Tuesday, November 11, 2008

OTN Update

What is on my needles?

  • The BMP are in a bag right now. I need to practice using two colors more before I can getthey to be looser.
  • Kool-Aid sock need pictures.
  • Wild-Foote need pictures.
  • Red Cascade Heritage Socks are on the way to the heel
  • Green Berroco Sox Yarn (Yes, the yarn I received from Yvonne) just past the heel this morning.
  • Scarf, got lost in my knit bag.
Been having fun with Polymer Clay. Need to post more pictures. Started a picture study of a double center pull ball. Will post a Tutorial soon.

Might have a large box soon at my LYS. More details and pictures after I get it.

Stitch Marker Exchange

Another Exchange in Crafter's Haven. This time it is a Stitch Marker exchange, which is why I started working with Polymer clay.

These are my SM from Kris. Too big for socks, so they will be used for my next larger needle project. Thank you Kris.

These are my SM from Linda.

This little packet was in with my SM from Linda. I now have some more markers to make. Thank You Linda.

Monday, October 06, 2008

OTN Update and Stitch Markers

Here are my Kool Aid Socks, so far.

Someone (No names mentioned) (Nancy) about a stitch marker exchange, and the different kinds of markers. I already owned a set of Polymer stitch markers, and already tried some basic markers. These are my first experiment with the clay. More soon.

OTN Update:
  • Kool Aid blank is near completeion.
  • Wild Foote is still being worked on at work, but nearing finish.
  • BMP Socks is on hold, just have not had time.
  • Working on a diagonal scarf. Almost done
  • New Sweater, just started Saturday. Still on the first row of the pattern, after the rib row. One pattern row is 5 complete rows, RS and WS. It is a open, buttoned sweater, but I am doing it in the round. More details soon.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Ornamant Exchange

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned a Ornament Exchange in Crafter's Haven? Well I can finally post pictures of the ornaments I knitted.

These are different sizes of holiday bells. The small blue on on the left is regular sock yarn, on a US #3/ The rest are different kinds of yarn, on needles from US #4 to I think #8. Each one was blocked and put onto a bottle to stretch to form. Yes it is mostly wool, so it will stretch.

... and now for exchange I received:

More sock yarn, and I do love the color. The dish cloths are the DW cloth, and an illusional design. (the camera angle brought out the illusion a lot better), and a Christmas stocking.

An interesting montage of stuff. Including:
  • Gummy Rat (Yes I will eat it)
  • Rubber chicken (LOL! Not sure if you all want the whole story)
  • Gauge Ruler
  • Spiderman Pen (Might be cute at work)
  • Markers (Always use more markers)
  • Frog Patch
  • Note pad.
  • Tea!
I'm looking forward to the next exchange, Stitch Markers

Friday, September 12, 2008

More Socks

After reviewing my blog, I realized I did not post pictures of finished socks.

These are my first sock blanks.

Here are my Coriolis Socks. It is not easy to see, but the coriolis. There is a line on each foot that starts near the top, goes through the heal, and wraps around the leg.

My Yarn Harlot Imitation

Here is my Imitation of the Yarn Harlot, while I was visiting Utah over the summer.

Socks on Stage.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Another Blank

What does this mean? It is sock blank time again. The colors are Grape, Cherry, Black Cherry, Orange and Lemon Lime. No blue, because I could not find any blue colors. Did not use yellow or pink, or the other reds. Why are there so many reds? Cherry, Black Cherry, Strawberry, Fruit Punch and Tropical Punch.

Wet Blank

Dry blank. There are thinner stripes at the bottom, wider in the middle and vertical at top. The blank is in the bathroom drying. I will probably cast-on over the weekend.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Utah Updates

  • Two Gentlemen of Verona
Great production. Michael V. isthe only actor who can upstage a dog. The Dog upstaged everyone else.
  • Taming of the Shrew (Always Funny)
Interesting version. Staged in 1946-7 in Italy. Not sure which was the shrew, and who was tamed.
  • Cyrano De Bergerac (Hear this is the hit of the season)
Great work. I heard about a Broadway version, and you saw the actor who played Cyrano. Here, you saw an actor who was Cyrano. Needed a few tissue for the ending.
  • Fiddler on the Roof
Great production with a lot of energy. Helped me understand the Jewish culture. More tissue.
  • Othello
Very believable Iago. You so wanted to like him, but you had to hate him. So happy that actor returned. He was cast perfectly.
  • The School for Wives
This was my least favorite of the group. Was just too predictable.

