Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Saturday, March 18, 2006
One Skein Scarf from Stitch-N-Bitch Crochet done in Wool Ease leftovers
One Skein Scarf a'la saloon dancing girl done in pink Cashmerino Aran and black Lion Brand Cashmere Blend
Secret Pal GOODIES! Fleece Artist sock yarn, a cute patch you can barely see, some candy, and another rockin' mix cd. Thanks Sissy LaRue!
And Now The Yard Tour
This is the front yard after the storm drains barfed up leaves all over it. ewwww!
Steve mowed all those up yesterday so now it looks decent again.
Out back, we have Red Hot Peony Sprouting Action!
We also have Yellow Tulipy Goodness!
Actually, that may not be a tulip. It might be some other bulb thing I planted there. I forget exactly what all I put out in the fall because those bastard squirrels ran off with about 80% of everything. I guess we'll see as it opens more. Right now it still looks a little green and not fully opened.
Finally, here is a shot of the Square Foot Garden area. It looks pretty much just like it did before except now there is half a bale of rotting hay and the boxes are full of dirt ready to plant.
It needs to hurry up and be mid-April already.
Friday, March 17, 2006
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
~ The world's girliest/most victorian-tacky crochet scarf
~ My Square Foot Garden boxes all full of actual dirt and just about
ready to plant some lettuce, onions, carrots, broccoli, and
strawberries in next weekend.
~ My yard after the storm drains backed up. It's not a pretty sight.
~ Actual tulips that I planted back in the fall and thought those
bastard squirrels had run away with sprouting in the bed I planted
them in, but in different places than I put them. (I guess the
squirrels decided to just re-arrange things?)
~ A new package of Secret Pal 7 goodies that arrived Friday or
Saturday. (thanks pal!)
~Maybe some pics of the cats too. You'll have to wait till I find the usb cord and see.
I spent the weekend mostly doing yard work and then listening to the radio and watching the weather radar on tv waiting to see if we needed to go hide in the shower because of a tornado. We don't have a storm shelter, so we hide in the shower stall. What?
The tornadoes mostly stayed either way north or slightly south of us so we never did have to run and hide. I distracted myself by making the scary girly scarf. It's the One Skein Scarf from the new Stitch-N-Bitch Crochet book, but made with pink and black cashmere/merino yarn in a horrible/fabulously gaudy scheme. It totally
screams old west dance-hall floozie.
I also worked on the triangle loom shawl a little bit and did a couple rows on the Charlotte's Web shawl too. I just realized last night I have no good place to block that thing unless I can get the yarn room floor totally cleaned off by the time I finish. The yarn room is still pretty scary and junked up, so that is a job I'd better get after again.
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
It has happened again. I got another copyright infringement notice
from Yahoo about the SNB_Arkansas yahoo group. I have no idea what
those twits over at SFSE are complaining about this time. The group's
name has been changed. All reference to both offending words have been
removed from the front page. What else do they want me to do? Are they
now going to demand I not use the initials "SNB"???
Should I use my vacation days this summer to fly up there and sit in
front of their store every day handing out flyers to their customers?
Kristi in Jersey, you wanna have some guys egg their storefront for
me? (Just kidding...honest)
Monday, March 06, 2006
Isn't he just the cutest?
They're 2 for $10 at Wallgreens. There is a white one and a beige one.
Now, on to the My So-Called Scarf
I used one skein of Manos and some leftover Yarn Bee ribbon yarn on the fringe. The only change I made to the pattern was to cast on 20 stitches for a slightly more narrow scarf because I am a short woman with a stumpy little neck. haha
& Now The Weaving Pictures
Here is the loom all set up in my living room so that I can weave and watch TV at the same time. I'm a loom potato.
Here is the weave at an angle:
Here is a close-up:
I've been told that it will tighten up a lot when I take it off the loom and wash it, but I don't know if it works that way with acrylic yarns or not. I hope so, cause right now it's kind of burlap looking. Cute, plaid burlap, but yeah.
Friday, March 03, 2006
We were talking about how there are three very different knitting groups meeting around town. One Mary goes to meets Tuesdays at the local Hobby Lobby and pays $5 each to the teacher there. It seems like more of a come get help with your projects kind of thing to me, but she says its really social. I'd go, but I don't want to give that lady $5 for the pleasure. I don't think she has all that much she could teach me that I couldn't pick up here on the internet for free. Another group meets on Monday mornings at the Cancer Support House to knit chemo caps and things. They're mostly older and retired etc. I don't know how much overlap there is between the two groups, but I do know none of those people come to Stitch N Bitch on Thursdays with us younger, more potty mouthed people. It would be really cool to get everyone together somewhere sometime. If I had all the crap cleared out of the patio room and we didn't have the world's stinkiest 17 year old dog living in there I'd have enough room to have a party.
Tomorrow I'll be in Tulsa picking up my used 7ft triangle loom. I've already got three projects planned using yarn already in my stash, so this should help cut down on the volume of yarn in the yarn room if the weaving goes as quickly as people say it does. I've been kind of sad looking at pictures on google. Some of the color combinations people are weaving make my eyes hurt. A lot of scary plaidness is going on out there, and I don't want to contribute to that so I'm picking my yarns carefully except for my big test run thing. It's going to be this really awful acrylic nightmare extravaganza. I don't want to waste the good stuff while I'm just learning do I?