Sunday, November 27, 2005

I don't really like these things, but...

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I've been playing with my ipod today. Kinda boring, really. I tried knitting, but I wasn't coming up with anything I wanted to knit, so I stopped. I need to go and buy some yarn for my trip to Disneyland so I don't get bored (yeah, bored at Disneyland...)

Friday, November 18, 2005

Moving right along...

Baby hat
Originally uploaded by a-chan.
With that long project behind me, I decided to do some quick baby hats. I was going to do some hats for me, but I have tons of yarn that is calling out to be baby hats. I need to do some more research, but I think I'm going to donate a bunch of hats for the holiday season.

Thursday, November 17, 2005


Originally uploaded by a-chan.
Well, I finished knitting it and binding off the end on the 15th. So that was right on schedule. Then I dilly-dallied around yesterday and didn't do anything with it. So tonight I was going to finish everything on it... I only got the ends woven in and the begining edge closed. I just need to wash it and block it. But that can wait.

I'm going to wear it to work tomorrow so all my co-workers can see the *almost* finished product. I probably won't put the fringe on it because I don't really like fringes much. Richard loves it. He said that he likes it the way it is and I don't even have to block it if I don't want to... But I do want to. The color changes *NEED* to line up or I'll go crazy every time I look at it.

Yes. Now I can knit for myself. Maybe a hat. I have enough yarn for a hat. Either the black with pink or the green/purple/blue verigated(maybe self striping??). Yeah. Then it'll be back to the Christmas knitting.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Yea! alomst done!!

13 bars
Originally uploaded by a-chan.
Well, I was trying to do 6" a day. However, I soon realized that 6" was just about a full repeat. So, I've been striving for one trapped bar a day. I'm almost finished with the 13th bar and it's November 13th. I'm so on schedule!

I almost thought I'd try to finish it all today, however I spent a good hour searching my mom's house for her keys. The were lost for quite awhile, but I finally found them, after praying to St. Anthony (thanks aunt la rae!).

And then it was time for lunch and then I said I'd take my niece back home (since it's close to my house, I didn't think it would be fair to have my mom drive so far when I had drive past my brother's house to get to mine, aren't I nice?)

Then (yes, there's more) my other niece was being a pill when I got there, so I tried to keep her occupied to give Erin a break... Then it was dinner time.. Then I realized that I had gone the whole day without working on the scarf... grr. Now I have 30 minutes to knit before I need to go to sleep....

Saturday, November 12, 2005

No picture tonight!

I have the worlds biggest headache right now. I swear my sinus infection never really went away and now I'm suffering. I should go see a doctor...

The reason I'm posting this is because I didn't get any knitting done on my Hufflepuff scarf today. Partly because of the headache, partly because I had to knit a hat for a b-day present, and another partly because I had almost run out of yarn and I left the new yarn at home. It was sad, but I don't think I could have worked on it even if I had brought the extra yarn.... Which I'm not the only one to find out that when the pattern calls for 800yds of yellow and 200yrds of black, that it really means more then that. I hope I have enough now. I got one more skein of each color. I'm just starting the 12th trapped bar. I must be in good shape.

Of course, now I might not get to go on opening night! What bogus-ness!! Why me?? I'm off at probably 5pm, I could go see the moview. But the BF doesn't like going to movies on opening night. I was going to go with the family, but now they're saying that they can't make it till Sunday. Rip off! What's the point in making a HP scarf if nobody is going to see it?? Sorry for ranting at you (who ever you might be... if there really is a you that's reading this... I'm going to bed I hope I feel better in the morning!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2005


Originally uploaded by a-chan.
Yay! 8 bars almost finished. Maybe I can finish 9 tonight, then I'll be ahead. Then maybe I'll do a hat to match (I'll have to buy more yarn though:P ) I think I'll do a double knit pattern with one trapped bar.

Sunday, November 6, 2005

Expanding, at least a little...

Well, I just got an email inviting me to join the Knitting Amys. This will be my very first kniting blog ring to join. Very exciting. I'm also wanting to join the fuzzy feet along. I think that they will make wonderful Christmas presents.

On the knitting front, I've gotten quite a bit of my PoA scarf done. It looks like I'll be able to make my goal of finishing before the movie comes out.

And I bought some new yarn (yes, more!!) for some baby blankets:

Friday, November 4, 2005

Yea! *happy dance*

Finally. Aparently the computer is acting really stupid. I don't know how to fix it, so if it ever "breaks" again, I'll have to wait for Richard to get home.

I'm a little farther along than the picture indicates, but I'm in a hurry and can't take another one yet.

Oh, and here's a hat that I frogged the other day. I love the yarn, but I just haven't liked any of the patterns I've tried. I might just do a simple roll-brim.

Stupid computer!

It won't recognize my memory card!! STUPID! I took a picture of my scarf to log my progress and I can't post it. I'll try again on my computer at my mom's house, but that won't be till really late tonight or tomorrow... by then I'll have another picture to post because I plan on madly knitting on the max and at the party I'm going to tonight.

Oh yeah, forgot to mention last night that my sis-in-law said we could have a knitting party at her house next friday. It'll be so much fun, I love knitting parties.

Thursday, November 3, 2005

Harry Potter scarf.

So I've been wanting to knit a Harry Potter scarf for quite awhile now. I procrastinated actually starting it. I've had the yarn for a couple of months. But it wasn't till November 1st that I realized I only had 18 days to finish it.. YIKES!! So, I'm going to try my best to finish it by the time the new movie is out. I'm using the pattern found here:

I'm just using Lionbrand wool-ease worsted weight. I wanted to use one of the recommended yarns, however I was having troubles finding a LYS that carried any of the right colors. I'm using the yellow and black for a Hufflepuff scarf. Richard's fave colors are yellow and black, so I asked him if he minded having a HP scarf and he said no.

Wish me luck! I'll update as the next two weeks go on. So far I've only done two repeats (12 more!) Oh, and all this while working a 37.5 hour week.