Monday, December 18, 2006
I have recently, as in the past day or two, been pulled in to the addiction called, Podcast. Maybe I should have resisted. I knew it was coming the moment I decided to try them out. But somehow I rationalized this new possible obsession by thinking I wouldn't enjoy all 25 podcasts that I subscribed to. Certainly there would only be one or two that would demand thirty minutes to an hour of my already jam packed life. Of course I didn't actually end up enjoying all of them but there are quite a few that have grabbed my attention, and I'm only on number 12 of the 25. lckily not all podcasters update every day, week, or even month, so there may be days that I can get away without a podcast session at all. This is a good thing as long as I don't end up with podcast withdrawl which is very likely with any addiction. Well, crossing my fingers for the retainment of my sanity, here are the podcasts I have enjoyed so far:

Sticks and String


Pixie Purls

Ready Set Knit


Beyond podcasting, I have ventured to write down a list of all the projects I want to embark upon. Unfrtunately, knowing full well that I will never stick to such a list having made several predecessor to this current one. But, maybe, just maybe I can finish them all....yeah, maybe.So anyway, these are the projects on the needles at the moment:

The very late and slow going double knitted baby blanket (yes, it makes an appearance once again, and no I have not made anymore progress)-

The baby I've been knitting this for is approximately 3 months old now. It possibly could have been finished by now, but no, the curious incident of the child in the daytime has destroyed any progress that possibly could have taken place. Since said incident I have undertaken the following projects so this one will have to take a backburner until I'm able to reach the lovely supplier of all things Clover Bamboo thirty mins from my place of dwelling. I will also be purchasing this same brand of needles for this-

Maybe you've seen this before, or more like, you've probably seen this before. The needles I was using for it also broke although it wasn't to the fault of any children. Needless to say I'm going to be using bamboos from now on instead of the horribly irritating Needlemaster. Having said that I'll also be purchasing needles to replace my final on-the-needles project.
This, while the needles are in technical working order, is in need of a serious upgrade. I've been using my smallest length of cord in the needlemaster set because it's basically all I have left. This would be just fine and dandy (minus the hate of using a set of needlemasters) except that the cast on for this project was 156 stitches. Not so convenient for such a small length of cording.

Okay so although this project is somewhat annoying to try to keep on the needles (hence, the cute sockies on the end of my needles) I'm really quite excited about it. I was once again browsing the knitting web community and stumbled upon this wonderfulness at

Okay so maybe I'm not a huge Bruce Lee fan but my husband's best friend certainly is! And to make things even more convenient, he's currently engaged to my best friend. I certainly need something that will be just spectacular for their wedding gift and now I have it, or...well...them. As in two gifts. I can't very well give them BOTH the Bruce Lee throw (did I mention it's a throw?) so I had to come up with something else for her. I was having trouble until I discovered this-

I found it here. If you read the information on the link then you can see where the designer/knitter got all the different elements of the Afghan. I really love this. I am going to change quite a bit about it though. The leaves I want to make look like this-

I may use the bordering trees sparingly and the edging I'm definately doing the same. But I'm going to try and incorporate their initials into it and possibly the wedding date also. Is it bad that I'm stealing ideas from others and just tweaking them to my specifications? I hope the people who created these patterns and knitted works won't be upset by my copy-catting. Of course I won't be selling the pattern or even posting it as a freebie of my own. Hmmmm...

Okay, so this post is getting quite long so I'll just bother you with one more picture of the belt I knitted up the other day, and be done with it. (YES! Finally a finished project, nevermind how small ;P )


Posted by Elyse at 6:22 PM |


At December 19, 2006 at 9:39:00 AM CST, Anonymous Kelli said........
Thanks for the mention. I am as addicted as you are to podcasts - hence the decision to start my own. So - watch out - you may find yourself producing a podcast before long. Anyways, I hope I continue to "make the cut" as you work through your many podcasts.

At December 20, 2006 at 1:29:00 PM CST, Blogger Kelley said........
That Tree afghan is awesome! I may have to figure out my own pattern for something like that. That'd be a big challenge, but probably really fun.

At January 23, 2007 at 10:19:00 AM CST, Blogger Pixiepurls said........
wow that afghan is impressive! I'm so glad you enjoy the podcast!