Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I used to be a better blogger

I was looking over some old posts, trying to clean things up (just for you, Mom! ha, ha!) and gosh, I used to be a lot better at keeping track of my projects here. I think Ravelry has really snarfed up all that time and energy.

So in the interest of keeping this a knit/crochet blog, here's a picture of yarn!
that will (hopefully) soon become a cute hat. I've agreed to test-knit a pattern for a Rav person. I let Nick pick the yarn; I was gonna go with Paton's Classic Merino, but he picked this swankier Amherst Valley. The kid has expensive tastes. Good thing I got it as a freebie!

Anyways, I think I'd better use this space for to keep better track of my knitting/crochet. Rav lets me keep track of my WIPs and FOs, but not my nebulous future plans. So here's some of the things I've got yarn for but haven't started:

Chunky hat from some homespun I got in a trade
Crochet squares for a blanket for a Rav friend
Crocheted sweater for Afghans for Afghans
Another BYOB, in an orange color
Amigurumi animals/creatures for Dennis and the kids
Tunisian crochet scarf from some pricey bamboo
Honest to god sweater, once again repurposing my Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece
Baby blanket for Mindy's future kid (due... October? maybe?)
Ornaments from crochet thread

ugh, I'm going to stop there. The list is so long I'm getting anxious! I will concentrate instead on stuff I've actually started, if I can get a couple of things done I'll feel better:

Nick's blanket
Purple/green socks
Barney in a blender socks
Yosemite sweater

so many. must buckle down.

Friday, July 18, 2008

kermit was wrong, it's real easy being green!

It all started with a desire to get something my LSG swap partner would like. I went to the warehouse and acquired:

(hmmm, that looks a little fuzzy. well good! don't want swappy partner figuring out what she's getting!) She likes green. Cool. It inspired me to make my next project, a Tunisian crochet scarf, in a greeny colorway. I found some SWTC Bamboo in the Midori colorway:

And as long as I was all the way out to Pickerington, I figured I'd pick up a color of Cashmerino Aran I hadn't seen before:

OK, OK I'll admit it, I was swept up in GREEN FEVER. I mean, dammit, I buy so much purple stuff, surely I should branch out?

So I started planning a Branching Out. Which meant I needed more yarn.

In green.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

all done bringin' my own bag

My BYOB turned out purty. I think I effed up the bottom tho... the curved edge of the bottom is under the handles, and all the other pictures i've seen have the curved edge, you know, under the edges. What-EVAR. It will still hold stuff so who cares? Plus I finished it, unlike many other things I'm working on, LOL

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

happy b-day dennis

hubster's b-day was today. Actually, yesterday since it's after midnight here and all. He joins me in the 40's, muahhahhah.

And is this not the cutest thing evar?

my new kitten Miley models my BYOB. She's a sweetie, but I forgot how obnoxious kittens can be. For example, she's attacking my leg this minute, and the curtains, and my ice cream dish. It's the Kittening Hour, aka the Hour of Scampering.