Kitty Knits

October 24, 2005

I Digress

Since I finished the "Salsa" scarf, I have finally begun working on the scarf for my Scarf Me! pal. We have lift off! I might start over again, though, since I don't like the width or the needle size that I'm using. It is the first thing on my mind when it comes to knitting since I have to finish it by sometime in November. That's about it on the knitting front. Not much to report other than that I miss working on my sweater!

As for Homecoming...it wasn't as good as it should have been. BUT, I did take some pictures of the girls getting their tailgate on. The joy of being the photographer...you don't actually have to be IN the pictures!
Here are the girls drinking the featured drink: Melissa's blonde bombshell. Yummy! Here are Melissa and Erin with her new baby, Grace:

On another note, I found this through the Sheep in the City blog. Google "(your name) needs" and list the 10 best. Amanda needs...

1. ...To be out in public not acting slutty

2. ...A small config change

3. ...Herself a widescreen TV

4. ...To be reunited with her group

5. ...To relax

6. ...To suck on a pacifier to clear her ears

7. ...To be backed-up

8. ...To be rebuilt

9. ...To not eat dairy

10. ...nonacademic colleagues as a reality check


October 19, 2005

Taa Daa!

I finished the "Salsa Scarf" last night on the plane trip home from Phila. I think that it turned out very nicely. I did have some extra yarn and could have made it a little bit longer. As it is, I can still wrap it around at least twice. The fringe is a little short. I suppose that that is what you get for trying to "eye ball" it. I may go back and add some length to the fringe with the remaining yarn. The good news: It is ready in time for Homecoming! Now, if I could just get it together and start the scarf for my Scarf Me! pal.

Speaking of which, Vicki showed me this pattern on Melanie's website. Folks, we have a winner! I'm going to use this pattern along with the Jo Sharp yarn to make the scarf.

This will be the next project, I suppose. My Debbie Bliss sweater is pouting, I think. "Please finish me, Please finish me." The good news (again): I have decided to make only one knit X-mas gift this year so that the end of the year knitting drama is kept to a minimum.

I guess that the question becomes, "What happened to the Scarf Me! scarf that you already started?" Many thanks to Vicki for showing me the pattern. Since I have two skeins of Manos del Uruguay, I am going to take out everything I have done so far and start making this scarf instead. While I like the other stitch pattern that I was working on, I think that I like this one even better.

William and Mary's homecoming is this weekend...and you what know what that means!! Girls' weekend out! No boys, no drama, no lawn mowing!! Just lots of drinking, squealing, drinking, dancing, drinking and partying with the Theta girls! It only gets this good once a year and I am SO THERE. (Do I sound like a sorority girl yet?!?) I mean, like, WOW! And, while I would love to knit during the football game (yeah right, like homecoming is about anything but tailgating??), I don't recommend mixing the two. "Don't drink and knit, you might drop a stitch or spill your beer" Is that good enough for a bumper sticker? Perhaps...


October 09, 2005

Back to Blogging

The PC is fixed and Ribbity Knits is back in business...

Vicki and I had a good time at the Fall Fiber Festival. I had my very first taste of kettle corn (yummy!) and sheep sheering. Luckily, we had enough room for all of the yarn! The vendors were good, but I think that the spinners had the upper hand. But then, it would have been a "yarn festival" and not a "fiber festival" if it were any other way! Anyway, here's what I ended up with:

The yarn is "Salsa." It is a mohair/wool blend that comes from Dancing Leaf Farm in Barnesville, MD. They have great knitting kits and fabulous yarn...I'm smitten! Check it out: http://www.dancingleaffarm.com I have already put this yarn to good use making a scarf for yours truly. It's made using 2 x 2 rib on size 9 needles. I cast on 36 stitches after I cut 10" fringe. I also got this for another scarf:

It's super soft wool that even smells good! Go figure...I left it in the bag on the floor, and the lhasas have been sniffing it ever since. After watching them for awhile, I had to see what all the fuss was about :)

Now on to SP6...Many thanks to my SP for my split stitch marks and Halloween sweeties! I plan to put them to good use. Well, I guess that you could say that I've already put the chocolate to good use! On the flip side, I have finally gotten everything boxed to send to my "spoilee." Because she likes socks and lace, two skeins of Koigu are now headed her way. I hope that she likes it!

As for the Scarf Me! scarf...I decided that, while I love the colors in the Manos, I thought that I could do better in terms of yarn that suits my pal. So, I went to Yarn Lounge and got some Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed in purple. She said that she likes purple and tweed, so I don't think that I can go wrong. I only bought one skein (147 yds), so I am going to take Vicki's suggestion and make a drop stitch scarf. So many projects, so little time!