See Jane Knit

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Oops. Big Oops. 

You might notice that my status bars are gone. Because -I'll be honest- I screwed up.

In my early days of website-dom, I didn't know anything about code. One day I figured out how to view source code for other people's sites. Pretty cool, I thought to myself. So I'd scurry around the net, looking at people's code, and trying things out, mostly by cutting and pasting / trial and error type stuff. I.E. If I do this to the code, the entire thing lines up on one side and turns orange. Cool!

... Er, not so much. Because at some point in my attempts to put some status bars on this page, I took someone else's image URL instead of saving the image myself. Not smart. I didn't know what that meant back then, but I sure do now! I've been eating up this poor gal's bandwidth every time someone looks at my page! So I say: Bad Jane! I prostrate myself before the Web Gods!

Anyway, once she very politely alerted me to this fact, I figured I'd let my stupidity hang out in the wind for all to see. Because that's just the best way to do things. Now, to search for my wayward brain ...

EDIT: I also changed the email adress connected to this page to the one I actually check and keep active, instead of the old one which I now only use for junk mail. I should have done this earlier too ...
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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Beyootiful Boobholder 

(to the tune of Beautiful Dreamer) Beau-ti-ful Boob-holder, wake unto me! Some-thing...something it.

Anyway, the Boobholder (or Minisweater, for those of you with more delicate sensibilities) is done. I added elastic thread around the bottom edge, right above the garter stitch and at the bottom of the garter stitch band to keep it from flairing out. I have sewn on the button and woven in all the ends. No, hasn't been blocked, but you know what? I don't give a damn. I was so excited about this thing that I wore it around the moment it was done. And with good reason, I might add, because it looks FAB. Truly FAB-U-LOUS. I heart it. Deeply, madly, truly.

In case you haven't noticed, I really like this Boobholder. Here it is, in all its splendor:


Pardon the kind of lame in-the-mirror photography (the color is lighter in person, more like cornflower blue).

cute minisweater/boobholder pic

And I look good in this next picture too! Yay me!

cute boobholder pic!

Yarn: Arucania Nature Cotton
Needles: Addi Naturas Sz 6
Notes: A fun knit. I needed more increase rows than specified in the pattern to create the sleaves. Next time I might start increasing around the neckline sooner to give it more of a straight V neck. I will also start increasing under the arms much sooner, and then decrease accordingly, to give myself some extra booby space (hee hee!) and keep the bottom edge from flairing out. Or I could just do short rows. That's probably a better solution.

Anyway, I wore it out, and got compliments galore. My sister now wants me to make her one. Even my mom thought it was cool (and me and my mom have very DIFFERENT ideas about what is cool). And the best part of all: my voice teacher told me, "That's so cute! Where did you get it?" The bold and the italics are mine, because that's the kind of compliment that I always like to get. Not "did you make that?" but "where did you get that?"

Heh heh. That's right. I rock.
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Sunday, June 12, 2005


Finally another FO post. And it's not one of the things I'm supposed to be working on -test knitting, hint hint- nope, it's just something I started and finished. Now, it was a quick knit, and it was fun, and it used up yarn from my stash, and it was appropriate for the season. But when you've still got things that you SHOULD finish, none of that can appease the Knitting Gods. Which is why I'm now stuck with a less-than-stellar FO. Behold, in all its mediocrity, the Ballet Tank.
ballet tank flat
Lying flat, not bad at all ...
ballet tank in mirror
Hmm ... Houston, we just might have a problem.
ballet tank on

It's from Loop-d-Loop. The pattern calls for Cotton Fleece, used doubled throughout, but I happened to have a chunkier cotton and acrylic yarn -Navy by Adriafil- mooching mournfully in my stash.It was just begging to be used. "Huzzah!" I thought to myself, "If I use stash yarn to make something so very fetching, surely it will make up for the fact that I am putting off finishing certain other projects!" Wrong! Clearly, the Knitting Gods had other ideas. And yes, I believe in the Knitting Gods. Why else would I now be left with a rather badly fitting top? It's also alarmingly see-through. Ms. Durham sure wasn't kidding when she said this thing would stretch. My gauge is spot on, and somehow the 28.75 inch top looks BIG on my 37 inch bust.

