Monday, December 25, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
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
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
- 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
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
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
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
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 Knitpicks.com. 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
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
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
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Friday, June 16, 2006
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Saturday, June 10, 2006
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
Monday, June 05, 2006
Me acabo de apuntar para la Copa Mundial de Tejido ella lo empezo http://yarn-monkey.blogspot.com, 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 http://yarn-monkey.blogspot.com 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.