Monday, December 25, 2006

Feliz Navidad!

Que Dios los llene de bendiciones y salud.

Casi acabamos de empacar y ya estamos listos para mudarnos. Nos vemos en Juarez!

May God filled you with blessings and health.

Almost done packing and all ready to move. See you in Juarez!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

How much is too much?

I don't know if you know, but I'm moving, and not just a small move, I'm moving all the way from Indiana to El Paso, Tx. Most of my stuff I'm leaving here in storage, but not the yarn, oh no, the yarn is moving with me. So, as it happens with all the people that need to pack, I've been spending a lot of time online (no connection there, but it's the truth) and came across this contest, I said "what the hell, I'm already packing I might as well count how much I have" and guess how much I had...

172, mostly thriftstore impulse buys, some gifts, some regrets. As you can see mine is not even close to this.

While packing I also found this:

THE BASKET OF SHAME or the UFO's graveyard (for my non-knitting family members UFO=unfinished objects), wanna see what's in it?

Top: It was going to be a scarf and then a purse, but I didn't like it, I like the yarn though, Lion Brand's Landscapes.

Bottom: A shawl out of the 25 cent yarn that I bought at Target, should've seen that coming.

Disco Monkey: Made out of 2 Bernat's Disco yarn that I got in the mail for FREE. I actually like the body, but I think the head needs a do-over.

A shrug, my own pattern. I ran out of yarn Moda Dea's Ricochet in Rock. If you have some that you don't want I'll take it! Still, I think the sleeves are too long.

My almost finished Knitting World Cup project (scroll down a bit). I'll probably have to frogg it beacuse it's too small.

My first pair of socks. I thought I was being clever by doing two at the same time, you know, to beat the "second sock syndrome", I guess I got bored with the color. I'll try to finish them on my way to Tx.

Beautiful sunburst sling bag in recycled silk. I only need to weave in the ends and sew the lining. It's a little bit on the heavy side.

This one I just started it about 2 weeks ago. It's the IK's heart sachet. I'm using a thriftstore silk yarn that makes my throat itch (bottom left corner, behind the green yarn on stash picture).

This is a hat for me. The yarn is Manos del Uruguay (Thanks! C-L and Ed). I finished it but didn't like it, so I'm doing it again.

A fingerless (and mateless) mitten. My own pattern, knitted on 2 straight needles. The thumb turned too tight, so guess what? I'm frogging it.

My first boobholder attempt, the yarn was too bulky.

The start of a Log Cabin blanket. I had a color combination planned out, but now I'm rethinking it.

Boobholder 2nd attempt, almost finished (keyword in all these UFO's is almost), all I need to do is weave in the ends and put a button. It's a present for a friend.

A scarf for my little brother, simple in a color that matches his school uniform.

So, what do you think? Do you have more UFO's? Let's see if I can dig up some FO's for the next post.

Sunday, December 10, 2006


I finally finished my sister's birthday present! It was a little late (her birthday was in October), but it was knitted with lots of love and good intentions, you see, this is supposed to be a "good love" charm, something that will help her navigate the complex road of singlehood and help her get to her "destination" safe and sound. I didn't tell her all of this, I guess she'll find out when she reads this post. Sis: I love you.

Here's Jack modeling the scarf

Here's a close-up

I don't have the finished measurments, I was in a big hurry to get it in the mail before 3pm, I think it ended up being 5 1/2" by 70" (?). I used almost 2 skeins of Classic Elite Yarns "Miracle" (50% Alpaca, 50% Tencel) in color Ladyslipper. This yarn is sooo soft! It also has a nice sheen to it, you can't really tell from the pictures (note to self: take better pictures). The stitch pattern is from Vogue's stitchionary Vol. 1, I just added 2 stitches on each side to make a garter stitch border. I knitted each half separately and used 3-needle bind off to seam it. I didn't know this similar pattern existed, great minds think alike!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Some FO's

It's been awhile since I posted something related to knitting, but that doesn't mean that I have not been knitting, here's the proof:

- Felted Slippers for DH

Before and after felting (with camera case for reference)

I used the KP yarn that I got for a messenger bag. DH loves them. I will definitely make a pair for me. I used this pattern.

- Beret for a friend

I used Plymouth's Suri Merino yarn and this pattern. My friend has some rough times ahead of her, hopefully this hat will maker her feel a tiny-bit better. This yarn is sooooo soft!

