Friday, December 28, 2007
I had brought in three skeins of Katia Ingenua to try to over dye. No one thought it would turn out the way it did. It was not rocket science either, we just skeined the yarn on a swift, tied it up, shoved it into a large zip lock and I dumped different colors of dye into them. It came really cool though.
Well, I was taking stash pictures for my Ravelry account (ID: Kamala) when I found them. So below is the original color and the new over dyed one.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Since I last posted, I have made what is turning into the yearly trip to the Isles-this time Ireland. More on that later (man you take over 1000 pics getting them ready takes along time). But in the mean time-knitting!
I got some of that ultra coshie goodness Malabrigo Merino. I only bought two skeins but I should be enough to do Shifting Sands.
Also in my stash was was Microspun by Lion Brand. I had enough to do the body of Knitty's Mariposa, so with Joann coupons and mother in hand I picked up to purple ones for the trim.
Friday, June 08, 2007
I picked up some other things including a Franklin planner that was on clearance. I really got it for the binder for myDIY Planner
One of the cutes things I picked up was this little notebook of graph paper.On the knitting front:
WHAT THE HECK?!?!? NOOOOO!!!!
My Knit Picks needle separated from the cord. Lucky me, only 10 stitches went off and I had some watch glue to fix it at home. Good as new but still...I was going through some old notebooks and found this. I have no clue what I was trying to design or when-some piece of jewelry.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
TOTAL YARDS: 111,388.5 yards.
OMG how did this happen...I have no will control when it comes to yarn. What is scary is that I can tell you what project I bought every skein for.
Anyone have a Bond knitting machine that they would like to go to a good home. I think I am going to need it.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
My guilty pleasures for the week have included listen to Tokio Hotel, a German band, and Blood Ties on Lifetime.
Blood Ties are based on a series of books by Tanya Huff. The books were good but the show is 100x better. There is something about seeing these characters on the screen that captures me in a way the books were not able too. I hope Tanya will write in this world again. (Maybe I should try reading them again.)
Tokio Hotel is a boy band from Germany. I surprisingly remember enough German to understand what they are singing about and the songs are very good. Now they have recorded some of them in English but they loose something in the translation. Rette Mich and Spring Nicht are my favs by them.
Ahh Guilty Pleasures we all need them.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Well actually 2 novels are being worked on this year. My first is a futuristic paranormal (kind of) story. CSI meets something I have not quite figured out yet. But it has a vampire like society and touches of Jack the Ripper. I had started the story a while ago and have totally ripped (no pun intended) apart on the advice of a friend and have made some serious changes. So this is where we are now
13,556 / 100,000
The second book is being plotted and I have a few scenes typed out. Plotting a story is becoming an interesting experience.
It is a Paranormal Romance set in Salem. Dresden Files meets CSI meets Anita Blake and Merry Gentry.
We have two murderers running around in a paranormal world.
1,800 / 100,000
But yes some knitting is being done and some beading.