What do you do…

…if you only have 101 yards of handspun and want to knit a foaming waves or cresting wave or…wth is it called again? ohyeah, Morning Surf Scarf? (I knew it was wavy…kinda)

You knit one…

Half a Scarf

…only it’s not long enough to be a scarf (it’s like two and a half feet long and I only had like six inches of yarn left, btw) but you want to wear it in a scarf-like fashion so you decide…

...definitely a cowl.  ;o)

…to turn it into a cowl. [Raveled here]

Pretty magical of me, dontcha think? ;o)

Holy wow…

…how did that happen? 14 days since my last post? No wonder I’ve been getting ‘are you still alive?’ emails – RR’s sister even yelled at me for not updating. ;o) Time flies when you’re having fun…at least, that’s what they tell me…

What have I been doing lately? Well there was the Labor Day car show, then there was the Lake George car show and the Guptill’s cruise. I had camnesia for most of it but I might be able to scare up a couple of photos…

Jessica Rabbit

I’ve never looked better… ;o)

Our POS

It might look kinda crappy but it’ll kick some serious ass…the truck, not me. (see my disembodied head? I was trying to hide from the people…it didn’t work. ;op)

Guptill's Cruse

This is the Guptill’s cruise taken from the back of our truck. There were a hella lot of cars there that night!

Let’s see…I’ve also completed a pair of socks:

Southwestern Socks

These are my ‘Boomerang Socks’ that I knit while we were driving halfway across the country and back [raveled here]. Why are they on sock blockers, you ask? Because apparently riding in a car towing a camper going 70mph effects my gauge. The damned things don’t fit. *sigh* I might rip back and try to relax while I re-knit the leg, or I might decide to give them away, or I might just light them on fire. I’ll let you know what I decide.

I also made up a few more of those box bags:

Blue Box Bag
Pink Box Bag

Some people have shown some interest in purchasing said box bags so, in the interest of keeping everyone happy, I decided to open up…

…tada! hehe

My little corner of the interwebs will occasionally have for sale box bags (those are well stocked right now), my handspun (nothing right now but I’ll let you know when that happens) and CSM cranked socks (nothing there yet either but again, will let you know). I’ll also be offering the option of cranking socks for you out of yarn you send me or yarn you pick out and have shipped to me. If anyone is interested in anything listed that isn’t available yet feel free to use the ‘Contact Me’ link over yonder in the sidebar and we’ll work something out. ;o)

Okay that’s it for now! I’m going to go back to stressing about having a college student in the family… (when did I get old enough to have a child that is a college student? Wait. Don’t answer that…)

Finished socks…

…and a meme.

First, a pair of handspun socks made from the yarn I finished at W.O.O.L.:

Handspun 'Fruit Salad' Socks

My 2nd pair of SOS ’08 socks and my last. I didn’t follow a pattern, just knit plain socks using the short-row heel from Wendy’s Southwestern Socks (which I have found fits my heel very well – much better than a regular short-row heel).

Now, for those interested in seeing a little glimpse inside my relationship with RR, here is the ‘Spousal meme’ that’s making the rounds:

Me: What is your favorite thing about my knitting?
RR: My Favorite thing? That you make stuff with your hands…

Me: What is your least favorite thing about my knitting?
RR: That it’s all-consuming…

Me: What is something I have knitted that you recall as being good?
RR: Sweaters and shawls…
Me: I need a more specific answer.
RR: Well your grey shawl (the Wing of the Moth shawl) is nice but the grey sweater with the maroon stripey thing (my Olympic Sweater) is good.

Me: Do you think knitters have an expensive hobby?
RR: It can be.

Me: Do you have any hobbies?
RR: Yes. I bite my nails and work to buy yarn.
Me: Aren’t you funny…

Me: What are your hobbies?
RR: Seriously?  Fireworks and cars.

Me: So, if we compared money/time spent on hobbies, who would win?
RR: My honey would win.
Me: What? Cars are more expensive than yarn!
RR: My car was paid for 10 years ago (*cough* more like 8), you pay for stuff all the time.
Me: We just spent a buttload of money on going to WY for fireworks and didn’t stop in *one* yarn store!
RR: That was a vacation!
Me: Whatever.

Me: Do you have a stash of any kind?
RR: I guess…I have a stash of stereo stuff to sell to make $$ for yarn.
Me: you ass.

Me: Has my knitting in public ever embarrassed you?
RR: ummm…no.

Me: Can you name another knitting blog?
RR: What’s Scout’s thing?
Me: Scout’s Swag
RR: Or Jessie’s?
Me: What Housework?
RR: yeah, them.

Me: Do you mind that I want to check out yarn stores everywhere we go?
RR: Sometimes.

Me: *ahem* I’d like to point out that I didn’t set one toe in a yarn store on our road trip.

Me: Do you understand the importance of a swatch?
RR: Absolutely.
Me: Do you know what a swatch is?
RR: Of course! How could I pick out the fabric for a car interior or speakers without checking out a swatch first?
Me: But do you know what a swatch is for knitting?
RR: Yes! You make a little piece of knitting to help you figure out your count so you can make the right size fabric to make a sweater or something.
Me: *speechless*

Me: Do you read JessaLu Knits?
RR: Yep.

Me: Have you ever left a comment?
RR: yep.

Me: Do you think the house would be cleaner if I didn’t knit?
RR: *laughs* I dunno. No.

Me: Is there anything else you want to say?
RR: *in Forrest Gump voice* That’s all I have to say about that…

Frightening, isn’t it? ;op

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