Friday, October 30, 2009

Scary Pumpkin People, Chocolate Cupcakes, Socks, and a Shawl (Oh My!)

So, It's nearly 11 pm on Friday night and I'm still going strong.  I think the three, quad non-fat, caramel sauce lattes I had today may have something to do with it.

Anyway,  Aaron has duty and Parker is at a friends and I'm all alone, YEAH!  Well, sorta, I got bored.  Ivce done some cleaning, then decided that I needed to make some yummy homemade, chocolate cupcakes with a cream cheese, chocolate, butter cream icing.  Heart attack anyone.  Thought it would be fun to take the picture in front of the pumpkin people.  Turned out a bit frightening.

I've also been working on my shawl that I started this week.  It is turning out very nice and I can't wait for it to be done.  Technically the pattern calls it a "shawlette" but I think that that sounds pretty gay, so I'm going with shawl.  It's not super huge but I love the yarn and hopefully after it's blocked it won't look to grandma-ie.  I got the yarn last Saturday when my partner in crime - Denise - and I went to the Bitches with Stitches Expo in Hartford.  Really, it was the Yarn Expo and it was wonderfull, wish that I would have had thousands to spend.  So here's the picure.  Will post a new one when it's blocked and you can see the pattern better but you can kinda, sorta, maybe,see the lovely, deep colors here.  Oh yeah, it's the Bison Shawlette from Luxury Yarn One Skein Wonders by Judith Durant.  And, if you want to learn more about the Yarn Expo with Denise, check out her blog:

Finally, the damn socks.  Denise and I always joke that we have "Sock ADD" unfortunately, there is no cure.  It appears that you start knitting a pair of socks, rip them out, start another pair, rip them out too or finish one sock and are tooooooo damn bored to start another.  Now, I really have made many, many pairs of socks for my self, friends, family and babies and kids.  But sometime, ahh.  Well, this pair is from the Socktober Mystery Sock 09 that should be done by October 31, wait, yes, it is tomorrow.  Halloween.  As you can see, I'm not gonna make the deadline, been a little distracted by stitches, shopping, cupcakes and scary Pumpkin People and all.  But I really do love them.  For more information you can click here.

I'm using the Flat Feet yarn to make the socks.  First time using it, I really like it.  The sock on the left was completed through week 2 and while I was waiting for the week 3 directions I started the second sock.  Well, you can see that it's not even on the needles,  I was almost done with week two and found a problem, yep you guessed it, I ripped it out back to week one.   Well, I was so ticked, I'm now two weeks behind and need/want to finish them.  After the shawl (well, unless I find something better to knit, damn ADD).  Here's a close up of the left sock.

So, I'm off to finish the shawl and I'm thinking that I may try to pull out my stitches (from my hand, not the shawl).  It's healing very nicely and it's closed and I have no patience to go to the doctors to wait hours for them to take them out.  Maybe I'll search the web first and find direction on how to do it.  Yeah, yeah, I know clip them carefully and gently pull them out.  I just want to be sure I won't pass out.  Let you know how it goes.

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