Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Getting to Know You

What Your Cute Monster Says About You

You are a very natural, real person. You're comfortable with who you are - and your spirit truly shines through.

You are free of inhibitions and hang ups. Because of this freedom, you tend to be very creative.

Your inner demon is greed. You can't help but lust after wealth and shiny objects.

People think you're cute because you are so lively. Your natural glow makes you charming.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Long Distance Dedication

Does anybody remember the American Top 40 with Casey Kasem? Perhaps I am showing my age. The best part of that show (aside from the rockin tunes) was the long distance dedications.

My long distance dedication goes out to my sister because it is her birthday. So why is it I get to pick one of my very favorite songs? Because I am the big sister that's why!

Happy Birthday!!

The Sugarcubes - Birthday

In the words of Casey Kasem:

"Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars."

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

*Star Struck*

Last night I met some friends down at the Tattered Cover to bask in the greatness of two knitting goddesses. Two names......Leigh Radford and Wendy Bernard. If hearing those words doesn't make your heart pitter patter shame on you.

Let's start with my girl Leigh Radford. I worship her. One of my favorite knitting books of all time is AlterKnits followed closely by One Skein. She recently came out with another book titled AlterKnits Felt. I love Leigh but sort of avoided the book because I thought felting was dead. Boy am I wrong. There are several items in the book that I am currently lusting after. That Blue Jay Blanket is numero uno on my list followed closely by some super fun Christmas Stockings and Ornaments.


Now we move on to the cute and sassy Ms.Wendy Bernard. If you have never checked out her blog go do that. It is called Knit and Tonic. Why do we love her? Because her patterns rock! Let me just say.....Top-Down. Is there any other way to knit a sweater? Well I guess there is but we love that TD method of knitting. Her book is titled, Custom Knits and I highly recommend it. She also has single patterns you can purchase on her website.

Wendy had on the coolest pair of boots that I must track down and purchase asap.


It was a great night!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Triple "T"

The Tangled Twisted Thingamabob is going full steam ahead. I managed to finish the body last night and am just getting ready to cast on for the sleeves. So far the only thing I have changed is the length. I wanted it just a tad bit longer. Hopefully it will look OK.

For those of you who have asked I am using Rowan (whom I lust after) Felted Tweed. In shade #172 - Ancient. It is a gorgeous greenish grey color.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ruby Slippers

I'll get you my pretty.....

Is exactly what I said when I saw this yarn. All I can say is you had me at sparkles. The yarn is from Red Rocks Fiber Works and the colorway is.....Ruby Slippers. While gazing lovingly into the sparkly skein I remembered some buttons I have tucked away.

Match made in heaven?

Dorothy meet Ruby Slippers. Ruby Slippers Dorothy.

I am thinking socks (nothing fancy) with a button on each leg.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Tangled Twisted Thingamabob

I am currently knee deep in the Tangled Yoke Cardigan. I have had my eye on this sweater for quite a while now. It was going a bit slow on the bottom portion of the sweater because of the k2, p2 ribbing. I managed to get to the end of that last night just before I went to bed. So we have some progress.


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Something Blue with a View

Here is a nice picture (as promised) of the bride wearing her "secret" gift.


Saturday, October 4, 2008

Something Blue

The pictures from the wedding are starting to roll in. I was able to grab this picture showing the bride wearing a certain "secret" around her shoulders.

More pictures to come....I promise!

Work It

Pictures of Mr. Greenjeans being worked on the runway.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Mr. Greenjeans - Stick a Fork in Him

Mr. Greenjeans is finally done. He is currently being blocked and drying. Just in time too since cooler temps are right around the corner.

As soon as he is dry I promise to model him for you.


My blogiversary came and went and I didn't even know it. I checked the date and missed it by only a few days. September 28th was the big day.

I can't believe I have been blogging for a year already.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Ancient Chinese Secret Revealed

OK I can finally talk about the "Ancient Chinese Secret" I have been working on.

What is it? It was a top secret gift I was working on for my sister. The plan was to give it to her for her wedding. Because she reads my blog (Hi Kristin!) I could not talk about it.

The pattern is: Shetland Triangle by Evelyn A. Clark. It can be found in the Wrap Style book by Pam Allen and Ann Budd.

What yarn did I use? It is Buckingham by Bristol Yarn Gallery. It is 80% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk. The color I used is #1016 - Periwinkle.
I loved knitting this pattern!

I promise to post a picture of the beautiful bride wearing it as soon as I can.

Three Down

I finished my third book for the RIP Challenge.