I’ve been lax in my computer time, it’s actually quite nice. I am trying hard to enjoy my time away from school, especially now that I have looked at the academic calendar and figured out that there’s only a week between winter quarter and spring quarter. That is just horrific. Oh– that week happens to be spring break. So really, winter is just going to run straight the hell into spring… *sigh*
BUT! three cheers for me, I got 2 Bs and an A so I can overload next quarter w/out a sign off!! yeehaw!! I just need to go talk to advising to get added to Modern Brit Lit. Go me.
So in knitting news. Today I get to look at the new knitty, the new knit1mag, and a new craft mag Living Crafts. So far I have peeked at knitty and the Living Craft mag– and seen 1 thing I really like, a stuffed musk ox for $75 cuz it’s made out of real quivit and suri alpaca. Not a stuffed animal I MUST have but, it is sooo adorable.
Ok, Moody is done. He’s lacking a victim. I am thinking that I will make him a really bloody Octopus or something, I have this whole stash of zombie penguin yarn… *sigh*
My cat ate my zombie penguin’s brains:
despite the fact that as soon as I finished Moody I hid him… driveby still managed to find him and pry his little knitted brain out of his head. grrrrrrrr that cat loves knitted goods– this morning I woke up to find my current major important WIP which had been stashed under about 10lbs of books, dragged halfway down the hallway– he does it just to annoy me.
“This christmas… the penguins are out to eat your brains…”
I love the way his arm is just stuck way up in the air, and how despite the fact that I followed the pattern and used all the same materials, Moody looks different from Fox… zombie penguins are so much fun to knit.
But what’s really captured my attention is my super secret “just for me sweater.”
day 1: I watched the Christmas special episode of the Closer and the winter opener of Saving Grace.
As the increases go up (34 stitches per round of increases) my knitting slows (or seems to because of the huge number of stitches)
So, last night, day 2 I watched last week’s ER, half of last week’s Reaper, this week’s reaper, and the first episode of the scifi miniseries “Tin Man.”
woo wee! Isn’t it purty? I have to say that sometimes, a knitting project just isn’t meant to be and if you stick it away and go back to it, when it works, it looks sooo pretty. I love how the double increases look, and my camera just doesn’t do the luster of the yarn justice– it’s a silk/wool blend and it’s so pretty.
Stitch markers are important. I have quite a collection, and really enjoy making them myself, but my favorite stitchmarkers were made by other people. Top 3 favorite stitchmarkers are:
- my amyville sweets (cupcakes and donuts) from http://amyville.com/ I also have her sushi stitchmarker
- a sheep– everyone knows this woman’s sheep stitchmarkers and now her name eludes me, but whenever she sold them they were snapped up in a hurry. I was lucky enough to have her as a partner in round 1 of the stitch marker swap, she sent a sheep, a fish, 2 lamp work bead ones, and a snowman on ice ornament for sending late.
- my lucky happy cat from arlyna’s closet. I wanted them from the moment I saw them, finally go them and then promptly lost them for awhile.
So, it’s not too surprising that the 4 stitchmarkers I am using right now are happy cat and the sheep & fish stitchmarkers. Once I swap over to knitting in the round (the pattern calls for a total of 6 sm) I will add in the amyville markers.
I will post my progress of the just for me sweater tomorrow!