25 November 2005

frogging sucks

so, i'm frogging the double weight mermaid a little at a time, and i must say it's more frustrating and less humiliating than i thought it would be. now that i'm over half done with the second sleeve, it's not so painful to rip apart the other work i've done on this project, however, the frogging is kicking my behind. first, the wool is a friction full shetland, which isn't impossible to frog, but the two strings together means having to pull them apart and roll them into separate balls. then there's the stripes, i have to alternate rip backs between two colors. it goes sooooooo slowly. but thank grace for my ball winder. after i separate all pieces of yarn, at least i can get them into usable center pulls... all be it several tiny ones.

elsewise, i've finished an unfinished object, a scarf for ben and i to share, only problem is i know it won't hold up to the ever popular velcro on ski jackets. velcro, i wonder if thats like kleenex or vaseline, that are really facial tissue and petroleum jelly. what would velcro be generically?

i've also lost one of my favorite mitts EVER. it's not knit, so i don't have to cry about my handcraft being forever gone, but it's the only pair i had that actually kept my hands warm for more than 2 blocks. so now, the fleece artist i bought that was for a good pair of legwarmers will become hardcore mittens. but those will wait until i have finished the socks. and that puts bens uchiha jacket farther off.

more exciting news though: I TAUGHT BEN TO KNIT LAST NIGHT! that's right, i taught him continental style, not my crazy single finger throwing way. i think continental is perhaps easier if you learn it from the begining. i can really only do it when i'm using multiple colors. oh, and when i saw taught i meant the knit stitch. we haven't covered casting on, casting off or purls just yet, though in theory i have shown him before. he took right to it though, i was exstatic. seriously, this is an excellent thing.

on such note i leave a meme spree below. oh, the entertainment!

You Belong in Paris

Stylish and a little sassy, you were meant for Paris.
The art, the fashion, the wine, the men!
Whether you're enjoying the cafe life or a beautiful park...
You'll love living in the most chic place on earth.

Your Hat Personality Is A


You Are An Iris

You are a unique woman who needs a lot of novelty in her life.
An inspiration seeker, you often have to change scenery to recharge.
You don't deal well with structure or rules. You need to do it your own way.
Your ideal relationships are free and flowing. No one can tie you down.

Men See You As Choosy

Men notice you light years before you notice them
You take a selective approach to dating, and you can afford to be picky
You aren't looking for a quick flirt - but a memorable encounter
It may take men a while to ask you out, but it's worth the wait

Guys Like That You're Sensitive

And not in that "cry at a drop of a hat" sort of way
You just get most guys - even if you're not trying to
Guys find it is easy to confide in you and tell you their secrets
No wonder you tend to get close quickly in relationships!


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