FO: Orangina Saturday, Jul 14 2007 

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Finished! One Orangina, knit using Knitpicks Shine Sport.


orangina modeled, originally uploaded by Quirky Knit Girl.

The photo is taken on the roof of my building at work, by one of co-workers, who is a fantastic photographer.

Long Time No Post Friday, Jun 29 2007 

So, I have a been a bad, bad blogger.

I’m blaming this on the fact that I have social networking sites and blogs coming out of my ears, and haven’t yet figured out a good way to organize them, plus I’ve been working a lot.

That being said, I’ve made excellent progress on Orangina, I’m now to the ribbing. No pictures for this post–later, I promise–and hopefully I’ll be able to finish it this weekend.

If I’m really ambitious, I’ll also try to finish weaving the ends and blocking Under the Hoodie so that I can take it to work and be all, look what I made.

Even though it’s July. But as it turns out, July in San Francisco? Not all that warm. And any time of year in my office? Definitely not all that warm. I don’t know who is controlling the thermostat, but they are most certainly more hot-natured than I.

KIP! Thursday, Jun 7 2007 

I’ve been plugging along on Orangina, but no pictures because my camera ran out of batteries and I haven’t gotten more yet.

In more exciting news–June 9th is Worldwide Knit in Public Day! So everyone get your knitting out!

I hear there’s a Knit-Out in Berkeley, so I might head over and see if I can meet some new knit buddies.

Oh–and I got the color I’m using for Orangina. It’s Knitpicks Shine Sport in crocus. It’s gorgeous.

Knitting! For Real! Saturday, Jun 2 2007 

Guess what this is a picture of:


What, you didn’t think I was going to tell you that quickly, did you?

I’m finally over the sleep deprivation caused by flying back East for a weekend to go to my graduation.

My school isn’t officially one of the schools at the University, but we like to pretend we are, so some awesome Professors made us a sign.


If you can’t read it, it says “SMPA Grads Rock” because, of course, the School of Media and Public Affairs is totally awesome like that.


I actually managed to find Mary and Gina in the crowd–don’t we look thrilled to be graduating?

I also got to hang out with Mary and Elizabeth some more. Yay! There was much alcohol, and I’m sure people on the plane thought I was very strange, as I was drinking tons of coffee and eating advil like candy, while mumbling about tequila sunrises and redheaded sluts.

The drink, people, the drink.

But I did get some knitting done in the hotel (since my parents picked a hotel in the middle of NOWHERE (aka Centreville) which meant I barely got to see my friends) and I’ve completed this:


Still lost? It’s the back of Orangina. I’m knitting it in Knitpicks Shine Sport in a color I don’t remember at the moment. I’ve altered it of course, making it longer and smaller. I’m afraid I’ve made it too small–it stretches, but maybe I should get off my butt and start going to the gym.

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