Oy, today, I froze my booty off at school, no joke, I was so cold. Well, technically it wasn’t all that cold, but there where some feirce winds goin’ on, and I had to sit at the bus stop for about half an hour on a cold Bench. Tomorrow, I’m bundling up, because Holey-Freakin’-Moley I was freezing. Hats and scarves for me!
Speaking of hats, I can check off one of the Gifts from my Christmas List, a Hat for my brother. Here’s a Crap-tastic picture for ya:
Yarn: Wool Ease
Needles: US Size 8 16″ Circular and DPNs
Pattern: London Beanie
Just your basic Beanie, My dad is getting one just like it, but Blue with gray stripes. I finished the ribbing on that one, but I really have to get my Knitty Gritty stuff finished up, so that’s what I’ll be doing tomorrow.
Thanks to all of you who wished me good luck on Monday, I’ll try to get a picture of Me with Vickie Howell for yah. Night!!
How was your Thanksgiving? Good? I got home from our little mini-vacation Yesterday, very tired. But, I’m rested up today and ready to show you what I did!
The Green-ish turned out much too short, so I’m going to Donate it to my mom’s Christmas Knits thingie. The Stripey one is for me. Weaving is really fun (and Easy!), I think I have a new Hobby (Yeah, Like I need another one). Anyway, Isn’t that cool?! I think so.
So, a little while ago, my dad told me he wanted me to make him “a hat with those twisty things on it” (Cables), so I brought home the Basic Cable Hat I made for myself a while bag to ask him if he wanted one like that. Then he took it and put it on his head and said “Thanks!” Argh, he stole my hat… Oh well, It’s one of his favorites, he wore it all weekend:
What a lame-o. At least he’s happy and not bugging me to work on the Fake-Isle hat I’m supposed to be making for him.
I also sat down and made a list of Christmas Gifts that I have to knit:
-Hat for my Dad (He Loves that hats)
-Hat for my Brother (Because I’ve only knit him one before)
-Hat for my Cousin (I got her name for our little Gift Exchange)
-Scarf for my Sister (She likes scarves)
-Scarf for my Bestest friend
-Something for my other cousin (Maybe a hat? I dunno.)
Oy, I better get my butt in gear and get going. Filming for my Knitty Gritty Episode is on Monday, I’m so nervous!!
I’ve got knitting in this post! I got some cool new sock yarn today, and That always makes me happy. Check it out:
That’s Austermann Step, which is this really cool sock yarn with Aloe and Jojoba in it, It doesn’t really look or feel all that soft in the ball, but once you start knitting with it… Holey Moley, It’s soooooooooooooooooo soft. Oy, I wish you could feel it. Plus, the colorway I picked is super-cool. Red and Black? Very Punk. I’m doing this pair Toe-up. I also tryed a new thing, the Turkish cast-on, which was very difficult at first, but look at how nice my toe looks!
You can barely tell where the toe started, And I think once I do it more, than you won’t be able to tell at all. Very cool. Turkish Cast-on, you are my friend.
So, tomorrow I’m bringing The wristwarmers for Mary-kay with me to school to knit during my Hour long break, because I’m almost done with them, I just have to buckle down and do it.
This could possibly be my last post before I leave for Thanksgiving, I’ll try to find something good to blog about before I go.
I have nothing to blog about lately. I’m working on Mary-Kay’s wristwarmers which are taking me forever for some reason, and I’m working on some Knitty Gritty stuff, too. When I finish the wrist warmers I might have new Blog material. I might be getting new sock yarn on monday, so maybe look for a pair of socks? Who Knows. I’ll be interesting soon, I promise.
I told ya I’d have a picture. This is that wool that I spun at a Sport Weight, then dyed it with Kool-aid. 5 packets of Grape and 3 of Black Cherry, to be exact. Pretty, huh? I dunno, purple isn’t really my color, and I don’t know what The heck I’ll do with it. I don’t like purple all that much. I was going to dye it dark green or blue, but I couldn’t find any Kool-aid that color, so It’s purple.
I got my classes for next semester figured out today, too. So far, it look like I’ll be taking English 1, Cultural Anthropology, Political Science, and Race and Ethnic Group Relations. I’m not excited about any of those, they all sound boooooooooooooring, but, You gotta do what you gotta do.
Edited to Add: If you guys think this yarn is really that pretty, then I’d be happy to trade someone something for it. I dunno, a ball of sock yarn or something like that? Let me know.
