Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I deserve to be ignored (but I have pics)

I deserve to be ignored. I really do. Because I have gone almost three weeks without a post. You don't have to read if you don't want to, just click the little "x" at the top of the screen. But if you're forgiving, you'll continue reading.
Thank you. : )

Here is what I've received from my secret yarner ("mugs") from KH:The yarn is from irishbabyknits.com. I love it! The color is the greatest and it is sooo soft. I can't wait until it gets cold enough that I can try it out. She also made the stitch markers herself and put them in a little lipstick case. I'm so happy with what she gave me!

I also received some books from KnitPicks and 2 40" cables for MLing. The books are more exciting to look at though. I think I like Favorite Socks the most. There are tons of patterns I want to make in there, and they all look like they're going to fit my narrow feet. I like Fitted Knits and Domiknitrix equally the same. I am currently obsessed with top-down raglans right now, so Fitted Knits feeds that addiction. The only problem is that I would have to increase less because most of the bust sizes are too big for me. Easily doable though. Domiknitrix has lots of instructions from casting on to I-cords, which I didn't expect when I ordered the book. There are some patterns I want to knit nonetheless, but I think it will be more of an instructional book that a pattern book for me (I also like the smell of the book, but that isn't something I've admitted to friends and family because I fear they'll label me as insane).

Here is a WIP, what I have started from the yarn that took THREE WEEKS to arrive from Wisconsin (I think! I can't remember the state. I know it began with a W). It was from hellokitty165 on KH. She even said that she'd give me the money back for it after while because it was taking so long to arrive.
It's a, you guessed it, top-down raglan. I based it off of this month's surprise from Knitty, but I changed the gauge and don't plan on increasing as much as it says to in the pattern because of my 30" bust.

I also finished a pair of socks from leftover yarn from my V-Neck Sweater, but they are too small. I went up a size from what it said to use and cast on the amount for the child size. I just keep thinking to myself that I should have gone up another needles size. Darn. Here's a WIP pic as I haven't gotten any pics of them as a FO.
They are really a little bit darker, but you get the idea. There is a mistake on the left on because I accidentily knit another row than I was supposed to when I got the yarn all tangled up. Don't ask me how these thing happen, they just do.

Also, I get bragging rights because my uncle and aunt brought over a Viper! My dad got tons of pics of my cousin and I in the car, and I thought I'd just put them in (really, I wanted some bragging rights). Here they are!
My cousin and I goofing off. My dad called us gangstas. We told him that we were in the hood.
My cousin wasn't too happy when I told her I wanted to try. It took a little convincing (well, a little shoving didn't hurt either).
My cousin and I have very active imaginations. She thinks she's a fish, and I am pretending I'm a midget spy. Laugh all you want, but we're the ones having more fun.
Finally, one last normal pic, just to redeem whatever dignity we have left.

Last but not least, I also made a new friend. Her name was Twiggy. She arrived on the collar of my dad, and left on a leaf an hour later.

I think my dignity is gone.

I'll be back sooner next time, I promise!

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