Knitting content!

4 03 2008

Now that it’s finally been published, I’m going to show a few (poorly taken in the mirror) pictures of the top I test knit for Chrissy of Gardiner Yarn Works
Cable wrap topCable wrap top backCable wrap top sleeve

That’s the Knotty Wrap Top, knit using Elsbeth Lavold Silky Wool in color #20. I so love this top!

Now I’m test knitting a new pattern for her. Does anyone remember me posting about participating in the MS3 KAL? Or the yarn that I spun for that? Well, I never used it for the KAL, so it’s now being used for this test knitting. I may post a few progress pictures of this, but I’m going to try and finish it by March 19 for the Husband’s graduation.


I have no life…

18 09 2007

I found this on someone’s blog, go ahead and swipe away!

SUPPOSEDLY if you’ve seen over 85 films, you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own facebook account blog, paste this as a note. Then, put x’s next to the films you’ve seen, add them up.Have fun!

(x) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x)Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
(x) Boondock Saints
(x) Fight Club
( ) Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
(x) Airplane
Total: 9

(x) The Princess Bride
(x) AnchorMan (uggh. why?)
( )Napoleon Dynamite
(x) Labyrinth
(x ) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
( ) White Oleander
( ) Anger Management
( ) 50 First Dates
( ) The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Total so far: 13

(x) Scream
( ) Scream 2
( ) Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie
( ) Scary Movie 2
(x) Scary Movie 3
(x) Scary Movie 4
(x) American Pie
( ) American Pie 2
( ) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
Total so far: 18

(x) Harry Potter 1
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
(x) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
( ) The Village
( ) Lilo & Stitch
Total so far: 24

(x) Finding Nemo
( ) Finding Neverland
(x) Signs
(x) The Grinch
(x) Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the original, not the remake)
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( ) White Chicks
( ) Butterfly Effect
( ) 13 Going on 30
( ) I, Robot
(x) Robots
Total so far: 29

( ) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
( ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
( ) Along Came Polly
( ) Deep Impact
( ) KingPin
(x) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
( ) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
(x) KING KONG (original and remake)
Total so far: 32

( ) A Cinderella Story
( ) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( )Final Destination 3
( ) Halloween
( ) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving X-MAS
( ) Flubber
Total so far: 33

( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(x) Practical Magic
( ) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
(x) From Hell
(x) Hellboy
( )Secret Window
( ) I Am Sam
( ) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
Total so far: 36

( ) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
( ) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
(x) Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
( ) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(x) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
Total so far: 39

( ) Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Sleven
(x) Ocean’s Eleven
( ) Ocean’s Twelve
( ) Bourne Identity
( ) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled
(x) Predator I
( ) Predator II
(X) The Fog (original and remake)
(X) Ice Age
(x) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
(x) Curious George
Total so far: 45

(x) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
(x) ET
(x) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
( ) Maid in Manhattan
(x) War of the Worlds (original all the way. I refuse to see anything with Tom Cruise now)
( ) Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2
Total so far: 49

( ) Best Bet
( ) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
( ) She’s All That
( ) Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
(x) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
( ) Ever After
(x) Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump
(x) Big Trouble in Little China
(x) The Terminator
(x) The Terminator 2
( ) The Terminator 3
Total so far: 55

(x) X-Men
(x) X-2
(x) X-3
(x) Spider-Man
( ) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
( ) Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Little Mermaid
(x) Freaky Friday (the original)
( ) Reign of Fire
( ) The Skulls
( ) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2
Total so far: 63

( ) Swimfan
(x) Miracle on 34th street
(x) Old School (another why?)
( ) The Notebook
(x) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe
( ) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
( ) The 40-year-old Virgin
Total so far: 66

(x) Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
(x) Lord of the Rings Return Of the King
(x) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(x) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(x) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Total so far: 72 (yes. I’m a geek. get over it)

(x) Baseketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
(x) House of 1000 Corpses (Why?)
(x) Devils Rejects
( ) Elf
(x) Highlander
(x) Mothman Prophecies
(x) American History X
( ) Three
Total so Far: 78

( ) The Jacket
(x) Kung Fu Hustle
(x) Shaolin Soccer
(x) Night Watch
(x) Monsters Inc.
( ) Titanic
(x) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
(x) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
Total so far: 84!

( ) High Tension
(x) Club Dread (Super Troopers was so much better, as well as Beerfest…)
(x) Hulk
(x) Dawn Of the Dead
(x) Hook
(x) Chronicles Of Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
(x) 28 days later
(x) Orgazmo
(x) Phantasm
(x) Waterworld (not really that bad, but it has been at least ten years since I watched this)
Total so far: 93

(x) Kill Bill vol 1
( ) Kill Bill vol 2
(x) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
(x) the Hills Have Eyes (original and remake)
( ) I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
(x) Army of Darkness (This is my Boomstick!)
Total so far: 97

(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(x) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
( ) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(x) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks The Battle For Endor
Total so far: 102

(x) The Matrix
( ) The Matrix Reloaded
( ) The Matrix Revolutions
(x) Animatrix
(x) Evil Dead
(x) Evil Dead 2
(x) Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon
(x) Silence of the Lambs
(x) Hannibal
Total: 109

As knitting and spinning goes, I’ve made good progress on my first sock for the NY Sock Exchange. I finished and blocked my Sagittaria shawl (I’ll get photos either later this week or this weekend), and started knitting a halter top to wear when I get my next tattoo done on my back in a couple of weeks.

