Tuesday, December 26, 2006
It really was a nice day with the family.
Monday, December 25, 2006
I didn't take any pics of things before I wrapped them, but as far as crafty gifts go, I knit a devil Hat for my 10 year old niece, a lace cap for my 2 yr old niece, and for my other 2 year old niece, a pompom hat with ear flaps. I knit some socks for my mom, and a scarf for my Aunt. Those whom I didn't knit for, I made goodies for. Each of the goodie bags have a full sized homemade loaf of either fresh baked bread, or Banana Nut Bread. Every bag also contains a mini loaf of pumpkin bread, some chocolate covered pretzels and some chocolates that I made yesterday.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
Here's what I have so far on the pair of socks I'm knitting for my Mothers Christmas present. I'm almost to the middle point of the foot of sock #2. I am using the Cascading Leaves pattern by Jeanie Townsend, and Knitpicks Essential yarn in Ash, on size US2 needles.
Thursday, November 16, 2006
And here is my big disappointment of this morning. This is the second shortest cable in my Denise Interchangeable set. See on the left side there? the connector part snapped off. This cable was the one I was using for my bag. I am going to contact the Denise people tomorrow morning and see if we can replace this.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
I've been looking for a new job lately. I'm not having much luck though. However, I have high hopes for the craft stores I applied at. Last night I went and applied at Michaels, and before that, I went and applied at Hobby Lobby. I think next, that I might go see if they're hiring at my LYS. I really hope I can get a job in a craft or yarn store, I just feel like I would be happier there than I was at Babies r Us.
the past week, I've been playing around, creating my own basic pattern for thumbless mittens for DD. Just trying out different methods for closing the top, seeing which one I liked the look of better. I finally decided to close it like I would for a round toe in a knitted sock. I am knitting the first pair from my pattern now, I'll show off the mittens on here when they're finished. My other wip's? well, they've been neglected the past few days. I'm still making progress on the baby blanket (still can't find my damn tape measure, though), I've saved my mom's socks from the UFO pile again, I started a hat for my niece's Christmas present. It's been several days since I've even touched the sock I've started for me, and yet, I've been itching to start a new pair of socks for Dh. I think I will start those soon for dh's Christmas present. I just need to make up my mind on the pattern. There are a few I think he'd like in the Knitting Vintage Socks book that I have.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
Friday, October 20, 2006
I am knitting a pair of socks for my mom's present. I've posted about them before, they're the cascading leaves socks by Jeanie Townsend. I've gotten 1 sock completed and 1/2 of sock #2 done, but over the past few months, these socks have become a UFO. As of yesterday, they're a WIP again.
For my niece Laney, I've knit the hat pictured above (still need to weave in the ends). I used THIS pattern. The yarn is scraps leftover from other projects. The purple is Brown Sheep's Lambs Pride bulky in the color Wild Violet, and the grey yarn is Knitpicks Sierra in the color Mist.
There are a few more gifts I'm planning to knit, but I'm just not sure what to knit. I'm thinking it'll be small projects like hats, and they'll have either lace or cables. I love knitting cables, the more intricate, the better.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
And here is a gift I am making for friends of Dh's who are expecting a baby towards the end of December. I am using a basic Feather & Fan pattern and Carron Simply Soft yarn (acrylic but soft and washable-great for baby items) in the color Autumn Red. I think I am about 7-8 inches into the blanket. I love Feather & Fan because it goes very quickly and it's simple, mindless knitting. Plus, it's pretty.
Friday, September 29, 2006
Friday, September 22, 2006
As for knitting (as this IS a knitting blog) not surprisingly, not much is getting done. I was on a roll, but that's gone to hell. I'm still working on the first sleeve for DD's pea pod sweater, I'm still on mit#1 for the voodoo wristwarmers, and I haven't worked on any of my other WIP's for about a week now. This fucking job has really cut into my knitting time. (another reason to hate my job...lol)
Thursday, September 14, 2006
And this is the sweater from the Pea Pod Baby set I'm making for DD (pattern from Interweave knits website). I am not making the coordnating hat that goes with the sweater. I have the body of the sweater done, and have started on the first sleeve. I am using Brown Sheep's Cotton Fleece yarn in the color Victorian Pink.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
Monday, August 07, 2006
This is a dishcloth pattern from the dishcloth boutique. It's the double diamond circular cloth. I don't think I've done any work on it since the last time I posted a pic of it. I'm hoping that by posting it on here again it'll help prevent it from becoming an UFO. I am using Lily Sugar & Cream yarn in a Lavender color.
Cascading Leaves socks. These are for my mothers Christmas present this year. These became a UFO for a little while, but I pulled them out this morning and did a pattern repeat.
Friday, August 04, 2006
Not much knitting has been done. It's been hot as hell around here and we've had problems with our gas company. Lucky for us, only some things around here are gas powered. Like our water heater. We haven't had hot running water around here since Monday. Someone from the gas company is supposed to be here today to fix the problem. I also got ds#2 registered for Kindergarten, finally. This school year I'll have one in first grade and one in K. I think it'll be weird having only me and my dd home in the middle of the day.
The small amount of knitting that I have managed to do, is to start a pea pod baby set (pattern free from interweave knits that link should take you to the page the pdf is on) for DD. I'm using Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in the Victorian Pink color. So far, so good. I'm liking it. Soon, I need to work some more on the cascading leaves socks for my mom's christmas gift, and start some more gifts as well. I think the largest gift I'm planning is to do the Water Lilly top from Spring 2006 Interweave Knits for my best friend. I'm doing an experiment on the yarn though. I'm going to use the Get Away yarn from Knitpicks. It's a thick-and-thin yarn, but it works up to guage perfectly for the water lilly top.
I'll update probably early next week with some pics of my WIP's.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
anyways, I decided to see how the Summer Swing top (which I finished this morning) and the knitted toddler tank top would look on, so I decided to have DD model them. The pics were taken right at nap time, and Hannah was very cranky and tired. In fact, the pic of Hannah in the tank top was taken when she decided to go to bed. She was walking down the hallway towards her room (which was behind me to the left) when I snapped it.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Monday, July 24, 2006
And, here is the tank top I mentioned above. I'm making up the pattern as I go. I did the bottom band in a solid sage green color of sugar & cream cotton, and the body in Bernat Cotton Totts in the Jelly Belly colorway. The tank isn't finished yet, I did the body on circs, and I have the front chest part done, and I'm working on the back part then I'll do the straps and I'll be done.
Monday, July 17, 2006
|You Belong in 1969|
If you scored...
1950 - 1959: You're fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!
1960 - 1969: You are a free spirit with a huge heart. Love, peace, and happiness rule - oh, and drugs too.
1970 - 1979: Bold and brash, you take life by the horns. Whether you're partying or protesting, you give it your all!
1980 - 1989: Wild, over the top, and just a little bit cheesy. You're colorful at night - and successful during the day.
1990 - 1999: With you anything goes! You're grunge one day, ghetto fabulous the next. It's all good!
Friday, July 14, 2006
Friday, July 07, 2006
In knitting news, well, there hasn't been much knitting going on lately. I did manage one butterfly washcloth this past week though. That's it, all I've worked on. I can, however, finally share some pictures of the baby sweater I knitted for my new nephew, Aiden. I posted a front view pic and a pic that shows the cables on the sleeves. The model is one of DD's favorite stuffed animals :)
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
In other news, We are moving this weekend, so I might not be able to update my blog for a little while. I don't expect anything to pop up, but you never know what's going to get messed up during a move.