Friday, April 29, 2005


Movie with knitting reference!

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy- very funny(although I am a fan of the book, so moviegoers beware).... but not why I'm posting about it.

ok- for those of you who have read the book... of course you remember the improbability drive in the Heart of Gold, right? Well, the button gets pressed- and the entire cast turns into knitted versions of themselves.

check it out-

I want to knit myself a Marvin this summer (the depressed robot)

Update: my closest friend also went to opening night (in Michigan) ... and at the moment the cast changes, then she and another friend turned to each other and said "Kristine!".... hee hee, my reputation precedes me

Here we going... Property exam!

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Ugh- Finals are here again... actually I have one tommorow (Property)- and I actually studied until my brain hurt. I always thought that was a figure of speech. ow.

Save me from zoning, restrictive covenants and regulatory takings!

on a happier note... after the final I'm going to go see Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy! (I am such a Douglas Adams fan) and afterwards, I'll come home, pass out and start studying Saturday morning for Civil Procedure and Contracts. By Wednesday, this will all be over...

then in about a week and a half, I'll be clicking my heels together and saying "there's no place like home" (for the summer, when you're barely being paid and your parents are willing to shelter, clothe and feed you- hooray!)

1:30 tommorow- think happy property thoughts for me. Please. I need all the good vibes I can get- I don't think that's against the Honor Code :)

Saturday, April 23, 2005


My latest project- some of you may recall this as the project I ripped last week... (no, I didn't blog about it- but basically, I thought I was making a baby hat, and the hat turned out to be too big for me!) This hat is perfectly baby sized- 70 stitches around in worsted weight chenille... don't ask where I got the stuff, I have stash enhancement amnesia :)

Friday, April 22, 2005


I need to stop blogging about great weather

... I've jinxed the weather again! We were having beautiful 70 degree days... but now it's dropped dramatically, and it's supposed to SNOW on Sunday.
Of course, it won't affect me too much, since I'll be studying my butt off for an exam that upcoming Friday.
In stash acquisition news... I went and bought 2 skeins of Tamm Diamante to make a lacy tank out of. I would have bought 3 skeins, but those were the last two Hobby Lobby were carrying.
I found out that it also matches the gauge of the Interweave Crochet Lily Chin dress (which I just want to make a skirt with) so perhaps some cones are in my future this summer. (they're actually pretty cheap)
And after 2 misstarts on another baby hat, Elizabeth helped me rip the whole thing. So I'll start up again in a week or so- my ego is bruised and I need some time to recover ;)

Wednesday, April 20, 2005


Michiana Meetup

I've set up a yahoo group to take the place of the 3rd Wednesdays knitting group. The button is on the sidebar - under the profile :)
So if you're in Michiana, want to knit, and have the night off every 3rd Wednesday... join the group and knit with us next month!

Monday, April 18, 2005

Clearly, South Bend has skipped spring and is moving directly into summer :)

And of course... Thanks for all the compliments everyone! It's nice to know someone appreciates all the work I put into a project- even though the recipient may never know.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Burgundy fleece $2.75
Caron Sayelle in Dark Federal Blue $5
Silver Celtic Knot Buttons $6.36
An adorable coat I am tempted to keep rather than give away (even though I don't have any kids and am not planning on it for a long time) ... priceless.


The final picture! the buttons are not quite sooo silver- they have a darker look to them in person. - please help me out by telling me your opinion of the top left button (look at the 23 days posts - down 3)


here's the button up close- the picture is fuzzy- it's a celtic knot, and the inbetween spaces have an antique silver color.


Tada! It's the finished lining! all stitched in- thankfully that's over :)


23 days from start to finish

I have finished Duffle Coat #1- today during the guild meeting I finished stitching the lining in. After the meeting, I bought the cutest buttons... pictures to follow.

One question for the ladies who have had to put clothing on 2 year olds. It's about the upper left button... it's a little close to the face- would it be better to make it a fake button, so my sister doesn't have to wrestle with her son? The upper right button should be enough to hold the top up, and I would still sew the button in for visual effect- but if it's not a big deal, I'll make it a usable button.
(I'm torn on this- so if you have any opinion, even a mild one, please share!)

Thursday, April 14, 2005


All that's left are the buttons and the billions of tiny hand stitches needed to affix the rest of the lining

Wednesday, April 13, 2005


Couple of things...

First- we have a new blogger on the block- someone who I have the benefit of knowing in person. Her name is Elizabeth, and her blog- E's knitting and spinning blog- is at Welcome Elizabeth!

Second- I did some prepacking for the summer move...
So I have 6 1/2balls of Phildar Copacabana for sale. $45 with shipping included to North America. The color is called Mangue (pinks and orange) lot 05/59 (from non-smoking, no pets home)
It's a ribbon-like yarn that works up really fast (3 days for a tank)
I make a tank with only 2 1/2 balls of this - it goes really far- I was considering making Clapotis with it, but I don't really wear shawls. A tip - make a swatch ahead of time- because this stuff grows! :)
Please email me at if you are interested or if you have questions. (or if you want to see a picture of the tank)


ooooo- look at the pretty lined hood for the jacket! and guess who took a few hours off of studying today!


Found: one soft fleece lining for nephew's jacket (along with enough sewing skills to actually do this- I'm in shock that I succeeded

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Thanks for all the support and helpful comments- I've just had a couple of really bad days, and writing it out helps a ton.
In a couple weeks law school will be out for the summer, and I'll be back to normal- or at least as close to normal I get. :)

Monday, April 11, 2005

So I realized today that I've been posting only pictures and a few sentences at a time- I am so sorry- I apologize profusely, but I'm going to defend myself as well (BF knows I can't say sorry without also saying "but..."

Truth #1- Law school sucks. It is hard, time consuming, life sapping and boring. Also demoralizing, because no matter how hard you work, and how many hours you put into the paper/reading/exam outline, everyone else in the grade has worked harder than you. Or they lie, and said they did.

Truth #2- Law school sucks away all available time and energy. I don't know how the students who have kids do it- all I want to do when I get home is sleep. Or knit.

Truth #3- when beginning law school, you should go out an buy pants in at least 1 size bigger than you wear now. You will gain weight. And look to #2 for the reason you can't go shopping.

Truth #4- Law School is high school; paranoia returns in full force...even if people aren't talking about you, you are convinced that they are

Truth #5- You will most likely become disillusioned during your time in law school. Especially when you discover that "Ethics" can be defined as "anything that's not against the law"

Truth #6- you will hate the way your writing has changed.... I had to edit this post and delete the word "construed" twice.

Alright- the bitching is finished... back to normal posts again soon... on a happier note, I have only the hood left on my nephew's little jacket.

Saturday, April 09, 2005


Wanted: one sleeve, one hood, one lining, and lots of finishing

Monday, April 04, 2005


Kool- Aid was on sale at Meijer... it was the inspiration I needed to get my butt moving on deciding what I want to do with the yarn I bought in Tibet. Dye it of course!


This a small sample of the yarn I bought in Tibet- it's soooo soft.


this is a close up of the yarn- the actual wool? is old lady pink (it's more lilac than pepto-bismol) and the thin strand going around is slightlhy darker, and sparkly. What was I thinking!

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