Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Babies, Babies, Everywhere!

It seems to me that everyone I know are having babies. Mostly girl babies. Where are all the little boys? Oh well, little girls are actually a lot easier to knit for I guess. There seems to be a pattern on every website that is designed to be unisex but to me it's just too girly. Oh, and if you knit a sweater too long it could always be turned into a dress. What proud father wants their little boy to wear a dress? Exactly.

I'm going to make a bunch of sweaters (hopefully) in the Fibonacci striped sequencing (as random as possible of course!) using girl colors, boy colors, and some unisex colors. I wonder what yarn I have stashed away in my tote...

Monday, July 16, 2007

my NIP (novel in progress)

Okay, I wouldn't really call it "in progress" but I do have all the character's biographies written up but I still need to look up some crucial medical terminology but I decided to give some information about it to receive some feedback.

It's a young adult novel (but I hope others will enjoy it), about four teens going through problems who are brought together by knitting. I have mapped out some of the knitting horrors and myths to write about, ex. "the love sweater curse," if boys knit they have to be gay, (which adds more drama to Frankie's life since he's a jock and has two older brothers), and the biggest horror...different dye lots in the middle of a project! *enter overdramatic screaming here* (It happened to this one girl I know from my first year in 4-H Crocheting and she only had a few weeks before the 4-H Fashion Show before she realized that they were two different colors of pastel yellow!)

That's all I have for you on that subject. I'm hoping when I get a job, I can get a laptop and be able to work on the story all the time instead of taking up the family computer in the living room, just to be able to zone and write.

I'm planning on taking my cousin and brother bowling this weekend (or if not this weekend some other weekend before they go back to school). Which is *gets out calendar* in 3 weeks!! (Sorry, Mrs. H, I hope the incoming freshman are better to you than they were last year—but honestly, I seriously doubt it).

Thursday, July 12, 2007


I spent 5 hours cutting weeds for my great-uncle & Poppy out at the tobacco fields and I am so sore! My hands are numb, I have to force myself to hold my knitting needles and wrap the yarn around the needle! Ugh, I think I'm going to go to bed now. 'Night!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

knitting again

I picked up a gray sweater and have made it up to a little past the armholes (7/13 decreases made), once I free up my row counter I'll pick up "Barbara" again and get my ass in gear. I have a couple of designs in my sketchbook just waiting to be written & knit up. I have the perfect ideal yarn for a sweater that I call "Belle" but not the ideal color so I'll need help on that. I'll be buying from "Patternworks" since I've ordered from here before and I love it!!

Which color should I order? Unfortunately, I won't be modeling it. Use this as a guide and check out the poll off to the side.

Be sure to check out the poll. :D