- Heart headband for another friend

I don't know if you can tell, but it has a heart pattern. I used some Kool-aid dyed yarn that I had and made up the pattern.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Un poco de musica

Como muchos sabran a Robe le gusta ir a conciertos, y despues de un tiempo de "inactividad" hemos (dijo la mosca) agarrado vuelo. El problema es que vivimos en un pueblo chico, asi que para ir a los conciertos hay que manejar al menos una hora a Indianapolis, o tres a Colombus OH o a St. Louis MO, y esto nomas es de ida. Bueno pues aqui los dejo con la lista de los mas recientes:

En el verano fuimos al OZZFEST en Indianapolis, System of a Down cerro. Aqui esta un poquito de eso (No es el mejor video, pero peor es nada)

En Septiembre fuimos a Indy a ver a Roger Waters y su show "Dark Side of the Moon", ahi no permitian camaras, el sonido era EXCELENTE. Para aquellos que no sabian (como yo), el era parte de PINK FLOYD y se avento el disco de DARK SIDE OF THE MOON com-ple-tito, para no ser fan de Pink Floyd me la pase muy bien.

En Octubre fuimos a ver a los RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS, THE MARS VOLTA les abrio. El sonido no era tan bueno, pero estuvo bien. Esto fue en Colombus, Ohio.

En Noviembre fuimos a ver LEZ ZEPPELIN, una banda de puras chavas que tocan covers de LED ZEPPELIN, he aqui una probadita (chequen el solo de la bateria)

El domingo pasado fuimos a St. Louis, MO a ver a WOLFMOTHER, valio la pena las 3 horas de ida y 3 de regreso solo para estar ahi 1.5 hrs. Al vocalista le aventaron un bra, al parecer es el segundo del tour...hojala lo hubiera filmado

Y la empacada? Bien gracias.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Adios Bloomington

(Scroll down for the English version)

Ya se que la hice mucho de emoción y a lo mejor la noticia no es lo que esperaban, no, no estoy embarazada (hasta donde yo se). La gran noticia es que nos regresamos a vivir Juárez!!!...(pausa que permite digerir lo que acabas de leer). A lo mejor se preguntaran, es una buena noticia? Porque? Cuanto tiempo se van a quedar? Donde van a vivir? Que van a hacer? Quien mato a JFK?, para algunas todavía no tengo respuesta, y no precisamente la de JFK. El plan es regresarnos hasta que Robe entre a la residencia de patología (con el favor de dios Junio o Julio) y de esa manera empezara su “entrenamiento” con su papa un poco antes. Esperamos llegar para antes de navidad. Esta es definitivamente una EXCELENTE noticia, para mi, para Robe, para nuestras familias y esperemos también para ustedes. Estamos muy emocionadillos. Adiós Bloomington, te vamos a extrañar, pero por otro lado NOS VAMOS A JUAREZ!!!

p.s. A robe le fue muy bien en su entrevista en Minneapolis y tiene otra en Hartford el 1ro de Diciembre, mandenle buena vibra.

This might not be an exact translation of the text in Spanish (sorry I’m not as good as Jazy) but you’ll get the idea. Nop, I’m not pregnant (as far as I know). We’re moving to Juarez!. We decided that It would be a good opportunity for Roberto to train with his dad while he waits to get into the Pathology Residency Program (if all goes as planned June or July). So, my last day at MCPL is December 10th and we should be on the road by the 18 or 19. We still haven’t worked out some of the minor details, like where will live (Juarez or El Paso?), where are we going to leave our stuff? Among other logistical problems (we have 2 cars and only one Driver’s License). We’re very excited! I hope you come and visit us, you know that mi casa es su casa. Roberto’s interview in Minneapolis went pretty well and he has another in Hartford on the 1st of December, send good thoughts his way. I’ll try to keep you posted on all the packing details, actually I’m looking forward to packing, I’ll finally know for sure what’s under the bed ;-)

Friday, November 10, 2006


Ayer cocine CHILES EN NOGADA, yo creo que mas que los tacos este es el plato mas mexicano que existe, por los colores que reflejan la bandera de Mexico.

Modestia aparte me quedaron muy ricos.

La ocasion? Los cocine para desearle buena suerte a Robe en su entrevista. Despues les platico como le fue.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Nuevo "look"

Pues despues de pensarla mucho, por fin me corte el pelo. He aqui la foto del antes, comiendo un taco de chorizo con queso (para antojar a jazy y gera), notese hasta donde me llega el cabello en la espalda, hacia mucho tiempo que no lo traia asi de largo, desde marzo que no me lo cortaba (mi amiga Q me lo corto cuando vino de visita).

