Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I am a total, unequivicobalbblee wuss.
Today's snowfall -- as much as 5 inches in the Twin Cities -- could make for miserable traveling during the day and through the afternoon rush hour.
NEXT WEEK FOR REALS (CAPSLOCK OF SRSNESS). I mean... y'all meet up if you want, but I'm staying home.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Yuck! You guys! I don't want to leave the house today!! Also, Jumi is in Canahdia.

Check out next Monday, though. It's warming up! Almost thaw-like! So be ready for it, we're knitting next week ok?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's on!

I'm in, Amber's in, Jen's in. Let's do this sh*t.

Ooooor maybe not. See my comment pls.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Random helpful link.

Even increase calculator. It's saving my butt today, that is for sure!

As you were.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Anti-lock brakes...

... I have them. Ask me how I know!

Knitting today, right?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sweater Fail

I have a new sweater and it smells because I failed to wash the soap out.

Come smell me at knitting tonight! (Exciting, I know.)

ETA: Has the blog always been green?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Amber is out of town, and I love you guys but I'm not feeling the love, you know?

How about we meet up next week and tell tales of too much turkey?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

An Idea!

We should go back to Dunn Bros. one of these days.

How about today?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Are we doing this?

So, I'm not sure if Jumi is back in town today. Let's do a roll call. If 3 people commit to knitting, we knit.

Clearly, I plan on attending.

ETA: It's gross outside. No knitting.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Long Shot.

How does anybody feel about knitting at my place tomorrow night? I have coffee, tea, apple cider, and I could make brownies and popcorn or something. Oh, also I have CNN. I'm worried that otherwise, it's going to be a matter of surgical extraction of me from my teevee. (Although I could probably be persuaded to leave my home for a bit to pick up anyone who needed a ride?)

Other possibilities:

1) Y'all will be voting so you won't be able to be at knitting, thereby effectively cancelling knitting this week?

2) Meeting at Dunn Bros for the election-free environment of at least a couple hours (which, sorry guys, I don't think I'll be able to stand the withdrawl; also that is all we are probably going to hear about over there anyway)...


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It's cold outside

I saw this link and thought of y'all.

Who's going to knit tonight? I'm making some mittens.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Nicholas got drunk last Friday night. When I came home, this picture was my desktop.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Please stop me

Intervention Required
Originally uploaded by ellaislost
Guys, why can't you stop me from doing this to myself?

Who is coming to this week's intervention?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Guess who's published...

Remember Amber's awesome sweater?

Well, she's got the pattern for sale on Ravelry now. I've read it, and it's really brilliant (well, you can tell that from the pictures, but the way she's got everything laid out is super easy to follow) .

Great job, Amber!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Field Trip?

Hey folks,

Tiff is having a Pampered Chef party at her house tomorrow evening, and since I'm a sucker for kitchen gadgets, I propose we take Fight Knitting on the road and check out the goods.

Who's with me?

I don't want to post address info here, so if you're interested in coming comment or email me/Tiff and we'll hook you up.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


well, im just checking up to see who is going to be knitting tonight. i might be going, or doing this

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


For your amusement.

Also, who's in for today?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

knitting today

Hello? Is this thing on?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tuesday Twosome

First of all, t-shirt of win:

Second of all, knitting? I have pretties to show off.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Stupid Sweater Redux

I have a problem.

I am pulling together the pattern for the sweater so I can self-publish it through the ravelry. There has been some interest in the pattern.

I just don't know what (or if) I should charge. I'm not really super at the whole pretty pattern layout thing and I guess I'm bad at saying what my time is worth. Then there is the whole issue of errata and me feeling terrible if I publish a mistake when someone paid cashmoney for the pattern. Not charging would clearly obsolve me from guilt... or something close.

Anyway, either let me know in the comments or I'll be asking your opinions at knitting on Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Some things of note...

Have you seen Amber's awesome sweater yet? Here's the Ravelry link.

Also, ages and ages ago, Tiff sent me a link to a bunch of free amigurumi patterns on Lion Brand's website. I figured I should get around to posting that.

Let's do the knitting thing!

I have new yarn. It seems like reason enough to knit.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

let's do this thing!

Same bat time, same bat coffee shop.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Jumi Wins!

State fair knitting results are in. Jumi took second place in lot 319 - Lap robes. Congratulations! The blanket categories are super competative and we're all very proud of you.

I wonder if she hates me now for announcing this to the entire world.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Edit: Let's cancel this week.

