Monday, April 30, 2007

SP Is Unbelievable!

Thank You Thank You Thank You Secret Pal. You are beyond amazing.

Just check out all this awesomeness I got today:

What you are seeing is a beautiful Estee Lauder gift set, three skeins of awesome red Kolibri ( I think?) yarn (it's Norwegian), a picture frame, Knit Socks! Book, Vogue Knitting Felting On the Go Book, and a very cute pattern and blocker for a mini sock. This package is so unbelievably generous and wonderful. Words can not express. Here are some close ups.

I haven't been knitting much. School's getting a little crazy here at the end. I want to knit, but feel like the minute I start something, I'll refuse to do any school work, and that's really not ok. I've been knitting a little of the Hufflepuff scarf, but really haven't made any progress.

Ambrrr on the other hand is amazing. Check this out:

It's Ambrrr and her currently blocking Clementine Shawlette. Check out more here.
Also, so she doesn't get mad that I put up this ridiculous picture of her, here's an awesome one of me that she took while I was trying to talk to my mom.

<3 uhlissa


I have finished my Clementine Shawlette! Here it is blocking on my bed:

I pinned it down and spritzed it, I didn't want to risk stretching it out with a water soak. Also, our sink is kind of small. D: I am horrible at blocking, though. I hope it doesn't mess my shawl all up.

This is all I pretty much did today. Now, I guess I'll finish up that Dreamswatch.... perhaps. Or I'll give my hands a rest.

Oh, who am I kidding? Dreamswatch, here I come!

<3 Ambrrr

Friday, April 27, 2007


Haha, Final Review is finally over! Hurrah for that!

The Knitty Surprise(s) are out too, but I'm not really into any of them. This one, Arietta, seems nice, but I don't have the patience for that. It uses KnitPicks Shine Sport, which I'm using in my Clementine Shawlette! It's a good yarn.

Man, what I really want to do next is the Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Specifically, in STR Farmhouse and Watermelon Tourmaline. It seems to be popular for that project. Also, I just want some STR. D:

Whew, time to sit on my bed and work on this Shawlette. Tomorrow is much adventuring, to IHOP and Two-Story-Targets and dress shopping. Perhaps photos? WHO KNOWS?

PS- As always, here's a pic of Kitsune, this time chillin' with his lantern. Kitsune is so awesome!

Keep cool, my babies.

<3 Ambrrr

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I am simultaneously spoiled and cursed.

Wow, another amazing present from my SP - a Papa John's gift card! Whoo! Now I don't have to worry about food while I'm putting my final document together for Studio. Thanks so much, SP! :D

The "cursed" part of the title is the fact that my final review for Studio was cancelled today, and moved to Friday due to massive printing errors and plotter failure. Normally people are excited when their due dates are pushed back, but Studio is another matter. I have been up for many days, working very late hours and working very hard to prepared myself for today. It's almost a slap in the face to everyone who worked so hard. But I digress.

This schedule rearrangement doesn't bode well for me. That means... I have to go to work on Thursday and finish up some sketches there, and review on Friday. I guess knitting is put off until Friday night and Saturday! Boo.

<3 Ambrrr, who is going to take a nap.

Monday, April 23, 2007


The yarn I ordered to make the sweater I've decided is my goal for the summer has arrived.

9 beautiful balls of Classic Yarns Soft Lux in Mist.

The sweater I've chosen is called Britannia.

I'm refusing to buy the appropriate needles until I am at home and done with school, or else I'll just fail all of my exams.

Pictures will happen later this week when Ambrrr's review is over and I can steal her camera.

So Excited!!!

<3 uhlissa

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Alive, I Promise

Once again, I disappeared. I'm sorry.
Not much knitting going on round here.
Been working kind of on a scarf from some yarn I bought at a sale last weekend. It's alright. Not too excited about it.
I've been crossstitching a bit, but I'm onto the backstitching, which just isn't fun, and therefore takes forever.
My yarn is being shipped today for the sweater I've decided to make. I'm not starting it til after school and I'm back in Dallas. Or I'm going to try and resist the temptation and actually study and do well on my finals.
I'm so ready to be done with this school nonsense.
Only 14 more days! I think. I might not be able to count.

<3 uhlissa
I'll update again next time I actually do something useful.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Not even poking my head in, just my hand...

