Tuesday, November 29, 2005

About Effing Time

Look, look, pictures - the pictures I said I would post weeks ago. Mmmmm yarn & chocolate.

I finally took some pictures of the things I got from my Super Secret Pal. First, a picture of the yarn and needle that were in the first package.



Next the most recent package I got from Secret Pal; 2 skeins of Knit Picks Sock Landscape (that I may use for gloves) and a bar of yummy chocolate infused with Early Grey tea (it almost killed me to wait until I took a picture of it so I could finally break into it).



Secret Pal 6 is now over and I had a great time. It was so fun to try and chose items for my pal that I though she would like and it was so exciting to get unexpected packages in the mail.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Guess what this is.

Bill here. Take a look at this picture:



Stumped? It's a crocheted Flying Spaghetti Monster marital aid cozy of course!

via Boing Boing

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Knitting update from Jess

Due to an overload of school work, my knitting time has been limited. I have completed a few projects: a pair of socks (I am sock obsessed) and a dark purple scarf made from chinchilla. A brand of yarn, not the animal. Now that it has gotten colder and my major school projects are behind me I need to finish a pair of gloves I have been working on for six months and start on other warm articles of clothing, including a hat, other scarfs, and a sweater. By the way the gloves are electric blue, and should look pretty sweet when finished.I have the yarn for all of these projects, I just have not had the time to start them. I will try to gain access to a digital camera some time soon so I can actually post pictures of what I have been creating lately!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

"I do (knit)."

(it's Bill) From Make Blog via Boing Boing comes this link to an all-knitted wedding.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

A little late for Halloween

Knitted Dawn of the Dead

Worst Pal Ever

So my Secret Pal sent me my first package a couple of weeks ago and I have yet to properly thank her. When I first opened the package the first thing I saw was a picture of a terribly ugly crocheted vest. My first reaction was "I'm doomed!" Then I realized that my fabulous secret pal read my questionnaire and knew I'd like to learn some basic crochet. The vest was a pattern in the back of a publication called "Learn to Crochet in One Day." *relief* She also sent me a beautiful crochet hook and 2 balls of Debbie Bliss cotton angora and a lovely shade of light purple.

My computer is all fixed and at home and my camera is back from being lent out so I swear I'll post a pic soon...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Secret Pal!

In other news the seaming class I took at Northeast Fiber Arts was great! I learned so much new stuff about finishing (even things that take place in the beginning like casting on), that I am in the process of frogging my entire Marilyn Sweater so I can re-knit it. So far I've re-knit one sleeve and am almost done with the back (I didn't put the cable on the back, I thought it was weird).

I also borrowed a book from Reba and knit my first pair of gloves for Elah and I've knit one oversized glove of a pair for my cousin Grayson (in LSU purple of course) that I plan to felt.

I feel like there's more but it escapes me at the moment.