Nichole D.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

I currently live in New Mexico with my boyfriend and beautiful daughter in The Retro Palace. I'm currently a student double-majoring in Cosmetology and Architectural Drafting. I spend what little free time I have knitting, crocheting, sewing, and almost any other project I have time for. I do occasionally eat and shower, but only if there is no knitting to be done.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Feather and Fan

Today I finished the feather and fan scarf I've been working on. Yay! I really like how it came out- it will definitely be a warm, cozy scarf this winter. I also decided to add fringe, because I so rarely do on the scarves I knit. I think it looks really good on this scarf. A few details- I knit the scarf with Lion Brand Microspun in Mango, a gift from Erin from the first Favorite Color Swap. It is really nice yarn for acrylic- a little splitty, but so squooshy and soft, and not even a hint of itchiness. Great stuff! Thanks Erin! Alright, pictures:

Fether and Fan Scarf

Fringe Detail

On a completely unrelated note- ever have one of those days that just rocks your socks off? Like, from the moment you wake up, everything goes well, and everything that happens adds some awesomeness to your day? Well, today was one of those days. If You're one of the people who helped me have an awesome day, thanks so much! If not, well, I still love ya's. Because I'm in that kind of mood.


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Free Goodies!

Hey, everyone loves free stuff, right? So go here and here, leave a comment for entry, and keep your fingers crossed! Oh, and I promise a cooler post is kind of in the works. (It's in the works in my head, at least...)


Friday, September 21, 2007

Halfway There

it's official- I am halfway done with my Clapotis! She is coming along beautifully, no?

Half Clapotis

Half Clapotis 2

I really should be working on it more, but alas. Such is knitting. I did start a Christmas gift last weekend, and that is halfway done, as well. No pictures, though, it could be for you! I have tons of Christmas knitting planned, and I know I won't get to all of it. I never do. But it's that time of year where I need to have at least one Christmas project on the needle at all times, and actually work on it. Once I finish the Clap, gifts will most likely be my priority. Sorry it's been so long since a real blog post, as well. I'm such a slacker lately...More to come! Promise!


Sunday, September 09, 2007

If I was a Book...

There is some truth in this. I'm not telling you where, though. We'll leave that to imagination, shall we?

You're Lolita!

by Vladimir Nabokov

Considered by most to be depraved and immoral, you are obsessed with
sex. What really tantalizes you is that which deviates from societal standards in every
way, though you admit that this probably isn't the best and you're not sure what causes
this desire. Nonetheless, you've done some pretty nefarious things in your life, and
probably gotten caught for them. The names have been changed, but the problems are real.
Please stay away from children.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

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Saturday, September 08, 2007


Alright, because it's Saturday morning, and I'm kinda lame like that, here's another lol-worthy pic from the awesome pplz over at I Can Has Cheeseburger. Have a good weekend!



Thursday, September 06, 2007

I've Caught the Clap!

Yep. It's true. The Clap spread through knitbloglandia pretty darn quick, and now I've got the bug. I cast on for mine on Tuesday night at Stitch n' Bitch. Right now, I am one repeat away from finishing the increase section, and I loooove it so far. The yarn (KnitPicks Wool of the Andes, Tidepool Heather) is warm and cozy and soft. Plus, the colors! Oh, I can hardly stand how much I love the colors. It is exactly what I wanted- not quite solid, but nothing too variegated. Look how pretty it's knitting up:

Clapotis Close-up

I know a few people hated the long stretches of stockinette, but I think there is enough variation in there to keep it interesting. Plus, I am so friggin' excited to have this thing knit up and wearable, I don't really give a shit how boring the knitting is. I want it. I want it to be mine. I want to wrap myself in it and laugh maniacally and maybe even cry a little. Time to go knit more...

P.S. To my other projects on the needles- sorry guys. At least you have each other to keep you company.


Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Shiny New Comments

So, I decided that I would like to be able to actually respond to comments, so I switched from Blogger comments, to Haloscan. Let me know if there is any weirdness there. Also, you can still see all the old blogger comments- just click on the time stamp to see comments on old posts. Yaay for being able to respond to you guys!


Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Braided Cables

There seems to be a bit of knitting startitis here, and I don't really see it letting up. My only rule for starting new projects was I had to start sock number two (I cast on and knit the first row. Hey, it still counts!) and that I couldn't start a project of the same kind as one that was on the needles. So, I started some fingerless gloves. Cute, eh?

Braided Cable Gauntlet 1

I have one almost completely finished, all but the thumb and the yucky finishing bits like weaving in ends and washing. I'm using the Debbie Bliss Merino Aran that my wonderful Hubbster got me for Mother's Day. The yarn is nice and squooshy and soft. I know I'll love these this winter! Maybe not as much as my fetching gloves, but still. Some things you just can't wear pink gloves with. Stay tuned- I think I'm going to (finally, I know!) start my clapotis. Yes, I know I have a scarf still on the needles. Really, though, the Clapotis is more of a stole. So there.