Friday, January 09, 2009

ISE Progress Pictures!

Do I look cold? Here I'm out on my dad's land, playing with snow and some Bambi's and Thumper's. It was gorgeous out there except when we backed out, started sliding down hill, got stuck in a small ditch, and I had to get out and push. We got out safely and with no damage, so it was all good.

Progress pictures of my ISE scarf. I decided to go with a curvy looking scarf that could go with anything. I think it's going to be good.

Here is a close up. I am probably more than half way done with it. Should be done way ahead of schedule. Some people are already finishing up! Not even a month in! Damned overachievers!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Could you please point me to the Exit?

I know it's a normal everyday word but, the above sign always makes me smile.

After several disgusting encounters with Air France personnel and subsequent fairly peaceful flights. I am in Berlin!

My Dad came to pick me up and drive me back to Krakow, the most beautiful city in Poland in my opinion. Here we see him in his natural

And here I am in mine.....forgive the awful picture.....I have jet lag!!!! I'm pictured here with my scarf pals project. I decided against the Midwest Moonlight pattern, it seemed to get lost in all the black wool. So I ripped it and started something that I'm liking much better.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Successful Chirstmas Present

I made my third and final "Martha's Scarf", and gifted it to an aunt this week. She was thrilled with it. Blow are some pics:

(Sorry for the sideways picture. It's late, and I'm not all that awake)

I think I've decided what scarf to make for my International Scarf Exchange secret pal. I will be making Midwest Moonlight from Scarf Style in Malabrigo in Black. I saw a scarf like this on Ravelry and it looked nice and like something my pal would wear (I hope). I've not yet been contacted by the scarf pal that will be making a scarf for me, but I'm sure it's just a matter of time.

Ok am falling on my face sleepy. Goodnight.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

An FO....

In October (I think) I was "commissioned" (I'm laughing my ass off at the thought of that) to make a baby blanket for a friend so she could give it as a gift. I'm charging basically what the yarn cost me, but I don't have the heart to charge more. Here we have a shot as it's drying....sorry couldn't get a better one as it had to go out the door 2 seconds later.

The following marks my first try at ruffles. I formally would wince at ruffles, but I'm a convert now.

I took the following shot the other day.....he looks so peaceful! We consider him our "smart" cat....the brightest bulb in the bunch. He does look like he's thinking about something here.

Lastly, I'm proud to say that the traveling knitter will need these two books desperately in the very near future.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Winter Knitty Rocks

I just viewed the patterns for that issue and let me tell you they rock hard.

Check them out for yourself here

I want to start on several instantly. I have to stop myself from dropping everything to work on them.

My International Scarf Exchange 7 Match hasn't been sent yet. I wonder if it's going to be cancelled....hope not....was sorta looking forward to it.

Pictures next time...I hope.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Martha's Scarf

One of the things I did during my prolonged absence to Blogger is writte a pattern....I'm posting it here for free.

And here is a picture....

I had made up the pattern using Barbara Walker's stitch dictionary to give as a gift and the folks at Yarntopia liked it so much that I wrote a pattern for it and taught a class. I had a great time.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Why can't that cat just leave me alone

So I'm trying to get back to reading blogs and the following discribes the past couple of years.

"I once developed a theory of how life works. In this theory, the universe is a cat and we are its toy. It makes perfect sense. You know how there are times where it feels that every time you try to get up, you get knocked down again? Am I the only one who thinks that’s exactly how a cat keeps batting away at a toy (or mouse) over and over again, patiently waiting between each swat until the "subject" starts twitching again? Until you just can't do it anymore and roll over, bear your throat (yes, I’m aware that’s for dogs, work with me) and whimper uncle. At this point, the universe/cat gets back up, an expression of "well, all you had to do was say you needed a break" and walks away to wash its face while you catch your breath. When you're back up again, this time with feet firmly planted on the ground, it comes back and meows in your face to play some more. And that is the Cat Toy Theory in a nutshell."

I got this quote from Lene. This is our life in a nutshell if it's not a job change, then it's a house sale and move, then it's a death, then it's an injury. I need a breath.....I never thought I'd say this but CAT GO AWAY! We used to have months where the biggest decision was what movie to watch on the it seems like life or death (literally and figuratively) situations every day!

I am trying to get back to blogging.....and as a motivator I've joined International Scarf Exchange 7 so I will be somewhat motivated to update the blog for my knitee. I haven't gotten a match yet, so hopefully the hostesses got my application.
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