knitxcore.: As Promised...

Sunday, August 27, 2006

As Promised...

The REAL post!!!
So like I said, I've had a pretty busy week. I did however, get in some quality time in with the sticks. I also from an RLYS (really local yarn store) about 15 minutes from my house! Fiber Arts Studio has everything I could need and more. Remember those light up needles from the new Vogue??? They have them and they look like fun :-) Early in the week, I stopped by to pick up one more ball of Noro to finish this:

In addition to my AMAZING pillow, I started Fetching from Knitty. I love the fact that it uses cables for shaping, but i agree with Michael that the holes around the thumb look less than great. I did a duplicate stitch (sort of) to cover those bits o' nasty up. I'm blocking it now, but here's pic of the WIP:

The yarn is a special colorway (the name escapes me, I'll post it when i get to the center of the ball) from Woolbearers, that i bought simply because I loved the colors. I know you can't see the cables but, the colors are so amazing that i don't think it matters much.

The MLC blanket is till slowly moving along. I'm on the third block of color and there is still no end in sight. I'm really bad at math and it turns out that i need like 8 more balls of Sonata to finish it. That day is still very far away, so I'm in no rush to order the rest.

I actually got some reading time in this week, and i finished Choke by Chuck Palahniuk. It was a Xmas gift that I finally got around to finishing up, and i loved it. In true Palahniuk style, the book deals with self-destructive agressiveness (transgressional fiction), and some pretty colorful subject matter. The book was truly shocking and the plot twist (which was to be expected, after reading several of his books) blew my mind. I don't want to give anything away to the people who haven't read it, so i don't want to go into detail because the story is seamlessly linked together. I will warn you that it's not for anyone who has problem with taboo situations, it really seems to cross the line of what people think maybe grotesque.

On Thursday, we went to Great Adventure. It was a lot of fun! I haven't been in maybe 6 years. As far as the newer rides went, we didn't want to stand in line for hours on end. We opted for the older less appreciated rides like Congo Rapids (where we got soaked), Houdini's Great Escape, Rolling Thunder and The Great American Scream Machine! I have a picture of us on it, but blogger is acting up :-( After a soaking ringing wet day of $9 hamburgers, I didn't get a chance to post, but it was worth it. We didn't take our camera, so i don't have any of the pictures yet. We got an especially cool one with Daffy Duck.

Today is the only day I have to clean, so i had better get moving...

11 comments:

Dave said...

That Noro pillow looks great -- fantastic colours!

tadaahhh said...

your noro 'bias pillow' looks great!!! i love the colorway, it matches so well with your couch and other pillows!

and i am with you, the colorway of the yarn you are using for knucks is fantastic. is that going to be for you? it's looking smashing so far...keep it up!

Deneen said...

The pillow is freaking awesome!

I have to get to that store.....seriously, must get there. I can barely find the time and inclination to get to damn Michaels (LOL).

Where is Northfield???

Charles said...

Pillow ROCKS!!!
I feel like iam going to knit Knuck!!
I saw lot knitter kintting such rocking Knuck!!!

I guess thats my next project!!!

Jeanne said...

Love the pillow - great colors!

Michael said...

I agree with Charles. Knucks is decidedly tempting.

And of course, nice work on the knitting front.

Gloria said...

Excellent color choices! I love them.

Calling Kahlo said...

I love the pillow that is sweet! I haven't visited Great Adventure in years, but I did visit Camel Beach this year.

Calling Kahlo said...

Ok, I couldn't resist I bought my first Noro yarn to make a pillow. How did you knit the pillow on the bias?

KnitXcorE said...

I cast on 2... Increased @ the beginning of every row until i had 7o sts (14"), then decreased every row until there were 2 left and bound them off... it took about 3 balls... i have enough to make an i-cord piping left.

Wendy said...

Nice pillow! I like how your knucks are turning out as well. Come over and post an intro on Fiber Freaks. I have you down to delete your membership and if you post then I will take you off the list. I just don't know if you are interested in staying.