Wednesday, March 28, 2007

My Little Pretties.....

Pretty #1: One entrelac sock finished. But not to the pattern specs. I didn't feel like adding in extra increases to accommodate for my large calves, so I stopped at 4 CC tiers after the heel for a regular length sock. I CO for sock #2 this morning. I had a much easier time with the Middle East Wrap CO this time.

Pretty #2: my very first hank of Socks that Rock sock yarn from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. I got the Little Bunny Foo Foo colorway in the lightweight yarn. Now I just need to decide on a pattern for it. In this pic, you can also see some of my WIP's. The Garterlac Baby Blanket, what I have so far for the toe of Entrelac sock #2, and the beginnings of a Shetland Tea Shawl from A Gathering Of Lace.

My Pretty #3 will be coming in either today or tomorrow's mail....It's a skein of South West Trading Company's Tofutsies sock yarn in the Tender foot colorway (#727)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

I apparently have no life

I've seen this on several blogs lately, so I decided to jump on the bandwagon and do it too.

It’s been alleged that if you’ve seen over 85 movies you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste it in and put x’s by the ones that you have seen. Add them up, figure out whether you’ve got a life or not, and post it."

(X) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(X) Grease
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
(X) Boondock Saints
(X) Fight Club
(X) Starsky and Hutch
(X) Neverending Story
(X) Blazing Saddles
(X) Airplane
(X) The Princess Bride
(X) AnchorMan
(X) Napoleon Dynamite
(X) Labyrinth
(X) Saw
(X) Saw II (i've seen saw 3 also)
(X) White Noise
(X) White Oleander
(X) Anger Management
(X) 50 First Dates
(X) The Princess Diaries
() The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
() Scream
() Scream 2
() Scream 3
() Scary Movie
() Scary Movie 2
(X) Scary Movie 3
(X) Scary Movie 4
(X) American Pie
(X) American Pie 2
(X) American Wedding
(X) American Pie Band Camp
(X) Harry Potter 1
(X) Harry Potter 2
(X) Harry Potter 3
(X) Harry Potter 4
(X) Resident Evil 1
(X) Resident Evil 2
(X) The Wedding Singer
(X) Little Black Book
(X) The Village
(X) Lilo & Stitch
(X ) Finding Nemo
() Finding Neverland
(X) Signs
(X) The Grinch
( X) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
() White Chicks
( ) Butterfly Effect
()13 Going on 30
(X) I, Robot
(X) Robots
(X) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
(X) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
( X) Along Came Polly
(X ) Deep Impact
( X) KingPin
(X) Never Been Kissed
(X) Meet The Parents
(X ) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( X) Joe Dirt
(X) King Kong
(X) A Cinderella Story
(X) The Terminal
() The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(X) Dumb & Dumber
(X) Dumber & Dumberer
(X) Final Destination
(X) Final Destination 2
(X) Final Destination 3
( ) Halloween
(X)The Ring
(X)The Ring 2
( )Surviving Christmas
(X) Flubber
(X) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(X) Practical Magic
(X) Chicago
(X) Ghost Ship
(X) From Hell
(X) Hellboy
(X ) Secret Window
(X) I Am Sam
(X) The Whole Nine Yards
(X) The Whole Ten Yards
(X) The Day After Tomorrow
(X) Child’s Play
(X) Seed of Chucky
(X) Bride of Chucky
(X) Ten Things I Hate About You
(X) Just Married
(X) Gothika
(X) Nightmare on Elm Street
(X) Sixteen Candles
(X) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
(X) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(X) The Mask
(X) Son Of The Mask
(X) Bad Boys
(X) Bad Boys 2
(X) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number SlevIn
(X) Ocean’s Eleven
(X) Ocean’s Twelve
(X) Bourne Identity
(X) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
(X) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
(X) Ice Age
(X) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
(X) Curious George
(X) Independence Day
() Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
(X) Darkness Falls
(X) Christine
(X) E.T
(X) Children of the Corn
(X) My Bosses Daughter
() Maid in Manhattan
(X) War of the Worlds
(X) Rush Hour
(X) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
(X) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(X) She’s All That
( ) Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
(X) Mars Attacks
(X) Event Horizon
(X) Ever After
(X) Wizard of Oz
(X) Forrest Gump
(X) Big Trouble in Little China
(X)The Terminator
(X) The Terminator 2
(X) The Terminator 3
(X) X-Men
(X) X-2
(X) X3
(X) Spider-Man
(X) Spider-Man 2
(X) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(X) Catch Me If You Can
(X) The Little Mermaid
(X) Freaky Friday
(X) Reign of Fire
() The Skulls
(X) Cruel Intentions
(X) Cruel Intentions 2
(X) The Hot Chick
(X) Shrek
(X) Shrek 2
( ) Swimfan
(X) Miracle on 34th street
(X) Old School
() The Notebook
(X) K-Pax
(X) Krippendorf’s Tribe
(X) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
(X) The 40-year-old Virgin
(X) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
(X) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(X) Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King
(X) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(X) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(X) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
(X) Base-ketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
(X) House of 1000 Corpses
(X) Devils Rejects
(X) Elf
(X) Highlander
( ) Mothman Prophecies
(X) American History X
( ) Three
() The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
(X) Night Watch
(X) Monsters Inc.
(X) Titanic
(X) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
(X) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
( ) High Tension
(X) Club Dread
(X) Hulk
(X) Dawn Of the Dead
(X) Hook
(X) Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
(X) 28 days later
(X) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
(X) Waterworld
(X) Kill Bill Vol. 1
(X) Kill Bill Vol. 2
() Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) the Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness
(X) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(X) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
(X) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(X) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(X) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(X) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
(X) The Matrix
(X) The Matrix: Reloaded
(X) The Matrix: Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
( ) Team America: World Police
(X) Red Dragon
(X) Silence of the Lambs
(X) Hannibal

