Meaning, wow, it's been more than a week since I blogged??
school related stuff has kept me from being a very productive knitter. I managed to meet up with the MHC knitters at Barnes and Noble last Tuesday, and closed down the place with Cathi
. I also got to touch and fondle Michelle's
latest FO, vintage velvet from Scarfstyle. Actually made with the suggested yard. Aptly named, I must say. The rest of the week was spent with my head in the books studying for my comprehensive exams. thanks to all of those
that sent well wishes my way. I'm just glad it's over.
After the exam on Saturday morning, i went over to Stacey's
, who was hosting a Harry Potter Marathon, in preparation for the upcoming release of my FAVORITE book of the series. She and her sister hosted many people and had a huge spread of food. Queso (cathi, where were you?), chips, donuts, puppy chow (renamed owl pellets), butter beer, hot mulled apple cider, and lots of other goodies. I worked a bit on Spork and finishing up the two baby sweaters I've been working on. Other than that, i've been busy working on making matches for the Scarf Exchange
. I don't know how the SP people do it, b/c it took me forever for just 68 participants of the scarf only group.
Since I have no pictures... I have a meme, tagged by CatherineWhat is your all-favorite yarn to knit with?
well, i have the inkling that I would say Brooks Farm Yarn, but I can't bear to knit with it yet. It's my luxury stash yarn, and until i acquire more to sit in my stash, I won't knit what I've got. Crazy? Just a little bit?
My favorite yarn to actually knit with so far has been the SWTC bamboo yarn on my bamboo Addi Naturas. Favorite needles?
It's gotta be Addis. If I have to knit on straights, I love my lantern moons.The worst thing you've ever knit?
Right now, it's my Rogue. The twisted hem stitch hurt my hands something awful. Then, to find out that my gauge might be off? I have yet to brave the measuring tape to find out if I need to rip it all the way back like
"_blank">Stacey Your favorite knit pattern?
I like anything that's challenging me on something I've not done before (dropping stitches on the clapotis, making intricate cables on Rogue, doing the leaf pattern on Backyard leaves).Most valuable knitting technique?
Being able to fix mistakes. Dropping a stitch down a few rows to fix it, picking up dropped stitches, putting stitches back on the needles after they fall off my needles. the second best is the emergency 911 call to my knitting grrlz. Seriously. Best knit book or magazine?
Nancy Wiseman's Book of Finishing Techniques. Can't live w/o that one. Your favorite knitalong?
I plead the fifth. I have decided that KALs are not for me. I'm taking a page from Jenifer's
book... I'll join KALs AFTER i've finished the project.Your favorite knitblogs?
Good lord. I'm not linking them. Sittin' Here Knittin', Sheep in the City, In the Pink, WandaWomanKnits, Knit It Yourself, The Cat Ate It, The Knitty Professor, Cast On, Cast Off, and KeepTalking... (Gotta check in with my grrlz first). Then I move on to Knittin'Notes, CeliaKnits, CrazyAuntPurl, The Panopticon, The Diva Knits... and i'm missing so many.Your favourite knitwear designer?
I don't think I've knit enough garments to have a favorite yet. The knit item you wear the most?
It's gotta be the clapotis. and the felted clogs by FibertrendsWho to tag?
I think i'm the last to get the meme.