Monday, July 28, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
PS...pardon the FRIENDS title reference :)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Here are the balls that I made...the pink one is Hazel's and the striped one is one of the set I'm going to make Adam (you need 3 to juggle for some reason ;-) ). The took no time to make, so I should have the rest of Adam's done in time for his birthday!
I cast on last night to learn 2-at-a-time sock knitting, but I need different needles than my Boye Interchangeable, they don't seem to want to bend and twist the way they need to. I also think I need a little more patience than what I have right now as it is NOT an easy technique. So the socks will have to take a back seat to other projects. I'll learn eventually.
I cast on for a second Violet dress for Hazel. This time, though, I decreased the cast on and all the calculations by 20%, and I'm going to make it fairly short so she can wear it as a tunic instead of a dress....wish me luck! It's a little odd, though, I've changed so much about that project that the pattern only resembles the original. The finished project still looks the same, but I've switched so many stitches that it doesn't feel the same!
Well, I'm off to knit! Have a great day!
Monday, July 21, 2008
So this week I cast on 2 different projects...one pair of socks for my friend Michelle's birthday (which is tomorrow), and pedicure socks for Jenn, Linds, and I when we get our peds later this week. I found very cute sock yarn for both and started right away. Then Friday, Hazel spit up on the red sock yarn for Michelle's socks...so I frogged those. I'll figure out how to wash the yarn and use it for a different project. So she may not get her present till next month...
Then I cast on for the ped socks and got distracted by making my brother's juggling toys and made one for him (I'm going to make 3) and then I made one for Hazel since she wanted to play with his. So I got 2 balls done and started working on the ped socks again, when, Adam stated (while we were out and about on Saturday) that his head was really cold and he wished he had brought a sock cap...so of course I started that project Saturday night when we got home. I should be done with it this afternoon, that way he'll atleast have it for 1/2 his visit. Then, hopefully, I will be able to get the ped socks done before our pedicures this Thursday...I'm not holding my breath, though!
I think the ravelympics sounds so fun! What project are you thinking of doing? I have a shirt I want to make Linds for christmas that I could do, or I thought of trying something for my mom for her birthday in September. The other thing I thought of doing was knitting 1 swatch a day for 15 days, making them rather large swatches and all different stitch types, and then stitching them together as making it a blanket for Hazel's 1st birthday. I don't know if I'll actually sign up for the event, especially as we'll be traveling so much during that span and I won't be able to knit while I drive (although, if you can figure out how, that would be fantastic) but I thought it would be fun to knit along to see what I'm capable of, and joining next year!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
The purse is really cute too. I am proud of you for designing something! Go You! I really hope that she likes it.
Last week I went home to visit my parents. We had a nice time. While we were there, I got to go to the yarn store close to them. I have been wanting to go, but just haven't been able to. It is called the Trading Post and not only was it a yarn and fiber store, but it was also an alpaca and llama farm! They are SO cute! The yarn store had some beautiful things in it and I was really excited to check it all out. Unfortunately, Mom was watching the girls in the car so I really couldn't stay very long. But, I did buy a hank of 100% alpaca undied wool. It is SO pretty.
There is about 150 yards there, I'm not sure yet what I am going to make with it, but I can't wait to do it! I have a couple of One Skein books from the library so I am going to have to find something neat that is worthy of the wool. The coolest thing was that I got to see the alpaca that it came from. He was SO pretty and his name was Hamlet. The only bummer about the place is that it is only open 2 days a week. But the store girl said that anytime I was coming into town to call the owner and if she was around she would most likely open the store so I will have to keep that in mind!! Yeah!! A new yarn store!
I finished up Jillian's dress. I am really happy with it, but wish it was a little longer. However, with a diaper cover, I think it will be cute. It matches the dress I made for Layla. Here is the best picture I could get. I will try and get a better one this weekend.
Right now, I am working on a shawl for my grandmother, a hat for my grandfather and I think I am going to cast on for Elefante tonight. I bought some Caron today to do it in. The pattern calls for stripes, but the varigated yarn I think will be really pretty. I can't wait to make this. It will be my first toy so that will be exciting. I am going to cast on for a scarf too...I have been trying to make a summer scarf, but just haven't found one I like. Hopefully this one will be cute! I'm tired of ripping out stuff! :)
I am trying to decide if I am going to enter the Ravelympics. I have to come up with a project that I can finish in 17 days, but will challenge me. I am going to have to think on it. Any ideas? Let me know!
Monday, July 14, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Monday, July 07, 2008
Friday, July 04, 2008
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
So, unfortunately, I haven't been able to get much knitting done the past couple of days. We have been SUPER busy. Baby Jillian was baptised on Sunday and we had a lot of our family here to celebrate with us for a cookout. We had a really great time and got to visit with our family. The kids played outside (thank goodness it was nice outside). Thank you so much to all of our family that came. In other Jillian news...she is rolling over! It seems so early, but I know it isn't. She is also teething like mad...which is driving me nuts. Layla is trying to learn to use the potty. It is really frustrating for me, but I know she will get it.
I did get some things done...Jillian's hat and bootee set are finished. They are so cute...I love them. I want to make more for her. I think that I will make a set in blues, greens, and purples so we have cool and warm colors to wear with everything!
I have a couple of other things in the works. I wish I had time to knit more...where are baby sitters when you need them?
Oh, also, I wanted to post about my cousin. She had surgery this past week up at Mayo. The doctors took out 12 lymph nodes, 4 of them had cancer in them. Evidently though, she is doing very well. She was feeling up to coming home the day after the surgery. She will have to go back in 6 weeks to see if it is still all gone. If so, then she only has to go back every 6 months. Please keep praying for her...it is going to be a long road, but at least she doesn't have to have chemo or radiation. Thank the Good Lord!
Carli, I hope that you are having fun with your guests. Can't wait to chat with you again, miss you babe!