Monday, June 30, 2008


First off, check this out:

I did the birthday swap on Ravelry, and Michele (who shares a birthday with me!) totally spoiled me. I've been eyeing that pagewood farm sock yarn forever! And now I finally have a harlot book to call my own... Seriously. Awesome.

Mom spoiled me too; that's a Jordana Paige knitter's satchel in PINK! The bag is so wonderfully large that, come the apocalypse, I will have the kitchen sink and plenty of knitting in there. I love that thing. I never figured I would be a very good bag whore, but I stand corrected.

And one of my best friends, Claire, spoiled me as well by MAKING me these amazing note cards:

Did I mention that the evil girl also picked up knitting really quickly? Well, she did, and her first project was an Irish Hiking Scarf. Seriously, she's going to be knitting circles around me in no time.

The real birthday celebrations are happening later, as right now I really should be studying for the exam I have tomorrow and working on the paper due on Wednesday. After that, lots of freedom for the rest of the summer, Vegas, and a biking trip.

Friday, June 20, 2008


Hello, my name is Amy, and I'm a noroholic.

The socks I showed you in the previous post were out of kureyon sock. But, I'm a noroholic and could not hold off on casting on for a noro sock swallowtail shawl. Yes, perhaps I have a problem. But I feel like the insane stripey colors are giving me back my knitting mojo which had been lost...

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Noro stripe sock

I'm doing a basic toe-up sock in noro sock yarn, and I'm striping by pulling from both ends of the yarn...

And, well, all the pukey colors converged at the bottom of the sock. I'm not sure I'm loving it.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Uh oh....


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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Lack of knitting...

I'm in a big fat knitting funk. How do you all deal with this? No project has really been holding my attention that much. It stinks! Even ravelry has been a bit boring lately. What's up with that? Nothing has been very inspiring, but I'd hate to start something new... I've been diverting my spare time to video games instead, especially Mass Effect. The most I've accomplished in the last few weeks knitting-wise is a couple of sets of pasties for a swap:

Trust me, they look really nice on the recipient's boobs.

But yarn is good for a lot of things! Don't forget that. I'm apparently a gardening retard, and didn't realize that my supposed bushy-variety pea plants would actually want to climb. The lovely folks at Lazy, Stupid, and Godless suggested making a ghetto pea-wall:

Finally! A use for that red heart!

For good measure, I'll show off the other plants. A tomato, and a pot of petunias. Send happy-veggie vibes this way, because I want a damn salad.