Monday, January 30, 2006

Four movies you would watch over and over:
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (I’ll count that as one too)
Jumping Jack Flash
Army of Darkness

Four places you have lived:
Porterville, CA
Issaquah, WA
Seattle, WA
Bellevue, WA

Four TV shows you love to watch:
Without A Trace
Criminal Minds

Four places you have been on vacation:
Rockaway Beach, OR
Maui, HI (high school field trip)

Four websites you visit daily:

Four of your favorite foods:
Orange Chicken (LOVE you Chinese food)
KFC Honey BBQ Wings WITH Bones
Baked Garlic & Herb Chicken
Chicken Bacon Ranch Sub from Subway

Four places you would rather be right now:
Home in bed cuddling with Jackson
Sitting on the couch at home knitting and watching a movie
Relaxing in a Hot Tub
Game night at Barbs

Four bloggers you are tagging:

Dee Jay

Amy's Bag is Finished

The Finished bag.

I used 2 skeins of Cascade 220. I had maybe 3 inches of yarn left.
1 of dark purple, the other in a light purple.

I would have done it all in the dark, but didn't plan on it taking so much yarn.

I LOVED making this. I'm so proud of myself.

AND I found the perfect button:

I had to felt it twice to get it down to the size I had wanted.

the first felt:

the second felt:

Sill Working on the Christmas Knitting

I don't update much because I don't want to unless I have a picture. And it takes me forever to actually get around to uploading the pictures to the computer....Hence the reason why there are such huge gaps in entries.

however, my needles have been busy.

my last project finished in 2005 was this:

Winter Femme by Diana. I used Lionbrand Wool-Ease in Rose Heather. This was part of the Christmas present for my baby sister.

I started it Christmas eve night, right before bed (just did the ribbing) and the rest of it was done on Christmas day. I wasn't able to get it done by the time my sister left that night. I finish did about an hour later.

This was my 1st cable project and I LOVE it. I love the way Diana writes her patterns, with little check boxes for each row and very easy to read.

But I don't think my sister will like the way it points up, so I'm going to frog back the very top and do a bunch of decreases to flatten it out a bit...So this isn't really done.

But isn't the cables super cute? I LOVE just looking at it.

Another Christmas present I finally finished is the scarf for my brother:

Wavy from knitty

I used Wool-Ease again. I can't remember the name of the color. It's an olive green.
This turned out soo soft.

This took forever because I was working on my SIL's wavy at the same time, but then just concentrated on this one to finish it. It's very long and I love the way it turned out.

This one is for my SIL. I figured I've give them matching scarves since they got married this last year. My brother looks really good in the green and it matches his eyes. And this blue is her favorite color.

Isn't that the prettiest blue you've ever seen? I'm on the 7th repeat of 9. So I'm almost done with it.

and last but not least, I designed a felted bag for my other SIL's birthday (a few weeks late).

I have felted it again since this picture. It's now the perfect size, big enough to put a Harry Potter book in it (that's what I used to block it). I need to add a button and I really need to get a sweater shaver (I think that is what it's called), cuz it's super fuzzy.

I'll post a picture and talk about how proud of this I am later when it's all finished.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Signing Up for Socks

well, even though I haven't yet knitted a pair of socks, I've joined the sockapalooza AND am part of the USA Socks Team for the Knitting Olympics.

Monday, January 16, 2006

The 2006 Knitting Olympics

Eligibility: Any knitter who, embracing the "Citius, Alitius Fortius" ideal, would like to challenge themselves while embracing the Olympic spirit, and is just whacked enough to play along with me.

Concept: You must cast on a project during the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics (Feb 10)- and finish before the Olympic flame goes out (Feb 26). That's 16 days.

1. The project must be a challenge for you to complete in 16 days.
2. There are no rules about what a challenge would be. Like the real Olympics, there are many areas to compete in. If you are a new knitter, then a garter stitch baby sweater might do...If you are experienced, well. I've already considered Torino. Use your own conscience.
3. While this is intended to be somewhat difficult (like the Olympics) it is not intended to ruin your life. Don't set yourself up for failure. (Olympic athletes may cry, but they do not whine pitifully, sob and threaten members of their family with pointed sticks because they haven't slept in five days. ) This is intended to (like the Olympics) require some measure of sacrifice, and be difficult, but it should be possible to attain.
4. No casting on before the flame is lit.
5. Finish before the flame goes out.
6. You may swatch before the games. (I consider this "training.")

OMG, I can't believe I'm gonna do this.

My Challenge will be a pair of Socks.

I am so scared, you have no idea how intimidated I am by knitting socks

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Weekly Goals

Goals for this week:

Finish Green Wavy and Blue Wavy
Finish Bag for Amy

Showered and Dressed before 10am
Take boys to Indoor Play at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center
Work full 40 hours
Cook planned dinners
attempt 1 workout this week
Check out apartment gym