Thursday, May 31, 2007
Along with the sweater, I have been working slowly on a pair of toe up sox with a zig zag pattern along with some spinning. I may try my hand at spinning some worsted weight yarn. All of the spinning gurus are right, it is hard to go thick after you have gone thing. LOL There is some pretty red and black that is just screaming to be worsted.
I am off to groove to The Killers and actually accomplish some work today. LOL
Saturday, May 26, 2007
So thats now Kiama Show 1st, Castle Hill Show 1st and Epping 2nd.
I am still flat chat with orders and a baby who could arrive at any time and need garments quickly. So Back to the grind I go like Skid Row sang I am a slave to the grind.
Friday, May 25, 2007
maybe we'll do some planting (that means maybe ctg will do some planting) hehe..
altho i think i can handle a lil digging in the dirt... a lil sprucing up of things & maybe some...
KNITTING in the backyard by the pool (which should be opened sat afternoon fingers crossed)...
i hope everyone has a wonderful memorial day wk/end...
Now, It's on to the winner.
All the names inside the hat (Handknit, of course): Than Mom stuck her hand inside and pulled out... Yay for Kitty!(She even told me she loves to knit socks!)
So, Kitty, I'll shoot an E-mail your way to get your address and I'll try to get it in the mail today.
Thanks for playing everyone, sorry you didn't win :( I wanna give presents to all of you!
Thursday, May 24, 2007
this hat i made was a special request from a coworker... its My Neighbour Totoro... whaddya think!?!?! i used my own pattern to figure this one out...
Thanks for looking everyone!
I was asked to design a Barbie doll with my take on spring fashion and it was to have some of my knitting in it. So I turned this Barbie in to the Rocky Mountain News about a month ago. Her underpiece of her dress and her sweater are both knit. My hairdresser did her mohawk (I wish I was that talented...). Finally today, Barbie hit the paper along with the other 9 Barbies that were commissioned. Unfortunately, I don't think that the photo is great, but what can ya do? Here is the link to the story:
From there you can go to vote on all the Barbies - and I am shamlessly asking for votes!! My doll is Modern Mohawk. Please give mine a 5!! There are some other cool Barbies, too, so its fun to look!! Also, the Barbies are all being auctioned off with all the monies going to Dress for Success, a great cause!
Thanks for helping with the votes!!
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
After a goofy photo shoot with DH teasing me the whole time, I had to share this "tough" picture of me modeling my first sweater, Flair by Knit & Tonic. Despite approaching 30, I can be badass still, right? HA!
Anyways, Flair was a fun knit. I added 2 inches onto the length and could have added more. I might rip the sleeves and make them a tad longer as well, but I'll probably procrastinate on that a while. Knit with Blue Sky Organic Cotton in Toffee on size 8s.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Quite Punk, right? I mean, you can't get more punk than Red and Black. All you have to do to enter to win is Leave a comment, say Hi, introduce yourself, let me know how long you've been knitting, whatever. Everyone that Comments will have their name put into a random drawing and I'll pull a winner on Friday Morning (Only members of Punk Rock Knitters can Enter.) Simple?
Well Guys, I hope to have a great time as your new Administrator. Rock on (and Knit on)!
I can't give the time and effort to do this blog justice anymore. My internet access isn't fabulous right now and I find that mundane life has sort of taken over. I have a part time job designing a webpage for a company. I am not even knitting as much as I did before. I do still plan to be a member, of course. I just can't run things here.
A few weeks ago, I was in downtown Portland waiting on the train, when a group of "modern day punks" walked up. Now clearly, they were trying to shock and or offend by their language/posturing and hand gestures. Me, I had to seriously control the laughter. I guess my attempt at controlling my snickering wasn't a success because one of them asked me "what I was laughing at". Another one said, that "laughing at freedom of expression was just wrong".
I guess in my jeans, tshirt, mundane hair cut and color, I looked like the proverbial mom from the suburbs to them. I turned around and told them that I had been spray painting London, wearing ripped jeans and paint spattered MC's before they were a gleam in their father's eye. I was the one that cut the way for them to dress and act as they were and for their freedom of expression. That got me a weird look. I then pointed out that I was sneaking into Slayer concerts before they were even thought of...that of all things, got me respect. I was then totally cool!
