Saturday, October 27, 2007

We now interrupt this knitting blog, with an important message...

Knitting, yarn fondling, pattern gazing, and *gasp* Ravelrying all came to a standstill this week along with less important things like work, sleep, and eating as fires raced through the foothills of my community's backyard.
On my way to work on Monday, the fire was burning on both sides of the toll road, so the toll road was closed and traffic was forced forced onto surface streets.
My office building was then evacuated two hours later because the smoke was coming directly into the building.
There is nothing comforting about leaving work to go home and begin driving directly toward where fire raging and smoke is billowing.
I spent two days in total anxiety because my friend lives off of Santiago Canyon and she was incommunicado.
I drove to work on the toll road Wednesday devastated by the black, burned, ashen, lifeless landscape around me.
I talked to someone on Thursday who spent the night at the QualComm stadium in San Diego.
My heart and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by this tragic experience.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Coco Wood Toggles

Dave changed his mind about the buttons for the Saturday Morning Hoodie.
He was afraid that the zipper might pull the sweater down too much.
We went to JoAnn yesterday, but they had a whole lot of nothing.
I did some research on Ravelry last night to see where the button group gets their buttons from. One suggestion I saw was
So we bought these toggles last night.
They're made from Coco wood. They are a little over 1.25" long.
I'm hoping that there is a shank back attachment...the description didn't include one.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

one sock photos

Here is the Spiral Boot Sock from Interweave SU07:
And here is the sock I finished Friday night, it's my first toe-up sock:

Sunday, October 07, 2007

look ma, I'm knitting pockets

The beautiful yarn, Araucania Nature Wool Chunky, 115, for the Lion Brand Saturday Morning Hoodie arrived:

The back knit up in about four hours:

I've never knit pockets before! It's EASY!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Classic Socks

Check out these FREE patterns from XRX: Sock and hat pattern
The socks are super easy for for sizes ranging from Child (S) to Adult (L).

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

how to attract men in bars

Friday night at a hotel bar, I'm at sitting having a glass of wine by myself and knitting until my friends show up.

My friend arrives and sits next to me.
Soon, a drunk man sits down next to her.

As I'm talking to someone else, the man says to her, "Is she crocheting?"
My friend says, "No she's knitting."
The man slurs, "That'ssss ssssso cool that she's crocheting. Crocheting is hotttttt."

By this time I realize that they are talking about me, so I look at the guy at say, "Yeah, I'm a knitting exhibitionist," and I turn away to continue my other conversation.

The drunk man says, "I bet you're REALLY good at it."