Friday, September 24, 2004

Knit-along confessions

I love seeing all the Knitalongs pop up in the blog world but I never want to knit the actual item chosen. I thought I wanted to join the Lara knitalong since the Debbie Bliss alpaca silk is so pretty but the actual sweater does nothing for me. At first I thought it was cute, but now, ehh. I'm too shy, lame, whatever, to start my own knitalong - and lots of times I don't see a knit along exists until it's too late and it's over.

I guess my point in all this is that it would be nice to knit something I really liked at the same time other people are doing it. I know zero knitters in real life and feel a bit left out. All the S 'n Bs people go to and the all the "community" things people do seem like so much fun yet I'm too chicken to join in. I went to the Boston Knit out and wandered around by myself wishing I knew someone, anyone there and could hang out for a bit. Wow, I'll shut up now because I sound like a big baby.

I wish I knew how to drive, I'd love to go to Rhinebeck. I saw on their website that Brooks farm is going to be there and I would KILL for some of their yarn - I was able to see a skein of their mohair blend and it was fucking awesome.

Friday, September 17, 2004

Thanks Secret pal!

I love my gifts from my secret pal. Here are some VERY bad photos of what I received. You can see part of my retro prep blocking underneath.


If you can't tell from the terrible photos, I received a great scarf pattern for a Koigu scarf and a really pretty skein of Koigu to make it with. Of course my shitty pictures aren't even close to showing you the awesome color of the yarn. I tried to take better photos this morning but my Palm camera is just not meant for real photos.

There are also some really pretty stitch markers which I love and need. A pot of Kiehl's lip balm - my favorite - and a cute box of chocolate. I plan on trying the chocolate today (as soon as I get home). Thanks Secret Pal! I love everything you sent!

Knitting News: Retro prep is done and blocking and I've started Bless from the Rowan Cork book and am also going to start either my shawl (first gift) or scarf pattern that my secret pal sent.

My only real plan for the weekend is to get some fall clothes for myself. I hate everything I own and need new pants, shoes etc. Wish me luck, I'm really unlucky at finding things I like.

Friday, September 10, 2004

New Knitty

Wow, I just took a quick look at the new Knitty and I have to say there are some really nice patterns this time around. I really like Knitty anyway but for some reason there are more things that I see myself making. I especially love zigzag and blaze. The bright pink yarn makes me REALLY want to make giraffe. It's a really quiet day at work so I'm glad I have this issue of knitty to peruse. I'm so boring, I'm putting myself to sleep.

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Boston Knit-Out

I know I've mentioned this before but:

The Knit-out is this Sunday! I'm almost positive that I'm going, I'm sure it will be fun. I hope the word gets out and that there's a good turnout. If you're in the area stop by. Gosh, I hope it doesn't rain!

Saturday, September 04, 2004

Something new?

I keep seeing other knit bloggers working on these crewel kits. I'm intrigued. The Ruby shoot and Love loops kits are especially cute. They look like a lot of fun. I've also considered getting one of the Sublime stitching kits (love those veggies!). I don't have any idea whether I'd be good at doing this or whether I'd even like it but I may have to try someday.

My beautiful ebay yarn is here! I love it and am excited by how beautiful the colors are. I must FINISH THE RETRO PREP before I start anything else. Sorry had to yell at myself for a moment. Gosh, I want to start my shawl soon too. I don't plan on jumping on the poncho bandwagon (I'm actually a little sick of them, don't hate me for saying that!) but I can't wait to start the shawl. I see this as a spring shawl (since it'll probably take me until then, if not longer, to finish it up. Man, I say it all the time to my BF and coworkers but knitting is really fun!

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Finally, a cooler day

I guess I just shut down when it's hot and muggy. I haven't wanted to knit, blog or do anything the past few days but today is a lot nicer. I noticed the new MagKnits is out. I haven't had a chance to check it out yet but the cover design looks very nice. Is the new knitty coming soon?

Am patiently awaiting my ebay yarn. I'm also about to send out another secret pal 2 package. I keep finding things that I think she'll like and I'm really enjoying putting the packages together. This is really fun!

OK, need to do some more slacking working. I hate Wednesdays, it's my loneliest day at work (I'm the only one that works today). Well at least it's livelier with the students back.