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Tuesday, February 24, 2004
I am now THE KNITTINATOR!!!!!! Check me out! posted by susan Tuesday, February 24, 2004
Friday, June 13, 2003
Hello my blog reading peeps!

May I just say you ladies (and possibly gentlemen?) are truely faboo. Thanks for all the words of encouragement. Things are still insane but I'm in a little bit more of a blogging mood now. As
Luann said, when the going gets tough, the tough get knitting!! I've been knitting like a crazy person. As you may know I started a new job last week. Everyone in the office gets along and it's a pretty fun place, AND I'm allowed to knit to my hearts content as long as I do my job! Already I've made two scarves and Im still working on the Berroco sweater every once in a while and have just finished the front.I 've already been asked by my manager to teach her how to knit too.

As you might also have known I've recently moved. Most of my stuff is in storage until I have time to sort it all out. That means most of my yarn and needles are in storage =(. Its ok though because I had a few bits laying around. I need to choose something fun and colorful to bring to the office. I think some socks are just the ticket.

Anyway, I know it was short but I will post again soon! In my next exciting installment I will tell you all what I think of this season's Knitty. I can tell you're all just drooling in anticipation!
posted by susan Friday, June 13, 2003
Monday, June 09, 2003
Quick Post: I am not dead! Thanks to all who have wondered where I am! Good to know you care =). I think everyone goes through periods in their life where everything just SUCKS. I happen to be going through one of those now. Well, EVERYTHING doesn't suck. My friends rock and I have a job, but pretty much everything else is just not going well at all. Lots of cruddy stuff going on that I will not bore the knit blogging world with by posting. I know it will turn out ok in the end but it all leaves me with no time or mood for blogging. So therefore you wont be seeing me as often as ususal for a while. Feel free to keep tagging me and everything and hopefully Ill post to you again soon=)!!!!. posted by susan Monday, June 09, 2003
Thursday, May 29, 2003
Well, I told Amanda that I would post yesterday afternoon, but I didn't. Sorry! I was suuposed to start work last week but the office opening has been delayed and it's really annoying. Therefore I've been in a rotten non-blogging mood.

There isn't a whole lot happening on the knitting front. I'm still working on the
Berroco sweater in the swap yarn. It was going really well right up to the arm hole decreases. I was all proud of myself until I read the pattern over and realized that I hadn't cast on enough stitches in the beginning. I'd somehow missed the part about casting on 114 to start, doing the ribbing and then decreasing 20 stitches to 94 stitches for the St st. I'd started with 94 stitches and had been knitting happily along. So of course I ripped out the 16 1/2 inches I had and started over. I must say it does look a lot better this way, I can't believe I didn't notice it before. Sometimes I worry about myself.

Even though I apparently have a lack of pattern reading skills I've decided to start seeking an Aran sweater pattern for my Ireland yarn. I've never done an Aran pattern on anything. Well, thats not totally true. I've tried out different Aran stitch patterns just on swatches to see if I could do it. I also tried out the Owl Dishcloth suggested by Krista. My gauge was all wrong so it looked funny. I basically got it down though so I suppose Im not a total cable virgin.

Fran from Knitters Review was kind enough to suggest this sweater

I really think it's a cool sweater and I'd like to make it but it looks a little complicated for a first try. Even though the pattern says "easy to knit" I'm not sure I believe it. How about you lovely people? Got any suggestions? Heres the yarn again so you know what Im talking about. It's Tivola 100% wool. "Knits to Aran patterns". I have 20 50gr skeins, balls, whatever. The lady at the shop said it should be enough to make a sweater for me as long as it isn't super patterned.

Ya'll are always so helpful I anxiously await your thoughts and feelings on the matter (or any matter for that matter hehe)! posted by susan Thursday, May 29, 2003
Monday, May 19, 2003
Finally got the pictures!

Here we have one pair of
Fuzzy Feet made with some wool that was once a scarf. I can't remember what kind though. Usually there are yarn labels around everywhere and now of course I can't find one.

They are UBER comfy, I LOVE them!



The finished pair of socks.

These are in the washing machine for the first time as I type. I'd been too afraid to wear them except for picture taking, but I finaly did. *crosses fingers* I hope they survive the wash alright!


And the project that could not be mentioned.



It's Haiku from Knitty. I used Bernat Handicrafter, a yarn that seemed to be completely cursed! I've tried making several different things with this particular batch of it but nothing ever worked out right. Well, not until Haiku anyway. Maybe the yarn was just waiting around for a project it felt worthy of? I;ve given it buttons since the picture but I don't really like how they look. I guess I'll have to hunt for some that look nicer.

At the moment I'm working on this sweater. I know it's summertime but I figure this is a nice easy project that I can just sort of pick up when theres a little extra time and maybe have a sweater by fall. The yarn Im using is some stuff I got in a yarn swap. It's the same color as the pattern in the picture and gets the exact guage on the same size needles. Maybe it was destined to be. There are 11 nicely wound center pull balls of it all three ounces each. I think there will be more than enough. The person who sent it to me said that the lady she bought it from said it was 100% wool. I did a test swatch and it sort of felted but not really so I dont really know.

New job starts tomorrow! Kinda scary! posted by susan Monday, May 19, 2003
Sunday, May 18, 2003
The cameras still not in my posession so no pics today.

Oh and on the font front, Im not ignoring you guys, Im just having a hard time figuring out how to change it to a color that looks nice. White on the purple was kind of dizzying to look at. I'm ashamed to say that I didn't make the template and I know nothing about web design. A really sweet person from the
Get Crafty boards did it for me. Maybe it's time my blog got a complete overhaul? I know a lot of you are really talented in that area so if you have any tips or advice on how I can make the template nicer to look at I'd be glad to hear it! posted by susan Sunday, May 18, 2003
Thursday, May 15, 2003
BLOG POLL!!!!!

What color should my font be? Someones told me it's hard to read. A) Do you agree? B) If so, what color do you think it should be? C) Any other suggestions about my blog? It's up to you, my loyal readers, to let me know what you'd like to see! Dont worry, I wont be insulted =).
posted by susan Thursday, May 15, 2003