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7.19.2005

because sometimes you need to celebrate the small victories

i did 5 rows of my yoga mat bag today during my lunch break. only about a bazillion more to go.

7.17.2005

another update

::antique stitch scarf
aside from a few ends to weave in, this puppy is done! pictures forthcoming.

::one-skein wonder
well, i thought i had enough yarn left over from the antique stitch scarf, but i was wrong. i'm about 5 rows short for the ribbing on the main part. good time. so, i ordered some more of the same yarn, but in a rust color. hopefully, it will go nicely with the rest of the piece, which is peach.

::yoga mat bag
i haven't really done much else on it. however, i'll be working on it more now, since i'm done working on the one-skein wonder until i get the yarn.

::orangina
i just ordered the yarn and needles today. woo hoo!

::leaf-pattern scarf
i haven't been working on this, mostly because working with 4 separate skeins is a pain. it just isn't really condusive to travelling.

::cathode
haven't touched this either. hehe...

so, i think that the goal for this week will be to finish up the yoga mat bag.

7.14.2005

update

::antique stitch scarf
i've gotten about 24 (or so) more rows done since i last posted. i think that i'll only need to do about 16 more in the lace pattern before finishing it up. woo hoo! hopefully, this will be finished by the end of the week and i can order the yarn and needles for nadine's tank top.

::yoga mat bag
well, i had about 8 rows done, which is saying a lot, since there are 80 stitches in each row. then, i decided to check a minor detail (whether or not i was supposed to be carrying two strands of yarn together on the main part). crap. i had to frog the whole thing because, no, i was not supposed to be using two strands on the body of the bag. ever since kindergarten, i've had problems reading and following directions. sigh...

7.10.2005

a long-overdue update

my cheap cathode is mostly done. yeah, i know. it took me forever. and while i like the way the ribbing fits on my hips, the rest is far too large. i still need to do the ribbing on the collar, and will probably end up giving it as a xmas gift.

i'm also making the antique stitch scarf from the spring/summer 2005 issue of vogue knitting. i'm about halfway done, and have only used one of the three skeins of andean treasure in peach that i bought, so i'm going to have a full skein left over. i might make a one skein wonder, but i'm not sure. *whoops! just checked the pattern specs, and one skein won't be enough for it. maybe i'll just make sure i have some extra left over from the second skein...

i just started working on the yoga mat bag from stitch 'n bitch nation the other day. i have the strap on and just cast on the 80 stitches for the main part of the bag. i'm just using some cotton-ease yarn from lion brand (which is actually the recommended yarn) in bluberry (a nice, dark blue).

also, the big-ass hobo bag has finally found its caling. i had a bit of the brighter yarn that i had to use to finish it, so i extended the strap a tiny bit and now it's a holder for my balance ball. however, it looks like a giant breast, so...yeah. i need to post some pictures of it.

i'm also working on the leaf pattern scarf from the spring/summer 2005 issue of vogue knitting. it's going to be a xmas present, i think. it's really pretty so far. i'll probably post some pictures of it and list the yarns i'm using later in the week.

as for future projects...

once i finish the antique stitch scarf, i'm going to make this tank top from glampyre for nadine. i'm going to be using shine from knitpicks in either cloud, grass, sand, or sky. i'll also need to pick up the needles for it (US 3 24" circs) when i place the order.

also, after i finish up the yoga mat bag, i'm going to make this waist pack thingy, also from glampyre. i need to check that i have the needles and yarn i can use for it. it looks like a fun, short, and interesting project. i can't wait to work on it.

and...that's all. and, yes. i am doing and planning on doing a lot of stuff from glampyre.