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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Look at me, ma! I'm knitting Lace!!!

I love the idea of feathery, fine lace, but my brain is opposed to the actual knitting of it. Feather and Fan I can do, especially in worsted weight yarn I love like Noro. After scouring Ravelry and blogs, it boiled down to two projects for remedial lace knitting. Forest Canopy or Adamas.

I decided to go with sock yarn and a size 6 needle. So far so good. I may be a fool, but I have no life line. I love the way the pattern makes hearts! I was looking for a tone on tone Noro sock yarn to try, but settled on the Cascade Heritage. It is a ball that never ends!

My time has been taken up with big sistah visiting from Tacoma for her annual 2 month visit. She returns to Tacoma Saturday. I like to keep lunch open, heh, cuz it's all about food!

I've applied for a call-in job with the Navy (no I didn't join up). I am wading through books of paper and documentation for credentialing and security clearance. And, oh joy oh joy, I have to re certify my Advanced Life Support. This is one of those things I have a mental block against. I have certified twice, but always let it expire and have to take it again. So now I have to study:(. I get to use my fax machine. Once of those modern marvels and pieces of technology that somehow just makes me happy!

Speaking of technology, I've traded my WII for a PS3. Basically I wanted a BluRay player, but this one plays games as well. According to the Lancaster (son and expert tech support) though, I need HDMI cables and a smarter surge protector, one that shuts down at low energy levels. I now have 4 remotes so a Master Remote is on the list. It never ends.

But then, I digress.

The latest class I took was Basic Stamping at Bead It in Kaimuki. I had taken this before, but my stamping was never to my liking. The bottom line is that it takes practice. So, I've practiced on some cell phone charms.

I've managed a few more stitch markers. I just love the colorful beads!

I have been given an award by Fiberitis. Thanks!

Here are the rules for the nominees: 1. Copy the award to your site. 2. Link to the person from whom you received the award. 3. Nominate 7 other bloggers. 4. Link to those on your blog. 5. Leave a message on the blogs you nominated.

My nominations are:
1. YarnOver
2. Smariek Knits
3. Opal
4. Feral Knitter
5. Knitpastis
6. Zeneedle
7. novamade

Thanks for all the inspiration!


Opal said...

i love the lace! it's just gorgeous!

i love the cell phone thingamajigs! i'm so excited!

thank you for the award! i'm so flattered!

(now i've run out of exclamation points for the day.)

Lisa Boyer said...

Gorgeous lace!! Oh, I think I have to try that.

Okay, this is a stupid comment--but I think you will really enjoy your HDMI cable--I couldn't believe how much better it made the TV picture! Good luck with all your tech stuff--nice having an expert to consult, eh?

Rachel said...

Great job on the lace - it looks fantastic! I love the beads as well. Are you planning to sell them on your etsy sight, or keep them? I think making stitch markers is rather addicting, haha!

Thanks for the award! I'm really flattered!

debbie said...

those charms are too pretty just for cell phones! and i'm put to shame about my forest canopy that hasn't moved for over a year - i think i done it up in dk - i didn't use a life line....

Jen said...

The lace looks terrific! And congratulations, PS3 owner! We have the same thing, we were early adopters of PS3 and blu-ray. Let me tell you, the movies look AWESOME! And, if you need HDMI cabling advice or universal remotew suggestions, let me know! We just recently got our first really successful Univerasl remote and i am in love. It can turn on everything at once -- you choose "play a dvd" and it automatically handles everything!

k-brow said...

Beautiful lace. Did you do the Adamas because of Battlestar Galactica? You know, in honor of the old man?

Will we see you tomorrow?

Margene said...

Beautiful lace and the beaded 'toys' are marvelous. Good luck with studying and such. You deserve the creative award with all you do. Thank you for sharing it with me!

Lyndsey-Jane said...

Love the lace - looks fantastic with that yarn. The Forest Canopy was my first lace but I have Adamas in my queue. Can't wait to see the finished shawl.

sandy said...

Nice lace and beads!! Congrats on your award. Hope to see you soon.

Terby said...

I really like that pattern. It's been on my list of things to knit for a long time, and yours is so pretty! And as usual, lovely beading.

blogless michelle said...

your charms with stamped text are great. such flair. i too have a set of letters/numbers with which i made dog tags for my pups -- one in leather and one on some nearly impermeable metal. perhaps we should talk about more appropriate materials for me to work with?

smariek said...

Gorgeous lace! Stamping looks like fun, and your beads are so pretty. Thanks for the award.