I guess Punk is for me a state of mind. I may dress to the norms and I may act and talk to the norms, but inside, I'm still running around with green spray paint, painting up the town. I have had to fact facts that there is nothing worse than a 40 year old woman trying to dress like a 20 year old. I actually still have the spiked collar my boyfriend gave me back in 1985 and my old doc martin's from way back when. Ah, the good old days of the mosh pits, the punk concerts, the parties in Hell's park. Sigh.... Even now, the skull and cross bones has become a fasionista thing, is nothing sacred anymore?
And for present day and future punks...when doing the graffiti thing...make sure you change your clothes and ditch them before the cops get ahold of you!
There is a sock there, ontop of the laptop. I found a couple of balls of Koigu (yay) and am working on a pair of socks from them. That stuff is totally yummy.
Friday, May 18, 2007
My Oregon Rose Cloche pattern...
Oh, if anyone makes the hat...let me know how it turns out and if the pattern was okay. I am the only one who test knitted the cloche, twice. I tried to write my instructions clearly, but you never know if there are confusion in some areas. So, do let me know...
HAPPY Friday and HAPPY Knitting too!
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
I'm Selana and I live with my 2 1/2 year old boy in Dortmund Germany, so please forgive me any mistakes I make with my english, it is not my native language...
My favorite music is a mix of gothic, rock, metal and medieval music, I don't think that there is any category that would really fit... but that's the same for me, I'm not like any stereotype, I'm just me no matter what others think about me...
I knit and crotched all different kinds of things, for me mostly in black or black with red, for my son all kinds of colors except pink, for my family and friends what they like best... I have already done everything from socks to sweaters, if you want to see my works so far, visit my blog - but be warned, it is in german lol
Here are 2 photos, one with me and my son, the other one shows me at a concert
Sunday, May 13, 2007
I finished this bag last night. I've knitted and felted it and it was my first felting project =D I'm quite happy with the results I hope my mom is too as I made it for her for mothersday =)
I made the bag up as I went along as I couldn't find a pattern that I really liked so I had no choice but to wing it=) I also added a ribbon to it that I had laying around I thought it'd look nice on it=)
Friday, May 11, 2007
Take care, all my knittin' pals. Have a great weekend!
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
I made my first sock!! It is the Yarn Harlots , she was on Knitty gritty and this is her "recipe" for making socks. I used lion brands Magic stripes. I happened to find 2 leftover skeins of it at acmoore. They don't carry it anymore. It seemed like a good way to try my first sock. Now I need to get out my Knitpicks catalog and order some good sock yarn.
Monday, May 07, 2007
Ms. Marigold by Zephyr Style. This is the second pattern I've done from them and I have concluded that they must design them for size xs or s and then just increase the stitches proportionally or something because they are always too big. I had a tighter gauge, knit a size smaller than I shoud have and still needed to add waist decreases and a seam to make it fit better. They also seem to think women with larger chests also have very large arms. I'm happy with my end product, though.
Saturday, May 05, 2007
For those not on it yet.. last fm is a sort of social music site. You download a piece of free software which hooks up to the site when you play music, keeping a record of all the tracks you've been listening to. This information is kept on your personal page and generates your own charts of most listened to etc.
You can click on the artists and tracks to go to their own pages, with information about them, lists of recommendations for similar artists, and other useful tags to help you find similar stuff you might like. You can leave messages on artists and other user pages. You can add friends, join groups, and also there is a cool feature called "neighbours". When you look at another users page a musical compatibility rating is generated, showing you what bands etc you have in common. On your main page you'll see a sidebar that contains your friends, your shoutbox, and your neighbours. Neighbours are people you havent friended yet but who have very similar music taste to you.
Ive found lastfm really useful so far in finding new music I probably wouldnt have heard otherwise. I don't know how good my explanation is so check it out yourself:
my profile - felicitykendall
Friday, May 04, 2007
Thursday, May 03, 2007
I am not entirely sure about the rose pin, yet. I am not sure I like it. I remain undecided.
Cute hat though...and I love the style. More to come on the hat, I am sure.
I hope everyone is well and knitting happily. Toodles!
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
I finally finished my Elfin Bride sweater from the Domiknitrix book. It is probably the most difficult piece I have knit. I finished because I was knitting it for the KnitAvalon KAL, so luckily I had a deadline. I finished with lots of calls to my knitting friends and visits to the LYS. So thanks to everyone who helped me finish this project, it is far from perfect-- but I am happy with the end result!!