Three Twisted Stitches

I have profess'd me thy friend, and I confess me knit to thy deserving with cables of perdurable toughness ~Othello, the Moor of Venice

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

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Thursday, September 06, 2007

For those about to knit, we salute you!

I'm in a rock sort of mood, so the title seemed fitting. Just think AC/DC, and rock along to your own version of the lyrics!

Today marks the final day of my posting to this blog. I shall be joining my sister at her blog (finally) which will then become our blog, and we shall rule the blogging world.

Too dramatic?

I'll tone it down a bit. Maybe.

However, I shall not leave you without a decent fairwell (and hope that whomever actually does read this, and keeps up with my sporatic posting, will follow me unto the next weblog.)


At long last, I have some pictures to show you what a good knitter I have been. I think I'll just go to town and upload them all, adding small captions underneath to illustrate them. Enjoy, and fair thee well upon thy travels to the new blog,!

These two pictures (above and below) are of my mother wearing her cotton summer shirt. It looks so cute on her!

Here is my Eddie, knitting his first hat! I'm so proud of him... He still stands as my fastest learner. He'd be making leaps and bounds toward my skill level if he were a little more motivated to actually knit. He's a trooper for sticking to it, though!

The next four pictures are of me in my newsies hat from Stitch 'N Bitch Nation. The first two are better pictures of the design of the hat, while the second two show the colors truer and the patterning of the multicolored yarn.

Here are a few blasts from the past: A Cardigan for Arwen, which is still in progress, will be picked back up soon. I hope to finish it this fall.

The Minisweater (aka Boobholder)! It's so close to completion, it just got too hot to work on over the summer. Soon, though, soon!

And the final blast from the past (the way-far-back-there-first-sweater-I-ever-started-and-most-likely-to-be-the-last-sweater-I-ever-finish past) the Cool Girls Knit hoodie! Alas, I have yet again run out of yarn. Can you believe this? I'm never going to finish this damnable sweater... But I can't wait until I do! Soon. (Do I sound like a broken record?)

Last, but certainly not least, is a new endeavor. I am beginning a project journal, to tie in with my index of yarn that I've used, and my pattern porfolio. I've got three projects in right now, and am just working diligently to add more.

And before I depart for the final time here, I'd like to give you a slight teaser.

A sweater, so new it still smelled of the yarn shop. A gift, returned. Read next time for the story of the emotional struggles of this poor sweater, and discover its fate.

Binding off (for good).

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Bad blogger

As Jessica said of me recently, I am as bad a poster as she is.

I'll make up for it, I promise.

Funny story: I was driving from my resumed weekly KI meetings with my roommate and my boyfriend. (I convinced him to come, and he actually knit!) We were headed to Meijer to stock up the fridge for the new two weeks. All of a sudden we heard this thunk and a scraping noise, like metal scraping on pavement. Lindsay pulled her minivan over and we all jumped out to inspect the mystery noise. Her flood light, which her father had told her was loose, had fallen out completely. Ed removed the light itself and we set to trying to figure out how to resecure the plastic panel the originally held it in. I found myself suggesting with no little bit of hilarity that we use yarn to tie it up. It was the only solution we could think of, so part of her car is (still, a few weeks later) held together with a bit of yarn!

In other news, I started and completed a shirt for my mom's birthday. I would love to post pictures of it, as well, but as luck would have it, I left my external harddrive at my house over the weekend, and it hasn't arrived in the mail yet. But soon, my friends, soon.

Speaking of soon, I will soon be switching to another blog soon. More on that later.

Current projects run in the way of a cotton variation of the Spartan Pullover in the 2006 Fall Interweave. It's for my boyfriend, and before any of you start booing and hissing over the fact that I don't have a ring, hush. He well deserves it and I know it will be appreciated. Besides, this way I might actually have some control over how it is washed!

Also, I will be (finally) finishing the second glove in Rachael's set, and working on a few Christmas presents. I know, it's a late start, but I have to do it sometime!

This will have to do for now.

Binding Off.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Brief Patterns

I've been falling down on the job lately. Delayed postings that are always somewhere where I don't have my camera, my knitting, or pictures of my work at all. *sigh*

Waiting for my next class to start. Maybe sometime soon I'll actually get a post up with something of interest.

Jessica's selling patterns now! Woot!

