Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Vacation time to get away!

I'm back from my long weekend in Flagler Beach. I had an amazing time. The weather was gorgeous. The beach was beautiful and practically empty. I even built my first sand castle! It made a valiant stand against the incoming tide, but nonetheless it eventually fell to its watery enemy. We had Thai food, ice cream, cannolis, fish 'n' chips, margaritas. Found a nice used bookstore and picked up some Nick Hornby books. It was practically perfect. I didn't want to come back. But here I am. *sigh*

Friday, September 21, 2007

Happy Day!

I finally made it onto Ravelry!! My username is "pescivendolo" so everyone add me!

I'm currently on vacation in Flagler Beach, FL. We're in a cabin right on the beach right beside A1A. The weather's gorgeous. The beach is empty. We have movies, Scrabble, food, the lappy. I have my knitting bag. It's a beautiful thing.

Friday, September 14, 2007

The pretty!

Tomorrow is my big work event. I comfort myself with the knowledge that no matter how it goes tomorrow, I'll still be coming home to 6 beautiful new skeins of Misti Cotton Silk. I think it might be the yarn of my dreams.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

I'd have to live in a box and eat only lox and have a pet fox

So, last night, I may have... FINISHED MY FIRST SOCK!!! Woowooo! It's a traditional sock - top down, stockinette, heel flap. (Ooh, funny story about the heel flap - it's accidentally decorative. I didn't realize until halfway through that slipping purlwise =/= slipping with yarn in front. Oopsy. At least it looks nice. I'll just have to do that with the second sock as well.) It's in Louet Gems in Baby Coral. It's a bit loose in the leg because I've got scrawny ankles, but other than that it fits great! Yay! Pictures -

Currently I'm trying to finish up my baby blanket before the baby shower on Sunday. I'm almost there! After that I have to hunker down and finish my Who scarf by the end of the month. Then I can go hog wild on some new projects, including my first shot at lace!

Still waiting on my first issue of Interweave Knits. They need to speed it the hell up so I can start my Tilted Duster (which I'm going to make out of Malabrigo, so I can be like all the cool kids). They found the time to send me my bill, but my magazine hasn't arrived yet despite being shipped 2 weeks ago. Hmmm.

Signed up for the Harvest Sock Swap (linky button thing in the sidebar), which I think will be a great chance to practice my new sock skillz.

I also signed up for Kathe's top-down no-pattern raglan sweater class. My motivation has nothing to do with having priority pickins at the Malabrigo. I swear. *whistles*

Oh! I just got this beautiful etsy sock yarn in the mail -

The seller is kavatar0 and she shipped super super fast. The yarn is gorgeous, and I even got some candy with it! Yay!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

For folks who asked for kitty pictures

This is a GKP - Gratuitous Kitty Post.

Big fat Coca-Cola

Coke doing what he does best - snuggling

Pixie (AKA Pixie Dixie Diddlydump or Pixie Lou Hoo Who's No More Than 2)

Matt and Pixie, his girlfriend

Maybe later I'll post pictures of the foster twins. And actual knitting-related content. For now, though... mrow!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Epic fail.

KnitPicks Crayon is made of epic fail. Or maybe I'm made of epic fail. I'm getting used to the 2 balls getting tangled since I'm double-stranding the baby blanket. But sometimes the junk just gets these massive tangles all within one ball, whether or not it's wound. Like tonight. I swear this was the biggest tangle I've ever seen in my life. It was a triumph of knottitude. Here's how I spent my evening - not knitting, just untangling and cursing...

Eventually I had to cut the yarn (twice!), but the knot is gone. For now. Tomorrow I'll find some way to appease the angry yarn goddess, so that this doesn't happen again.

(See my 30 year old couch? Lovely, ain't it?)

Monday, September 3, 2007

Pictures of my Who Scarf

It's about 50% done, which means I'm a bit behind in the Knit-Along. I'm going to work extra hard on it this week, as well as the baby blanket for the baby shower that's in 2 weeks.

(The creepy statues are located in San Marco Square.)