Friday, June 12, 2009


The next time someone, like your SO, complains about how large your stash is, and gripes, "why do you need new yarn when you have this yarn?" (usually said while holding up or pointing to, a grocery bag sized collection of yarn) Show them this ... World's Biggest Stash? And point out how much worse (or better, to you!) it could be!

(my first) *~* Friday Fill-Ins *~*

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1. I grew up thinking__I'll just ask grandma and grandpa___ Because when I would ask for new pajamas or a toy they would tell me they didn't have any money.

2. ____Darcy's Knotty Knitter___ was the last website I was at before coming here.

3. Why don't you_____leave me a comment!__?

4. __late night web browsing___ helps me relax.

5. Thanks for the _fish!___

6. I find __the weather 'round here___ very off-putting.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to_a movie with hubby___, tomorrow my plans include_____ World Wide Knit In Public Day with my friends in the Del Ray area__ and Sunday, I want to_hit up the farmer's market @ Ben Brenman!_!


Found over at the Lime & Violet Daily Chum, this Pollen Amigurumi is nothing to sneeze at!

You can also find more fun Pollen Count patterns at Pepperberry. And be sure not to miss all the other fab projects at Pepperberry! Octopus ... Citrus Bag ... yum!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

he calls them my "emo gloves"

That's what my hubby called em as I modeled the first finished, of the pair. Pink and emo? Nahhh, I mean seriously... these would so totally go with my authentic Fame leg warmers, duuuuh!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

the occassional girl

It's no secret that pink is my favorite color. For all the heavy metal, tattoos and dreadloc'ing I have going on, I'm quite the girl. When I first saw Harrisville Designs New England Shetland in Lady Slipper @ Knit Happens, I knew I was bringing some home. It's gorgeous in person... it's not peach fuzz soft but, instead it's 4 ply fingering weight offers something that feels like earth to me. It reminds me of touching a horse's short hair.

Well maybe that doesn't sound all that great to some but, hey that's me :) And I have high hopes the touchy-feely part will only improve after washing :)

This latest cast-on is a the Waffle Stitch Fingerless Glove pattern. I had originally fallen in love with the simple but cozy and fabulously easy Toast Gloves, and intended on knitting them with the Lady Slipper. But, Toast is just knitting, and I wanted pattern ... without cabling. Unfortunately I don't think my yummy Lady Slipper is going to offer the stretch my forearms would need for a comfy fit in the Toast pattern. I didn't think till later that maybe I should have incorporated a rib stitch to encourage a bit of give. No biggie though, these are great!

Knitted flat, and seamed up after bind-off, the Waffle is perfect for a newer knitter suffering from glove pattern anxiety. If you can knit and purl, you can do this. And at the rate they knit up so fast at, I should have glove one fini' by tomorrow afternoon ... if my toddler cooperates, anyway :)

Monday, June 8, 2009

on the blocking table!

I finally reached bind off on my Cherry Cupcake Summer Shrug! After a delicate wash, I laid it out on my demo table (ask me about what I do for a living!) to block and dry. Looks great, huh?

Yep looks pretty fab ... and then, this appeared. eeerrrggg! At moments like this, thoughts and quotes like "Oh, happy dagger!" or "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore!" move through the passages of my mind.
I'm going to wait till it's fully dry and then perhaps "stitch" it up, instead of trying to save the pattern in this area. I'm reeaally hoping it will be on the underside of an arm and not noticeable.

Please, help me Obi Wan ... save my shrug!

edit 10:57pm: I know what must be done, but it hurts too much to think about it! I'm going to frog back to before this catastrophe occurred and finish it up the right way - otherwise, I'll never be happy with it.