Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Boy Howdy, look at me go!

So since I can pretty much tell I'm going to do all right with this pattern, I guess you can see a picture of what it's going to look like.

Ain't it puuuuuurty? :)

And so I finished my first shell. And I didn't even screw it up! I can't believe it! You know, they say RELIEF is spelled ROLAIDS. Not true. Relief is spelled hey-look-I'm-almost-at-the-end-of-the-row-and-have-the-right-amount-of-stitches-left!

I'll put up a picture of my first little complicated pattern shell tomorrow. I'm about to fall over dead. Note the time. Yes, I'm crazy.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Yarn snobs better not read this...

So I had to buy some yarn today for this gorgeous heirloom baby blanket I want to do. No, no pictures of it yet because I don't want to embarrass myself if I can't do it. Heeeee! As if what I'm about to write isn't embarrassing enough. So I'm doing it in Caron Simply Soft (almost hurts to say it) in an off-white. I'm sorry yarn snobs! I just can't buy 50 bazillion ounces of alpaca blend right now. :( You just wait. I'll show you yarn snobs. This blanket is going to knock your socks off.

Oh yes. And knitting is not doing good things for my marriage. *snicker* Today I had to sneak in 4 skeins of yarn, a pair of circular needles, some tapestry needles, plus the six pairs of straight needles I won on eBay that arrived today. Didn't work. He found them in my office and asked where they came from, then copped some attitude as if my addiction is not worth of spending money on. Pfffffffffft! He can bite me. :)

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Insert witty title here

Here's my first post in my new blog! Weeeeeeeee! I've never blogged before, and I'm not terribly interesting, either. But I do want to have a place to show off my projects. I make jewelry, and it's really fun. I like that I can complete a projet rather quickly and have something cool to wear. I like immediate gratification. OMG You're kidding me. No smilies in this thing? Waaaaaaaaaaaaa! I need smilies! *sniff* I suppose I'll get over it. Eventually. *sniff*

Now, a few weeks ago I was inexplicably overtaken by this intense desire to knit. I blame the Sybermoms Yarn Whores. Damn them. Damn them straight to hell. The Old Beadies got to me first, then the Yarn Whores. Sigh. I really do love them. :) Anyway, so I went to Wally World and got two (2) needles, and a couple skeins of cheap yarn. Yeah, someone should have told me that you don't want to learn to knit with really, really dark blue fuzzy yarn. So back to Wally World I went, where I got a couple balls of Peaches and Cream in pink/white/purple and blue/white/purple. Muuuuuuuuch bettah.

So there I am with my yarn and my needles sitting in front of the computer staring at videos, occasionally cussing the extremely perky woman explaining how I should be doing this. Eventually I got good enough to sit elsewhere, but sometimes I still had to run back to the computer to cuss perky bitch a couple more times. I'm now completely weaned off cussing her, but I still check in on her from time to time to figure out how to do something.

And so the addiction begins. And now I've aptually set up a blog about my crafts. How sad is that? Ha! I didn't even know knitting blogs existed a few short months ago, and if you would have told me about them, I would have said, "Yeeeeeeeeeeeesh! How boring!" But I love, love, love reading knitting blogs now. Like I needed another timesuck. Ha!

So anyway, this blog is about knitting, jewelry-making, and probably a few bits about life in general in between.

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