Thursday, August 31, 2006

Holey Guacamole!

Stuck in My Head: Pool Party by The Aquabats

So, I brought my scarf to school today for knitting. I can't begin to tell you how much I love this scarf. There's just something to satisfying to knit it, it's thick and substantial and warm and squishy and pretty. I love it. I love it. I love it. I snapped a picture with my Camera Phone of it in my lap on the bus with my iPod. If you can't tell, It says "7 Minutes in Heaven (Atavan Halen)"- Fall Out Boy.

(ignore my finger in the picture)
I was knitting it during my break today and this kinda cute dude told me that It was really pretty, and that he had knit a scarf once, but It wasn't as nice as mine was. Then this other girl told me it was really cute. Cool.

I told mom about a conversation I had with a curious person, Mom said it was blog-worthy, so:
Curious Lady: "Is that hard?"
Me: "Not really. Not once you get used to it."
Curious Lady: "Oh. I've done that, but with, like, 1 stick."
Me: *Pause, thinking: Oh. I think she means crochet.* "Yeah"
Curious Lady: "It's a good stress-reliever."

Then she walked away... Reminded me of one time when I was knitting around my friends and one asked what I was doing, and I said Knitting, and she asked me "Isn't that a Grandma Sport?" Bahahahaha, I laughed so hard. I've blogged about that before, but it still makes me laugh.

I got 8" done today. This will be my proudest FO ever when it's done.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

I'll keep people watching, watching me now, Finding my way back to you.

I got a lot of work done today on my Sock Swap socks. I have an hour break in between classes on Tuesdaays and Thursdays, so I sit and knit at the Snack-Shack thingie on campus. There are some benches and picnic tables, and they play music (crazy metal-band music, not my kinda thing, but whatever). So, I sit there and knit and people-watch for an hour. I got about 2 inches done on the foot of the sock. I hope to finish them tonight, if I knit-knit-knit, it might happen. I have no Idea why they are taking so long.

I haven't had a picture to post about, because I can't show my socks, and thats my main project right now. I'll keep my eyes open tomorrow for a good picture to post about.

PS: Bonus point for anyone who knows what song the Title from my post is from.

Edited at 8:12 to Add: I finished the socks! Woo hoo! I'm bringing my Irish Hiking Scarf to school tomorrow!

Friday, August 25, 2006

Don't Say It

I had my first person ask me what I was knitting today at school.

Chick Sitting Next to Me: "What are you making?"
Me: "Socks"
Chick Sitting Next to Me: "Ah."

And that was it. And I started a sweater today. I know, I know, I have a bad history with sweaters. Don't say it, I know. But I started a Tonto Basic, but without the ugly matching scarf and not made out of that ugly yarn.

And now I have to go, it's family time.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Ok, I'm done.

I finally decided that I like my template like this. The thing is, you can customize forever, and it will always be different. Crazy. I like the colors and new font (any Green Day fans out there? Recognize the font?). Um... No knitting content today. I started another bear, this one's a boy. I'll post when he's done.

As you can see, I've re-done my page, because it's so fun to do. But, I don't know if this one's a keeper. It's kinda boring. Neat, but boring.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Self Portrait Tuesday

I keep forgetting about Self Portrait Tuesday. I just realized that was today about 5 minutes ago, so I grapped my camera phone and snapped this beauty:
And now I'm going to bed.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Hey Guys, thanks for all the nice comments wishing me luck at College. It wasn't stressful or scary, I think I did just fine. The annoying thing is, that I think I spend more time get to and from school than actually being in class. That's what happens when you take the bus, I guess. The Highlights of my first day?

-The bus taking me to school was late, in turn making me late for my first class. I had to stand in the doorway the whole class because there was no seats. Argh.

-The crazy lady sitting in front of me on the bus was yelling at her reflection in the window. I didn't take out my knitting, I was afraid she would think I was gonna stab her or something. Scary. Kinda funny, too, but I didn't think it was wise to laugh at her either.

Mom is picking me up after classes tomorrow so we can buy my books, plus I'm going to the fabric store to pick up something that I guarantee will make you guys laugh. You'll see.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Just stuff i've been planning to post about.

I made this cute little bear for the Mother Bear Project. I'm going to knit more, they're easy. I encourage you guys to make bears, too, if you have the time.

Also, I found my next Big Knit. I really want a Deep V Argyle Vest. Challenging. But, I think I can handle it. I want to use Telemark by Knit Picks. It's cheap, and it looks pretty nice. It says:

"Available in bright, bold colors as well as the natural neutrals,
you will find no limits in the traditional and contemporary
colorwork designs you can create."

