Thursday, June 18, 2009

Does NOT Count

I am not updating my "haven't bought yarn" counter.

Even though KP is shipping something to me right now.

The shipment includes 3 things

  • --3 balls of serrano shine sport--this doesn't count because I didn't buy enough yarn for a baby blanket I'm working on. OBVIOUSLY I need the yarn, and it was my own fault that it wasn't in the orig order
  • --2 balls of blackberry WOTA--this doesn't count because it's for my mom's mittens. And I bought it previously, but the thrumming wasn't going right and all the thrumming was all over the outside and so I couldn't frog it because it will be yucky.
  • --1 set of size 3 needles--this doesn't count because i am suspicious that one of my 3s from an orig set was actually a large 2. Since I can't prove it, I must replace and accept that I will now have 9 size 3 needles, and 6 large 2s

None of this counts. I checked the rule book. HA.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My correction is up

Glee. A while back I told you I sent a correction to interweave knits. And by you, I mean the two people who even read this blog (one being me). Sigh...

no one knows my lonely dreams
no one hears my lonely screams

Anywho...the corrections is up.


it's the correction in the instructions for turning the heel.

worship me as the knitting ninja I am

In other news, my name on ravelry changed. Not by some mystical force, but because Jennifer8 was as exciting as my high school boyfriend (he is not one of the two people who read this, so I figure he's fair game).

It is now NINJAJEN...


Friday, June 12, 2009

The Quest That Was

There once was a quest.
A quest to not buy yarn until all of the projects were done.

But what happens when an impossible quest meets impossibly gorgeous yarn?

The quest dies.


Or as I like to call it...that bar right outside the AA meeting. I saw it. I bought it. And I got others to buy it too.

Lead and Ketamine. (yes Ketamine is a horse tranquilizer)...

In my defense, it was all Canadian money, which shouldn't really count. I mean, it's Canadian...

And it was really pretty. And it was less that 20..well if you only bought on of them it was. And the store just opened Monday.


Counter reset.

It's been 0 days since I bought yarn, and no BL, I don't know what I'm making with it.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Quest Continues

So right now I have three things on the hooks, 1 thing on the needles...all gifts. This doesn't count the three pairs of socks I have in progress. One of which I'm going to rip out.

I cast on a baby blanket for a friend. I usually crochet tight, so I went up from a G to an H. I get the base done which is 7 square motifs. And it's long.

Luckily I was with my knitting group--which OMIGOD I LOVE. And i look at them: "okay guys, this is supposed to be 7 motifs by 10 motifs. This is 7"

"That's not a baby blanket, Jen, that's an afghan"

Good to know, so i'm making it 7 by 6. I think it'll be fine, and I'm not doing the edging, cuz it's dumb. Sorry but picot chains are just a waste of yarn in most cases. Plus it's for a boy. And it's just dumb.

If i have enough yarn, I'll do a crab stitch on the outside, which adds a really nice beaded edge.

We'll see how it turns out.

Monday, June 1, 2009

When not knitting

I've been cleaning

No really.

Tonight, I seriously cleaned for 5 hours. FIVE HOURS.

I cleaned out old food from my cabinets, merged bottles of red wine vinegar...and moved appliances around. I lemon oiled (gosh i love this stuff) my knife handles. I scrubbed the floor.

This would not even be worth a blog, if it wasn't just so freakin' weird.

I also rearranged my kitchen. So hopefully I'll actually use some of my space instead of using the kitchen table as a crap repository. Now, I'm trying to chill and do some crocheting on a new project.

My quest continues. Until ALL of my gift projects are out of this house, not a skein of non-for-gift yarn will come in...