Saturday, August 30, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008


What a fun way to spend the Olympics this year, knitting along to the amazing athletic feats that were going on. I had so much fun watching the different events, and thank god for DVR technology to power through the odd events.

Today BobicusMaximus bestowed the official Ravatar boquet:

And my medal for completing an FO in the WIPs Wrestling event

I had considered whipping up another chicken or cranking out my first ballband dishcloth for the Olympics, but I just didn't have the time. And I thought I should wait to finish another UFO until I start another chicken. Hopefully I can do that before I head to Vegas this Thursday! I may say to hell with it and take chicken material for the plane ride from SJ to Vegas.

Not that anyone has been losing sleep over my "missing" needles, but I re-looked in my Loopy's Red Canvas Sock Bag and this time my mystery shawl decided to let me find my needles this time. So if I don't get time this week to cast on, I should be able to do so on my way to Vegas.

I've got quite the Olympic hangover, I'm currently watching the closing ceremonies from last night's broadcast with hubby. It feels really odd to not have any new events to watch! At least I won't be tempted to stay up until 1am yelling at the TV "WHO WON THE GOLD OMG!!!!!!!11!11!"

Ok, time for bed. Happy knitting!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Crossing the Finish Line

Huzzah! I made it! These poor poor beautiful Hederas are FINALLY done!! Of all the projects I entered into the Ravelympics, these are definitely the ones that deserved to cross the finish line. I have no idea why I mercilessly have shoved these to the back of the bus these past 4 months and 23 days (yes dudes, your math is correct. I cast the first sock on April 1, and that's no April Fool's joke).

Clearly I did not knit these as written. Basically the lace pattern for Hedera fit perfectly into my basic sock pattern, so that's what I did. These were done toe up with a short row heel. The yarn is Lorna's Laces in the Devon colorway, which while it did pool in the legs mostly, I will forgive. The colorway is simply enchanting and I love it with all my heart.

I can't wait to wear these socks!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Stay back ladies, he's all mine!!

So I nearly died from laughing when I opened my email the other night and found this picture from my hubby. He's wearing a hat from his boss that she got him on her vacation to Mexico and he was bringing it home from the office because they're about to move to a new location. For whatever reason, he was motivated to send this picture to me!

I am attempting to finish one project for the Ravelympics. Sadly, my Vesper striped socks will probably not be one of them, I'm trying to figure out where the needles went. I may finish my Hedera socks, I have just a couple of repeats left. Ok, so I've had those couple of repeats left for like a month but I could finish them. Really, I could.

I got my Bobicus Ravelympics pin last night. Omg it is cute. I want to tack it on the front of my Ravelry bag with my other pins, but it is so much larger than my other ones I'm afraid it's going to get snagged on something and fall off. I'll have to see what I can rig up with it. I'd hate to lose it.

I'm possibly heading to Sonoma today for a birthday party so I'd better get going! Happy knitting everyone.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Let the games begin!

Last night I had the good fortune of getting to watch the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics with several of the lovely ladies of BobaKnit (Jeni, Juls, Julia, Jill, (popular J name night!) Lisa, Linda, Sheetal, and Margit) at the Firehouse Grill in Sunnyvale.

We had such a good time watching the dazzling opening ceremonies followed by the parade of nations.

Lisa, Jill and Linda knitting away

Sheetal, Julia and Jeni

As well as watching Lisa enjoy her Cosmopolitans

Lisa and Cosmo #2

Or Jeni
fixing her increases/decreases on her baby surprise jacket. Or Lisa's cup of cream with a little bit of coffee.

Our waiter had a great sense of humor.

Me? I was able to cast on my new project for the
Ravelympics, a pair of basic socks out of my Vesper sock yarn in the Aqua Melon colorway. Pretty bright stuff, but I think they'll be gorgeous. I've made really good progress on them, I'm hoping to be to the heel by the time I go to sleep (I had a reaaaally long nap this afternoon, the price I pay for getting up early this morning to head to the Scrapbook Expo by 9am).

Current state of my Olympic sock.

I keep imagining a chevron type pattern being really good for this yarn, but I figured there was really no way I was going to have time to do the WIP wrestling I need to do and bust out a pair of socks in anything but a vanilla sock pattern. Hell, I've been knitting my flipping
Hedera socks since April 1st but I've been putting them aside quite frequently for new and shiny things, like my Froot Loop socks (damn, still need to blog about them), chicken potholders (dudes it's been 4 days and no more chickens, be proud of my will power), baptism gift (did I blog this? I doubt it. Another thing to toss on the to-do pile), Goddess Knits Mystery Shawl (I'm finally over halfway through with clue 3. I should put it on a bigger needle/two circulars so that I can take a progress photo of it. I have yet to take any photos of this project. I think it would be a great motivation for myself to keep going, because right now it feels like a black hole of lace. I kind of want to finish this for my cousin's wedding, but that's September 6th and I'm already WIP wrestling another project(s) that I need to finish soon. Damn work getting in the way of crafting time.)... I love the Hedera pattern though, it's simple and damn gorgeous. And I love the Devon colorway from Lorna's Laces. But I had to limit my goals for the Olympics knowing how much I work.

Ah well, it was a fun evening and I'm making progress. Go team USA! Go team BobaKnit!

Knit on!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

I think I might be the crazy chicken lady now

I might have finished another chicken potholder.

So stinking cute. My favorite color of variegated Sugar n Cream yarn.

I might have finished two.

I forgot the loop in the middle of the back. Oops.

I swear there are no more of them on the hook.

You try and resist their allure.

How can you say no to those eyes?!