we'll see about that.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Dear Secret Pal,

Thanks for the lovely birthday gift.

My birthday present-Secret Pal style!

Did you make the cases yourself? They're fabulous (and I'm not just saying that because I have a fear of sewing machines)!

notion bag detail

I am totally ready for portable summer knitting now.

Smells good!

I haven't decided how to use the yarn you gave me during the swap, but when I do, expect lots of pictures (I have recently upgraded cameras to the Canon 10d, which will be coming in the mail any day now).

Needle case detail

Thanks a lot!

Mint/stitch marker case

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Life is good.

The weather has been glorious lately. On my birthday I got to spend some time in the yard with my girls:

Birthday kisses

Birthday kisses

And I've even got some knitting to show (and some marigolds, too- the hanging baskets are only five bucks at Meijer right now!):

A little work done

Have a good day!

lomo marigold

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Congratulations are in order

belatedly, to my friends Joe and Michele, on their marriage:

Joe and Michele

and to me, for attaining the ripe old age of 26.

lomo flowers

Have a good day.

lomo cherries

All of these photos were manipulated to make them look a little more like lomography (frankly, I'd rather take spontaneous photos with a decent camera and let the serendipity happen in post-processing, but that's a debate I'd rather not have...)

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

I'm just too loose.

I have tried three different times to knit a sock this week, and I have come to the conclusion that I am the World's Loosest Knitter. I think that I'm going to have to go down to US00 to get gauge for the yarn I've got (Fleece Artist and Lana Grossa both!). I was hoping I could stay in the positive integer range for needles, but probably not. Now what do I do with this size 1 Addi Turbo?

I finished the shawl, blocked it, wore it, stretched it out, and haven't reblocked it, so I have no photographs yet. I'm also working on a freeform kind of project with some recycled red cotton tape yarn. We'll see if it fits.

They've got these cartoonishly big balls of Sugar 'n' Cream cotton at Michael's in my kitchen colors- robin's egg blue and a pink/red variegated. I should pick some up as a birthday gift to myself.

But then again, everything I buy this month I consider a gift to myself. Case in point: the Bath and Body Works semi-annual sale. :)

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