Saturday, December 30, 2006

How the ninja got her groove back...

by knitting things for myself! Finally!

After the Christmas knitting (final count - scarves: 3, hats: 6, socks: 2 pairs - one of which was finished Christmas day - PHEW), I decided to treat myself to some essentials for Nova Scotia living.

1) A hat. Well, sorta. I knit Calorimetry in one determined sitting. It's freakin' huge. I'm thinking of ripping it back and reknitting...because I clearly have a shrunken head - possibly due to the number of neurons that just ain't firing. (Old age and childrearing will do that for you.)


2) Socks. Monkey from Knitty - following in the footsteps of Meegie. Love love LOVE the colourway. (Velvet Underground) Didn't think that I'd be such a fan of it considering the amount of hot pink in the skein...but it's actually kinda muted in the actual knitting.


3) I'm also spinning up a storm. Can someone please explain to me why blue silk roving would turn my fingers pink?!!?


I also wanted to show this - it's the circular needle case that I made for my SIL for Christmas. I changed the design from my original one...and I think that it works much better. Lemme know, ok Kiki?



Btw, for some reason - I can't comment on anyone's blog anymore! I'm sorry and promise that I'll try and get it fixed soon...I swear that I'm not snubbing anyone. Promise! >_<

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Christmas crunch...

Well, dammit. Here I am with 14 days to go, and it seems like all of my projects are stuck in a rut. 1/2 hat, 1 hat and a pair of socks to go...ungh. In all fairness - it may have something to do with the spinning wheel and the fact that I had a moment of selfish weakness and made something for myself. :P

Took that red merino/orange silk handspun and made some fingerless mitts...boy are these suckers chunky.


This


became this


and I'm still trying to figure out what to ply this with to enhance it...



One cannot live on fibre alone, so I'm still sewing like mad - loving this pattern and this one too for hostess gifts. How are you all doing with the holiday madness?

Friday, December 01, 2006

It's a sign!

I'd say that it's a sign that I'm destined for good spinning karma. Let's hope I didn't just jinx myself.


You are The Wheel of Fortune


Good fortune and happiness but sometimes a species of
intoxication with success


The Wheel of Fortune is all about big things, luck, change, fortune. Almost always good fortune. You are lucky in all things that you do and happy with the things that come to you. Be careful that success does not go to your head however. Sometimes luck can change.


What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.



ETA:

It's here. Thank you Santa!