Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

My Ten Summer Reads....
Yes, I'm way behind on this one. It's been sitting on my bedside table for months, along with the book below.

Can't wait for this to be released in late August!

Feeding my love of vampire books...lol

Charlaine Harris is one of my favorite authors. She writes the Southern Vampire Series, which is also known as True Blood on HBO.

Knitting reading

More Charlaine (and I've actually already read this).

Isabel Allende is another favorite. I love both her adult and youth fiction series.

No, it's not ten, but there'll be more than ten when summer's over. Trust me. :)

Friday, June 25, 2010

WWKIP 2010

A group of us met last Saturday, June 19th, for WWKIP. Sheila at Wool2Dye4 was kind enough to host us and open her doors. Her selection of both dyed and undyed yarn was MOUTHWATERING; I kid you not. She also taught us the principles of dyeing and all of us dyed a skein using different Kool-Aid colors. It was great day! Thank you so much Sheila. :)

Cynthia's skein came out looking like blue-based Araucania; very pretty!

Dianne lightly dyed hers in shades of blue and red.


Jessi, the dyeing pro, knitted and watched us learn the basics. (She took 'Best in Show' at Sedalia's Do or Dye this year).

Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

Welcome to my first "Ten on Tuesday". :)

Ten Ways to Entertain a Child
(*only the brave at heart would do this with kids in their home)

  1. *Painting;
  2. *Play-Doh and/or Sculpey;
  3. Museum trip;
  4. Playground and picnic;
  5. Building a fort out of chairs and blankets and then playing inside it together;
  6. Bicycle riding together;
  7. Baking cookies or cupcakes and then decorating them;
  8. Hide and Seek;
  9. Scavenger hunts;
  10. Reading a great book to the child or children.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Meet Jaws

This is a hat for people who will wear anything. It's Thelma Egbert's Fish Hat (Dead or Alive)? from Ravelry. I made this hat, my first one, for Dynaknit's husband, Mike.

Dynaknits and I had been laughing about Mike coming to the festival in some handknit (and crazy-colored Red Heart) socks. She stated that Mike would wear anything and when I saw this hat, I decided to put it to the test.

Happy Birthday Mike! :)

And...the tattoo contest winner is Marianne! Here's your Fyberspate's; the colorway is "Crayons."

Friday, June 18, 2010

Shore Parkway Wrap

Here's a recent finished project, the Shore Parkway Wrap. It was painfully easy to knit and there's no frills, but it is a warm and comfortable wrap.

I knitted with two strands, a variegated Universal Worsted and a solid Plymouth Encore (3 skeins each). Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My Turn

Okay, Linda's tattoo is over and mine is about to begin. Through her tattooing, Linda remained calm and almost silent. She gasped on an occasion or two, but that was it. I was completely impressed!

Chris had assured me that tattooing wasn't bad and using the new "air" machines made a world of difference, e.g. less pain. I climbed into the chair, grabbed the metal bars behind me for support and was ready to go.

Had you been there, you would've thought I was giving birth to a watermelon. I moaned, I writhed, I whimpered and jumped. I was so pathetic that everyone was giggling, but I couldn't help myself. "Are you almost finished Earl?" I whined. "No. I've only done the word, 'Knit', so far." I have no idea how long I was in the chair, but Linda and Logan assured that it wasn't long at all. LMAO

And this is the finished job. The photo's fuzzy, but the tattoo isn't and I just adore it!

Last, but not least, came Logan and he put me to shame. (I'll get a kick in some time, some where). :) He was in the process of being tattooed when I snapped this picture.

Finally, while Logan was being done, I logged on to my Ravelry account and Chris spent an hour or so going through the Star Wars-related knitting patterns on Ravelry (his favorite movie). Earl liked the hat I was knitting and asked if I did commissions. I don't, but I told him to choose his colors and I would make him a Dead Fish Hat. :) The long and short of it is...Linda and I entered as "weirdos" and left with "recruits." That's knitting power for you.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Linda's Bucket List - Part 2

And the pain continues....

And keeps coming...

Argh. I don't have a photo of Linda's finished tattoo, but it's an adorable
little sheep. You can picture it from the outline above.
The sheep's head is filled in with black, as are the feet. Linda had Earl give
the body black and gray swirls/whorls.
So how was your Sunday afternoon?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Knitter Tattoo

Linda, Logan (Linda's grandson) and I strolled into A Kiss of Ink in Lynchburg yesterday. We were met at the door by Earl, the tattoo artist, and said we had come for a tattoo. Earl looked a little surprised, but accepted it with aplomb.

  • "What kind of tattoo do you want?" he asked.
  • Linda replied, "Sheep."
  • He looked at me and said, "Sheep? Seriously?"
  • "Yes, sheep. We're knitters." I answered.

You could tell that he had NO CLUE what to make of us, but Linda and I went on to look for a sheep tattoo that she liked. We found one in about twenty minutes or so and by that time, the second employee, Chris, had arrived. Both Chris and Earl were shaking their heads, but they were starting to get into the idea.

"Wait a minute. I have to pay for my pain???" Linda asked.
Getting setup by Earl
Getting nervous...really nervous.
Getting inked.
"Breathe, Linda, breathe. Relax."

To be continued....

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Weekend Getaway

I had a Maryland weekend getaway. The highlight was time spent with the kids.

Only for this pair would I sit in cold hose water while fully dressed.

And it was cold as Briana's face shows.

And for the knitting...Bri modeled her new sweater, a "Fresh Picked Color Cardigan". :)

And here's a cute one of Mr. Creamsicle Mouth.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

H E L P & Win a Prize

Vote for your favorite tattoo graphic by leaving a comment and
you're entered to win a skein of luscious sock yarn!

And the nominees are....

Just the graphic, not the "Knit-a-holic" text. This image has taken on a whole new meaning after the last fiber festival. :)

Just the sheep, not the "Baa."

Chinese character for knit. It also means, "weave" and "unite" as well.

Peace, Love, Knit

I Came, I Saw, I Knit