Friday, November 2, 2007

New Tink Knit bag

Are the angels singing when YOU look at this bag or am I just insane? I love this. More than LOVE it. How many things can one person knit??? Where do you get the hardware from? The devil is in the details........

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Knitting Drama

So, at LAWoman's insistence, I am posting. I do not have pictures right now, but hopefully, will be able to post what's on the needles now at a later time.

This whole working and raising kids thing is getting in the way of my knitting and I have to say, it's pissing me off. I've been working on the same sweater from Fitted Knits (the lacy wrap sweater) for forever. In all fairness, I have frogged it twice (first time because it was the wrong yarn, second time because it was too small). I think I'm knitting it better than I did the first two times (praise the Lord!) but I have the attention span of a gnat and am looking to cast on for something new.

A Frienemy of mine is having a baby next month and I'm thinking about making her a blanket. Maybe the Log Cabin Moderne baby blanket from Mason-Dixon knitting? See, because she's a frienemy, though, I'm not so interested in spending beaucoup bucks on yarn for her. You feel me? I mean, I know it's a new life and blahbetyblahbetyblah, but the holidays are right around the corner and I do have people I have to knit for: my sister is having a baby (the way she is acting with complete bitchiness, I am sure it is a girl). I would spend money on good yarn for her. There are other friends, family members, etc. on whom I would drop some significant duckets, but a frienemy? Hell, should I just go buy a blanket? I mean, then I don't get the accolades at having made it, what?

What are your thoughts?

Saturday, September 22, 2007

I MUST make this

I will be the first to admit that I am a nerd. I also have a Wonder Woman fixation. I must have this. I must make this. Holy crap, I think my head is going to explode with the anticipation of this. You can see more pics and a tute here; This is why I love Craftster.....people are as creative, insane and obsessed as we are. This will be my next project. I promise you that.

Monday, September 17, 2007

On the needles now.......

I am knitting this now. Qutie an annoying knit as it is on size 4s and 5s and just knit knit knit, purl purl purl ad nauseum. What is motivating me is I am knitting this in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light in the most beautiful colbalt blue color. The fabric is knitting up beautifully. Cost under $70 bucks for the yarn too. Finished the back and one front panel, cast on for the other front (regretting I did not do both fronts at the same time. DOH!) Think I made a good decision knitting the 38.....I will get pics as soon as I get farther down the road.


Friday, August 17, 2007

Harry potter stuff

I am sure many of you with children in their lives have sought out the Harry Potter stuff you can knit. I would knit some of this crap if only to wad the sock (or whatever) up into a ball to shove into their screaming pie holes so I may get a minute's respite. Hey, this is why I have dogs.....

Surfing around many of these web sites, I found this scarf and I think it is just plain prettty. I have some cashmere I have been hoarding for just something like this. Looks fun to knit and cables are in this fall.... More pics and the pattern can be found here;

cables are in my friends.....

what do y'all think? Is it cashmere worthy?

Friday, August 10, 2007

Never Again

I think all involved are in agreement; no more margaritas EVER at our Sip and Stitch. That shit sneaks up on you.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

New Stitch Diva pattern

Ok, this is hot right? Makes me want to do something with this stupid hairpin lace loom I have. Any thoughts?? Frickin' Tilli Tomas yarn is $18 bucks a ball for the plain stuff
(need 6 for the smallest size) and $36 for the beaded stuff (need one.) Colors are outrageous;
I am loving the parchment. Ugh!

Thursday, July 26, 2007


I woke up in a splendiforous mood because we had our second Sip 'n Stitch last night at the Chimney Sweep. Whoo-hoo! Unlike the first one, which caused me to have a wicked hangover, I just woke up happy this morning. We had a great time: we knitted in a little dive bar (in and of itself hilarious because the men were utterly flummoxed that knitters could be as crazy, sexy, and cool as we are), we drank...but not too much, we talked (well, ok, we were screaming), we listened to music and sang along off-key (I see a Stitch 'n Sing karaoke night in our future). We were in our own little Camelot: a place where we saw the best in each other, believed the best about each other, and were our best selves.

And then I woke up and was reminded of my own reality: I am going through a divorce that is growing increasingly more acrid. My soon to be ex (we'll call him Bum for now) wrote some vicious, ugly things about me in documents that he's filed with the court. A stranger reading these papers would likely think that I am unreasonable, inflexible, and crazy. A stranger reading these papers would have no choice but to believe that I am bad. And when I first saw these papers, I have to say that I accepted all of that bad stuff. I folded in myself. I was not the big, confident, happy, creative woman I believed I was last night. I felt small and fragile. For a moment, I forgot the little Camelot we Sexy Stitchers created last night. Hell, for a moment, I forgot who and what I am. I felt trapped and alone.

But what last night taught me is that I'm not really alone. I love knitting because it brings together the most diverse group of women: each at a different point in her life; each with different baggage, hopes, and dreams. And for the time when we're together, it seems that anything is possible. We talked about using knitting to raise awareness of a multitude of charitable efforts, we solved each other's problems, and, when we couldn't do that, we vowed to get the person who was causing the problem. We ooohed and aahhed over each other's projects, and in doing so, affirmed each other's creativity and beauty. We talked about light things, we talked about heavy things. These women were happy to spend time with me and I with them because we are all valuable and worthy of the best life has to offer. I am so lucky to be a part of a group of women who accept each other for who each one is.

I wish that we could have stayed in that space for a lot longer than we did. It was nothing short of magical for me.

And we're some pretty kick-ass knitters, to boot.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

First Ever!

First Sip and Stitch ever. It is six pm and I am still hung over so I believe it is a success! Not (or knot) a lot of knitting going on but I will write that off to the excitement of our first event. We need to tweek the guest list a touch as I think the Racist should not be included in future meetings. Andrea will likely agree with me as "you know how those people are." (Very agreeable.) The Racist actually pulled a white, triangular shaped knitted item out of her bag and I remarked, "Look Andrea, she is knitting a hood!" Good times! I want to open this blog to anyone from the Sexy Stitchers, Naughty Knitters, Party Purl Gurls (what do we want to call ourselves??) What you need to do is sign up for a blogger identity and email that to me so I may add you as a contributor. Looks like the consensus would like to do this bi-monthly with the next meeting at Chimney Sweep in the Sherm on Wednesday the 25th. Invite boys, we like them. Muah! Kat