Wednesday, July 25, 2007


I got in to Ravelry today! Find me there as sentineledfirs. I spent way too much time there this afternoon, joined a pile of groups, and found about 15 things that I want to knit. rightnow.

But I'm still working away at the Luna Moth shawl for my grandmother, so that's going to take up my knitting time for now (and my housework time, it seems >.>) I've finished three and a half repeats of the four and a half that I"m going to do (I think - I may do 5 and a half... still not really sure on that one), and it's moving along well, but as with most triangular lace shawls, the longer you work, the longer the rows, the more slogging it takes to keep going. I'm doing the shawl in the yarn that that particular pattern also used, but in the colorway "Atlantic Mist" - it's a grey blue, with iridescent green and purple tones in it. Gorgeous, and soft.

I don't have any good pictures of the knitting itself so far, but I'll take some when it's finished. Of course, even in worsted weight, it looks like a rumply tangled mess of nothing, so it's not really all that much to look at.

I also still need to finish those Hedera socks... I'm turning the heel on the first one, but I can't seem to get into them right now. Probably shawl fever and a serious case of startitis. That and my love of bags are conspiring against me. Though I do have some of the wool left from finishing the Cozy throw, so I have to find *something* to do with that, right?

Monday, July 23, 2007


there are only 150 people ahead of me in line for ravelry.


also - shelfari is an evil wonderful time vaccum. fun stuff. (find me there as amarprestar)

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Harry Potter Knits?

As usual with such things, I end up about half in Ravenclaw and half in Gryffindor. This test was actually pretty good - lots of questions, and I ended up with 89 points in Ravenclaw and 86 points in Gryffindor. (70ish for Hufflepuff, 50ish for Slytherin). Which is cool, because then I get to pick which colors I make stuff in, depending on what I particularly feel like doing :D I've always most identified with McGonagall (who is, of course, a Gryffindor), but oh well. Now that I have my Charmed Knits book, I can totally get started on stuff. Not that I have any idea what to start with - but I think I have some red and yellow wool around here, so perhaps a hat, or a "book scarf".

The sorting hat says that I belong in Ravenclaw!

Said Ravenclaw, "We'll teach those whose intelligence is surest."

Ravenclaw students tend to be clever, witty, intelligent, and knowledgeable.

Notable residents include Cho Chang and Padma Patil (objects of Harry and Ron's affections), and Luna Lovegood (daughter of The Quibbler magazine's editor).

The sorting hat says that I belong in Gryffindor!

Said Gryffindor, "We'll teach all those with brave deeds to their name."

Students of Gryffindor are typically brave, daring, and chivalrous.
Famous members include Harry, Ron, Hermione, Albus Dumbledore (head of Hogwarts), and Minerva McGonagall (head of Gryffindor).

Take the most scientific Harry Potter Quiz ever created.

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