Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New Blog!

I started a new blog for personal reasons. If you'd like the address, leave your email in the comments, or email me at magikhands1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Friday, September 19, 2008

Not much to tell

School has been keeping me busy. Work...not so much, but enough. I'm still not finished with the back piece of Sir B's sweater (4" to go), and I just got more yarn today for a sweater for my Grandma!

The yarn was a nice treat today, after wanting to run my phone over with my car. I have gotten about a dozen telemarketer calls today. Yes, I'm on the National Do Not Call List. I'm starting to lash out at them because normally I don't answer, but they just keep calling and calling. Then I pick up and hang up right away, but one this morning had the audacity to call right back! Now I'm just picking up, yelling "Stop calling me!" and hanging up. If it wasn't my business line, I'd have the damn thing disconnected. Grrrrrr.

Anyhoo, back to pleasantness. The Grandma sweater is being made because she always tries to keep my sweaters I bring over to show her (in a cute way), plus she's totally knitworthy. I gave her a shawl of mine a month or two ago, and she cried, she liked it so much. I know she'll get a lot of use out of a sweater. Now I just have to spend less time on Ravelry so I have more knitting time...


Monday, September 08, 2008

The pullover from hell!

Do I have your attention now?!

So, Sir B picked out the Double Crossing Diamonds Pullover from Men in Knits, which I had no problem with. Until I went to start it. The chart was stair-stepped instead of a big block, so I went about copying and pasting to make an easier to use chart. Hahahahahahaha. Some cables are 4 row repeats, some 6 rows...the center cable is 42 rows.

I looked at it and thought.....this is it. This is what I'm going to divorce him over.

But I made a large, useable chart to get me through the first 40 rows. And as I got going, I realized that with some extra counters, I didn't need the charts for two of the cables, just the center one and the cable/bobbles on either side of center.

He can stay a little longer.


Friday, September 05, 2008

New Sweater

I finally started on the Double Crossing Diamonds Pullover for Sir B. I've had the yarn for ages now, but haven't had the urge to cast I was hoping to get Lady Eleanor finished beforehand. But now Eleanor is languishing in a corner because, honestly, she is bor-ing to work on. Mind numbingly so.

This photo shows the color off better:

Whilst this one shows off the fantastical cables:

Pattern is from Men in Knits. Yarn is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Claret Heather.


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Random Acts of Kindness

I belong to the Random Acts of Kindness group on Ravelry, and look at the goodies I've received:

From Debbie in Texas--some Ghirardelli hot chocolate in chocolate hazelnut AND chocolate mocha, Suri Alpaca laceweight in a pretty variegated purple, and purple stitch markers made by her granddaughter!


From Sharon in Missouri, some fun pink and purple yarns that are just begging to be made into a striped scarf.

Thank you SO much to both ladies!

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