Monday, September 18, 2006


Well the trip to Calgary is tomorrow (eep.) and it's down to the wire for the sweater. I had a brief daliance with a granny square. The possibility that I won't go to Calgary in a handknit was too awful to contemplate so I knit a purse last Thursday. I'll have to line it but that won't take to long (yeah right) I'll have plenty of time to finish the sleeves to the mesh sweater. Well here are pic of the purse modelled by my infamous mum and my dad.

This is the first picture that has been taken of my dad in YEARS (i think it runs int he family) and I can just imagine if he goes missing ... well people would be looking for him;>

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Dude! I got some serious haul! Check out my gifts! All purple and all mine. Too bad you can't transmit smell or touch. I got this Bamboo White Tea Body scrub, seriously, so sweet and floral and girly girly. Soft purple lace weights with pattern and a cable scarf that took me about 5 mins to puzzle out how the heck she got the scalloped edge (duh). My pal was the sweet and charming Cindiluhu, who may be net stalking me as we are in about, what?, 5 or 10 of the same knit communities? Was totally on the wrong track as to who she was! Thanks Cindi!!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

A meme I picked up but I forget where

1. What's your worst habit relating to your knitting?
spending so much money on yarn, yet i never seem to have enough

2. In what specific ways does your knitting make you a better person?
i'm calmer and hapier

3. How might you or your life be different if you were suddenly unable to knit?
dude, i'ed sue the world, not able to knit you know i'ed be up on that belltower

4. If money were no object, what one yarn, and what one tool or gadget would you run out and buy first?
swift and ballwinder

5. What knitting technique or project type are you most afraid of (if any)? What, specifically, do you fear will happen when you try it?
i can't do multicolour knitting, i don't fear it i am just not good at it, i fear entrelac because i think that i'eed get so pissed off with those fuzzy little triangles that i would take a blow torch to it, and that would waste good wool

6. Who is/are your knitting hero(es), and why?
i think my grandma because she kept 3 daughtres, 3 sons-in-law and 6 grandkids in handknits

7. Do you consider knitting, for you personally, a mostly social activity, or a mostly solitary activity?
it's solitary by default if i meet a knitter ( which seem to be rare here) we'll talk each others ear offunkless they are knitting then i'll think my stuff is crap and slink off in silence.

8. Is there a particular regional tradition in knitting that you feel strongly drawn toward (e.g., Fair Isle, Scandinavian, Celtic, Orenburg lace)? Any theories as to why it calls to you?
not really I love lace and aran style patterns tho

9. If you were a yarn, which yarn would you be?
i think i took this quiz once. i was cashmere, due to the fact that i am high maintenece

10. Some statistics:(a) How many years have passed since you FIRST learned to knit?
1 year, 1 month 26 days annndddd.....20 hours
(b) How many total years have you been actively, regularly knitting (i.e., they don't have to have been in a row)?
probably a few days more than that I learned a few times but my stitches were so tight

(c) how many people have you taught to knit?
(d) Roughly what percentage of your FOs do you give away (to anyone besides yourself, i.e., including your immediate family)
fo-what are those, not many except at chirstmas, of course i usually only finish those so about 90" but almost all my progects are cast on for me
11. How often do you KIP (knit in public)? i.e., once a week, once a month, etc. Where do you do it?
all the time, in line at the bank or walmart, i probably would say 10 times a week

12. If a genie granted you one hour to stitch-n-bitch with any one knitter, living or dead, who would you choose and why?
no-one by the time i stopped being totally intimidated it'ed be over

13. What aspect or task in knitting makes you most impatient
garter stitcha dn blocking

14. What is it about knitting that never lets you get bored with it?
my mistakes!

15.Tools i being insulted here....
i prefer srtaights to circulars, metal to anything

16. Which one person is the recipient of more of your knitting than any other?
my mum who is a size 2/3 it takes about 4 hours to knit the entire back of a cardigan for her.

17. What's the oddest thing about your knitting, or yourself as a knitter?
i've stuck with it this long, normally i stay with it about 3 weeks or until i have spent gobs of money (whichever comes first) but i know i will still be knitting come the end of the week and thats really unusual for me

18. What do you see yourself knitting - if anything - twenty years from now
aran sweaters and fair isle skirts

19. If you were stranded on a deserted island and could have only ONE SKEIN of yarn, which yarn would it be and what would you do with it?
i'ed horde the skien and learn to knit grass

20. If you were allowed to own only one knitting-related book, which would it be? (you'd be free to browse others, but you couldn't keep them)?
the biggest one i could find, something that had stitch patterns and how to make/shape garment instructions

21. Is knitting the new yoga? Why or why not?
it must be i haevn't killed anyone yet, and in my life that's saying something