178........Apparently, I have no life. However in there I somehow manage 3 kids, DH, a home and a part time job. Oh well, watching movies at night with Dh gives me a lot of knitting time :D

My WIP's

Entrelac Socks. Well...... I'm having mixed feelings about this sock. I'm not happy with some things, but these are all things I can fix after finishing the sock. (see the holes by the heel? THOSE) and please ignore how funky my foot looks in the pic, it's squished at a funny angle trying to show off the sock and get a decent pic. I am starting my first leg increase tier. I am starting it early for a few reasons. The main ones being I'm short and have fat legs. Another is that it's a bit difficult getting my heel into the sock as it doesn't stretch much, and I'm afraid if I wait longer to start my increases, it'll become imposable to get my heel in there. It makes sense to me.

Garterlac Baby blanket. I am 5 side triangles into it. I am thinking of stopping after 6, but seeing as I have time and an employee discount both on my side, I might just go get more yarn and do 8 (8 is how many base triangles I have). I don't know yet, I'm going to play it by ear and see how long it takes me to get sick of this blanket. It hasn't happened yet. This blanket idea was copied from Twinsanity, who got her inspiration from Criminy Jickets Garterlac Dishcloth.

This is going to be a birthday gift for my almost 2 yr old Niece, Morgan. It's a basic top down raglan. I am not using a pattern, I've done so many of these I could knit them in my sleep. I am using Patons Grace yarn on size 6 needles so It will be nice and light & airy for spring. I'm using black for all the ribbing the the Azure color for the body. I still need to buy buttons for it. I cast on for this sweater a week ago yesterday, and I have until Sunday to finish it. Wish me luck :)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

MUCH better

(please ignore my pajama pants and pasty pale ankle)

WOOHOO!!! I am almost back to where I was before the frogging (I was done with the next CC tier). Adding in the extra CC tier was exactly what my Entrelac sock needed. Last night I sat down during Lost and I knit my heel. Maybe now that I've re-knit that I'll feel like I'm making progress on this again.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

An Epic Battle Lost

The very first pair of socks that I knit for myself (the 3rd pair I knitted), was overcome by the dangerous washing machine monster, and lost the battle. Click HERE to see the blog post I made when I finished these socks. I got only one year of enjoyment with them...R.I.P my River Rapids Socks.

btw- They're superwash wool and I washed them in the gentle cycle. I guess I wore them out to the point where that area was too thin to handle the machine.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

I've made a decision

about my entrelac socks (poor thing has been neglected this past week). I know if I'm not happy now, I'm going to hate it when it's finished. So, I am going to frog. Not the whole sock, no, I'm not that frog happy, I am just going to frog to just before I started my heel. Then I am going to add another set of tiers, and re-do my heel. However, my entrelac sock is being put on hold for now. I have a raglan cardigan OTN for my niece's 2nd birthday gift, and her birthday is March 25th, so I don't have a lot of time to knit the sweater. I'm using size 6 needles and the Patons Grace I was using for Reid (which has been completely frogged). It will be nice and airy for Spring. My niece wears the same size as dd (they're only 5 weeks apart in age) so I have a good model to use for judging the size of the sweater.

absolutely wonderful!!!

Cookie A. has opened her sock pattern site!!!!!!!!!!! I love them all, which one should I do first?

Thursday, March 08, 2007


I haven't been able to work on my Entrelac Sock nearly as much as I have hoped I would. Plus, I am considering frogging it and starting over. I got gauge on my swatch, however following the pattern exactly, it's turning out a bit small. The pattern is written for a woman's size 8-9, and I wear a size 7. I can get what I have done on my foot just fine, but I think it might be a bit too snug. I think i *might* just put this sock on hold until I'm done knitting something for my niece's birthday gift. I've started Reid from Knitty for her, but so far, I'm just not feeling any love for the pattern, and if I don't enjoy a pattern, it never gets finished. Anybody have any suggestions for a (really) quick knit for a 2 yr old?

Friday, March 02, 2007

Entrelac Sock Started

Yesterday, I started knitting Eunny Jang's Entrelac Socks from the Spring 2007 Interweave Knits. This pic shows the progress I made yesterday and last night. I fucked up the cast on, but this was my 3rd attempt at it so I said fuck it and kept the misshapen toe. I LOVE knitting entrelac, and I LOVE knitting socks, and this pattern is BOTH. I'm in love :D

I am using Knitpicks Gloss sock yarn in the colors Burgundy and Serengeti. This is my first time using Gloss, and it's wonderful. It's soft, the colors are radiant, and the silk content gives it a slight sheen. This really is a beautiful sock yarn.

Ever since I saw the Pomotamus pattern on Knitty, I have been a fan of it's designer, Cookie A (Cookie also designed the Hedera, Baudelaire & Monkey socks). She is a brilliant designer, her patterns are drop dead GORGEOUS. I have recently fallen head over heels in love with some of her patterns, and I must share. Here are just a few of her socks that I love: Flicker, Millicent, Gothic Spire, Thelonious, Twisted Flower, Rhiannon, and German Stocking. If anyone sees these patterns for sale online, let me know. I MUST buy these.