We must meet today. Who's in?

The baby sweater is almost complete. I'm just sewing on some facings. I'm still super nervous about the steek job I did.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Yes, we're knitting tonight (MNDOT permitting).

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

no knitting tonight...

Amber is at summer camp, and Jen and I are thinking of doing National Night Out type stuff tonight, so we should probably call off knitting for this week, sorry!

To make up for it, here are some pretties:

The Twist Collective - New online knitting mag, patterns for sale
Knotions - New online knitting mag, patterns free
Interweave Knits Fall Preview
Vogue Knitting Fall Preview

See you next week!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

State Fair Info!

We keep talking about the State Fair. Now is the time to man up.

The general information for entering the 2008 Creative Activities competitions is here. Looks like the deadline for pre-registration is August 5th, and the actual entries have to be in between Sunday August 10th and Tuesday August 12th.

We get the entries back on September 3rd or 4th.

The interesting rules start on page 10 of this PDF. I'm somewhat curious to learn the reason behind Eligibility rule E.

The Hand Knitted Articles category starts on page 19. I think I'll be entering my blanket as a Lap robe (319), and Amber, you should enter your shawl in category 325. Will - I'm thinking that you are going to want to enter the Soft Toys categories 725 or 726 (pg 28).

Don't forget ladies (and gent), The State Fair reserves the right to reject any exhibit offered if it is objectionable in any way. This probably means no boobies, or merkins for that matter.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

They didn't take my needles on the plane!

Which means that I'll be able to knit tonight...exciting!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

tuesday thing.

i would like to knit tonight. it will be fun.

granted, knitting is pretty much all i've done lately...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Amber and I are losing massive amounts of braincells to the worst. training. ever. we require intelligent (and maybe a little depraved) conversation.

See you at 7.

Monday, July 7, 2008


I hope we're knitting tomorrow, I miss you guys aaaaaand google just made me jump through like sixteen different hoops to change my bloggy name. Frakin' google.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

engines are go

Are we knitting tonight, people? I think so.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

is this thing on?

You guys are coming to knitting, right?

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Knitting tonight? I'm still working on the sweater sleeves. I haven't worked on it much outside of knitting, so it's going pretty slow. If I knit on it half the time I thought about it, I would be done already.

Will, if you still have your problem, bring it in. :)

Friday, June 13, 2008

suprise! i dont get it

hey, im stuck on this pattern. im at the point where i inc 9 evenly on the two sides, do i still dec? whats going on? help!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

are you in, or are you out?

shall we knit?

We should also discuss plans (if any) for WWKIP Day on saturday.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Wake up! Time to knit!

So, the only project I brought with me is a complicated lace shawl. This should be interesting.

Who is going to come and help distract me?

Monday, June 2, 2008

Relay for Life

So, I'm doing Relay for Life this year. I haven't really been on top of the whole fundraising thing, which is very very bad. I think there are less than 2 weeks for me to get my act together and start talking to people (scary!). So my team is The Pacemakers. The link goes to our main team donation page. So if you can, please do so. You can click on my name to donate or you can just donate for the whole team. There is more information on the site that is much more eloquent than I'll ever be on why the fight against cancer is important.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

June 14: Knit in public day

It's a Saturday. Anyone interested?

Needleworks Unlimited is sponsoring it. Link!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Today is Tuesday. It's our thing. I'll be there if you will.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Is this thing on?

I might be late tonight, but I still want to knit. Who's in?

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

i'm not corn

but i am a flake! sorry!

this is what i want to make, i think. i like it, oppinions?
ta da!

ps, awesome mario crochet.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Maybe we'll see the shoplifters again

Are we on for tonight? I took Monday off, so I'm still a little fuzzy on what day of the week this is.

I may have attempted to learn how to spin this weekend. Because I need another time consuming hobby. Yay, Sheep and Wool Festival.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

It's Tuesday. It's what we do.

Who's coming to knitting tonight?

Also, is that storm I heard about this morning for real?

ETA: Super Mario Piranha Plant amigurumi

Friday, April 25, 2008

this time

im really ready to do some knitting! i have too much stuff to work on, and too many ideas. luckly there is always the stadby sweatervest to sew up (ugg!)
at lease i have THIS to keep me knitting and rocking out!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Weekly post of usualness.

I feel human for the first time in a few days, and I brought my knitting with me, so I think we should knit today.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

its about time

again, sorry to ditch out on thursday. im ready to knit tonight tho! i have to fix some sweatervest action...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

I <3 Coffee.

