Sunday, May 28, 2006

When will it happen??

Ok, seriously, how can doctors be so strange? I'm 36 weeks along, in LABOR, and the doctor decides to give me a shot to stop it because the baby isn't term yet. While this is going on, in the bed next to me the lady is being induced at 35 weeks, and is a paitent of the same doctor. Neither of our babies are in distress, but she gets to have it over and I don't.

Sorry, just ranting, and I have bored to death everyone here in the house, so welcome to the bitch fest here on CCCC.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Proof I'm nuts

Here's proof I'm nuts. I'm carding soy silk and merino wool together using cat slicker brushes. Yep, those little tiny things. And this isn't small amounts either, we're talking 8 oz of EACH!. I figure it's something to do between knitting bouts, since I can only work a few rounds at a time on the shawl of death, hence refered to as the SOD. Still in the 576 section, about 12 rows now. It can go up to 96, but I don't think I'll need to go that far. 6 rows makes an inch on each side, and the edging I'm going to use will add some width as well. I'm thinking about overdying it to a more verigated color, but not sure yet. depends on how it looks when blocked with the edging.

Oh well, time to start getting ready to go see the nice doctor lady, where we get to talk about too dreaded words. C-section and induction. As a perk I'll get to see the baby in an ultrasound, and it means he might come out sooner, but I'd rather he be ready.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

I'm knitting again, got out of the little "no knit" funk. Had to frog all the way back to the beginning of the 576 stitch section. I didn't like the way that the pattern was coming along so I thought to myself "oh well, I have all this time, let's change it again". 16 rows, but that's knitting for ya. Sooner or later I'll take some pictures of it as it is now. Here's some from way back.

I crocheted the center of it, cause I HATE using DP needles and didn't like the ladder effect I was getting from the magic loop trick. I dyed the yarn myself, using KnitPicks Paint Your Own in the laceweight. I like it a lot, very nice soft yarn, and the color is a sort of robin egg/wode blue with ever so slight color changes.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Just so I don't lose it

My mind that is, until I can find out how to add this to my links, check out Stitchy McYarnpant's blog. Super funny and my kind of person. No idea who she is, but still.

On the knitting front, I HAVE to take a break from the Mystery Pi KAL, cause I'm going batty. As proof I've started to crochet an umbrella top in a lace pattern. I think I'll be back to knitting soon. Also sewing a ton of clothes for my mum and making her and my great-gran drop spindles (and painting the roving for them to learn to spin with too).

6 weeks and change until the due date. Any ideas when it'll come out?

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Well, I have to post this for a secret pal thingie I'm in, so in case anyone else out there cares. :)

1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like? I like wool, cotton and silk. There's no fiber I don't like, but I have met them all yet.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in? For my interchanagable ones, the case they came in, the rest go in a shoebox in their little bags. Hooks are in their case, and a few M&M mini tubes. They fit perfectly in the jumbo ones if they are steel.

3. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced? Knitting for about 10 years, consider myself, and considered by others as advanced. Just started lace knitting.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list? Nope, too dangerous.

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.) None really, allergic to perfumes.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy? CHOCOLATE

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin? Crochet, spinning (drop spindle for now, getting a wheel), needle tatting, beadwork, sewing costumes (think ren faire).

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD) Anything but rap and gospel. 'Puter can do it, so can a CD player and my MP3 player. Country and classic rock is my favorite.

9. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand? Blues and greens are good, so are russet type reds. Please, no pinks or baby blues. After 7 months being preggers I can't stand either color.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets? Married, kid on the way. Living with family until we can get a place of our own. Cats in the house, but not mine.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos? If it's cold enough I will, and lacey scarves and ponchos year round. They're pretty. :)

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit? Shawls, scarves in interesting patterns, lace, baby stuff. I haven't tried a doily yet, but might do that next

13. What are you knitting right now? A mystery Pi shawl (see farther down for more info) as a Mother's Day Present for my new MIL (more likely to get it for when the kid is born in June), both in lace weight wool yarn.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts? Like nothing better

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic? Circular, since I lose straight needles. All I have now are aluminum needles and the pair of plastic 13's I learned to knit on. Gotta take what I can get out here.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift? That's what I use my mother for, she loves to ball yarn. Sucker

17. How did you learn to knit? A sub-teacher taught me one day in High School. Best thing I ever learned.

18. How old is your oldest UFO? I try to finish everything when I can, or I'll discover I no longer want to make it and fron for something new. So really, no UFO's hovering around.

19. What is your favorite holiday? Halloween, for the candy and the joy of trying to force my niece in the costume she's been wanting to wear for 3 weeks and now can't stand the sight of.

20. Is there anything that you collect? Rubber duckies of all shapes/sizes, weird looking stuffed animals, books, yarn, patterns.

21. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have? Some of the patterns from, Addi Turbos (can't find them at a LYS and hate buying online)

22. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn? Can't think of any, always learning

23. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements? Not that crazy yet, give me time. Thinking about trying that next.'s foot sized, what more can I say. I wear a size 7 womans shoe if that helps, and wear the socks that fit a size 4-8 (I think that's what the last bag I got said)

24. When is your birthday? (mm/dd) October 6th