Saturday, September 15, 2007

Look at what I found!

*giggles* a while back, Carrie gave me this... I forgot to post it, but I think is hilarious!!! a knitting cat, or perhaps it is hiding under the knitting?

Monday, August 13, 2007

I.. uh... didn't know your size, so I guessed.

This has been a while in the making.
First, my laptop wasn't working, but it is at least turning on now, although, the dial-up modem is broken.. I can deal with that.
Second, I finally took time for taking photos of what I've been up to.
Third, I got into Ravelry.. it has been keeping my online attention lately, plus Kingdom of Loathing teehee!

Pattern: Ribbed Lace Bolero
Yarn: Merino Fine by Naturally
Needles: 5.5 and 6.5 mm
Started / Finished: During a weekend in July

I think this is an adorable shrug, I've warn it around a lot, gotten a few compliments. Hooray! I didn't make any alterations really.. I find it always kind of slides up my arms though.
My waist-cincher top is coming along well, I've finished the back, which I increased by a bit of length, made sure everything was "fitting" properly. Mostly because the girls making it on ravelry had run into some issues. Also, I have four inches done of the front, ready for a needle change, but I need the needles I'm using for the project below..

Thankfully I just have the one sleeve left! Knitting baby clothing feels so out of place, but, it's rather cute looking. I need to have this finished by Saturday.. eeep! It's being knit out of a soft cotton, and the white has flecks of green and blue.

Eeep, I move back to Ottawa next week, and I'm getting purple hair! Partially purple.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Nothin' but blue skies

That's right, I'm finally starting to feel better. I've been sick for about a week and a half.
This let me knit! But alas, no photos.. my computer is rebelling on me at the moment.
We had a bad storm, and although it was off.. something happened to it.. possibly damaged hardware. *sigh* So sad!

My projects:

  • Ms Marigold is nearly finished, just one arm hole to add ribbing to, plus weaving in all the ends. I might end up turning it around and adding a button to make a cute mock neck thing and a sexy back.. Undecided though.

  • The socks. Oh the socks.. I laced what I had done up, and realised I didn't like where the decreases were, thus.. rip rip. But, it will be better in the long run. Since I was annoyed about removing about 5-6 inches... I needed a diversion though thus I started to make a...

  • Ribbed Lace Bolero! A very cute design. I'll probably be done it by Monday. It's in the left over merino from Ms Marigold. Perfect for me, since I get chilly easily...

Today though, knitting shopping trip. After recieving Naughty Needles from Kris and Jelena, I was inspired! Thus I finally bought myself Knitting Lingerie Style and Domiknitrix!! Plus a beautiful wool/cashmere blend to make the Waist-Cincher Top from KLS, and angora for the trim. Both in black. I'm changing the sleeves to short sleeves, and I think I'll add satin ribbon laced down the ladder lace under each bust. It will be sexy, soft and very pin-up girl-ish.

Now I have so many things on my list to make.

From Naughty Needles (apparently people think I look like the cover girl!):
- Straitjacket (with my own sleeve mod so it can be "vanilla" or not)
- Thwack! (the barbed version)
- Criss-cross Garter
- Lolita

From Domiknitrix:
- Snow Devil Hat
- L'il Red Riding Hoodie

Then I have my whole OTHER list, but I'll get into that later, because it's bloody huge. I also have things I want to make for people... if they aren't too nice, I enjoy my naughty people after all.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

I like ribbon.

I decided today, that my mystery project no longer really needed to be so mysterious! Mostly because I just wanted to share my progress so badly.

I give you my "No name yet" knee highs!

They lace up the back with ribbon, or will soon enough. I know, I know! Kinky socks! What can I say, I'm a kinky girl. I'm hoping to finish off the decreases tonight.. Maybe get close to the ankle. I REALLY hope I can figure out my pattern for the second sock, because it's kind of messy. Also, Tiffany looks so sweet! She's been hanging out with me while I've been knitting lately.

But yes, these will look SO good with my black kilt! I'm also down another 3-5 lbs. *flexes*

Thursday, June 28, 2007


I am so excited!!! and what could possibly bring this excitement you might ask?? well... a YARN SHOP!!!

Today I decide to discover a new yarn shop, so after work I walked towards this mysterious address which I had only seen from a map on the yellow pages.. I knew I had to go south and then east (I was really hoping it was east.. because otherwise my sense of direction would have failed me.. but it was east), when I finally got there I saw some women knitting on the porch, and that was very sweet and as I entered the store I was greeted with a "You are a knitter" to which I answered YES!.

After such a greeting, they told me to go feel free to walk around (I guess if you are a knitter you are okie) and so I did.. and I began to see all the beautiful yarn and the needles, after a little while a woman came out of the back room and asked me if I needed any help, if I had any questions and how did I find the place.... we talked for a bit about needles and then she mentioned she was feeding the bunny.. and I said.. OH YOU HAVE ANGORA BUNNIES.. to which she enthusiastically answered "Would you like to see one?" my eyes lit up and I think I said yes.. I felt too excited.. can't really remember.

She came out with this adorable cute bunny in her arms.. and he was cute and friendly and soooo soft.. I just wanted to cuddle him forever!!!!... seriously I need one now.
In the end I got some needles, got to meet an adorable bunny, found a new yarn place and somewhere I can go and ask questions and go hang out. For all of that CHEERS!.

Oh.. I also finished my cloud bolero, but pictures of that shall come later, perhaps with some bunny pictures. ^_^