I would like to knit tonight since I brought my sweater with me, and we can strategize for Thursday. Y/Y/MFY?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

this post 100% rick astley free.

Let's knit tonight. I miss Ben.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

i want a ball winder

help! where/what?

On for tonight

I'm in. Anyone else coming? I don't think there is any more snow in our future.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

this is knitting

So, we're on for tonight, right? I have to make fingerless gloves for my little sister. Thank god she doesn't want Fetchings.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

It's only Tuesday, more coffee plz.

Who wants to knit tonight? I do, I do!

I have Malabrigo and a reversible cable scarf. It's not super fancy, but it's soft.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Paying Rent

I managed to lose my checkbook earlier this week. This was bad because I had to pay rent and the end of the month was coming sooner than normal. I had gotten the idea in my batshitcrazy head that the checkbook had fallen in the yarn stash. So I started to organize.

That's the leftovers from the good-good yarn. Notice my bad taste in TV. Yeah, I have no excuse.

This is unused good-good yarn. Ok, there is possibly some ok-good yarn that I have BIG PLANS for in the near future.

This is a pile of active projects and miscellaneous yarn. You can't tell, but there is a system. Any project that I liked enough, I threw into a plastic bag to keep all the supplies together.

I did eventually find my checkbook. It was in my old purse.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


I said this last week, but this week I'm REALLY not going to make it. I have to go to the mall and pickup something they're holding for me, and after that I am not up for driving all the way back up to the middle of the city. Sorry!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Check in plz.

Who's up for knitting tonight? I am!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Yarn Harlot is coming back!

The Yarnery is hosting the Yarn Harlot again now that her new book is almost released.

I dragged Amber to this last time around, and she seemed to enjoy herself despite the estrogen-rich environment and certain people being dorky about Canadian trivia.

I've got two tickets on hold for me at the Yarnery, you guys should grab tickets too!

(btw, I'm thinking of yarnventuring through St. Paul sometime this weekend, partially to pick up the tickets, and also because I have a hankering for something pretty, and I think that between Borealis, the Yarnery, and 3 Kittens, I should be able to find it).

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I almost forgot yarn.

I had to turn around and go back home when I was a block away because I realized I'm close to a color change and forgot to grab the color-change yarn. So, we're on for tonight right?

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Knit-Out 2008

Holy hell! I almost forgout about this.

February 16th and 17th.

I missed last year. So... maybe this year guys?

Handmaiden Minneapolis

Make Out Goods

So it's all handmade items... Sunday, February 10th at 10 AM at the uptown VFW. Click through for details and stuff. It looks like it could be fun. I'm lifting my ban on buying anything new in the month of February for this event only. I've justified it in my head, but I fear it isn't logical. Like, wanting to buy another messanger bag knowing full and well I have plenty of functional ones at home.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

We're knitting tonight...

... right?

No snow-pocalypse is scheduled for this evening as far as I know.

I turned down hockey tickets for knit night, so we better be meeting. :)

Monday, February 4, 2008

New Anti-Craft

New Anti-Craft
So, it's mostly crochet. Weird. Well, if anyone is interested in making little monsters and chainsaws in crochet... now would be the time.

Also, this is the 101st post on the blog...

edit: or possibly the 99th post on the blog. Our archives disagree with blogger's total.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Rapidly dropping temperatures accompanied by falling and blowing snow and biting winds creating wind chills of minus 20 to minus 35 degrees across much of Minnesota today will bring an abrupt end to a brief January thaw that saw a high of 43 degrees in the Twin Cities on Monday.
Dunno about you guys, but I might have to go straight home after work and huddle up with as many clothes as possible. What say you?

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Yarn has landed!

My bad, it IS Swish. That being said, I'm seriously in love with it. It's actually more purple than it looks on their site. Since I was torn between purple and grey, it's like a perfect combo of the two. Why oh why didn't I order a color card of the Swish? And it's so soft.

People are probably going to be mistaking me for Liv Tyler all over the place. Awesome.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

It's on

We're definitely definitely knitting tonight. Today was the first day of the semester, so I need to knit. :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

i just might

im not sure if im going to make it tonight, sorry. im just un aware of how im going to be feeling. im going to try to make it, and will most likely be late anyways, but there is a good chance that i dont even show up. sorry dudes!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Triumphant Return

We miss Ben. Let's go see him.