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Getting Closer

Wow… apparently I haven’t updated my blogroll in like… years. Because I just deleted over half of my links because they were out of date. More proof that Ravelry killed the knit bloggers. hehe…

Anyway… it’s been a while since my last big post of how I was going to get back into my art and conquer the world. I haven’t really done either. 🙂 I have however made a step in the right direction (or at least that’s my plan). In the next few weeks I’ll be transitioning from the job that robbed me of my personal life and my creative time, and replacing it with one that will put me back on a regular schedule and not require me to be on call. Yay! So my hope is that once I’m in said position I’ll be able to have a personal life again, stop canceling on my friends and family because I get a last minute emergency call, and actually spend time on things that I enjoy and want to do for a change. 🙂 This includes writing, blogging, reading, knitting, and all the other artsy fartsy stuff I enjoy doing. 🙂

And to prove that I do in fact still know how to knit… I give you one finished sock. 🙂

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So let’s see… when I last left off I’d begun dyeing yarn and was knitting a set of Noro socks. I finished the socks and Sock #2 turned out with less of a wonky stripe at the heel thankfully. I’m still not thrilled with the thick and thin of Noro especially when dealing with something as fine as sock yarn, but the color is so worth it, I WILL be trying to figure out how they get such beautiful colorways in their dyeing. 🙂

Noro socks

Noro socks

I dyed this…

Hand-dyed by me.

Hand-dyed by me.


…to finally make my sister a stole/scarf/wrap thingy. 🙂 I’m using the One Skein: A Stole pattern which is free in Ravelry and uber easy yet lovely.

I treated myself to a new camera for my upcoming birthday so I can now take pictures like these…

4th of July

4th of July

St. Joe at Sunset

St. Joe at Sunset

Lola

Lola

There’s been more yarn dyeing…

Hand Dyed by Me

Hand Dyed by Me

Rainbow sock flat hand dyed by me

Rainbow sock flat hand dyed by me

I went on a much needed vacation during which I fell in love again with St. Joe, MI and taking photographs of it’s beautiful scenery.

Lookout Point

Lookout Point

And finally, I saw the latest Harry Potter movie at 12:01 a.m. this morning with a theater full of diehard Potter-Heads. 🙂

HBP

HBP

Tis all for now! 🙂

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Check out the beauty that is my first completed Noro sock. Yeah, I still wish I’d done an afterthought heel but too freaking bad. I’m a frog lover not a frogger. hehe

Finished!!

Finished!!

In other yarny news… I learned how to dye yarn today and am in LOVE!!

Look at the COLOR!!

Look at the COLOR!!

That’s just one of my pretties… I have a feeling I’ll be doing a lot of dyeing this summer and that sock blanket that stalled last summer will be revived. 🙂

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Sock it to me

So I lied. Last time I updated I said that the Noro sock yarn was going to wait until vacation. It totally didn’t wait. I started a sock and I’m in love with it.

Pretty!

Pretty!

I should have done an afterthought heel so that there wasn’t that funky stripe at the ankle, but no way am I ripping it back. I’ll just make sure that the pair I make out of the other skein has an afterthought heel so that The Pretty isn’t interrupted.

In other knitterly news, I made it back to Thursday Knitting this week, finally. It was lovely to get back to a little Knit Therapy with the ladies. I’ve missed it. I’m also going to be trying yarn dyeing soon too thanks to the Thursday Girls. Like I need another hobby?! Photos will be shared, of course. 🙂

That’s about it… my movie is almost done, my hands are knitted out, and my bed is calling my name. Can you hear it? Kellieeeeeeee! hehe

Happy Knitting!

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Crack in a skein

So I bought some crack the other day… of course it came in the form of yarn. 🙂

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That would be Noro sock yarn. *pauses to sigh* It’s so pretty I can’t wait to use it.

The purple mix is Kureyon.
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And the green/blue/grey mix is Silk Garden.
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I’ve been coveting this yarn since it first came out on the market but every time I was faced with it in a shop I either couldn’t decide on what color I wanted or I’d tell myself that I already had too much sock yarn sitting at home (which I still do but whatever…). But last week I was having a shitty week and felt like doing a little retail therapy and so I bought these online. 🙂 Ahh…

I probably won’t get to use it until I’m on vacation because frankly I have like next to NO time to knit anymore. Plus I’ve already got a pair of socks on the needles and I haven’t yet been able to talk myself into justifying another WIP. 🙂 That scarf I started in Feb… still not done. The throw that I started a month or so ago… Frogged and started over then stalled. My socks… sock one is to the heel flap but I screwed it up so I had to frog it back and I haven’t picked it up since. And then there’s this…

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I can’t tell you what it is because it’s a gift. But the birthday it was for was over a week ago. So yeah. Like I said, no time to knit. But… 33 days til my vacation. 🙂 Wahoo!

