What’s cookin?

Click on the picture to find out what each item is. What happens to a knitter’s WIPs when she has no time to pay attention to them because work knitting comes first. I have been busy with work and friends for the last 6 weeks. It is nice to have a little bit of a break. These are my current projects. I think I have lost...

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A FO and a package

Just popping my head up to share my recent non-work related FO. I actually made Juliet along with the Sexy Knitters Club. I had some super bulky hiding in the stash and decided it needed to go to a better place (aka become useful in a sweater). When I get a chance I will be posting my details on Ravelry. Right now all I have time to is to knit for work. On Thursday I received this awesome package from my secret pal. If you want to read what I wrote, click on the pic and it will take you too the image with...

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A Quick Run down of my recent activities

Hey Guys, I have been back for a little bit but really busy and really overwhelmed with life. I got back on Columbus Day. Yes, we did not get to have that day. We had a great 10 days full of extreme drive times and beautiful scenery and great camping sites. I will post more later. The highlights are above. My current business is 3 fold: One best friend moved in with Churchable and I the day we came back from vacation (our office became her bedroom and stronghold so the computer moved out and we lost our internet for a day), Another best friend (Care Bear) is visiting, and I have to write another pattern and help test knitters with the other two that I wrote before vacation. So I will try to keep everyone updated or at least drag out the pretty pics from vacation since churchable stole my camera. Oh well I was content to knit while he snapped pics and drove the whole trip. Ok maybe not at the same time but those were the main activities. He took 400 odd photos. A few of my FOs from the trip are in the photos, enjoy! Go to my flickr page and I added descriptions to the most recent...

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OFFF, yarn, and stuff.

Well folks, see that nice lovely pie. Churchable made it for me, on tuesday. I am aware that it is now officially Thursday. I will eat some of it before I collapse in bed tonight. I have decided to call that little pie, my “I have reached and made my first deadline” pie. Yes folks. I am done. I can start blogging about everything I am knitting. Well ok almost everything. It is the season for Christmas knitting. Larissa of Stitchmarker Well in addition to trying to finish my designs on time, I went to OFFF (Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival in Canby, OR). I had a great time. My fellow PDX bloggers have done a better job at posting about what they have done and what we did. Check out Cindy’s post. I was her car mate on this trip. (there are more pictures that I just dumped into flickr so click on the pic of Larissa and look around) click on the pic and it will take you to a slideshow of the yarn. I was good this month and saved my yarn allowance till the end of the month. I got several hanks of sock yarn. I really wanted semi-solid colors. I got so many. Well in addition to all this I got my first SP package for SP11. It was awesome. I would love to gush more but me tired. I added the link to the slide show of the stuff. I must say that the yarn is Bamboo. So great. Now I must apologize for being such a lame blogger, but I am tired. I have been pushing myself this week to finish not just because of my deadline but because I am leaving on vacation bright and early tomorrow. We are headed south through California to Arizona for a family wedding. I hope it turns out well. Our RSVP got lost and they just found out we were coming on Tuesday. From there we are headed North to the National Parks of the area. We will be camping and hiking in the Grand Canyon and Zion National Park to name a few. We will be coming home via Salt Lake and Boise. If you know of good yarn shops, let me know in the comments. Don’t expect me to poke my head up before the 8th of October. I will be adding comments as I get them when I have computer access. Have a great first week of...

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WIP Wednesday – the insomniac edition

Well one of the wonderful side effects of coming down off the hormones is that I am an insomniac one week out of the month. Yeah. Unfortunately, I don’t do work knitting because i am trying to calm and relaxed as I knit so that I will fall asleep. I would like to say that the finishitis is still going strong. I finished the sweater. Si your present is done. Ha ok now I must knit the other sweater, the hat, and the pair of socks that I have in the queue for Christmas. Actually my finisitis is so strong it won’t let me cast on more projects, except for the baby presents that are for babies that were born earlier this month. I really want to cast something on but I have to finish my work project and my monkey swap socks. Well of the things that I just mentioned only one of them can be blogged about so. Let me flash what I have done on my second monkey sock. Today when I received my new knit picks harmony needles. I had to cast on with my new sharp non-bendy size 0 DPNs. I grabbed the sock yarn I bought for a specific baby that was supposed to be born around a football game played in these colors. In this house they are rival colors, but as Anna says our colors are clown colored. I am proud of myself. I learned 2 new techniques with these wee little socks. I did Judy’s Magic Cast-on and EZ sewn bind-off. Man why have I not been doing this. They were both so easy. I also think I have got my short row heel down perfectly. This little guy should qualify for SockDown a KAL on Ravelry. Next up are the projects that are lining up on my desk and grabbing needles. They are impatient little buggers. They started fighting over the new needles as soon as I laid them down. Bad Yarn. You will have your turn. Here they are in no particular order, Give me your opinion on what I should start: Knitpick’s Gloss with Knitpick’s fixed Harmony needles for Endless Paper Mitts Mystery Sock(not a ravelry link) for SockDown a KAL on Ravelry for Sock Knitters Anonymous lead by our own Fyberduck. Brother-in-law Camo socks for Christmas. Pattern unknown. Just has to be non-fancy. He is a basic sort of guy, but he asked for camo socks. Pray these socks pool. Stripes would be bad. Ribbon Yarn. About 1 lb. Unknown source. This will be the RCC that was part of last Sexy Knitter’s Club. It should be done but well I have a job...

