The call of the yarn is strong

Girl Wonder Twin and yarn
I promise this pic is not posed. I left the yarn near her while I grabbed a pamper and she grabbed it. I ran to get the camera and she had latched onto the needle case too. The call is strong. That’s the cast on for Wicked (in Knitpicks superwash), maybe one of her wonder twin powers will be knitting. If I keep leaving it next to her maybe she’ll knit the sweater for me. ;)

Never ending Marigold

I feel like I have been knitting on Ms. Marigold forever. I promised my sister that I would knit Wicked for her by the time the fall semester starts and I would like to leave myself lots of time. SO, that means Ms. M is going on a time out. Despite the fact that I have decreased several stitches it still seems huge.Ms. Marigold goes....

I have big plans for this summer and I’m curios to see how much I can get done.
Here’s the run down:
Finish editing my script for this competition
Finish a short (20 pgs or less) & TV script (1 hour drama) for the same competition
Finish my book for this contest
Knit Wicked for my sis
Knit Missy a back to school Tomten

This seems do-able for someone without my other responsibilities like taking care of four, make that five, people and all that that entails. My oldest graduated yesterday.
Missy's Kindergarten graduation

It’s bittersweet for me since she has to change schools, but I’ll worry about that in September. I hope her sweater will ease the transition. (I know wishful thinking).We’ll see.

I wish that I could share story ideas with you guys. It’s the sort of thing you need feed back on. I think that my sister and husband have taste to similar too mine to point out all of the flaws in my ideas.

Wardrobe Refashion

Well here goes nothing!
Become a Refashionista too!

The Pledge
I Wanett, pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of “new” manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 2 months. I pledge that shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoated, recylcled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftyness brings!
Signed Wanett

The Rules
1. No buying new! (handmade is excepted; So this allows for Etsy purchases etc!!) All clothing must be Recycled, Renovated, Preloved or Thrifted, or Handmade only for the term. Employment related and special needs clothing (ie sports, school), shoes and undies are excepted from the rules, although you are encouraged to have a go at making these.
2. In extreme circumstances, maybe a special event, or the worlds greatest and most amazing never to be repeated sale that you simply can not pass up, you may use the Get out of Refashionista Jail Free card. You are able to use this card once during the 2 month part of your contract; ie 1 for 2 months, 2 for 4 months etc. Of course you need to fess up on the blog and display the button!
3. You must post on the blog at least once a week to let the community know what you’ve been up to. This will not only give you brag points, but inspire and encorouge others! Of course you need to display the button on your blog and have copied the pledge in at least one post, and provide a link to your pledge under the button.
4. You need to be honest and admit when you’ve fallen off the Refashionista Wagon! Go directly to Refashionista Jail, do not pass GO and do not collect $200! Apply for parole once there.

Don't let muggles talk you out of packing your knitting

My favorite cookiesThese cookies bring back some of my most found childhood memories. Carefree summers, picnics in the park, and the best of the times I had with my mother. Now I enjoy them, too often maybe, with my children making new memories for myself and for them. If I keep making these memories so often I will be as big as a house soon ;) This picture is actually comprised of two childhood memories the canisters behind the cookies were my mothers. She used them in the first place we lived together when I was a kid. More good times.

Oh, I know fellow knitters will appreciate this. The night before graduation I packed everything that I would need. My bag felt remarkably light and I couldn’t figure out why. Suddenly it occurred to me that I hadn’t packed my knitting. So I tossed it in the bag and my sister laughed and said she was going to take it out. In the morning I felt silly so I took it out. Well the whole nervous cab ride to the school, the entire squelching hot gradation and on the ride home all I could think was “I wish I had my knitting”. I could have finished Ms. Marigold. When I said this to my sister she just rolled her eyes at me. The nerve. It was her fault that I left it. The lesson here: Don’t let muggles talk you out of packing your knitting.

Graduation Day!

Well if I knew that my reward for years of hard work would be roasting in the sun for two hours I might not have looked forward to it so much ;) It feels sort of unreal but very nice. After some initial “ohmygodwearegoingtobelate” hysteria we made it and I marched in feeling proud and excited and really F@#$(*G HOT. People were peeling of robes and jackets like the skin off a banana. All down and bouncy hairdos became pinned up sweat soaked messes. All fancy dresses become scrunched versions of their previous selves. But a good time was had by all.

Here is the dress I wore today.
Film Department Party
And with the two(one)-toned shrug.
Film Department Party

Here’s a tip: Don’t plan to show off your knitting skills by wearing a shrug on a day that may be 90 degrees. Also don’t take pictures for your blog after sitting in 90+ degrees for several hours. Always take those pictures before. My head is cut off in that shot because I looked like those guys in Grand Central station spit shined my face like a pair of shoes.

Pattern: Two-toned shrug from Fitted Knits
Yarn: TLC Cotton Plus in cream, less than two skeins.
Needles: Denise size 8 and 6 (pattern uses size 5 but mine were in use)
Size: 17 inches across mid-back

Things were constantly coming out small so I went larger on purpose and it worked out well. I also like the ribbing on the size 6 needles too. I don’t care for super tight ribbing. It also helped immensely that I remembered to use larger needles to bind off. My BO rows are severely tight on my partially done Bulky mini cardi. Overall me likes :) Next up finishing Ms. Marigold and the start of something Wicked from Zephyr Style for my baby sis.