Saturday, October 24, 2009

So much but so little

So I've actually been super busy with knitting. I've started and finished a bunch of stuff, some of which is up on my ravelry page (username Iota) and most of which is not. I just am forgetful and a little lazy, but I'm really trying to remember to post.

 Since the weather has taken a turn towards the decidedly chilly, I've become semi-obsessed with gloves. I'm trying to work out a pattern which so far I've taken out at least 3 times and currently have three different gloves. Arg to say the least. However, I've finally found a pattern for a skein of Malabrigo Worsted (colorway Sunset) that I got for Christmas last year. I've cast-on for Ysolda Teague's Snapdragon Flip-Tops (rav link). I don't think I'm going to do the flip-tops as it just doesn't get that cold here in Atlanta. Hopefully I'll have pictures soon and I'll remember to post them here and not just delete them after I post to ravelry.  In other news, I've fallen in love with colourwork. Or fair isle or stranded knitting as its also known. Whatever you call it, I love it. I've done two hats, both of which need a little more work, but I am seriously pleased with the whole experience and really want to do more. I think that to get the full benefit, I'm going to need thinner yarn and smaller needles. I don't know when I'll be able to really get into it, but fingers crossed that I get a call about some of the jobs I've applied for so that I can stop stressing so much. Any good wishes are much appreciated. I've also joined RAK and have really appreciated the response. I am hoping to get into some swaps, especially one with moleskins (which I adore). I'm debating whether or not to cast-on Baktus - I love the simple, but clever construction, but I am trying to be honest about how much I'd actually use it. I tend to wear looser things around my neck because I don't like feeling constricted. So the jury's still out.  Any thoughts?

The photo is hoot! also from Ysolda Teague

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Well hello torrential downpour. Where ya been?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Guess that didn't work. Bummer

Monday, September 7, 2009

Installing Mac OSX Snow Leopard. Super excited that it will be evrything it touts. Just waiting it out for the install

Saturday, September 5, 2009

A little this and a little that

What to write? That blinking line is daunting at times. There are so many great, funny, crafty, witty (mad lib the adjective of your choice here___) blogs that to start a blog and want some people to read it and not just write to a void is in all likelihood a little narcissistic. Oh, well. The first step is admitting you have a problem, right?

I've updated by project page with most of my FOs, my UFOs are stilling darting about, defying the known laws of physics. Check my ravelry page for details, photos, or blank spaces. On the topic of knitting, I am on section 4 (the decreases) of my second clapotis. I have pictures of it, but they are still on my camera and thus of no current use. I joined a great group on rav, random acts of kindness - posted my wishlist - which is a list of wishes. You can't hear the indignation in my voice but imagine it. I went back to edit something on it and saw that someone had disagreed with it!!! Then I disagreed with it but that was an accident and in ravelry there are no take-backs. I am a little TO'd by that, but c'est la vie.

Ciao til later

Friday, August 28, 2009

Aaaaaaaaaand...we're back?

So...gone for a super long time. I am really going to try to post, if not daily, then at least weekly. Even if no one reads. I can feel my typing skills getting rusty and my writing ability going down the drain and I slaved really hard in college for them so I'll be dammed if I lose them so soon. Since my last post, I graduated, haven't really finished or sent any of the things I posted about, but did start a garden in our backyard with my mom. The rain (which we needed and still do), the heat (weeks of no rain and 90+ degrees), and being new biggish-scale gardeners combined for, let us say, mixed results.

I shall return with a mix of things, but will leave y'all with this picture I snapped from my last vacation (the OBX, in November, no I am not kidding. More on that later)

Good Night and Good Luck.