Thursday, March 13, 2008

STOP, yarns against the wall's the acrylic snob.............

Lottsa knitting and photos goin' on 'round here ya'll BUT first I want to say something.....

I just wanted to say how much you guys make me smile. I have always kind of just thought maybe 3 or 4 people (plus my mom when I cry about her not reading LOL) read my blog. I have always just been really happy with that too, but the last few days, I have not only received comments but emails from all of you really sweet and caring readers. I don't care how ya find your way here, just that you do. Thank you for reading, thank you for commenting and thank you for emailing. I never thought it would matter if I knew people were reading and they either liked or disliked my knits but IT DOES MATTER. I care about what ya'll think.....and thank you so much for supporting the whole sweatpants theory LOL. We should make some sort of governing law LOL...ok, with that said....more torture for all of you heehee. Pretty photo intensive today ya'll but fun!

let's get started........while flipping through the knew KnitSimple Magazine, Miss Priss and I fell upon THIS :

It's the FlyAway Cardi by Debbie Bliss. Most know I ADORE Debbie Bliss patterns (now that I can read them LOL) and I haven't found a yarn of hers I didn't wanna roll around nekkid in.....sorry for the visual ;) anyways, ya know I have been DETERMINED to not buy yarn unless it is for a project I just CANNOT find yarn for in my stash (which so far, has not come up lol). I really wanna knit down my stash and have been doing a bang-up job. I tend to get anal about things so I know I am taking this to the extreme probably. Anyways, while stash diving for yarn for this, I was in one of my tubs that have some acrylic yarns in it...well, I pulled and pulled and pulled each skein, checking, looking trying to see which one is Miss Priss sweater worthy (not wanting to waste any cashmerino on a little cardi that will only be worn a few times mind you) I would rather use it for an adult project......mainly for ME...heehee. Ok, sorry, I digress, well, each time I pulled one out, my new poochie kept looking more and more horrified until FINALLY she yelped, gagged and sputtered at the entire lot of acrylic....folks, I have been raising an acrylic yarn snob dog!!! PLUS, I am doing a good job at it...........look what she looked like during the final acrylic ball
There ya have it folks, a pure bred yarn snob!! Yup, that's what they look like, all hankered up and everything. So, looks like Miss Priss gets her own way yet again (grin) she gets to have a cashmerino cardi, trust me, she's not complaining. She swears she gets a rash when she LOOKS at acrylic;) Truthfully though, isn't that cardi so cute?! Hopefully I will finish it BEFORE Easter Sunday since it is to wear with her Easter dress. Baring no problems, I should finish it over the weekend when I have longer stretches of knitting time and let's face it, the pattern is EASYYYYY PEAZZZYYYYY which is why I picked it LOL.

Next on the knit F.O's is a gnome hat of of the SOFTEST merino evah!!! I wish I had the ball band cuz it is AWSOME and some cute little fn fur. It's a gift for Hunky Mr. DebbieKnitter's buddy at work, well his wife.....I am making matching booties for it but fell in love with the little hat. No pattern, just a piddling in my head (scary I know). They are due in one of the J months (that's how Hunky Mr. DebbieKnitter gives due dates) so I wanted to make something that will fit her (it's a girl) for this winter so I made a size for about a six month old. So cute!

Notice the sweet little pom-pom? I am slowly becoming obsessed with pom-poms. I have been tossing the idea of a scarf out of pom-poms UGH!! GAWD I can really have awful taste.
Only thing I am worried about is the fur getting in her little nose and mouth. I am sure mom will watch and keep her safe.

Last on the knits list is Miss Priss's Pepto Bismo socks. I have one done and am NOT loving the toe shaping I did. What do you guys think? I find them just a bit pointy. I am sure I will rip and re-do, I may add some more length. The yarn is a bit thick but I wanted that, they are for the early camping season when your piggies get cold at night. Mr. Mann's are coming up next. His feet grew so I am in need of resizing his pattern. I used a size 2 needle for Miss Priss', maybe a 1 next time, making it a tighter fabric?

Now WHAT on earth are my children up to these days and why is Miss Priss' foot on the funny papers?? Because she has been "crafting"....seeeeee..

She has been making a club house out of an old diaper box, cutting, coloring and gluing for THREE days now........hey, whatever gets us through the days ya know...........makes a mess but sooooooo worth the peace.

She has her puppy supervising for her.....Mr.Mann on the other hand, is fast at school work online, looking up some information on Wikipedia for school...........Now tell me, WHO can resist THAT smile!!!!

One last note..............the website of the week is *drum roll please*...................

