Tuesday, September 30, 2008


The woman who contacted me through Ravelry was actually doing it on behalf of Vogue Knitting!! VK wants to use my pic in their gallery!!! OMG OMG OMG!!!
For those of you who don't knit and don't understand why I'm so fussy, why the heck are you reading my blog??
It's not up yet, but OMG OMG OMG!! And I can only post the link if the big sister promises she won't look.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Wow, does Ravelry know me!

I have been officially classified as a 'chatterbox' on Ravelry because of all the posting I do. Tee hee. And they've never even met me in person!
I also got a request from one of the editors to use a photo of a finished Christmas present. I am so honoured! And I soooo wish I could share it on my blog, but my sister reads it and it's her gift - so suffice it to say, Hey D! Your prezzie rocks!!! Bwa ha ha ha ha!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Prezzie #2 on the needles!

I decided to do another quickie gift instead of the tea set. I hope all my Christmas prezzies go this quickly! And, once again, I cannot post pictures until after Christmas so that the giftees can't see. Poo.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Massive knitting slow-down

It's September. So knitting slows down. It's just a fact of life. School begins and I get oh so tired. But maybe not this year - I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea and now I have to wear a breathing mask to bed. It's quite scary. The vision of me in the mask, I mean.
But I have already finished 1 Christmas item! Of course, I can't post pics of it lest the giftee sees them. Suffice it to say that the item was a big hit with coworkers and coknitters. Can't wait for the sister to see them!
Next cast on - tea set for the adorable and too-smart-for-her-own-good nieceypoo.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I think I am the only knitter in the world who doesn't like Clapotis. Google it. I dare you. Over 300,000 hits. Most of them knit-alongs. But I don't like it! In general, I love Kate Gilbert's designs. Arwen is my one of my favourite patterns ever, and it's inspired me to design something similar for my niece. But clapotis? Seriously over rated.
So I think I'm going to create an anti-clapotis group on Ravelry. I'm sure I wouldn't be alone. At least I hope so! I know knitters love sheep, but I would hope that there are some who don't follow the flock.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Ooo- Debbie Bliss Magazine!

I adore Debbie Bliss' designs - I was hunting on a magazine rack for Knitscene magazine (which I still haven't found!) and I saw it. Oh so exciting.
Boy, I'm a knitting geek.
But knitting geeks rule, so nyah!

Knitter's Christmas Countdown begins!

I have 5 projects planned for Christmas. And, of course, since only my family (I think! Although my counter say 199 right now - woo hoo!) reads my blog, I can't post in-progress pictures, or even say what I'm doing. For the adults, that is.
So half of one thing is half done- figure that one out!
I can't wait to start on one of the gifts for my niece - a knit tea set! It even comes with little knit sugar cubes! Too cute for words. Can't find a pic of it anywhere on the web, though.