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

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Name: Cyndilou :)
Location: Texas, United States

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Huff and puff

It's crazy - I am so pleased with the progress I've made over the past few months. I can do forward bends from standing and while seated on a chair. But...I still can't do them worth jack when seated on the floor. When on the floor in yoga class, I feel like the world's biggest yoga failure. Argh. The thing keeping me going to class is knowing that the only way to improve my flexibility is to keep working at it.

Road to China finished (by Cyndiva)
In other news, I did finish one of my projects this past weekend - Road to China is a done deal. From Drops 93, pattern 23 with some modifications of my own. If I make another one of these, I am definitely going to work out how to do turkish stitch in the round. The hat overall looks great - I just don't like the back seam.

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Before I forget again

014/365 - Road to China (by Cyndiva) Ladies, the yarn is Road to China, by the Fibre Company. It is 65% Alpaca, 10% Cashmere, 10% Camel, 5% Yak and 10% Soy Silk, and the skeins are approximately 80 yards. Not an inexpensive yarn, but oooooooooooh so yummy. Someone remind me of this so I remember to tell Jane next week.

Here's more crossing of fingers that the finished hat fits me perfectly, 'cause I don't want to give it away instead. :D

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Sunday, December 10, 2006

My hands can't stop

Ever felt like this guy?

Actually, I haven't been doing as much knitting as I should be, but I've gotten a lot of crochet projects done lately - seven or eight hats, most of which got shipped off yesterday to a friend for a friend of hers who is going through chemo, and about fifteen (so far) dishcloth angels. Truly, I did not intend to amass so many but I need at least eight for my own gifts and people keep asking to buy the ones I already have. I've got two more weeks to finish the last of the ones I am including in gifts.

The only other craft-y gift I am working on is Christmas fuzzies for the people in my office - I try to find a small simple thing I can make one of for everyone each year. Some years are more successful than others. :D This year, I found the fuzzies, and resolved to make them this weekend -- of course, of all the craft supplies I have on hand, apparently I have no craft glue at the moment, which means yet one more trip out shopping, but at least only to the craft store this time.

Now, off to catch up with some FFXII playing before I meet some friends to go to a Christmas pageant. Cheers, all!

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Monday, December 04, 2006

She does exist!

Well, I managed to post almost a post a day in November - not that I was really participating in NaBloPoMo, or that anyone was really counting, I think. :D However, I've really been slacking off in December. It's already the 4th, and nada.

I promise I have been crocheting, although not much knitting has been done. Lately it's mostly work on chemo caps (mostly my own pattern) and dishcloth angels (based on this pattern). I might get a picture of the hats before they get sent off - and for the doubters, only one is kind of big and I might not include that one in the shipment. The only problem with floofy yarns is that they...well...floof too much and the gauge is slightly bigger than you intended. The nice thing about the hats is they are loose enough for a tender head and loose enough to stretch well when hair grows back, but not so loose they fall off or look silly. Generally, anyway - if the person has a very tiny head I apologize in advance. Hm, now that I think on it, I might make a couple extra smaller ones, although I know some of the other ladies are making a few that are more form-fitting, and the ones I've seen so far are very nice indeed. We'll see how much crafting time I come up with before Saturday, which is when I'm mailing off a box. If they don't suit the recipient, she is welcome to redistribute them to others she knows in need of them - I'd rather send too many than not enough. :)