Quick update from Studio - I got my SP10 package today! Some really beautiful stitch markers, beaded to look like little flowers. They're amazing. Thank you so much, SP!

Again, here is my foxy friend (whom I have named "Kitsune," and the first person to tell me why in the comments gets a post dedicated to them), this time looking at the stars. I got this image at 2:30AM. D:

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Edited: Some quick photos of the placemarkers and the awesome card that came with them!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Uh, whoops.

Uhlissa and I have been conspicuously absent from The Blogger recently, due to overwhelming studio work on my part and business school madness on hers. I didn't even get a chance to knit this weekend, and this upcoming weekend is the one before Final Review. So after I recover on the 26th, I'll finish that Clementine Shawlette like a madwoman. I'm at the "repeat the pattern for 15 inches" part, so that'll take around a day and a half, or two.

Oh, I should probably book my plane ticket home soon. So much to do!

PS Because I have no knitting photos for you, here is the little fox that lives in my Google homepage, playing the ... lute? I love him!

<3 Ambrr

Sunday, April 8, 2007

A Reasonable Explanation

Y halo thar, guyfs!

I am bad at posting. So here are the two things that are just mega:

ONE: I got my first SP10 package, and my SP is AWESOME!!!

What you see here are a very sweet card, two skeins of Patton's SWS in Natural Earth, One Skein, a ridiculously funny bunny-stacking game, a candle, a row counter, a tape measure, assorted stamps, a cute spool of ribbon, place markers (green and purple! eee!), two Easter Egg ornaments,a pile 'o choco eggs, a choco bunny and lots of plastic eggs, which hid most of the choco eggs. I am eating some of the chocolates as I write this. Uhlissa and I have been going through One Skein, trying to decide what to make. I'm wobbling between trying to figure out crochet to make one of the purses, and the Cable Footies. Hurrah! A start to my knitting book library!

TWO: I'm halfway done with the Clementine Shawlette! Knitpicks Shine Sport is amazing to work with, very smooth and pleasant. Since, as mentioned before, I have gross sweaty hands everyone once in a while I have to take a break and let it cool down a little, or else it starts to get a little resistant to knitting.

Clementine ShawletteThis was before I finished the first half. Two skeins of yarn per half, it seems. So I was right on the money with 4 skeins.

Clementine Shawlette Stitch Definition
A closer look at the stitch pattern. The second photo washes out the blue, which is deeper. The first photo is a better. It's a quite fun and easy pattern, I'd recommend picking up Interweave Knits just for it!

Have a Happy Easter, everyone!

PS Here I am being a turtle on Uhlissa's bed. TURTLE!!

Friday, April 6, 2007

Hedera Socks & Updates

I finished my Hedera socks today!

Pattern: Hedera from Knitty
Yarn: Knit Picks' Palette in Hyacinth

Also, check out the following posts that have been updated with pictures:

<3 uhlissa

Thursday, April 5, 2007


I was very excited when my accounting professor let us go early, because it's a long weekend, and no one wanted to be there. Then, my day got even better when I checked my mail and got a package from my secret pal! She has outdone herself. It's so amazing. Yarn spun especially for me, mints, a very cute picture/card holder (hard to explain, but adorable), piggy tissues!, a book of crosswords and a very nice edition of Willa Cather's My Antonia. And once again, everything was wrapped beautifully. I'm absolutely in love with the whole box. It's so springy and fun.
Ambrrr should be available this evening for pictures, so hopefully I'll finally get pictures of this box and the last!
Thank you so much, Secret Pal, you have made this one of the best days ever.
<3 uhlissa

Update! Pictures:

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Post #50, 50th Excuse

Whoo, 50 posts! Muy exciting.

Sadly this post is mostly fulla excuses. Uhlissa and I are both knitting, but rather sporadically around classes. I'm working on my Clementine, as the yarn finally arrived a week or so ago. It's going pretty quickly, but I fear I am not making gauge. I would not really know, as I am Anti-Swatch. The only swatch I'll own is the one that goes on my arm.

Anyways, yeah. That's about it for me. I'm gathering things and whatnot for my SP10 this weekend, when Uhlissa and I have our A+ Adventures.

Mas mas photos in an upcoming post, and also maybe less excuses! Maybe.

Peace up, A-town down,

<3 Ambrrr