Saturday, November 25, 2006

My First Sock and First Turkey!

How often do those two things get blogged about together?

So I have successfully completed my first knitted sock. It's lovely! It feels softer on the foot than in the hands. And even the DH is convinced a pair of knitted socks is something he needs.

It looks great on his foot... a perfect fit!
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A bit baggy on mine, but oh so comfortable!
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I know I am potentially committing sock suicide here, but I am not casting on for the next sock until I get that damn afghan done. Just a little ways to go on it, but it's dragging on.

Off to the turkey....
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Looks good, but it got cooked with one of the plastic bags inside. No one knew until after they ate their meal, and no one tasted any plastic. I must say, though, that something felt very wrong about cooking a turkey. I guess I prefer my meat to have no resemblance to the animal it was so that I don't feel so bad about it dying (and especially how it died).

I haven't shared anything about the Big Bad Doggy Sister here in a while. Here is another picture to further prove just how "bad" she is!

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That was her on Thanksgiving morning. She was not getting up off her bed for anything. She didn't even lift her head when I came down to see her. What a life...I'm jealous!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The Sock Expedition...

...has begun!

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I can't say yet that it's been difficult, but as you can see I've only finished the leg portion. I have yet to attack the heel, which is what I plan to do right after I finish this post. I am using Silvers Sock Class and loving it!

I'm liking the yarn, too. It's KnitPicks Memories in Yukon. It's knitting up to a thick winter sock in nice blues. Perfect for jeans! (Although I will likely be wearing them with the blue velour pajama pants I wear, like, every day). I really like the Brittany dpns, too. Although the ones I have are 7.5 inches long, a bit too long for socks I must say.

Squawker needed to have her new picture posted, so here it is! She squawks a Happy Thanksgiving to all, and send all left over turkey to New Hampshire...

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Friday, November 17, 2006


Finally... some progress around here! I have not been posting as frequently as I've been tied up with school work and the schizo knit-a-thon. But it has paid off...for now. My work is never done, but I feel like a lot is behind me.

I have knitted the quickest piece ever in my history of knitting: the cowl neck sweater. Take a look:

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Pretty good, eh? But I have a feeling you are wondering why is it called the cowl neck sweater when it isn't a cowl neck? Good question. I ran out of yarn. I had to cut the neck short. But I compensated well, as it looks great like it is.

WARNING TO ALL FIBER SNOBS: this is made of...acrylic! (gasp!) It's Bernat Softee Chunky. I think each skein cost around $2.75, and I used 11 skeins... so this cost me approximately $30.25. You certainly can't get a sweater like this at the mall for that price.

One thing I must point out is that I broke all the rules of Big Girl Knits. Big Girls are not supposed to wear chunky yarn knits. I am also a Boob Big Girl... and we aren't supposed to cover those babies up in anyway... oh, well, I broke the rules for a great looking sweater.

Off on the other front... school... just 3 weeks to go to the end of the term. Yay! So far looks like I will maintain my brainiac status with a 4.0. Yes, that's right, people... a 4.0. In grad school. (Sorry, had to put that shameless plug in for myself).

But I can't take all the credit with these grades. I get help from the kitties.
Shady knows her phenanthrene opiod narcotics well.
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And Mr. Kitty has learned everything there is to know about diuretics.
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After a hard day of studying, Shady takes the time to relax: Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

And Mr. Kitty becomes drunk with knowledge: Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

I, on the other hand, suffer headaches... which I couldn't seem to capture on picture.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Lost in Knitting Schizophrenia

I have only 4 weeks left in this school term, which means I have a lot to do and tons to study. Yet I have felt the obsessive need to start knitting several things. I have the afghan (still) in progress, which is a Christmas gift I am making for a coworkers daughter. It's my first paid knitting endeavor. I have also knit another Roomy Baby Cardigan, but still have the buttons to sew on, so that won't be posted until then. The reason I haven't got around to those buttons is because I started working on a cowl neck sweater for myself. Its coming out quite nice, and is knitting up quickly. I just have 1 1/2 sleeves and the cowl neck to do. And I also bought some Lion Brand Suede to make pillow covers for the couch. I couldn't help myself because A.C. Moore was having a sale on the LB suede and I hate my couch pillows. They are sagging and bunched into little stuffing balls. It's like laying your head on a big testicle sack. Figures... thats what you get from the fake sale items at Kohls. A.C. Moore had some nice pillows that were only $6 each! I now just have to come up with a pattern for the covers. I'll fit that in somewhere between studying, work, and blogging!

I was told to watch for my first SP9 package! I can't wait! And neither can Squawker! She just loves knitting items that come in boxes!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Looking for this?

Google has some great features. I found out that I can see what people are searching to link to my site. Two queries outside the obvious have been used. The one that makes sense to me is my KH user name, however it is not the most used search term.

I laughed when I saw the search term used the most. "Outdoor Pervs".

I don't get how that search term links to Squawker Girl Knits. As far as I know, there aren't any outdoor perv's hanging out here on my knitting blog. At least none that I know of! And do these outdoor perv's knit while they are being perverted outside? Are they wearing knit clothing? Are these people looking for girl's who squawk and knit?

I'd image that they are disappointed that the only porn on this site is yarn porn. And the only girl squawking is Shady!

People never cease to amaze me.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Forget Vogue International or Rowan for interesting knit designs. Instead, do a simple Google Image search. Type in "knit". Or just click here to see what you get!