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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Tew's Day! 
5th-Jan-2010 07:14 am
Happy birthday to sinboy!

Tiiiired. I need to remember to go to bed earlier on worknights. I need to remember that I have worknights.

BARCC Walk for Change
The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Walk for Change will take place on April 11. Sponsor me! And walk with me - join Team Venture!

Girl Scout Cookies!
Elayna is selling! Are you buying? I'll have an order form with me at Diesel tonight. (You don't pay until delivery.)

I am not shipping cookies, as that is crazymaking and ended up costing me out of pocket in shipping and handling; this is for locals and people who can pick up in March.

Let's Try this Out
It's not worth the time to go home for two hours on Diesel nights, so I'll be staying out and running errands.

You have unlocked an achievement: LACE SHAWL
Finished the Travelling Woman shawl! Screwed up in a few places, but it's a learning piece, and it doesn't really show unless you're examining it. I need to re-block it, because the yoga mat wasn't thick enough to take the pushpins; it can be stretched out more and given a pointier edge.

I hate the pattern for the TARDIS-y scarf and have ripped it out twice, once because I got lost, once because I'm pretty sure that even though the pattern calls for 5s it'd be better on 6s. The crazy-making aspect of the pattern = knitting through the back loops, which just feels wrong. I will try again today.

No Link Soup Today
Because I must go pack a lunch and a book and a knitting and my netbook. Because, y'know. Out all day.

Hopefully I'll have a little more time tomorrow. I would like that. I've got stuff to *do*, you know.
5th-Jan-2010 02:10 pm (UTC)
speaking of shawls, i'm wearing mine today :) it's keeping me warm through all this ridiculous cold. and everyone thinks it's gorgeous!
5th-Jan-2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on Traveling Woman!

I know Herbivore was on your list to try out. I've just frogged mine because I didn't like the way the colours in the yarn I'd chosen were pooling. I'm about to start it again using some Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn made with New Zealand Possum fur. This is a handwash only yarn, so I don't want to use it for socks -- the chance they'll accidently end up in the washer and dryer is too great.

However, I wanted to let you know that, after the set-up which appears counter-intuitive, it's quite an easy pattern -- 2 sets of quite similar 4 row repeats. The effect is quite lovely. I recommend it.
5th-Jan-2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
LaAce shawl?? Awesome!
5th-Jan-2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
Uhmmm... LACE. Lace is good too.
5th-Jan-2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
It's this, in lovely variegated dark red. Now I need to make another one and mess up less. I have this pretty silver yarn....
5th-Jan-2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
SO pretty!
5th-Jan-2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
In addition to needle size, most patterns will also have a gauge recommendation. Yes, it takes more time, but it helps to do a gauge swatch. I very rarely knit on the recommended size needles, so if gauge matters, I need to do the swatch and measure.

Knitting through the back of the loop twists your stitches a bit and makes things a little tighter. Thematically, twisted stitches kind of fit a TARDIS, which twists through time, yes?
5th-Jan-2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
All of this. Plus the twisted stitches add texture, but they can be completely obnoxious at times.
5th-Jan-2010 03:24 pm (UTC)
*ahem* I've been waiting ALL YEAR for you to wish me happy birthday on my birthday! *grin*

Also, we MIGHT see you at Diesel today. Not sure if I have the courage to drag all 3 kids, but it's possible. Hope to see you!
5th-Jan-2010 04:00 pm (UTC)
I didn't know! It's not on your LJ userinfo!

Happy birthday, lovely lady. :)

Would *love* to see you, and would be very happy to tote Mr. Rockstar P. Holt around for a bit. To give you a break. Yeah, that's it. It's not me selfishly getting my baby fix *at all*.

And I can show you the beginnings of the baby blanket; I finally got arounds to buying the yarn, now that I'm pulling in a paycheck. :)
11th-Jan-2010 04:11 pm (UTC)

Is it too late to order girl scout cookies from Elayna? Not like it isn't easy for me to pick up...
11th-Jan-2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
Nope! Order away!
11th-Jan-2010 04:53 pm (UTC)

Ok. :)

Put me down for 2 boxes thin mints, 1 box shortbread, 1 box samoas, and 1 box lemonades, please.

11th-Jan-2010 10:01 pm (UTC)
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