Sunday, July 27, 2003

Look! I'm dying bed sheets! Here they are relaxing in the tub. I think they're getting another dose. I want them to be more of a deep violet but this is a good start.

tip to young dumb people everywhere: Check your credit before you want to use it. It could be erroneously screwed like mine. I'm on a mission to clear my name! (at least of the stuff I didn't do)

Thursday, July 24, 2003

I guess I lost a post.

Here's Simon with the special dyed yarn for my cleo someday when I get the right needles. I'm stalled on projects and waiting for orders to come in. Here's the scoop on the .BNS. I think I'll call it the SNS instead of the previous options in honor of the silly little sweetheart neckline. And I'm out of yarn to finish the back and waiting for that too. I'm afraid the only thing for it is a chickami. I think tomorrow I'm going to look for yarn. Hee hee!!

You know what saying seems to be coming back into common usage lately: when you say "something is th

You know what saying seems to be coming back into common usage lately: when you say "something is the poor man's something better."

As in, my vet today: "A laser pointer is the poor man's walking the dog." But I have a cat.

I'd never even heard that expression before and now I've heard it four times in a week.

Thursday, July 17, 2003

Ok, I'm at the armhole/neckline shaping on my v-neck version BNS. The v-neck is going to be a giant gaping sweetheart neckline to try to squeek by with the yarn I have left. So here goes! Did I mention I've never done any type of neckline? on anything?

In non-knitting news I'm going camping this weekend: our 4th annual trip to Lake Berryessa! It's freakin' hot here and I am glad to be getting out of town to spend some quality time in the lake, well marinated in beer and barbecue sauce. Thank the good lord!

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

I'm at the fourth set of increases on my BNS! I'm coming up on the part where I'm going to be making it up for the v-neck, very scary. Plus the yarn will be tight since I highjacked most of it for Cleo (the dyed yarn turned out awesome, I'm not going to post until I get a picture that can do it justice). So I ordered one more skein of Breeze in a "robin's egg blue" color. I'm going to do the crochet edging in the light blue and try to do a little fluttery cap sleeve thingy maybe.

Also, when I ordered the extra skein I ordered a Crystal Palace Circular needle. According to Megan, they're awesome, so now I can't wait to get them.

Sunday, July 13, 2003

Up there with Simon is my BNS, still at the waist shaping. I think I've accomplished everything on my weekend list so far. When the cotton dries I'll shoot the poor tortured stuff so you can see what some bleach and procion dye will do to perfectly good yarn.

Here's a picture of the pillow top I'm doing for Shawn for my grandma's birthday present to her. I still have to do the quilting and put a back on it. I'm really happy with it so far. Shawn's a hippie type, very in to mysticism and nature and she's loved unicorns since she was a little girl. I got copper colored thread to do the quilting. You know that feeling when you're making something for someone that you think they'll really love? that's how I feel about this. And grandma liked it.

Friday, July 11, 2003

to do this weekend:

to do this weekend:

sell beaucoup crapola for beaucoup moola at garage sale

make breif appearance at book club to share the fact that I do not enjoy non-fiction, even if it is Barbara Kingsolver

consult with grandma regarding free motion quilting for her commissioned projects

stew estimated leftover Breeze into a new and different colorway for Cleo(!) swatch

guess I'd better get busy

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

How much do I love this! Can you believe how adorable! I'm hoping I can use my Crystal Palace Breeze leftovers, once I torture them into a fabulous new variegated color, double stranded to knit this.

Works in progress, pictures will come, I promise:

BNS (v-neck version) - finished with decreases haven't started increases yet.

Pretty pillow for Shawn from Grandma - top pieced and sandwiched, not quilted yet.

Monday, July 07, 2003

weekend highlight:

weekend highlight:

dancing to Bob Dillon with my god son's arms wrapped around my neck.