Sunday, September 28

oooo, i love Noro...

Yarn: Noro Kureyon sock in colour s182 and Regia 4ply in black. my regular toe up pattern. a black heel and toe, knit four rows of Noro, four rows of black and you get some fabulous socks!

i put these up on Etsy but i may regret selling them. even if i did another pair with the leftover yarn there is no way i'd ever get them this perfectly rainbow again.

on a personal note, i can't sleep. i went to bed at 6:30ish because i was getting a pretty nasty migraine. i couldn't sleep then either. so i took half of a sleeping pill and finally passed out around 8:00. slept very well. i woke up around 4:ooam to pee and now i just can't fall back to sleep. i don't want to take the other half of the sleeping pill, so i figured i'd get up and do a few quiet things. thank goodness we have nothing on the agenda for tomorrow, i'll nap if i need to :)

Friday, September 19

socks for sale!

you all know i can't stop knitting socks. and now i'm running out of feet to wear them on ;) so i've put a few pairs up on Etsy to help support my sock yarn habit.

Sock Sale

... go take a peek :D

Wednesday, September 17

Friday, August 29

on a finishing SPREE!

i started these socks way back in February 2007. they got put aside for a long time after i brought them to loads of dentist appts with John. i would sit there as moral support and knit... and then every time i picked up the socks anywhere but the dentist office i would hear drills in my mind. i would smell that icky dentist office smell. so they got put to the side for a while.

now they're done. i love them!!

the yarn is Fleece Artist merino sock. the pattern is my own.

and what good would finishing be without a little starting too? new socks in On Your Toes yarn. sweet colours huh!

Thursday, August 28

more finished socks

another pair of Noro Kureyon socks. they took my a while to finish because i just wasn't that into the colour of these ones.

Monday, August 25

Bellatrix complete

i cast off with a ruffly sort of edging to add a little extra fun to these socks.

they turned out too loose. my fault, i cast on my usual amount of stitches, more than the pattern called for. the dropped stitches loosen everything up. oh well. they'll be my slouchy Bellatrix socks.

Wednesday, August 20

oooh la la

what is that in my yarn yummy alpaca sock yarn??

and there it is again in my black Regia...

yeah... lame... i know. LOL. John bought me a beautiful dainty little ruby ring today. i need to have it sized down, so i'm wearing it with a funny clear rubbery "ring snuggie" for the time being.

Tuesday, August 19

Bellatrix socks.

did you all hear that the new Harry Potter movie has been pushed back to July 2009?? wtf!? we were really looking forward to seeing it in November. :(

speaking of Harry Potter, i'm working on a pair of Bellatrix socks (thank you Ravelry!). love the pattern! i'm past the heel now on the first sock, but don't have a new photo yet. i'll take one when it's wearable :)

Monday, August 11

the Tina Shawl progress...

i just finished chart 2. so far so good... the lace is pretty easy! :)

i am absolutely amazed i am still one the first ball of yarn (Fiddlesticks Zephyr Laceweight Wool-Silk). it's *almost* done now, but i thought i'd be well into the second by now.

stitch markers i bought on Etsy. the simple loops are from Sueann Stitches... i LOVE them! no snags and they don't get in the way of the knitting. and the beautiful purple one is from Jen... Just for Ewe. i'm using them to mark the corners of the square.

Saturday, August 9

have you guys/gals seen this?

The Mario Scarf. she's knitting a scarf of the entire first level of Super Mario Brothers. LOVE it!

and lookie... the Alpine Knit Scarf is blocked :) Juliet took a couple of photos for me before i submitted it to Woolly's (my LYS) exhibition.

Monday, August 4

cuz i don't already have enough projects on the go...

Gossamer Stars Scarf (again) in the discontinued Gedifra Crystal. and socks for my 9 year old son... who's feet are already the same size as mine. yikes!

Thursday, July 31

someone needs a good blocking!

the Alpine Knit Scarf is done! yaaaay! i just have to get her blocked. today. so i can bring her in to the LYS for their exhibition :)

and here's the progress on the Gossamer Stars Scarf. i put it aside for a while to finish up the Alpine Knit Scarf. but i am more than halfway through the second half of it now. i should have it finished really soon :)

Saturday, July 26

more makeup stuff

i got a new pink GOSH Cosmetics eyeshadow yesterday... i had to try it out. if you guys haven't tried out the GOSH eyeshadows you really should. marvelous! i apply them over a MAC paint pot and a sponge applicator to lay down more colour. the brush i have right now is kind of sucky and doesn't allow me to pack on much colour with most of my eyeshadows. i did get a new QUO crease blending brush recently and have to tell you all that i'm loving it :)

(knitting to come soon. i have nothing exciting to show you at the moment.)

