July 24, 2009

I haz an ideaz

I was uploading some picture somewhere, I can't remember where, and they got "rejected" because they were too large. So I busted out some free software[paint.net] I had been introduced to through an education class, reduced the size of the picture, and re-uploaded, no problems.

Then I thought, "HEY! Why don't you do this with your knitting pictures! You always have such a redonkulous time trying to get them up, and a good size and blahblahblah." I started to get everything set up, I laid a towel down, I got things I wanted to take pictures of, and then I tried to turn my camera on.

My camera was not invited to the party, and now I'm sitting here waiting for the battery to charge a bit before I try my new idea out.

I frogged the Meathead hat, I decided that the idea is cute, but not on my head, and I've been working on the Egghead hat. I rushed the decreases and thought my head could fit, and it can't - so I SUCCESSFULLY! got some waste yarn and yanked out until I got to the offending row. Could not believe I did it, with only one minor issue, I missed a stitch, but picked it up as I went and have since knit two, "everythings ok with this hat now" rows, and an duly impressed with myself. I just need to knit alittle longer, and then patiently decrease and I'll be ok.

Last Thursday I had plans with a friend to play tennis. There was a 70% chance of rain, so we decided to go to the American Museum of Natural History and had a blast! We practically spent the entire day in that museum wandering around, and then I dragged him to Knitty City, a closeby yarn store. I bought some really beautiful purple alpaca which I plan to make into a nice hat, and maybe if I have enough left over, into a cowl type thing, like:this or maybe this.

I have a strange tendency to find patterns that don't really work for the type of yarn I plan to use....

And! check out our summer string bean crop :)

July 10, 2009

General, Random Update!

I've been busy for doing nothing. I attended two barbeque's, drank several drinks, saw 311 up close and personal, saw No Doubt less personally, saw the Blueclaws frogged a hat, started a new hat, started reading ASL textbooks again, visited Florida, got a sinus infection, bought non vegetarian vitamin C (WTF!?) and read World War Z and The Zombie Survival Guide.

I'm using the yarn I frogged from the failed attempt at the Meathead hat, to try and knit the Robin's Egg Blue Hat. So far, so good, although I have on idea how the flap is going to look once finished because the pattern asks you to bind off 12 stitches in the apparent middle of the hat, so I'll totally roll with this pattern because its really very simple and nice to knit.

I'm going to see the proposal tonight with my sister, boyfriend & Granny.

That's pretty much it. I'll post pictures soon. I wish I could figure out how to post pictures with in a post without them being gigantic or cut off or something else wrong with them.

happy knitting!

July 01, 2009

I love chunky yarn

I kind of came to a conclusion that I really, really love chunky yarns. They knit up quick, they are typically very beautiful and they are great for hats/scarves and other general things like that, which I love to knit.

Just thought I'd mention that:)