Saturday, June 16, 2007

Viva la Revolucion!


I just got back from my conference a few days ago and apparently I didn't get enough sleep, because I have been spending a chunk of time sleeping instead of blogging!

Here is a quick update....

The second Hermione hat is going well. I am still working on the double ribbing, but it is going quickly. Pictures to come.

In my own life, I have an amusing story. I think I mentioned a few months ago that my undergrad alumni magazine misprinted a class note of mine, so it appeared that I had gotten married. In the most recent edition of the magazine, I had the note corrected. To be honest, I cringed when I saw it, because the magazine had gotten rid of the humor and just stated the fact that I was neither engaged nor married. Apparently, the magazine wasn't keen on admitting the misprint. Anyway, since the magazine came out, I have been getting stacks of people thanking me for the note! Everyone was so happy that I printed something that did not involve a wedding or engagement. They stated that they were going to start writing in notes too even though they weren't getting married/engaged. Apparently I started a revolution in alumni class notes!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

I'm Knitting....Really!

Just in case you were wondering about the knitting, here are the fruits of my labor (or at least my The Nightmare before Christmas and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest watching labor). I am one round away from starting the fun and exciting cables and bobbles. I am a bit torn though. I am going away for a conference for five days and I am not sure if I should stick with this hat or start another Hermione hat for the trip. The mindless double rib would be nice for the airport; however, starting a new hat would require me to take this hat off the needles, which is never fun. Blah. Maybe I can find yet another project to start...or maybe another project to finish. Wait! Finish a project! That is a silly idea! Hmm, back to the books (knitting books that is).

Monday, June 04, 2007

Just a Normal Monday

No real knitting news to report. I seem to have gotten busy with all sorts of errands for school. In a couple of days I am going to a conference and am looking forward to some uninterrupted knitting time on the plane and waiting for seminars to begin. I am thinking that I might start a new Hermione hat for the conference, since I was torn between two different yarns and this way I can get the best of both yarns. I could start baby things, but I figure I would need multiple baby projects and one hat with cables will hold me for the entire conference (I am assuming I will only to be able to knit a bit here and there throughout my "vacation").

Friday, June 01, 2007


So with the return to knitting, I thought this meme would do me a load of good. I had to bold everything I have ever done in the world of knitting (which was a surprisingly long list), italicize all the things I want to do (which is a long list), and do nothing to the items I have no desire to do (which were very few items).

I liked this meme, because it is a to do list for me. If I can't think of something I want to try, I can go back to this. If I feel I haven't done many exciting things in the world of knitting, I can go back to this list. It supports AND challenges me all at once.

Key: Bold=done, Italics=Will Do, Normal=No Desire

Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with bananafiber yarn
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting Knitting with soy yarn Cardigan
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Slippers Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Button holes Knitting with alpaca Fair Isle knitting Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colours
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies...)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items)on two circulars Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone else's handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Steeks Knitting art Knitting two socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars simultaneously Fulling/felting
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO
Purses/bags Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Entrelac Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with selfpatterning/selfstriping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Baby items Knitting with cashmere Darning
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Intarsia Knitting with linen Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/armwarmers Pillows Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public