Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Winter Blah

It has now been almost a month since my last post. I have been fairly busy, thus my lack of postage. I have been working on a few projects, and have little to show. One sweater, the sweater of "doom" is not yet finished. I do not have any pictures of it (because it is the sweater of "doom") but suffice it to say, I went to sew up the arms and shoulders, and the arms do not fit in the shoulder. And by not fitting, I really mean that they do not fit. The shoulders turned out to be about 2 inches smaller than the armhole. No, you heard me right, the armhole is bigger, and so needs to be gathered into the arm, and not the other way around. Needless to say, it looks terrible. So I borrowed the Ann Budd sweater book from A, and am going to try and fix my arms. I think that if I make the sleeve cap longer, it should work. And yes, before people ask, I did check the web for erratas, and no luck. If any one was wondering, this sweater is a bolero pattern from Debbie Bliss in "Simply Soft." I am doing it in a Plymoth Yarn, Baby Alpaca Boucle in a magenta/red. Pictures shall be forthcoming (once I figure out the bloody shoulder). After that all I will have left will be to pick up stitches and knit the shawl collar. Yay!
In other news, I finally got my Thai music in the mail from ethaicd.com I ordered several CDs by my favourite Thai groups: China Dolls, and Bazoo. Their music holds fond memories for me. Woot! A search on UTube (or however you spell it) will bring up their music videos. Highly amusing, ne? As soon as I have a little more money (which is not going to be spent on more yarn for a long while) I think I will order some more. I found a group with is called "Pop Angels" that has Thai remakes of 60's 70's songs like the "Monster Mash." It's an absolute hoot. Endless hours of amusement.
In other knitting news: I made a shop model out of the Baby Alpaca Boucle (Sale of the Month) in autum colours (don't like them personally, but others seem to). I feel proud. The yarn was the colour we had the most of (35 skeins) and now we have like ten. And such a hideous colour too! Nice yarn to work with though. It's a bulky nylon/alpaca blend. I'm just sick of it now from trying to sew up the sweater (seams in boucle are EVIL).
And apparently the pictures I just transfered to my computer are gone (I had a picture of the scarf, but it is no more. So you will have to content yourselves with this picture that Asher took of me. This is Sunday at Starbucks, the new location for knitting. I am sporting my newly finished panta, courtesy of a pattern from Fyber duck. They are loads of fun to make. I'm currently making another one with a cable pattern of my own with Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK (the sale of the week). I adore this yarn. It is so soft. If only it wasn't normally so expensive.

In other news, I thought that I would post this, I doubt anyone will comment, but I have to post it. Post a reply in the comments section, if you feel like it. I got this from A's blog:
1. Can you cook?

2. What was your dream growing up?

3. What talent do you wish you had?

4. Favorite place?

5. Favorite vegetable?

6. What was the last book you read?

7. What zodiac sign are you?

8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings?

9. Worst Habit?

10. Do we know each other outside of the blogsphere?

11. What is your favorite sport?

12. Negative or Optimistic attitude?

13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?

14. Worst thing to ever happen to you?

15. Tell me one weird fact about you:

16. Do have any pets?

17. Do you know how to do the macerana?

18. What time is it where you are now?

19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary?

20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be???

21. Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?

22. What color eyes do you have?

23. Ever been arrested?

24. Bottle or Draft?

25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it?

26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew?

27. What's your favorite bar to hang at?

28. Do you believe in ghosts?

29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time?

30. Do you swear a lot?

31. Biggest pet peeve?

32. In one word, how would you describe yourself?

33. Will you repost this on your blog?