Anders likes my hat!!! Friday, Jun 5 2009 

So, I was browsing the Ravelry forums the other day and may or may not have found myself spending a little too much time on the Karl Urban appreciation thread. Which, in addition to some mind-numbingly hot photos, mentioned a thread with pictures of Anders reading Ravelry.

My curiosity aroused, I decided to hunt down the thread. Apparently, a fellow Raveler is involved with a charity that Michael Trucco suppprts. Trucco, for any non-geeks, played Sam Anders in Battlestar: Galactica.

Anyway, she showed him the Battlestar Knitters group, and in her post about it, mentioned that he loved Starbuck’s Mandala Hat!!!

I just about hyperventilated when I read that! He likes my hat! I had a total fangirl squee moment at my desk. It’s weird to think of anyone from BSG ever even seeing the hay, and the fact that he likes it is so awesome. (Michael, if you ever read this, shoot me an email and there’s a hat with your name on it. Or anyone else from BSG, really.)

This totally made my week.

FO: Socks for Seeley Wednesday, Jun 25 2008 

They’re finished! Hooray!

Socks for Seeley

The socks turned out very well, and I love the brightness of the colors. The photo is a little more muted, and this layout makes it even more so, but I assure you they are a very vibrant shade of orange.

Now all I have to do is write a little note and care instructions, and put them in the mail. Maybe next time I see them, they’ll be on TV….

Tarot Card of the Day: The Emperor

The End is Near Tuesday, Jun 24 2008 

The end is near, the end is near!

No, not the end of the world! The end of Socks for Seeley! Unbelievably, I am almost done. I was seriously worried for a while there, but I’m well into the toe decreases and should finish them up tonight. Then I can pop them in the mail this weekend!

These seem to knit up much faster than Dad’s never-ending socks. I’m not sure if it’s because they’re the second pair of men’s socks, and I was prepared for how ridiculously huge men’s feet are and had geared myself up for it (and made sure to buy enough yarn) or because I wasn’t suffering from holiday deadline sluggishness.  Or maybe I’m just a faster knitter than I was a few years ago.

Aside from the socks, I’ve got lots of project ideas swirling about in my head–there are so many things I want to cast on for, but I really do need to finish some first. I’m starting to be slightly more project monogamous–as I make more things for myself and wear them, I’m inspired to actually finish projects and not just start them–but it’s hard. I’ve actually knit myself in to a corner–I put a limit on how many things I’d work on, but now I have no commuter-friendly knitting! Even the one small project I allowed myself to start needs a chart. Oops!

Eventually, I’m sure I’ll dig up something commute-worthy, but in the meantime I’m enjoying re-reading the Harry Potter series. How does Mrs. Weasley knit all those sweater? I know, magic, but still. That’s one impressive bout of knitting. I’m kinda jealous.

Tarot Card of the Day: Eight of Wands

Sock for Seely? Wednesday, Jun 11 2008 

The first of the Bones socks are done:

Socks for Seely, Sock the First

I’ve started sock number two, and will be knitting away frantically so that I can finish in time.

Otherwise, this will be useful should they ever pursue a storyline in which Booth sprains an ankle and can only wear one sock…

Tarot Card of the Day: Seven of Pentacles

Socks for Seely Friday, May 30 2008 

So, I’m a Bones fan. It’s a great show, love the chemistry, love Bones and Booth. So, when a bunch of knitters decided to knit socks for Seely, how could I not join in?

Socks for Seely

Problem. Here is my progress. These socks? Are supposed to be finished by the end of June. Oh, and did I mention this is sock number 1? And that I’m easily distracted?

Yeah. This could be rough.

Tarot Card of the Day: Eight of Pentacles

Wow! Geeks! Friday, Apr 4 2008 

First of all, hi to all the new folks who’ve found me via Battlestar Galactica links. If any of you are making Starbuck’s Mandala Hats, please share pictures! I would LOVE to see them! This blog isn’t entirely fandom knitting, but I can feel a bit more of that coming on so I hope you’ll stick around.

In other knitting news, I’ve been hopelessly busy this week so there’s not much to report. And I keep falling asleep early before I can take pictures (oops)! I finished the body of the Sawtooth skirt, and have enough edging, I think–I’ll be adding the elastic and sewing it together in class this week.

I’ve also begun the Holly Jacket from the latest Interweave Knits. I’m subbing in Knitpicks yarn, in a pretty shade of green. So far it’s working up nicely, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

Oh, and I’m totally psyched for the new Battlestar! I can’t wait!

Now Available: Starbucks Mandala Hat Pattern Monday, Mar 31 2008 

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Now available, Starbuck’s Mandala Hat Pattern. You can read or print it out online, or if you’d like a .PDF copy to have for your very own, shoot me an email at quirkyknitgirl@gmail.com.

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This is a super quick knit, just in time for the premiere of season 4.

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Enjoy!

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Starbuck’s Mandala Hat Monday, Mar 24 2008 

Remember that extremely bright, primary-colored yarn I posted a while back? Well, I finally finished the project it was meant for.

I present to you, Starbuck’s Mandala Hat:

Starbuck's Mandala Hat

For those of you who are looking confused, this is the first of (hopefully) many designs inspired by fandom. In this case, Battlestar Galactica. Starbuck (played by the always kick-ass Katee Sackhoff) paints this mandala in shades of yellow, red, and blue on the walls of her apartment on Caprica, not realizing that it has much greater significance in the search for Earth and her destiny.

I loved the colors and spiral-pattern of the design, and I thought it would make a perfect hat. It didn’t take long to make, once I sorted everything out with the spirals and stopped putting it aside for other things. Keep an eye out for better (modeled!) photos and a link to the pattern later this week.

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