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Monday, February 19, 2007
  2006 State Fair

SUC52436.JPG, originally uploaded by a-chan.

I have this problem when it comes to fairs. I have to have cotton candy. If you don't like it, then you probably won't understand. It's like Richard always having to have a deep-fried twinkie. I think it's gross, but he just has to have one.

Anyways, I also have a problem where I can't post an entry without a knitting photo. See, I knit that wrist warmer way back when I first started knitting (the 3rd or 4th go-round, that is). It's horrible. It was the only cotton yarn I had and I really wanted it in cotton. It's knit flat and has a very wonky-ly seam. I still wear it when I find it (I do loose it a lot). And here it is at the fair... matching my cotton candy. Life is interesting.

Anyways, the reason for my post: Have you been over to the Yarn Harlot recently? Stephanie has really outdone herself this time. She has almost 800 comments on her last post! And she has mentioned Portland. Go read it, it's very worth it. It's about non-knitters not taking knitting seriously.

Friday, February 02, 2007
  Flickr is great!
So, I talked my mom into a flickr account because I love mine so much and I knew that she would love it just as much. Well, I was right. She's uploaded like 2X more pictures than I have. It's fun to see all the pictures that she's taken. Some of them I have never seen before, or it's been a couple of years since I've seen them.

This last batch that she uploaded had some of my old FOs in them!! Super exciting! These two hats are pre-blog. They might have even been some of my first hats completed.

Anyways, here's me knitting on our way to the beach for my cousin's wedding reception:

And here is the finished hat on my beautiful niece (being held by my aunt):

This would be Keags with his hat. Apparently, he really liked it and use to wear it around the house:

Last, but not least, a picture showing my haircut back then (about 2 going on 3 years ago - that would be Laurie that I'm holding). Do I like my hair that short?? Don't I like it long? I'm so confused. I saw this picture and I really wanted to cut my hair short again... I don't know. I probably should leave it long until after the wedding because I want my hair up and I don't want to have to use any fake hair....

Friday, January 26, 2007

SUC53675.JPG, originally uploaded by a-chan.

Here is my square for Larissa's square-along.

Yarn: Koigu KPPPM, not sure on the color, I'll have to look for the tag
Needles: 3US
Pattern: secret square pattern from Larissa's future book
Size: Blocked to 7.5 inches

This took me a few evening knitting sessions and one afternoon. It could be done in one sitting if I had the time. However, with all the baby blankets I'm working on, all my other knitting time is very limited (like 20-30 minutes before bed)

Next up, I have some old leftover pink yarn from a baby hat that I think might work for one of these squares. If it doesn't work, then I have some other sock yarn I might raid.

Oh, and Sophie Rae Danger was born this morning! Babies, babies everywhere.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007
  square to be

SUC53621.JPG, originally uploaded by a-chan.

Here's a sneak peek at the yarn I choose to knit my square for Larissa's square along. It's done, but not blocked. It will probably block to 7.5"

I've been working on some blankets and a hat for my new nephew. He came a month early, but all's good. Everyone is home and healthy. The niece isn't liking it too much, but she'll get use to it. The blanket I'm knitting for Baby Evan is black and dark green Reynold's Utopia. It's the best acrylic yarn I've ever knit with. His hat is some ggh Aspen. I love that yarn. I think I'll need to buy some for a hat for myself. It's so squishy!

I started Baby Andrew's blanket and it looks real cool. It's just some varigated acrylic I got at the craft store. But it's blue and white and it's coming out to look like winter camo. Super-neat!

I'm still at a stand still with Baby Sophie's blanket. The yarn store hasn't gotten a new shipment of Plymouth Encore and I'm totally out. I might need to pick a new color or order some online.

Speaking of ordering online, I'm super excited about Blue Moon Fiber Art's geisha! I'm not sure what colorway I'm going to order, but I'm so going order a skein as soon as payday comes... a whole week. Not sure if I can last. I might do a clapotis or a Print o' the Wave stole. I'm super scared of knitting the PotWS, but I think I'm ready to bite the bullet and do some real lace.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007
  Snow Day!!!

Snow Day!!!
Originally uploaded by a-chan.
I knit this hat over 2 years ago. It was before I fixed my twisted stich. I still like to wear it even though it's not perfect. I wore it today in the snow and it kept my head really warm.... I think it's chunky encore, but ti's been so long that that is only a guess. I would like to knit another one so it's perfect. I like chunky hats.
Saturday, January 06, 2007
  Kinda big update
I've been kinda busy the last month or so with my knitting. First were the Meatheads (see previous posts), then there was dishcloths (knit like 13 of them for Christmas presents, this is the lonely leftover):


And some more Meatheads for my cousins, but I didn't get any pictures of those. I should email them and ask for a photo shoot.

Then there are the scarves:


Feather and fan scarf

My fave:

me and my scarf!

Then there are some baby sweaters that are 90% done:

baby sweater #2

baby sweater

And then there's the socks! My first socks! So exciting! One pair was the last FO in 2006 and the second pair is the first project started and finished in 2007. (one scarf was started in 2006 and finished in 2007)

Socks 101

The green pair is for me:

Socks 101

The blue pair is for Erin (and a little bit snug on my foot):

Socks 101

And some WIP's:

Sophie's blanket:

Purple mittens:

Not pictured Christmas knitting: A scarf for my aunt out of trellis sparklie yarn and mittens for Sarah.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
  Meathead number 3

Meathead number 3, originally uploaded by a-chan.

Colors are off again because lack of lighting. I need to set my alarm earlier tomorrow so I will get up and take pictures in daylight.

Meathead pattern knit on size 17 needles (16' circs and dpns) to get gauge
colors are sable (brown), kiwi and fuscia

Decoration is a bunch of old butterly beads found in my old bead stash. My niece helped pick them out because it's going to be her hat.

Friday, November 24, 2006
  Meathead #3
I've finished my 3rd meathead, however, there are no pictures because I can't figure out what I want to put on it for embellishment. Maybe a yo-yo? Or a super-cool button?

The hat was knit with lamb's pride bulky in kiwi, sable, and fuscia. I like it a lot, but nothing is inspiring me. Perhaps I should dig through my craft room some more. I finally got it semi-organized today.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
  Meathead #2
Meathead #2

This was the first Meathead I knit. I didn't check my guage and knit it with the size US15 circular and dpns. I knit the small size, but it turned out even smaller than it was suppose to. I had tons of fuscia left over.

The colors in this picture are off. The color I used was fuscia and the granny square is emerald and olive greens. It's dark by the time I get home from work, so I had to use the flash.

The granny square was inspired by a bunch of old granny squares I found while digging through my craft supplies trying to figure out the best thing to put on the hat.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
  Meathead Knit-along

Meathead Knit-along
Originally uploaded by a-chan.
I was happy to join Larissa's knit-along to test knit this hat for her book. The pattern was really great. Nice and easy and fast! I love knitting with Brown Sheep's Lamb's Pride bulky yarn.

I used my US size 17 16" circs and dpns to knit the hat in the round to avoid seaming. It was a quick knit, coming in under 2 hours. I crocheted an anime style vein for the decoration over the left ear.

I'm not sure how the point looks on me, but I like how this hat turned out. This is the first of two hats I knit. The other one is in fuscia and it's smaller because I knit the smaller size and I didn't check my gauge, so it's really small. I'll get a picture of it later.

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