Monday, June 26, 2006

must... try... to... knit

I've been quiet for a bit because I've actually had a full social calendar. On top of that, P and I have decided to focus on buying a house. I haven't picked up the needles in a week. I am starting to twitch.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Four Things Meme!

Things you may not have known about me (thanks to Sophie & Sandi):

A) Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Real people casting coordinator for informercials
2. Production Assistant for feature films at Industrial Light & Magic
3. shop girl at Victoria's Secret
4. K-Mart in the apparel department

B) Four movies you would watch over and over:
1. The Princess Bride
2. Monty Python's Holy Grail
3. It's a Wonderful Life
4. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

C) Four places you have lived:
1. Sarasota, Florida
2. Denton, Texas
3. San Francisco, California
4. TO!

D) Four TV shows you love to watch:
1. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
2. The Colbert Report
3. Arrested Development (I know, it's cancelled!)
4. CSI (only the old episodes on Spike)

E ) Four places you have been on vacation:
1. Chaing Mai, Phuket, Bangkok - Thailand
2. Madrid, Sevilla, Granada, Barcelona & Figueres (birthplace of Salvador Dali)- Spain
3. Paris
4. Toronto!

F) Websites you visit daily:
1. You Knit What??
2. Go Fug Yourself
3. Cute Overload
4. SF Gate

G ) Four of my favorite foods:
1. dark (like, really dark) chocolate
2. moviehouse popcorn (with butter, natch)
3. saba nigiri (ok, really any type of sushi, but saba is my fave!)
4. saag paneer

H) Four places I would rather be right now:
1. snuggling with my honey
2. by the ocean
3. New Zealand
4. in a home I own

I) Four chix I i will tag:
I have to cheat and steal some tags from Sophie:
Mel, Jen, Lisa, Koshka42 (Tag! You're it!!!!)

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Orangina may kill me...

Ok, that may be a bit extreme but it's a very difficult project to start. I believe I had to start over about 10 times. But I think I have the pattern now and since my last post about putting it on the needles 11 days ago, I can report I have almost an inch completed. (And there was much rejoicing. Yea.)

However, I haven't touched Very Cherry much so there is no update to be had for that. Hmpfh!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Very Cherry it is!

I've ripped out what I completed on the Ribbon X-Back and cast on for Very Cherry Friday night. Woot!

I feel it's going to be a tad small, even though I'm doing a size L on 10mm needles (instead of 9mm). Hmmm....

Well, the good news is that it's a fast and mindless knit so if I don't like Very Cherry than I can just undo it. Although I guess Very Cherry doesn't really describe this very well. Very Apple? Verry Minty? I'll have to think about that one.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Ribbon X- Back... Blah!

I'm zero-fer-two right now on the knitting projects. I've started the Ribbon X-Back from knitty and I'm just not happy with the way the yarn looks knitted up. I also can't come up with a better pattern substitution without having to go buy more yarn. I may be able to do one of the Cherry variations from knitty.

Hmmmmm.... I really want to make this yarn work!

I'm using Rowan Holiday and I've got 8 balls. I did the math and I think I've got 336m (368yds). The yarn calls to use 10mm (US15) needles. Any suggestions??!