Thursday, February 22, 2007

I am cashmere...

You are Cashmere.
You are sophisticated and luxe. You can often be found in high-end boutiques and hobnobbing with the upper crust. You are one of the beautiful people and you don't let anyone forget it!

I guess its pretty much true. I'm a snob. ;)

Ugh, I am knitting my sister some gloves like my Fibonacci ones, and I was about 1/2 through the left one and I was thinking "home stretch! yeah!". Then, I realized that I was increasing for the right glove. I tried it on, made angry noises, and then threw them back into the bag and took a nap. I then pulled them out again and ripped out the two messed up inches and started knitting again during Grey's Anatomy (!), which was difficult, but I did get about an inch done. So not too much time lost.
There really haven't been any other FO's since my last post that I can think of right now. I'm still working on socks for my friend who's birthday was Jan. 18, but they would've been done if I hadn't picked the grossest color of yarn to do them in. The gross colors plus knitting them in the car (I get motion sick, and now associate the feeling of being motion sick with knitting on those socks) really slowed the progress. But they will be done this weekend!


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Dyeing and a much needed panta

I had my first real go with dyeing the other day. I was stuck at home with the flu and felt a little better, so I pulled out the kool-aid and vinegar and produced this yarn. Its lion brand wool, so not too expensive for my first trials of dyeing. I think it turned out really well, except now I have this little tiny odd-ball of yarn in valentine's day colors. I don't even really like valentine's day. It must have been the fever that made me do it ;)

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And look! A panta. Its really coming in handy during these bitterly cold temperatures. Merino wool is nice in single/teen digit temperatures. Done awhile ago in Zara Extrafine Merino, more stash busting. It is toasty and warm.