Friday, July 31, 2009

Amy Singer and I...

are basically going to have lunch together on my birthday! How exciting is that?


Amy is coming to my LYS. My DH, being the wonderful man he is, bought me a ticket for a class she is giving on a Shawl Design Starter Class!! Since the class is 10-1 lunch is included.

Just peel me off the ceiling!

Do you think I would be a dork if I had her autograph the book I have with "Happy Birthday! -Amy Singer"?

Her book No Sheep for You was the first knitting book I ever bought. You see both Amy and I can not knit with wool. I also found out she has house rabbits, much like my household.

Well I'm sure I'm going to bore you with going on about how thrilled I topic switch.

DH and I are having some down time, a part stay-vacation and part travel vacation. So, you may not hear from me for a few days. I've had quite a hard time at work these past few months, compiled with my DH's health and unemployment status I need to get refreshed.

So, until next time...

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A little me time

via way of a Q & A...
  1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:50AM
  2. How do you like your steak? Medium-well
  3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Coraline
  4. What is your favorite TV show? Royal Pains (at the moment)
  5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Bermuda
  6. What did you have for breakfast? yogurt and animal crackers
  7. What is your favorite cuisine? American
  8. What foods do you dislike? The list would be WAY too long! I'm a very picky eater.
  9. Favorite Place to Eat? Chuck's
  10. Favorite dressing? None
  11. What kind of vehicle do you drive? Honda CRV
  12. What are your favorite clothes? lounge pants with oversize shirt
  13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Alaska
  14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? This depends on my day.
  15. Where would you want to retire? Bermuda
  16. Favorite time of day? It starts when I walk through the front door after a long day
  17. Where were you born? Northampton
  18. What is your favorite sport to watch? Nascar
  19. Bird watcher? Absolutely! I LOVE my feeders!
  20. Are you a morning person or a night person? Night
  21. Do you have any pets? A very spoiled rabbit
  22. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share? I'm going on vacation this year when I thought I wouldn't be able to go anywhere this year.
  23. What is your favorite childhood memory? I have so many of these too!
  24. Always wear your seat belt? Yes
  25. Been in a car accident? Yes.
  26. Any pet peeves? People who take what you do and claim they did it.
  27. Favorite pizza toppings? Ham & Pineapple
  28. Favorite Flower? Three way split - daisy, pansy & petunia
  29. Favorite ice cream? Peppermint Stick
  30. Favorite fast food restaurant? KFC I really like the new grilled chicken.
  31. How many times did you fail your driver’s test? I didn't
  32. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Either LL Bean or Kohls
  33. Do anything spontaneous lately? Invited the DH's family over, spur of moment without prior consultation. Oops!
  34. Broccoli? I'll eat it, but it isn't in the top 3
  35. What was your favorite vacation? I always say our last one. So, that would be Niagara Falls, Canada side.
  36. Last person you went out to dinner with? DH
  37. What are you listening to right now? Iron Chef America... go Cat Cora!!
  38. What is your favorite color? Blue
  39. How many tattoos do you have? None
  40. Coffee Drinker? Yuck...even the smell makes my stomach turn.

Did you learn anything new?

I haven't been knitting the past few days. My work has been insanely busy. I've had one employee out for a family emergency, one is sick, one is on when I get home I do not dare start knitting for fear of messing up.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Still photo troubles

Ok, the work around only worked for so long. So, it makes uploading photos a much more time consuming task. (read into that as totally irritating!) I need to hunt through the bin of computer software and find the camera software CD.

I've been working on my Lutea every night since you saw it last. Here is what it looks like:I have to learn a new stitch to finish it. It is called a 3 needle bind off. I'm used to the kitchener stitch, so this will be different. I'm waiting until I have some daylight knitting time...maybe at some point this upcoming week.

I did try it on and I'm disappointed at how short it is. I even followed the directions on the length, otherwise I really like it!

I've cast off for another project.. It is the the Shawl That Jazz.
CO: 248 Stitches
Needles: US 8 Hiya Hiya 24" circulars
Yarn: Knit One Crochet Too 2nd Time Cotton
Colorway: 219 Borealis

I've really been looking forward to knitting up this one for the past few months.

I did find a bunny photo for you. This one resides on my quilt rack in the living room. I like to say he is my gardener rabbit...yes I'm well aware it is a fork not a spade!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Oh ... the photos

DH is just one great guy! He found a work around for my photos and uploaded them to our server. THANK YOU!

So away we go:
Pattern: Ballband Dishcloth
Yarn: Cascade Fixation
Colorway: Blue & White
CO: 45 stitches
Needles: US 6 Hiya Hiya Circulars
(yes I do have an error and I didn't feel like froggin'!)Pattern: DW Dishcloth
Yarn: Knit One Crochet TY-DY
Colorway: #631
CO: 38
Needles: US 6 Hiya Hiya Circulars

I also could not resist another Bunny Dishcloth. I can see myself making a few of these this year! I used the same needles & yarn as the DW Dishcloth. I love how the bunny shows up in this yarn more verses when I used a much more variegated yarn earlier this year.Here is the Lutea Lace Shoulder Shell that I started:
Yarn: Classic Elite Sundance
Colorway: Blue
CO: 152
Needles: US 8 Hiya Hiya Circulars

How could I leave you with all these knitting projects and skip the bunny photo? I simply could not do it.

This bunny has been retired from active duty. It is a water feeder for a plant. Unfortunately it was broken a few years back, so it rests comfortably in a Coca-Cola cup.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

FO's however I'm missing something...

I've been busy with the following FO's:

Another bunny dishcloth:

DW dishcloth:

and how do you like this one, the famous dishcloth from Mason Dixon Knitting:

I've also CO on another 'tank top' of sorts:

Yes another garment! (again from Interweave Knits Summer 2007).

NOTICE ANYTHING WRONG? No stinking photos. I'm irked. My regular take-photos-off-camera-easily-software IS GONE! I can thank the upgrade to Windows Vista.

So, this poor blog will have to wait until I'm able to find a solution. Who knows this may free up some blog time to keep knitting away on my new garment.