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

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Stitches West 2008

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Knitting a love song (Part 1)

I Love this video! I love knitting and found this very endeering:) Had I known how to knit as a teenager --this could have been me! Although I must say I don't remember having any unrequited Love:)

Friday, July 14, 2006

I've moved to a new site


Thanks for visiting. As of today you can find me here. I have created a new blogland home and cant't wait to have you over for Knitting fun:)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Summer of Socks - The Knit is On!

When I signed up for Summer of Socks I was elated as I had been obssesivly increasing my sock yarn stash. Fellow knitters warned me about socks being addictive. Little did I know that my obssesive compulsive personality would kick inn in this area too! When Zarzuela anounced this KAL I leaped at the opportunity to bust some of my humungous stash... I thought to myself --yeah! here is a golden opportunity to fill my sock drawer and bust some stash... Christmas presents may be a side bonus too:)

Picture of my small mountain of sock yarn thats been growing, growing, growing.... I will post prettier categorized pictures later.

Summer of Socks is in full swing at Chez Marisol's. I have 4 pairs on the needles and will be casting on for 2 more. Also, we are going camping in 2 weeks and I will be brining 2 to 3 of these puppies along for the ride. This should count for some vacation knitting as we are going camping out in Clear Lake.

Here are pictures of the various socks I am working on:

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Clapotis Fini!!!!! - Goooooollllllllllllll!!!!!!

Knitting for World Cup - What and Experience!
Wow, I actually made it with pleanty of time to spare. I finished it this morning before the final game started. But yesterday, truth be told, I was not sure I would make it. This morning I got up early and finished. This was a glorious moment as this garment was labor intensive. Fun but labor intensive. Anyhow, it was a great knit and I would consider making another. To make this I used Lornas Laces Lion and Lamb in Bittersweet. The same color as the original. I am glad I did, as I do love this colorway.

I must say though--that it was a bit ironic that I chose the bittersweet as it turned into a bittersweet experience when I ran out of yarn 2 rounds into the decrease rows. I ended up getting an adittional skein from my LYS. Unfortunately, it was from a different die lot. But oh well--what is a desperate woman to do under such circumstances? I was trying to beat the deadline and complete this before the end of World Cup!!!

Without further ado Here is my Bittersweet Clapotis:

Friday, June 30, 2006

Out with the Blue and In with the Purple

But not so fast. Before we move forward and delve into the purple... Here a couple of Blue Finished Objects:
On the left is a pair of Ragmittens and on the right is a Purl Lace Scarf. Both yarns are fom Insubordknit:

June was a good knitting month --I definetly did better than May. There was only one item of all of those on my list that I was not able to complete: The Felted Clogs. However, this was beyond my control as I needed 2 colorways of the selected yarn and I did not realize that until I was about to cast on. I placed an order but it was un-avoidably detained. The good news is that the clogs will be in varying shades of blue, violet, indigo--all the shades of blue and purple. Thus, they will be a good transitionary project.

Now moving into July... Here is a shot of the purple stash I will be busting through and a couple of projects I have in mind:

On the left is Carla--Lolly isnpired me to knit my first sweater and this seems like a good starter garment. On the right, is a Fiber Trends Sheep tote that I have been meaning to make --but held off 'til August in honor of PS.

Project Spectrum's Theme of the month is all things Purple!

With that in mind here is a song for you:

Purple People Eater:

Well I saw the thing comin' out of the sky
It had the one long horn, one big eye.
I commenced to shakin' and I said "ooh-eee"
It looks like a purple people eater to me.

It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater.
(one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater)
A one-eyed one-horned, flyin' puple people eater
Sure looks stange to me. (one eye?)

Well he came down to earth and lit in a tree
I said Mr. Purple People Eater don't eat me
I heard him say in a voice so gruff
I wouldn't eat you cuz you're so tough

It was a one-eyed, one-horned flyin' purple people eater
one-eyed, one-horned flyin' purple people eater
one-eyed, one-horned flyin' purple people eater
Sure looks strange to me. (one horn?)

I said Mr. Purple People Eater, what's your line
He said it's eatin' purple people and it sure is fine
But that's not the reason that I came to land
I wanna get a job in a rock and roll band

Well bless my soul, rock and roll, flying purple
people eater. Pidgeon-toed, undergrowed, flyin'
purple people eater (we wear short shorts)
Flyin' purple people eater
sure looks strange to me.

And then he swung from the tree and lit on the
ground. He started to rock, really rockin' around
It was a crazy little ditty with a swingin' tune
(sing aboop boop aboopa lopa lum bam boom)

Well, bless my soul, rock and roll
flyin' purple people eater.
Pigeon-toed, undergrowed, flyin' purple peopleeater.
Flyin' little people eater
Sure looks strange to me. (purple people?)

And then he went on his way, and then what do
you know. I saw him last night on a TV show.
He was blowing it out, a'really knockin' em dead
Playin' rock and roll music through the horn in
his head

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Knitters Hodge Podge Post

I have been meaning to blog for some days on a number of different things. Some Items I received from my SP8, the progress on my Clapotis, some awesome project bags that I acquired through trade, and late breaking news on the Petals Collection.

So lets begin with my SP8. Earlier this month she had surprised me with the most beautiful set of swarovski crystal stitch markers. I have used these several times--most recently to keep track of where I should be dropping stitches on my Clapotis. Through several email exchanges I mentioned that I was in need of some more of these and that I was looking to purchase some. She is so awesome!!! that she in no time whipped up another 25 markers and dropped those in the mail to me with additional goodies (some handspun purple yarn, lollipops, and pink pen). Needles to say, I was jumping up and down when I got her post and saw what was inside. Thanks SP8 --You Rock! Here they are along with Clapotis in progress:

Next in line are a couple of project bags that my new blog pal Leah made for me. I was visiting Teyani's blog and came across the prettiest Sock Project bags... Teyani mentioned that she had received these from Leah. I quickly contacted her and entered into a little deal of my own. Here is what I scored:

Note: This all transpired prior to me entering the KSKS sock bag kitting project.

On the Sock Yarn front: I had signed up for the Petals Sock Club over at Sundara Yarns and I received my first shipment yesterday. This is a 6 months subscription but now that I have received my first shipment--I can already tell that I will need to extend my membership and go for the full year! Be still my heart! Look at this package of sock yarn goodness:) Isn't it Divine?