Saturday, June 16

Moving to a new URL

This will be my last Blogger post, I have created a site via wordpress (I succombed to Ravelry advice).
For the next few days, I will probably be playing w/ widgets, template, etc. But I am knitting voraciously and should have lots of silken progress coming your way soon.

My new site is also easier:
Link here.
My blogger page has always had a sort of funny link, so maybe this will make life in general less confusing (Oh, if it were only that simple).

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, June 13


I finished the Ballband Dishcloth last night at a friend's house.
Pattern: Ball Band Dishcloth from Mason-Dixon Knitting
Cast-on: June 11, 2007/ Finished: June 12, 2007 (<24 hour projects are great for summer!)
Yarn: Sugar n Cream Cotton in Cornflower Blue, Ecru, and Sage, using up leftovers
Needles: US 7
Thoughts: Quick projects are such a great feeling when you finish! I made this dishcloth for my mother, as I don't need them while still living at home. I loved how quick the 4 row slip stitch pattern went, so rewarding.

And now I know just what to work on next.
The Pick:

Rebecca White Silk Sweater in Regal Silk
I enjoy the silk and the pattern. I began writing this post and listing excuses not to work on this sweater. Now, however, I see that the problems are simple to fix and the sweater doesn't have too much left to go. I plan on picking it up right now while I read Pride and Prejudice for my summer reading challenge.

Here's a fun shot of all the dishcloths I've made my mother:

Tuesday, June 12

Knit, Knit, Knit as Fast as I Can

This fall, I'll be moving into a teeny, tiny dorm room. And I have overwhelming amounts of UFO's, yarn, and books!
UFO's are my current focus.

Tonight I worked on a Valentine Pillow(something I cast on before I became a yarn snob). And ran out of yarn.

Then, I picked up my first Better-than-Booties Baby Sock and I screwed the toe up royally.

So far, my attempts at finishing these projects are failing miserably.

I received Mason-Dixon Knitting today from KnitPicks and I plan on making a few ballband dishcloths to rid myself of my overflowing cotton stash.

More progress and hopefully a few FO's coming soon.

Thursday, June 7

Recent Obsessions

I got my Ravelry invite this morning! It was very exciting: I've already added many projects and as much yarn as I could before my camera's battery died and I got tired of taking pictures. It's definitely as much fun as I heard it was-- hats off to frecklegirl and her husband for taking on such a project.
I bought a few books the other day:

Knitting Lingerie Style is such a beautiful book and with many patterns I love and cannot wait to knit. I ordered some elann Esprit last night so I can make the basic bra and panty set(Orchid Pink) and the thigh-high stockings(Chamois). Very excited!

I've been eying this book for a while. What drew me to it initially was the French Twist part, but Simple Sewing with a French Twist has many simple projects that I think even I could make.

Last, but most certainly not least, is Amy Sedaris' new book I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence. It is amazing. I was reading it yesterday in the same room as Hunter and I kept bursting out laughing. He thought I was a little crazy, but I never said I wasn't. She makes me want to throw amazing parties and be just the quirky woman that I am. Love it... it's been my night-time reading for the past two days!

Also, I've been anxious to make nona's sidewinder socks, but I didn't have the right size circulars. I ordered a few of KnitPick's classic circulars so that I can knit them as soon as the needles arrive. They will be arriving with a couple more books, ones I've also been lusting after for quite a while.

Until next time, I will be wasting hours upon hours of my life, and possibly losing real-life friends, while I play with Ravelry!

Tuesday, May 29

Summer Knits

Summer Projects
I have cast-on/swatched/purchased yarn for 3 different summer tops:

White Silk Sweater from Rebecca 33

I even took it with me to NC for Memorial Day:

This pattern is originally written to be knit flat in two pieces, but I wanted to knit it in the round, so I had to re-chart the lace, cast-on, etc.

Collared Tank from KnitSimple Spring/Summer 07

Cotton Twist

Rusted Root

Cotton Fleece

Summer Socks

After I modeled for Loopville, I bought some yarn (and they gave me a discount!)

I'm hoping to make nona's sideways socks

Thursday, May 24

Adventure Bag Progress

This bag has accompanied me everywhere this week and it's growing quickly!!

I have lots of pictures and little time, so a longer post will be coming probably Friday as tomorrow's Girl's Night Out, and of course I'll be taking the bag.

Monday, May 21


I have been intrigued by everyone's random things and found many of them to be like mine, so I tried to find some original ones (I know I'm too random).
Here goes:
1. I am a night person. Whenever I want to get things done, I start around 2 am and work, work, work until it's done. If I try to do it during the day, it doesn't get done.

2. I love French. I watch movies and TV shows in French whenever I have that option. I also love to listen to French music and sometimes translate songs and sing the lyrics in French. Also, I have a list of French knitting terms and sometimes I will read that for fun as well.

3. I hate heat. For a southern girl, that makes things tough. My pale skin and blonde hair is linked to my Norweigan heritage which prompts me to carry SPF 50 in my purse and offer it to friends whenever we go on an outdoor adventure.

4. I am a very idealogical person and believe that I will be able to do everything I want to in my life. Making my own beauty products, making my own clothes, baking bread, cooking with food from my garden, spinning my own yarn, having my own sheep, being completely sustainable while traveling EVERYWHERE as I begin school studying International Business, etc. You name it, I probably want to do it.

5. One of the most gratifying feelings to me is parking perfectly in a tight spot. Why? I don't know, but whenever I execute a perfect parking job I feel strangely proud of myself.

6. I have a fear of finishing knitting projects. Sewing seams, weaving in ends... it all scares me. I am a perfectionist and I always want my knitting to be perfect. The finishing/seaming of a knit reveals to me whether or not I'm happy with the project. Usually, there's something "glaring," but I suck it up and know that if it was perfect, I probably wouldn't be as happy with it.

7. I am an avid reader, or at least I used to be. Knitting has taken up a lot of my reading time and I have ADD, which makes it hard for me to concentrate on audiobooks. So, I now own more books that I have NOT read than I have. Luckily, I have learned how to knit and read, so this summer I hope to finish MANY of the books I own!!