Saturday, September 26, 2009

From now on...

...I am only going out if I can look like a washed-up 70's celebrity.

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Oh yea and I lost my job.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Something seemed missing...

My closet was looking a bit empty...

100_4736 I got a fish. A black moor to be exact. I named him Redding. (After Otis of course)


As you can see, he is rather photogenic.

I love his little buggy eyes.

So far, he has been a pretty good listener.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Hot Kneezin

I am going dancing tonight.
The goldstuddedhighwaistedleopardfurhotshorts are being debuted.
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I know, they are ridiculous...
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Getting ready, I feel like I am a one girl movie montage rocking out to my girl Cyndi.

In the spirit of tonight:

Darling Vest updates

Welp, looks like the darling vest is done. I may try to write a pattern for it, but it might be a tiny bit convoluted. I had to rip out a lot of the left front, but I was able to regain composure.


I think I am going to add cap sleves, maybe a little puffy? Which color do you all think? Purple or green sleeves?



I started the Mrs.Darcy cardigan on Wednesday using stashed malabrigo. I have a little bit less than 3 balls because I used it once for mitten cuffs. As a result, I don't think I will have enough for a whole sweater. I bought some lilac to make the cuffs at work the other day so it should work out.

I've made a few adjustments because the pattern is written for a 34" bust and I am more like a 38. I feel like a linebacker.

Stay tuned for progress pics of both pieces.

I leave you with this:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Traingle Scarf, New Room Pics

Lately, I have been doing a lot of projects to use up all my odds and ends of yarn.
I made this scarf with bits of Malabrigo and Cascade 220.

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With US #11 and worsted weight, cast on 114 stitches.
Row 1: K 55, SSK, Place Marker, K2tog, K55
Row 2: K1, SSK, K to last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1
Repeat rows 1 and 2 (Decreasing on both sides of the markers) until 4 stitches remain. Bind off.

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I wore this a few nights ago when I went out dancing. The gold lame' top is from some thrift store, and the skirt is an Annie hand-me-down. The purple tights were from Claries of all places.


I finally got around to putting up pictures in my room. I like the staggering.



A few days ago, my dad lent me some pretty epic records. He kept reiterating, "Sarah, I don't want you to lend these to your friends," as if every one of my friends has a turn table and cares deeply about Miles Davis live recordings and Billie Holiday compilations.

So long.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Birthday Knits

My girl Nikki turned 20 today, and requested a floppy mustard yellow hat. I bought this yarn at Unique Thrift over the summer, it is Lopi! Imagine that.



As I said, it is super floppy.

My girl Christina turns 20 in a few days as well, so I knit her this scarf lengthwise using leftover yarn. I crocheted ruffles into the purl bumps.



I like it, I hope to make more of them soon.


I know I said before that I hate Berocco Gem, and I still kind of do. Once you drop a stitch with that yarn, you have a split second before the whole thing unravels in knots at your feet. I had a vision for a triangular scarf, so I improvised with this little scarf.


When I finished it, I realized it belonged to my friend Ana.


...She'll rock it with one of the pins my mother forced upon her.

More stuff soon!


Christine McVie rules.

Stash Bust!

I cannot get this shawl out of my mind.

It might be time to unravel the single Spring Forward Malabrigo Socks.

I might not use this pattern, as I have a pretty intensely variegated skein. Maybe I will write my own pattern for a shawl?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

...And me.