Thursday, February 15, 2007


I'm still working on the last piece of Starsky, but I can see the light. I can't wait to get this cardigan completed so that I can wear it. So far this is my progress.

Back, 2 sleeves, left front, beginning of right front.

A few rows were accomplished last night at KnitNite. We have moved our KnitNite to Wednesday and moved our location to a local knitting store. The knitting store is conveniently located(or not, if your one of those people who likes to save money) in the lower level of my office building. Our commited knitters attended KnitNite on Valentine's day, we are a dedicated group! I may have purchased more yarn (not one of those people), so that when the urge strikes I can knit Neoknits Green Apple , and 4 balls of sock yarn to knit a new sock pattern.

Would you believe, a women new to our group, set a goal to use all the yarn from her stash BEFORE she purchased any new yarn! I know I couldn't believe it either. Yet there she sat. knitting a baby blanket with new yarn. Abracadabra, stash be gone! OMG, a wonder of our time, I'm sure. I will leave you to ponder the thought of tackling your stash. I got hives just thinking about it.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Love is a Fairground

Thank you Cara, I Love It!
That is a so soft skein of Socks that Rock in Fairgrounds colourway, and one of January One's great yarn notecards.
This is the fabulous gift I won from Cara of January One and her STR Virgin post. What a pick me up at the end of a long day.
That Cara is such an enabler! I was first drawn to Cara's blog for her fantastic pictures, (oh and the banner that changes everytime you click was pretty cool too), so I was just as thrilled to have received one of her notecards.

Stay tuned for a Starsky update, not quite done but close.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

January G-One

Holy heck where did January go! The blogging activity suggests that I have not been knitting, but I have. I joined Knit'n lit's It's not a gift. My project is Starsky from Knitty and so far I have completed the back and both sleeves. Currently I am stalled on the first front as my brain needs a moment(or two) to tackle keeping track of the cable pattern and the decrease on each edge, "X" amount of rows, but not corresponding rows. See how confusing! I hope to get to that this weekend, maybe blocking phots for next week?

Not only have I been knitting but I have been winning! Winning yarn is the best feeling ever. I won Socks that Rock yarn from the blogfamous Cara of January One "Calling all Virgins" post. Thank you Cara and Blue Moon You know how to rock a virgins world! I'll let you know when it arrives.

I must confess I have found another hobby, I am only in the fledgling stages of quilting,but I love it. I discovered that while I truly destested sewing (the bad Ragedy Ann nightie experience back in Grade 8)I love quilting. I have almost finished a practice quilt top for L (my almost 6 year old), using his favourite blankies. It is by no means a work of art, but it was fun and my boy LOVES it. Practice, practice!