Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Birthday Cake

Its my birthday!!!! :D

I made Icebox Cake to celebrate. Details and pictures to follow.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Obsessed with Lace

Hello blog,

I know, I am a terrible updater. Mainly it’s because I haven’t hooked my apartment up to internet, and I don’t really plan to because I’m getting along fine without it. I get enough internet on my lunch at work. I am thinking of getting an iphone though, so I wonder if that would change anything.

The problem with only having the internet at work though is that the pictures on my computer don’t always get posted in a timely fashion. Not a big deal, but a little annoying. This is the reason there is no picture for this post right now.

In knitting news, I am currently working on the Travelling Roses scarf and I’m obsessed with it. The pattern is lovely, but requires a lot of attention. The lace repeat is about 50 rows long so memorizing is not really working. I’m using Misti Alpaca Lace, and I am in love with that as well. It’s so unbelievably soft.

So I’m obsessed with lace right now. This project has inspired me to really get into more lace knitting, and I am itching to cast on for another one. I’m thinking of starting the Swallowtail Shawl or some other lace scarves. I also want to make the Featherweight Cardigan, even though that is not lace, only laceweight.

Another thing I like about lace knitting is that it is kind of economical. Laceweight comes in such high yardage for so little cost. I can knit an entire scarf out of one hank that costs less than $10. I keep looking online at the laceweight yarn I want to buy. I have way too much yarn already in my stash (but it is not laceweight). Obsessed.

Speaking of stash, I have a ton of bulky Alpaca blend yarn that is dying to be made into a sweater. It being almost summer though, I am not really much in the mood for a bulky sweater. But with my luck if I start it now it won’t be done until winter anyway.

I think that’s about enough update for now. Pictures to follow eventually!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Equivalent of Zombie Pwnage

I know. I’m a bad blogger. And I have lots of projects and knitting related things that I could write about. But I want to post a funny knitting story.

Last night, I was working on the Urchin from Knitty. I was sitting in bed knitting away to finish up a short-row section before going to sleep. In walked DBF after finishing a session of Wii zombie killing and then the following:

Lizzy: ::knits away contentedly::
DBF: I have finished killing zombies for the night. IT IS TIME FOR BED!
Lizzy: Okay, I just have a tiny bit more knitting to do before I reach the perfect stopping point for the night. It will take me five minutes to do and this way I will not be confused about which row I am on in this pattern next time.
DBF: No, it is time for bed nooooow. Because I want you to cuddle me noooooooow.
Lizzy: ::knits away fastidiously:: okay I’m almost done. Just give me a minute.
DBF: ::hops onto bed tossing Lizzy’s pattern out of his way::
Lizzy: ::death glare:: can you… give me that… back…
DBF: oops, okay.
Lizzy: Okay, I’m done now. Let me just put my knitting away neatly and we can go to sleep…
DBF: Time for bed! Time for bed! ::furious force-cuddle::
Lizzy: ::struggling to escape:: Wait! I haven’t put the knitting in the bag yet! You’re going to get me stabbed by these needles!
DBF: ::reluctantly lets go:: Cuddle meeeeee. WAAAAHHHHHHH.

After I finished putting away my knitting into my lovely new knitting bag (from Angela at the SnK mitten swap, yay!), I tried to calmly explain how it was not okay for him to have been dis-res-pekkin’ my knitting all night (earlier in the evening he had been moving my knitting, sitting on my yarn). “Listen, I know you are just trying to be sweet and affectionate, but you cannot be all up in my grill when I am knitting. It would be like if you were killing zombies and I was all “Smoosmoosnugglywugglypayattentiontome” and blocking the TV while you are playing.” First, he gave me a big fat-lower-lip baby-face pout. Then he said, “Okay, I hear what you are saying, and that is an analogy I can understand. I am sorry.”