Jumping on the Bandwagon

or: I've got the Clap, too!

I've joined the Second Wave Clapotis KAL and I am going to be using this lovely Bamboo yarn that I've had sitting around since April. Yay!
Yarn details: SouthWest Trading Company's "Bamboo" 100% Bamboo yarn in colour "Serendipity". How cool is that?*

*serendipity is my favourite word!!


Two of the many things that I have been working on lately:
The Everlasting Bagstopper, from this summer's issue of Knitty. I love this pattern, it works up quickly, into a nice sturdy bag that requires minimal finishing. The handles are still TBD. Knit with Lily "Sugar and Creme" 100% cotton yarn.

The Scarf in progress. This is version 3 or 4, I can't remember. After several false starts with yarn that just was not going to work, I got this lovely Sonata cotton and it is working up beautifully. This should be finished very quickly, I am half of the way through it already, and I just got the yarn a week ago.


Not so articulate

I keep meaning to update this thing, but I am feeling so inarticulate lately! It's okay, nothing all that earth shattering has been going on, but I like to keep up to date anyway.

I need to go on a photo taking binge also, so I can show you what I've been making lately. (the public stuff, anyway, because there's a lot of gift making going on here too)

I realized the other day that I am slowly being surrounded by Virgos!


Oooh, snappy!

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

"Mischief is your middle name, but your first is friend. You are quite the prankster that loves to make other people laugh."


Ma Tomate

My finished Tomato!!
2.75 skeins of Lion Brand's Cotton Ease in Terracotta, on size 7 bamboo circulars. I didn't keep track of how long it took to make, but it was dead simple. You know, once I got done screwing around with knitting the wrong size! I like this pattern so much, that I am going to make another one right away in another colour. Wheeeee!


Update Type Thingy

While waiting for my sleeping husband to wake up so that we can watch the Hungarian Grand Prix (Formula One motor racing, for those of you saying "huh?"), I thought I might do a little catching up. Time flew, and it got kinda quiet here at No.19. So, it seems that it is update time.
Let's see...
We have a new Betty baby! Master Wong, as he will be known by his Betty aunties, came into the world on the 25th June, surprising the heck out of said Betty aunties, who are now furiously knitting away on the projects they were certain they had at least 3 more weeks to finish. Myself included, but I'm not showing you what it is. So there. You'll just have to be patient.

Another of our number is not feeling so hot these days, and we're all hoping that she recovers soon. xo

I had the worst pizza ever last Tuesday. Bleurg. I ordered a bacon, onion and tomato pizza ( I used to live on these when I was in school! ) and when it got to the table, it looked okay...The first bite told me that the bacon was off, however. Then the owner of the restaurant tried to tell me that the flavour I had complained about wasn't rancid meat, but "the flavour of the plastic container that the bacon was in". Whatever, dude, I ain't eating it.

I went to see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix again. This time, on IMAX! In 3-D!!! Frelling awesome, let me tell you.

Last night, I had the best pizza ever. Anthony's Coal Fired. Proscuitto, onion and tomato (see a trend here?) OMG so good!
I don't see the point of ordering pizza anywhere else ever again. Really. Well, except for in Rome, duh.

Before going out to eat said fabulous pizza-ness, I was watching the NASCAR Busch race from Montreal, and giggling to myself. Those cars on that track...ouch, my brain! While watching and giggling, I was also working on this:

My Tomato! Version two. The first incarnation didn't work out, I had a moment of stupid and made the wrong size and the thing was just enormous. Luckily, I had only knit 2 skeins worth of yarn, so it was not terribly tragic. I just started over and the next thing I knew, I had an almost-finished top that looked just the right size.
I will tell you all all about it in my next post.