In other news, I’ve discovered Christopher Moore’s books and love them. 🙂 He totally cracks me up. I finally saw Star Trek and I’m totally in love/lust with Chris Pine and his pretty eyes. 🙂 I saw Up yesterday with the monsters too and it’s so freaking cute that I can’t put into words how much I loved it. I’m also now half moved from my house into my mom’s house which will prove to be a huge money saver when I can get rid of my house. Plus living here gives me internet access again which I’ve missed horribly! 🙂

Anywho… that’s the skinny. Nothing exciting, just the same old stuff. 🙂

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I spent the weekend in Manistee at a friend’s cottage with 9 other women and a very large dog. There was a blizzard (literally) and we were “stuck” inside all weekend. Knitting was certainly accomplished. 🙂

This is from a Needful Yarns Camp Set… they fit the Doodlebutt perfectly. Matching socks are on the needles right now. 🙂
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But wait… I’ve knitted for myself too! One Amanda Hat (free on Ravelry)…

Top view (cut off because my screen on my camera is broken and every photograph is a crap shoot)…
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Sexy up-close view…
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Sexy “I’ve been knitting in my jammies” photo… Still the Queen of Self Portaits, you see…
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And I even designed a scarf to go with it… yup, that’s my own pattern, baby! Again with the crooked pictures…
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Yay me! Yay for the scarf, not the cut off photo. 🙂 Guess whose going to be buying a new camera in the new year?
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I’ve got more to share but yeah… tired. 🙂

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FO: Aqua Socks

So Nephew #1 aka Obi-wan Ka-Wessels decided over the summer that his favorite color is Aqua. And while some people tried to tell him that Aqua was a girly color, I’ve encouraged him to keep on loving whatever colors he wants to love. 🙂 When I remembered that I had some aqua sock yarn in my stash I decided it was time for me to make Wessels his first pair of Aunt Kellie Socks. 🙂 At first he wasn’t so sure about knitted socks, but once he put one on he was convinced. He then spent the next few hours playing video games with one sock on and would occasionally pause long enough to say, “Are you done with the other one yet?” hehe… So while I shouldn’t have done so much knitting in one sitting, how could I resist finishing up sock #2 as quickly as possible? He loves them and I’m a happy Aunt! 🙂

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In other news, I’ve got another Fish for my Boyfriends Gerrit and Austin.

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I also finally remembered to take a picture of Ravyn’s Bolero that I made forever ago. 🙂

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Tis all for now! 🙂

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One by One

One Obi wan Ka-Wessels sock, done…
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One Fish for my boyfriends, done…
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One birthday party for Doodlebutt’s second birthday, done…
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And last but not least, one pain in the ass job search, done. *grin*

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Hiatus

So last week I blew out my hands. I did a crazy marathon knit session on Thursday night while being a television premiere night whore then followed it up on Friday evening with more knitting as well as beading. By the time I went to bed Friday night I was miserable and Monday was the first day I could make fists without pain. Yeah… reminder to self: the tendonitis doesn’t like marathon knitting even if it does result in a sock for Obi Wan Ka-Wessels in record time. I don’t have a picture of said sock yet, and sock number two is patiently waiting for me to be able to grasp things again but it is darn cute. 🙂 His new favorite color is aqua and I had the perfect yarn in my stash. Superwash, worsted weight, varigated with aqua and blue… 🙂 Let’s just hope they fit!

I do have pictures of something I’m quite happy with though… Remember the frog beads I bought while on the last Circle of Brain Weekend?

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Those mixed with some other beads I had made this bracelet…
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I’m seriously in love with it. 🙂 I should have bought a few extra frogs for earrings and a necklace though. Oh well. 🙂

I think I might be able to knit soon though so I’ll hopefully have some knitting content soon. Doodlebutt’s second birthday is also this week so pictures will be posted! 🙂 I’m also planning to go see Obama on Thursday so who knows, I might get a cool picture or two out of that! 🙂

There’s also potential good news on the homefront but… that’s all I’m saying for now. LOL

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Scraps

Okay so I’ve been thinking WAY too much about this whole sock yarn blanket. I simply haven’t made enough socks to have enough scraps for this blanket. I have lots of sock yarn but it was all bought for duh… making socks! LOL So I either have to knit a bunch of socks in order to have scraps, buy a bunch of sock yarn specifically for the blanket, or… I can beg. *nods*

So I’m begging…

Do you have sock yarn scraps that you’re keeping just because you can’t throw them out?
Do you want to contribute to a project but not have to actually knit anything?
Do you love me?

If you can answer yes to any of those questions, and you have spare sock yarn scraps around that you’d like to donate to me, let me know! 🙂 I’m looking for sock weight yarn, any color, preferably superwash, but I’m not that picky. Donors will not only get my undying love, but also some sort of hand crafted knitish goodness from me as a thank you (i.e. stitch markers, mini scissors with beaded cord, etc.).

If you know my e-mail address, hit me up. If you don’t know my e-mail address, comment and I’ll e-mail you.

Thanks!

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