Thursday, July 24

drama queen!!

a little dramatic for running some errands and Stitch and Bitch... but what the hell.

... i cropped the photos this way on purpose. i'm not wearing much in the way of foundation (just a very light dusting of powder) and i thought i'd spare you all the worst of the vitiligo patches.

for the curious, here's what i used (all MAC unless stated): paint pot in Painterly, Mi'Lady (red side only), Odd Couple (purple side only), Hot Contrast (black side only), Stars n Rockets, Forgery, GOSH Cosmetics eyeliner in Hypnotic Grey, Covergirl Lash Blast mascara in black, and some old Rimmel matte black eyeshadow on my brows.

Tuesday, July 22

flying along...

it's amazing how much knitting i can do during a bout of insomnia huh.

Monday, July 21

a little progress and a new project...

the Alpine Knit Scarf is now 24" long, unstretched. i really have to get it finished because i'm hoping to submit it to a fun exhibition at my LYS. the projects need to be in by July 31st.

and because i don't already have enough on the go, i started a new project. the Gossamer Stars Scarf from Interweave Knits Summer 2008 issue. the yarn i'm using is Rowan's Linen Drape in colour 858, Blue Moon:

close up of my first invisible provisional cast on. i hope i'll be able to pick up those stitches without much trouble when the time comes!

Monday, July 14

a day at Tobermory

we spent the day in Tobermory yesterday. for those of you who don't live near here, Tobermory is on the tip of the Bruce Peninsula and is the end of the Niagara Escarpment. the Niagara Escarpment is a series of cliffs that extend from Niagara Falls to Tobermory. you can read more about it here :)

the Bruce Peninsula is a cool bit of land that's surrounded by water on three sides... Georgian Bay on the east and Lake Huron on the west. it is pretty amazing for people who like the outdoors. John was in his element. me? i enjoyed the views, but not the bugs. and i kind of missed real flushing toilets ("flushing" with woodchips is just too much on the roughing it side of things for me!).

here are some photos of our day:

the kids and i near the Big Tub lighthouse:

playing in the super waves in Lake Huron. the kids got knocked down by the force of them. thank god John's a strong guy!

on the Bruce Trail (see the white marker on the rock?):

doing a little rock climbing. the water below is Georgian Bay:

can you see John in this photo? to give you some idea of the height of the cliffs, he is 6'8".

i have a gazillion other photos and wish i could share them all! there are more on Facebook (send me a friend invite if you're a regular and i'll add you).

i'll leave you with one more photo. Juliet enjoying one last look from a tall (200ft-ish to the water) cliff of Flowerpot Island before we had to start the 2+ hours drive home:

Saturday, July 12

a little makeup pr0n...

what's this?

oh, the bag is beautiful, but the stuff inside the little black bag is even better:

Electro Flash Mineralize Eye Shadows! and a Paint Pot in Painterly (i use it as a base... awesome!). i was planning on getting the green eyeshadow duo (Fresh Green Mix), but when i tested it i found the colours on both sides very similar. however, if i do have an extra $21 in the near future i'm considering picking it up anyway because the green is vibrantly awesome!

look at the shimmer in these suckers:

Hot Contrast:

Odd Couple:

Sea & Sky:
i can't wait to start playing with these. especially the blue. it's freakin' marvelous! if i apply it just right i might be able to emulate an 80's hooker... it's that vibrant. love it!!

...yes, the way to my heart is through the MAC store. i will knit for makeup! ;)

Sunday, July 6

i'm on a lace roll

it just might be a worse addiction than sock knitting. i can't stop myself!!

i started another shawl. The Tina Shawl from Fiddlesticks. the yarn is Fiddlesticks Zephyr Wool-Silk. actually, all the yarn in this post is Fiddlesticks Zephyr Wool-Silk.

and as if starting another shawl was bad enough, i also got some new patterns:

and Lianne, the Wonder Woman at Woolly's, gave me a ball of Fiddlesticks Zephyr in the most stunning admiral blue i've ever seen! she knows how to fuel an addiction ;) she's my pushah!

k... i'm outtie. i have some knitting to do. lol.