Friday, January 29, 2010


Check that count at the bottom of the page - I broke 1500! And not too long ago I was spinning from getting just 1000. Love you - hugs and kisses and knitting karma and fantastic manicures to you all!!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

My New Obssession

It totally gets in the way of knitting. Can't knit with wet nails! I'm a daily reader of The Frisky, a pop culture chick site, and one day they profiled a blog called The Daily Nail. Now I'm completely obssessed with nail polish and manicures. The Daily Nail introduced me to this very cool thing called Konad. It's a nail stamping kit that is unbelievably easy to use, but makes it look like you spend hours and hours on your nails. Here's what I did today, very 60s mod, I think. I did the same pattern on a friend on Saturday night, with a light purple background and dark purple pattern. It looked really good, too, but I love this black & white. Way cool. And dry, so I can knit tonight. I've put aside Middlemarch to start a Pea Pod baby set in Paton's Grace (a lovely green shade called Wasabi!) for a friend at school expecting her first in July.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Help Out

By now you will have heard about last evening's devastating earthquake that hit Haiti. Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. The population has been through coup d'etats, dictators, near civil war, more political unrest, the restoration of democracy, hurricanes, you name it, and all in the past 100 years. The last thing they needed was a natural disaster of this magnitude. Because of the country's poverty, buildings are not exactly earthquake proof. There is nothing left. No hospitals, no medical clinics, no fire departments, nothing.
The people of Haiti need international aid on a daily basis, but now they need it more than ever. Medicins sans frontieres/Doctors Without Borders were already in the country. Their hospital has collapsed and they have lost staff members, but they are still doing their best. They have set up tents in their parking lot and on the grounds and are treating the wounded as best as they can. But they need your help. Go to their website and make a donation for Haiti relief, then let the Yarn Harlot know that you did. She will add your donation to her Tricoteuses sans frontieres/Knitters Without Borders total.
We are so lucky to live in the best country in the world. Let's share our wealth a little bit.

Monday, January 11, 2010


Just showing the kids how to work a blog. They're so interested. They are the best students ever. HA HA HA HA!!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Yeah, baby!

Aran weight wool and 5mm needles - this is going to be a breeze!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Et voila!

All done! I finished it last night, staying up late because I wanted to wear it to school today. The non-knitters at school fussed over my hair (which I hate, but everyone else seems to like), and the knitters were touching me all day long, oohing and aahing over the yarn.

I love this sweater!! I think this is the best job I've ever done on sleeves. I love the back, too. It was the whole reason I made this sweater. I was afraid it would make my butt look big, but it really doesn't. It's very flattering, and the side decreases follow my hip and waist curves perfectly. I'm so relieved! When I started knitting this, I was only a couple months out of surgery, and I pretty much had to guess what size to knit. Lucked out!

It was really hard to take a picture of the buttons, but here it is. These buttons are awesome. They're irridescent purple, with swirls on them. They practically jumped off the rack into my hands. And they go perfectly.

How many times did I use 'perfect' or a derivitave in this post? Hmmm...think maybe I like this sweater or something?