Sunday, April 30, 2006


Listening to: You Make my Dreams by Hall & Oats

I went shopping today and came home with a skein of sock yarn that i'm not THRILLED about, and shoes to match my prom dress:

But as for knitting; it's been all about socks lately. I finished one of my Sock Swap socks, and it turned out really cute. Now I just gotta make the other one, haha. I started a new pair of cute lil' footies yesterday out of Lorna's Laces in Pintripe:

I didn't really get any knitting done today, but hopefully I'll have finished my Swap Socks and have sent them off for my next post. Or at least have casted on for the second one.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Uh-oh, here I go again.

I have no idea how much work this could entail, or even if it will even be successful or not, but after posting about wanting a Sock-swap partner, I got one, and then two others commented that they would swap, so I'm thinkin of pairing them up. So, thus is the start of my small, casual Sock Swap. There are basically no rules, if you want to join, email me at and if there is another person open waiting for a partner, then I'll send each of you the contact info on the other person. After that, go to it. The only problem I forsee is if people are paired up and I end up with an odd number of participants. That person will have to wait for a partner I guess. And I'm gonna be participating in this partner after partner, so once I've finished socks for someone, I'll pair up with another. This is gonna be fun! So, if you want to join, email me with
-Your Email address (obviously)
-Your Blog Name (if you have one)
And I'll send the info along to your partner, so you can exchange info (address, shoe size, etc.)

And that's it! I really hope some of you join us in the "Sock Swap", I want to get this goin strong!

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006


I have been thinking about socks lately, and then today mom told me about how she and another blogger she got to know are going to knit socks for each other and do a swap. I want to swap socks (ew that kinda sounds gross, lol.)! So, if anyone out there wants to be a sock-swap partner with me, let me know! I think this will be such fun. So, whoever wants to swap and comments first will be my lucky partner. Anyone? Anyone?

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Random Online Fun

Mom bought this sock yarn the other day and didn't tell me about it until the day it got here, she's so sneaky. Anyway, the skein had like, 650 yard on it, enough for 2 pair of socks, so she let me have half of it! Yay, the yarn is called called "Fly Super Sport", so these are gonna be my "Super Fly" socks, or ("Supah Fly", if you prefer!). The yarn should be called Fly Super Soft, because it is! Sooo soft. I lurve it!! So I started me a pair of Jaywalkers:

Okay, I also wanted to show you guys the awesome new website I just found. They have some really cool jewelry, and lots of weird stuff that's fun to look at. I'm obsessed with the Gnome Spa purse and tons of their uber-cool earrings. Plus, they have reasonable prices and a 15% off sale for Administrative Professionals Week. Awesome. So, go check it out.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

A Sock and a Meme

I finished the first Thuja Sock:

I tried to make to picture look like the one from, well, just because I wanted to. Anyway, I hope it fits. I have no yet casted on for the second, but I will tomorrow, I swear. I got barely ANY reading done this weekend, so I'm gonna be behind in the schedule i worked up, but It's all good, I can pull it off. And now for the Meme:

I've seen this at Julia's and Lani's blog, and have meant to do it for a while. So " Go ahead and get a piece of paper, then write the sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.” Sign it with your first name or your handle (not your signature) and take a picture. Then post this and your picture on your blog!" I have horrible writing, lol. Have a nice night, everyone!

Bad News and Good News

The Prom Dress:

The Bad News: I'm worried it's not fancy enough. I really love it and it took Hours to pick one out, but It's slightly casual for prom. I don't know. I think if we get some really cute shoes and a pretty hair-do, we might be Ok.

I'm still workin on the Boyfriend Socks, he saw them yesterday and said he liked them, so That's good news.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Yay! It's Friday!! Tomorrow I'm going shopping to pick out my Prom Dress! Woo-hoo! I'm way excited! Anyway, here's my big Discovery of the week. Yesterday, I discovered I can knit and read at the same time. I dont think I could knit, say, a sweater or something fancy while I read, but a sock works just fine. This is big news for me, because I have to read this Monster of a book by next friday for my English Class. But, If I knit while reading, I'm killing two birds with one stone (I really hate that saying). So here's what I'm knitting while reading:

Thuja socks for my boyfriend. He wanted green, and I wanted to make them at a larger guage, so I think this works out well. I'm lovin this pattern, too. I gotta say, for me, this Plymouth Encore is the New Wool-ease. It's softer, it's got beutiful stitch definition, it might cost a couple dollars more, but I love it.

