Friday, August 29, 2008


Knitting is funny. And, apparently, meth addict-like.

(My internet is being an arse, so I can't do the fun linky thing. Will try again later.)

Have tried again . . . let's see how this goes!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Have I mentioned that somewhere in this summer's travels, my size 1 double-points have gone missing? And that everything I want to knit seems to want 1's? Ah well: I have little hands, perhaps I can use my trusty 0's again. Too bad they're getting distinctly bent. Will metal 0's bend as well, does anyone think? Because my bamboo ones are gonna be circles pretty soon. Maybe rosewood would hold its shape?

Anyway. I think I'll swatch for some gloves, since the Excedrin I took for my headache will probably keep me up for a while.

(And by the way, does anyone else fully admire a woman who'd wear an orange pantsuit? I really can't help but adore Hillary Clinton.)

ok, this is freaky.

There's nothing I want to knit. Nothing I have yarn for, anyhow. And I have a good deal of yarn. Certainly enough to find something to knit. But I'm just kind of . . . bleah. I get like this when I'm unemployed. It's not cool. It's one of the things that leads me to liken my so-called acting career to drugs. When I don't have a job, I'm just not happy. Which really makes me think I should quit and do something else so I don't have to deal with hitting these lows.

But anyway. This is not a blog where I whine about being unemployed. This is a blog where I talk about stuff I knit! And I'm not knitting anything. What I need to do is find me a cute glove pattern so I can make some cute fingerless gloves. I've done some looking on Ravelry and other places, but so far nothing's jumped out at me. I guess I should just go get me some Barbara Walker from the library and make up my own cute gloves, right? Maybe that'll get me off my ass tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


No pictures of the socks, but I couldn't help myself, I knit up some wee cute socks to go with the baby hat. Cause really, what's a heartless girl like me gonna do with yellow + rainbow stripe yarn?

Now that I've got all that cute out of my system, I can go back to my Jaywalkers. Remember the day I was freaking out because I wanted sock yarn? Well, I lost the battle, and bought not only the Sockotta, but also some Yummy (I forget the brand) and immediately started up some Jaywalkers out of the latter. Believe me, the sock knitting was possibly the only thing that stood between my castmates and death that last weekend. And there was this boy who's the only thing that stood between me and having a finished pair of socks right now, but he was fun and my feet aren't too cold, so I guess that's ok. :)

And now I'm at home and noticing all this yarn I forgot I had, though naturally I still want to buy more . . . my birthday is coming up, maybe I can get someone to give me yarn money! Or a trip to the two yarn stores in town that I haven't been to.

How do you know when something crosses the line from hobby to obsession? Argh.


And pictures of hats, no less. Ok, on the top one you can only sorta see the hat, but I wasn't doing so well with hat photography (and there may have been tequila involved) so this is what you get. It's Lacecap from the ever-awesome Knitty. Sure, these hats haven't been in style in years, but maybe I can bring them back. :) It's also what my Louet Euroflax wanted to be, and who am I to argue with the yarn?
And this little guy is a pretty much made-up baby hat for a shower this weekend. My cousin's first kid is due in October: the kid's gonna need some hats. Luckily I had some unisex-ish baby yarn on hand! I lost the label somewhere in Texas, so we'll all just have to wonder exactly what it's made out of. Definitely wool. though. Must remember to tell the mom-to-be not to put it in the dryer.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

what I need to do:

I need to stop messing around on the internets so I can finish my hat and then make a pair of socks. I'm having this weird urge to knit socks. Could it be because the weather has been slightly cooler these past few days? I don't know, but I'm jonesing for some socks.

They'll have to be short socks: the only sock yarn I've got right now is one skein of Shibui. It's lovely, but I feel the socks will have to be wee.

I'm trying very hard not to think about the lone skein of Sockotta that's hanging out only a block from me at the yarn store. It's all nice and blue-grey . . . no! I will not purchase! I will knit with what I have!

I hope. Seriously, me. You're poor, and about to be unemployed as of Monday. No yarn!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

remember me?

Yeah. I've been busy. Oooh, I was also broken for a while. Got tackled by a friend, wound up requiring three stitches in my elbow. The couple of days where I really couldn't move my arm--and was also too hopped up on pain pills to knit--were not much fun. However, because I am super badass, I finished the sweater in time for my mom's birthday, and it fits and she loves it. Unfortunately, I was so excited that I finished it that I forgot to take pictures. I will take pictures next time I am around the parents, never fear!

So now I'm making a hat out of the green linen yarn, from a pattern on Knitty that I'm too lazy to link to right now. I have to do a show in two hours, so if I'm gonna do any posting, I have to get this done quick. I'm hoping the hat will fit me. The pattern seems to claim it'll stretch, but I don't know. And the yarn's too expensive and nice for me to want to give it away. Louet Euroflax is my new friend. I'm trying to decide if I want to buy the navy blue from the yarn store so I can make something for my mom, though I really don't know what. It's just that she loves navy blue . . .

Oh, and I taught someone to knit! I'm in a production of Music Man, and the director wanted Mrs Paroo to knit as part of her stage business. So I taught her, and I think she's hooked. She knows how to knit and purl, and she's already started knitting stuff not on stage. Ha ha! A convert! Go me!

I shall try not to be so invisible in the future.