Saturday, May 9, 2009

Scarf Travels, WIPs, and YARN!

I haven't posted about my scarf travels group in a while, so I'm going to do that first. Here's a picture of the latest on that I've added to and sent out. It's Tesso1's scarf for the "West" group. I used some of my Manos and the pattern was "the Prismatic Scarf." I REALLY like this pattern. I'm considering making a scarf using it and some malabrigo. I'm incredibly reluctant to though because I have sever finish-itis when it comes to scarves.

PATTERN: The Prismatic Scarf
NEEDLES: US 8 / 5.0 mm
YARN: Manos del Uruguay (Q or Calypso)

I've got the next round of scarves already. They both need to be sent off Friday May 15th so I'll be working on those. I already have yarn picked out for Kimmikat's it's just a matter of sitting down and doing the knitting. It'll go quick though. I think I've picked my yarn for the other one, but I'm looking for patterns to go with it still. I'll add pictures and update more when I have some progress.

I've been knitting on Cookie A socks like crazy. I've got monkeys and glyniss OTN. Monkeys are because I'd never done them and started them on my San Diego vacation, only to have to frog. And the Glynis are part of a KAL on Ravelry.

Here's my monkeys: (AKA "Feed the Monky, Drown the Worm")
I'm on the foot now, but this morning when I took the picture I was in the middle of the gusset. I really love the way these are turning out. They aren't perfect, but I think I love them more for that.
NEEDLES: US 2 / 2.75 mm
YARN: Yarn Pirate Merino/Tencel Sock (Jungle)
They were named after a song by the Falcon, "Feed the Monky, Drown the Worm (or Goin' Home)" I picked this song because it mentioned "Money, and the "drown the worm" made me think of tequila which is defnitely something drank on the vacation for which these socks were started.

Here's Glynis (AKA "Queen of Pain")
I've not progressed uch on these. I tried to work on them last night but I was too tired to not mess up and of the lace or keep track of what I was doing. More than likely, they won't be finished in May. But I'm trying. :)

NEEDLES: US 2 / 2.75 mm
YARN: Cosmic Fibers Yarn Andromeda (CoS)
Named "Queen of Pain" after the Alakline Trio song. Why?? Because sssk's and k3tog's are not only PITAs they hurt my hands.

And for my favorite part of the post. :)

I got quite a bit of yarn this week in the mail... It was a good week. :) (Yarn-wise anyways)
The first portion being the first shipment of the VSC 2009 from Fresh from the Cauldron:
I got 2 "weres" (Despite it being a vamp club LOL)
Jacob Black & Sam Merlotte
I also got a lovely pattern for a cowl.
I'm not sure that I'd ever actually use a cowl, but the pattern is absolutely gorgeous.

Then I did some ebay browsing/bidding/shopping and won 7 new skeins of sock yarn. WHOOO!
I love ebay sometimes. LOL

I got 2 skeins of STR lightweight in "henpecked" and "rose quartz"

1 skein of STR seduction in Covelite

AND 2 skeins each of Araucania Ranco Solid in 115 (Periwinkle) and 106 (Denim)

Friday, May 1, 2009

The Month of May

Today kicks off the first day of possibly the busiest month that I've had since graduating college... I have a massive amount of things to do each weekend, several during the weeks, and a lot of birthdays. I think I'll be happy when it's all over. I also might disappear from the internet for a while...

Here's my list of important dates that I've compiled so far:
  • Saturday May 2nd - double shift officiating
  • Friday May 8th - dinner with Mauricio's parents (a pre-graduation dinner)
  • Saturday May 9th - Mauricio's graduation, followed by Mauricio's graduation luncheon
  • Sunday May 10th - Mother's Day
  • Friday May 15th to Sunday May 17th - I'm moving...
  • Satruday May 23rd OR Sunday May 24th - My mom's 50th bday party
  • Thursday May 28th - Mom's birthday
  • Friday May 29th - Rocky turns 6
  • Saturday May 30th - the Offspring concert
I'm fairly certain that I'm missing a lot too.... It's a busy month. ;)