Monday, November 28, 2005

One Week In......

WooHoo! I just finished row 92 last night. It's starting to get big. I had to have my 6 year old, Andrew, help me hold a side down so I could get a decent pic. That's his finger in the upper right corner. 92 rows down, 158 to go. (plus crochet border)

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

I started it

The Kit for the Peacock Feathers Shawl arrived yesterday. 24 Hours later, I'm ready to start row57. So far, so good. Especially considering I'm busy chasing my 3 kids around all day. I am absolutely in love with the yarn that came with the kit, It is SOOOO soft. I was fondling it last night and DH looked at me and told me to stop loving on the The Pattern for this shawl is very well written/charted, and easy to follow. I already have plans to order the Lacy Lattice Stole kit when all of my holiday knitting is done and I get another chance to splurge.

I also recently splurged and bought some Cherry Tree Hill Supersock yarn, and some Brown Sheep Lambs Pride Bulky, from Kaleidoscope yarns. I am definitely going to order from them again. I put in the order this past Thursday (11/17) and it arrived yesterday (11/21). Fast shipping is always a MAJOR plus with me.

As for an update on my Holiday Projects, I am several rows into the second sock for my best friend, I am now 2/3 done with the pink baby blanket for my niece Morgan, and I am just over 1/4 done with the afghan for my niece Laney(this one is crocheted so it'll go REALLY fast). I haven't worked on the Irish Hiking scarf (for BIL) lately, and everyone else's knitted/crocheted gifts are done!

hehehehehe........ the spell check on this thing wanted to replace BIL with the word bile. I shouldn't find that this funny, should I? LMAO

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

I Finished DD's sweater and Hat

Finished, Finally! I tried it on Hannah earlier this morning before her nap, and it fits perfectly. This is the great thing about making clothing, you get a custom, perfect fit!

Here's the hat I made to match the sweater. I used the Umbilical Cord Pattern from Stitch & Bitch.
I also finished my second rectangle for the blanket that the Sybermoms Craft Forum is putting togather, and I'm making a HUGE push to get as much finished as I can of my holiday knitting/crocheting, before my Peacock Feathers Shawl pattern and Yarn come. This way, I wont feel bad for working on nothing but the shawl for a few weeks.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Wish me luck!

This morning I was thinking about what I am going to wear to the Christmas Party that the company DH works for holds every year. I have a full length black skirt that I will be wearing with a dark pink, almost reddish color 3/4 sleeve top. That got me thinking about dressy jackets, and I decided that I want a beautiful shawl to wear. I searched online and couldn't find any ready-made shawls to buy, that I liked. So, I decided to look at some patterns. I saw the Peacock Feathers Shawl on I fell in LOVE. I ordered the kit with the Charcoal color yarn. I can't wait for it to get here so I can get started. I am going to work my ass off on it to try to get it finished in time. Wish me a WHOLE LOT of luck, the Christmas party is December 9th. I know it's a longshot, but I sure as hell am going to try.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Picture overload!

The Finished sock for my best friends Christmas present. 1 down, 1 to go.

This is what I have done so far on my socks.

The slow going sock for DH (sorry for the crappy pic)

Working the first sleeve for DD's sweater

What I have so far for the baby blanket for my niece.
This is the start of a crocheted blanket for another niece. I'm making it in strips and will sew them togather when finished.
I frogged and restarted the Irish Hiking scarf for my BIL's Christmas gift. This time I'm making the cables grey and the rest is the same dark blue I was using before.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Despite being sick, I've made some progress

Overall, I'm feeling a lot better, now I am only suffering with congestion from hell.

Last night, I finished sock #1 in the pair for my best friends Christmas present. I'll add a pic later. I am really happy with it, and surprised that I like it as much as I do. She picked out the pattern (well, she looked through my Knit Socks! book, and said she loved this pattern), when I saw the pic of them in the book, I felt kind of "meh" about them. Now I actually like them. But I'm pretty sure that it's just because I've made one.

I finished the body of the sweater I'm making for DD, and I am about 1/2 done with the first sleeve. I knitted a few rows of DH's sock, and I've done another pattern repeat of the baby blanket I'm knitting for my niece. I'm beginning to wonder if I will be able to finish it before Christmas. I might have to crochet a blanket really quickly for her Christmas present and give this knitted one to her for her birthday. She will be 1 in March. I finished the first rectangle for my donation to the Sybermoms Craft forum blanket, I am planning on crocheting a few more, not sure how many though.

I haven't touched my socks, the shedir or the hat for DD. I frogged and re started the Irish Hiking scarf for BIL. It was looking really boring so I started it again making the cables grey and the rest dark blue.

Later I will add some pics of my WIP's.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

blech.........Ramblings of a sick woman

yucky, crappy, blech, they all describe how I've been feeling this week. I don't know if my oldest brought home this cold from school or if my husband brought it home from work, but either way, this fucking sucks! I haven't been getting much knitting done, I've been in a fog. I just want to go to sleep for a week. But, no matter how I feel, I'm a SAHM so while DH is at work, I have to force myself to be in 'Mom' mode. I just want to take a nap. This sucks. This really sucks. I hate being sick. At least I usually only get a cold once a year, so hopefully this is it for me this year. I want to knit, but I don't have the energy to get more than a row or two done before I say "fuck this' and lay on the floor to keep DD happy. Once on the floor, though, she makes her way to me and proceeds to poke and prod at me, and eventually pulls my hair out. At least I have someone to do that for me....lmao.