Great blog folks, a must see....don't forget to leave her a comment that you were there :)

Monday, March 10, 2008

What a good snow storm can produce.......

My Glee is FINALLY done.....yes, for the very finicky, I do see the few minor errors, BUT, guess what.....they are stayin'! This sweater seemed to take FOREVAH to do. It should NOT have taken me over a month to do, I know that, but with all the crap that has happened since I started it.....well, it's a wonder I got it done in this time span! Between flu and flu and flu and pink eye. Well, I am dang shocked that it didn't get horked on!! The last time I did a sweater in this colorway, I spilled Cocoa Wheats on it, don't ask.

My only major problem with this sweater is the seaming of the neckband thingy. I have a few ideas on what to do differently and I am NOT opposed to ripping it out and redoing it. The other issues I have are not something that I would rip out to re-do due to ill knitting. At first I thought I had made a big error on doing the knit2x2 waist and then adding the little edging, but when I blocked it, I liked it and am happy with it. I just didn't like stopping the bottom with just the 2x2, it looked unfinished to me, now I am happy.

I think I will DEFINITELY knit this again, the next time out of something dark, like black!!!!!

I would have taken a photo while wearing it, but I am a little self conscious right now about some weight thingy I have going on......I am terribly bloated due to some medical stuff going on and there isn't anything I can do about it, but it doesn't make me feel any more secure about it. I would prefer a big sweatshirt and sweats......especially the sweats part since my tummy hurts terribly when I have any pants on.

Now that I think about it, sweatpants should be an essential part of a woman's wardrobe. Why DON'T we wear more of them......why can't they make cuter ones, and more for my age group and even older, instead of ones that are stamped with "SOCIAL CLIMBER or CUTIE" across the butt..........sorry folks, but the LAST thing I wanna do, is parade around drawing attention to my ass with words stamped across them.....ok, well, guess enough said about THIS subject huh!

I'll leave ya'll with this photo, it's me happily showing off my new knit........I know, this picture, YUCKO, but lemme tell ya, if my mum were to see this, she would automatically love it.....why, (cuz she's my mum lol) cuz she would say, Oh, Miss DebbieKnitter, your eyes look so pretty, or she would say, that look, it's the same one you get when your about to do something ornery.......mum's, they're great, our own personal cheerleaders when we feel poopy heehee!!

Well, that's it for now, until next amongst yourselves my friends!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

We interupt this snow storm for yet ANOTHER update

The snow is blowing so hard and coming down so fast, I could barely hold still.
Look out folks, we are STILL getting I am not gonna comment on what I think about hunky Mr.DebbieKnitter (think I may have hit on a new nickname for him, long story ;) } I digress.....anyways, I am not gonna say how silly I PERSONALLY think it is to go out in a BLIZZARD that is NOT gonna stop until after yet ANOTHER 8-10 inches and shovel......I am not gonna comment on how I think it all evolves around it being a "man thing" because as you will see, I took PHOTO PROOF that the men are NOT shoveling.. they are doing......hell, I have NO idea what they are doing....
Ok, is the proof BUT, also, take not at how deep the snow is BEFORE they shovel again and then snow blow.......somehow, this photo reminds me of the Ma & Pa Kettle folks where she has the pitch fork but with shovels ;) You can even see in the above photo that Hunky Mr. DebbieKnitter spotted me and started laughing....soooooo busted!
Now they are all business here......yeah right!

Finally, yet another photo of the front of our the way, it's a dang good thing we decided we are ripping out the shrubs as soon as spring comes and re-doing the landscape cuz those suckers are TOAST!!!
Thank you. This has been a public service broadcast message about A LOTTA snow;)

Round and Round, what goes around comes arounnndddddd.....

*sheepish grin* and more snow, and more snow.....shhhhhhh, my kids are the ones who ordered this storm, don't tell Mr. DebbieKnitter!!!!

Annnnddd, look at the MailCarrier, see the mail-carrier driving down the street to deliver all those nasty bills and supplements and junk mail.........
.........noooowwww see the mail-carrier getting stuck and pushed out by the hunky Mr.DebbieKnitter and neighbor man. We should at least get a rebate check or something for THAT good deed!

Well, that's it till tonight I just wanted to update ya'll. Oh, and I'm adding my sleeves onto Glee then the neckline, which I anticipate some trouble with but we'll see.
Ta Ta my dear friends...................if I get snowed in, I hope it is while the kids can still play OUTSIDE!!!!
****Note to Jon, my bestest,dearest,sweetest brother (sorry Mark, but you know how whiney he gets heehee) that your sitting in 70 degree weather today, YOU SUCK!!!! ya ;)

Friday, March 07, 2008

LOOK hands!!!!

