Saturday, May 31, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
On my knitting front...I have had to change my goals around (once again!). I did finish everything for Stacey's Baby Shower in time (see pics below). My friend Darci had a new baby girl last week so I am trying to finish everything for her. I have made her new baby a hat and am making her booties as well (Saartje's Bootees) with Caron in Watermelon and Soft Yellow. I made her big sister (who is Layla's age) a coordinating hat as well. All I have left to finish are the booties and I am about 25% done with them. Then I have to make a pair of the Good Bye Yellow Brick Road Booties (found on Ravelry...I'd give you the link, but it doesn't work.) for my friend Jen's Baby Shower and finish her blanket as well. I am told her shower is the 8th, but I have yet to receive an invitation. So, that is what I am going with and want to be finished by the 7th. I have to get Darci's stuff done first though because I have to send it out to Connecticut! So, hopefully I will be done with her booties by the end of the week and can focus on Jen's stuff...wish me luck!
I will be glad when I am done with those things though, just because I want to knit some things for me (and my girls) and I haven't been able to do that much. I have many many plans....too many plans probably...oh well! Life goes on!
Monday, May 26, 2008
I DID knit up Hazel some of those Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Booties! Too Cute! I used the bright verigated yarn I'm using to knit myself some footies. I think they're so cute done up in the verigated that i think I may go buy more verigated in different colors just so she can have a bunch!!!!!
The ties called for either buttons on the T-Strap, or ribbon, but I simply twisted coordinating pink yarn and used that as ties...I think it fits perfect as I think ribbon might have been too fancy for this yarn!
I can't wait to get the converse shoes finished! Here's the website! I used the alternative pattern as the original really didn't make sense. Converse Booties
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
The ADORABLE booties:
So, now I only have 3 more hats, 3 pairs of booties, and 1/2 of a baby blanket to go before I can FINALLY make something for myself. I am looking forward to that time. The hats and booties don't take TOO much time though, so hopefully I can work on those quickly. I start my post-baby diet tomorrow so I am hoping that I can use knitting as a "Keep From Eating" tool since I don't eat while I am knitting so I don't get food on the object. Now, if I could just figure out how to make knitting a Cardio workout...but according to the Yarn Harlot, it doesn't matter how fast you knit, it just is NOT a Cardio workout. :( Oh well...life goes on.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 09, 2008
So I switched to making myself a pair of footies out of the funnest (is that a word?) yarn I've seen in a long time. I've gotten the cuff finished, and my hopes of cool patterns forming out of this verigated yarn has gone out the window. It's still neat, don't get me wrong...I guess I just had higher expectations for this yarn than what it's capable of....oh, well, it's doing a good job of diverting my attention from the horrid rasberry yarn and will eventually keep my tootsies toasty!
In other news....
You know you knit too much when you dream about hanging out with the Yarn Harlot. No joke, I had this long carried out dream last night of hanging out with the Yarn Harlot. And I kept thinking, I wish Theresa could be here to hang out with us and knit...that would be so much fun!!!! I think I need to email the Yarn Harlot and tell her I've discovered a new "You know you knit too much when..."
Do you think she'd think I was Psycho??????
Friday, May 02, 2008
1) Finish S.'s baby blanket by 5/17/08
2) Start and Finish S.'s baby booties by 5/17/08
3) Finish J's baby blanket by 5/31/08
4) Sew 2 flannel blankets by 6/01/08
That ought to keep me busy for the next month. I have S.'s blanket almost half finished and J.'s IS half finished. The baby booties do not look too difficult, so hopefully I can get them done quickly. Darling hubby Eric is running in a half-marathon tomorrow, so weather permitting, I am hoping to get some knitting done. Layla is going to the in-laws for the weekend so I will only have Jillian and hopefully she will sleep! :) Wish me luck!