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

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Name: Cyndilou :)
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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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Thursday, February 01, 2007


Hat in progress (by Cyndiva)
Yes, ladies and germs, February is Finish Unfinished Objects month. I have just a few rows left to go on the purple muppet scarf, about half a skein for the rainbow ribs scarf, a few rounds left on the Road to China hat (and the remainder of the yarn is for matching gloves), plus my ongoing Fauve tank. Of course, there are quite a few other things in the works, but I'm focusing this month on those specific projects that have already been started. I will try to not buy any additional yarn unless one of those projects is short (yarn shop visits on trips out of town don't count, but I think there is only one of those scheduled this month).

...and awaaaaaaaaaaaaay we go!

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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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When the terms *metric assload* wander through your mind as you are going through your yarn stash looking for something, it is really time to get rid of some or use it up, or something. Egads, I found at least five random foo-foo scarves I don't even remember starting. I've got a small country's worth of fuzzy yarns for flip-flop embellishments (not to mention a gross of flip-flops due to a project that didn't pan out, and I was the one on the losing end).

The problem is not so much my recent yarn-buying habits -- with the exception of the flip-flop debacle, I've been pretty good this past year at getting yarn only for specific projects instead of picking up any pretty yarn that caught my eye. For the most part. However, I've got yarn I bought (a ball here, a couple hanks there) several years ago when I was first getting into knitting. In my prior crafty life, I did only crochet. I learned from my mother when small, and I bought pretty much only Red Heart and Caron. While I still have a bit of the acrylic left in the stash, most of that I can offload to mom, since she likes using it for afghans. I can knit and crochet up a bunch of the foo-foos and other acrylics for sale and for charity (note to self - get to work on that, already!), but gadzooks I have a lot of other yarns just floating around.

Perhaps it's time to take a leaf from Peggy's book and build a stash database for my Palm. At least that way I know what I already have so I'm not tempted when a new yarn flashes its sexy twist at me. Read my lips: no new projects. (At least not until I finish five UFOs. That includes Road to China, the UT scarf, the red flowers scarf, the purple muppet scarf, and Sergio's scarf. See a trend here?)


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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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Decidedly not work safe

...well, this post is, but I don't recommend you visit this link at work (it's just a pattern, but still). M and S and L (and V, if you were there) -- remember the naughty knitting book ideas? This would fit right in.