Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Calendar Girls

I am gonna be in a calendar. In 2008.

Well, sort of. My SnB group has a group photo that will appear in Debbie Stoller's calendar. I hope I look okay in it. I'm the one in the red hand-knit sweater, working away on that Noro scarf...

And I'm finally figuring out fishtail lace (I don't remember what yarn it is, though. It's sky blue with sparkly silver running through it):

This makes me happy. It's only taken me how long to make this much? After much frogging and puzzling, I finally understand how lace works. Give me cables and entrelac any day.

Last night I went to a party at a former classmate's apartment. Always odd, I think, to see the folks (or at least some of them) that I went to school with. I'll admit i wasn't close to them; I consider them fine colleagues, but it always reminds me how different I am in some ways from them, or about whom i feel completely at ease with...and I guess I don't quite feel at home among certain perspectives on "fun" differ from mine at times. I suppose there are times when i feel like the odd man out, but who doesn't, at times?

I'm much more at home with my SnB group, The Hall Gang from college, or with my best friend from the other half of my program.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

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What Kind of Knitter Are You?

You appear to be a Knitting Adventurer. You are through those knitting growing pains and feeling more adventurous. You can follow a standard pattern if it's not too complicated and know where to go to get help. Maybe you've started to experiment with different fibers and you might be eyeing a book with a cool technique you've never tried. Perhaps you prefer to stick to other people's patterns but you are trying to challenge yourself more. Regardless of your preference, you are continually trying to grow as a knitter, and as well you should since your non-knitting friends are probably dropping some serious hints, these days.
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I admit it. I have this addiction for taking quizzes...and I think that the results describe me pretty well. Aran? I have no idea. I'll try it! Intarsia? Never tried it. I will sometime. This procrastinator would love to design a sweater some day. But I'm not confident enough yet, though I've got ideas.
Christmas was good--I got some money from my mom, who said that I can buy my own knitting bag, since she doesn't know what color or style to get--so Jordana Paige purse--here I come! Now I just have to decide what color to get.
My brother got me a JoAnns card, but I think I'll keep it till I see something I absolutely need. I will try my best to destash, though. But this is me...

Thursday, December 21, 2006


Apparently, the holidays caught me and bit me in the butt. Because I haven't been posting much, and I have been sadly behind in my knitting projects.

I actually bought a bunch of white and black yarn with the plan to knit a piano scarf. This was about a year ago. So now I'm gettign my ass in gear, trying to create a pattern for this. It gets easier to knit over time. Apparently I was a very bad piano student because I couldn't remember what keys started where...yikes!
Last night we met up at Ann's for sushi and knitting! I know, I know. You're thinking: "Umm...Stace? You don't eat fish!"

Yeah, that's right. But....Sakura has gyozas! And shrimp tempura! YUM. It was the perfect meal--small but filling, and I think next time I go out to Montrose, I'll have to go there and try the shrimp tempura udon!

Today I had a day off so I made these (that's my watch next to the plate. i did not make that.)

I have been working a LOT this week (and last week) because of Christmas. I seriously can't wait for Christmas to be over, just so I can sleep. And prop my feet up and read a good book...or knit, of course.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

So I needed to knit something. Something that wasn't entrelac (though I love it! Love it!) and I have this gorgeous Noro Aurora that was begging to be I decided to do a little something different with it. So I'm using a pattern from Last Minute Knitting gifts (note to self: go the library tomorrow to copy patterns for christmas gifts). I like the way the Noro is knitting up so far--kind of a more subtle and girly look to it. And as you may know, I'm not really girly at all.

I'm also working on a sweater, and some project that I started waaaaaaay back before my friend had a baby--which was in May. And it's not done yet.

Last night was our potluck dinner, so I made baklava (always a hit, except for the one time I experimented with lemon juice and ended up with tart baklava)

And my friend's little sister showed up at Square Records (not because she was knitting, but because she was shopping there before going to her birthday dinner) so that was great!