Wednesday, January 23, 2008

just popping in

Right. Computer still broken. Parents' computer, naturally, has something wrong with the photo application, so can't upload pictures, rendering this blog boring and tragic.

Am still knitting, of course. Have recently made a pair of gloves and a hat for a friend whose birthday is today, actually. I hope, as always, that they fit.

Am now making a pair of gloves for me, out of the leftover psychotic green yarn from that last pair of socks I did. I figure no one but me would really want to wear neon camouflage gloves, and since I actually don't own any gloves with fingers, it's a more-or-less perfect match. Well, and they will also have to have powder blue fingers, since I don't quite have enough green.

Ooooh, and this pair of gloves also proves that I can totally make gloves from the stats in my head. Sweet!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

mmm, yarn.

It's so nice to be back in the land of yarn stores, after being stuck with JoAnn's and Michaels' for so long. Granted, I haven't been to the really awesome store yet, but as I am unemployed this is probably a good thing.

And hey, I only got yarn that I so-called needed: stuff to make a hat and gloves for a friend's 30th birthday. I wanted to make her something more impressive--30, you know?--but I've only got two weeks or so. While we all know I could knit a pair of pants in that amount of time, I somehow don't think she'd be thrilled by a pair of knit pants. I could probably also do a sweater, but like I said, I'm unemployed. Hat and gloves (of lovely shades of aqua tweed and blue, aqua tweed courtesy of Plymouth Yarn) it will have to be.

I really wanted to get this awesome hand-painted stuff in browns and blues and greens that went so well with some super-awesome acid-green sock weight yarn, but those colors just weren't right for this friend. So sad. Would have been awesome. I will be lusting after the acid green yarn for a very long time. Just so we know.

Monday, January 7, 2008


Right. For the approximately two people who read this, I hope you haven't given up on me! I have not quit knitting or anything, no, my computer went into a coma the day after Christmas, and my never regain consciousness. Well, that's not true, and the only reason this isn't a post of extreme woe and panic is that the hard drive is ok, it's just the machine that's busted. So, yes, expensive, but nothing irreplaceable has been lost. Though I am kind of pissed about all the knitting patterns I had bookmarked.

Anyway, on to more pleasant things, like the fact that this year's Christmas knitting was quite well-received, and all seems to fit. My mother particularly liked her hat. My brother may have spent last night using his socks as hand puppets, but at least fun was had. My other brother says that his fingerless gloves will come in quite handy if he ever has to play a homeless man in a musical. I think he may have been mocking me.

And now, on to knitting other stuff! Have to go re-find the pattern for that 60's poncho and finish it up. So I can wear it and be 60's-tastic.