Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A Belated Harlot Update

So its been more than a week since I saw the Harlot (college life decreases time for blog updates). I still find it hard to believe and if I didn't have a picture with her I would think that I had just dreamed it up.

She is soooo funny! Her stories about various members of C.H.O.K.E. I totally can relate to. I am not a granny because I knit. Although luckily on campus its much more acceptable because it seems like half the girls in my dorm knit. But this summer whenever I was knitting in Arkansas it was like I had lost my mind or something (although that could be the lack of a need for knitting in AR). And I'm pretty sure my mother is a partial member of C.H.O.K.E. she's always trying to tell me that my stash is out of control and I need to use it or lose it. She also has totally informed me that I can buy socks at WalMart 6 for $2.50. As Stephanie said, "What are we going to say -Really? I never knew! I suppose you can buy sweaters too! Why am I sitting here wasting my time?" Yeah right! Knitting is the thing that keeps me awake in class so that I can get my education that isn't a waste of time lol.

In other news: My socks are done excepted for ends that need to be wove in. I'll have pictures soon.
I got one set of curtains finished while watching When Harry Met Sally this weekend, but the others on hold until I get done with the crazy school work that I have this week. So pictures will have to wait till I get the other set done and have a chance to clean the room and show all the crafty stuff my roommate and I have done.
At work in the costume shop the other day they got out all the yarn and sorted it by type into different tubs to be moved to our new fabric and such storage room because the shop is bursting at the seams. I think Ann hoped to be done with the sorting before I got there, but they weren't and I was so sad to see all the yarn be put away and none of it coming home with me. The problem is that we will probably never use it all in the costume shop because knitting is too time consuming for last minute costumes. I just don't understand why they can't donate some to my stash. Although, Ann yesterday at work when she said that they had found more yarn asked me what kind of yarn I liked. I'm not really sure if she was just inquiring or if she was leaning towards secretly donating some, we'll see what happens.

While going through pictures I found this one, which made me miss my sewing helper.
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Monday, September 10, 2007


I called yesterday and reserved my ticket to see The Harlot! I'm super excited. I've been trying to read Casts Off when I get a moment but most of my time has been spent studying how the kidneys work so I can afford to drive to Wichita instead of study next weekend. I've been trying to convince other people to go down with me so I don't have to pay for the gas by myself and I think I've finally roped someone into it. Not that it's at all like roping someone in because its totally going to be awesome. Anyway, on to my works in progress:
One sock down, one to go!
I really like the Red Herring socks, they have that colour work to make them not so boring, but they aren't lacy to make them too hard to work on in class. I did alter the length of the calf and changed the toe, but I'll save all that for when I'm actually done. I cast on the second one today so that I'll have a sock when I go see the Harlot.
The 1940s sweater I'm working on is coming along nicely and I really want to/need to get back to it. I'm to the point where I need to start the neck shaping and because I don't like the way the neck is in the pattern I've put off doing my own calculations and such. It also is too bulky to carry around with me on campus and work on in class so I've put it off until I can have some time alone with it. (If only I knew when that would be).
Other than those two I've been working on sewing curtains for my dorm room. I got the valences done last night and they look great (although it is fun trying to get them to stay up without putting holes in the wall, but that is for another blog post). The valences are pink and I made them out of the dust ruffle that came in my Bed-in-a-Bag. The curtains are going to be lime green to match the fabric that I used to cover something in my room last year. So hopefully I'll have those to show you all soon.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The Harlot

The Yarn Harlot is coming on her book tour to my high school!!! This is enough to inspire me to start blogging lol. I'm super excited I love reading her blog and I never imagined that she would be so close to me (I mean really who comes to KS). True I'll have to drive like 4 hours to see her but it's totally worth it.

So I really need to get in the habit of updating this like every other day because I really am doing a lot of knitting (sewing too for that matter).

Right now I'm working on the Red Herring socks from the Fall 06 Knitty. I'm doing them in hot pink and grey, but sometimes the grey looks more brown next to the pink. I'm also working on a 1940s cabled sweater from a Vogue Knitting book that I stumbled across. I hate having so many projects going at once (I'm working on an afghan too but I left it at home when I came back to school) but the sweater was too big to carry around anymore. And if I'm going to see the Harlot I must being working on socks!

So hopefully I can get some pictures uploaded tomorrow and be a legitimate blogger.