Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Happy Birthday

.... to ME!!!

Nothing else just a shameless plug for myself and my birthday....

Monday, May 28, 2007

Busy Weekend

Not much knitting related to report this weekend. It was supposed to be a three day weekend for me but I ended up working on Saturday. Saturday evening was my 25 year grade school class reunion. When it first came up I really wasn't sure about going, but I decided to go and I was really glad that I did. We only had about 20 of us there but we all had a BLAST! We decided we definitely don't want to wait another 25 years before we all get together again.

Sunday was a christening for my friend's little boy. Today was the first day it didn't rain almost all week so it was time to cut the grass. Tomorrow is back to work and hopefully I'll get some pictures of the non-stash stash enhancement to post later this week.

Monday, May 14, 2007

My Knitlist

Once again "borrowing" a topic from Stephannie

Hopefully this will tide us over until I can get my act together and post pictures of my non-stash stash from last week's guild bus trip.

Bold for stuff you’ve done, italics for stuff you plan to do one day, and normal for stuff you’re not planning on doing.

Afghan/Blanket (baby)

Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down

Socks: toe-up (I did take a class in this at Stitches East but haven't made a pair this way yet)
Knitting with camel yarn

Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting

Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns

Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns

Knitting with banana fiber yarn (sure why not ... I like trying different fibers!)
Domino knitting (modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting

Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing (some people in my guild have orders to hit me if they ever see me knitting Barbie clothes!)
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with your own handspun yarn
Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Continental Knitting
Designing knitted garments (I want to design a purse but that doesn't count as a garment)
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns

Publishing a knitting book
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Button holes

Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cozies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars
Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with DPNs
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit

Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Knitting art

Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards

Machine knitting
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Baby items
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn

Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting (I actually did a presentation on this topic for my guild once)
Short rows

Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair (my nephew would love for me to knit his dog a sweater using her fur but I think not)
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Ground Zero

This is the last of the NYC pictures (at least for now!)

I made a visit to Ground Zero which was very emotional. This is a picture from the side of the site. I was on my way to the walkway to get behind Ground Zero since the street behind it is closed for construction. Even though it was Sunday there were quite a few people working at the site.

Still More NYC

Well since it' been over a month since I've been home I think we are just about done with the NYC pictures.

But there are still a couple before we wrap up this trip.

First we have Times Square. I spent a while walking around there and looking at all the little tourist trap shops (I had to kill some time before m&m world opened at 9!) didn't buy anything though.

The Empire State building... the observation deck
was open the day I went sight seeing but I didn't
go up because the wait was 60-75 minutes and
I had a bunch of other things to cram into the day.
I did buy a hot dog and a pretzel from a cart in
front of it though for lunch.

These are the steps at Dylan's Candy Bar at 1011 Third Ave in NYC. The steps have candy embedded in them (gummy fish, wax bottles, candy necklaces and other fun stuff). I thought they were so neat that I had to get a picture of them.

The store has some really neat things in it (as well as some great candy - the chocolate/banana flavored candy bar was pretty darn good!) Even if you don't like candy the store is also a visual treat.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

More NYC

One stop I made on my trip was to Rockefeller Center on Sunday morning. The Today show had just started but no one from the show was outside at that point. Lester and Campbell were both off that particular day and I didn't stay for the entire show.

I did make sure I got a picture of the crowd though (and where the anchors would have been if they were outside while I was there!)