Monday, October 30, 2006

Sewing for a change..

So I put down the latest sock attempt so I can turn my hand at sewing.

I should have, of course, done this last weekend. Or the weekend before.

Instead I did my son's costume at the last minute, night before Halloween.

I didn't complete the whole pattern, I gave up when my mind couldn't comprehend how to put the hat pieces together, but the rest of it looks great!


Now I'm going to crawl into bed since I have to be up pretty damn early to be at work.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Socks socks socks..

They're going a lot more slowly than I thought they would.

First I hit a snag by ending up with broken needles via preschool age Velociraptor(new ones are safely kept in my room).

Then I was merrily knitting away and had gotten a few inches done when I took a good long look at it.

It looked more like a sleeve than a sock.

Seriously, I slipped it over my wrist just out of curiousity and it was about the size of one of my sweaters floating around my wrist. If it was that big unstretched, how big do you think it would've been on my feet?

So I frogged it, and now I have two books coming from the library on how to knit socks. Just basic patterns.

I'm sure I'm not the only one to have experienced this (I know it, reading from other people's blogs) but still. It's embarassing.

Well, hopefully third time's the charm.. I really do want to give my best friend a pair of hand knitted socks for Christmas. She loves socks of all kinds, and what could be better for a sock lover?

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Wine and Yarn..

They make such a lovely combination don't you think?

So I did go to the book launch party. It was great, met quite a few nice people to chat about whatever, drank 3 glasses of wine (be glad I wasn't driving, I began losing words halfway through the second glass though I was still able to make myself understood) and ate a fair bit of sushi, cheese and crackers, and cupcakes from Cravings.

Amusingly enough we discussed knitting more than crochet, which is amusing since the book was about crochet. This also meant I spent more money today (on top of what I spent yesterday) so I think I shall be staying away from the store for a little while. At least until I get some more knitting done. But I now have yet another ball of sock yarn and some new circulars, along with some beaded stitch markers and a signed copy of Not Your Mama's Crochet. I think I'm going to make myself that lovely sweater out of it. Sometime.


Once I've finished Christmas knitting.

*smacks the fingers that have twitched and begun to reach for the crochet hook*

I did mention that I half-assed blog about knitting and the name of it to some people. So if you did decide to look me up (and when I googled the name of the blog I was amazed it worked.. wow!) welcome to my little corner of the knitter interweb.

But now I shall go to sipping more wine (I'm not a lush! Honest!) watching some Supernatural and knitting away at my socks. Tomorrow I have to drop the knitting needles for pins though and cut out everything for my son's halloween costume. I want to get it done, not have to rush out at the last minute and buy some crappy costume while I curse myself for not staying focused.

Of course I have to do all this in between my usual weekend catch up on household chores and entertaining a VERY busy almost 3 y/o boy.

Wish me luck!


So what am I doing?

Sitting around doing nothing. Well, I did cast on the socks again as I stopped in at Make1 last night after work. I have more needles, yarn and a new knitting bag (which I didn't have one before so I decided to splurge since it'll be forever before I.. y'know.. make one for myself).

I really should get moving and iron out the material, pin and cut so I have all the pieces of the costume ready to sew over the following week.

Especially while the recipient is having sweet dreams.

Plans for tonight?

I'm thinking of taking my knitting and going to the book party of Not Your Mama's Crochet. Or maybe I'll pack my crochet to take along. Naw, that project is a little big to be carrying.

I'm thinking I should pick up a few knitting and crochet books since I've been constantly borrowing them from the library..

Well, enough of that for now. I'm going to get my cup of coffee, which I have yet to have today, and get to work on this costume.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

I've gone bonkers..

round the bend..

call the men in white coats, stick me in a padded room. It's the only explanation I have.

You see, I've decided to sew my son's halloween costume this year. I got the supplies together, but I have yet to do anything but that.

14 days till Halloween and I've just NOW decided what I'm going to dress him as.

It actually won't take me long, it's a simple enough pattern. I just need to get my butt in gear.

What will take me longer is my costume, if I do it this year. I may just do my usual 'dress gothy, put in fangs' thing and save the sewing my costume for next year.


I also have all my Christmas knitting to do since my sock needles got broken and everything got frogged. Plus the fingerless gloves I'm going to give as gifts.

What am I doing typing here? It's too late to be doing any crafty work. I'm going to bed shortly. Save my energy for the projects.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Oh how I wish I had the time to spare, and the money, to go on this.

Being a single Mom means I don't have much of either though, so I'll have to pass. Maybe someday!