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Finishitis Interuptus

I have been knitting away full steam ahead as I race my deadlines down. Amazing instead of fall startitis, I have caught finishitis. Wow that is just amazing. I have been seaming things together perfectly. Happy as a clam, I grab a sleeve to seam it on before doing the side seams. ……………………………………………………………….. I stare in horror. The sleeve is too small. I followed the pattern. I scratch my head and stare. Then I realize that I knit it on smaller needles to make the size small fit my even smaller sister-in-law Si. Drat. I need to make another set of sleeves. In happier news, I finished a monkey sock for the monkey sock swap 3. In case, you think this blog has been drained of all color, I have included a lovely pic of Lexi the Slut puppy. Slut puppy? Yes see the diaper on the butt. The little miss has become a women and though the fact that most of my carpets are red or red brown, I don’t want women making stains on them. So thus the slut pup has come of age and has discovered that she is even more flexible and will sure make the boys wild with her ability to do multiple weird angled...

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oops was that Wednesday

Wow, Did we miss something? Sorry guys this blog owner is a little busy right now. I will try to post this weekend. Love ya’ll hope to have some great stuff for you. Go check out Knitty right now. I am sure that will keep you busy while I try to finish up some work...

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This is just not my week

Well my last post stated that I was going to hang with my fam. It was a really great day with a weird ending. I had been taking photos like the ones above and really feeling like I was doing well artistically with them. We hung out in Astoria, visiting the Column, eating fish n chips from a tug shack, playing on the beach, eating ice cream and visiting the sea lions. I got so excited about seeing the sea lions that I went to grab my camera and it was gone. I shook everything out of my knitting bag because churchable is always accusing me of not looking with a fine tooth comb. Well this time I was not going to mess around so I looked well but it still was not there. I looked under all the seats. Still nothing. My heart sunk lower in my chest. What is a blogger without her camera? I had a crappy old digital which I had used before this one, but I did not want to get a new one so soon after getting this one for my birthday this year. Churchable grilled my on where I had remembered using it and seeing it when digging around in the abomination that my bag has turned into lately. Drat on the nice pockets ripping out because it was cheaply made. I clearly remember taking the second picture as my last one. That meant we had to go all the way back to the beach. I totally doubted that anyone would report it missing or let allow leave a bright green camera case lying in the sand. The color alone would lore people to it. We drove back to Long beach from Astoria as fast as is acceptable and prayed the whole way there that we could find it. The whole time thinking we would have to deal with the lose. I thinking how we could afford it and churchable trying to train is brain not to guilt trip me into eternity for losing such an expensive item. As soon as we arrived, we raced across the sands to the drift wood that I had spread my blanket next to. Off to the side we noticed a car stuck in the same exact location as the car that caused me to be distracted when picking up my blanket and stuff. Well it was not next to the drift wood nor was a close to the drift wood. My heart sunk even lower. I was feeling pretty crappy. The interesting thing was that my little piece of the beach was not disturbed by more than two sets of footprints. Mine and Churchable’s. Hmmm. There was another set that came almost to the spot but not too close. So we spread out to look at all the locations that I had been between getting up and getting in the car. Still nothing. As a last resort, we asked the couple that was stuck in the sand and the group trying to pull them out. Miracles of Miracles, the lady in the car had gone to get driftwood to stick under the tires and had picked up my camera. If they had gotten unstuck, which they didn’t and had to call a tow truck, we...

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We interupt these programs for a visit

This here is dog boy. His family is here visiting unexpectedly from California. We will be back to normal knitting goodness this weekend. Hope you all are doing well. Thanks for your concern over number 7. He is feeling better today albeit...

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Damn Dog

Does this look like an innocent sweet face? Ha…. don’t let it fool you people. Today was turning out to be a great day. I had finally kicked my butt into gear and was trucking my way through my work project. I was loving it. I took a less than five minute break to let the dogs in from a bathroom break and check my email. Seconds later, I hear a crack. My first thoughts were great she got another thing of churchable’s. So I headed into her favorite space were she destroys razors, soccer balls and basically anything plastic. She never seems to destroy my stuff just Frankie’s and Churchable’s. Not today. Look below and you will see what damage she has wrought. At least the yarn is safe. I would hate to have to call Tina and explain that my dog ate her yarn. I doubt I would last if all my projects had that result. That my friends is my only size 7 US Circular in the house. I have DPNs but who wants to knit a sweater on DPNs. I might be desperate. The yarn store is already closed for the day. I hope she has 7s in stock tomorrow or I will be driving to Portland or Vancouver. We will see. The first solution is to have churchable whittle them down and then sand them smooth. It only matters that the needle size is a 7 not the tip. What would you do before shooting the dog? Let me explain also that I spent most of the day with her. She went walking in the morning, she sat with me at the computer all day and she even shared my knitting chair all afternoon. Every once and a while I would pat her head or scratch an ear. No...

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