Saturday, August 26, 2006

I feel like talking about yarn. As this is a knitting/literary blog I can do this. I am currently torn between a love/obsession of two fibers, alpaca (you know you are my true yarn love) and bamboo. I am now on my second lace project with South West Trading Company bamboo yarn. They are lovely verigations that can be mixed in with other yarn colors in the line because of how they create their verigated yarns. My simple lace scarf was done in azul and the Icarus shawl is being done in butter. Azul goes from teal to green with lovely shades of blue. Butter goes from a Sunny yellow to the same green. It's fascinating to me how the designers create this.
Currently on TV: Nothing

Thursday, August 24, 2006

I finished the first chart of the Icarus shawl. I now have to knit the chart repeat 5 more times. I'm not sure how to go about it. The really bad news is that the second note of Veronica Mars Season 2 is scratched. I have to return it to Amazon, but they are sending another set out UPS Red. Grr.
Edit: I finished the first of 5 repeats of chart one on the shawl. My eyes are screaming for a break from knitting. I promise pictures at some point.
Currently on TV: Veronica Mars Season 2

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I went to Unwind and received the much needed help on Icarus. I'm now 10 rows into chart 1 which equals 18 rows into the shawl. What I found out however is that you can not knit lace and watch Veronica Mars. Damn Rob Thomas for his wonderful writing. I messed up in several spots because I paid more attention to the show than the pattern. Asana Tank saved the day there mindless stockinette to knit while watching TV. Pictures coming soon.
Currently on TV: Veronica Mars Season 2

Monday, August 21, 2006

I caved and bought yarn for the Icarus shawl from Interweave Knits Summer 2006. It's bamboo yarn from Soy Silk in butter. The problem is I seem to be a very ignorant knitter. I don't get the pattern at all. I know it is feasible. I see the pattern; I see the 5 casted on stitches. I do not see where to go from there. I'm stuck and now am just knitting on the Asana tank for my mother while reading for my thesis. Help please anyone.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

A website to the wonderful amazing bag (plus they are made handmade near Burbank) I bought yesterday I also thought to post some photos of my trip to Disneyland and of my latest scarf.

Disney is a lot of fun even if you are from FL like me and think it can't be fun anymore. I've been to Disneyworld so many times. The Materhorn rocks though and I saw Mickey climbing it. The photo of the D is outside of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride which is one of the original rides at the park and Disneyland hasn't torn it down like Disneyworld did to put in the Winny the Pooh ride which isn't that good.
Also I'm taking a poll should my next project be the Icarus Shawl from the Summer 2006 Interweave knits or the long sleeve Simple Fitted Bodice from
Edit: One vote for the fitted bodice
Currently on TV: House Season 1.

Friday, August 18, 2006

I had to replace my air mattress today. It was sad because the new queen mattress is smaller than the old mattress but I won't need to fill it up three times a night. It was also on sale much to my surprise. I splurged on House Season 1 while at Target (it was on sale). I also bought a much needed hammer and new candles for my scounce.
Lunch was wonderful at Sweet Chari-tea where I finally caved and bought two of their wonderful handmade, leather tulip napkin ring holders in yellow and blue. I was able to read during lunch. Anne has just found out the truth about Mr. Elliot. She never liked him but this is the icing on the cake.
After lunch I went to Unwind to spend my birthday coupon. I was look for potential yarn for Carmen. I found nothing but a new bag for me and the summer and fall Interweave Knit. I also found out about new dpns coming into the store. I must have them.
On my needles is a scallop and fan scarf in a varigated blue running from a blueish green to teal. The yarn is made from Bamboo. I love it, and Sean picked it out. Photos to come.
On tv: Nothing I'm listening to Insubordiknit podcast.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

I finished the knitting for my niece and before she was a month old. I am waiting for the bolero to finish drying and then will pack it up and mail it to her along with a book by Doreen Cronin.

I also have the promised picture of me in the Honeymoon Cami and a photo of my wall. My apartment is almost done being decorated.
Currently on TV: Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children