...the absent-minded ramblings of a sometime diva, hyperactive yarn ya-ya.

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Name: Cyndilou :)
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Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Hmmmm. I really want to make a UT throw, but I'll be darned if I can find burnt orange yarn that LOOKS burnt orange. So far the closest I can come is a brick red by Red Heart, but is is more of a red-orange. Chalk it up to the WIMs.

Monday, July 29, 2002

Wow...a week off and I didn't get as much knitting done as I'd hoped. Even so, I got two more stripes done on the Harry Potter scarf - it is about 1/3rd done now. My mother's boyfriend's granddaughter (who is my age LOL!) wants one now too, so I might make her one for Christmas. :)

Thursday, July 18, 2002

OH! I forgot to note - since I was in training all day today, I did get to spend some time knitting on my breaks -- I had to set aside the Shell because I forgot to bring the instructions on how to decrease with me. I did get almost one whole stripe on the HP scarf finished...

After all the frogging sessions, I am pretty sure there is no way I will have this shirt done next week. I hope to have at least the front done, though, so I can continue on and finish the back in the next couple weeks.

Tuesday, July 16, 2002

I did it again - I had to spend a couple hours tinking a few rows down because somehow I added a stitch or slipped one or something -- there was a huge hole in the work, but no dropped stitches! Ah well, now I am back to working forwards again. Somehow I don't think this shell is going to be done by next week, but that's no reason to set it aside. :)

Monday, July 15, 2002

What we've learned today:

In the absence of a crochet hook, or indeed any similar tool, you can use the earpiece of a pair of sunglasses to pick up dropped stitches. I about had a cow when I dropped the stitch, and then couldn't find anything to let me pick it up again before putting my knitting away.

Thursday, July 11, 2002

There's a reason they call it tinking...and not just because tink is knit spelled backwards. It took me 45 minutes to tink 15 minutes worth of knitting, and part of that included short row wraps, so I had to figure that out as well. Arrrrrrrrrrrrgh. Now I am past the wraps, thankfully, and I have an inch and a half more to go before I start the first decreases.

Today was a bit productive - I worked on my HP scarf for an hour and I am now halfway into the fourth stripe. Only 13 1/2 stripes to go! :) Now I am back to working on the shell, as I really do hope to get it completed by the 25th.

Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Into row 8 on my Shapely Shell - now I have to figure out how to wrap for a short row. Gotta love it when the instructions aren't clear... :)

Sunday, July 07, 2002

...and in case anyone is looking at this site and wonders, I changed the template because I found one called "Cranberry Socks". Is that prophetic, or what? :D

Heh - I just realized that I hadn't updated information here in a couple days, since BlogSpot was a little off. I've started on a knit Harry Potter scarf from a free Red Heart Pattern and so far it is coming out well. I think I slipped a stitch over at one point, but unless I point it out the error is not obvious, so I think I will leave it as it is. It is a learning experience anyway.

Wow - I've gotten almost to the third stripe on my Harry Potter scarf. Let's see... 17 stripes of 20 rows each is 340 rows, and I am on row 38. Sadly enough, that sounds really little when you write it down, but I think it will continue to go pretty quickly. :)

Thursday, July 04, 2002

Well apparently the images don't call from Yahoo! Pics too well.... Let's try this:

Here is my first knit project. Unfortunately I cast on too many stitches so the dishcloth is wider than long, but th stitches are pretty even. I think I need to work on casting on and binding off a bit more, but I am pretty jazzed that it came out this well...

Wednesday, July 03, 2002

Did you ever notice that it can be hard to do three things at once? LOL! I did manage to get a few more rows on the dishcloth done. Apparently garter stitch takes about as much time as tunisian crochet and crochet-on-the-double. Lots of work for a teeny bit of output. It is getting there, though.

I really should be kept away (far away!) from Hobby Lobby... Instead of clearing out my stash I just added to it. :D There was a very nice shade of purple in Bernat Soft Boucle, which I've never used, that had a knit beret and mittens pattern on the label which I would like to try. I also had to pick up a skein of Burgundy Red Heart so I can make my Harry Potter scarf. I did get a few rows of my knit dishcloth done last night - sometimes it seems like that is taking much longer than it should. Ah well, it'll get done eventually. :)

Monday, July 01, 2002

This weekend I got a couple more inches done on the shirt. Unfortunately I really don't like the method of measurement for that pattern, although it does say the shirt will have a loose boxy fit. I'm afraid it will come out too wide, but I adjusted the pattern using the original specifications... Guess I'll have to wait and see.