Thursday, April 27, 2006

I admit defeat

orangina has bested me. to the best of my skills I seem destined to not be able to knit more than an inch or two of sucessful repeats before the big screw up occurs.
I have decided to forgo my KAL and start something else, if for no other reason than to remind myself that I am intellegent, can read patterns and can actually make something without wanting to toss it across the room.
so instead we are working on the shapely tank in the lovely cactus flower shaded Flash I got at the classic elite warehouse sale. As well the rose colored Cascade 220 I ordered from ebay arrived today so I may make verison 2.0 of the cabled pullover. I like how the original purple came out but there are a few modifications I'd like to attempt, one of which is lengthing the body so that it's not the crop top the first one seems to be.
Kendra was over earlier and said if I write out what I want and buy the materials we can probably convince her dad to construct me a blocking board.
I still think ply wood with cork board on it, plus some fabric to cover the possible stains that could bleed up from either wood or cork would rock my socks. I could even put a layer of batting between the cork and the fabric to really bulk it and make it nice and pin friendly.
She also said maybe having it be 2 pieces that fold would be good since then it can be long if it needs it, and shorter if not.... I like the thinkings... people let's talk since I'd like to brainstorm more before committing to commissioning mr soule to make me something :)
I have lost one of my blue inca alpaca wristwarmers. I do not know where or how... it makes me sad. but I do have some more yarn left over so I can make another one... but I really wonder where it could have gone.
alas..... it was more sad how I discovered it since I was in need of using them in my office when I noticed it was missing :(
ok I think I'm going to crash. the red sox are sucking the life out of me. or I'm just tired and want to try and sleep early for once. or maybe I'll knit some more of the tank top... we'll see!
posted by Heather at 9:43 PM | link | 1 comments

Friday, April 21, 2006

orangina update

orangina has not been my best friend so far. I finally got the yarn and once the cabled sweater was done being knitted (blocking and seaming still to come) I set about starting.
and that's when the trouble began.
I could not locate any wooden (bamboo or otherwise) size 3 circs so I gave in and got some inox metal since my sock needles are inox so I figured it would be ok.
umm no.
well not totally true. they seem to be fine needles. but me and cotton and them are really having serious issues.
it took forever for me to get the pattern down enough to swatch and then let's not talk about the amt of restarts since casting on the required 112 stitches.
but for now I finally have about 2" of the pattern down on the needles. 3 reps so far and no issues this time. but this is take #6? so it could get worse.

I will need Chrissy to remind me how to make lifelines so I can do that going forward. I think I will cry if I have to frog it again.

ok so I am going to go find a bit of food and then maybe even knit at my desk for a bit. It's friday. it's a calm day so I may take advantage and slack a bit. just a wee bit. since next week will be another killer week since it's almost time to start month end again!
posted by Heather at 12:24 PM | link | 1 comments

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

getting closer

I have ordered my yarn for the orangina. Rowan 4 ply cotton in flirty. so I can I be like Megan and make it a Flirtina instead?
cable sweater is coming along. Chrissy answered my latest help I don't understand question and discovered that what it's telling me to do I already did once on my sock!
I love it when stuff like that happens. plus this will remind my brain for the sock when I pick up #2.
my sox are losing right now and it bums me out terribly.
and my cell is ringing.
posted by Heather at 10:07 PM | link | 1 comments

Sunday, April 02, 2006

obligatory welcome

so this is my new blog! created mostly for the sexy knitting club's knit alongs and possibly for more knitting related posts as my LJ is getting sort of full of that kind of thing.
those of you who know me know my undying love for america's past time (esp my home town red sox) and my newfound (sort of?) obsession of knitting.
this will attempt to do both.
we'll see how it goes. right?
so I'm hopefully going to start the orangina soon, since I think I've finally made a yarn decision.
I think....
like I said... we'll see!!
posted by Heather at 11:04 PM | link | 1 comments