I’ve got a ton to blog about tonight. Some of It will have to wait until tomorrow, though. First off, I got an awesome package last night from Mary-Kay. She said that If I knit her wristwarmers, then she’s send me goodies. Well, she did. She sent a bunch of Spunky Eclectic Roving in “Vineyard“, a little bit of some other really cute roving that I already spun up, about 2.7 ounces of White Wool for Kool Aid Dyeing, and Some yarn for my mommy, too! Oh yeah, and the yarn for her wristwarmers, which I’ve already started knitting (Mary-Kay; they look really cool!!)
Ok, picture time. First Up, the white wool that she sent me that got the Kool-aid treatment. The package got to my house at about 7:30 last night and my 8 o’clock I had finished dyeing and hung it up to dry. Check It Out:
Woo hoo! I love it, it’s so happy and cheery. So Cute. Ok, I also finished spinning up that White Blue Faced Leichester (Is that how you spell it?) that I was spinning up the other day:
I think it’s about 375 yards, sport Weight. I went to the store today after school and bought more Kool-aid to dye this, and I gotta tell you, people look at you kinda funny when you go into the grocery store and only buy 8 packets of Kool-aid. I’m just saying. I’ll have pictures of it tomorrow after it finishes drying.
Last but not least, I have to show you the triumph that is that Little bit of fluff that came with my package yesterday:
Eek! It’s soo cute! And only about 40 yards 😦
So, check in tomorrow for more pictures. Night!
So, yesterday, I had serious plying issues with that roving I was spinning up, and bad things happened. Let’s just say that it was a whole bunch of roving wasted, but I got over it and started spinning up some Blue Faced Leichester that my Spinning roving swap partner sent me. It’s just a bunch of white, but I think it’s pretty:
I’m gonna keep it a single ply yarn, then dye it dark green or blue with some Kool-aid once I’m done. And, since I’m spinning it at about a DK weight, it’s going REALLY fast. I did all that during one movie. I just want to get all the Wool spun up before the package that Mary Kay is sending me gets here. She said that If I made her a pair of Wristwarmers like I made for my Mom, then she would send me some Wool. Yay!
Also, My dad came with me to a LYS and he picked out a skein of Noro Silk Garden so that I could make him his own Fake Isle Hat. So, I have to get on that soon. Look at the pretty colors he picked!
What can I say, he has good taste.
Last but not least, the yarn for my Knitty Gritty show should be getting here soon, so I’m gonna have to knit all my Steps for the show Soon. Lots of work, but I’m excited!
I finished my hat!
I went to a concert last night at a church, and it was really fun. It was a bunch of Christian rock bands, and it was pretty hardcore, but it was really fun. I went with my friend Elyse, because she knew the drummer in one of the bands, so we went to see him. Anyway, I got home and knitted and knitted and knitted until it was way past my bedtime so that I could finish the hat. And I did! I love this hat a whole lot. It’s a little too long for my taste, but I can just pull it down to cover my ears and I bet it will keep my head really warm. Not that I ever go anywhere where I would need a warm head, but I don’t care.
Hats are my favorite thing to knit. I actually wear the ones I make, and they go quickly and look really cool, especially this one. I was a little worried that the Noro Kureyon yarn I used would be a little too itchy for a hat, but It’s not itchy at all. I think I’m gonna make another one very soon. Here are the Details:
Yarn: Noro Kureyon, 1 skein (I couldn’t tell you the colorway, sorry.) and some worsted weight Black stuff from my stash
Needles: US Size 6 16″ Circular and DPNs
Pattern: Fake Isle Hat
Like I said, I love this hat, and I want to make another one right now, but I have to wait until I can get to the LYS to get another skein. You wanna see the coolest part?
Isn’t it cool?! I love this hat so far. I am a little afraid that it will be too big for me and I’ll have to relenquish it to my dad, but I’ll stay positive, maybe it just looks a little big and it fits perfect. I’ll probably have a finished hat by tomorrow, so keep your eyes out for that.
I’m so bad at making up blog titles. Whatever.
I divided the roving from the Spinning swap I did in half so I could ply it, and this is half. Doesn’t look like very much… Oh well, who knows how much I will get. I started the other half a couple days ago, but I haven’t worked on it much.
I also started a new hat today, the Fake Isle hat from the new Magknits.com and it’s going pretty well. I’ve got up to the Fair Isle part, and I would have a picture to show you, if the camera hadn’t ran out of batteries before I could get a decent picture.
Oh yeah, today in my history class, the teacher was lecturing about textiles mills or something like that, but I wasn’t really paying attention because she started talking about looms and cotton and I started daydreaming about my spinning sitting at home, and then before I knew it, class was over and I didn’t learn anything! Oh well, I’ll pay attentionon monday. No school on Friday! WOO HOO!