Also, I whipped this up last night real quick:

I got this really cute new purse last weekend (Mine's bright green!), and I use it everywhere, School, shopping, wherever. But, It doesn't have a pocket for my iPod, And so it justs sits in there with all my pens and stray DPNs, and I'm always worried it will gat scratched, so there you go. Now it's protected.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

New Yarn and a Tuesday Music Listen

Lani has Friday Music Listens every once and a while, And I always meant to post one some day, and since I'm posting right now and listenin to music, How about a Tuesday Music Listen? The Idea is to post 10 mentionable songs. How about just songs I'm obsessed with right now? Ok, here we go:

  • "Beep" by The Pussycat Dolls
  • "Juliet" by Army of Freshmen (My most Favorite band ever, local from right around here. They really rock, I saw them in concert last year in a real intimate venue. I met the lead singer Chris. He was the nicest guy Ever! Anyway, Juliet is their new single. I put the video down at the bottom of my page, you should check it out, I love it!!)
  • "Have I Told You Lately" by Rod Stewart
  • "Juicebox" by The Strokes
  • "Bucky Done Gun" by M.I.A.
  • "The Fallen" by Franz Ferdinand
  • "Misery" by Green Day
  • "Rollover DJ" by JET
  • "Whats Left of The Flag" by Flogging Molly
  • "Hundred Days" by From Satellite (another Local-ish Band)

    And Mom picked up yarn today for my Boyfriend's Socks:

    I think they are going to be a lot like Ben's Socks, but Green. Good thing my Boyfriend has smaller feet than Ben does!!
  • Sunday, April 16, 2006

    Free Pattern: Headbangers!!

    I made a Knit and Crochet version, for all you crafty people. I love these things. Hope you do to. Check out the pattern HERE.

    Saturday, April 15, 2006

    My Productive Weekend

    I had Friday off of school this week, and I got so much done this weekend, it's not even funny.

    1. I knit a Dinosaur, (Yarn; Cascade 220, Needles; Size 5)

    2. I cleaned my room (Biggest accomplishment of all, you can't imagine how messy it was. Seriously). Oh yeah. I had to switch beds with my little sister. We share a room and now i'm stuck up in the little crappy top Bunk. I miss my big bed.

    3. Washed all my Laundry and put it away into my newly cleaned closet.

    4. Dyed Easter Eggs:

    5. Made JELLO Eggs for tomorrow:

    6. Vacumed the whole house:

    7. And Made it to Movie Night at a friend's house. Good time.

    Lets see, did I forget anything? Happy Easter to all, God bless.

    PS: Here's another shot of my cute dinosaur, Ms. Stegs, if your interested.

    Tuesday, April 11, 2006

    Quickie Post

    I accually finished the back of the Gatsby Pullover a couple days ago, but I just got around to posting about it. I had to doctor the photo to get accurate color, but anyway, So far so good, I like the black, and the yarn is practically perfect for a sweater, washable and soft enough, I think it will drape well, too. Any way, I have yet to cast on for the front, I've been workin on a scarf made out of some Baby Alpaca Grande from my stash, using This Pattern, You can't really see from the picture what it looks like, but it kinda reminds me of this one Wendy just made. Anyway, it's super soft and I like it. I think the thing will shed more than both my cats put together, and when I'm working on it I keep getting fuzzies tickling my nose, but it's worth it, I think. Picture of that one soon.

