Day Zero?

So, we're just going to call the "swatch" day zero and be done with it. Hows about that? Sounds good. Technichally, it is Friday.
Here is the progress so far:

A better view of the color:
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Problem in neverland

Yeah, so that new yarn? A good deal at 4 pm, still pretty at 4 am....at 7 pm, not so good with the gauge. Size 8? Keep going. Size 10? Yeah, not yet....I don't have the capabilities to do this stole on 12's or really the want. I just *adore* size 7's and 8's for just about everything. Big, clunky needles don't fit in my tiny hands. I feel like I'm knitting with giant logs when I'm doing it. Not so good. So, yarn tomorrow will probably go back (minus one skein that has been balled up) and the current knitting project will continue, and I'll buy several more balls and tough it out tomorrow. Sigh. I wish it was a prettier colorway, I don't like the dark greens with the light greys. If there was more blue, it might be worth it. And I hate the yardage! Stupid japanese yarn. There's always the cascade I wanted to try... that's a fair price.....oh, and the Arucania Nature wool....unfortunately, neither are varigated/self striping. Well, something's gonna get 'stole-d', so I'll just knit and graft together what's left of what I like! I'll call it "grandma's attic entrelac".
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I'm an athlete!

Hello olympics! While I could never aim for the real olympics, I sure can join the knit olympics. In fact, I did! (scroll waaaay down to kelly). I'm doing the Lady Eleanor stole, and I've been cheating That's Noro yarn, in a colorway I'm not even using! I'm actually using this, which I had a little fun buying on the cheap at Ben Franklin: Ignore the un-qualitiness of the photo's it's bedtime. So excited!
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So pretty!



Originally uploaded by shoeboots.
Oh my, I am behind on my FOs! Here is a spectacularly finished clapotis, ripe for picking. I ended up picking up the dropped stitches by crocheting them back up, frogging and then reknitting. It's lovely!

FOs IP

Casey and I went to Best Buy today. While we were both looking for things we each wanted, somehow I got told my things weren't worth it. This always seems to happen when we go shopping; I always forget that's why I shop alone....somehow my things are "frivilous" and his are not. I wanted to find two things: a new camera and a wireless print server for the compy. Hey, I make a lot of money, I can afford it. (Okay, it was $79 after rebate). I can't stand unhooking Casey's printer and wire it up to my laptop, then having to sit on the floor since there' no other room anywhere else (cord's too short, desk is full). To just push a button while downstairs on the couch? Brilliant. But noooo, it was "silly" since I don't print that often. Uh huh. So apparently, it's fine for me to have to make a whole production out of printing, since I don't do it often enough for it to be a regular problem. Then, I found a great camera, the Nikon Coolipix. It's $329 ($60 less than the Cannon I saw first), 6.2 MP, 5x optical zoom, 15 shooting modes (that seems reasonable, ne?), it was neat. Even really small, and black colored. But that was also deemed frivilous. SO, despite the fact that I have wanted these two items for a year, that I could use them (you'll see why in a minute), and I had the money to pay for them (hello christmas money!), I was shut out. *cry*

In a hilarious scene, a worker called for "code-1 assistance" to the loading bay one. He sounded really fired up about it, but he shouldn't have. It was only code-1. Hee hee. Code-1.


Now onto the FO-IPs!
1. Clapotis from knitty. Here she is so far. Made in a super-soft, super-pretty purple, turquoise, cornflower varigated yarn. I cannot wait for this to be one, I really am excited by it.


2. Hat in progress for the boy. Yes, despite his hatred of "expensive" technology, he gets a hat. It will have the black mage as promised, probably in duplicate stitch. It's a roll-up brim in 3x2 rib stitch, which is why it looks horrendously long. It's in Knitpicks "coal" colorway of the wool of the andes. Here is a good example of why I need a new camera. Extreme close-ups of the knitting are not always good.


3. Fancy, fancy, I-can't-believe-I-acutally-bought-this yarn. It was on sale, too- baaaad idea! Louisa Harding Impression, in a gorgeous purple and blue colorway. Yeah, it's a ribbon yarn, with a mohair thrown in to make you swoon. It reminds me of van Gogh paintings and makes me happy every time I see it. In case you are wondering, here's the differences in the colorways. This is going to be either a new clapotis (it's what I originally wanted to buy), or a very fancy lace stole. Haven't found a good pattern yet, though.


So far, that's all I got. I made a list of the stash. The list is long. The stash is good.
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Mixed up

Gah, I'm all mixed up. Here it is, January 1st. Today I start: my new work schedule (5pm to 3am), which inovles a week of not even being close to the same days off schedule thus preventing me from getting used to it; my new workout program (uh, four words: Olive Garden for lunch); knowing that I can't go to dispatch just yet (arr); knowing I won't see my friends for, say, three months or so to vacation, I could go on. Plus, its New Year's Day, so half the things I like are closed (hence, olive garden for lunch), so I'm screwed before I start the day.

Things are not coming up kelly!

To make up for that, I will knit until my shift begins. Ha! Take that!
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Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
our troubles will be miles away.

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself A merry little Christmas now.
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