Thursday, July 26, 2007

Knitting is sport...

Well the yarn harlot said so, it must be true!!!

A sport is defined as "a physically and mentally challenging activity carried out with a recreational purpose for competition, self-enjoyment, to attain ecellence for the developemtn of a skill or some combination of these"

Clearly according to this definition KNITTING IS A SPORT!!!

Describing knitting as a sport goes a long way toward making us less crazy in the eyes of the rest of the world. People accept passion for a sport, and if you put knitting in this context, you no longer have to explain why you find it so intereting. Sports are interesting,. If thousands of people can cather in stadiums all over the world and watch grown men in thight pants try to move a ball from one end of the grass to the other then surly a person can develope an interst in watching a loop of yarn move from one needle to another. It's really all a matter of perspective.

If knitting is a sport you don't have to explain why you have a neddle collection, swift, or ball winder. Sports have equipment. You dont have to explain why you have so many patterns. Sports have training books and playbooks. Knitting classes and groups, sounds like practice with the coach. You don't have to explain the boundless interest and passion for knitting as long as grown men are painting their shirtless bodies with team colors. You dont have to explain all the yar....Well, you may have to explain all the yarn but wouldn't it be easier to explain if there was a closet full of hockey equipment right next to it? I think so too!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Alyssa's Slippers

One of my friends, have been bugging me for a few weeks now, she asked me if I could knit slippers for her daughter, she's one (actually she wanted them for her birthday last week)

I didn't know what to do, and wasn't sure what do you knit a 1 year old, but after a few patterns, and a whole lot of yarn, I came up with this.

I hope she likes them!!!

Three Things.........

That Knitters would like others to understand.

1. We can knit and listen at the same time. Just because I'm knitting dosen't mean that you don't have my attention, I'm multi-tasking!!

2. The best you can buy me is YARN!! Do not think that because I have a lot of yarn, I don't need more. I have a lot of yarn, because I like it.

3. Even though I'm cursing and gritting my teeth so hard that you could crack diamonds between them, I assure you that I like knitting. I think it's fun and I am relaxing.

Friday, July 20, 2007


Ok the bag is finished and in the mail, and hopefully it will be to my partner today. It was another fun project and not to worry it was frogged back about a million rows.

I have to admit when it comes to knitting bags I'm a bit of a rebel, I like to make them up myself, I like to try new and fun things, and come up with my own patterns. So yet again this is what I did.

Maybe I can try not to knit like this, but I doubt this is going to happen.

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Friday, July 13, 2007

Just a couple of quizes. I had to do them!!!

You are Apricot

Soft and sweet, over time you let your provocative nature shine through.

You are definitely unconventional, but you don't broadcast it.

You offer people a fresh perspective on life - so fresh that it can be shocking!

Your 2006 Summer Anthem Is

Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado

"I'm only trying to get inside your brain

To see if you can work me the way you say

It's okay, it's alright

I got something that you might like"

You Are an Animal Print Bra!

Wild, zany, and even a little crazy.

You make every date an unpredictable adventure.

You want a guy who will constantly surprise you.

A relationship that's the most insane ride of your life.

Your Kiss is Red

You are intense about kissing but easily distracted.

You kiss for attention, power, and passion.

It doesn't take a lot for you to want to kiss someone.

If you see a kissing opportunity, you always go for it!

Kissing Type: Kissaholic (admit it!)

People See Your Kisses as: Seductive

You Kiss Best With: An Orange Kisser

Stay away from: A Blue Kisser

Friday, July 6, 2007

Because 9 innings wasn't enough.

Ok last night we went out for my best friends birthday and we decieded to go to a baseball game....ok it was minor league independent ball, but hey thats cool too.

We had a great time, and a fun night. But....unfortunatly the game from the night before was rained out and that meant a double header for last nights game.

Ok, that's not so bad 2 games each with 7 innings, but someone deceided they weren't going to score a run and the 1st game went into extra innings....3 of them actually the home team finally won it in the 10th.

The second game wasn't looking too promsing for a while all the way up until the 6th it was a tie score of 2-2.

But after a few hits and a couple of runs they won 6-2. WOOHOO!!!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

The little bag.

Ok, got a picture of the little bag, so it's not really a good pix but hey, it works.

I really liked the way it came out. I hope she likes it for a little birthday present, along with a few other little things.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

A day of knitting and a day of frogging!!!

Ok, so I ripped out my entire bag that I'm knitting for my ITEIV partner (I'm sorry) it had to be done, I just wasn't happy with it and I want it to be great, so this is the 3rd or 4th time that's its been frogged, this time the entire bag, I just really didn't like the way it came out. SOOOOOOO here we go again, and hey I still have 2 weeks to finish it....don't worry it'll get ripped out 2 or 3 more times.

But on the postive side. I knit my best friend a little change purse/wallet for her birthday (since she's been begging for a bag for awhile now and I haven't done one for her....i did something little.

It took about 2 hours and I was able to finish it today.

So hopefully I'll be able to get the big bag done.....soon!!!