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Sunday, June 25, 2006

kitty: one must eat there own dog food

As B G says, "You have to eat your own Dog Food." And for better or worse his company does eat there own dog food.

So time for me to eat my own dog food and knit with something that I had actually spun. So approximately 1674 yards latter I am about 35 rows from finishing the body of the sweater. Then just the neck, sleeves, and loops to go on my first sweater spun with my yarn.

I have this fear of becoming one of those spinners that spins a lot, but considers it a finished product to place in a basket to admire. I could easily see myself doing that. So this is a big step for me, I spun enough yarn to make a sweater that hopefully will fit me.

I am impressed how fast his one has knit up as well I started late Sunday night. Though I will say knitting with all the beads has been extremely hard on my hands. All the extra tugging and adjusting has caused my hands to ache plain and simple.

The Specs: Hip Tee
Pattern: By Stefanie Japel for HipKnits UK
Yarn: Ladybug spun by me - 1674 yards Soy Silk and Viscous
Needles: Size US 5 Circular Addi Turbo

M and I have also been doing a World Cup Food adventure:

Update June 19, 2006: So who is winning in the world food cup?
Day 1 German Street Vendor Brats
No. 2
Day 2 Earl Grey Strawberry Vanilla Tea, Crispy Potatoes, Open Patty Melt Beef
No. 8
Day 3 Argentina Flautas with Argentina Red Chili Chutney, Apple butter, avocado, and Chocolate Mint Ice Cream
No. 1
The meal was
to die for!
No. 3
Day 4 Spaghetti
Day 5 Korean Food at our favorite Korean Restaurant in town
Day 6 Spanish Onion Bread with avocado and chicken
No. 5
Day 7 Fish and Chips - Whole Foods Deli  
Day 8 Argentina Empanadas
Brazilian Banana Split with Banana Bread, Pineapple, Vanilla, and Strawberry Ice cream
No. 7
Day 9 Lunch: Italian Stuffed Green Peppers with Egg noodles, chicken, tomatoes, and herbs
Dinner : Northern Italian Asparagus, zucchini, onion, mushroom, chicken Pizza
American Krispy Kreme donuts, pineapple ice cream, and a bananas
Lunch No. 4
Lunch No. 1
Day 10
Lunch: French fruit Pancakes with a butter cream and apple sauce
Dinner: Korean Stone Pot cooking in a hot iron place on a table eye -
Beef, zucchinis, onions, mushrooms, korean spices and red sauce with amazing beef misso soup
Japanese Black Sesame wafers coated with organic honey served over vanilla ice cream
Dinner No. 6
 Day 11
Arroz y Pollo No. 2
No. 1
Day 12
Day 13
Day 14
Arroz y Pollo & Italian Stuffed Green Peppers with Egg noodles, chicken, tomatoes, and herbs    
Day 15
Beef Bourguignon    
Day 16
Fajita Burrito Bol & Pineapple, Tomatoes, Onions, honey, and sugar No. 3  
Day 17
Norwegian Scrambled eggs (sorry no pictures, it was 5am when I finally got time to eat dinner)    
Day 18 Ukrainian Holubtsi (Holub means dove)
Drunken Vanilla Apricots


  1. I can not wait to see the finished sweater.

  2. Hi Kitty kitty,

    Thanks for the encouragement and information. And yes! England are in! Some breathing space until next Saturday...

    The yarn looks lovely by the way. Very nice indeed.

  3. oooooooooooooooooooh
    i love that ladybug yarn

  4. This sweater is progressing great! The coloure is amazing!