Sunday, July 22, 2007

Pictures, Finally

So remember that little dress I crocheted last year that was going to be my wedding dress, but then I chickened out and bought a different one, then took a lame picture on a hanger and then never mentioned it again? Well, lookie what I wore today:

Ha! Just kidding! Here it is:
Lily Chin Dress
And a close up:
Lily Chin Dress
We also went to WEBS this weekend where I got yarn for my Back to School Vest from Fitted Knits. I also got yarn for my crocheted skirt from Teva Durham's new crochet book, Loop-d-loop Crochet. Wanna play? Join the KCAL!

(Cascade 220 Superwash, Classic Elite Star & some fun stuff)

Joe fits right in with the ladies.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

No Knitting, Just a Shameless Advertisement

I have got to stop reading knit and tonic. Every time I go there, I swear it costs me 50 bucks. This week's wallet sucker was the Furminator.
It's some fancy pants pet brush that supposedly gets all your pet's 'dead fur' off of them and makes them shed less and get less furballs. I was skeptical. But, now I'm a believer! This thing is really (REALLY) awesome. But really (REALLY) expensive. Rocco actually gave me thank you kisses after I brushed him with the thing. We got at least 4 kittens' worth of fur off of him. He had us cracking up--he was turning around and around so I didn't accidentally miss any spots. He likes!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I love that they call it the antsy page

Because I am so antsy right now!

I have most of my pictures done & ready to upload. Just need that key little piece of the puzzle a.k.a. my invite. I'm being patient, though. Other than checking my email 90 times a day, that is. If you're antsy too, here's the link.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Lovely Leaf Lace Skirt

Yay! It's done! This was definitely one of those "Are we there yet?" type of projects. I would swear I had done all of the repeats, and then I would count to be sure and I would have 2 left (this happened twice! Clearly I can not count. Please don't tell my boss--I'm an accountant.). Then, I when I actually was done, I tried it on and realized I wanted it to be longer. Anyway, on to the pictures!

The neighbor's cat walked up just as Joe was taking this picture. Rocco was in the window seething at him to get away from me. It was too funny.

Pattern: Lovely Leaf Lace Skirt by Lana Knits
Yarn: Allhemp6 in Cinnamon, 4.5 skeins
Needles: Knitpicks 4's & 5's
Size: Well, my hips measure 39", so I took Wendy's advice & made the small. It was a wee bit snug until I wore it for a few minutes and then it fit fine. Weird fiber, that hemp.
Mods: I did two extra repeats of the stockinette section because I wanted it a bit longer than it was when the pattern said I was done. Because of this, I needed an extra skein of yarn. I would have JUST barely made it with the 4 skeins if I hadn't made that mod. I would have had to rip my swatch out to make the i-cord. I also changed the drawstring-I crocheted a chain, then did one slip stitch in the butt of each chain. I think this is much less painless than I-cord and looks almost just like it.
Thoughts: Although the hemp is "different," I actually liked working with it. Out of 5 skeins, only one had a knot in it, but all of them had several knots in one ply every now and then. You can't see them unless you look really really closely, so it was no biggie. As for the skirt-Love it! Love it! Love it!

Friday, July 13, 2007

New Email

I decided to jump on the gmail bandwaggon since they blocked aol at work & I have to wait til I get home to respond to pretty much anything anyone sends me during the day. My new address is jenerationx74 at gmail dot com. I hate to add yet another email to the stable (we're now up to 6!), but I just had to because of stupid work. I'll put it on the sidebar too as soon as I figure out that little trick.

I was 2 rows away from being done with the Lovely Lace Leaf Skirt & I RAN OUT OF YARN. I'm kind of happy though; I wanted it to be longer than it was, so I really needed that 5th skein anyway. I swung by the LYS on my lunch hour, so hopefully I'll have a FO by Sunday!

Have a great weekend!!

ETA: I just set up gmail to check my other emails for me, so whatever one you have in your address book will work. Woo hoo!!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

What I'm Up To

I'm officially obsessed. I can't wait to finish it.