Perfect! Argh, I start College tomorrow. Just Community College, but still, College is College. I'm not nervous so much right now, but I think tomorrow I will be. Wish me luck.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

So, I started spinning that Roving the Heather hand-dyed just for me, and I think it's turning out pretty well. I'm thinking about leaving it Single Ply Sport-weight to make mittens or gloves. I haven't been spinning a WHOLE lot, becuase I'm kinda holding out for a spinning Wheel. I really want one, but I can't find one. I placed a bid on ebay for one, but I lost. Then I figured out that I could rent one from the local Spinning and Weaving guild, but apparently they are only for "experienced" spinners. So, my quest for a cheap, used spinning wheel continues.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

New Free pattern: The Inside-Out Hat

I have a new Free Pattern, go check it out on my Patterns Page. It's kinda weird, but I thought I'd put it out there anyway.

I have another design floating around in my head that I'm going to get started on after my Sock Swap socks are done. For some reason the second one is taking me forever.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

FO: "Everyone's doing it" Shrug

Yes, I promised an FO post, but you didn't think I meant my scarf, did I? Silly you.

This pic was kinda hard to take: heehee

Pattern: "Everyone's Doing It" shrug (Picture)
Needles: US Size 10.5 straight
Yarn: Encore Chunky

Just a quick little knit, more comfy that the OSW, but not as cool. I like it. I wore it to the college today (I had to go see my counselor). School starts Monday! Argh.

I'm working on a new Free Pattern right now, too. Then it's back to my Swap Socks, then when I finish those, back to my scarf.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Sorry to do this to you.

Another Meme, I have an FO blog in the works, I just have to finish up one thing.

1. First Name? Kaitlin
2. Were you named after anyone? No.
3. Last time you cried? I Can't remember.
4. Do you like your handwriting? Yup
5. What is your favorite lunch meat? Bologna
6. Do you have kids? No, I'm only 18. No kids for a long time.
7. Would you be friends with you if you were someone else? I really don't know. I am opinionated, but I guess I would be on the same side as myself, so probably yes.
8. Do you keep a journal? No.
9. Do you tend toward sarcasm? No, not at all! (heh heh, sarcasm.)
10. Do you still have your tonsils? Yes.
11. Would you bungee jump? Heck, no! I'm a chicken.
12. What’s your favorite cereal? Cherrios with Banana slices.
13. Do you untie your shoes before you take them off? Um, I usually wear Birkinstocks, I haven't worn my Chucks in a long time, but I have to untie them to get them off.
14. Are you strong? Uh, Somewhat, I guess.
15. What is your favorite ice cream? Ben and Jerry's Phish Food
16. Shoe size? 9 or a 9.5
17. What do you like least about yourself? Hmm... thats hard, I'm pretty Lazy. But I get what I need to done.
18. Who do you miss the most? Um... I don't know. I've never lost anyone close to me.
19. Do you want this sent back to you? Well, this is on my blog not in the email.
20. What color pants and shoes are you wearing right now? No shoes, army-green Bermuda Shorts.
21. Last thing you ate? A grape.
22. What are you listening to right now? The clock and the News on TV.
23. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Yellow, because its a Happy color.
24. Favorite smell? Baked Potatoes (thats what I can smell right now. Mmmm.)
25. Last person you talked to on the phone? Uh... Elyse.
26. First thing you notice about someone of the opposite sex? Eyes. And shoulders.
27. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Of course, I snagged it from my Sock Partner!
28. Favorite drink? Lemonade.
29. Favorite sport? To watch? Football.
30. Eye color? Greenish Grayish Blueish
31. Hat size? Uh... adult?
32. Do you wear contacts? No.
33. Favorite food? Potatoes in any form, and anything covered in Tomato Sauce.
34. Scary movie or happy ending? Scary movies
35. Last movie you saw at a movie theater? Talladega Nights, The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. In my opinion, Bad Movie. Kinda funny, Pretty Boring.
36. What color shirt are you wearing? Green.
37. Summer or winter? Winter.
38. Hugs or kisses? Hugs.
39. Favorite dessert? Bread Pudding with Chocolate Chips.
40. Who is most likely to respond? Someone as bored as me.
41. Least likely to respond? Most everyone in blogland.
42. What books are you reading? Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie (For the millionth time).
43. What’s on your mousepad? Sponge Bob.
44. What did you watch on TV last night? Oh Jeez... The season Finale of The Simple Life (thats embarassing.)
45. Favorite sounds? Music. Army of Freshmen's New CD!
46. Rolling Stones or Beatles? Beatles.
47. The furthest you’ve been from home? Minneapolis
48. What’s your special talent? My mom says "Always being Happy" and "Multi-Crafty"
49. Where were you born? Ventura, CA
50. Who sent this to you? Stole it from Susie's Blog.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Cuz I'm sitting at home on a friday night with nothing better to do.