Tadan! He aqui el "despues", no se aprecia mucho pero la parte de enfrente es mas larga que la de atras, ahi disculpen la "cara", saliendodel trabajo fui al mall a cortarmelo. La chava me lo aliso, yo pensaba llegar a pintarmelo (no se alcanza a ver en la foto pero traigo una mega-raiz!). Luego que me lo pinte y me lo enchine pongo otra foto.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Oh! Brother

Look what I found! A Brother KX-350 knitting machine. I have no idea waht to do with it, I've never used one, but for $20 dlls I could not resist. I comes with the manual and the videotape. I might use it to make my DH a felted messenger bag, I got the yarn (and some color cards and the superwash "swiss" to try it out) from If anyone out there has any idea if this was a good buy or if this is a good machine, please let me know!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Orangina is finally done!

I think I started it in March, but I'm not sure. After about 15 false starts (and a little bit of hair lose) it's finally done! I think it's too small, and up until I saw the post pictures I didn't like the way it looked on me, I thought it made me look too "boxy", but now it kinda grew on me. I better wear it before the weather changes. Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Done!..Well almost

I'm finished with the sleeves (got them done while watching the Germany vs Italy match), now I'm blocking, not sure if this is how I'm supposed to do it, I didn't use steam. Here's a picture of the almost finished product, I have to practice the crochet edge on the swatch first before doing it on the real thing. Hopefully I'll have it done by Friday, so I can wear it to Kate's book presentation.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Bad blogger

I really don't think that anyone is reading this, not even my family ;-) still if I have a blog I should really try to give updates more often. This update comes to you courtesy of the bookmobile laptop, so no pictures today. I'm done with the back, left and right fronts, yey! I casted on one of the sleeves today, hopefully I'll be done with the sleeves in a couple of days at the most and I cans start to worry about the crochet edge. I'll take pictures of the body while blocking it. By the way, Mexico got eliminated by Argentina. Have a great 4th of July.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

More bad news....

Jazy y Abril esperando a que empiece el partido en Kilroy's,
chequense las camisetas que Jazy diseño.
Tristemente empatamos con Angola 0-0, no era los que estabamos esperando, pero en fin, a ver que pasa con Portugal.
No he tejido nada.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Bad news...

I finally finished the back, but it turns out that the length was wrong, so I decided to frog it (no, no pictures of the massacre), not all of it, just the last 8 inches, so sad....I just hope to finish, have you seen the goodies on yarn-monkey's blog? That's my motivation, screw the sweater, I want a prize!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

So far, so good

This is my progress on the back, I still have another 3" to go. The yarn is soft, not too splitty, but it doesn't knit very even, or I should say, it shows the mood i was in while knitting it, I hope blocking will take care of that.


Mexico 3 - Iran 1

Saturday, June 10, 2006

En sus marcas, listos..Fuera!

LLevo un dia de retraso pero creo que hice buen progreso hoy, este es el modelo que estoy tejiendo, va a ser mi primer sweater y ademas tiene toda la orilla "crocheteada" y nunca he hecho crochet asi que a lo mejor se me dificulta un poco eso. En vez del estambre recomendado estoy usando Cascade Pima Silk en color amarillo paja, esta muy suavecito y bonito el estambre pero no se teje a la misma tension que el recomendado asi que tuve que hacer modificaciones, jejejeje. Los mantendre informados (si esque a alguien le importa)

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Sin confirmacion o fotos

Pues se supone que debo de recibir un correo que diga que ya estoy inscrita en el Knitting World Cup pero todavia no llega nada, si no llega para mañana voy a volver a escribirle a yarn-monkey. La camara se la llevo Robe a Alemania y todavia no tengo oportunidad de usar la de Jazy. Ya empece a hacer la "muestra" para ver que numero de agujas uso y eso, en fin, yo empiezo a tejer el proyecto ah! que es un sweater de manga corta y cruzado de enfrente que se publico en Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2005, como decia yo empiezo a montar puntos el viernes a las 12 del dia tiempo de aqui.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Knitting World Cup!

Me acabo de apuntar para la Copa Mundial de Tejido ella lo empezo, ya tengo un proyecto en mente pero aun no me decido. Despues les enseño las fotos., si esque le agarro la onda a esto del "blog"

I just signed up for the Knitting World Cup, you can read about it here I have a project in mind but haven't decided yet. I'll post pictures of the yarn and project as soon as I figure this "blog" thing out.