~viva las vegas~

30 11 2006

(cue music: viva las vegas….viva las vegas…viva…viva……..las vegas!!!!!)

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viva las vegas!!

holy semolians, batman!! it’s been weeks since i’ve posted a thing on this blog!!! admittedly, there hasn’t been much to post. my knitting has slowed down to a crawl. i have been working night shift (something my circadian rhythms are rebelling against)…and i also just returned from a trip from las vegas!!

-sidenote-

how is the heck do you all knit so gosh darn fast? i’m lucky to fit in a half hour of knitting a day! after my nieces’ gifts were finished, i’ve started nothing! nothing i say! and i am burnt up about it.

-/sidenote-

speaking of my nieces. they were tickled when they received their fingerless glove and scarf sets. ally, the four year-old, wore them for the rest of the trip – even though it was a balmy 65 degrees during the day!! when they left she said “auntie tani, have you seen my gloves?” ….i told her that her mother packed them away but if she couldn’t find them then she should call me, cuz i would make another set for her. wow. the heart just melts when a 4-year old smiles at you.

here are the gloves in action (forgive the overexposure):

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she loves the gloves!! (and her pringles)

did i get any knitting done during travel? well, a little. i whipped out the birthday yarn that gena gave me and found a pattern that sort of reminded me of the open meshed fabric walls that one sees on military tents. you can’t see it in the pic, but i’m also wearing a camo tank. (i wanted to match my knitting!!!)

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“the camo lace sock”
ribbed lace pattern from sensational knitted socks

lorna’s laces shepherd sock in camouflage (0708)
57g / 215 yds m ; 75% superwash wool 25% nylon
started: november 22, 2006
needles: 2 circulars, #1 addi turbos
changes: used short row heel/toe (because i didn’t have other needles on the airplane!!)

i was hoping big time for major pooling, but the yarn neatly striped. still, i’m rather pleased with it. and despite the probably 8 hours total travel time, i barely have the first sock finished!! i am almost to the toe. 😦 maybe it’s the fact that the pattern is 24 rows…but i certainly couldn’t memorize it. instead of taking the book along, i charted the pattern in an excel spreadsheet which i could read from my palm pilot. like this:

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it was quite handy in the plane, where i was cramped for space a bit. how cute is that? and it is so much easier to type into excel on the computer than to input everything on the palm. i have databases of my wips/fo/stash, too!! anyway, las vegas was a blur of family fun, gambling and eating!! but i managed to squeeze in a stop to a lys…i’ll post a picture of my (small) souvenir soon.

it’s nice to be back! hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!!

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5 responses

30 11 2006
Valerie in San Diego

ooh! Palm Pilot charting very clever!!

30 11 2006
Matty

I definately need to figure out how to use excel to chart stuff on my palm. maybe even see if I can load stitchmaker 3D onto it. HHMMMMMMmmmmmmm. glad to see you didn’t return from vegas broke and homeless!

30 11 2006
Shelley

Those gloves are cute! Glad she liked them. I love the way your sock is looking too!

1 12 2006
Stacey

What a great little gadget!!!! Much easier and less cumbersome than a whole page to carry around. I love that camo color….

Cute gloves! I love the fun fur trim! Perfect for kids!

1 12 2006
Carol

Glad you’re back! I was thinking od starting a database for my stash too. Easier than searching the house to see if there’s enough for a sweater or something. Nicely done!

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