Saturday, July 28, 2007

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat...

And so comes the parade of Christmas projects! These pics will NOT be on my Flickr account because guess who sees all of my Flickr photos? You guessed it...friends and family. They don't know about this blog, because it's generally my knitting related stuff. So, I can post my pics here, but my Ravelry account will have to display the generic "No photo until Christmas" clip art.

My next Christmas project is the Irish Hiking Scarf for my sister. This is my first try at cables and I LOVE them! Cables are so much easier than I had thought, and they make the fabric oh so sproingy (springy + boing = sproingy). I am also loving to knit with KnitPicks Swish Superwash in the Ballerina colorway. Not sure how it will hold up with use, but Texas winters are pretty short anyway. Dear sis and hubby moved about 3 hours away one month ago and being away from friends and family is difficult. I'm also going to make a Coronet Hat from Knitty out of the same yarn to go with it.

Saturday, July 21, 2007


YAY!!! I finally got my Ravelry invite today!!! My username is KnittyKnurse. My daughter was startled to hear the hoots and hollers from the living room. The only bad thing about it (if it can even be considered a bad thing) is that I am TORN between Ravelry and the last Harry Potter book. I have been reading most of the day and paused to check my email. Naturally I couldn't keep my hands off Ravelry. I guess you could say that this is the best weekend ever!!!! Here's a pic of me in all my nerdiness adorned with knitting, while knitting, decked out in my Harry Potter garb at the midnight book party.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Still stalking Ravelry

Okay, now I'm stalking to see where I am on the waiting list. There are only 285 people ahead of me on the list now. I can just see that Ravelry will hit about the same time the new Harry Potter book will come out! There just will not be enough time to do both!!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Gryffindor socks finished!

Gryffindor socks finished!
Originally uploaded by christijnp

Gryffindor socks finished just in time! We're going to go see Order of the Phoenix this Saturday on IMAX!!! I am so stoked! (I am such a nerd!) The last 30 minutes or so are supposed to be in 3D! Then of course I will wear them to the book party at Barnes and Noble. We usually get to Barnes and Noble about 6 or 6:30 and are there until midnight. I'll take pictures

Started 6/20/07 Finished 7/10/07
Knitted with Sunshine Yarns in Gryffindor colorway. This is your basic sock with heel flap. I cut the yellow out of the heel but left a lone stripe at the toe.