AND I'm pretty damn sure it makes me look fat. I'm not fat. Or it makes me look potato-like. I'm not potato-like either. And I'm not sure which one is worse.

How can I explain this? To quote one of my favorite episodes of Family Guy, "You want an explanation?! GOD. {slap} IS. {slap} PISSED.{slap}"

Must finish bag, must finish bag ...

P.S. Forgot to add that I started Branching Out with my Cashsoft. I am so going to Knitting Hell for this.
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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Eeee! SP swag! 

Yes, that's right. Swag! BOOTY! Booty as in pirates, not butts. Hee hee ... butts. Yes, I am immature.

Anyway here it is, in all its glory:

sp swag!

Ladies and gents, that's FOUR different flavors of Kool-Aid, a cute little card, glow in the dark(!) Spongebob Squarepants Band Aides (I actually WANT to get a boo-boo so I can slap one of these babies on it!), and a Spongebob Squarepants adress book, which is AWESOME.

And I noticed -sneaky person that I am- that my SP is from Tulsa, OK, where my Grandma lives. Hmm ... I know there was someone I met in Knitty chat who was from Tulsa ... if only I wasn't loosing my mind, because then I could actually remember who it was. :)
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Sunday, June 05, 2005

Look what I got! 

I heard a great quote today:
"Well behaved women hardly ever make history." Can't quite remember who said it, but I love it. Apparently they have it on bumper stickers and stuff as well.

In other news, yes, I finally have some knitting content! First off, here's the copy of Loop-D-Loop and the scrum-diddly-umptious yarn sent to me in a trade by Deb:

traded goodies

The book -do I really need to say it- is amazing. I can't decide what to knit first. And if you look closely, you might notice that this yarn is none other than 450 yds of RYC Cashsoft DK! That's right, ladies and gentlemen, my dream yarn, in a gorgeous shade of lime. I think it's going to become a Branching Out, and a pair of self-designed armwarmers using the leaf motif from Teva Durham's Lace Leaf Pullover. Eee! I'm so excited! And I just can't hide it! ;)

Next, progress on the Minisweater. Those are the two sleeves pointing up and to the right, so you can see the raglan increases and the increases on the front. I'm about four or five inches into the body of the sweater. I've started making some increases under the arms, because otherwise I think I'll have to knit one very long Minisweater just to make the two sides meet in the front. Damn you boobies!

minisweater progress

I have to admit, I'm really just trying to get this thing done. It's currently taking up my only pair of size 6 needles (thanks to my college's stellar mail service -and by stellar, I mean, AWFUL) and I desperately want to get working with the Cashsoft.

Finally, here's about half of a work in progress for Amy. This is test knitting business folks, so not too many details here. It's going to be a big felted bag, and I'm using SWTC Karaoke. Notice the subtle striping effect; it's almost like Noro Kureyon, but it has a lighter feeling and a slinkier drape (atleast I think so!). This is probably due to the addition of soysilk. Anyway, I'm interested to see how it's going to felt.

big bag progress

I also finished a lovely little something for my SP, but I certainly can't post that! I'll have to reveal it after the end of this round. Now, it's time to watch some Family Guy and keep knitting.
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Thursday, June 02, 2005


Here's the new template! Yes, I picked dots. I think it's clean, clear, and works well as knitting related, which the others didn't quite do. I still have to do a few tweaky things, change fonts, re-add links, etc. I also have to email the designer of said template and get her to tell me how the heck to add comments to this thing. Even though few people ever comment around here, I'd atleast like to have the option, just in case someone gets the urge to make my day.

But for now, enjoy the new scenery!


Just had to share this with you all: they say on, betcha can't eat just one!
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