Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Quiz Madness!

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Young knitter
You're a young knitter, just starting out. Welcome
to the fold! Find yourself some nice soft yarn
and grab a latte- it takes a while to finish a
project but it's well worth it.

Are you a knitter?
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Knitting Guru
You appear to be a Knitting Guru. You love knitting
and do it all the time. While finishing a piece
is the plan, you still love the process, and
can't imagine a day going by without giving
some time to your yarn. Packing for vacation
involves leaving ample space for the stash and
supplies. It can be hard to tell where the yarn
ends and you begin.

What Kind of Knitter Are You?
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You are dishcloth cotton.
You are Dishcloth Cotton.
You are a very hard worker, most at home when
you're at home. You are thrifty and seemingly
born to clean. You are considered to be a Plain
Jane, but you are too practical to notice.

What kind of yarn are you?
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You're the 'classic' brands. You use lots of 'just
wool'. Technique may be very important to you,
as opposed to a yarn that does all the work.

What brand of yarn are you? (Knitting)
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You like blue sock yarn. You are a fellow. You don't like bars, you prefer pubs.
What color of sock yarn do you prefer?

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Sunday, May 29, 2005

the never ending i-coooord

aaooaah aaooaah aaooaah

Now that you're all damning me to hell for that earworm (and if you're not, where the hell were you in the early 80s?) I have finished my booga, and I realised too late that the bag itself only takes 2 skeins, and that the third skein is to be devoted entirely to the i-cord. Well, I suppose that the idea was to have some left over. I hate leftovers. Some people hang on to them until they have enough to make a larger, multicoloured project. I could never stay organised long enough to accumulate that much noro. The little ball of noro from a sophie bag I made a year ago has just now finally been finished up (making, of all things, an i-cord for my son to play with). So as I was saying, I felt an overwhelming pressure to finish up the last skein of noro, no matter what. Once the requisite amount of i-cord was finished (5-6 feet according to the pattern), I decided to add a pocket to the inside of the bag. Actually, I added two- a medium-large pocket that will fit my wallet, and sunglasses, or other crap that tends to fall to the bottom whenever I seem to need it, and a tiny key pocket, complete with a little key loop (yet another i-cord with a snap sewn in). And there was still yarn left. Oh bother. So it was back to the strap. And I i-corded myself to death until I had about 10 feet of strap.

After all that silliness, and after felting and completing the darn thing, I think the strap is just about perfect. I can carry it with the strap crossed over my back and still reach the contents, or hanging off one shoulder and it'll just dangle at hip height. Or, if I'm carrying my full half-litre Nalgene bottle, I could swing it around and it'd make a nifty weapon. Just kidding. Sort of.

Here it is unfelted, you can see the little key pocket and loop in there:

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Here is an inside view of the felted purse- oooh, pockets:

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And the finished purse. I really do love it:

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Tuesday, May 17, 2005


Or should it be WsIP? Meh.
NAK and TOH today, so I can't be wordy, but I have a few pictures of my progress.

First, Booga bag, about 2/3 done. I am currently thinking about adding pockets when it's done, since it looks like I'll have extra yarn.

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Second, the lace shrug from Interweave. I'm going back and forth between loving it and being insanely frustrated. But it's going to be gorgeous.

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And a close up- because the lace is purty and I'm proud of myself.

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I am mid-heel into my second BroadRipple sock. Damn aluminum needles are holding me back. I won't post a picture until they're done (as incentive, or...something?)