Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Thursday, July 09, 2009

What The Heck Is...

The Tour de Fleece?!

It's a ravelry thing -- to take place alongside the Tour de France bicycle event in, you know, France.

We spin while they spin.

Thank goodness I don't actually have to get on a bicycle.

If you go to Ravelry, you can find a group on this topic, with all kinds of teams and threads and amaaaaaazing yarn pr0n eye candy to drool over and covet.

I'm using my blog as a flicker page for photos so I can upload them to rav. I'm planning to post most of the finished yarns in my shop...if I can part with them.

Better Late Than Never

I finally have a team ravatar for Tour de Fleece

Monday, July 06, 2009

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I Knit A Lion

I love this guy! He was fun and not that hard to knit, but very detailed (lots of fussy little pieces and finishing). I hang out at Black Sheep Yarns in Port Moody, and the owner got in a set of patterns by Chris de Longpre. The Lion is from the set called Safari Friends, put out by Knitting at Knoon.

Safari friends comes with patterns for a lion, an elephant, a giraffe, and a zebra. I have elephant legs on the go already.

This designer has also created patterns for dinosaurs (very cute) and for aliens (even cuter!). I can't wait for the alien patterns to arrive at Black Sheep cuz I plan to be all over those.

The pattern instructions are extremely detailed and well thought-out. You can see quite a few animals on Ravelry for these patterns, and they all look adorable. I used Queensland Collection Kathmandu for the main lion and Elann.com Sierra Aran for the mane. The little guy sits about six inches tall (not counting the leg length, and he took me about seven hours to create. Rrroooowrrrrr!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Work In Progress

One of my many WIP's is Carmela's Cardigan from Patons Top Down Classics. I just started this a few weeks ago, but it knits up super fast in Elann.com's Seta Lana (Celadon). I bought this at elann's bag sale, and the day it arrived, I ditched all other projects cuz I just had to get my hands in that soft silky yarn. Mine came on a Monday, and I went to knit night, only to see that I was not alone. Another knitter had her Seta Lana on needles the day it arrived too.

Pix here...more at Raveland

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

In Which I Finally Caved...

Got Sucked into RAVELRY!

And now I leave you with photos of my finished ChicKnits Twist Cardi, cuz naturally I'm filling out all the details on RAVELRY. I ravel as SeeJayneKnit :D

Monday, March 02, 2009

What's Up??

Well lessee...

It's knit-night tonight, and I don't know if I will be working on this little lovely:

Which I got a fledgling start on last night...

Or if I will be sewing together all these nice blocked pieces of my ChicKnits Twist Cardi. I'm still knitting the Right Front, but why should these other pieces wait.

I can't do any thinky-knitting at knit-night. There is just too much conversation going on, and I make the most pathetic mistakes.

I have all this new handspun that is waiting to be washed and hung up to dry:

And then there is all this other yarn waiting to be labelled, listed, or shipped.

On Thursday, I got my second Tattoo!!! Yippee!!! I'll post a pic when it's a bit more healed. Thanks to Ryan/Llama at Sinister Skin in Port Moody, You rock! You did a fab-oo-lous job dahling.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


It's snowing. I am sooo sick of snow. Grrrrrr!

On the other hand, I finished The Man's hat. Yay me!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Funny Thing Happened to my Camera

When digital cameras became popular, I was a holdout. I liked my Pentax "traditional" camera. But when we go on holidays I take a lot of photos. A lot. Like fifteen or twenty rolls worth. I calculated that I could buy quite a nice digital camera for the same cost as one trip's worth of film and processing for the old one. I bought a Kodak EasyShare with a big-ass lens, not one of those cigarette-pack slip into your pocket kind. I bought it a week before a Disneyland trip several years ago. It took fabulous pictures.

Until it didn't.

It fell four inches. I kid you not, four fucking inches, and then refused to work ever again. And it was in its heavily padded case too. We were in our second hour of waiting to get on the new Monsters Inc. ride (which wasn't worth the wait by the way), and the last photo I got was of that big blue monster guy and then the camera went tharn. A quick trip to Target in Orange County to buy a second one, and my anxiety was relieved.

I loved that camera. Future shop refunded our money on the first one, so I was set. That camera took every picture you've ever seen on this blog. Every picture you've ever seen in my yarn shop. Every picture of family fun and pets and general silliness. That camera took the picture of yarny goodness up there at the top of this post.

In Hawaii, I carried that camera into the ocean, stood waist deep in the water, and took shot after shot of my kids and the Man body surfing. I focused on this big wave they were all about to catch. Action shot. And then felt the wave break right over my head and well, right over that camera. It died on the spot. No long lingering good bye.

This time it was a quick trip to Maui Wal-Mart for a replacement with an even bigger-ass lens than before. Great camera! Sucks up so much light that I have to learn to take my yarn pix all over again. I wonder where I will buy my next camera.

Below: pix with new cam of a hat I'm knitting for the Man. I dyed and spun the yarn. It's your basic knit one purl one watchman style hat. The brim will fold up.

PS. Wow, I can't believe that people still read this blog. Cool!