Sunday, February 28, 2010

Snuggle time

Snuggle time
Originally uploaded by knitkimberknit
My computer is back amongst the living and I just have to share this photo i snapped with Mr. iPhone the other day.

Mo and Snoopy were actually wrestling, when I called their names out they paused long enough for me to take this picture.

Happy Sunday Friends!

ps, as soon as I took the photo Snoopy started humping Mo.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Cloudy thoughts

cloudy thoughts
Originally uploaded by knitkimberknit
The blog has been silent the past weekish. My laptop has a virus and I have no interwebs to entrertain me at night while it is at the doctors. The doctor being one of my best friends Corrina's house. I am hoping for another miracle, one that involves the virus going ok and itunes is left intact.

Today's photo was taken the day I went to the Alpaca Expo with my friend Tricia. When we were walking to her truck to head home, the clouds were so pretty.

On the needles this week (that I can remember)

1. Baby sweater for a girl friend (I am trying to get two knitted by March 13) with matching booties

2. A self striping sock in Hot pink and black. It's dead sexy.

3. The second Embossed Leaves sock for my friend Carrie. It's only been a year that I have been knitting them.

4. A sweater for me that I think is too wide but I am too lazy to put it on waste yarn and try it on

5. A Self striped sock in yarn one of my favorite gal pal's dyed, I am on the foot and if I buckle down I can get it done this week.

6. Multnomah Shawl. I was knitting it at 2:45am the other morning and I fear something disasterous was done.... more on that later.

7.8. and 9. are more socks I cast on and put into project bags only to have the needles be ripped out in a month or so.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Alpacas are for lovers..

Of cute fibery animals! On Saturday my cohort in crime, Trishthedish aka Tricia and I went over to the Alpaca Expo. Alpacas from all over the country were in town being judged in all sorts of things. I just wanted photos and fiber.

Alpacas will spit if they get scared, but they can be sweet and even funny. Tricia and I watched one fellow run laps around his pen hopping over bales of hay and annoying his fellow pen dwellers.

Now, this guy was a total ham for the camera. He loved having his picture taken and I didn't mind taking them!

I brought home 16 ounces of Chocolate brown Adult Huacaya Alpaca Roving and once I free up some bobbins I will get to spinning it up!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sock yarn shelf

Sock yarn shelf
Originally uploaded by knitkimberknit
Hi, my name is Kimber and I buy sock yarn.

I said it and I am not ashamed about it. Today, as part of the February - choose your own adventure with the Jax Ravelers group I co-run on Ravelry, I attempted to organize my sock yarn shelf in my yarn cabinet.

There is a lot of yarn that didn't make it on the shelf, mostly because I forgot about it sitting next to my computer.

Each yarn has a story and I won't bore you with what they all are. However if you were to pick one and ask I will tell you its story.

I do have a correction. In the previous blog about my Sockhead hat, the color is actually Man Blue not Denim like I said.

That's all I have today. I have lots of pictures of my trip to the Alpaca expo and a long story about that I will share another day.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sockhead Hat

sockhead hat
Originally uploaded by knitkimberknit
I have a finished object! I actually finished it a week or so ago. This hat is called the Sockhead Hat, and can be downloaded for free via Ravelry. I used 1 full skein and 1/4 of another in the Shibuiknits Sock in the colorway of Denim by Shibuiknits. I really love this yarn, the colors are awesome and my stash is growing by leaps and bounds, I brought 4 skeins home on Saturday.

It is a cute hat, that is slouchy in the back and is warm but not in the way of : melts your make up off.

I have a secret project on the needles right now and surprisingly enough, it is moving fast enough on size 7's/

In puppy news, Mo and Snoopy wrestled last night for almost an hour. It was so darn cute! Snoopy was being super gentle and they were both having a great time. I took a few videos and if they turn out decent I will upload them to You Tube and will post one on the blog soon.

This weekend , west of Jacksonville is the Alpaca Expo. Alpacas from all over the country are judged and shall be oogled by my cohort in crime, Tricia and myself. If you are local, I hope to see you there! i will be taking lots of photos for my friends who live far away.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Lonely loser dinner for one

I tend to go out for dinner by myself about one every two weeks or so. I actually enjoy it sometimes I bring a good book or I just people watch.

After a full day at the yarn shop on Saturday I took myself out to eat at Sonny's BBQ. How I love Sonny's. You really can't go wrong there, unless you are a vegetarian. My standard meal is BBQ chicken (that’s 4 pieces) fries cornbread and Mac and cheese. I also thought I earned some fried squash as well which was ehh, nothing to write home about. However BBQ leftovers for breakfast are amazing!

Currently I am moderating a group for locals on Ravelry called; Jax Ravelers, and we are having a Knit A Long each month. This month we are not doing any knitting or crocheting, instead it is, Choose your own adventure! There is a list of things to do and you get to pick what you want to work on. If you are on Ravelry please check it out. You don't have to live here to join in the fun either!!

It just occured to me the title of todays entry and it might bear a little explaination. For some reason I coined this phrase that phrase and it seems to have stuck. It almost lightens the mood when I am seated except for the occasional hostess who has no sense of humor. Lonely Loser dinner for one does not bother me at all. So please no pity. I would rather be single then stuck with some dork who has an issue with personal alone time.