30 May 2006

Hot & Humid and it's only May!

The weekend was a busy one. Friday afternoon was girls gone wild. I took my daughter to Julie's to buy an afghan kit. (She's even talking about knitting her own sweater) This is a very big step for her, considering she always said she didn't want to knit because her mommy would just make it for her.
Then it was off to Len's with her and my daughter-in-law Jen , and Miss P of course, to get her some yarn for her next felting project. Looks like I'm the only one not buying yarn!!!!!!
After that I took all my girls out for dinnner, and couldn't ask for a nicer evening.

Miss P showed up on Saturday and got her nails done. So we all did. Apparently safety glasses must be worn for this task.

I found out yesterday that our friend's first grandchild was born. A baby girl named Madison, weighing in at 6 1/2 pounds. I thought I would have another month, figuring that would be enough time to knit a small pram cover. So now I'm on double time. I found a nice ripple pattern in one of my older baby books. Don't you just love how knitting patterns stand the true test of time? This pattern book must be at least 20 years old, and I'm knitting the patterns again for grandchildren now. This is also good for stash reduction!

And for Julie, the cable sweater is coming along nicely too.

Well I'm off to wind some more skeins. Thank goodness for an easy, short day at work and central air when I get home, or no knitting would be getting done.

25 May 2006

This ain't no Law and Order Episode!

The Crime!

I came home today to find this on my couch.
DH followed the yarn trail all the way down to the basement. Note-- ball of yarn has been unwound completely and some of the work in progress has been removed from the needles.

The Suspect!

Mr. Sweet & Innocent. aka: Mr. Tibbs!

How do I stop this naughty boy from playing with my wool when I have the same addiction.

On another note, I finished the Baby Raglan !

Yarn: Sirdar Baby Snuggly DK

Needles: 4mm

Very well written pattern. It's just plain, so I added in the red hearts and red pompom on the hood for a little colour. It's knit top down, so there's no seaming except on the top of the hood. You could do alot of different things with this one.

22 May 2006

Another long weekend!

I seem to get so much done on long weekends.
I finished the Opal socks. I used Wendy's Toe up sock with the Feather and Fan stitch.

I finished the Suede Shawl. My lovely daughter modeling it. It was for her any way. I'll post the pattern as soon as I write it out.

I have the Baby hoodie almost done, maybe by tonight.
I also finished the crochet edging on the cardigan for one of Julie's customers( no pictures, just because it's not mine). Julie did give me a new sweater to start though. It's from Naturally, and the yarn is 10 ply Harmony. Very nice to knit with.

And I started a new sock for my daughter. The pattern is Hedera , and I'm using Fortissima Socka yarn.

What else are ya goin' do on a cold, rainy long week-end.

18 May 2006

Springtime Colours!

I can't remember who's blog I was reading at the time, but they were making socks with Marion's Hand dyed sock yarn. Of course, I had to check it out. I found them on e-bay, and it was just like letting a kid loose in a candy store. How could I resist. I bought Summertime and Pink Lily, and she also had some new shades of Opal so I got one of those too. They are sooooooooo soft, I can't wait to try them, but I will resist for now till my other Opal socks are done.

On another note the green suede shawl is almost done, I just have to wait for my daughter to come this weekend for her approval on the width and length.
The baby cardigan is a slow go because of other distractions, but that's okay, because my friend finally got the girl she always wanted ( she just didn't know she would have to wait for a granddaughter). I'm tossing around a few ideas to do something with pink on the bottom instead of the plain white.

Knit On!

10 May 2006

Tough week at work.

I haven't had a lot of time to knit this week. It's just been one of those weeks so far.
I'm finishing up a sweater for Julie's customer. It's just a matter of putting all the pieces together.
My darling daughter came home with 3 balls of Lion Brand suede and a crocheted shawl pattern on the ball band that she so desperately wanted. But guess what she doesn't crochet. So down to business I got. I did about 5 rows and it just felt to stiff to me so I ripped it out and played around with my knitting needles and got this:

I'll share the pattern once I'm done and actually write it out.

On another note, keeping the peace in the family is always a good thing. Look what I let the love of my life do to my truck! First a dog and now a truck cap!
Egads. What next!

I think this deserves a shopping trip to the yarn store.

4 May 2006

Washed & Dried!

Look Julie! No more ginger-ale.
I didn't take long to rip it out, re-skein and rinse out in warm soapy water.

Now we're just blowing in the wind!

3 May 2006

Fiona Ellis was here!

Tonights guild meeting was great. I think alot of people came away with some new knowledge on cables. Fiona was a delight. Her new book is amazing, and is on my next book to get right away list. She brought all of the sample sweaters for us to look at up close and personal.

Sorry the picture is a little fuzzy, but our fearless leader Julie was trying to sneak out of the shot.

On left is Samantha , working diligently on her swatch. The middle is Adryanna, who out shone us all. And last but not least is Samantha's sister Vicki, who is learning cables for the first time. We were very impressed. Happy Birthday Vicki!