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

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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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Thursday, June 28, 2007
Long time, but with an FO!

I haven't got a very good excuse for going two & a half weeks without posting. Mostly it's because I've been terribly busy and distracted by real-life events, but also because there was a distinct lack of knitting. My wrists have been sore for a while and knitting was too painful for a while. Then I rushed to finish the Log Cabin Baby Blanket for my sister's shower (which was last Sunday) and what with life complications I've only got time now to make a post.

I put the knitting off for too long and was VERY stressed Saturday night. I had an entire square left, basically, but finished it around 3am. I took this very bad photo on my living room floor with my (other) sister sleeping on the couch.

Log Cabin - completed squares

Then I had to weave in all of the ends. I don't know why I waited to do this, but I foolishly did. Trust me, there were a LOT of ends. I wanted them to be secure, and I really think they are. I decided to weave the ends on three squares first and then seam them together before moving on to the next set. It took so much longer than I expected - I ended up getting two hours of sleep and spending the entire car ride AND much of the morning (when I was supposed to be helping set up for the shower) seaming these squares.

I was frustrated and angry and seriously considered throwing it out because it didn't look how I wanted it to. And it was taking forever and my family was angry with me (and my step-mother's mother was looking at me like I was the most selfish person on earth to be doing that when there was actual work to be done). But my mom took me aside and basically ordered me to finish. She told me it looked wonderful and that they didn't need my help setting up - they needed me to finish the blanket for my sister.

Log Cabin - being revealed

I finished with about an hour to spare and my step-mother gave me some tissue paper to wrap it with. My sister was very happy when she opened it and I received quite a few compliments on it. I'm still upset that I waited so long to finish it, but I'm glad that it was appreciated and liked.

Log Cabin - completed!

Date Started: February 12, 2007
Date Finished: June 24, 2007
Pattern Used: Standard log-cabin technique. Inspired by Theresa's lovely blanket.
Yarn Used: KnitPicks Shine Worsted in Sunflower, Grass, and Green Apple (six skeins of each)
Needles Used: KnitPicks Options, US 6

With the blanket finished, I'm now working on socks yet again. I've got the second Hufflepuff sock in progress for my Hogwarts Sock Swap pal. It's coming along nicely, but it doesn't make for a terribly interesting picture just yet.

Posted at 12:25 pm by Sarah Bee

 

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