Monday, February 27, 2006

Moving on...

OK. Now that I've finished the mini Ruffles and the Baby Kid Extra scarf (blocking -- pix soon!), I can get going on some other things from my to do list.
First up: pink LCS for my little sister. I got this far last night.

Yes, that's a short row heel you're seeing. It was just so much faster than a heel flap, and she doesn't care if there are cables on the heel or not. I should finish these pretty soon, then I can work on some other projects to cross off the list.

In other news, a week ago Anna decided to make an Olympic scarf. (On size fifteen needles that is.)

Here she is finishing it up on Saturday night.

She made it by with this much yarn left.

Go check out the new Knitty surprises. (And don't forget the new features.)

More Trivia Tips....sorry, couldn't resist!

I love this thing.

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Emmy!

  1. Emmy cannot swim!
  2. Emmy can pollinate up to six times more efficiently than the honeybee!
  3. A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find emmy.
  4. Humans have 46 chromosomes, peas have 14, and emmy has 7.
  5. Emmy is the traditional gift for a couple on their third wedding anniversary.
  6. All gondolas in Venice must be painted black unless they belong to emmy.
  7. Some people in Malaysia bathe their babies in beer to protect them from emmy!
  8. Over half of Americans are officially emmy.
  9. Emmy is physically incapable of sticking her tongue out.
  10. Over 2000 people have now climbed emmy, with roughly ten percent dying on the way down.
I am interested in - do tell me about
1. I've loved swimming since I was like, four, you idiot.
2. Yummy?
3. comment
4. What does that make me, a strawberry seed?
5. Really? I didn't know I had thousands of identical twins.
6. But I like black.
7. Must.....get.....fresh....blood....!
8. ?
9. :P dork!
10. See 7.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Done, done, done, done, done, done, DONE!!!!!

Here's the Rogue. Finished last night, pictures this morning.

Close ups:

Don't bother me about the side panel, I didn't repeat rows 33-38 so I had to think of something. All in all, since I've never really done cables like this before (excluding the small swatch of the side panel I did a few months ago), I'm forgiving myself for all the cable mess ups.

Pattern: Rogue, by Jenna Wilson
Needles: US5(?) Boye
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in black
Mods: Made it a kids' 8 (approx)

I truly thought that this was going to be impossible, but now I know that I can knit a sweater in two weeks. And not just a sweater, but a sweater with time consuming boring stockinette (time consuming because I sort of feel crappy about haveing to do lazy stockinette so I put it off) and time consuming FUNFUNFUN cables. Next time, I'll do the sleeves first, to get them over with and out of the way. That way I'll end with the hood, which was my favorite part.

I wish the Olympics were longer. Not the Knitting Olympics, but I love watching TV for a reason, ha ha! Now I'll just knit. And why did I just say ha ha?

Anyway this is Emily, signing off from the KO a day and a half early. Onto the other things on my to do,...sigh

Friday, February 24, 2006

Top Ten Facts About Aqua-Star

I found this @ Persnickety Knitter's. I too think it'll be all over blogland pretty soon. But I wanted to see what it would say about me. ;)
Here goes:

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Aqua-Star!

  1. Originally, aqua-star could not fly.
  2. Aqua-star never said 'Play it again, Sam'!
  3. People used to believe that dressing their male children as aqua-star would protect them from evil spirits.
  4. If you cut aqua-star in half and count the number of seeds inside, you will know how many children you are going to have.
  5. The first domain name ever registered was
  6. The number one cause of blindness in the United States is aqua-star.
  7. In Vermont, the ratio of cows to aqua-star is 10:1.
  8. Aqua-star has three eyelids!
  9. Over 46,000 pieces of aqua-star float on every square mile of ocean.
  10. Never store aqua-star at room temperature!
I am interested in - do tell me about
1. Can I fly now? lol
2. Why would I?
3. Really? So nice to know my clothing stlye is protective. But by the way, I'm a girl.
4. I'm not an apple. And that would seriously hurt.
5. Cool. Now I can't get my own domain. Unless I did
6. Hmm. I never knew my secret hobby was poking out eyes.
7. What's that smell?
8. Mm-hm.
9. Not true. I don't swim in the ocean! Not unless I'm in Hawaii.
10. I'm in a room right now, aren't I?

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Guess what came in the mail....