Spinning is put on hold, as I had a part break and I’m waiting for the part to arrive from Toni at the Fold. I was so happy to find that she had the part and gives it away (another site charged for the part as well as postage). I’m definitely going to visit her stall at MDSWF next May!

Not much else going on. If anyone has advise for potty training a very headstrong three year old girl (Evalyn), I’d love to hear it! She knows she needs to use the potty, and knows she gets treats for using it, but she only does once or twice a day. At the rate she’s going, Tori will be potty trained before her.

Friday update

20 07 2007

Finally! I have finished my insanity socks!

Ravenclaw socks final

I so need to practice grafting toes. These look horrible and I wish I could have done them better. But now on to the next pair… I’m knitting a pair of Charades with the TOFUtsies I got for my birthday. This is going to make one of the nicest pair of socks!

On the family front, Tori had her tear ducts probed this morning, and is now incredibly cranky. Good thing is that she had no ill effects from the anesthesia and has no problems with her food (no pukey baby!)

Wyvern socks completed!

24 04 2007

I finished my Wyvern socks this morning.

Here are the tops:
blue wyvern socks

And the ribbed soles:
blue wyvern soles

Pattern: Wyvern socks by Marnie MacLean
Yarn: Louet Gems Baby Pearl in Baby Neptune
Needles: US 1 and US 2
Modifications: I did 15 total pattern repeats, instead of the 11 in the pattern. I also worked the short rows in the second sock differently. Instead of wrapping the stitches, I used the Japanese short row technique (I might have to write up/photograph my own tutorial for that…)

Today we took a quick trip to Crazy for Ewe to pick something out for my PRGE pal. I got to finally meet the shop’s owner, the lovely Ellen, who mentioned that she was thinking of opening a store in La Plata (!!!). The wyvern socks and the Jaywalkers (or at least the first one) went along for the ride.

And if you haven’t already, take a moment to take the swap poll. I’ve added it to the top of the side bar, as well as in my previous post. Just a little fyi, the pole will close on May 5th, the start of the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.


5 04 2007

Okay here they are…

Jitterbug socks

Pattern: Wendy’s generic toe-up sock

Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug in copperbeach colorway

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch on US 1 DPNs

I totaly loved knitting these! I finally got over the second sock syndrome for my own pair. This is the first pair I have ever completed for myself! I am so loving sock!!! Now to finish my Wyvern socks…


11 03 2007

Here are the socks that I made the girls:

I used Wendy’s generic toe-up pattern, just downsized for the smaller feet. The ones on the right are the Toddler socks , and the left Baby socks (doesn’t look much smaller does it? You’d be surprised).

Gague is 8 st./inch on US 1. Using the provisional cast on, I used 24 stitches on the Toddler sock (48 total st. around) and 22 on the Baby sock (44 total st. around), and worked a total of 12 short rows for both toe and heel (on both pair). I worked about 3 inches between toe and start of heel for the bigger socks, 2 inches for the smaller. After working the heel, I knit about another 2-3 inches before knitting picot to turn the cuff, and knit 2×2 ribbing (8 rows for the smaller, 15 for the bigger). The bound off edging is the “picot point chain edging” from Nicky Epstein’s Knitting on the Edge. It made a nice ruffled trim on both pair.

On another note, here’s the cutest little Pookie Bear, feeding herself lunch:

Tori eating

Knitting for a good cause…

17 01 2007

That’s what I’m doing.

After reading this post on Cara’s blog, I decided to check out Kate’s blog for more information on knitting chemo hats for the kids at Children’s Hospital Boston.


1. You email Kate with your name, email, snail mail, and blog (if you have one) to:

kskaare (at) gmail (dot)com


2. Kate will email you with a word (PDF format) document with several hat types

3 You knit a few. I knit a few. You tell your SnB, knitters guild, etc. to knit a few. If they arrive in a box from you, you get in the prize drawing– more hats, more chances.

4. You must have the hats TO KATE in Boston by February 28, 2007. (These hats are not rocket science. They are easy. They are knit on big needles… One takes about one hour to knit.)

5. Kate puts your name in the contest…PC pulls names, Pumpkin announces winners via this blogand emails…

Also, 1) Non-fun fur hats are ok… shedirs, london beanies…. just make sure they are age-appropriate!
2) Colors– all colors are cool… color combos are cool.
3) Mail the hats to Kate. You can wait, build up a bunch, then mail them

I must agree that this is a very easy knit. I got one hat done durring Evalyn’s nap time yesterday using a size 9 and some Patton’s Twisted that was on clearance at the local AC Moore. There was a ton of fun fur type yarns on clearance. I’m going to go back this weekend and see if the Husband will buy me bags of the stuff (wonder if they’d be willing to donate some so the MOMS Club can knit some up…).

Here are the girls modeling the same hat that I finished:

Chemo hat model #1

And Tori:
Chemo hat model #2

And just a few other cute pics of the girls…

Biker boots

Tori and dinosaur