Wednesday, December 29, 2010

interholiday knitting?

Who is in town/with me?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

knitting tonight?

It's amazing how much progress one can make on a sweater when one actually has time to knit said sweater (and isn't distracted by a billion other projects).

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bleak Mid-Winter Knitting?

I need help. I cannot motivate myself to finish my mittens! There is no good reason for it either, they are a perfectly good pair of mittens.

Is anyone going to be at knitting tonight? If the weather turns awful, I may not make it, but I'm punting on that decision right now.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

attention span

Right now, I can concentrate on Civil Procedure for about 90 seconds at a time. The only thing that's getting me through is the promise that if I finish on time, I get to knit tonight.

You guys are coming to help distract me, right?

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Dudes. I had a final yesterday and my next paper isn't due until Monday and I am so excited to come to knitting that I have TWO (2) sweaters to cast on and I am posting before 8am.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sorry for the late post.

Please knit with me tonight. I have three four five sweaters I'm working on.

ETA: I don't think anyone else can make it and there's rain (?), so I'm going to stay home.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Let's Not Fight Tonight.

Let's have a knitting support circle to lick our electoral wounds instead, k?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

No more classes!

The kitchen design course is done, so I'll be at knitting tonight (barring weather apocalypse). I'm making another sweater. I need an intervention.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

yay knitting!

I'm knitting thrummed mittens -- I'm not sure how I feel about the process.

So come to dunn bros. and watch me spray roving every-which-way.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sharing is caring

Nicholas found this store called Accent Store Fixtures which has inexpensive dress forms. It was like a Narnia of torsos with separate rooms for men and women.

Consider this my apology for not being at knitting tonight. Nicholas signed us up for a kitchen design course.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

So, apparently Muse is a Twilight thing now?

That makes me feel a little dirty.

But laser cowboys from Mars make everything much better. So you should click here and watch this video, because I can't embed it.

Seriously do it, because there are also robots.

Also, you should come to knitting.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Now since that's out of the way...

I've been reading through this fit guide and it's been pretty amazing. It might even get me to change the way I dress myself (or at least change the way I knit my sweaters).

See you tonight.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

steek my heart

as promised, i will bring the shame sweater in hopes for some steeking of button holes and many helpful "oh's". also, knitting gauge swatch for dropps design. thats right, come bear witness of me making gauge swatches! (ten bucks says it still wont fit)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Does September have Ides?

I donno, but I know I'll be knitting.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


i am thinking about knitting this in black. also ordering from knitpicks to do so. feed back, and or ideas? perhaps even peeps in on an order?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

who turned summer off?

All of a sudden, it's time to break out the cold weather accessories.  Too bad I haven't finished knitting this year's cold-weather accessories yet.

Let's work on that tonight, shall we?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Amber is in Iceland

Dunn Bros. is still pretty awesome though, so we shouldn't be too jealous.

See you tonight?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Not the knitting kind this time either. Sorry guys, I'm out.

As a piece offering, I present these:

Is this thing on?

I've never tried to post on here..

And the first time I am, it's to say that chances are good that I won't be there. Maybe if I don't fall asleep during happy hour after work, though, I'll show up.

But feel free to knit (and talk about furries) without me!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I've been putting my foot in my mouth a lot lately. If you need some lulz, come to knitting.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What's this?

What's this? What's this?
We're knitting on a Wednesday?

I don't have enough caffeine in me to make a whole song out of this, so I'll just see you guys tonight!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


We're switching to Wednesdays next week. So, no fight knitting on Tuesday, August 10th (you can fight amongst yourselves if you'd like), but we'll be back on Wednesday, August 11th (7pm, Loring Park Dunn Bros).

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Last Tuesday?

So, we are definitely knitting tonight, and it sounds like we are going to switch to Wednesdays as of next week, August 11th.

I'll update the banner after tonight.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

How you like [my knitting] now?

See you tonight!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Knitting retreat, anyone?

Hey, dudes. So I think I've told some of you, but I'm going to Iceland for a knitting retreat with Ysolda Teague as the guest teacher. Tour Linky I know nothing about Icelandic knitting, but I'm hoping to make up for it through sheer enthusiasm.

And I heard there are still a few spots open on the tour, so if you're in need of a vacation (I *so* need one), you should come with me. Three words: Geothermal hot tub!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

knit it! knit it good!

Apparently Devo is still making albums. Apparently we're also knitting tonight.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

but you were the chosen one!

Uh oh... now we're on to prequel references. We can make plans to not watch those at knitting tonight.

Oh well, here's some classic loving for you...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I will definitely be at knitting tonight. I have boring sleeves that need to be knit (even though they're probably wrong). Company would be appreciated!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I've got a bad feeling about this....

I'm working late tonight, so no knitting for me.

I hope you guys will have fun, even though it's a trap.

If you want, you can tell me that you'll miss me, but I'll just say "I know."

I hope this makes up for things:

p.s. Jen! Why do the youtubes break the template? Can you make it more blue?!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

they knit, and knit

and knit and knit and knit...

--knit knit knit
knit knit knit--

It's the Dunn Bros & Fight Knitter's Show!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

presented without comment

See you tonight!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

There Will Be Knitting

I plan on being there tonight. So does Jumi.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

late withdrawal

Sorry folks, I'm out for the evening.

