Saturday, June 30, 2007

Friday, June 29, 2007


I did it - I finished a sock - it is a very short sock but it is a complete sock!
Thanks Tammy for the yarn! I think I can understand the whole sock loving thing now - and I cast on immediately for the second one lest I fall under the curse of the single sock. I should have a PAIR of socks by tonight -

And here are some fun colors and very soft and squishy Dream in Color yarn for a Tulip Baby cardigan (here I go following that sheep in front of me off the cliff again) - I found the kit on Threadbear Fiber Arts - they have made up several different kits in different color combinations - too cute to resist - and the yarn is beautifully colored and so squeezable - ahhhhh.

I don't know what's up with me and the baby knits lately - maybe just wanting quick finishes but here are some more baby things - I finished the blue cable top down raglan and then started an EZ February baby sweater - I do have one friend who is pregnant - I sure hope she likes knitwear.

We're enjoying summer here - outings, non-homeschooling friends who we can finally play with since "regular" school is out, and extra TV so mom can do things like sit here and write this and look at all the cool sock yarn out there because she has a new infatuation.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Random Things

Kids are just so funny - like when they stick a colander on their head and use it as a percussion instrument -

I'm almost done with the back of the Eyelet Cardigan - I really like the Blue Sky Alpacas cotton -

I've gotten a little sidelined from the cardigan though, trying to make something like Elizabeth Zimmerman's February Baby Sweater (this links to a really cute one) from her Knitter's Almanac after a friend mentioned it to me.

So that's all.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Can I Play? (8 things)

Well, I'm not quite sure how to do this because I don't think I know 8 people online who would read this and know they were tagged but here's a little bit of me.

1. My husband was Jesus.
(well, in a production of Godspell anyway)

2. I have a big scar on my right shoulder from a botched birthmark removal surgery when I was 6 - I don't usually think about it until summer when little kids at the pool stare at my shoulder wide-eyed - I tell them I was attacked by a lion when I tried to stick my head in its mouth.

3. People are always interested in knowing what ethnicity I am - I guess I look just that strange - my parents are from Sri Lanka - my dad is "Burgher" which is the ethnic group in Sri Lanka that is comprised of those who are descended from the Portuguese and Dutch colonizers who intermarried with the locals - my mom is Malaysian but grew up in the northern part of Sri Lanka where the population is mostly Tamil. ( I know - you weren't that interested -but there you have it)

4. I am sometimes long-winded and speak in sentences that soon become hard to follow because I seem to have a problem keeping to one subject when I am playing the piano sometimes a little drool falls out of my mouth after a little while because i am concentrating so hard.

5. I have been accused of not being serious enough and always kidding around.

6. Just Kidding

7. In college I drove from 3pm one day until 8am the next day from LA to Seattle because I missed my then boyfriend - we spent an hour or two together then he flew me back down on a ticket he had bought to come down the next week in order to propose - I always mess up his surprises, even now 11 years later - I just can't stand not knowing what's going on.

8. I have never had a cavity - I love my dental check-ups.

Thanks for listening and have a nice day.

Sunday, June 10, 2007


Sometimes it's just so hard to choose -

I finally bought these two colors for the Blue Sky Alpacas Eyelet Cardigan (thank you special someone who got me the pattern!) because I just couldn't decide - this yarn is so delectably soft and the color choices make it very difficult to resist picking up one of each - Anyway, I settled on these two - the off white, Drift, is the color modeled in the pattern photo - the other is tomato(?) or something like that - and then I just found this free pattern that uses the same yarn and so I am feeling so happy I went ahead and got both colors but i can't decide which color to use for which pattern and I'll need 2 more of whatever color I decide to use for the Licorice Whip sweater so the ladies at the yarn store will think I am completely insane as I have already been back three times to stand in front of the Blue Sky Cotton display and pick up and put back various colors and then settle on something only to come back and exchange colors a few days later - my husband just laughed as I slinked out today.
But now they're all wound up and there's no turning back - just need to figure out what to use for what and we're off - of course I maybe should do something about these first...oh but choosing between UFOs(these 2 are just a small sampling),now this is TOO big of a choice to make right now, so I'll cast on something else while I decide on that.

Danica from Knitty Winter05 and a Top down raglan little baby sweater just for fun because I like small things

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Ms. Marigold - After Neckline Ribbing and Ruffles

Hello Ms. Marigold,

So good to see you again you cute thing, and looks like this time you kept the girls inside - I think they prefer it like that and I'm sure it's easier for you to go out without any worries knowing they're safely in their place. We'll definitely do lunch, OK?

Yours Truly

P.S. Your shoulders look great - have you been working out?

Ms. Marigold
Knit in Rowan Calmer - 4 balls (color is called coral I think but I'm too lazy to go upstairs and get the band)
Needles - Knitpicks Options size 7 for body and 5 for neck ribbing
I (mostly) knit the size M - made some length adjustments and added some waist shaping.
It's cute - I wish I had knit her a tad longer as she seems to like riding up - I LOVE the Calmer - so nice and stretchy and soft - yummy to knit and to wear.