Little Bitty Knitty

Friday, March 31, 2006

Ahhh...Vegas. Home of the cultural wonders that are strip clubs, and shiny shiny buildings. I absolutely LOVE IT. I'm no longer a Vegas virgin.

So far we've seen "O" at the Bellagio and we ate at Sensi, and last night we ate in the Eiffel Tower Restaurant and saw "Rent"! AMAZING. I love that show.

Tonight we're on to "Avenue Q" and some steak house my dad wants to go to. Tomorrow night is Elton John!

Knitting updates, you say?

I finished the shiny happy colorful rainbow scarf, but have yet to attempt felting it. I knit two cute headbands, one being the band portion of Knitty's Coronet in the remaining wrist warmer yarn, the other a simple seed stitch band in the cashmerino superchunky. Both are very useful, pictures to come.

My vaction project was originally going to be the Edgar scarf in Artyarns supermerino, but I got distracted. I just reached the halfway point on an Amelia Earhart Aviator hat in Debbie Bliss rust colored merino aran. I'm looooving it. I have yet to make a mistake (knock on wood), which is a first for me. It's too awesome. And I now know how (those words were hard to type, let me tell you) to wrap short rows!

I'm going to go shower so we can go wander around the casino and visit the tigers at the Mirage. Pictures when I return to California!

Sunday, March 26, 2006

So, my friend and I (the girl who first taught me how to knit, a dear, dear girl) bought yarn yesterday then sat and drank tea for a few hours. Our own little mini Stitch 'N Bitch (and believe me, there was a LOT of bitching). It was tons of fun. I needed a none-thinking project for our gossip session, so I bought some more of the SWTC Karaoke and began knitting a simple, garter stitch scarf.

So springy! So bright! So happy! I think I'll felt it when I'm done...very cute. That's what I finished in about two hours of drinking and talking, because as soon as I got home I got distracted. Also at the yarn store, I bought two balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, on sale. And I was pondering what to do with them. Hat? Scarf? Panta?

And then it hit me.

(Can you tell I was feeling artistic with my pictures?)

Yes. Ohhhh yes. Gorgeous. I'm so proud of myself. The color is beautiful (I seem to have a pink fetish). And they're incredibly useful. I'm currently wearing them 'cause my hands are just a little cold.

I finished the first one last night around 10. I started it around 3, maybe, with about an hour taken out to go pick up my boyfriend. I seamed and immediately began the next one, which I finished about a fourth of before bed. I finished it this morning. Quickest knit of my life.

Pattern: Irish Hiking Wristwarmers
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in Old Rose, Color 300602 (just a bit more than 1 skein.)
Needles: Size 8 Bamboo

Saturday, March 25, 2006

A week with no posts? I'm a slacker.

I'm going absolutely insane waiting for my last three college letters to come in. They just happen to be my top three schools. Ahhhh I'm going nuts.

I'm going to Vegas next week! It'll be my first time. I'm see Rent, Avenue Q, Elton John, and Cirque de Soleil. Yay!

Okay...knitting update.

I knitted about five inches of just a ribbed border-stockinette body hat, but then unraveled the whole thing because somehow I started knitting backwards.

I've made no progress on the Odessa, because I can't seem to find the time or motivation to start the decreases and use the dpns. Here's a progress photo (note that I'm not showing you the evil hole):

Last night, I knitted a cell phone case for my gorgeous, lovely, sexy, girly PINK RAZR.
I used my birthday money.

Here's the case:

Razr Case
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Superchunky in Ivory
Needles: US9 (Metal. My only pair of metal needles. I kind of hate them, but they worked okay for this little project.)
Pattern: My own, off the top of my head. I cast on 11 stitches, knit two rows, worked in stockinette stitch for my desired lenth, knit two rows, bound off. Sewed up the sides and VOILA!

