Friday, September 29, 2006

WooHoo- another FO

ok, well after posting the garterlac dishcloth FO, I sat down and finished DD's cable hat. I had to be quick with the camera, she was in a hurry to take the hat This is the best shot I was able to get. I'm thinking that with the leftover yarn, I might knit her some thumbless mittens for this winter. Maybe, We'll see.

Garterlac Dishcloth- FO

Since I didn't feel like working on any of my wip's this past week (although I did force myself to work for a bit on dd's hat, I'm ready to start the crown decreases now), I decided to knit this garterlac dishcloth after seeing it on Criminy Jickets blog. I forgot to take a pic of it before using it, so it's a bit wet and stretched out in the pic. This pattern is fantastic for an introduction to entrelac knitting, which is something I have had problems 'getting' before. I now have plans on knitting an entrelac scarf for someone for Christmas, I just have to find the perfect yarn(thinking of something self striping, maybe Noro Silk Garden) and decide who the recipient will be.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Can I scream now?

Things have been a bit stressful lately. I hate my job, I miss being a SAHM, my best friend and I are on the outs, financial just SUCKS! Because DH works during the week and I work on weekends, we no longer have much time to spend all together as a family. We can't go do anything on the weekends anymore and I REALLY miss that. One of the most frustrating things about my job, is that I am working retail and getting payed a dollar LESS per hour than I did 4 years ago working retail. that sucks. plus the supervisor and assistant manager I see most often are outright bitches. I would love it if I could walk in there tomorrow and quit, but unfortunately, we need the money. I don't make much, but what I do make is needed. The whole on the outs with my best friend sucks, I can't post much about it here because she may read here, but the whole situation right now is complete bullshit. I know I just have to keep plugging away with all of this, and eventually it will all settle and start getting better, I just want it to happen quickly and without me going insane in the process.

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

Thursday, September 14, 2006


This is actually an ex-WIP. This used to be the Hedera socks from Knitty that I was working on, Until yesterday, when DD got into my knitting bag and pulled out one of the DPN's and unraveled several rows of stitches. I frogged the whole thing and I'm grateful I was only still on sock #1 of the pair. I re-wound the yarn into a pretty ball this morning.

This is a cabled winter hat I'm making for DD. I am using THIS pattern (altering it to make it fit an almost 2 year old) and Bernat Satin yarn. I think I'm going to do another 2 pattern repeats and then start decreasing for the top of the hat.

This is what I have so far of the Voodoo fingerless mits from knitty. I am only about 2 inches into mit#1 of the pair. Using Cascade 220 Quatro color #9437.

Yet another pattern from I decided to knit some toys for some of the little kids in my family for Christmas this year. This is what I have so far of the Nautie pattern. I am using some Lily Sugar & Cream cotton yarn. I don't remember the name of this colorway.

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


I soaked it and pinned it out last night after the kids went to bed. This morning, it was dry, and I must admit, it's beautiful! I'm in love with what blocking does for lace. I put some push pins into the wall and hung my Peacock Feathers Shawl on them for the pic. Now I just need an occasion to wear this to.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

It is done, but not finished

All the knitting is completed on the Peacock Feathers Shawl!!!!!!! All it needs now is a good blocking. I am unbelievably relieved to have this part done. I'll get this blocked as soon as I decide on a decent place to do the blocking. I have 3 kids running around so the living room floor isn't really an option, my bed isn't an option, so I have to find a good place for blocking. Does it look like it would dry overnight? Maybe get it pinned out in the living room after the kids are in bed? I may have to try that.