Friday, May 25, 2007

Going Away Again

I'm terribly sorry, but I was unable to upload pictures from the camera to the computer last night.
It is with great joy(but sorrow for your sake) that I announce my departure today. I'm going to Florida again, this time for a week with my family. I will probably have internet access but won't have the camera console-uploader-thingie so you won't have pictures. But I will be taking pictures(and knitting, and pictures of knitting) that you can see when I get back. Au revoir!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I'm not dead

Hey guys! Sorry it took so long to get back to you, but I've been really busy these last few days. I don't have the camer right now, so no pictures. I just wanted to let you know that I made it back safely and I'm doing good and I'm knitting up a storm. I'll try to post later today when I have the camera. Bye!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

9 Hours

That's how long it is before I have to get up. I'm leaving for my school trip in the morning, and I'll be going to bed very shortly because I have to get up at o'dark o'clock(5:00 am). I'm not complaining, though, cuz it's gonna be an awesome trip. We're going to Florida for 4 days of fun, little bit of learning, and a whole lot of sugar. I probably won't be able to post while I'm away, and if I can, it will probably be very short, just long enough to let you know that I'm alive and haven't been abducted be aliens.
I have been knitting, and have finished several things, but I don't have time to show you. Come back on Sunday and I'll probably have updated by then. See ya!

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Los Calcetines Son Finitos

Happy Cinco de Mayo, folks! Here are the cable sox, snuggly warm, very red, and completely finished. They were a very quick knit and put an interesting and fun (if you'll pardon the pun) twist on the basic sock recipe.
As expected, there was still a good deal of red left, so I grabbed the black yarn leftover from My First Sweater and whipped up a pair of birthday socks for my friend Amanda. I forgot to take a picture before I wrapped them, so just imagine some simple socks in red and black stripes.

A lot like these red and black stripes. These are fingerless gloves for another friend who is one of my bestest friends in the whole wide world and, conveniently, has expressed the opinion that fingerless gloves bring her much joy. Horray for Anna and her really awesome gloves! (But don't mention it to her. It's not her birthday yet) Another horray for me for completely winging it and ending up with a neat little mitt recipe, and for discovering that I have some yarn in the perfect color combination to make a pair for myself!
This is a scarfy-wrappy thing for my homeroom teacher, Mrs. M. She had done so much for us and taught us so much beyond schooling that I felt she should be honored with a yarny treat(and a true treat it will be. It's sooooo soft, I think I might need one for myself.

A couple of days ago, I commited an act that many of you may find unspeakably horrific. I threw away yarn. Don't lament so, for it dealt the world no great loss. It was some garish purple acrylic I've had since I learned to knit when I was around 8(that was before they made nice acrylic)

I pulled it out of my big orange hangy thing and stood there for a minute racking my brain for a way to put it to good use. I got nothing. I briefly considered putting it back and waiting for inspiration, but I quickly discarded the idea and chucked the sorry excuse for yarn in the trash. (About an hour later, I was reading blogs and it dawned on me that I could use it to make some squares for a charity blanket, but then decided against it on the grounds that I have plenty of other scrap yarn to knit for charity with, all of which would be easier on the eyes(and hands) of the recepient.) Scorn me if you will, I have no regrets.