Archive for August, 2007

Labor Day Weekend

We are off camping for the long weekend….

Knitting packed, truck loaded…

I have a post to do when I get back. My SP11 sent me a “Yarn Bouquet” in the mail. Lucious sock yarn, Zen Yarn Garden in Autumn Harvest colorway. I so wanted to ball this up and take it to work on socks…but alas, not enough time…with DH waiting for me to get off the computer and finished with everything so we can head up to our friends cabin.

So much for getting out of the neighborhood…it’s all the neighbors camping together!

Ah…but no kids this weekend. J is off with his girlfriend and her family camping. A & K are staying home to keep an eye on things and take care of the critters. None of their friends could go…so opted to stay home.

Have a restful, but knitty weekend!


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Remember Scared Straight?

Well, I think I have found the equal called Maxed Out. A documentary on consumer debt. I am watching it one Netflix Instant Movies, but I may need to have it arrive via dvd so I can get my kids to watch it. Consumer debt to me is as bad as doing drugs. I have consumer debt and not just the mortgage. I owe on a credit card (but I closed the account due to someone trying to use it in Denmark per the fraud dept) and a student loan for my son (not me…I never did make it to a four year college).

So…if you get the chance, watch Maxed Out.

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Survivor (Card) Island

Ok…so, I should kick myself for knowing I was doubting purchasing the Peace to the World set at M’s Stampin Up workshop last week.
It all started simple enough, flipping through my current catalog, deciding on a new Christmas set to make cards this year. Peace to the World pops out at me…I love sheep, ya know.
At the workshop, I asked M what she thought. Much the same answer as I was having, doubt. Not very versatile. I purchased it anyways, knowing it would just be for this year.
I come home last night, all excited to see what I can come up with. My craft table is completely cleared and ready for task. I go to splitcoaststampers to see if any one has made a card from this set. Yes, two people. I then hit a mental wall.
Help! For an HOUR, I pondered over this card (see picture, left) and this is what I came up with. Most like one of the two on the website I was perusing. Ugh!
I put it away, in disgust. Well, unlike a piece of clothing, you cannot take stamps back and besides, I wouldn’t. I’ll just hold on to it and maybe, just maybe some creative spark will slap me upside my head and I can make a card that I like with the set.
To complete my evening, I pulled out the two NEW stamps I purchased last November on our roadtrip to our knitting retreat at Ft. Worden. The card was simple and adorable in the store…I just had to have the santa kitty and the “baby, it’s cold outside” stamp. Those two stamps cost almost as much as the Peace to the World stamp set.
All was well, till I started spreading globs of my Diamond Stickles glitter glue…outside the fur portions of the hat. That it when I gave up and went back to knitting.
Alas, I have only been working on my Montego Bay Scarf

I have since doubled the length since this picture a few days ago…very simple knit and it’s a baby cashmere I am working with. Now…the sad part is I found one row, half way through what I have knitted, that was a repeat of the previous right side row…not moving the stitches one place to the right. Crap.

I am not feeling like a crafter at the moment, be it a knitter, stamper or what have you.
I do not want to frog it as no one will see it but me. Crap, crap, crap!
Well, I hope my Saturday is a little less bumpy as this morning I am taking K school clothes shopping, as long as A doesn’t drive the two of us nuts, we should get out of the stores without a headache.
Happy crafting to you all…truly, I mean it…as I sure don’t have the mojo for it!

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Again, Ravelry took priority to post than my blog, isn’t that sad. I don’t want to lose the few readers I have, so I better be good and keep up on my postings.

Yes, another pair of Fetching. Yarn was gifted from my SP10…I love this yarn. So soft, didn’t split and felt silky yet solid when knit.

Project Stats:
Pattern: Fetching from knitty.com
Started: 8-12-07
Completed: 8-19-07
Yarn: Karabella Aurora 8, purple, one skein
Needle Size: US 5, dpn’s
Made for: Me, originally, but I may gift them to a co-worker that has cold hands.

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SP 11 game

Here are the questions:

1. What is the one knitting accessory you could not live without? my assortment of knitting bags to take it all with me, where ever I go.

2. If you’re heading on vacation, do you take knitting with you? If so, how much and what type of project? Yes, always take it with me…even to work everyday. On vacation, usually a small, medium and large project in different stages. I would just die of boredom if the car broke down and I had to just sit there while I waited for AAA.

3. Where have you travelled to that you’d consider your favorite spot? Eastern BC, Canada. Every summer for 10 years…I loved the view at Mt. Robinson.

4. What is your favorite knitting book at the moment? Do you own it? Fitted Knits by Stefanie Japel and I do own it…as I do many, many other books.

5. Do you listen to podcasts? Which is your favorite(s)? Cast On…I started at the beginning and working my way towards current. I need to get out there and explore the other knitting podcasts available.

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While I watch this, I am online shopping for these as I take a stitch or two on these.

Sunday afternoons, I love em’.

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Hard to blog after Ravelry…

Four skeins of Elann Peruvian Highland Chunky wool in an Off White color.
Started: 8-4-07
Completed: 8-10-07
The mornings feel a bit like fall…I’ll give it a few more weeks before wearing this.

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