5 things in my refrigerator:
1. Mountain Dew
2. Diet Pepsi
3. Cookie Dough
4. A cantaloupe
5. Ranch Dressing

5 things in my closet:
1. Clothes
2. Books
3. My shoes
4. Yarn
5. Purses

5 things in my purse:
1. My Phone
2. Money (I don't use a wallet that often)
3. My "List" book (Some days there are just to many thingsI have to remember, so I make lists)
4. A pen
5. Chapstick

5 things in my car:
I don't have a car.

5 things on my desk:
1. Yarn
2. Knitting Needles
3. Magazines
4. A broken Stereo
5. CD's

5 People tagged:
Nah, no tagging. Do it if your bored, like me!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

I hate rude people.

You can read my mom's blog about the rudeness at the concert. I didn't care that I couldn't see because jerks where standing on their chairs right in front of us (regardless that they didn't even know any of the songs). I was upset that my little sister couldn't see, she was supposed to be seeing her favorite band! Well, we shifted around and we finally got to see what was going on. The band played well, and the lead singer is the hottest guy ever. Plus we had binoculars, so we could see well. I just hate rude people. I yelled at those stupid girls who knows how many times. Argh, I wanted to push them off their freakin' chairs! But we still had fun.
I got knitting done while waiting in line. I could hear some girls a couple feet away.
"You know, I judge people all the time. Like, 'She's a nerd' or 'She's ugly', but I say positive things, too. Like 'I like her shoes' and look at her, she's knitting a pretty scarf." Well, the shallow girl likes my scarf, yay for me...

My scarf enjoyed the opening band, too. I'm officially half way through, I started my second ball this morning.

Oh yeah, remember how I said the scarf was on hold? My gracious sock swap partner told me to knit the scarf. I still feel selfish, but I love this scarf.

Monday, August 07, 2006

I love you, but...

I love this scarf. I love the color, I love the yarn, I love the pattern. I just love to watch the cables form and seeing it get longer and longer. And It's going faster than I ever expected. Hmmm... I love it.

But, I have to stop knitting it for now. I feel like I'm cheating my Sock Swap partner. She's working on my socks and I havent knitted a stitch on the sock since I started this scarf. So, I'm going to finish the socks and then I can knit knit knit on my scarf. But that's okay, I love working on the socks too. But I shall miss you, scarf.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Doo be doo be doo

That, my friends, is the humble beginnings of an Irish Hiking scarf. I've been wanting to make one for a long time, I just haven't had any good yarn to make it out of. So at the yarn store today, I picked up two skeins of Cascade 220 (My Most Favorite Yarn Ever!) in some BRIGHT green color that I can only describe as Peter Pan colored. The picture is a little dark, but I'll try to get a more accurate colored picture next time. So far So good. I'm using size 9 needles rather than the 8's that the pattern calls for, so I think it will go a tad faster. And I learned to Cable without a Cable needle, which is the best thing in the world. Way Easy. So, for now, I'm not working on anything but this scarf and my sock pal socks, which are coming along slowly, but they look cool!

On Tuesday, the All American Rejects are playing a free concert at our County Fair, so I'm gonna check them out. I've already seen them, but it's free. I saw the B-52's at the fair a couple years ago, and a couple years before that, I saw Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is playing again this year at the fair, but I can't get anyone to go with me, so Alas! No BBVD :(

Oh well, I can handle it. I'm a happy person, it's not getting me down!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Inside my Knitting Bag

You can click on the picture to see it better. I saw this little Mini-Meme on Marion's Blog.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


Okey Dokey, I promised pictures of my new haircut, so here they are:

I Couldn't help myself;

And, best of all, it was cut by none other than Wendy! Thank you, Wendy!!! I'm going to the store today to look at haircolor. We decided that I needed some chunks of color. We'll see what I find.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Good Stuff

Lookie what my grandma hand-dyed for me to spin:

Silk Hankies and a Silk Cap. Aren't they purty?! Thanks, Grandma!! I can't wait to spin them up.

I got a new haircut, too! I love it! I'll style it up and have a photo shoot tomorrow.

Okay... I know I had something else to post about, I just can't remember what... Oh well. Until tomorrow. Adios!