Thursday, August 28, 2008
And I'll be in sock heaven - finding fabulous tips, tricks and pattens. Then knitting a pair in the Regia yarn which is a lovely deep dark green heathery colorway. Wisdom Yarn in CHICAGO (my sister lived there/lives right outside there now - so these will remind me of her and you!). You may note that a piece of the chocolate DID NOT make the photo shoot... :)
Thank you, thank you, Secret Pal.
Is Toasty Toes a hint? I'm thinking it might be! ;)
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
|What's Your Best Quality? |
Your Result: Personality
|Sense of Humor|
|What's Your Best Quality?|
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008
My current Dragon Cave includes the eggs and hatchlings above. The object is to get people to visit my scroll and view my eggs and hatchlings so than can grow into Dragons that can breed and produce more eggs and hatchlings and so on and so on...
However, a new server was added/changed yesterday and many frustrations are setting in for the clickers and growers, as the site isn't loading well. There is fear that hatchlings will whither and eggs will die and RIP will appear in their places.
I hope you will overlook the site's growing pains to help grow my eggs! :) Or not. Your choice.
That was a complete distraction from the lack of photos and FOs.
I was working on sorting my basement this past weekend and have not gotten back to the knitting/crocheting groove.
The photos of the basement are too scary to share here... but my Flickr has a basement set if you are so inclined to see the mess of boxes accumulated over several years from several homes by several people. Time to PURGE. Anybody need ANY Christmas decorations? I venture to say up to a 1/3 of the STUFF in our basement is Christmas related, one way or another!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
I needed a bit of the silly this weekend and jumped back on the Dragon Cave bandwagon. There was a thread on the Completely Pointless and Arbitrary Group Group (CPaAGG for short) about Saving Eggs. There is now a Dragon Cave group as well! (All are Ravelry links in this paragraph)
By stealing (though I prefer the 'adoption) angle) at cave entrances, and having others click and view your eggs, then hatchlings, you develop a scroll filled with eggs, hatchlings and dragons. Some are darned cute.
About a week ago, I developed a scroll, stole (adopted!) four eggs and commenced the clicking... but decided it was too silly and abandoned all the eggs to be adopted by others and have just been clicking and viewing others scrolls, eggs and hatchlings.
Well, I needed a dose of silly for the weekend and went in and adopted four more. One needs more views and clicks than the others, but it is starting to crack, so I have hope for a hatchling soon! :)
Help me be silly and click my scroll then view my eggs! Thanks.
Oh, and you can be silly yourself and start your own scroll and commence the growing of dragons! :)
Friday, August 15, 2008
A variety of pictures to bring pleasure to your senses:
Yarn (best color):
And the Ravelympics continue. I was probably overly optimistic in my selections, but I have one more FO so far.
My second FO in the WIPs Wrestling category -
The first mitten was finished pre-Ravelympics. The second mitten was finished on 8/12/2008:
Monday, August 11, 2008
Black hats to match black scarves being donated through the Handmade Afghan Project
And then the Personality! One of those on-line thingies. At work, the Myers-Brigg test came back ENFP. I thought I was an I. See? The Internet agrees! :)
You Are An INFP
You are creative with a great imagination, living in your own inner world.
Open minded and accepting, you strive for harmony in your important relationships.
It takes a long time for people to get to know you. You are hesitant to let people get close.
But once you care for someone, you do everything you can to help them grow and develop.
In love, you tend to have high (and often unrealistic) standards.
You are very sensitive. You tend to have intense feelings.
At work, you need to do something that expresses your personal values.
You would make an excellent writer, psychologist, or artist.
How you see yourself: Unselfish, empathetic, and spiritual
When other people don't get you, they see you as: Unrealistic, naive, and weak
Sunday, August 10, 2008
My first bouquets and medals were awarded yesterday:
For my first race in the Mitten Medley -
Then my first FO in the WIPs Wrestling category -
Today's events include two for the Hat Dash, the beginning of one in the Afghan Marathon, and another in the WIP category. Hoping to have the two hat dashes finished this evening, perhaps the WIP. The afghan will be ongoing, hence, a marathon!
See you at the Finish Line!
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Lovely, soft, squishy, FAB.U.LOUS Araucanía yarn, Aysén - the color, my mother says, is ME. Green/Rust/Taupe. So.Beautiful. She suggested a scarf pattern as well and it will be perfect for the yarn. The Yarn Harlot's One Row Scarf.
My pal will soon see how similar are tastes are in patterns. She's picked others I've picked, but this one? Yeah, special.... but it's a secret for now! :)
Besides the beautiful yarn (color better in the close up), she swagged me with Pink Grapefruit Foot Scrub and Lotion; a Needle felting kit and some fiber to try it; a mini-candle, magnetic shopping list (missing from the picture) and TURTLES - an all-time favorite of mine. If you must have chocolate, it is soooo much better with nuts! :)
Thank you, thank you!
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Have you ever entered your knitting (or anything else) in the fair? Would you ever consider it? ETA…for those of you who live in parts of the world w/o fairs…would you ever consider entering your knitting in a competition?
Well, I have considered it. I even picked up the County Fair book last year to figure out how. I haven't done it yet. The drop off and pick up were fairly inconvenient for my work schedule last year. But, I would still consider it. Maybe this year. Or next year! :)
Thanks for playing along, those that did.
Knitting content coming soon. Promise!
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Please click my eggs to help them hatch. (one click per unique IP address)
The eggs have been abandoned to be picked up and nutured by other Dragon Cave dwellers - thanks for playing along.
or Check out my scroll and see them all at once.
Please click and help my dragons hatch!
Perhaps I shall have knitting news the next time you visit -- Ravelympics start on Friday - 8 PM Beijing time (which is 8 AM Kathleen time). I'll have to take breaks between events and I'll post my progress! I've entered 4 events with a total of 15 finishes in mind.
WIPs Wrestling includes two pairs of socks, a stole, my Irish Hiking Scarf and a pair of mittens. The stole will take the longest.
Afghan Marathon includes 2 put-together afghans for HAP and 20 rectangles.
Hat Dash will be four hats for HAP.
Mitten medley includes three pairs of mittens.
I will be representing Team Cellular Peptide Cake and Team Charity.
The countdown continues.
Monday, August 04, 2008
This one is the most important:
I'm putting together contributions from 15 people to create a Loveghan for a Ravelry friend.
My Secret Pal sent me one of my Amazon Wish List books! I've always wanted one and now I have the One Skein book!
Thank you, thank you, Secret Pal.