Maker Bee


10 years ago : 10 days ago
June 9, 2006, 11:34 am
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Bustin’ out an afghan
March 28, 2006, 9:48 pm
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The roamer sent me some yarn for valentines day. it’s acrylic so it’s not really appropriate for a sweater or anything that you would where against your skin but perfect for an afghan because you can just throw it in the dryer when the cat pukes on it.
he sent this baby blue color and some off white. after swatching it up a little i decided if i made a blanket out of it, i would end up with a gigantic baby blanket. so i picked out some complimentary colors and worked up this design using blocks from this book.

so far i have this much finished:

6 blocks – 58 to go

this book is pretty cool because you can knit any block from the book and as long as you use the same needles and yarn they will end up being the same size. so far my blocks have come out pretty close but i think i will need to block the hell out of them. anybody know how to block acrylic?

also: yang muffin peed on my brand new mattress yesterday. any suggestions for getting that out?



I’ve been busy ya’ll
March 24, 2006, 4:21 pm
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I know i haven’t shared some pics in a long ass time but my life has been nuts ya’ll. nuts. grape nuts.

i been knittin’ like a fiend…

klaralund sweater in noro silk garden. jaywalker socks in trekking xxl. and a huge as circular throw in lionbrand homespun. (muffin shown for scale.)

i finished up the lace leaf pullover…

it was hard to photograph…even with help from the muffin.
all it needs is a button

which should i use?

ok one more set of knits – i told you i was a fiend… i just got all this great yarn for xmas, and i was kinda excited, and …

i knat up this little shrug in one night! so cool. the
one-skein-wonder that actually took 2 1/2 skeins of yarn that i got at tuesday morning for 2.99 each. wool! $9 sweater! (to be fair the skeins were only 35yds each)
a great big 8″ x 5′ red scarf of cabley goodness i use 3 different red yarns held together and used the
irish hiking scarf pattern.

i’ve done some things besides knitting too. like move out of my einsie apartment and into my fly new house except maybe there were issues….

like gettin that muffin down and into the crate for the trip. actually moving all of my shit from the third floor hell-hole in my lil crv. and then unpacking it all. but hey! i got a new bedspread! and then my piece of shit closet collapsed. after 3 weeks the landlord fixed it and then yesterday i came home and found that (the pic on the right). its awesome.

i had dinner with these folks while they were down here for the disney vacay.

the roamer’s family. it was really nice to see them, i haven’t hung out with them all since i moved in ’03… it was sad though because of course it made me miss the roamer himself.

we had an 80’s suprise party for our friend jen at our new house, good times.

boozin’ it up. julia and me – you know i knitted those leg warmers myself. a bunch of slutty, drunk girls on a bed – i think maries bf called us ‘a single guy’s fantasy’

and last but not least my sweet jess came down to visit.

we took and 8 hour trip to st. pete (i really only should have taken about 3 or 4)


on the way back we stopped by to see jana, keith and the new puppy finn. the next day we went to animal kingdom to see some anymulls. then, a bird shat on jess – hilarious.



Give me some color baby!
November 21, 2005, 1:12 pm
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so when someone asks for something colorful, i get real excited. knitting colorful things is so much funner (yeah, funner) than plain things like, say a ginormous stockinette monochrome sweater…

convertable mittens progress shots

broad street mittens from knitty. worsted weight wool from my stash. size 3 dpns.

i used these mittens as an excuse to buy some more yarn today because i realized that maybe i needed some more ‘manly’ colors. i decided that i should prolly just leave the magenta out all together, even though i think he would probably wear them no matter what color they are. these will be a xmas present for the roamer, he’s cool like that.

two more days and i’m off to north carolina for some rest and jess’s sweet home cookin’