Tuesday, October 23, 2007

F to the U

f-bomb sample knitHere is a knit sample of my *own* hand dyed F-bomb yarn. It was dyed by laying the hank down flat so that it was like an oval, and spreading the yarn into one layer. Then I wrote a word on it in purple dye. The 'F' word. Then I filled in the rest with blobs of yellow and green.

Ang, Beth and I felt rather silly about the whole thing, and honestly, I thought the end result was a rather ugly ball of green yarn.

HOWEVER, I absolutely love how it's knitting up!

This will be a pair of socks for my friend, Tasha. She listens to me whine and wheedle all week long...week in and week out. She keeps me sane in my current world of f-bomb sample knit'MBF is 3,784 miles away...this sucks...waaaaaah!' And she amuses me to no end. The fact that she is also many miles away from me really pisses me off.

Anyway, if ever there was a person that could put F-bomb socks to good use, it is Tasha. I can think of nobody better suited to sport a pair of handknit socks and quietly proclaim to the world "Eff You!" all at once.

Christmas?! Who said Christmas? Surely *I* didn't say Christmas. I'm positive.


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Monday, October 08, 2007

Remember how I said I had gotten my Dish Rag Tag box? And that the photos were not on my computer? I lied. They were here all along. I finally found them!

BTW, our group came in second to last. :( I still had a blast doing it, and apparently, ALL of the boxes made it thru to the end, and there were no angels needed! Everyone got their goodies!

I'd been looking for the box each day on the porch (didn't think it would cram into the mailbox) and was disappointed when it said it was delivered, and still wasn't there! Lo and behold, my mom had stopped at the mailbox, and had the box in her car. Thankfully, that only wasted about 4 hours...not days.

My box was from Niagara Falls, and I got some lovely postcards. My kids are still flabbergasted..."People live there?!?!" lol. There were also some gorgeous stitch markers, and of course, the cloth!

Not sure if you can see it in the photo, but the cloth is a diamond pattern. It's really nice. My daughter wanted to know if I'd knitted it, and I had to fess up and tell her I hadn't. :( She really likes it, says it's beautiful. :)

Head over to www.yarnmiracle.com to get the rest of the race details!

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Friday, October 05, 2007

Half empty? Half Full? Half Done!!

2BOs down, 2 to go! 1/2 way there! Yay!

This better felt as advertised, or I'm going to have to send it to Hagrid to wear! :P
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