Monday, February 25, 2008

ribbed for her pleasure

"ribbed for her pleasure" hahahahaha that sounds like the name of a condom, doesn't it?

anyhoo, earlier this week i started the "simple sock in three sizes" by cat bordhi. i'm all excited about learning her method of knitting socks on two circular needles. especially since i needed some retail therapy and dropped nearly $100 on 6 pairs of addi turbos (2 each in sizes 1, 2 and 3). this sock is turning out so well. i am just about to start the gusset and it was a wee bit fussy to get the stitches situated right but now i should be good to go! here are a few pics that i took:

at this rate i will have a complete pair of socks in just a few more days!

i'd better go to bed. after all tomorrow IS a work day, right?


Thursday, February 21, 2008

before and after

i am SO excited.

yesterday i went to target and got these wire cube organizer thingies. i figured it was time to do something with my stash so it didn't look such a bleepin' mess. i have acquired so much yarn over the years, and mostly it sat in bins, overflowing. i never knew exactly what i had because i couldn't even see the stuff at the bottom of the bins. here's the before pics:

and here's the result of an evening of hard work:

isn't it lovely? that little corner of my bedroom feels like a freakin' yarn shop! now i'm not sure what to do with the 2 empty bins that i have. i don't have any room for storage, but maybe my best friend will be able to use them. she and her hubby are preparing to sell their house so maybe she can use the bins to store some of the stuff they want to keep. i dunno, but since my stash is so freakin' organized now, i don't need 'em!

for the most part, i sorted first by fiber, then by weight. it's not perfect but i'm gonna do like tim gunn says, and "MAKE IT WORK!"

anyway, if you want to get some of these bins, get thyself over to your local target store. they are on sale this week, you get a set of six cubes for $12.99 ... not a bad deal.

and now, maybe i can get a little knitting or crocheting in before i go to bed.

nighty night, amigos!


a reason to celebrate

i know that this is mostly a knitting blog, but sometimes i can't help but post about real life.

earlier this evening i had dinner with my honey. he is a really good cook, and he made jambalaya ... how could i say no? anyway after dinner, we were just sitting together, cuddling, talking and basically being all lovey-dovey, and he said that tomorrow (which is really today now) was the fourth anniversary of his quitting drinking. he has told me horror stories of his drinking days and i wouldn't wish any of that stuff on my worst enemy. making the decision to quit was pretty easy, from what he has told me ... he was tired of the hangovers, the headaches, the feeling crappy, and all the other stuff he piled on top of the liquor, just to try to feel better. i imagine that the actual quitting wasn't quite as easy as the deciding to quit, but he did it and hasn't looked back. i realize that being that guy has maybe helped to shape who he is today and i am SO thankful that *this* is the guy that i know and love.

happy anniversary, baby!

Monday, February 18, 2008

new project



i PROMISED myself that i wouldn't start anything new until i freakin' FINISHED something, but ... after spending a small fortune to buy 6 pairs of addi turbos i just HAD to start a sock using cat bordhi's 2 circ method. just. had. to. so i did and it's going gangbusters. i've already knitted up about an inch of 2x2 ribbing, and according to cat's pattern i have 5 more inches to go. so now that i've got the hang of it, i will leave it alone for a while so that i can finish the baby blanket for my friend malissa, or that hand towel for my bathroom. the crocheted log cabin blanket is definitely a longer-term WIP and doesn't really count. but for pete's sake, i gotta finish something already. start-itis really does get the best of me ... finish-itis rarely does. anyhoo, i will post a pic of the sock once i get a little further into it, k?


my favorite foot model

here's some pics of my honey modeling his socks. i think he wore them to bed the other night ;-)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

so. much. fun!

okay. so this past weekend was full ... of ... knitting. here's how it went down:

* friday : met up with friends for knitters night out at heavenly creations, a LYS here in columbus. there were close to 20 of us there, knitting, crocheting, laughing, talking, and of course buying stuff! i ended up buying 4 skeins of plymouth encore chunky, so that i can cast on for a palindrome scarf. afterwards four of us went for a late dinner at noodles.

* saturday : woke up early, piddled around my apartment, surfing the web, doing a wee little bit of housework. around 3pm, my best friend, her mom and my downstairs neighbor gathered at my place for a whole afternoon of knitting, eating (pizza, potato chips & dip, soda and beer!), and lots and lots of laughing. i think it was around 9 or so when the party broke up.

* sunday : my best friend and some of our knitting friends had a fantastic lunch at buca di beppo. what could be better? friends, grrrrreat pasta, amazing wine, cheesy garlic bread ... it was just amazing. then we headed off to nationwide arena for sticks n stitches. the blue jackets lost and i didn't win a ravelry bag. BUT it was still a really fun time!

i think that was the best weekend of the entire year so far.

in other news i've finally made it to the toe decreases on eric's second sock. my honey will soon have a whole PAIR! can't wait for him to put them on. i will definitely take pictures of him wearing them :-)

i'd better get back to knitting. ordinarily i'd be thinking about going to bed right around now, but that 2 hour nap i took today pretty much messed me up. i will stay up until i finish the sock, then maybe i will work on one of my other WIPs. i can't wait to get some of this stuff finished ... i'm itchin' to cast on for something new!


Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

sock yarn from ebay

i was soooooooooo excited to receive all of this sock yarn that i purchased from ebay recently. YAY!!! i haven't started using or swatching it yet, but as SOON as i finish up some of my current WIPs i will cast on for a pair of socks for me me me ... using cat bordhi's 2 circs method!!

... this has been a QuietStorm production, dahling ...