Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Booking Through Tuesday

This is the view I wake up to each morning:

These beautiful bookshelves which are the home to my book collection. Next I am lobbying for a knitting room!


Friday, July 27, 2007


I have a confession . . . while everyone in the blog-sphere seems to be waiting for their invitation or going crazy adding all their yarn and projects to their notebook (and you know who you are!), I have had my little ravelry notebook for almost 2 months. I was so excited, and that gave way to being totally overwelmed, and then I didn't even look at it. But, for whatever reason, I had a bit of spare seconds, and found myself adding to my que, updating my notebook, and checking out some other friend's projects, and I am hooked!

Now . . . I need to manage my knitting, my ravelry, my blog, my kids, my husband, and my job. I wonder if I cand ditch the job?


Thursday, July 26, 2007

You think?

You're Watership Down!

by Richard Adams

Though many think of you as a bit young, even childish, you're
actually incredibly deep and complex. You show people the need to rethink their
assumptions, and confront them on everything from how they think to where they
build their houses. You might be one of the greatest people of all time. You'd
be recognized as such if you weren't always talking about talking rabbits.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.



I am so honored, truly, I am. My fabulous friend Karen, has named me and although I don't feel worthy, I happily, and humbly accept! I read oodles, of blogs, and I am going to have trouble figuring out who to name, as other Rockin' Girls, but here goes . . .
  1. Karen, at Musing of a (mostly) Self Taught Knitter . . . and not just because she named me first!! Karen is a wonderful friend, who inspires me. When I tell her, I am not going to join any more swaps, she holds me to it; when I tell her a secret, she keeps it, and she is my biggest cheerleader on all levels. I really, really want my Ravelry notebook to look like hers! And my blog--well she needs to take credit for every paisley on it, because she was the designer!
  2. The Jersey Knitter . . . and not just because she lives one state over. She and I cross paths all over the cyberspace! We have read in the same book clubs, we have belonged to a few of the same kals, and I find her knitting to be beautiful, and her choice of projects interesting. Her Jersey stories convey a sense of community, and her blog descriptions border on poetic.
  3. JenClair, at A Garden Carried in the Pocket . . . and not just because I love the name of her blog! She is an incredible reader, and a source for great book reviews, and book clubs, and everything bookish! She's not a knitter (well, maybe she is, but she's definitley a book worm!) but she's like a living book store!
  4. MintyFresh, at Pepperknit . . . and not just because I download every one of her patterns! Well, maybe that IS the reason, but I love looking at her photos and reading about what she does and how she does it. too.
  5. Stacy, at Sheep in the City . . . and not just because I love the little sheep on her blog! She may love pink more than I do, but she is an adventurous knitter, and she's got tons of terrific project going and she buys the most yummiest pink yarns!
Whew! There you have it! Go see these girls, you'll love them!


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

What? You're finished?!

I am happy to say I have finished SOMETHING in the last month! It feels like I am knitting, almost exclusively, on the MS3, and while that is nice and everything, it doesn't lend to finishing anything else. But look what snuck into my hands and got finished:

Seduction Socks, spring 2007 IK
Tofutsies sock yarn
size 1 bamboos

This yarn with this pattern was terrific. The socks are squishy and comfy. And as any good sock knitter would do, as soon as I finished these, I cast-on for a new pair . . . well, um, I cast on for 2:

First, I decided to cast-on for the second Roza's Sock (IK, spring 2007), since the first one has been mate-less for at least a month. The peach Lorna's Laces is so summer, and I figure if I get really obsessed with MS3, I can at least attempt to bang 1 sock out to complete the pair for August Sock A Month KAL. After I knit a few rounds of the cuff, I got to thinking about the Perambulate Pattern from Zen String, dug though my stash and started that too!


Monday, July 23, 2007

Booking Through Tuesday

Knitting is running a close second to Harry Potter . . . it has been all about Harry Potter for us.

There was the Potter Party all night on Friday (that was after we waited in line for an hour, mid-afternoon, to get our bracelet, which allowed us to get our book at midnight) . . .

We were the 47th person, and at about 12:10 am, we had it in our hand! And a few mminutes after that, we got an official box, which the books were shipped in . . .

Since we all are reading the same book, we need to take turns. So when I'm not reading, I am knitting . . . ms3, and finishing some socks!!!!


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Booking Through Tuesday

This was a terrific, quick read, and I learned so much . . .
And like so many others, we can hardly wait until Friday night's party in honor of this . . .

Tick . . . tick . . . tick . . . .


Monday, July 16, 2007

You are not the boss of ME!

After knitting row 133 for 1,000 times, I was pretty sure the yarn and/or the pattern WAS the boss of me, to the point where I ripped back to row 125 and reknit. But somehow, on Sunday (yes it took until Sunday), I fell back into the "rhythm" of this pattern and finished clue #2 and am 14 rows into clue #3. Whew!
I'll admit, it was touch and go there for a bit, and when I look at it closely I see some "indiscretions" but nothing that would warrant any more tinking,frogging,ripping or worrying.
And the photo above is just it draped on a chair, so I am thinking it will be much prettier blocked!


Saturday, July 14, 2007

Row 133--it IS a mystery . . .

I started Clue #2 with such confidence, and a clear plan. It seemed thaat if I knit 10 rows at a time, I was on a roll---that meant 10 rows last Friday (check!), 10 rows last Saturday (check!!) and 10 rows last Sunday (check!!!). Then came Monday--and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: I couldn't get past row 133. Seriously, I knit row 133 all week, long. On Thursday I ripped (literally back to row 129, and knitted to row 133, stopped . . . . and . . . haven't picked it up since. Today's the day, I am going to get beyond 133. At one point in this whole ordeal, I thought about starting completely over (a moment of insanity, I admit!!) but I got my wits about me, and decided there were better solutions to it all. Let's see . . .

Photo tomorrow . . . after, I get past row 133!


Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Booking Through Tuesday

EEk! It's been a while . . . I took an unanticipated hiatus from blogging. Here's what I have been doing . . .

And counting the days until Harry Potter is released! Next post . . . Mystery Stole #3!