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I finished these awhile ago, but I forgot I was planning to update here, too. :) Knitting slowed during a trying time in my life, but I'm getting back on track!


Pattern: Wine and Roses Mitts by JoLene Treace from Interweave Knits, Winter 2006
Yarn: Karabella Aurora 4 in beige, less than one ball!
Needles: US4
FO Entry: here!
Quick Notes: None. I tried doing my own thing for the top hem, but it was a miserable failure! I heartily recommend following the pattern. :)
Ravelry details here.

Happy Valentine's Day!


I love dish cloths because they're so fast, and you can use colors that maybe you wouldn't normally, I dunno, be caught dead in but still like. I made this one while watching Stardust.
Pattern: Doily Style Dishcloth
Yarn: Lily Sugar 'n' Cream Stripes in toothache pink
Needles: US7
Quick Notes: I made an error on one row of this pattern, but didn't realize it until two rows later. I thought for a nanosecond about ripping back, but then came to my senses. It's a dishcloth, people. It's a rag made for the purpose of getting filthy. I don't think some misplaced holes are going to kill me.

This one wasn't even blogged, but I do have it stored up for use someday, maybe. We all have those slow times when a project is dragging on and you'd sooner stick a dpn in your ear than talk about it anymore.


This little journal has sat idle for long enough. I don't want to do just a repost of my blog entries though, so I was thinking I would post basic details of my newest FO, with a link back to my blog for anyone interested in more info. Would that be annoying? Also, sometimes I just want to blather about knitting!

So, without further ado...


Pattern: Chevalier Mittens by Tikru (free pattern)
Yarn: Cascade 220, ball band lost long ago
Needles: US4
FO entry: Here!
Quick Notes: These were a fun knit, though there is a small issue with the chart. Anyone with cabling experience will quickly see the problem and be able to fix it (I fixed it without even realizing I wasn't following the chart), but I wouldn't recommend this as a first cabled project.

Here's the thing....

This journal has definitely fallen by the wayside in favor of my blog. It's just easier to only update once. While I may still come back to this journal eventually, for now I think I'll have to declare it dead, except for community posting purposes.

I do have another livejournal, marclar, that I started updating again fairly recently, but it's all friends locked. If you're interested in keeping up with me, feel free to add that journal, and I'll add you back. Also, if you see marclar added to your journal friends, you'll know it's me.

And just because, a picture of my latest WIP.Collapse )

Fiber Madness

Last night I dreamed that T and I went to France, and I found this tiny yarn store. I was very concerned that we hadn't brought any euros, and was worried they wouldn't take my debit card. I found a beautiful pattern, but it was all in French, so I couldn't buy it. I was doing okay conversing with people, but could not remember a word (I don't remember which one now). We decided to go to Paris, where I found a huge yarn store with about five floors of yarn. Such beautiful yarn.

I know I had this dream because I am resolved to not buy any more yarn until after my birthday. We are going on a trip for my birthday, and I want to have money to really splurge on all the crap I can eat, and maybe even a couple new yarn store stops. It's so hard not to visit all the favorite online yarn stores every day. I'll probably be frothing at the mouth by the time my birthday comes.

So sickening.

I'm trying really hard to knit from my stash, and for the most part, I'm doing a fine job. That does not, however, prevent me from going to all my favorite yarn sellers' sites and ogling new yarn. I have a good, quality stash! It includes everything from lace weight alpaca to super bulky wool! Every color from red to violet and black! Yet my thirst can't be quenched!

It's a sickness. There should be support groups in the basements of churches.

A meme! A meme!

1. Who did you last get angry with? Hmmm... I'm annoyed a few times a day, every day, but truly angry? Probably someone I work with.
2. What is your weapon of choice? Words. (Good one, vertigo3l!
3. Would you hit a member of the opposite sex? I would never hit anyone without expecting to be hit back. As I wish to avoid being hit, I avoid hitting.
4. How about of the same sex? See above.
5. Who was the last person who got really angry at you? I imagine I piss people off every day at work.
7. Do you keep grudges, or can you let them go easily? Yeah I hold grudges. You gotta problem with that?

I just realized this is really long.Collapse )

Movin' on up... to the Weeest side!

So I packed my yarn up last night for moving. Even after cleaning out the stash, I still have four big boxes of yarn. I never really thought about how handy the huge cabinets I've been using for yarn storage are. Our new apartment has hardly any closets period, never mind what amounts to another room for all my knitting stuff. I'm thinking about getting some under the bed storage bins or bags and handling it that way. I still plan to enhance the stash next week... even if I have to sew bean bag chairs to store it all in!


I got an email from WEBS yesterday, kindly informing me that their anniversary sale is next week. Perfect timing! I can just bring the yarn to our new apartment, thus avoiding adding to the crap that must be packed. I can't wait!

Frankly, I'm disappointed in my score.

I'll have to read the Survival Guide again.

Official Survivor
Congratulations! You scored 81%!

Whether through ferocity or quickness, you made it out. You made the
right choice most of the time, but you probably screwed up somewhere.
Nobody's perfect, at least you're alive.

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
You scored higher than 99% on survivalpoints
Link: The Zombie Scenario Survivor Test written by ci8db4uok on Ok Cupid