Saturday, May 26, 2007

If you're my Mother-In-Law, cease reading now

This is what happened to the Marble yarn. And this is McKay's gift for his mom for Mother's Day. She likes hats and purple, so McKay requested that I find purple yarn and I helped him find a pattern he liked (we used a Lion Brand pattern, and you have to have an account with them to see the pattern). Happy picture time:

McKay doing some knitting (isn't it adorable?):

We blocked it on a plate to give the beret "flatness":FO:
And it's on its way to California now.

And to answer questions left in my comments: Yes, that is my wedding bouquet. I think it's at my parent's house, though. We used artificial flowers, so they'll last much longer and not fall apart as they get older. Secondly, Enrichment. At church, we have a women's organization called Relief Society. Enrichment the name for the organized groups/activites that the women in Relief Society get together for. We have Enrichment groups for cooking, scrapbooking, cardmaking, exercising, quilting, a playgroup for mothers with small children, and also a needle crafts group. I didn't make it to the needle crafts group this past month, but I'll try again in June. Really Enrichment groups can be anything that caters to the needs/talents of the women. We've had emergency preparedness activities and such. You don't have to go to all of them, just the ones you want to. I think it's great. At Enrichment a month ago or so, I learned to crochet. So that's Enrichment. Have a beautiful day!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Tagged

Here's the deal: Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write in their blogs the 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag 7 others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog. I've been tagged by The Knitting Librarian.

1) I started knitting when I was 12, being taught how to cast on and knit by Sister Dupras at church for a youth activity. I bought a book and taught myself the rest.

2) I was born with a strange growth on the back of my earlobe. It was kind of like those little tear-drop shaped punching bags, but small, of course, and I guess filled with blood or something. When I was about 4 or 5 or so, the doctor cut it off quickly and I'm not a mutant anymore.

3) When I was 17, I was in the Miss Teen of Illinois pageant. Believe me, anyone I tell about that looks at me like I'm crazy. I'm just not one of those types.

4) I've started my endeavor called Project: Pigeon Hole and last night McKay made a wiki for me to store my research. Project: Pigeon Hole may be the thing I look forward to most about graduating.

5) If you drop a ketchup packet (the kind you get from McDonalds) 21 stories, it will not break. I may/may not have done this Dec. 21, 2000.

6) I'm studying math, with an emphasis on pure mathematics, but have decided that my current math class, SHALL BE THE LAST ONE I EVER TAKE! I'm way excited, and hope to get a master's in something on the lines of...history.

7) My favorite hygiene routine is flossing. I love flossing!

I have tagged Queen Meadow, NHKnittingMama, The ADD Knitter, Rubyscarab, and three more to be tagged soon.

I know I apologize a lot on this blog (I feel like I don't give Infiknity enough attention). So here's another apology: You may have noticed we've been under construction. Well, after I finish my math test on Monday, I'll be able to get more pics up and (hopefully) be able to work on my web designing. I also need to find time to knit...
Just hold on until the end of June, and then I'll have a Humanities class (which can't possibly be anything compared to the class I'm in right now). I'll graduate in August and be able to come home after work and not have homework! Much knitting will be accomplished...
Just push through this next month with me!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Yes and No

Ok. There has been knitting going on, but there's also been a lot of not-knitting. I'm in my last class for my major right now and it's giving me a good beating, but it's the last good beating I should have for a while! :) I do have pictures of something, though. It involves the marble yarn I've pictured here, but because of the nature of the project, it cannot be shown for a little bit. Don't worry. It'll all be good soon.

And I'm not dead. I forgot to mention that.

Last Saturday, though, I did get to show off a lot of my knitting at Enrichment. If we wanted to, we could bring stuff to show off what we've made/what's important to us. My display had lots of my previous projects (and some I can't show yet) and also my color guard flag and my paper on Pisano Periods that will be turned in for publication later this summer!

Also, the Internet stopped working at our apartment complex and Comcast is being slow at fixing it. I'll have to use some "at school" time for blogging...

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

"Quilting"

Last night, the Enrichment activity was quilting. I don't really quilt, but the email they sent out about it said, after listing off the quilting activities (making a block, tieing quilts for humanitarian aid), "Or...just bring something you're working on and enjoy the company while finishing a project."
"Well", I thought to myself, "I could tie quilts....or KNIT!" Knitting definately fell under the Something I'm Working On category. So I showed up. I got a little more done with Clessidra, but the going's slow.
About half an hour into the activity, I was asked, "So are you going to quilt at all?" Me, quilt? I'll admit I've done it before, but I already have a pretty expensive hobby. I do NOT need two. I made up some excuse about how I'm deathly afraid of fabric and if I quilted, our little studio apartment would be swallowed whole by the quilt stand. It's true. Especially that part about fabric. Actually, I'm just afraid of the costs of the materials to get started, and I have no idea where I'd keep all that.
So anyway, I'm going to stick to knitting: something I can sit in my lap and do. One expensive hobby at a time...

Meanwhile, I spent a large part of the day re-designing this blog. I have the idea, now I just need to figure how how to get it on the computer. I got really frustrated with the Gimp yesterday.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Gnome Swap!

So, as you see, I have a link to the Gnome Blog! I'm so excited about this. I've been thinking up where I want to take the gnome...definitely Heindselman's. It is the local yarn shop and the oldest one in the States.

Plus! I have pictures. The first one is some yarn I bought. I liked the pattern on the sample in the store. I will explain why this doesn't violate the Knit from Your Stash vow in a couple of days.


And this is the beginning of Melissa's sock. It's not the best picture. You'll get some more later.

Don't you like how I got artsy and put the yarn in the bushes outside?

Oh. And strange story...

Me: McKay, you need to get something for your mom birthday.
(sidenote: it was last week)
McKay: I know.
Me (out of some weird hope): Maybe you should knit her something?
McKay: I've been thinking about that...

What?! He had already been thinking about that?! Since when did this happen?! Oh, my husband is a crazy man! (and so wonderful! Don't you all wish your husbands would say that?)