Sunday, February 21, 2010
I have been getting an alarming amount of requests for the "Punk Rock Tunic" which I have been procrastinating writing up. However, I finally did get the zing to work on it, and realized, to my demise, that the pattern is lost. I'm not sure what I wrote the pattern down on-sticky notes or the computer-but it is a goner. However, never fear! I remember how I did the pattern (it's really simple, actually) and I will reknit the tunic hopefully this week. I'll keep you posted on that in the future.
However, in the meantime...I will need a few seasoned "test knitters" for this pattern. I'll need to find some for the sizes "small," "medium" and "large." You'll need yarn that's similar to one one I used, if not the same kind (see the "Punk Rock Tunic" project page on ravelry or let me know if you need the info). I'm also looking for "seasoned" knitters because I want to get this pattern done in the near future, and I'll need people who can knit this up within 2 weeks once the pattern is sent, and also send me feedback about the pattern. I'm going to limit myself to only a few people for each size. Email me (knittingupastormATgmailDOTcom) if you're serious about being a test-knitter. First come, first serve. You get the test-pattern and finalized pattern free (however, I don't have money to pay you), plus the credit on my blog when I post about the finished pattern .
Friday, February 12, 2010
I do have lots of things to share with you all though, regrettably not too much in the knitting department. I have been working the past month in a half on various hibernated projects, but I have also casted on for something wintery because I just couldn't take it any longer. I'll talk about it more later on in the post.
I've been working on EZ's "Mitered Mitts" in the Frog Tree yarn that I bought a while back (the same yarn as used in my Striped Shawl). I'm digging the mitts so far, and I have been knitting them during my work breaks. My Striped Shawl is coming along too. I don't have a recent picture though to share with you all.
I have one more interesting (and a horror)story:
A couple of weeks ago, Joe and I invited some friends over for a "game night" with appetizer foods and some fun board games like "Dirty Minds" and "Cranium." After leaving-this is a Sunday evening mind you, and they were only over like 2ish hours-my friend calls me on the phone and says her car is gone. Now, we ran out of visitor passes, and the apt. office is closed on the weekend, so were were on good faith (naive) that a towing company wouldn't be around on a wintery Sunday evening. She first thought that someone might have stolen her car, but we found out that she actually did get towed! OK, so we called them up, they towed her car just TWENTY MINUTES before my friends left, on one of those random "patrols" they they must do to earn another buck. We ended up having to drive to a town 30 minutes away(!) and have to bail the car out for nearly 200 dollars, meanwhile having to drive to a shady shack in the middle of nowhere with a dark lot and a little house with no heat and carpet ripped out in nearly half the house. The money and drive wasn't the worst part, mind you. While we were paying, one man was taking care of the "business" transaction (only hard cash allowed) while the other man was in the darkest part of the shack, with a hooded sweater on, and hands in is pocket while he stared at us girls (Joe was along, though, it was the three of us). While we finished, we three collectively felt that this short mysterious man that was either DRUNK, or on DRUGS or both... was going to knife us as we walked out (he was standing by the doorway the whole time). Hey, that's three purses/wallets and no money trail since it's cash. This guy gave all us the serious creeps...and he really looked like a serial killer...and I'm not just saying that because of the hood and dark room. Bad vibes were flaring off of him, and we all felt the same way. We almost bolted out of that place, locking our car doors as we got in. We all wonder what would have happened if we didn't give them the money and tried to get out of paying. That place still gives me the goosebumps. We complained to our apt. manager, and he said he got a complaint about the creeps before.
That's my scary story for a while, hopefully. We all keep thinking of it as our "near-death" experience. I was very, very angry about the predicament, but I'm glad that we were all safe. Never, ever go alone to those places if you don't have at least a guy. It was us two girls and a guy, and we still all felt in danger. I can't imagine two girls going alone.
I'm going to leave you on a better note now and end with a trivia question: a thousand points if you can name this chord! :)