That's right!

Click for another picture
One skein of Color Your Own for SockapalOOOza, and one of Sock Garden in Zinnia for RHSS. Yeah, one skein, I'm making a pair of kids' ankle socks. It's so funny how there's this big huge skein next to this tiny one.

And you also know what this means...

(It'll also give me practice for dying things in the Etsy shop. Which still doesn't have anything in it.)


That said, I leave you with this. (RANDOM!)

Monday, February 20, 2006

To Do

Let's see...

1. Buy more yarn for Rogue and finish the first, and start and finish the second sleeve. I just ran out of the second skein. (Yes you heard me. Second skein. Simply soft has like 400 yards.) Six dollar sweater.
2. Sockapaloooza socks in Color Your Own, which should be arriving soon.
3. Red-Hot-Sizzling-Socks in Sock Garden in Zinnia, which also should be arriving soon. (Yeah. I placed an order on knitpicks and didn't tell my blog. :P!)
4. Pink log cabin socks for Anna. She asked for them right after I finished mine. Maybe I'm a little overdue.
5. Pink tank top with Sugar'n Cream. I'm planning to make two sizes, 2-4 and 6 in the pink, and variegated S'nC, and (cc2) yellow Lion Cotton, and buy two more balls of S'nC in more "grown up" colors to make size 8.
6. Finish the mini Ruffles and lacy scarf.
7. Get an etsy shop for the Three Sisters, and put stuff in it. (FUN!) (edit: at least getting the shop is checked off. now we just have to put stuff in it. more later.)
8. Design more stuff for The Three Sisters' knitting book. (IMPORTANT.)
9. Make a baby sweater for Anna's friend Emilia's baby brother, the cutest baby on earth (or close to it). His first birthday is in two months and I think I'll make the placket neck sweater from LMKG.
10. Make fuzzy socks for Kylie in Lu Lu. Also overdue.
11. Make a second Rogue in the 35.5" size and make sure my gauge is RIGHT not one full stitch off. (I WANT to make a Rogue that actually fits. I LOVE Rogue.)
12. Make Mariah but with a square collar and continous braid on the sleeves. (Not important right now, but it's such a cute design.)

Will be posting later.

BTW, I took some pictures of the rogue progress but I haven't put them on the computer. Will do later. :)

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Don't You Love Two Hour Websites

I just made one. It's still under construction, it's a home page for my sisters and I to show off (or possibly sell) our handspun/handdyed yarns, and other things as well. I'm thinking about also possibly getting an etsy account to sell our yarn. This is really fun, and I love yahoo pagebuilder! :D (Especially how every time you click "Contact Us" it has a different subject, like on the homepage, it comes up saying "I clicked your 'Contact Us' link!" -- one of my favorites. That's a trick I learned from Danielle. [she didn't tell me, I just figured it out.] I'm also using it on Team Rogue and my blogger profile.)

Friday, February 17, 2006


RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. i don't think anyone is reading my blog. do i have to install a counter?!!?


Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Team Rogue

For fun, I made a Team Rogue kal.

Check it out here.

Currently, the only post is my welcome, but I just started it ten minutes ago. What am I expecting?! lol


**edit: ooh, I've got a lot more interest than I hoped for over the last 18 hours. :D

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Emily Needs...

I was doing something I saw on a few other blogs: go to Google and type in you name, then needs. So I put in "Emily needs" and this was the first result.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Sockapaloooza Plans.

OK, I posted about my Sockapaloooza plans, but it's not going to work out, because the KP Palette doesn't have quite the right colors for the Tiptoe socks (sorry Stephanie!). So I think I'm going to go with Sock Memories or Sock Landscape and make up my own pattern. I'm not sure what colorway I'll go with. Any suggestions?

Okay, I really should be knitting on Rogue right now. See ya.

****Update: Another change of plans. I'm just gonna go with Color Your Own, because when it's hand dyed, it's a lot more special. :) Also, it has awesome yardage -- 440 yards for $3.99!
Oh, and speaking of good yardage, I'm about 3.5" from the end of the second Secret Birthday Sock, and I'm only just now running out of yarn. Now if I had made the cuffs a little shorter...jk...7 inches is good. :)

Nifty Knitters, Huh?

About a week ago, I logged on to Yahoo Groups to see what was new.

