Saturday, March 25, 2006

Ooooh, shiny...

Ok, I still don't have that USB cable. So you get a lovely meme, orginally from JenLa, and now doing the blog-rounds. Also, here is the original meme, with rules.

1.A blog which you think people have not discovered.

Well, I have one that I recently discovered, that I quite love. It's Yarnstorm, and I just think the pictures she posts are divine. She has a beautiful sense of colour... and posts gorgeous knitting/quilting/food/flower/anything pictures. Really lovely.

And check out this gorgeous quilt she has been working on (click the photo to go to the post):
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2. A blog whose author lives close to you physically. Just get as close as you can, it’s all relative.
Well, this is the blog for my LYS... and they have quilting stuff too. Yum.

3. An unusual or weird animal picture.
Can't believe that I found this randomly, but it's too cute to pass up:
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From an old blog that has moved to a new home.

4.An entry that made you laugh and got you strange looks from family or co-workers.
Well, seeing as there's no-one around when I read my knitting blogs, it didn't get me strange looks, but it would have were there had been someone here. (What a horrible sentence.) It's kind of like, "if a tree falls in a forest..." But anyway, the post was this one: Peukalo is thumb courtesy of the very talented knitter, who always makes me laugh, Yarn Harlot.

5. An idea you wish you’d thought of.
Stacey at Sheep in the City buys a bag from every new place she visits. What a great way to have a fantastic bag collection! She knits beautiful things too, and "unvented" My So Called Scarf, which I love and used the pattern to knit my own version: .

6. Something you’d like to knit.
Ok, it's cliche, but Birch from Rowan.
Felicia at Sweet Georgia, (I love her stuff, go look now!) knit this birch. Mmmm.

There's a gorgeous orange birch here.

And of course, the green, "Jelly", that I love and would never wear, Yarn Harlot's Jelly Birch. The post itself (all about Birch, with photos from Toronto's High Park) is lovely.

I know I will debate colours forever, because how much do I love swish, vino and medici, but I would probably knit it in this colour, Kid Silk Haze Liqueur. Yummmm.
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This particular Birch is from Carpe Yarn'em.

7. A picture of something you consider beautiful.
Every one of the header pictures at January One makes me drool. Here's one of my favourites:

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Sometimes I click to reload the picture over and over and over...

8. A blog whose author you’d like to one day meet in person.
I think I'd have to say Alison at The Blue Blog. Not only does she knit gorgeous things and organize Sockapaloozas, she's also raising gorgeous twin boys. I'd love to know how she does it!

A blog of someone you have already met in person.
Well, of course you must go visit my crafty friends' blogs, The Sinister Knitter and Crafty Ginny.

Phew, well... there's the meme for you. Off for homework... and USB cable to come next week, so there will be real photo posts!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

I am a sheep

Baaaah . . .

Ok, some kind of fabulous knitting kharma is rocking my world right now. There's an mini-children's-opera (a children's intermezzo if you are so inclined) being written as we speak for me and four other girls in my program. And guess what? I get to be a sheep!

Truly! An Aasop's fables sheep, in fact.

And I'm on costume crew. So I need ideas, STAT!

Any suggestions, crafty folks? We need 5 sheepy costumes in about 3 weeks. The current plan, which I am ignoring, is sweatsuits. But I know we can do better than that! I'm picturing lots of poly-fibre-fill (is that what it's called?) stuffing. What say you?

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Jaywalker progress

I know this is no fun without pics, but you'll have to wait for me to get a new/my old USB camera cable...

The jaywalkers are coming along really nicely. Imagine one of them just ready to start the gusset increases, and one of them halfway through the increases. They are beautiful, but I can't wait to start what I think is the best part: the leg part. Is there a technical name for the leg part? The leg? But I love how the zigzag pattern goes all the way around the leg, after just having been on the instep for the foot part. Yes... I need to get me some technical sock-knitting terms.

But anywhooo... this isn't too exciting without the photos. But I know you all appreciate the suspense! And by the way, jaywalkers and Angels in America are apparently a fantastic combination. I don't think I've ever knit this quickly, or been so touched by a movie (HBO miniseries, whatever) before in my life. It is goooood... feel free to do yourself a favour and rent it.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


I highly recommend NOT leaving your camera's USB cable in another country.

I have some beautiful jaywalker progress, (And yes, the jaywalkers are for sockapalOOOza!) and no photos to show for it. Oh dear.

The photos will come soonest... I may well just buy a new cable.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Lost Post

Hmmm... posted this a while ago and it never showed up. Well... here I go again.

Things I have discovered
1) I thought I wouldn't get much knitting done on opera tour. . . but I have a whole toe and a couple of pattern repeats!

2) I thought I'd get a whole bunch of knitting done if I got sick . . . no such luck. What with the exam I had on Monday and the two coming up tomorrow, knitting has not been an option.

But, check out what I've got done so far:
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And because you want to see the whole instep:
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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Cherry Blossom Socks

In the spirit of yay internet knit bloggers who now have online stores where they sell gorgeous handyed sock yarns, you have to go say hi to Sundara (isn't that the most beautiful name?) at her blog, but most importantly, go check out her new shop!!!!

And you have to know that my favourite of her sock yarns (the cherry blossom colourway is sold out, sniff) would match my cherry blossom shower gel and perfume. Oh dear.

Gratuitous cherry blossom shot:
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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Can't stand it...

Everyone and their sister seem to be talking about the STR club. Man, I suggest you do not click on that link unless you have a whole lot of money to throw at sock yarn. It's very delicious!

Oh dear, it's just too good to pass up. I think I'm going to have to, but ouch. It hurts my heart to skip this one.

Note to self: buy some STR. Stat.