i've been wanting to update for a while now, but, i always feel like i need pictures to accompany each blog. sadly, the weather has been pretty crappy and thickly overcast so i didn't really have a chance to take any good pictures. today was a bit different, mostly cloudy, but once in a while the sun would find it's way through. i snapped some shots of my current works-in-progress and a few of my recent yarn purchases. ^_^
this is the blue yarn with the splotches of color in it. i've been knitting a really thin scarf in 1x1 ribbing.
i want to run my clippers over it to get rid of those little tiny strands
i realized earlier that i had not been to borders in a loooong time. it use to be one of my regular nightly stops. but then... i'm not sure what happen. for now i'll blame the sims, heroes v of might and magic, the fall season's tv line-up, and knitting. i made an attempt to go last night but ended up walking in at 10 minutes before closing so i grabbed a coffee and left.
i went tonight and collected a few knitting books to read and bought a gingerbread latte. mmm. (it comes with a mini gingerbread cookie!). as the barista was ringing me up he saw my books and asked if i was paying for them now. i explained that i would just be looking through them. he nodded and then asked if i knew how to knit. and so, we ended up having this whole knitting conversation for like.. 5 minutes and we traded patterns. hahahaha. i'm such an obsessed loser. but, yay, i met a knitter outside of the gifted purl... AND it was a male knitter.
yesterday's purchase from the gifted purl: 2 balls of "cashsoft". it's a blend of merino wool, microfiber, and cashmere. mmmm, so soft. hahaha, and it will soon be turned into a scarf.
the tag didn't have a color name, but, it's a very light grey
i finished watching the lord of the rings trilogy last night. i started on monday night. when i first watched it many years ago i thought i had the jist of what was going on. frodo got the ring and had to destroy it while a war was going on. but there were so many names thrown around that it was kinda hard to follow. not to mention a lot of the humans kinda looked the same with their rather long redish-blondish-light-brownish hair and full-on beard and moustaches. after this recent viewing, though, i feel like i have a much better grasp of middle earth and the conflicts. lord of the rings is a fricken awesome movie. hahahaha. and it makes for good knitting time too.
this tweed is driving me insane. i dont' know what to do with it. i started working this 2x2 rib. i had to make it on the thin side 'cause i only had one skein but now it's just... too thin. and it's chunky-looking and itchy and hard. =( maybe i'll turn it into a set of coasters. o_O
a sad attempt at a tweed scarf
i think my car needs new brake pads. x_X it had been making these squealing noises for the past few months now... and umm, someone once told me that those noises mean that your brake pads need replacing. well, today i discovered that the squealing noises have seemingly died down while in reality they're just being covered up by this scary grinding noise which i'm assuming is the brakes scraping the wheel sans brake pads. yeah, let's fix that tomorrow.
last week i finished anne and kevin's scarves. they're cool. sorta. hahaha. kevin's ended up being really... plain. and i felt bad so i'm making him another one. stripe-y in these hot colors:
and here's a picture of anne's "finished" scarf. i have to like.. comb the mfer out with velcro or something cause most of the furry-fuzziness is caught in the stitches.
i decided that i'll be giving out the scarves and soon as they're done in order for the recipient to maximize usage. hahaha. so, anne, if you're reading this... i have a surprise for you! lol.
that's all for now!