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KIPping at last!

  • May. 21st, 2009 at 5:29 PM
knittykat: Hello Kitty face, knitted by me. (Default)
Finally, I have discovered the joys of KIPping (Knitting In Public, for those of you who don't speak Knitting)! Usually the things I'm working on are too big/take too much yarn/are too annoying to take places for me to be able to do this, but last week I was showing [personal profile] ghosts how to knit and so I took so yarn and needles along with me so I'd have something to do while she worked on her piece.

Out of this came two dishcloths. They're those ones that apparently people's grandmothers make, the ones on the diagonal. I'd never made one before, so that was fun. I also now want to play more with cotton yarn, and have bought some Lily Sugar N' Cream so I can do so. (I think I actually want to make a skirt or shorts out of it... cotton's nice and light, and seems to be a good thing for summer!)

While I was on my way home on the bus, a couple of girls sitting across from me admired my backpack (the Hello Kitty one - the front panel of it is my icon) and were asking me about knitting. We had a nice conversation, as I'm always happy to share the joy of knitting with others! You'd think it was a religion or something. ;P

As for what I'm working on now... I'm making a GIR. His head and body are finished, but he still needs limbs and eyes. Wonder if I can also make him a cute little doggie suit?

Also... it's really hot lately. This makes me disinclined to do much of anything... and oddly, I've been finding myself betraying my natural hide-in-the-basement tendencies and instead laying in the sun and getting a tan (which normally I hate). Any suggestions for light/small/summer-type knitting projects?

Comments

mu: (Zim: piggies for science)
[personal profile] mu wrote:
May. 21st, 2009 09:45 pm (UTC)
you are knitting... Gir?

I love Gir!!!

*bookmarks pattern*
knittykat: Hello Kitty face, knitted by me. (Default)
[personal profile] knittykat wrote:
May. 21st, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC)
YES. It also doesn't help that I've been watching all of Invader Zim, so obviously I'm totally in GIR mode right now!

*squees at having spread the knit-GIR love!*
mu: (Zim: piggies for science)
[personal profile] mu wrote:
May. 21st, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
my husband and I are huge Invader Zim fans. haha, his car is named Zim and mine is Gir. after I named mine, I suddenly realized that maybe naming a complicated mechanical device after a robot that frequently and joyfully malfunctions may not have been smart... but Gir has not lived up to its namesake (knock on wood) :)

what's your favorite episode? mine is the one with WAFFLES :)
knittykat: Hello Kitty face, knitted by me. (Default)
[personal profile] knittykat wrote:
May. 21st, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
*laughs* Actually, it's the fear of malfunction that led me to name my main HD Willow and the external Kaylee - I figure a computer whiz and a mechanic are good influences!

I like the Mysterious Mysteries one, where none of the stories match up!


[personal profile] ames wrote:
May. 21st, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
I'm a big fan of socks for the small, light, take-along project. I almost always have a pair going - I've got an hour commute to work, so that's roughly two hours of knitting time! If I'm focused (or on a deadline) I can do a pair of easy socks in two weeks.
knittykat: Hello Kitty face, knitted by me. (Default)
[personal profile] knittykat wrote:
May. 21st, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
I've only made one pair of socks - do you use DPNs or circs?
[personal profile] ames wrote:
May. 21st, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC)
I use DPNs, five at a time (four holding the sock, one to knit with). I gave Magic Loop a try, a couple of tries, and it's just not for me, and two circs just got too confusing. DPNs are awesome, once you get the hang of them, and the needles themselves come in handy.
ghosts: (Default)
[personal profile] ghosts wrote:
May. 22nd, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
You got me knitting, I got you tanning. Win-win.
knittykat: Hello Kitty face, knitted by me. (Default)
[personal profile] knittykat wrote:
May. 24th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
Indeed! But only for you will I brave the Day Orb!
ghosts: (Default)
[personal profile] ghosts wrote:
May. 24th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
*scratches shoulders* I think I'm taking a break from it.
knittykat: Hello Kitty face, knitted by me. (Default)
[personal profile] knittykat wrote:
May. 24th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
That might just a be a good idea.

*is half-considering going outside to get sun on legs* cuz yeah. came home, put on shorts.
ghosts: (Default)
[personal profile] ghosts wrote:
May. 24th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
Woke up, put on shorts.
knittykat: Hello Kitty face, knitted by me. (Default)
[personal profile] knittykat wrote:
May. 24th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
I thought it was gonna be a lot colder than it was!
ghosts: (Default)
[personal profile] ghosts wrote:
May. 24th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
I thought it would rain---WE WERE BOTH DECEIVED.
knittykat: Hello Kitty face, knitted by me. (Default)
[personal profile] knittykat wrote:
May. 24th, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
Yes. Yes we were. *shakes fist at sky*
ghosts: (Default)
[personal profile] ghosts wrote:
May. 24th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
DON'T TAUNT THE RAIN-GODS. I WANT TO WALK THE BROW IN THE MORNING FOR INSPIRATION AND IF IT STORMS DOWN ON ME ILL MAKE IT RAIN IN YOUR BEDROOM.
knittykat: Hello Kitty face, knitted by me. (Default)
[personal profile] knittykat wrote:
May. 24th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
I'm not taunting! Merely expressing my confusion. :P

Also, there is apparently 0% chance of rain for tomorrow ^_^
ghosts: (Default)
[personal profile] ghosts wrote:
May. 24th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA you looked.


Also, how do I uh, tie-off or cast-off? FIX ITTTT. I WANNA FINISH MY KNITTING AND GET ANOTHER RECTANGLE THING DONE.
knittykat: Hello Kitty face, knitted by me. (Default)
[personal profile] knittykat wrote:
May. 24th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
I have a widget - all I have to do is click it and it gives me info!

As for casting off... knit two stitches. Then pull the one further down the stick (toward the non-pointy end) over the one closer to the pointy end and off. Then knit another stitch and repeat. when you get to the last stitch, pull the yarn through it and pull tight. Then you'll be done!
ghosts: (Default)
[personal profile] ghosts wrote:
May. 24th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
Widget...? Where?

Also that confuses me. I'd need to find a vid on YT. Also, is it sad I just realized yer header has two cats curled together as hearts?
knittykat: Hello Kitty face, knitted by me. (Default)
[personal profile] knittykat wrote:
May. 24th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
WIdget is from the weather network: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/desktop/weathereye/?ref=pbox_home_wxeyeperm

Casting off video: http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/casting-off

First one, blue button (English method).
ghosts: (Default)
[personal profile] ghosts wrote:
May. 24th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I had the WeatherEye. I'll check that video out in a few---writing something that came to me while on the john, go figure!
knittykat: Hello Kitty face, knitted by me. (Default)
[personal profile] knittykat wrote:
May. 24th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
Hee, okay ^_^