Sunday, September 23, 2007

What's making you laugh right now?

This is what is currently making my household laugh.....

ARGGGGHHHH get it out of my head!!

Ravelry insanity

Since I received my invite, I have uploaded and documented 24 project photos and 68 stash photos along with info (some photos have more than 1 skein if they are the same yarn and color). OH MY GOODNESS! I need more, I guess. LOL

Thursday, September 20, 2007

I'm in!!!!

I got my Ravelry invite today as predicted. I am "knitiot" if you want to look me up. :)

I am busy looking around....and of course WATCHING SURVIVOR!!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

ANOTHER Ravelry update

You signed up on July 7, 2007
You are #14790 on the list.
1487 people are ahead of you in line.
18211 people are behind you in line.
40% of the list has been invited so far

Almost there!!!!

I just spent a couple hours taking pictures of my yarn and works in progress, and writing down the details of each yarn as I photographed it so I am ready to play when the big day gets here. So many more people have joined since I started watching for my time to come. I can't believe how many people are behind me now. I am sooo glad I signed up back in July when i still had no clue what I was signing up for. LOL

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Fall Felted Bag Contest #2

1. Here's a peek at my bag in progress.....

2. Here is a link to the blog of one other swapper that I 'met' and have continued to read through the 3-2-1 contact post! I found this one by following links from everyone's contest answers We seem to have a lot in common!

Monday, September 10, 2007

another Ravelry Update

Where I am...

You signed up on July 7, 2007
You are #14790 on the list.
3211 people are ahead of you in line.
17025 people are behind you in line.
36% of the list has been invited so far.

So that means I have only moved up by like 200......getting IMPATIENT here.

Now back to your regulary scheduled rambling....

My New Swap

Do you like mittens? Do you want to try out a new technique such as Latvian patterns or embroidering on your work? Come and join my No More Humdrum Mittens Swap!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Look at these AWESOME new needles from Knitpicks

OMG! I covet these needles from Knitpicks! Aren't they gorgeous? They reflect my personality so well. :)

I put them on my "things I want" wishlist for knitting socks. Who could resist?

I won something!!!!

I won a felted Bag Kit from SheKnits . Isn't it awesome? You should visit her etsy store . She sells knitted bags, patterns for her bags and Bag Kits. Something for everyone! I am so excited to win this!
Thanks Sharon!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Ravelry update

Where I am...

You signed up on July 7, 2007
You are #14790 on the list.
3450 people are ahead of you in line.
16360 people are behind you in line.
36% of the list has been invited so far

I am getting really anxious. They must not be on their new servers yet, becausethey said that they would be inviting 5000 per week once they are and I have ben withn 5000 for a week or more.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Nicky Epstein Felted Cherry Blossom Purse

Well here it is....FINALLY! This is the Nicky Epstein Cherry Blossom Purse from the August 2007 issue of Knit N Style magazine.

It was knit with Cascade Pastaza, and I had a very bad experience with the felting. I knitted to the exact gauge at a normal tension for felting, and it just wouldn't shrink enough width-wise. I ended up cutting it at the seams on one side, cutting off the excess and sewing it back together. Also the dowels that it calls for in the pattern for the rod pockets were 12 does that make sense for a purse that is 16 inches wide? Still, I didn't catch onto that until I was assembling it. LOL So, I need to go buy new dowels and some end caps for them to complete the purse.

Although it's not complete, I decided to begin using it, since the warm weather will be coming to an end very soon. This is clearly a "Spring/Summer" looking bag, so I wanted to get some use in before I had to put it away for Winter. LOL It has a pink lining to match the flowers, one zippered pocket and a cell phone pocket. I still need to add snaps at the side to keep them poking inside when closed.