Wednesday, November 29, 2006

I Want That Shirt (Because I Already Have The Swift)!


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I stayed here in Gainesville and had a delicious dinner with my cohort. :) There was even a crochet burn at the dinner table! M was looking for ideas for homemade Christmas gifts, R mentioned that she knits gifts for her family, M replied that knitting would be too hard for her, R then said, "You should try crocheting then." Burn! Oh, I love my fellow crocheters, my Grandma is one and my Mom is learning how to crochet. At the same time, it was quite the clever comment. ;)

The knitting has been slow with the upcoming exams and presentations; however, that doesn't mean that I haven't been paying attention to knitting references around me. Did you check out the Gilmore Girls this past Tuesday? Well, there was a Knitathon! Here is a picture of Lorelai winding yarn (her shirt says...I think...Knit or Go Home) and the totally awesome yarn and needles display at the Knitathon.


Sunday, November 19, 2006

Harry Potter & Mason-Dixon

So I don't know about you, but I was super excited that the teaser trailer for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix came out this weekend! The movie is coming out July 2007. Dozens of pictures are now out on the internet and the one I kept looking over was this one. What can I say, I really like Hermione's sweater. BTW, where are the fabulous Gryffindor scarves? I love seeing the wooly goods in the Harry Potter movies!

Oh, in knitting related news, I knit two and a half MD dishcloths. I have made the decision to gift them; however, now that I have made this decision, I have now realized that I need to make about ten or so more. Let's hope that the MD dishcloth addiction keeps me going!


Sunday, November 12, 2006

More Dishcloths!

Ahh, my first weekend without any real stress in a while. It was nice to know that I didn't have an exam or a project looming over my head. Okay, I need to work on my Master's research, but that is an on-going thorn in my side (a cute, lovable, and interesting thorn). I spent the weekend watching This Old House on PBS (yeah, I know it sounds corny but OMG they do some cool construction work on that show), knitting Mason-Dixon washcloths, and (this is the embarassing kicker) buying a scrapbook kit. Why did I buy a scrapbooking kit you ask? Well, I am getting sentimental about my knitting and decided it would be nice to have a collection of memories after projects have long since fallen apart or have been gifted to others. I also thought it would be fun to have picture of my knitting adventures (WEBS tent sale, meeting the Yarn Harlot, Sock's adventures in Florida). Yeah, I know it is kinda cutsey but as much as I love mafia movies, I like the Chipmunk Adventure movie just as much. :)

Here are pics of my three new MD dishcloths. At this point I am trying to use up the odd bits I have left from previous dishcloths, so my stash looks a tad bit more respectable. I don't know why I am thinking this, but I need to fulfill this craving! As you can see, I am definitely building my supply of dishcloths. I am not sure whether to gift them to multiple people or to make a lap blanket. I guess I will see how the holiday knitting works out and go from there!


Thursday, November 09, 2006

Florida Is Weird

So I was reading my knitting blogs with the local news on the tv in the background, this isn't strange normally but then I haven't always lived in Florida. The "Health Tracker" on the CBS local news felt a need to report sinus infections, bronchitis, sore throats, flus, and colds in Alachua County. No, they didn't report numbers but the reporter did list the main diagnoses for various towns. I am an AVID local news person, I loved my local Providence newscasters; HOWEVER, I have never had a play-by-play of local people's colds. This is my new favorite local news moment of all time.

I know it isn't knitting-related, but aren't you glad you know that Florida cares about your health?


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Knits & Votes

Hello all!

So I don't know if any of you have noticed but it is November. Do you KNOW what this means? The holidays are just around the corner and I have yet to begin holiday knitting. This would not be so bad; however, against my preconceived notions about Florida, it is COLD here (not super cold, but cold enough to be annoying and require jacket planning), and I am needing to start some personal winter knitting. Decisions, decisions, decisions. Maybe I will let myself knit a hat for me for every five holiday presents? Oh yeah, that seems like a good motivator. ::rolling eyes:: Knowing me, this will end with me running around like a crazy person days before I am supposed to go home for vacation.

Oh, I want to thank everyone who went out yesterday and voted! Whether your candidates won, lost, or are still in murky water, you won since you voted. Yea for getting your voice heard! As a side note, I am really pumped that I am 25 this year and am not being called a young apathetic nonvoter anymore. As a footnote to that, from my knowledge none of the gubernatorial candidates for Florida came to the University of Florida to speak.

Alright, back to the Master's,


Monday, November 06, 2006

Better Late than Never!

I've been bad, I know. I can't even give a good excuse for the lack of posting. I finished with midterms and I have been spending my time watching The X-Files. Why haven't I been knitting while watching The X-Files, you ask? Well, I have been going through the piles of papers around my apartment. I have piles of class notes, random fliers from plays I have seen, and important papers (like my electoral ID). It doesn't promote easy access I will tell you.

To earn your love again, I give you pictures of the ongoing happy yellow scarf. I now remember why I got tired of knitting scarves and started on hats. Scarves start fast and then they drag on f-o-r-e-v-e-r. OMG, I can't seem to finish the first ball. How I despise the very nature of the scarf.

Oh, here is the fabulous yarn I got at Walmart a few weeks ago. The Homespun was only $2 each, the Chenille was $2 each too, and the neon hot pink yarn was $3 each. The only sad part about the yarn is that I am going to make scarves out it. As you read above, I don't like knitting scarves. Will wonders never cease!

Oh, have you seen this commercial with Ellen? She praises the awesomeness of argyle socks! How cool is that. You must respect the old school traditional argyle sock knitter with the intarsia and all. :)

Enjoy and have a lovely Tuesday night and Wednesday day (and night)!