Mr. Sandman, bring me a seeeeeam.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Mr. Sandman, bring me a seeeeeam.
Friday, November 25, 2005
Last night was our groups Knit Night, coffee,dessert and the company was great. Many from our group are doing their Christmas knitting, so alot of Fuzzy Feet and Felted Slippers on the neddles. I finished up my
Since my last post I have started a new project, the Peru Alapca Earflap hat for my husband. The picture is of the three colours of Alpaca he lugged home (on cones) all the way home from his soccer trip to Peru. I also have two auctions ending this weekend for Dale of Norway Olympic patterns so wish me luck and hope I win the auction. This is all to divert my attention away from the Must Have Cardigan that only needs to be put together. I've banished it so long now I forget how much I have left to do, I think half a sleeve and side seams. Maybe this weekend.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Yesterday after updating the sidebar, I discovered I hadn't taken pictures of several of my finished objects. So after dinner "L" helped me track down those knits and the photo shoot commenced. I think "L" has a knack for this picture taking stuff, at four he may already know what he wants to be when he grows up. "How you say dat? A Tographer?" Close.
After taking pictures of our family of hats (I made these earflap hats last year for my family)"L" thought it would look great to wear them all. Notice my felted cookie monster gloves on his hands. What a ham! Upon closer inspection of this picture I realized that it looked like he was wearing a Doulbe D knitted bra!
So I have added some more FO's to the Gallery but unfortunately Flickr has told me, "Whoa! You have used up 100% of your uploads for this month! Dangnabit!" That's ok I will have something intresting to add next month.
Monday, November 21, 2005
I also updated my sidebar ever so slightly, I have removed those items I have finished and opened up a gallery, with some old and new items.
P.S. Thank you to those that commented I appreciate the compliments and I love to hear from those that read.
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Earlier this week my husband, after throwing a load of laundry in, says to me in an off hand way. "Oh, hey I was looking at one of your magazines." I immediately stop what I'm doing, I am in shock. (The only magazines I own are knitting related, you see my surprise) "I think I saw something that I might like." And off he goes to retrieve said magazine, while I sit in rapt attention. He's taking an interest, not like when I had to force him to just TRY the socks I knit for him. He comes back flipping through my newest Knitters mag, and says " Yeah this one, I like it." hands it to me and back off to the laundry room. I'm thinking a hat, but a hat it was not. NO NO NO my man has some knitting taste, the magazine lay open to the ad for the new Dale of Norway Torino Olympic sweater.
What's a girl to do after a request like that? Hunt down every online shop to see where I can get the pattern of course, and my mind is whirling with yarn choices. The truth is I'm just scared he's going to change his mind, better get it on the needles ASAP.
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Saturday, November 12, 2005
This afternoon was a difficult day for the boys and probably harder for me. That's the problem with having pets, they die. As much as all that chomping on the metal water bottle annoyed the heck out of us, the quiet now reminds us that he is gone, My husband even said "How sad, no more squeaking EVERY time I walk in the room." (At least someone acknowledged my husbands comings and goings)
Friday, November 11, 2005
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
The stars must not have been aligned, or I didn't hold my tongue right because this piece of knitting was much to big after the ribbing. Because it certainly had nothing to do with the fact that I used different yarn, different needles and didn't check gauge. Gauge, schmage! We must soldier on so instead of ripping out all that hand cramping ribbing I decreased enough after the ribbing at the start of the stocking stitch to make it less "poofish". I know I lost you at poofish, these technical terms are difficult to dicipher, my apologies.
On the finishing front: NONE, NADA, ZIP.
Monday, November 07, 2005
Well it seems that I don't respond well to pressure, I'll do what I want when I want damnknit! I think that I put a little to much on my " to do" list, not to mention that I forgot I would be spending most of the weekend away from the house. My son had a mid-season minor basketball tournement, they came in 6th. There are only 6 teams in his division, but they played very well, and the team received the Most Sportsmanlike Team award. I played bball in elementary school, but never in highschool. I actually thought I didn't like bball, until this weekend when I realized of all the sports/activities we've watched this is my favorite. So much warmer than watching hockey or skating. BRRRR. All that sitting on the bleachers did not result in the finishing I was hoping, but what a comprise.
Friday, November 04, 2005
The Knitty Board has started one for their members http://www.frappr.com/knitty, and thought it would be neat additiion to my blog. So please humour me, don't be shy.
This weekend may very well result in some finished objects. But hey I'm not promising anything, just saying. I may even get to updating my sidebar. Maybe if I create a pressure situation I may actually get it down. It's a test, lets see if I pass.
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
Then of course Halloween pumpkin carving and trick or treating sucked up more knitting time. I must admit we had fun. The boys decided they would rather have a more difficult pumpkin design then to carve themselves. So they cleaned I carved.
Then gearing up to brave the weather and go trick or treating. Kendal the Ninja looked more like a sumo wrestler before we but the belt and muscles on. He had all his winter clothes under his costume. After our house to house we went and watched the fireworks then home straight to bed, Mom was tired!
Some knitting was accomplished and believe it our not, the Must Have Cardi pieces have finished, wahhhooooooo! Only blocking,button bands,sewing up left. I finished one sock and cast on for the other, and I am one sleeve away from another FO, the Wrappy cardi. It may just be a seaming party for me this weekend.