Monday, April 30, 2007


I finished my "We Call Them Pirates" hat! It's great... for the most part. I effed up a little. The rows on the brim don't match up 100%. Just the brim. How does that happen? WHY does that happen!? Obviously I did something wrong, but at the same time, I have no idea what I did. Sigh. Here is the hat.

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See? Everything else is FINE. I just don't get it. It's made out of Lion's Brand Baby Soft in Black and White. I wanted to use acrylic for my first major Fair-Isle project in case I had to frog a lot. I only had to frog two rows because of one stitch. Oh well. I like it. My dad likes it (which is good because it's his). I didn't do the provisional cast on for the liner. I'm lazy and scared. :) I have the yarn that the pattern calls for on the way. But instead of black and white, it's red and dark grey. I can't wait to try the yarn, coated with teflon? I should make gloves out of that...

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

~* Swap! *~

So my first personal swap is officially completed. :) I swapped with Jaye (from craftster). It was awesome cuz she's from Australia. :D

Here is what I sent:

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Lots and lots and lots of Hershey's dark chocolate... Bars, pieces, sticks, and M&M's... Lots of buttons. My favorite are the blue ones on the bottom right. They're dark blue with light blue opalish snowflakes on them... but you can't see the snowflakes from the pics that i took. :( Last but not least... My kureyon mitts. :) (don't worry, I bought more Noro and I have allllll summer to knit more.) :D

Here is what I got:

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The cutest pair of earrings (I thought I had good pics of everything... pffft. Teaches me to think.). A whoppee cushion that will be making mischief. A chocolate bunny puzzle. :) Look at the pretty pretty wool! I cannot WAIT to spin it!!!!!! It's so soft! I love the purple and the blue. I'm going to dye the white (though I have no idea what color yet), but I think I may leave the grey... I kinda like it natural. I can't wait to open the Timtams... though I'm afraid to... My dad has already started eyeing them up. He was in the Navy and I guess hasn't had them for a very long time... I suppose I can share. :) And last but not least, an amazing felted necklace. :) It's got the prettiest colors and it's just so cute!

All in all a VERY successful first swap and I can't wait to participate in more. :)

Sunday, April 22, 2007



So... Sometimes we are smart... and sometimes we are not. I put some of my pictures into folders in This is why I don't organize things... Here are the pics that I *accidentally* deleted the links for in the previous post... Oooooooooooops.

Blue and Purple Hand Dyed...
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Red and Pink Hand Dyed....
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Handspun goodness...
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Blah. I may now be a brunette... but I was born a blonde.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I'm A Slacker...

In the past two weeks I have done... pretty much nothing. Went to a wedding... played cards... knit a little. I took a break from knitting after I decided to frog my 1up beanie. It was a sad day. Now it's sitting there in three pretty piles waiting for me to cast on again. Alas, beanie, it's for the best. After asking for help on craftster, I figured out that I need to weave my little floaters in. It'll be that much better in the long run, I promise. So, to practice my Fair Isle, I am making the We Call Them Pirates hat from It's great so far, time consuming, but great. I'm using acrylic yarn. Baby Soft. :) This is my first time doing major Fair Isle and using needles smaller than US 5. I'm nervous... lol. I'm not doing the provisional cast on because I didn't have size 1 any kind of needles... and I really didn't feel like buying any. I have size 2 circs... but no. I'm a lazy slacker.

I dyed some more yarn. :) The boyfriend dyed the purple/blue and I dyed the red/pink. He said mine looked like love... I was going more for angry at the time, but now it reminds me of love. Heh. Here are some pics! Same as before... KnitPicks 100% Superwash Wool (and I still have 4 skeins left!) Kool-Aid dyed... The blue/purple is Berry Blue and Grape. The red/pink is Strawberry and Pink Lemonade. It's easier for me to wind them into these crappy balls from the dyed skein and THEN into hanks or center pulled balls... for some reason for me it gets tangled.... every time there are tangles. Oh well, it's probably me. :)

Sorry this one is so blurry, I didn't realize it until I uploaded it... Meh. All you need is the colors. :)

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This one is actually not this red throughout, the pic just has a lot of red. :)

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I got my spindle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bought a spindle from etsy and it came with some pretty pretty roving/batt (what's it called?). I spun it all by myself. ALL BY MYSELF. :) I'm excited. I can't tell anyone around me... they don't care as much. It sucks having no knitters by you. :( Here's a pic of the spindle and yarn... Let me know if it sucks. I need all the help I can get. Did I spin it too tight?

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The boyfriend's dad made me some spindles... I can't wait to try those out also. I bought some carded wool in pretty autumn colors that I'm going to spin.... Wish me luck. :)

PS: I expanded my stash some more... I'll post pics later... I need to organize my stash, it's getting out of control. hehehehe