waffle is very happy.


10 in 2010 Update: January FOs
February 6, 2010, 12:39 pm
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Okay. So. I finished one thing on the list in January…

Squishtastic

Mal Chunky in Natural

I wear it almost daily. Its SO soft, and SO warm! And its white, it goes with everything!

I started Noelle’s baby blanket, a Pinwheel blanket, in DiC Classy, and I started my Sedum using Twist (just separated the sleeves off on that one). Making fairly good progress on those despite my knitting ADHD…as can be seen by all the side projects that I got distracted by:

Sushi for Breakfast

Fish hat in Mal Worsted scraps

I love this hat. It looks insane, but its AWESOME.

Twisty Toasty

Mal Twist in Zinc

I wear these all the time. They’re so warm! I made them a hybrid between the two pattern versions…I made thumbholes but no gusset/thumb, so they can be worn as mitts or pushed down onto my arms. I see many more of these in my future!

The Fame

Leftover Mal Worsted

And a Gaga bow…because who doesn’t love Lady Gaga? Couldn’t find a headband to stick it on so I braided some strands of the leftover yarn together and tied it in my hair.

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10 in 2010: January.
January 4, 2010, 11:44 pm
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I’m participating in a Ravelry group, 10 in 2010. The goal is to knit 10 projects, or use 10 different/new yarns, in 2010. You can even choose to do both of those things.

I have broken my goals up…January, February, and March have specific projects planned. After that, I have several long term projects (sock yarn, for me, equals long term) to work on over the summer. I didnt make any goals for the fall, since by then I will probably be working on Christmas gifts, or finishing all the things I promised myself I’d get done this year!

Here is my tentative (tentative because I’ve been gifted several patterns recently and might change my mind!) list for this month.

Obviously I will cast on for other projects during this time, but specific to this project are the following:

January:

Azul Profundo, aka Squishy Joygasm

A sweater in Mal Twist (Using Sedum by Jane Richmond-may or may not switch from seed stitch to stockinette for the body of it)

Butter Peeps

A Pinwheel baby blanket in DiC Smooshy…this is the lightweight/ summer blanket I have planned for Nelly’s baby girl, since she’s going to be born in April. I have one planned using Classy, too, which will be warmer.

Natural-dye free goodness!

Last up for January’s goals is Braided (A Spud and Chloe pattern), in Mal Chunky. Knit one of these using some Cascade Lana Grande for T-Bird, and I just love the result.

I’ve casted on for the Braided already. In addition, to round out January, I’ve casted on for my first pair of socks! I am running a KAL for socks in the Christmas Swap group. I’m making the Knitty pattern, Spring Forward, using ShibuiKnits sock in what is one of my favorite colors:

All around the mulberry bush...

It’s sproingalicious and soft! Though, I am really not liking using DPNs, and I may switch over to two circs before the first sock is even done. Assuming I can be productive enough to order needles from Knitpicks…

I also want to make a Cayuga hat, which a very sweet person on Rav gifted me the pattern for!

I am planning on using my Rowan Purelife since it will coordinate with the Chunky Natural.

I’m saving this pattern for the day when I am itching to cast on a new project, despite the 46 UFOs I have lying around.

British Sheep Breeds



to do list
September 4, 2009, 3:12 pm
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things that need to be done:

clean room

clean car

get oil change/inspection

move out

pay bills

what WILL be done:

work odd hours

pass out as soon as i see my bed

work on this:

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ETA: i can’t get it to rotate, and im too lazy to figure out why/how to fix this.



plays well with others
August 18, 2009, 11:33 am
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mini golfing…we’re┬áprobably never allowed back to that place.

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beyonce night on america’s best dance crew

DSCN1962dancing…i think.

DSCN1963there was a giant bug in the couch!

DSCN1964gnight punkin..

aand…the most gorgeous yarn in existence:

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the “do not get this dirty” dishcloth
August 7, 2009, 10:33 am
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DSCN1932 I started this a month ago, finished most of it, and then…put it in my WIP drawer and didn’t touch it for weeks.

So yesterday I finished it, attempted to block it (hello acrylic blend!) and gifted it to the whore today. I told her to not get it dirty bc I like how it turned out.

this project also confirmed my suspicion that i really, really need some blocking wires. and sock blockers. well, this had no need for those, but i just remembered i need some.

DSCN1931I think I should start on some christmas knitting, though. I have at least 3 scarves to make, and judging from my attention span, i will only finish one of them before december 25th.

Luckily i decided all my friends should be given malabrigo gifts this year..

In non-yarn news, I have an “interview” for assistant manager today at a different store. Is it an interview when the DM basically said you have the job, and you’re now just searching for which store will take you?

And i think its really cute that Stu got all upset i was going on vacation, until i told him i’d only be gone for 3 days. he thought i’d be away for over a week ­čśŤ



handspun yumminess
July 16, 2009, 2:22 pm
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check out what jackie sent┬áme! isn’t it GORGEOUS?!

i don’t think i will ever end up using it because i love the way it looks in the skein.

just. so. pretty.



squishtastic camera case
July 11, 2009, 2:23 pm
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here is my very own original creation…a camera case! i had made another one, but it was acrylic and gross. this one is made out of yummy malabrigo (the seemingly endless ball of sapphire green worsted i have)