So I contacted the nice woman who sold me my Clapotis yarn on eBay because it STILL hasn't arrived. Turns out somehow PayPal gave her the wrong address (where I used to live). Damn! I've used PayPal tons of times and they've never given out that address. Odd. Well, it should be on its way soon, and then I shall begin.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

My Odessa is simply beautiful. I'm about to start the decreases. I love it.

Except...I made a mistake about six rows back. So about 660 stitches. There is a huge hole. Whaaa.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

I am knitting a pretty in pink Odessa. It's awesome. I can knit in the round. I'm a goddess.

My birthday was fantastic. I got one of those orgasm-inducing soft Barefoot Dreams robes.

Picture blog this weekend. The Odessa is calling me

I am currently knitting a pink Odessa. It is super cute.

My birthday was fabulous. I got one of those orgasm-soft Barefoot Dreams robes.

Picture blog this weekend. Right now I'm writing a paper for my sister. Yeah, I know.

Monday, March 13, 2006

My 18th birthday begins in T-2 hours.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

I didn't get into UCLA. So that would be my first college rejection. Being OCD as I am, I have now convinced myself I will get in nowhere else.

I am knitting a cabled belt. The mermaid yarn. It's cute.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

1) I am a feminist. I think women should be completely equal to men in every way, and that we are just as capable and intelligent. However, I still desire chivalry and refuse to lift heavy things.

2) I think people who are homophobic are really just afraid of their own sexuality. People don't fit into nice square little boxes. There are shades of gray in everything, especially when it comes to love and sex. Hey, I've kissed more girls than I have guys. (Ah, the wonders of vodka.)

3) If you don't like gay marriage, don't marry another person of your sex. If you're morally opposed to abortion, then don't have one. People should live their lives as they want to, as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else. Gay marriage should be fully legal. Abortion should be fully legal. Get over it, crazy conservatives.

4) I hate people on bikes. I hate people who ride bikes while talking on cell phones, I hate bike riders who think they're pedestrians only when it's convenient for them, I hate bike riders who don't signal or stop at stop signs. Really, I hate them.

5) Half the time, I am incredibly mature, and think I don't need the stress and drama of high school, which is why I alienate myself. The other half of the time, I really wish I was like one of those cute blonde girls in stupid teenage movies, and I wish I was a cheerleader. Also, I wish I was ten again.

6) Just because I act confident, doesn't mean I am.

7) Sometimes I am a huge bitch. Occasionally, I am an obvious bitch, but most of the time I am only a bitch in my head. You reeeeally don't want to know what I actually think about you.

8) I am really bad at making decisions. Which is why I dread getting all my college acceptance letters, despite the fact that I run to the mailbox every day. I want to go to Northwestern, but I'm afraid of going that far away. I want to stay in LA so I can pursue acting, but I want to experience something else than California.

9) I secretly watch really bad TV, despite being a huge critic of anything I deem unintelligent or cliche. Thus, I watch a lot of shitty reality shows, cheesy teen dramas, and sitcom reruns. However, I love "Grey's Anatomy", 'cause it's brilliant. I really do watch way too much TV, because I have no life.

10) George Bush should go live in Texas and never leave. I hate his stupid "No Child Left Behind" shit and his stupid religious blathering and his stupid stupid face. Except, I saw a picture of him when he was young, and before I realized who it was I thought to myself, "Oh, he's cute." I'm ashamed.

11) I believe in God. I might believe in Jesus. There was a brief period where I went to Bible camp and identified myself as a Christian, but really, I'm not. I don't believe most of the Bible, there are far too many stupid rules, and I think good people go to Heaven, and that is that. So I am "spiritual" with a side of Buddhism, and a dollop of Wiccan.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Alas, the show is over. It went extremely well (all five shows), and I caused crying, so that's always a plus.

Knitting will commence this evening, now that I have more than ten minute periods of time to sit on my tush. What do I want to knit....what shall I knit???

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Opening night tonight! Ahhh. Nerves.

I began knitting on a single cable scarf in the SWTC Karaoke yarn. It's coming along, I didn't want to restart on the Odessa until I could focus on it for a good block of time.

Wish me broken legs!