Friday, July 27, 2007

So little knitting...

Wednesday, I received a phone call from my roommate. The one I haven't been living with since the beginning of June. This upcoming weekend was one of the first free one since the big move, that I had planned to move all the miscellaneous fiber, yarn, plants, and mismatched dishwear out. However, my roommates call was to tell me that she had been informed that we were being let out of our lease early, but now we were going to be checked out friday morning. Less than 48 hours away! So I have been spending most of my free time packing, and moving, and throwing out clothing and furniture that I was planning on freecycling. I do hate the waste that results from rushed moving. Soooo much cardboard and paper I had to throw out because I missed the recycling day. And you know what I did tuesday night, unknowing in the moving frenzy that was to follow? I watched While You Were Sleeping en francais and knit a bit for the Mason Dixon baby bib, a really simple pattern in garter stitch. Had I been wiser, I could have moved the moving frenzy to tuesday and wednesday nights, and been free to play and allow Matt to play in our soccer games.

So now our condo is completely full of crap and a very confused kitty.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

In honor of the last HP, I have been sorted

And I'm equal parts:

The sorting hat says that I belong in Ravenclaw!


Said Ravenclaw, "We'll teach those whose intelligence is surest."

Ravenclaw students tend to be clever, witty, intelligent, and knowledgeable.
Notable residents include Cho Chang and Padma Patil (objects of Harry and Ron's affections), and Luna Lovegood (daughter of The Quibbler magazine's editor).

Take the most scientific Harry Potter
ever created.

Get Sorted Now!


The sorting hat says that I belong in Hufflepuff!

Said Hufflepuff, "I'll teach the lot, and treat them just the same."

Hufflepuff students are friendly, fair-minded, modest, and hard-working. A well-known member was Cedric Digory, who represented Hogwarts in the most recent Triwizard Tournament.


Take the most scientific Harry Potter
ever created.

Get Sorted Now!

Monday, July 23, 2007

And now for some knitting news....

Here are some pictures of my current (as of a week ago) WIPs.
The first set of pictures details the dishcloth set I'm making. I knit them in a fantastic shade of lime green Peaches'n'Cream. The first is a WIP. I adapted the dishcloth pattern from here:
by adding two pattern repeats to make the matching dishtowel, and now that I'm done with the baby blanket maybe I can finish the dishtowel. The second two pics of the set show the finished dishcloth. The second shows the pattern detailing much better, but the WIP pic shows the color truest.
Lastly is my newly finished diagonal baby blanket. I only found one small mess up in my garter, it must have been around when I was trying to watch The Lord of the Rings and knit. Apparently I can only knit to chick flicks and bad television. The yarn I used was Lionsbrand homespun, whose fluffy, bumpy nature luckily covers the mistake pretty well. Hopefully I can manage to get this packed up and mailed to my friend before she has her baby. :) I kind of want to pop out a knitted baby bib and/or spit up cloth that I have the pattern for in the Mason Dixon book, buth that might delay my friend getting the package after she gives birth....but, not like she'll need many blankets in August.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I'm on page 571. I am surprised I made it into work today, or to sleep last night for that matter. I am enthralled. More posting (though no spoilers) when I'm finished.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Your Psyche is Violet
You are spiritual, intuitive, and serene. People trust you to rescue them from bad situations, and you usually come through.While you are quite enlightened, you find that your path is very lonely.
When you are too violet: you can't connect to ordinary life or ordinary people
When you don't have enough violet: you lack wisdom and can't learn from the past

Monday, July 16, 2007

Flat tires

We had a really action packed weekend driving down to visit my sister and new husband's new condo. I managed to get quite a few rows done on the baby blanket I'm working on (pictures to come soon). Saturday, we somehow managed to get a nail in my tire, but made it back up to Vermont on Sunday in time to volunteer for the opening of the Mozart Festival.

Unfortunately, this morning my tire was flat. Not having had the best of luck putting on donuts by myself (especially since I had sprained my thumb from pushing people out of the mud at the festvial) I decided to take Matt's bike, since my still lives at the ghetto apartment. Matt's bike has flat tires. Of course. So many flat tires today. It's under a 4 mile bike ride, but it's mostly up hill (both ways lol). Luckily, I had a clean t-shirt waiting for me. But I do wish I had more knitting news and less flat tire news :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I have started...

...Blogging...I can see your excitment! I figure if I am going to stalk other people's knitting blogs, I'd like to be able to comment and have fun tags! And maybe the motivation of putting my projects in cyberspace will help motivate me to finish them :)