Kitty Knits

February 20, 2006

Booga Bag

The Olympics continue, as does my knitting on the Booga Bag. I had to go to Dallas last week on business and got some knitting done on the plane. I'm starting to worry that I'm not going to finish it in time. Right now, I have finished about half of the bag. But, I still need to knit the I-Cord and felt. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Not shopping for yarn is cramping my style. I seriously want to knit the Clapotis but have to wait until May to get the yarn. Blah. I think that I'm going to work on finishing my other ongoing projects and maybe start another felted bag project for which I already have all of the supplies (provided that all goes well with the Booga Bag). My new Whirlpool had better not get any hair balls from this or there will be no more felting for me!

I have read that it is best to felt projects while washing several pairs of jeans or other heavy items. But, the project suggests that several trips through the washer may be necessary in order to get the bag to felt properly. I really don't think that it is necessary to wash my jeans 3 times...can't I just wash it by itself after the first time through? Hmmm...

February 13, 2006

Let the Games Begin (Officially!)

Being the bad blogger that I am, I missed the official kick off date for the Knitting Olympics. BUT, while I might not have been blogging, I was damn sure knitting! After 4 days, this is what I've done on the Booga Bag:

It might not look like much, but it's only a few rows shy of being the finished bottom of the Booga Bag. More pictures to follow...

On another note, my FABULOUS SP has sent me presents! Look at my goodies:


I got a huge box filled with stationary, candy (the picture is a few short because I've been eating!), and Hello Kitty a few days ago. Today I got a Valentine with Hello Kitty stickers!! Thank you, SP! You're the best!

Okay...back to the Olympics! Time to get my knit on...


February 06, 2006

Shopping

While I really am committed to not buying anymore yarn until Maryland Sheep and Wool, that doesn't mean that I haven't been trinket shopping. The latest Patternworks magazine arrived in the mail the other day, and I have been checking out all of the fun new stuff that I want but really don't need. For example, while I have more point protectors than I really will ever be able to use at one time (yes, I am trying to keep my list of UFOs to a minimum), I really want the Zecca point protectors. I guess that there is something to be said about having your own unique point protectors... they're just SO FUN! Then, I ran across the Mini Kacha-Kacha, which is now on the "Must Have" list. It's a frog...what more need I say?

Aside from shopping, the Debbie Bliss baby blanket and my scarf from the cover of Scarf Style continue. I decided to start the scarf over again because I wasn't pleased with my early DPN knitting. I couldn't live with the holes, twisted stitches and crazy gauge, so I frogged. The inch or so that I have so far looks much better than the last time around, so I am hopeful that this project may actually turn out. However, let me just go ahead and say this: If this d%$# scarf doesn't fit me, I'm going to slam off!! and seriously reconsider whether to EVER knit another article that actually has to fit!

It's only 4.5 days until the games begin...and I'm having a hard time NOT casting on. I can't wait to get started on my bag! It's been on my list of projects since I began knitting...

I finally got my box of goodies in the mail to my spoilee last week. I was a big box full of goodies that included some Noro, needles, a pattern and a candle. I hope that she likes her presents! I have also received a little something! My SP sent me the cutest card with GLITTER! What can I say? I'm a sucker for shiny objects :) I guess that fly fishing just isn't in the cards...heh.

I've been having a rough time lately...the knitting circle withdrawal is almost too much to take! Since my Physics class started in January, I haven't been able to go to Richmond SNB on Tuesday nights. Hmmm...I'm sure that you can see my dilemma. Knitting...Physics? Knitting...Physics? I actually started taking my knitting to class. And, trust me, my professor loves that! But, when he sees how I mop the floor with his test on Thursday, I'm thinking that he might forgive me. We shall see...

Studying for the MCAT is going slowly...very slowly. While it surprises me how quickly everything is coming back to me, I have serious test anxiety. I'm supposed to take it for the first time on April 22nd, however, I am thinking that I might wait and take it in August to give me time to finish my class and spend more time studying. With all that I am doing with work, school, the Junior League and Theta, it's hard for me to get in the study time that I need.

My friends and I have decided to host dinner parties at least once per month and tonight is my night! While I've already planned the menu for tonight, I am open to any and all fabulous recipes! Any links would be greatly appreciated!