Monday, June 25, 2007

Losing Focus

I don't know if it's something to do with the weather or what, but I have crazy focus issues lately. I start something, abandon it, start something else, feel guilty about the first thing & then the cycle starts over at the beginning. Maybe it's not the weather; maybe I just found some really cute new things to knit. Case in point: Zodiac. Don't get your hopes up; it's for a guy at work.

Yes, another Knitty pattern. But, look, I actually BOUGHT a pattern too. Do I get any credit for that?

Zodiac stats:
Yarn: Bernat Satin from Joann's (2 balls for the 3-6 months size)
Pattern: Zodiac from Knitty
Needles: I tried to get gauge on 9s & 10s, but ended up using 10.5s to get 4.5 sts per inch (and the pattern called for 4 sts per inch). I just made the larger size to compensate for my wrong gauge. It worked out fine.
Model: Olivia's Build a Bear Monkey (so cute!)
Mods: Um, obviously I didn't go with the whole 'zodiac' theme & decided to make my own NY Yankees symbol chart. I don't know if it was necessarily BECAUSE of the Yankee logo (Audrey), but it took me 3 tries to get the damn thing right. But it is done and it is so cute and I just pray it fits over that baby's head (cause me & monkey had a little struggle with it). Oh, and I put in a strip of snap tape instead of a zipper.

Now, must resist knitting skirt............
Must finish other things first.............
Yeah, right!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Summer of Sequels

I hate to blog when I don't have much to say. And, just like at the theaters, there's just repeats of the same ol stuff going on here. I'm making my friend Aimee a Sahara. In the same exact color I made mine in. BO-RING!

And, we went to another Yankee game just like last year. They won again. Yawn.

I guess there is one important thing to say to the moms out there; please remember to tell your kids to say no to crack.