I'm already look at my Calendar for the Fall Season. This year's production includes:
  • Julius Caesar (Hear it will be another modernized production. Top of my list to see)
  • Moonlight and Magnolias
(In this hilarious farce, movie mogul David O. Selznick has hired writer Ben Hecht and director Victor Fleming to write the script for Gone with the Wind. Locked in Selznick’s office, living on only peanuts and bananas, the men turn their world upside down as they give birth to one of the most beloved films of all time. Now, if only Hecht had read the novel.)
  • Gaslight (Mystery)
I'm thinking the end of September.

Learn more about the Festival. www.bard.org

Nature Sit

Monday and Tuesday were the first two days back to school. I have been helping out two of the Kindergarten classrooms, so I have been coming home tired. We had a storm front come through, so these two days it was actually below 100 outside. I decided to sit outside and listen to pod-casts and audio books while I sit and knit on the patio. Tuesday I filled the bird feeder and took my camera with me.
From Nature
Someone say FOOD?!?

More pictures in my Nature album.

Any bird watchers, I would love to know who my friends are.

More Socks

I was reminded that I have not posted in a while.

New socks

The picture does not show you the work of my lace knitted leaves. I do promise to get more pictures.

On the Needles:
Working on my BMP (That's their name on Knitty). I'm in the middle of a Riverbed Arch.
Working on a pair of Wild Foote socks. I'm in the early stages of a Upriver Arch.

Working on my Ornament Exchange for my partner in Crafter's Haven. No pictures allowed, because my partner knows about my blog. I will post pictures after she receives it.

Two more sock blanks are on oreder and being shipped. I need to find more Kool Aid.

Monday, August 11, 2008

More Pictures

I should have more pictures by the end of the week. Now that it is summer break for my students (all two weeks), I am enjoying my Summer Vacation. I am in Cedar City, Utah for the Utah Shakespearean Festival. I am seeing the following plays:
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Taming of the Shrew (Always Funny)
  • Cyrano De Bergerac (Hear this is the hit of the season)
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Othello
  • The School for Wives
Since my motel has wireless Internet, and I have my traveling laptop, I might try to post a bit.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Congratulation on #8

The weekend of 8/8/08, and the 3rd Road Course of 5 won. This adds Kyle's Nascar records for this year. A few of the Media thought Kyle was having a drought.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

OTN Sock Update 2

Here are my Coriolis Socks. It is not easy to see, but the coriolis is the line that goes up the sock.

These are the beginning of my Country Fall Sock Blank.

My first sock blank is almost done.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Socks OTN

On the Needles:

Both sock Blanks, using the Riverbed pattern.
A medium blue pair, using the Coriolis pattern.

Both are Cat B.'s (Bordhi) using New Pathways for Sock Knitters.

Pictures soon.

Socks on Blockers

Here are my socks:

1st and 2nd - Mom's early Socks.
3rd - One of my first socks, Cuff Down. One prior pair MIA, another OTN, and first one had Single sock syndrome.
4th, 5th, 6th (and Closeup) are Toe-up.
7th - House socks, Toe-up with Cat B.'s Cuff
Last - Patriotic Sock, Toe-up with Cat B.'s Riverbed Pattern and K,SS,K,P2 cuff.

More Details in Sock album.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Sock Blockers

I received my sock blockers today in the mail. I have a busy week planned, but hope to get better pictures of all of my socks. The blockers should help show off socks a lot better.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dish Cloth

Here are a couple of pictures of a Dish Cloth I gave as a Gift to my State Contact at the Assembly I went to in DC. This is an original design. I started with using the Multi-color only (Too much color). I tried to use the Mulit-Color in the stitch definition (Too complicated). I finally took it to DC, and knit the Border, then went to inside and outside of the mulit-colored yarn, and knit the inner color. Blocking in warn water really helped the project. The yarn is Berroco Comfort DK.

This is a good picture of the colors.

This is a better picture of the stitch definition.

Thanks to littlecottonrabbits for use of your online Alphabet.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sock Blank #2

While the ladies in dishcloth_haven were chatting about food, I came home and cooked up some fiber dye. My first blank does not have a color name. The second blank does.

Country Fall

The colors are Red (The same as from Blank #1), Golden Brown and Dark Brown. These are colors I think about during the fall. Here at home, we usually get yellows and dried out brown. I do see myself as a Fall/Winter color person.

Thank you to Susan for helping me with the color ideas. She also suggested not creating a standard pattern. I changed color randomly, and the bands are not the same size.

More of my Sock Blank

Here is a picture of my sock blank now. I am knitting a K2P1 ribbing. When you click on the picure, you will be lead to my sock blank album. I took several pictures, but did not find one that really showed off the colors. I also decided I need a sock blocker. I have one on order, and will probably take more pictures of my socks.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Socks from Sock Blanks

Here is what my socks look like so far. Yes the colors is a range of blues-purples-maroon-red and grey-brown. I have been happy with the colors, but very surprised. I will have a lot of knitting time this week, so I hope to progress a lot.
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