Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Sunday, September 12, 2004
An essay with pictures by Amy Boogie.
What I did on my Summer vacation
This post can also be known as my Monday morning post. I know I won't have time to do it tomorrow so I'm doing it now. Tomorrow is M's first day of school, I'm suppose to start running, there are appointments and then knitting group. There, that's my excuse. For any of you Mainers - knitting group is 630pm at Sea Dog Brew Pub in Topsham.
On to the essay. Maybe not so much of an essay. A well written essay seems like too much effort for a Sunday morning. It's only that I like you all so much that I'm here writing this anyway. Well, my love for you and the fact that I'm constantly talking, and blogging is just another form of blathering on.
I made myself a new knitting case. I've been trying to think of something for a while and I made a couple of prototypes that I didn't like. Finally yesterday I got a wild hair and grabbed the good fabric and went at it. A little bit later I had this:
It's got a zipper and everything. You see, I've realized that I like straight needles. I still hate metal straights but the wooden ones are A-ok! I actually prefer to knit my lace on straights for some reason. Really, I don't know what's wrong with me. Fickle is the only way I can explain it. I suppose the amount of projects will also describe my fickle nature. Moving on...
With the flash, you can't really tell what the intarsia is. It will just be more of a surprise when its finished. The real surprise may be that it gets finished at all. I've remembered that intarsia is not my favorite technique so this little project is going a bit slow.
I made a little headway on the socks for my dad. I had other "take along" projects I've been working on, so these only got half of my attention on a ride we took the other day. I did dye more in this color way so I can share the yarn. Of course, the yarn is prettier in person. Do I even need to state that anymore or do you all understand that already?
I think I mentioned that I started Charlotte. I couldn't stand it. Once I started contemplating how my handspun might measure up to the pretty Koigu ones, I had to start it. Of course I think its pretty. Well, the blob isn't so pretty but my blob looks just as good as everyone elses blob.
Finally I did this the other day. I've been spinning and sometimes sell my yarns. I've decided that since I do so many of my own patterns that wouldn't it be neat to sell kits. So I've got a few on ebay now and a few more coming up. This hat and bootie sock set will be a kit too. I will put some on my website but ebay seems to get far more traffic.
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