Same old, same old.

But then I noticed this.

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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Blogger spell check

It didn't know the word "knitter".



No, I don't have tendonitis, but I might when I'm done with this thing.

This is what I knit. What I knit yesterday. (Please excuse the wonky pocket. I sort of fudged it because I'm making it in a smaller size.)

Check out the awesome cables.

Note: If you want to know what color it really is, you want to check out the first picture. :P

Okay, I guess since I'm knitting it on 30 sts less...wait...30 sts? That's not that much. I'm a possessed knitter.

I finally quit pretty late (well, late for me).

At least I have something to keep me company.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Rogue and the Olympics

I cast on (duh why would I not) but unfortunately don't have any pictures. :(

BUT, I'm having this incredible burst of energy that I can only hope will last! :D

Currently listening to: Holiday!!!!! (And numerous other songs by numerous other people...I've got the iTunes on shuffle.)
Waaaaaaait. It just turned into something else...Macy's Day Parade, to be exact. Not that I care. It's still Green Day.

Thursday, February 09, 2006


I just finished the first Secret Birthday Sock. That's TWO DAYS people. Come on. That's got to be some kind of record.* Yeah. It is.

* -Cara

Monday, February 06, 2006


Like I just told you in the last post, I went to Michael's. All I bought was a Susan Bates Knit-Check (I've needed a needle gauge for a while, and forgot to get one at Knitterly today), and two balls of Peaches 'n Creme, one is pink/orange/yellow, and the other it just plain pink.

So, not much to say. :)

*Edited to add: Finally took pictures of the yarn. You can see it here.

Birthday stuff for my mommy :)

Mother, if you're here, pleeze leave.

Cuz' I'm discussing birthday knitting.

Sorry if that was rude.

But I don't want to spoil the surprise!!

Even though you know it's socks!
It's like those dumb chainletters!
Okay, I'm assuming you're gone now.

Just in case, I'm only posting links.

This will be transformed into these. SOON!!! TY Alison for the pattern!

Also, I made a minidisc recorder transportation bag, which will be posted soon. It's got cute little embroidered flowers. :)

It's so flippin' soft!!!!!! Anyway, gotta go to the new michael's which just opened! cya l8r! bye!

Look what came in the mail

Just for fun. :P

The "4" Meme

I was tagged by Melissa via Count Your Socks. Thanks Melissa for my first meme!

Four jobs you have had in your life
1. Cleaner
2. Knitter :D
3. A babysitter kinda deal
4. Church helper.

Four movies you could watch over and over
2. Napoleon Dynamite! :D
3. Ferris Bueller's Day Off :D
4. War of the Worlds -- cuz' it's creepy and I like the special fx.

Four places One place you have lived
ummm... California.

Four TV shows you love to watch
1. Spongebob :D
2. The Simpsons :D
3. Whatever's on Animal Planet
4. American Idol (yeah I'm a dork.)

Four places you have been on vacation
1. Wisconsin
2. Hawaii :D
3. My grandparents' house
4. Random hotels....

Four websites you visit daily
1. Rose-Kim Knits
2. AltaVista (it's my home page)
3. Yahoo (mail, groups, etc)
4. Blogger (duh)

Four places you'd rather be right now
1. Hawaii
2. Wisconsin
3. Outside (what am I waiting for?!)
4. At Jessica's blog

Four bloggers you are tagging.
1. Jessica
2. Caryn
3. Two random members of the HH kal (I'll just see who hasn't done a meme before.)
*edit* Katie, you can do it too. Forgot to tag you. :)

Saturday, February 04, 2006

I'm glad I'm not allergic to chocolate

Thursday, February 02, 2006



My crazy pants

I love using the self timer

And there you have it, Cara.

Yay! I love them!

Pattern: Jaywalker, by Grumperina
Yarn: Dale Baby Ull, dyed by moi
Needles: US1 Prym dpns
Other stuff: I made it a bobby sock, which I like. The reason I did that was to make the knitting shorter. I also changed the number of sts in between dec's/inc's to a little bit less, and then it was a little bit small, so I actually have more stockinette/sole sts then zigzag/instep sts. And of course I did my custom-fit toe. It's so amazing to wear socks that have been contoured to fit you.

Oh, and I saw this over at Cara's, too:

Have a great rest of the week everyone. :)