Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Mars Attacks!

Is there life in Outer Space??? Do you believe??? (Well what do think happened to Elvis?) We sent out the first signal using Koigu #843D. This was a good start for establishing communication, because these socks could definitely be seen from Outer Space.
Strange creatures started to invade No Knit Sherlock! Creepy noises were heard late at night and there was electricity in the air. We gathered our courage and waited for a sign.
Wondering if the brilliant light beam cast from Jakey's socks may not be enough, I tried making contact with this ancient wooden tool. This device is sure to work as it could not have been made by human hands. You must have inter-galactic powers to operate it.
Our signal was received. The first invader came by way of my computer. He is very shy, and I consider myself lucky to have actually captured this image on film. Most of the time he just hangs around the monitor. Sometimes he jams the frequency and the system locks up. Other than that he pretty much keeps to himself.
Then this little guy came along. He's harmless as well, with the exception of his all fiber, all the time diet. I am forced to knit up my stash, just to keep him from devouring it all. He looks a little too comfortable in my Lisa Souza LimeNViolet sock yarn. Better knit those up quick for Alex before ET gets any ideas. Does he look hungry to you?

He's also very athletic by the way. See here, he came with his own rowing machine. Just because you are visiting other planets is no excuse to skip your daily work out. This tiny alien is very health conscious, in case you were wondering. (high fiber diet and all) Oh No!
Those sneaky martians have taken over Jake & Christian. I am powerless to resist. Will I be next??????
It's all a lie! They do not come in Peace.
Houston...We have a problem.

Jakes socks knit with: One skein of Koigu, Color #843D, Size 2 circular, Magic Loop Method, Basic Toe-Up Pattern.
On the needles May 25th
Off the needles May 27th
Alex's socks knit with: Lisa Souza "Sock", Lime N Violet colorway, size 1 circular, Magic Loop Method, Basic Toe-Up Pattern.
On the needles May 30th
Off the needles ???

Friday, May 25, 2007

Red Rover, Red Rover.

My drop spindle kit came today. I must be losing my mind, because I have come to the ridiculous conclusion I can teach myself to spin....with this.
But how could I resist?????

Just look how beautiful it is. The luscious roving was enough to send me swooning. I have to at least try. Right?
Ummmm....Here's what I'm thinking. Go to YouTube and find a video of someone who knows what they are doing. Cause here's the thing.... I haven't a clue.

I hope there will be much improvement this weekend. Are there motivational video's for Spinners????
*** YOU CAN DO IT *** positive thinking is half the battle and the other is patience and a tall stiff drink! May the mighty Spinning Gods have mercy on my soul.
Great Weekend all!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Randy Randomness

** I knit on my DSL Tank while watching this on Saturday. It was creepy and dark - I loved it. So, here goes the "7 Random Things Meme" that is circulating through the blogosphere. I was tagged by nickerjac & knittiana!.
I don't know if I will actually blog 7 things, but I'll give it a shot. (exactly how random can you be if you are trying to be random????) Anyway, here you go......................................

#1) I never wear lipstick.


The King Lives! ** to hold my circular needles anyway ** Thanks to my SP10 Pal. You are definitely feeding my 'All Elvis, All the time' obsession....AND.....Thank you Kate for the gorgeous orange offspring of your fabulous Clapotis! Love it, love it. You are such a sweetheart. Knitting friends are the BEST!

#2) I was a champion Irish dancer till the age of 15 when I decided it was embarrassing & quit. ( 10 years later...Riverdance ) What's the old saying? "Hindsight is 20/20." Yep, that ship has sailed.
#3) I am a native Southern Californian and have never been blonde or owned a convertible.
More stash enhancement........oooooooohhhhhh..........Koiguuuuuuuuu.
#4) I planted a lime tree in my backyard 5 years ago with the sole purpose of always have fresh limes for my beer. Now having more limes than one person (beer drinking or not) could possibly need....I can bake the best damn Key Lime pie you've ever tasted.

Well that about does it. If anyone reads this and wants to do it, "TAG!" Just say I tagged you & knock yourself out.

Hey, check out the pic above. That's DSL's wrong side. Kinda digging the way it looks. I'm thinking maybe I'll flip her inside out. Whatcha think?

Friday, May 11, 2007

Yo Mama!

The weekend is HERE! Happy Mother's Day to all the Mommy's out there in the great big blogosphere. I hope everyone has a wonderful day with family & friends. I am participating in the Revlon 5K tomorrow. This is my 8th year attending and although always very emotional it is soooooo worth it. Please continue to pray & support all the brave woman battling cancer. I remain optimistic they will find a cure & more preventative medicines.

Now in knitting news. My progress on DSL Tank from Fitted Knits. I have modified the pattern by working in the round. So far so good. I don't anticipate too many problems splitting for the underarms and neckline. Fingers crossed I can figure it out! That gorgeous yarn is Cascades pima tencel in teal. Ummmmm, another Chevron in the works. Socks that Rock in Thistle & Lemongrass. Makes me think of lemonade w/berries.
A little Chevron wave action. Looks soooo different from the Koigu..(which I prefer btw) But I still am enjoying it. Lemony Berry deliciousness.

My totally rock'in new tote. This was hand sewn by my friend Heidi. (Who incidentally is whipping these bad boys up & selling them at our LYS) She knows how much I love Dia De Los Muertos art. Looks like I've got myself a new Knitt'en bag! That's her baby Lily. She is her spokes dog. You can see more bags here. Awwwww, such a mug.

Now you may have noticed this lovely in the first pic. I have been lusting after this dress form forever. My dear friend Tammy got me this for my birthday. Isn't she fantastic??? Love it, love it, love it! I have the best friends. (even if they aren't knitters, they're still pretty cool..dontcha think?) That's about it for now. Have a great weekend all and be good to your Mothers.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Thermal.....O-F-F the needles!

Out of the frog pond, off the needles and now, (regretfully) packed away until winter. This baby took me 2 months to complete! But the Bitch is done & I'm damn happy about that! Close up button detail. I found these fab (very 'tigers eye') beauties @ Joann's. I love'um.
Here's to hoping for a cold snap..(yeah right!) Bye, bye Thermal. We have had a tumultuous relationship. I successfully managed miles & miles of waffle stitch on size 3 needles. (and by "managed" I mean "forced") Cursing your very existence every step of the way. But in the end I came to Love you. Yes, I'll say it.....I "heart" Thermal.
**In my delirious, euphoric state, I am actually considering knitting a second one of these.....Hello Crazy.

Pattern Thermal from

Yarn Gloss from KnitPicks in Pumpkin

Needles Addi Turbo's size 3

Began March 3, 2007

Completed May 2, 2007 R.I.P.