Purls Just Wanna Have Fun!

"In the rhythm of the needles, there is music for the soul." --- from an old sampler

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Location: City by the Bay, California, United States

Who am I? Marisol, A brunette born and raised in San Francisco, CA. Likes: Reading, knitting, listening to music and drinking Mojitos (preferrably) under a canopy on a tropical beach. Dislikes: Having to clean and do laundry. It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it. When I grow up I want to be: An Artist and an Archeologist travelling the world in search of her next find! What I really am: A Project Manager, step-mother/mother/wife,obsessive knitter, happy

Sunday, February 26, 2006

I Did It!!!!! I finished my Armwarmers B4 the deadline!

Yeah, I spent pretty much all afternoon knitting up my second armwarmer and completed a whole day ahead of the deadline! Yipeee!!! I am so excited as i picked up a number of new skills on this small project: using double pointed needles to knit up the whole garment, cable cast on method, cabling... All foundation skills for good knitting:)

I will post pictures soon.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

One more day to go--Will I finish on time?

Well here we are the 10th day of the knitting olympics. I have one more arm warmer to knit and tons to do around home. I would have been done early this morning had I not made a huge mistake on my second armwarmer! I unfortunately did not follow directions closely enough and I had omitted the 1 1/2 stiches of rib at the beginning of the armwarmer. Of course it was not until I set them side by side to look at the color scheme that I realized that they looked different. Oh no! Of course I had to rip it back and start over this morning and I only have 24 hours left to go!!!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Let the Games Begin!

The Knitting Olympics Officially begin today! Yipee!!!

I am so excited I can hardly wait to cast on tonight as the torch is lit in Torino Italy. Not to mention, that there will be 4000+ Knitters around the world casting on with me (well virtually anyway). Yes thats right we are all joining the Yarn Harlot in the Winter Olympics Knitalong that she is hosting. I will be casting on to knit my "Hurry up Spring" Armwarmers. Once again, these will be a challenge for me as they requie, double pointed needles, cabeling and a thumb gusset. All of which are new to me. Here is a picture of some that someone else knit up.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Knitting Olympics Start Tomorrow

I've joined the knitting olympics. I cant wait to get started tomorrow night. I am planning on knitting up some arm warmers from Stitch and Bitch Nation. They look great in the picture let see how they turn out. This is a challenge for me since its the first time I will be knitting something other than a scarf, blanket, hat, or bag. The first time to work in thumbs and cabling. Yahoo!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

On the Sticks

1) Caleb's Toddler Blanket: A nice snuggle blanket for my baby
2) Black Plouf Garter Lace Scarf for Claudia at work - yarn is from ArtFbers
3) My so called scarf this one is for me --used Debbie Bliss Soho

To go on the Sticks soon:
1) Chemo cap for Knitting Pals by the Bay
2) "Hurry Up spring Armwarmers" featured in Stitch and Bitch Nation using Noro Kureyon colorway 95