    Saturday, April 08, 2006

    Just Me

    This all started when I read April's post about being comfortable in her own skin, and I really like what she wrote. I was thinking about how old you have to get until you are completely comfortable with yourself, regardless of what everyone else likes, or what they think of you. I mean, I just turned 18, and I am pretty much entirely happy with who I am. There are little things, I could be skinnier, but that's for my benefit, not because everybody in magazines and whatnot tell you that that's attractive, but that would be entirely for my own benefit, to make me happy, no one else. A couple years ago, I really kind of couldn't say the same, that I wasn't comfortable in my own skin, but that was then. I really like myself, I really like being me. That's kinda like, my whole perspective for... everything. Just, being me and loving life because of it. I wrote an article about this and submitted it to the spring Knitty, I kinda tied it in with the whole knitting aspect, so if they don't accept it, I'll post it here. But, anyway, here's a big Thank You to April for writing about this. That up there is me knitting in motion, usually my normal state while knitting, although those Jeans might be replaced with Pajama pants or something, but basically, that's me.

    What am I knitting, you ask? I had the urge to knit a sweater really bad this morning, so we hit the LYS, like we do almost every weekend, and I spend my voucher on enough Encore Chunky to make this Gatsby Pullover from the Spring 2003 Interweave Knits:

    The color I bought is black, I like black, I wear a lot of black, so this will just be a sweater I can be comfortable in. I really like this design. I have for a while, and have wanted to make it for a long while.

    And I sign off with some more shots of me just being me;
    First, the "I'm so nerdy" Pic:

    And the "Musician" Pic:
    And that's it.

    Friday, April 07, 2006

    I have a problem!

    My LYS has this frequent-buyer program, and so whenever you spend, it think it's $275, you get a $25 dollar voucher. I didn't start my account there very long ago, maybe 5 or 6 months ago, and look what was waiting for me when I got home from school! When I think about it, $275 is a lot of money! Of course, I think that 80 something dollars I spent there last week helped. I was just wishing that I had more money to go buy some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran for another Branching Out after I finish this one. I'm hooked on this patter, it's really fun and easy. My next time, it will be a solid color.
    I'm up to about 22-23 inches. I plan to finish it by the end of this weekend. Maybe.

    Wednesday, April 05, 2006

    I'm Sore... and Tired.

    Heres a shot of Branching Out.

    I'm not too far along, I havent really worked on it since Monday, But at least I haven't given up yet. I'm not too thrilled about the veregation, you can't see the pattern as great as you could with a solid yarn, but I still like it, and I'm still goin for it.

    I had a good time at the concert. Fall Out Boy was awesome, lots of fun, floor tickets are just plain scary, I'm still sore from that whole Moshpit incident. The other bands there where The Hush Sound, From First to Last, Hawthorne Heights, and All American Rejects. Good Times.

    And One last thing.

    What's that I see on the bookshelf in the office? Why, my new swift, of course. A birthday present from a generous good buddy of mine. Thanks!

    Monday, April 03, 2006

    Fantasticness All Around

    I found a use for that fabulous Lorna's Laces Shepherd's Worsted I bought, meet the very beginings of a "Branching Out" Scarf. My first official lace project. I've never really knit anything Lacey, and It's soo fun! You have to pay attention, but not too much as you can't watch TV while doing it, which is good. I love this yarn soo much, so soft. I couldn't wait to get home from school so I could work on it.

    In other fantastic News, I am going to see Fall Out Boy tomorrow night!!! I'm so excited, these guys are soo cool and energetic. I love their music, so it should be a really great concert.

    "I'm two quarters and a heart down
    And I don't want to forget how your voice sounds
    These words are all I have so I'll write them
    So you need them just to get by"

    Sunday, April 02, 2006

    Birthday Goodies

    Thanks to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday, I apreciate it!! Ok, look what all I got yesterday. My bea-ut-iful new guitar, I lurve it so much. And I went yarn shopping, in case you can't tell. The highlights of my new stash are thus:
    Clockwise from top left: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in "Pinstripe", Spunky Eclectic in "Water Nymph" (mom gave it to me), Baby Alpaca Grande (the absolute softest yarn i've ever EVER felt), Mountain Colors New 3-ply wool in "Juniper", and Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted in "IceHouse".

    You gotta love birthday money and a trip to the Local Yarn Store.