Sparkle Moxie

Friday, July 28, 2006

So, I was going to have photos of my Noni bag, the unbaptized, yet speedily finished supposedly vacation knitting, but I was having issues with the flower embellishment. In that it was far too big. I, knitting goof that I am, made the flower per the instructions, without considering that it might need to be smaller to go with the bag (which I had felted to be one inch less than the specifications). That mofo got felted 2 1/2 times, and then I kind of had to pin it in a way that made the petals curl in, making it seem smaller.

But that will be up when I get back, for yes, I am going on my first REAL vacation, out of the country and everything. D and I are going on a cruise, baby. I'm so fricking excited. And when I'm back, I'll have photos, knitting, and more likely than not, a sunburn.

Holla!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Somehow, whenever I mention a project here, it languishes in knitting libido. Which is weird, because you'd think that mentioning it here would be like baptizing it, but nope. I started what was supposed to be my vacation knitting, and I'm almost done with it. I just have to felt something, and I'll have pictures, hopefully tomorrow.

Peace out and Goodnight!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Naive Knitting is gone! I'm really kind of upset about that. She hadn't posted since February, but I kept checking just in case. That's where I got the tweedy pattern that I used for MattyJ's birthday scarf, and, in general, she just made cute stuff.

Today I was working on the shrug for Y2E, and noticed a mistake in the pattern. So I ripped it out. When I took it off the needles, it looked a little big. And when I say little, I mean at least two sizes too big. You know, like the Grinch's heart. I took a break, but I just don't know what to do about it.

But I did see The Devil Wears Prada, and let me say this - I actually had to restrain myself (multiple times) from leaning over and tellling Natalie "I LOVE those shoes." And that pleated skirt she wears at the end. And dear god but that was some pristine make-up. Positively drool-worthy.

In tribute to the loss of Naive Knitting, here is MattyJ's scarf, which is entirely too short on his six foot self. And Hailey, looking hawt.

Thursday, July 06, 2006


Buh-jeebus but I didn't mean to go so long without posting. The laptop went all a-wonk yet again because of this stupid virus. Tonight, by total chance, I checked it and everything seems to be working for the time being, so blog, baby, blog!

My birthday was a week ago, and for whatever reason, 26 makes me feel old. 25 didn't. But 26 does. Eh. I got yarn money, woot, and went to Yarntopia to spend it all. Since D and I are going on a cruise at the end of the month (!), I decided to make a shawl. Actually, I decided a shawl would be perfect when I saw French Girl's Zia pattern. That thing is gorgeous. I didn't want to buy the recommended yarn, but I found colors that matched pretty much perfectly in Nashua's wool and alpaca blend, so I've been working on that. So far, it is very yum. I was working on it at S-Bucks today, and as I was leaving, the baristas started asking me questions about it. They also asked me if I was a Knitta, and while I was very flatterered, I was also very sad to have to say no, I am not a Knitta. I'd rock it if I were, though.