Monday, July 30, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
I almost had a heart attack today, because I bound off, cut a tail in the yarn, then tried on.... and it would not go on. Of course, I bound it off too tightly. So, I then did it all over again, loosely, and it was perfect.
I have to visit the hair salon tomorrow, so that will be about 2 hours of knitting while I wait for my hair to dry. Long plus thick hair is a mixed blessing. I hope that is enough time to get past the heel. We will see.
So, I have been taking some pictures of my stash to get some artwork for a flyer that I am creating. This is the raw, un-photoshopped version.
Here is what the sweater will look like. I substituted some colors, so that I can get a more "pinkish" sweater. There is a sky blue, brown, and red that I have replaced with wine, fuschia, and lilac. I have a pair of pink boots that would match this baby perfectly. You know I am a fashionista at heart.
Monday, July 9, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Aside from knitting, my other passion is singing. I don't usually tell many people because they ask me to sing on the spot, and I get extremely nervous. However, when I am singing for a bunch of strangers in a huge crowd, it is okay. So, I recently linked up with a band called Tropic Topic, because they were looking for a singer to add to their lineup of talented performers. So, here is a clip from YouTube of a performance we did at a Street Festival in Fairlawn, NJ.
Now, I said that I love to sing...but driving to gigs cuts into my knitting time.... If I were rich and famous, then I would have a big tour bus, and a state of the art knitting room in there too, so I can get into my zone on the way to a performance. But, this is the real world ladies and gents, and I do not have a cheauffer, stylist, or makeup artist. So, you just gotta do what you gotta do... while the wool suffers.
In the meantime, I have beeen working on some socks.
Here is the progress of my Falling In Love sock. I am still on the first side.
Just about 2 more inches to go.
I have also started a pair of Sidewinders with my Sit N' Knit Meetup group. This sock is a real challenge for me, because I cannot see where it is going just yet. But, I am still pressing on. More updates soon. Well, I must also comment on the Austermann Step yarn (from my stash). It feels wonderful when you are knitting with it. Very smooth and soft. Maybe the niceness of the yarn will help me to get over the wonkiness of this pattern. I feel that the pattern was written properly and thoroughly. I am just having a hard time seeing how it gets created from the side. I should be a pro by the time I get to sock #2. Also, I am interested to see how this self striping patterning looks, so that will keep me going.