My name is Sarah. I am plain, but not tall. I am 25 years old & I live on Long Island, New York. I'm a mama, a zinester, & a feminist. I love to knit. I also love bees and the color yellow.

My beautiful son, JP, was born on November 30, 2003 and he lights up my life.

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Works in Progress:

:: Wrap Sweater :: 60% ::

:: Simple Shrug :: 35% ::

:: Endpaper Mitts :: 50% ::

:: Dani's Socks :: 50% ::


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Finished Objects 2007:

September 14: Hufflepuff Scarf
September 9: Mister Monkey
September 3: Monkey Junior Socks
September 1: Ball-band Dishcloth
August 29: Joshie's Washcloth II
August 27: Joshie's Washcloth
August 13: Monkey Socks
August 2: Monkey Socks
July 7: Hufflepuff Ball-Band Dishcloth
July 3: Hufflepuff Socks
June 24: Log Cabin Baby Blanket
April 4: Pink T-shirt
March 13: Fetching
February 6: Fiber Trends Felted Clogs
February 2: Red Scarf
January 16: Calorimetry
January 15: My So-Called Scarf

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Currently Reading: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Books I've Read This Year:

1. Why Moms Are Weird by Pamela Ribon (285)
2. The Book of Bright Ideas by Sandra Kring (307)
3. That Summer by Sarah Dessen (198)
4. Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen (281)
5. Keeping The Moon by Sarah Dessen (228)
6. Dreamland by Sarah Dessen (250)
7. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (345)
8. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen (374)
9. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen (371)
10. Chicks With Sticks (It's A Purl Thing) by Elizabeth Lenhard (261)
11. The Knitter's Book Of Finishing Techniques by Nancie Wiseman (144)
12. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (425)
13. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld (370)
14. Specials by Scott Westerfeld (372)
15. Smack by Melvin Burgess (327)
16. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (416)
17. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman (352)
18. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman (544)
19. Lyra's Oxford by Philip Pullman (49)
20. Bridge To Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (163)
21. East by Edith Pattou (507)
22. Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix (218)
23. Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (314)
24. The Shop on Blosson Stree by Debbie Macomber (344)
25. A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber (345)
26. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (324)
27. Speaker For The Dead by Orson Scott Card (382)
28. Xenocide by Orson Scott Card (592)
29. Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card (358)
30. Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card (467)
31. Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card (442)
32. Shadow Puppets by Orson Scott Card (372)
33. Shadow of the Giant by Orson Scott Card (363)
34. Kick Me: Adventures in Adolescence by Paul Feig (278)
35. Superstud: Or How I Became a 24-Year-Old Virgin by Paul Feig (295)
36. She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb (465)
37. Sleeping Freshman Never Lie by David Lubar (279)
38. 10th Grade by Joseph Weisberg (259)
39. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (198)
40. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson (251)
41. Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson (231)
42. Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson (215)
43. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein (382)
44. Conversations With The Fat Girl by Liza Palmer (312)
45. The Next Big Thing by Johanna Edwards (342)
46. Fat Chance by Deborah Blumenthal (295)
47. White Oleander by Janet Fitch (390)
48. Love and Other Four-Letter Words by Carolyn Mackler (247)
49. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler (246)
50. Vegan Virgin Valentine by Carolyn Mackler (228)
51-56. The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide by Douglas Adams (815)
57. Good In Bed by Jennifer Weiner (375)
58. Why Girls Are Weird by Pamela Ribon (312)
59. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling (309)
60. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling (341)
61. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling (435)
62. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling (734)
63. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling (870)
64. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling (652)
65. The Big Rumpus: A Mother's Tale from the Trenches by Ayun Halliday (288)
66. The Giver by Lois Lowry (180)
67. Trapped: Cages of Mind and Body edited by Lois Duncan (228)
68. Swear to Howdy by Wendelin Van Draanen (126)
69. Job Hopper: The Checkered Career of a Down-market Dilettante by Ayun Halliday (213)
70. Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger (224)
71. The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life by Laurie Notaro (225)
72. No Touch Monkey! And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late by Ayun Halliday (272)
73. Squashed by Joan Bauer (194)
74. Thwonk by Joan Bauer (215)
75. Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer (201)
76. Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer (186)
77. Thank You For Smoking by Christopher Buckley (272)
78. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus (306)
79. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger (360)
80. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire (406)
81. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
82. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
83. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
84. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
85. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
86. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
87. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (767)
88. Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells (224)
89. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells (356)
90. Ya-Yas In Bloom by Rebecca Wells (255)
91. Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner (414)
92. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling (309)
93. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling (341)
94. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling (435)
95. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling (734)
96. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling (870)
97. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling (652)
98. Magical Thinking: True Stories by Augusten Burroughs (288)
99. Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn (208)
100. The Alchemist by Paulo coelho (172)
101. Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause (264)
102. Doing It by Melvin Burgess (326)
103. The Music of Dolphins by Karen Hesse (181)
104. Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson (250)
105. Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them by Newt Seamander (JK Rowling) (42)
106. Quidditch Through The Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (JK Rowling) (56)
107. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (213)
108. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen (371)
109. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (345)
110. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen (374)
111. Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen (281)
112. Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin (322)
113. Something Blue by Emily Giffin (338)
114. Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen (212)
115. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (256)
116. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling (759)
117. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling (759)
118. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (498)

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118 / 200 Books
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Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Finished Felted Clogs!

Last night I managed to finish up the knitting for the second of my Felted Clogs. The US 13 needles made my left wrist ache something awful, but I couldn't stop because I was so close. I seamed everything up and darned in the ends and had this:

UNfelted clogs

Gigantic smushy clog-things! They were way, way too large (as expected) and I eagerly doused them in my sink with some dishsoap and got to work. At first I tried to felt them both at the same time, but that proved so tedious & frustrating that I left one to soak & worked on just the one. Success:

UN & felted clogs

The one clog is fully felted & stuffed with plastic bags for blocking. The second is obviously all wet & completely unfelted. A huge difference in size, huh? And then I rested for a while (I had to let the hot water build up again, too, because 45 minutes of going hot/cold/hot/cold/etc made the hot much less hot) before tackling the second one.

Felted Clogs

I love them so much. There's still a bit of visible stitch definition, but not very much. I'll probably stick them in with my laundry on my next trip to the laundromat to see if that shrinks them anymore. They dried with the plastic bags inside them all night, but a little while ago I took the bags out & stuffed them with paper towels to aid in the drying process.

Felted Clogs

Felted Clogs

I can't wait for them to be completely dry so I can wear them! In other knitting-related news, I got my final package from my Secret Pal today!

Final Secet Pal 3 package!

Included were a valentine's day card, lavender hand lotion (my favorite scent), a bee "magic towel" that will expand in water (JP will love watching that), and... my first pair of KnitPicks Options! US 6 needle tips and 60" cords. I'm very excited to try them out, but I'm taking a time-out on knitting today to let my wrist rest. I did take them out of their packaging and play with them a bit - so much love. The joins are so nice, the tips so pointy & light & smooth, and the cables are ridiculously flexible. I've never had cables this long before and I'm excited to try magic loop with them. I'm so excited! (Thank you so much, Kim!)

Posted at 01:51 pm by Sarah Bee

 

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