8.10.2007

I'm off again!

Well, here at Knitting Like Crazy things have been a little, well, crazy. Alex and I are off again to WI tomorrow. So, sadly this means no Stitches Midwest for me this year. Boo!

Anyway, enough complaining and onto all things knitty:

I managed to find some time to dye some yarn this week:
Sorry for the slightly blurry, not great picture, but it is dark in here. This stuff will be up on my Etsy site next week, so stay tuned. I am also thinking of a blog contest so come back next week to get details on that. The yarn dyeing has been quite fun. I only have a little bit of undyed yarn left around here, so hopefully I can make a couple more sales to justify buying more. *hint, hint* :) The two in the middle were an experiment, which while they are very very pretty, they did not turn out quite as I imagined. I was going for more variation in the color. But, alas, it was not meant to be.

Hmm, what else? Ah, yes. Yesterday evening I spent some time with my friend Claire. She and I went to college together and were lab partners and the like. She is a good egg. She is learning to knit, and I am always looking for someone to knit with. I have been wanting to find a place around here with a good knit night, so I took her to Mosaic Yarn Studio in Des Plaines for their knit night. I was a pretty good time. The only ones there who were not in a class and there just to knit and chat were me and, um, Claire. We did sit with Marie, who works there and was very very nice, so it was a good time. Marie was knitting a sock too, so we chatted about toe up socks. Good times. Everyone that worked there was very nice and oohh-ed and aahh-ed over me and Claire's projects. The bad part? When one of the ladies in one of the classes came over to look at our knitting and made a comment about Claire's baby blanket. She pointed out all the mistakes and made, what I feel, were snotty comments about how she needs to fix them. It is her first real project!!! It looks fine, great, in fact. Some people, I tell ya.

Finally, I think I am going to have to frog one of my projects. It's Wisp. I think I am allergic to the yarn. The first time I knit this project I got kind of sneezy. I didn't really think anything of it, just thought I needed to dust the apartment or something. Then this week I picked it back up and things went poorly. There was a runny nose, there were watery eyes and there was sneezing. So, I am going to try again in a couple days to knit it and to confirm that I am having an allergic reaction to the yarn. I am a scientist, I like things done in triplicate. We will see.

Ok, I feel like this post was kind of weird and random, but I am kind of in a random, weird mood. Hopefully some boating fun in Wisconsin tomorrow and Sunday will lift the funk.

Happy knitting! :)


4 comments:

  1. Pretty! Pretty! Blast, I am still waiting on someone to get me what I was for my B-Day... Maybe when the checks come in...

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  2. Your yarn is beautiful! I love the brown/red/white batch, it's so pretty!
    And you're going away again? Wow, woman, you must have been really good to deserve so much fun and relaxation!

    I saved up, and had planned on buying your Sunburn yarn because it ROCKS, but we've had some unexpected bills arise. My Jake is in the puppy hospital! :(( So my fun money goes to getting him better. He's really, really sick, so send good thoughts his way please!

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  3. Pretty yarn!

    Too bad about the possible allergy, but I'm glad to see you are doing the experiment in triplicate!

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  4. Oh good heavens! It must be the bit of angora in it. What a drag. I know that I was a bit sniffy when I was using that yarn for the air wrap around but it happens to me with lots of different yarns. Especially the mohair blends.
    I will be watching your Etsy shop. I love that chunk of purple/brownish yarn. That's got "Shelley" written all over it!!

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