Saturday, March 28, 2009

Melissa's wedding and Cow Clogs

Ringo is the luckiest Drunken Party Monkey ever ! Not only did he stow away in my bag, he got to smooch up on the bride!  

And here he is ..................................................................and here are my new Cow Clogs, Carson got them for me for my birthday!  They will look great with my STR socks!  The agenda for this afternoon---Lush at Universal Studios, then on to Arc Light to see Sunshine Cleaning, by the same people who did Little Miss Sunshine.  Next Blog post---final touches on my "knit something from the sea assignment" and repacking!  Later!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

KnittyhaHA bound!

I have officially started the journey northward!  Here are my crazy gazanias and their yellow-gazania brick road...............

and here is the border fence outside of the sand dunes.  Amazing to see an actual fence on the border now.  It always amazes me that the border is so close, and with the fence now you can tell exactly where it is, instead of the vague its-over-there-somewhere notion. 

I promise new pics and a little blogging everyday.  I am doing some serious work on my KnittyhaHA homework tonight, so until tomorrow, happy knitting!

.....join me tomorrow with photos of Ringo, the Drunken Party Monkey at the wedding......................

Monday, March 09, 2009

Cool Knitting inspiration for free!

If you haven't joined Ravelry yet, you need to check it out!  Go to and join.  It may take a day or so before they send you the email officially "inviting" you.  It is "place for knitters and crocheters.  Tons of free patterns.  Say you wanted to do a Clapotis .  You could do a search for it under the patterns tab.  There are 10,314 different Claps that are posted on the site.  You can scroll through them to see all the different types of yarns they have been knit in.   Want to do a Baby Surprise Jacket ? There are 6,768 of them listed there.   It is a place where you can organize your stash, projects, needles, search for ideas, join special interest groups such as knitters who like the Diana Gabaldon Outlander series, all kinds of stuff.  And it is free.  It is like my space for fiber fiends!  My name on Ravelry is knitterati.

Also---another  cool spot, the Twist Collective.   GO to Twistcollective. com  It is an online knitting magazine, great patterns.  I am not sure how often they publish, I think quarterly like Knitty.  AND Knitty, another great free online magazine with superb patterns.  Join them for free too!

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Lori's has moved

To all of my knitsibs in Yuma---you know how we have to travel out of town for decent yarn, right?  I was in San Diego last Wednesday and on my way home I decided to stop in Alpine at Lori's Frames, Fiber, and Frills.  When stopped at the intersection, I realized it was no longer there:(.  But, if you turn left at that intersection you will see her shop up and on the right, with a parking area in the front.  It is nice, cozy, and she is so nice.  Stop in to see her when you pass through next time!  Later!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

FInished Socks!

I mentioned them in my new "list of things knitted in 2009" in the side bar, so I thought I'd show you pics.  I pledge to keep a list of all things knitted in 2009.  There are 2 Christmas presents for my mom that technically were slated for completion PRIOR to Christmas but didn't make it.  Those don't count in this list.  I also pledge to get all knitted Christmas items finished BEFORE Christmas.  I need start planning towards that end right now!  OK, so here they are---

The first two are the Incredible Shrinking Violet Monkeys for Karen, which are being inspected by Tang.  

The next two are my Cloning Anemones in Tide Pooling.  I love the was the one above pooled.  Seems like most people don't like the pooling, but I really like it when that happens.  I think that in this pattern it shows the stitch pattern much better.

Off to work on the ridiculous goals I have set to be completed before Sock Camp!   Photos to follow soon (I hope)!  Happy Knitting!!!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Is it March already???

Yikes!  It is already March? Hard to believe.  I am know that I am WAAAY behind in posting.  Just seems like there is not enough time in the day to knit, eat, knit, work, knit, eat some more, watch TV and knit, and sleep.  I would rather substitute knitting for just about any of those other activities!  But, the front flowerbed was overrun with weeds courtesy of the recent rains, and it almost got away from us.  Here is what it looks like now:

The gazanias love it when you dead-head them and they loved the rains.  No weeds for a while now, so more time for knitting!  

Or for watching this little guy:

Meet Jackson, almost 8 months, who first appeared in my blog in July 8, 2008.  He has grown a lot and crawls everywhere FAST.  He has just discovered here that he can actually crawl under his excer saucer.  He is quite a little guy! 

That's it for now, gotta go pay bills!  Until next time, happy kitting!