Thursday, July 10, 2008

blogger hates me.

and that's why I'm posting May in July....followed (hopefully sooner rather than later) by June in July and finally July in July. So here we go after spending an eternity waiting for photos to upload. From May.... The lace cafe curtains, originally meant for the bathroom window, found a new home on the back door. This new location will provide me with extra knitting, as I now need a top curtain to complete the ensemble. Lucky me.
For those of you on Ravelry - check out the "Testing Pool" group. I test knit this cute 'Flower Top Tam' for NeedlenHook. It's a great place to get your hands on some really cool patterns from up and coming designers.
Crocheted this for Jakey from Creepy Cute Crochet...emphasis on the 'creepy'. It was late and I was tired, so this poor little guy got overstuffed and has the look of constant panic as a result.
KnitWhits kit for the Ella Crocheted Scarf was my airplane knitting for the Memphis trip. Let me just say that I Love, yes that's a capital L, LoVe this scarf. I've had this kit for a couple of years and finally got around to making it. This is by far one of favorites yet. LOVE IT!
I can't wait to wear this. It turned out so pretty.
Remember this sexy little number??? The bride was thrilled, a little embarrassed, but very appreciative of my foray into knitted lingerie. I don't believe "something blue" actually made it to the wedding ceremony.......but I'm sure made an appearance on the Honeymoon!
I was also busy making garters for the entire wedding party.....35 in all...Here's a pic of two of the designs. I made 5 different styles.

I'm going to Graceland, Graceland, Memphis Tennessee...I'm going to Graceland ~Paul Simon
In the lobby were you buy the tour tickets. Awesome. *** I would like to point out that I am very into kitschy Elvis. Memphis and more specifically Graceland does not share this sentiment. There is not a single item, photo, XXXL jumpsuit to be found of bloated, drug addicted, can't remember the lyrics, karate kicking, sweaty, last days on earth Elvis. Disappointing, but young, toned, sexy Elvis made up for the lack of bloated, slurring, old Elvis....sort of.

I'm not going to bore you with the bazillion photos I took, mostly because it's exactly a billion (I counted) and because they didn't permit a flash, so the quality isn't that are a few to wet yer whistle. The above photo is the racquetball court that was converted into a shrine of jumpsuits, gold records and all things Elvis. It was something to behold, I mean a girl can only hold it together for so long in the presence of all that polyester and rhinestones. I'm only human.

These next three shots are from an exhibit set up across the street from Graceland. It was so dark inside and again, flash was prohibited so I did my best. This my friends was the cherry on top. All the jumpsuits Elvis wore were hand made....meaning HAND STITCHED! Seriously, the craftsmanship was amazing. Let's face it, Love them or Hate them these costumes are works of art. I can't even begin to imagine the man hours that went into each suit. Crazy!

The dragon was my favorite, but I bet everyone recognizes the famous "Eagle" below.
This is some super cool memorabilia from the Sun Records studio tour.

Also from Sun Records in the office before you entered the actual recording studio.
I guess that's enough Elvis for now. Too much causes eyes to cross and lips to pout.

If you're still with me, I've got a couple more May knits to share. These are my Mc Circle socks knit with 'Seriously' from sKNITches.
This is a fantastic pattern for self-stripping yarn. Just look at that texture!!!
Finally, to end this ridiculously long post are a couple of crocheted flower hot pads I made for Jake's 2nd grade teacher. Mrs. "C" is working on her yellow retro kitchen this summer, so I thought these would fit in perfect.
I have linked quite a few things to Ravelry. If anyone isn't on Ravelry and wants info on any of the items posted here, just leave me a comment and I'd be happy to give you a direct link elsewhere.
*** I would also like to apologize for my lazy blogging. I blame Ravelry. I'm on Ravelry just about every day, so please "friend" me or 'pm' me there. I love seeing what everyone else is working on and Ravelry is a one-stop shop. My user name is NoKnitSherlock.


Team Knit said...

I love that lace cafe curtain! I've been thinking of doing something similar for my home, too. There are a tonne of gorgeous projects in this post- wow!

- Julie

Jess said...

I have been keeping track of your ravelry, but its good to see a blog post! Those jumpsuits are incredible. I have new respect for Elvis.

jackie said...

glad you had fun in memphis. the fo's are amazing. love the circle socks. and the lace curtain. and it is easy to get sucked into ravelry! good to see your post though!

Robin said...

Those socks are really cool! I love that pattern. Cute pic of your son with Elvis figurine!

Bashirs Momma said...

SQUEEEE! I have been waiting for the Graceland photos! YES! I love the dragon, too. Of course, if Elvis wore that little knitted thong...


Saw this and thought of you.

Anonymous said...

want the Elvis action figure!!! You should look up "fat elvis" on fb. He is not so dead, and very funny. - pugger