I Promise To Be True...

Eastern Europe 084 Go vote in KSD's Knitter's Hunk Contest!!Feast your eyes. It's down to the final rounds.

And in a lesser note, I hereby resolve to be monogamous.


In my fashion.


Knit on one thing at a time and not to start anything new until all my UFO's are either knit or frogged. (Except Lyra which I hereby resolve to finish before my death. Providing cloning catches on first.)

Huh. I wrote that on August 24th. A mere thirteen whatever days ago. (I tend to write these things and save them. Forever.)

The only thing I've finished is a washcloth and that's because the yarn ran out. Has that stopped me from falling in love and wanting desperately to cast on something new?

It has not. I am dying to cast on Brooke Nico's Lace Jacket, #13 in the new Vogue Knitting, It's very similar to Sleeves in your Pi by Gayle Roehm, that been in my To Knit list for centuries except Gayle Roehm's is more of a shawl-coat than shawl-sweater. So I can still knit both. (Those are Ravelry links so if you need to join to access them).

Blog pix 1690 I was so enamoured of it that I spent approximately (Ha. Like I'd admit it?) tossing my stash for the perfect yarn. J Knits Lace-a-licious in Sante Fe I picked up at Imagiknit yarn trolling w/Bev and Jewel, wow, a year ago April? that might be perfect if it was 150 yards longer and not quite my-skin-tone (more or less).

There's the burgundy Misti Alpaca Laceweight that might work except I've been knitting a Cheryl Oberle design with it. After deciding I should frog it once and for all and pulled it off the needles, I realized that wow, it's much bigger than I thought. (Unblocked even.)

In fact, it's a perfect size with a nice lace edging to finish it off and OMG, I have 400+ stitches to pick up now. On a slip st, psso, yo every 6 sts row. Kill me now. 

There's some gray silk that is in tiny, tiny skeins. The idea of winding it is sapping my will to live.

I can't find any size 5 addi lace turbos (that don't have a project on them). 

I shouldn't have made that vow. The Universe is making me live up to it.

Boxies and pictures of boxies

Mmip_569 Boxies? Anything like doxies? Probably not. Hmmm. Promising, a box full of newspaper and tissue wrap.......containing.....

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I'd edit that picture down but then you couldn't see the Minneapolis favorite Chocolate Passion Mousse mix or my coffee cup or the chocolate chip cookies I'd baked or half the vital paperwork parking on the kitchen island and there where would you be? Mmip_573

Knit rad, baby. Knit rad.

And from La, look at all those goodies: handpainted yarn by Claudia, tea, some yummy soap (well, not edibly yummy), notepad, circular needle (ASIDE: Do you know that if you have 80 kabillion unfinished projects, ten to one, that's where one hundred and fifty kabillion needles have disappeared to? It's true. I thought I had a million dpn's. I do. They're stuck in a million projects. But I'm planning on finishing them. Eventually). Mmip_576

So spoiled! It's good to be me.

I'd show a Hezekiah pic but as I spent yesterday stuck in bed having the worst combination of vertigo and migraine and was completely ABANDONED by her, phhhhffffffft on her.

She did deign to join me last night and snuggle under the covers.

The Dark Tower & Carrie

I spent the better part of the last few days holed up, grumpy and *reading. Since I seem to be frogging everything I knit, I decided to save time and NOT KNIT.


(Well, okay, so I did a bit of the border for the Lace Edged Top aka Golden Gate. But that's barely knitting. At least I didn't frog the whole thing.)

Then this!Carrie_graffiti_yarn_2  that you can get here, and more: such gorgeous yarn! Luckily there's The Dark Tower to go with it (black yarn). Bellamoden dyed it especially for me, yarn for Eunny's Endpaper Mitts. So perfect, eh?  A nice stained glass effect.....

I'm also a little partial to the Farenheit 451 yarn.....Farenheit_451_2

And because the quiz colors are too, too perfect with the Carrie yarn, stolen from Kniting in the Shadows:

You Are Sunset
Even though you still may be young, you already feel like you've accomplished a lot in life.
And you feel free to pave your own path now, and you're not even sure where it will take you.
Maybe you'll pursue higher education in a subject you enjoy - or travel the world for a few years.
Either way, you approach life with a relaxed, open attitude. And that will take you far!

Yes, yes, that's me in a nutshell. Relaxed, open attitude. Quit laughing, BFF & Brother & SIL.

*Read: Little Ice Age by Brian Fagan, fascinating and thankfully I've been deciphering celcius vs farenheit the last few years because otherwise it would've been a lot less understandable.Blog_pix_657

Secondhand Smoke by Karen Olson, the second in her Annie Seymour, journalist series. I enjoyed this one out more, maybe after finally getting into Saving Grace on TNT.

Winter Moon by Mereces Lacky, Tanith Lee and CE Murphy: Short stories by three good fantasy writers, I picked up the book for Banshee Cries by CE Murphy as it's the 1.5 book in her Jo Walker series. A nice way to spend the afternoon.

Am currently reading The Possiblity of an Island by Michel Houllebecq. Found through Dewey.

** Read previously and didn't post a review: Restitution by Lee Vance, read & reviewed by Joy who didn't care much for it but thought that it was the financial angle - I actually picked it up because of the financial angle and while I didn't dislike the book, the characters seemed very flat and plot driven. There were a few characters (notably the women) who would switch gears completely in a single conversation.