Monday, April 28, 2008

Not exactly trying too hard...

So this weekend was ROUGH to put it mildly. I had originally planned on knitting all the way to Hillsborough and back to get H's room decorations finished. And I did, knit all the way to Hillsborough, and then the 5 minutes to Banbridge, however, I apparently didn't try hard enough on the route back as I slept the entire time (we were up most of the previous night). So I got 1/2 of one of the hearts I'm making done...and hopefull will be able to finish the other half tonight.
We hope....
Here's to hoping!

Friday, April 25, 2008

T's Best Laid Plans... (a little pic heavy!)

I have probably overextended myself a bit in my knitting plans...oh will probably all get done eventually. I have a lot of great projects in mind and I may even keep some of them! :)

OK, what am I working on right now?

1) My friend S.'s Baby Blanket
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2) My friend J.'s Baby Blanket

3) Jillian's Baby Booties (no pic, sorry)

What I need to start ASAP

1) S.'s Baby Booties (I found the pattern here: ). Plan on working with this yarn:

2) D.'s Baby Blanket (no yarn picked out yet)

3) E.'s Baby Blanket (sorry, no pic of this yarn...buried in the bottom of the stash!)

Other things I can't wait to start:

1) First Hat from Knit 2 Together by Tracey Ullman & Mel Clark

2) Luxe Neck Warmer from Knit 2 Together by Tracey Ullman & Mel Clark

3) Some sort of scarf with this:

4) I don't even know what to do with any of this yarn, but I can't wait!
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That's probably good for now! I have a lot more yarn in my stash, but it is pretty much all acrylic and not as much fun (although, who am I kidding...isn't ALL yarn fun?)

PS...sorry for the crappy pics...not much of a photographer!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

YEA for Finished Projects!!!!

Well, one anyway. I am so excited that I've finally got this bonnett done. Theresa and I found this pattern in Knitting for Two by Erika Knight and were so excited to try it...and after many "troubles" and 3 attempts, I finally got it right!!!! YEA! I just can't wait to get it on my daughter when she's not at home and in her jammies! Here are a few pictures...thanks go out to Hazel for modeling it for us!

Okay, it's 1 am and I need to hit the sack before H is up and wanting to party at some unreasonable hour....I just knew I wouldn't get to sleep until I got pictures!!!

Night all!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Guess I should introduce me, too, huh?

Okay, well, I guess I should introduce myself, huh?
Hi! My name is Carli. I've been knitting for just over 2 years (I think since November of 2005). I did the same thing Theresa mom taught me how to crochet when I was young, but defenitely not my thing. Then just out of the blue one night I told my mom that I wanted to learn to knit, and she said she could teach me the basics, but that she wasn't sure what stitch was what and so on and so forth. So from then on I've been teaching myself, and I'm really obsessed.
Our hero (the Yarn Harlot) says that you know you knit too much when you have little projects tucked the bathroom, in the car, etc. In that case, I knit too much.
Currently I'm working on a sweater for Hazel (which has been put on hold b/c I keep messing up the front right panel), a pair of socks for Theresa's daughter Jillian (which she wouldn't get ;-) if Hazel could fit into them...they're just too darn I will pass on the love), hearts for a cute tieback for Hazel's curtains (when we get them), and an H for Hazel's door. How many projects are classified as too many? I've also got a scarf that I've been working on for 2's for my dad, poor guy will be 80 before I finish it. It's an Basket weave knit which, for those of you who knit, know it's BEAUTIFUL, but it sucks to actually create, so I work on it a little at a time...Poor Daddy.
So, as you can see, I'm obsessed and I decided it only fair that I pass on the contagious obsession that is knitting to my most beloved friend....

My obsession...all your fault!

Hi all...I'm Theresa. I have been a sewer most of my life. My aunt taught me to sew when I was in 1st or 2nd grade. After having a baby in 2005, I took it back up and have been making clothes for my 1st daughter, Layla. I tried to learn to crochet sometime after that. After all, the rest of the women in my family knew how to crochet, I should too. NOT my thing at all...I just couldn't get it, no matter how hard I tried. Then, when I got pregnant with my 2nd child, or maybe just before, Carli taught me how to knit. I quickly became obsessed. I love to watch the yarn become stitches, become fabric, become whatever I am making. So far, I have made a lot of scarves (luckily, the weather here in Indiana was cold this winter!) and many many yarn purchases. did make a baby blanket for my 2nd daughter, Jillian. I have made a scarf and hat set for Layla (although the hat is WAY too big right now and is more of a Rasta hat than anything else, but still WAY cute!). RIght now I am in baby blanket heaven (or Hell, depending on how you want to look at it!) because I have 4 friends that are having babies within about 1 month of each other. I don't know what I was thinking! Oh well, hopefully I can get them done in time. I am halfway done with one and another is started. I am doing them in a basic dishcloth pattern that I found at What a great website to get ideas from...LOVE it!

I have so many ideas of what to make next, after the baby blanket phenomenon is over! I want to make myself a hat, finish the booties I started for Jillian that match her blanket. Actually those are almost done, but I do not know how to finish them. Carli-you didn't teach me that skill before you left! When Jillian was born, a friend gave me a beautiful basket full of some of the prettiest yarn. I don't even know what to do with some of it. I guess I will just have to buy more pattern books (oh darn) to figure it out! I really need to clean up my yarn stash...I am so excited to have a stash. I will try and make a list of the items I intend to make so you can get an idea. TOO many I am sure, but oh well. Now, if only someone would watch my children so I could knit...please? Anyone? Come on, I can pay you in lovely knitted scarves? How about a hat? Some socks? That is the next thing I want to learn anyway, what a great incentive, as babysitting bribes! Carli-again, I blame this obsession on does Eric. But, what a fun obsession and what a way for us to stay connected with you over there in yucky Ireland!

A joint blog

Hi all! Theresa and I thought this would be fun to start a blog, but as neither of us are quick knitters, we decided to do this together! Especially since she blames me for our obsession!!!! :)