Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ravelympics and other stuff~

So I'm like overly excited about this... my Ravelympics Project... the Icarus DONE!!

What started as this...
DSC04172Ravelympics icarus shawl... chart 1
is now...

Pattern: Icarus Shawl by Miriam Felton
Yarn: Mababrigo Lace- Polar Morn Colorway
Needles: Addi Lace- size 5
Cast on: 08/08/08 @ 8PM (EST)
Bind off: 08/24/08 @ 2AM (EST)
Notes and such: Added an extra repeat of Chart 1~ because my mom wanted the shawl to be larger... it took a total of about 2.5 skeins of the Malabrigo~ which is the most yummiest yarn ever-ever-ever~
I must really love this shawl because in the process of making it...I lost a beloved stitch marker...*sob* they were special pewter ones that looked like sheep and had lil' pink bead-ies on top... so cute... RIP little sheep stitch marker... I believe you are lost in New Jersey somewhere~

now non-knitting related...
My now GONE~ we returned it on Tuesday~ the lease was up...and my mom was really hoping to ride in a different... errr... new car... I will miss it~ it was a good car~ the last picture of my car... out in the rain last week~
More rain pictures~
I made "hho-dduk" for my grandmother last week~ they weren't pretty to look at but they tasted good~

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Last sunday... err ok maybe not last sunday~ the sunday before (wow time flies!)...I cooked dinner for my family... we had steak with mushrooms and onions (Steamed on the grill), salad, corn... etc~ I really like condimens... can you tell?

Then I headed down to Virginia to help Geana look after the kids... so to keep them occupied, we baked a bit.. these are sugar cookies, shaped and designed by jonathan and andrew... the frosting was soo thick- it was hard to actually draw things~ but they didn't seem to mind.. and of course they really loved the extra sugar~

This past Sunday was our graduation ceremony, even tho I finished school back in April, the school holds 1 ceremony a year~ Sam and my mom ended up playing with the camera during the ceremony, and killed the camera battery~ which I think accounts for why these pictures look so funky~

and here is a picture of my latest work in progress... it is the Icarus Shawl, which I'm knitting as part of the Ravelympics~ (to answer Geana's question, I take pictures of my yarn and work in progress and stuff on my keyboard because its convenient! I take the photo, and then just attach my camera... move the photo..etc, etc~ get it?

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Dear BSA swap Partner/buddy person~

hi! Thanks for checking my blog as part of the stalking process~ As i'm working on stalking my swappee~ I've discovered that maybe my answers to the questionaire, or forum questions might not be very helpful. So~ here is a little bit more about my preferences?...
I really like soft, smooshy, non-pilling yarn~ I don't have a specific knitting love... though I do knit socks and sweaters and scarves and such~ I'm not particularly fond of hats- as they don't look good on me~ I tend to like soft colors and avoid dramatic colors especially very colorful varigated type yarns~ I like pink, blues and greens, I've actually never really liked purple- although I have been purchasing purple yarn (I didn't even realize till I reviewed my stash)... Baby pastel type colors are cool- especially since I finally know a baby I can knit for (somehow I know nearly no babies at the moment)... I don't like fall colors in general- at least not right now- I'll probably feel differently in the fall~ I like deep cranberry/wine colors but those burnt oranges/golds are not my cup of tea. Which brings me to... I drink both coffee and tea... I love Hazelnut anything and... On a recent trip to China I was introduced to Pu-erh~ Its my new love~ oh and don't forget my love of wine~
I'm forever losing stitch markers and yarn needles (I've lost my last yarn needle just this week) and lent my tape measure to someone at SnB- but I can't remember who~ My favorite yarn brands are sold at: Eat Sleep Knit~I'm a fan of just about every brand she carries~ I use to SOAK to wash my knits- Currently Aquae is the flavor of the month~ I don't own a needle organizer or knitting bag~
I'm kinda all around eclectic and somewhat random~ anything and everything you grace my way~ I'll love! Thanks for looking/reading! <3, t

Sunday, August 3, 2008

in progress...

Work on Jaywalker- I got a bit of it done while sitting in the parent/family freshman orientation for Sam at SUNY Stony Brook...
Jaywalker Sock 1b

Work on Lotus Blossom Tank- worked on it a bit at work on saturday~ because it was surprisingly slow (work that is)~ thank God I had this to work on!
Lotus Blossom Tank B

Finding that I really love the KnitPicks Options Needles... I went out and bought the Sock Needle Set~ I'm not an exclusive Sock knitter~ but the majority of my recent projects have been socks so~~
Knit picks Sock Needles