Monday, March 30, 2009

My Life is Now Complete

Today was such a great great day! Not that it really had to do with anything that actually happened during the day. I found out today that my favorite actress (and one of my top favorite people) was a knitter. Yes, that is correct... Marilyn Monroe was a knitter. I even saw pictures- and it made my life complete. I now can say that I share something in common with her. I was just browsing Ravelry, came across a MM group, and was so excited.

I started a new pair of HP sox today (yes, more Harry Potter sox). This time, they are for my mother. They are in a gorgeous red/orange tone and totally match the description of its name... Ron. Last weekend, I also ordered the book "Charmed Knits", which is a book filled with HP things to knit. I was a little disappointed though, because I didn't really want to make most of the things in there. I mean, the items are cool.. like a cloak or wand holster, but they just don't appeal me to run out and buy yarn for them. I did like the simple grey sweater with a streak of house colors, and perhaps a scarf... but that is all.

I also bought the book "Puppyknits" which is absolutely adorable. There were several very cute dog sweaters to make, and yet more projects to add to my list.

As I post- my mother is out buying me yarn from Europe. Yes... be jealous. I can't wait to see what she brings home. She is in England, Ireland, and France- so it better be good. In the meanwhile, the doxies and I are watching movies and knitting together. They don't do much to help... but they sure keep me warm!

Spring Break went way too fast! I worked quite a bit, and only had time to finish off my Dumbledore sock. I had so many other plans like... reading... and knitting! Oh well. I guess I will just have to squeeze those things in like I do usually.

I went to Needlework Unlimited the other day. (and spent way too much as usual) I ordered this fantastic yarn called "Baby Alpaca Grande". It is so soft and perfect for just about anything. I bought some in a beautiful green/blue and a grey. I will definately post pictures, but currently my mother has the camera (for pictures in Europe of course)!

I keep trying to persuade my boyfriend that he wants something knitted, like sox or a hat... but he just doesn't seem interested. Does anyone else have this problem? I guess he will just have to be surprised with something for Christmas, and then he will have to like it (or just pretend like he does).

I seem to be knitting tighter lately... I wonder if this is just stress or how I'm tensioning... I don't really know. The one thing I like about it is that I am left with more leftover yarn. Now I can make some little projects that I have been hoping to rope in. Like== I really want to make a phone/ipod cozy. The pattern is super simple... especially in magic loop. It is just a K2 P2 for as long as you like. (This is my kind of pattern!) I can't wait for my next paycheck to buy another knitting book. My eye is on "just gifts" or a sox book. I want to get a headstart on making gifts for Christmas. Just some small things that everyone would like. See- this seems like a piece of cake, but I am really stumped on what everyone would realistically enjoy receiving. I was thinking that a coffee mug cozy would work for some, or just some knitted ornaments would me nice too. Mini stockings would be really cute, and then I could fill them with treats. I will work on it.

Until next blog- Ness

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

First Time Blogging!

Hello Hello! Welcome to my blog, Ness Knits! I have set this up in order to share my thoughts on knitting and life. So far I am a beginner knitter you would say, but I am quickly learning the ropes (or skeins) and saving my world one project at a time. Ok, maybe a few at a time.

Every once in a while I'm sure my dogs will pop into the conversation. They are miniature dachshunds named Daphne and Maxine. They are my knitting pals who frequently like to tangle up my yarn (much like "The Ugly Dachshund", a very cute movie).

I started with basic scarves, as presents for friends and family, and have worked on hats and socks most recently. I am so into the Opal Harry Potter sock yarn, being a huge HP fan myself. So, I bought all of the flavors and am making several pairs of socks. I started with a really fun blue and yellow sort called "Harry and Ron" and now have almost finished my second pair called "Dumbledore" (really fair isle-ish pink and purple). I also bought more sock yarn for normal everyday socks. I just love that I can personalize socks for MY feet, and they are so much fun!

I love to knit wherever I go; I knit in class, waiting rooms, movies, everywhere! I also love to knit with my roommate... my mum. She has been a die-hard quilter/sewer since for... ever, but recently she has been knitting with me and we have been taking classes together as well. She's my best friend. I hope to teach her socks soon!

As for me, I am a college student at St. Catherine who loves movies and books (and knitting!) I am very into Harry Potter, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, and so much more. I take the habit of reading each series annually. I love Europe, the history and culture, and need to explore all of it someday. ( I hear that they have great yarn...) My favorite colors are purple and blue, and I can't get enough pepperoni pizza. Thanks for reading my long and dreadful post! Cheers!