Wednesday, April 26, 2006

What's New

This first part is to any webring moderators: I recently changed templates and am having trouble getting the html to work so please be patient with me. I want to participate, I just need time (2 weeks until finals are over).

Loads 'O happenings in the past few weeks. Mom came for a visit, I finished Cherry Bomb, and some other stuff.

Due to the whole lack of time/no time to write stuff I'm only going to post a couple of pics for now and in a couple of weeks I'll be able to dedicate more time to my poor, neglected blog.

Pic on the right, me in my Cherry Bomb from Big Girl Knits . Mommy visiting at the LYS. And finally, J and I getting some real knitting done at our favorite bar, "The Digger".

Wish me luck during finals. Hey Amanda, what happened to that grain size analysis report (ha ha).

Monday, April 10, 2006



And I did finish the Cherry Bomb top. Blocked it and all. Whoo hoo. I think I will wear it all day every day. I must say though, I may be on a knitting hiatus for a bit. My mojo is not working. The thrill is gone. Love doesn't live here anymore.

Did I mention I broke up with Q (again, I know), changed my phone number, and am totally and completely on the beveled edge. All that and the bottle of vodka on my bookshelf remains unopened.

I am a rock.

I am an island.


Sunday, April 09, 2006

C'est Fini

Last night at around 1:30 am while watching a show on PBS about malaria, I finished Cherry Bomb. This top is from the yet to be released Big Girl Knits book by Jillian Moreno and Amy Singer. I think it comes out on the 15th or 19th of this month, I can't really remember which. You can read about how I got mine in a former post.

The picture is of me trying it on right after I kitchenered the straps but before knitting on the borders. I knit this in the round so there are no seams anywhere on the tank top. I used 13, yes, that is 13 skeins of Cascade Cotton Rich yarn. I had to modify the pattern a little bit because my hips are wide and I actually don't go out after my waist, but instead, I get smaller right around my ribcage so I did a few more decreases there instead of increases. Also, I made little slits at the bottom on the sides and did seed st borders.

Here is what it is looking like blocked. My first blocking ever. Overall I think it went pretty well. I'll post another picture with it on once it dries.

And finally, some animal pictures! The pic on the right is of Mantequilla (my roomate's dog) and Bob, her cat. Leon is on the left. I think his being around her (my roommate's) cats is a good thing because he is learning to not be such a dirtbag. You can see his last shave is growing out.

That is it for now. My next big knitting task will be to design a shirt pattern. I'm thinking the yarn will be bamboo. We'll see. Wish me luck with the god of guage.


Friday, April 07, 2006

Sidebar Issues

So I'm not quite sure what is up with the sidebar. I looked at my blog yesterday for the first time in weeks and it appears as though some of my buttons and my Betty Boop counter are not functioning properly. I didn't do anything to it so what gives?

Anyone who knows about this please share the info. And yes, I know that Blogger sucks.