Friday, August 31, 2007

Argyle Sock Yarn Pr0n

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Lorna Laces sock yarn in Argyle

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Started something new!

My mom bought herself some sock yarn only to discover that sock knitting just isn't for her. She really loved her yarn and really wanted her knitted socks so I promised to knit them for her. I've finally started them and hope to have them done well in time for NJ cold weather.

The yarn is Lorna Laces Shepherd Sock in the color Argyle.

This is what the yarn looked like when I swatched it. I'm getting 10 stitches to an inch on size one needles. That seems like a lot of stitches per an inch to me.

I'm really happy with how the colors are spiraling around. I have no clue why they are spiraling around, but I like it.

"If we snuggle we can both fit in the cat cube"

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Back to School Cloths are done!

The above cloth is hanging out with a yummy bar of Chocolate Orange soap from Chargin Valley Soap and Craft. I had a lot of fun making all these cloths. I didn't even really mind the duplicate stitching, which I'm sure would bore some people to tears after a bit.

Yarn: Sugar'n Cream
Needles: US size seven
Colors: Red, orange, yellow, green, purple, blue, and pink

Friday, August 24, 2007

TGI Yarn Pr0n Friday

The yarn today is Knit Picks Memories in the color Yukon.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Bento - My other current obsession

Today was my first day of classes and my Back to School cloths aren't done yet. Because of the lack of knitting content I thought I would introduce you to my newest obsession... Bento!

What is bento you may ask? The easy explanation is that it is a style of Japanese packed lunch that is both healthy and pleasing to the eye.

Cooking Cute is a popular bento blog with lots of information and links to other bento blogs. It isn't currently very active but the info, links, and gallery are well worth a look. The food here seems to be more of a traditional bento style.

Lunch In A Box is so far my favorite bento blog. Much of the food is often leftovers and things I could see myself actually making and having on hand. It also has lots of helpful tips.

Now, it is time for you to meet my bento box.

Isn't it cute?

Oh and here is what was in my lunch today:

Bottom tier (on left): Honey Glazed Chicken Stir Fry made with brown rice. Recipe is from Better Home and Gardens cook book.
Top tier (on right): Carrots, cucumbers, a grape tomato, string cheese, red grapes, and almonds wrapped in pink saran wrap to keep the fruits and veggies from sweating on them.
Not shown: A little side container of dressing for dipping veggies in.

You of course don't need a fancy bento box to pack a bento style meal. One of my favorite lunches so far was packed in a rubbermaid take along container.

In the lunch was: homemade ground turkey chili, half a baked potato, 1 cheese slice (cut with cookie cutter), strawberries, cheese cubes, almonds, and a piece of blueberry coffee cake.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Koigu Pr0n

Koigu KPM Semi Solid
Color: 4000

The full body shot is the color accurate shot, I could not get a color accurate close up no matter how many times I tried.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Project for Back to School

I've decided I need to finish my back to school wash cloths before school starts on August 20th. As of right this second I have four and a half wash cloths done.

I'm having a lot of fun with these wash clothes. They are quick to knit, easy to take with you and the colors are so fun and bright.

I also have Sheldon the turtle and a swatch for a sock on my needles.

When I go out to take pictures, Mario sits and watches me the whole time. He actually looks a little sad.

Oh lookie what lives in our yard!

It’s a ground hog! The male roommie seems to be under the impression that we can in some way run off the hog. Yeah right! First we are lazy, second this is prime real estate. Considering he is here to stay, I think we should name him. Any ideas? :D

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Souvenir Yarn Pr0n

In my last post I mentioned I got to go on a vacation up into Canada. On one of our stops I happened across a local yarn store and after picking up this yarn I could NOT put it down. It is just so soft and shiny and beautiful. My pictures don't do it justice.

Yarn: Sea Silk
Made By: HandMaiden Fine Yarn
Contents: 70% Silk, 30% SeaCell (made from seaweed!)
Weight: Lace

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

I'm back!

My poor little old laptop was indeed fried beyond hope. To get me through the rest of the semester I used my dads even older laptop. It did what I needed but was otherwise useless due to constant freezing.

A lot has happened while I‘ve been away. I went on a cruise up to Canada, my parents moved to NJ and I moved into a house with my boyfriend and another couple. I'm loving having roommates. Mario and Luigi are also loving it as well. They have more space to play, more people to pet them and more ways to get into trouble.

Thanks to my parents moving to NJ they suddenly found they had too many computers and I kindly took one off their hands. This means I can start posting real updates with pictures! Expect something later this week! Pr0n for sure on Friday.