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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Still obesessing.......and obesessing........

I'm still trying to decide on which yarn to use for Stitch Diva's Fitted Bodice. I've fallen in love w/ many silk/wood blends but couldn't decide on one to substitute and then begun to worry whether I would get gauge with my chosen yarn. I thought about trying the Andean Silk from KnitPicks but really wanted to make sure I picked a yarn/color that I loved and one I wouldn't regret using for whatever reason. Of course, I more or less ruled out the Tilli Thomas Pure & Simple because of cost. THEN.........................I received these.

OMG!!! The Tilli Thomas Pure & Simple is to die for!!! The depth of the colors; the sheen of the silk; the touch.........heaven. Sarah at Sarah's Yarns was kind enough to send me the color cards as I was obesessing about the colors and which one to use should I decide to spend the $$$ - etc...etc..(It's just a continous cycle that goes on and on and is never ending).

I am HAPPY to report that I will be, in about a week's time, the proud owner of 5 skeins of Tilli Thomas Pure & Simple in Ruby Wine for my Fitted Bodice. I'm so in love with the yarn that I'm already planning a long sleeved version in either Jade or one of the blues as soon as Ruby (Yes, I'm going to call my sweater Ruby) is off the needles.

BTW - The colors of the Andean Silk are lovely. Hollyberry is close to the Ruby Wine with less sheen as it is 55% Super Fine Alpaca, 23% Silk, 22% Merino Wool. I do like the Andean Silk and will use it for a future project but for SD's Fitted Bodice I decided to splurge on the Pure & Simple.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Fini...Done...Early!!!! Woo Hoo!!!

Well my sis's birthday gift is done!!

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TWITTERPATED from Zephyr Style

Beaded Handles from Gibson Girl Design.
Aren't they gorgeous.

I am more or less happy with how this turned out. I sewed the lining in in a hurry and didn't measure. I just kinda eyed it as I went and didn't do too good of a job of it. It turned out to be smaller at the top thereby causing me to have to bunch the fabric a bit in the back left corner. It looks okay. I'm not sure if I'm happy with it. I'm still trying to decide if I'm going to rip it out and re-sew. I'll sleep on it. :)

There will be a PINK Twitterpated in my future.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I'm a joiner!!!! :)

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Now if I can just figure out how to put it on my side bar. :)

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Missed it by a front and two sleeves

Well today is my birthday!!!!!

Great day!! Spent a lovely time with my boys and then dinner and cake + presents over my parents house. Only thing missing was Twin A who unfortunately had vacations plans over our birthday weekend.

Ummmm........okay Twin A wasn't the only thing Krista Tee was absent. Well she wasn't absent but only the back of her was present.....I still have the front and two sleeves to go so I didn't make my knitting deadline. While I'm a bit bummed she isn't done to wear to work tomorrow w/ my new birthday pants, with all that has been going on around here at CCKs, I'm not the bit surprised. I believe I started her on July the 16th or 17th, however I've only knit on her a handful of days. I must be more dedicated to the front so I can git'er done, as they say. I hope to finish the sleeves tonight. Wish me luck!! :)

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Stitch Diva's Fitted Bodice (by Stefanie Japel)

I COULDN'T RESIST.  It is too lovely for words.

Stitch Diva's Fitted Bodice
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Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran - I'm really hoping I can get gauge with this puppy as it is heavenly.

Berroco Softwist - substitute yarn per pattern, it's silky but my fear is it will be very slippery. We'll see.

Mama-E'sC*Eye*Ber Fiber Sock in Fall Foilage*. I thinking of knitting the Diamond Fantasy Scarf as it only takes 350 yards for the "scarf" and as Stephanie Pearl-McPhee aka "The Yarn Harlot"states it's a shawl to her.

Knitty's KAL
Crafter's KAL

*Mama-E's yarn are now being carried at Cloverhill Yarn Shop. Woo Hoo E!!!!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

deja vu'

Main Entry:
Pronunciation: "dA-"zh�-'v�, -'v[ue]
Function: noun
Etymology: French, adjective, literally, already seen
1 a : the illusion of remembering scenes and events when experienced for the first time b : a feeling that one has seen or heard something before
2 : something overly or unpleasantly familiar

I'm reliving this portion of the Krista Pattern over and over again.  Reminds me of the movie

Ground Hog Day.

Lunch w/ girls - chugging away on Krista
Evening - find a mistake; frog 3 - 6 rows, re-knit.
Lunch w/ girls - chugging away on Krista
Evening - find a mistake; frog 3 - 6 rows, re-knit.
Lunch w/ girls - chugging away on Krista
Evening - find a mistake; frog 3 - 6 rows, re-knit.

Anyone see a pattern here? I replay the lunch conversation in my mind nightly; I can't remember anything that may have cause my attention to wavier from Krista. Is she a jealous sweater? Will I have to hideout in my cubicle so Krista can feel all the love while at work? I'm frazzled, she's not a difficult knit; easy pattern; repetitive; memorized instantly. Could she think I'm taking her for granted?

Krista, my love, I solemnly vow you will have my undivided attention from this day forward. I shan't participate in evil gossip with the girls at lunch; nor shall I attempt to run out and pick-up lunch taking precious moments from our time together. You are the one, the only one.

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