I'm trying to start on my own patterns, but we'll see how it turns out. The concept it really cute, but the execution may or may not turn out to be the same.

My mom's shirt is coming along nicely. I now just have about 16" of straight st st before doing the edging. I'll have to try it on her before I finish it off to see how long she wants it. Here's hoping it's done soon. MIA Pictures TBA.

Well, suppose that's about it. Ciao.

Binding Off.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Bored, stuck, and I forgot my knitting.

Argh. I'm sitting the library at Moraine Valley Community College right now. I just got out of my 8:00am class, which technically shouldn't have ended for another hour and 25 minutes. I can't really believe I'm about to say this, but... I wish he had taken up the whole class period. You see, I'm stuck here. I'm waiting for my darling boyfriend Ed to text me and say he's got a break from his 5 hour class so that we can break the monotony for each other. We carpool. I have to wait for him to get out of his second class at 2:25. It's 9:22. I do have to meet up with my friend Michelle so that we can start on our Economics project at noon, but that's 2 hours and 38 minutes from now. Can I really blow 2 hours and 38 minutes without going stircrazy?

I could. That is, I could have if I had brought my knitting with me. In my groggy and obviously delusional state at 6:30 this morning as I was preparing to leave to pick up Ed, I told myself "you won't have time to knit. You've got class and you should study for that test tomorrow." I studied. I will study more. But 2 hours of studying for a test that will take me around 30 minutes to complete is a little ridiculous. Oh how I wish my knitting were in my bag... but no, I had to just grab my wallet out of my purse and take off. How foolish!

In other news, Jessica has switched her blog to some other server (don't ask me the name, I've already forgotten it) that charges a small fee and allows her to sell her patterns. I'm tempted-- comtemplating, if you will-- to change. Actually, I probably will change. It's 5 dollars a month. I can do that, right? Yea, I can do that.

*sigh* With no access to my photos, or my camera, or my knitting, there is really nothing left to say here. Tis a shame... Farewell for now.

Binding Off.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Green with Envy. Or is that dye....?

Jessica has failed me. Our pact for the dragon shawls has crumbled beneath the overwhelming drive for design. I at least started. Jessica got so excited about designing that she never even wound her skeins of handdyed! I'm shocked.

I can't, however, say that I'm appalled. Her design bug has been highly successful. So successful, in fact, that one of her designs-- a short cap sleeved sweater with a patterned stitch throughout and contrasting colored ties in Lornas Laces has been chosen for publishing by Lornas Laces! Congrats Jessica! I must admit, I am a little jealous.

I've also started to design a mini sweater, but we'll see how that goes.

Right now I'm working on a shirt for my mom in cotten from the Fitted Knits book, and I'm also making a minisweater for myself out of malabrigo, and have been finishing that elusive CGK hoodie that I started two years ago... *sheepish smile*

I just thought I'd drop by and let you know that I'm still alive and knitting. Unfortunately, I have homework to finish and it's nearly midnight.

Binding Off

Friday, May 04, 2007

Just Because

So I don't have too much news. Just that I've finished both bunnies and am going to the post office to mail them 2morro. I may end up ripping back the arm warmers. Their a little too tight. Time to go up a needle size.

Just because, here's a coupla pictures of me knitting in the park by my apartment. It was chilly, but there was a gorgeous sunset, and the picnic table was dry, so I sat and knit for awhile. It was a retreat from my roommates, who were driving me up the wall. Very nice retreat.

I look really pissed, and this is partially because of my "lovely" (and I say that with the utmost sarcasm) roommates, partly because the sun was in my eyes and it's hard to smile when your forehead is scrunched into a frown because of the sun, and also partly because I tend to look really mad and serious when I'm concentrating.

It's the epitome of the brooding, dark artist. Except for the vibrantly red hair. And the fact that it only lasts for a few seconds before I think of something entertaining and break into a huge grin. Or laugh outright. I'm silly like that.

Something else that falls into the "just because" category:

My stash at the beginning of the semester


My stash now.

Look, Jessica, I'm growing up! My stash has now exceeded the amount of storage I have for it!

Bonus for moving into my own room next year: I get to have a whole host of new places to stash my yarn.

Minus: Lindsay, my future roommate, knits. I wonder how big her stash is...

The funny thing is the only conflict that I can forsee us having so far is whether or not I have too much yarn, and if stuffing it behind the DVDs is pushing it.

Binding Off.