Friday, July 27, 2007


FO: Book 7
Start: 7/25/07 5:00pm
End: 7/27/07 12:30am

It took about 13 hours for me to read it cover to cover. I liked it. The end didn't make me want to throw things, so I'm happy.

Eventually, I want to go back and read all 7 in a row but not for a while - I'm a little HP'ed out.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The goal

My goal for the rest of the week is to finish the first tofutsies sock.

I've finished the first Jaywalker and the first Lorelei sock, so as soon as I finish the first footie, I can start on some second socks. And once I've finished all three pairs of socks, I can start some new stuff. I really want to start some new stuff. Stuff like Branching Out, Adamas, the Perfect Sweater, christmas stockings, hats, more socks.

Friday, July 20, 2007

The Sorting Hat says ...

The sorting hat says that I belong in Hufflepuff!

Said Hufflepuff, "I'll teach the lot, and treat them just the same."

Hufflepuff students are friendly, fair-minded, modest, and hard-working. A well-known member was Cedric Digory, who represented Hogwarts in the most recent Triwizard Tournament.


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FO Friday: Cozy

After nine months, I finally finished Cozy. It almost feels weird not to have it sitting in my knitting basket waiting for me to work on it. I really enjoyed knitting this. I used 8 balls of KnitPicks Andean Silk and it's about 63 inches long, which as you can see is long enough to wrap around me and Lorelei.
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Summer of Socks Update

We're almost a month into the Summer of Socks, so let's see what I've done.

Finished Socks - 0
Socks in Progress - 3
I tried a couple of new cast on techniques on DPNs. Those didn't work out too well. But then I tried Judy's Magic Cast On with 2 circulars (I tried it with DPNs too but that didn't work for me). I LOVE it. And I'm really liking knitting with 2 circs. I'm also about to try a new short row heel. So, not many (or any) finished socks but lots of learning.
  • Jaywalkers - I'm almost to the toe (cuff-down) of the first sock. These have been pushed aside for more exciting projects lately, but I still love them. The beachy colorway is so pretty.
  • Tofutsies footies - I recently bought some Tofutsies (because a friend was curious about it and that's the kind of friend I am). The yarn feels lighter and cooler than most of the sock yarn that I have used, so I'm making some ankle socks. I'm doing these toe-up on 2 circulars and I'm almost to the heel on the first one.
  • Lorelei socks - Lorelei has been asking me to knit her some purple socks, so I've started. I've only spent a couple minutes working on these so far (usually when she bugs me) so I'm almost finished with cuff (cuff-down) on the first one. I'm sure if I sat down for a couple of hours that I could finish these up quickly. Maybe this weekend (yeah, right!).

I just finished up a big knitting project (pictures soon), so I should be able to finish up at least a couple single socks in the next week or two.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Lorelei Says the Darndest Things (LSTDT) #1

Lorelei's Dad has to work late tonight, so I let Lorelei help choose dinner as we were driving home.

Me: Do you want pizza or chicken nuggets for dinner tonight?
L: Ummm, how about cookies?
Me: No. Pizza or chicken nuggets?
L: Roni pizza.
Me: (huh?) You want macaroni and cheese?
L: No. Roni pizza.
Me: (finally getting it) OH - pepperoni pizza.

Later as we drove by McDonalds.
L: I want to get dinner.
Me: We're on our way home.
L: (Points at McD's) I want to go there.
Me: I thought you wanted pepperoni pizza.
L: No. I want that one tonight.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

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