Hi kids. Well, well,well, lookie what we have goin' on in Ohio......we have ourselves a good ol' fashion snow storm!!

Seeeee, I took pictures. If you look at the first one REALLY close, you can see my goofy Mr. DebbieKnitter blastin' out the front door. I took another picture without him hangin' out the's hard to see him through the snow.
Notice how the front door is closed here on the porch......LOL you can see my tootsie prints as i walked down the sidewalk to take this picture.
Well, I guess now is as good a time as any to describe the house to ya'll. That big window there is the living room, some people say the "front room" (that cracks me up) . Then the little window to YOUR left is the Dining Room (have NO idea if it has any other names), then there are the upstairs windows...the left is our bedroom, the right is Mr. Mann's room....little Miss Priss is locked in the basement......KIDDING (seriously, if you KNEW her, you would get that joke) and then there is the upstairs potty room, dubbed the "Brown potty"....nooooo, not 'cuz of THAT. It's cuz it's a bathroom all done in brown and cream and silver. Very pretty actually, just not kid appealing.
The downstairs potty room is the aqua one and then there is the "Indians Room" (all done in cleveland Indians and Bamboo plant and the Kitchen and then the basement. All those rooms can't be seen from the front of the house though. So, there ya have it, kind of a Walk With Me Wednesday but on Friday and no walking ;)
I have some knitting to share but will do that later, I'm having to much fun with the snow storm. Who else is getting this storm????
Oopsie, I almost forgot, the answer to the previous post (Thank you Cinnamongirl93) is indeed the Lunar Eclipse. Mr. Mann and Mr. DebbieKnitter (GAWD we need to get him a new name) had sooo much fun taking snap shots of it and they turned out soooo cool!! Geesh, I thought for sure more would answer!!!!
Okay peeps, time for me to be outtie.......until amongst yourselves!!!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

I'm as cold as ice....willing to sacrifice.......

Anything other then my knitting *grin*...........while the other day with 64 degree temps, I started to have a bit of Spring fever BUT when this ice storm hit yesterday, I gotta say, I was lovin' it. BTW, how many of you remember that song??? Foreigner *sigh* loved it then, hate it now LOL.
It is GORGEOUS when light hits the trees or the fence with ice covering it, makes it sparkle like diamonds. Now with that said, if I would have had to go pick up yarn or needles or anything knitting related, well.....THAT would NOT have made me happy heehee.

I hope it shows in these photos, but see how pretty that is? I just love it. The fence is REALLY cool too. Look at how the drips just froze in mid air almost.

It's funny cuz if you look really close, it sort of looks like that "barbed wire" but it isn't, that is ice frozen before the drips fell!! Soooo cool. Ok, 'nuff of the nature stuff.....wanna look at some knitting?

I am just now picking up my Glee again since the flu fiasco. Ohhhhh how I missed it. I just LOVE the yarn. It's a little heavier then what I expected when it's knitted into fabric, but it is still PERFECT!!

Now I know your probably wondering WHY there is 2x2 that has started shortly after the the mid section...well, I decided to change the bottom to a more flattering look for me. Now mind you, I am NOT saying I don't like the Zephyr's pattern for this, I obviously love it. I have problems with sweaters and such hitting straight at my waist and then just gathering at my hips making a muffin top bubble.....Empire type waists are very flattering on me (not tootin' any horn, just sayin'). It also gives the illusion for ME personally, that my shoulders are smaller then what they actually are. I have a rather large shoulder span for a girl. My whole female side of the family has this issue.

Ok, anyways, I decided to change the waist this way. Now I am still a little up in the air regarding the arms. Part of me wants to do long sleeves in the same 2x2 pattern from the elbow down and the other part of me wants to just do the short sleeve version..............time will tell. What do you all think?

Well, that's pretty much the knitting news, it was a little slow due to that crappy flu that decided to camp out here but things are picking up again:)

Ohhhhh, I almost forgot, Mr. DebbieKnitter and I would like to thank all of you for the emails and well wishes for his father. He is doing great. There is always a silver lining right?!

OMG, I almost forgot THIS too...................I have some REALLY cool pictures that include one of Mr. Mann...........look at his photo and see what we are ACTUALLY taking a picture of...........let's just see how observant some of you are *giggle*..................leave your guess in the comment section. Ready, Set, Go......................

I'll leave the FULL series of photo's that tell EXACTLY what we were up to on my next blog post.

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