Have fun!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

twice in a fortnight!

I bet I can do it... can you also?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Late Post..

But I still plan on going tonight. And Jumi said she wouldn't bail this time.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May! (be we should knit?)

We are going to be losing Jen for a while after tonight :(

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

[insert witty title here]

It's Tuesday.

You know what to do.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

split loyalties!

Franklin Habit is speaking about historical knitting at the Minnesota Knitter's Guild meeting tonight.

But, it's at the Textile Center, and parking will be weird, and dude... strangers.

So Amber and I at least are going to be at Dunn Bros for our regularly scheduled hijinks.

Jane plays well with others, so I think she's planning on chillin' with Franklin tonight.

Where do _you_ stand?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

the bad news...

Is that I have homework to do tonight.

The good news is that it's knitting homework for Yarnover this weekend.

So, I might as well knit with you guys.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Adventures in Sizing

There is nothing quite like the realization that you have to make a bigger size, and thus need more yarn. Sigh. Thankfully, The Yarnery is awesome and not only still has what I need in my dye lot, they are holding it for me to pickup tonight.

If, after I drive from S Mpls to the cute part of St Paul, if I feel like trekking back over to near downtown Mpls, then I will be at knitting. It's likely, I think. However, I will not be there as early as I usually am.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

See you tonight?

I'll be there by 7! Hope to see you too!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Last week's post is still making me LOL, thx.

But this week, we are on! I am going to knit, even though Richard Alpert is going to be wearing so, so much mascara tonight for the WHOLE HOUR omg it is fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinally the Reeeeechard episode that us Lost fans have been waiting for for like six years, but I am GOING TO KNIT WITH U GUYS INSTEAD.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

St. Patricks Knitting?

Jen is still drunk from Friday night so she can't make it.

What say the rest of you?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

identity crisis

I felt the urge to change my ravelry name. It's sparklemotion now, which matches better with other things that I do on these here internets.

I guess this is the best place to announce it to the people who might care.

I am also glad that the process didn't involve a visit to the social security office.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

It is Tuesday already!

Who is in for tonight? I will be there after work, but leaving a bit early this time. Hope to see as many of you as possible before then!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

so... I heard it was a bad weekend?

I hope everyone is safe and healthy (and will hopefully have transportation again soon).

Right now I'm planning to be at knitting -- probably won't be there until closer to 6:30-7 though.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Let's do this.

I'm out of excuses, so I think I'll actually show up to knitting again.

I'm excited to see everyone's olympic projects -- I'm maybe behind a little.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Man Down

I think I am our first olympic casualty.

I sat on a DPN. It went an inch into my thigh. Nicholas had to pull it out because it was too deep for me to do. Then the nice doctor at Allina Shoreview irrigated my wound. So it's clean now, but the cleaning solution is oozing out of my thigh.

In a word, gross.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tues checkin.

I am not sure if i can make it tonight. It depends on if my laundry is done and if i have time to get in the shower. if i go, it probably won't be til after 6:30 or 7.

Amber: This is the site I was telling you about. Even increase calculator. There are all kinds of nifty calculators there.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Snowening

I want to be at knitting tonight, it's supposed to snow a bit today but then clear up. What say you, fiber fiends?

Friday, February 5, 2010

advice needed!

knitters! i hope you are doing well and staying safe from this perilous weather of late. i HOPE to be in shape to attend knitting this tuesday, because i miss you all dreadfully. of course, i will see most of you at opening ceremonies for knitting olympics, rite? rite???

speaking of knitting olympics, i have decided on a project. i'm madly in love with the knit picks kettle dyed stroll, and have decided to turn my stash into a collection of garter-stitch shawls. this one just came out, i love it, it must be mine! this presents a few choices.

the yardage for the medium is about 400 yards. my skein of stroll is 462. no problem! except, i'd prefer to make the large. yardage needed: 500 yards? my choices are these:

a) knit the medium
b) knit the large at a smaller gauge
c) order two skeins of the same color and hope they arrive in time for opening ceremonies
d) knit the border in another color entirely ew no

my stash includes the eggplant and bordeaux; i am wondering if it would be nice in goldenrod which is why i'm considering placing another order anyway. decisions, decisions. what do you think?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

hahahahahaha... no.

I can't make it tonight. I hope the rest of you can though!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

i'll be there

Amber and Jen are out. But I've got a sweater to knit, dammit.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I've got the stuff, dudes.

I know we've been jonesing to get that fix, so I traded Jen some cheesecake for our KnitPicks order.

I'll have everything with me tonight -- see you there!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Just getting to word out...

Jen is done and doing fine!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Good news/Bad news

Bad: I must, without question, go to school tomorrow night to pickup my algebra book and then do homework. I cannot attend knitting. Even worse: I have Knit Picks with me and won't be able to drop it off.

Good: I had our Knit Picks order in FOUR DAYS OMG WHOA. And, I will be home ALL WEEK next week. So, if anybody wants to stop by and pick it up... I'll be here.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

this is just getting silly

I thought the whole point of measuring temperature in Fahrenheit was so that you didn't need to deal with negative numbers. Eesh.

It's a good thing that we know how to knit stuff to keep us warm.

See you tonight!