Wednesday, November 25, 2009


So I've been forcing myself to knit the past couple nights and during the day as I can. I know that sounds really bazaar coming from me, but it's true. I'm doing it, though, and making some progress.

I admit I hit a slight blackhole on Daddy's present. But we're through and sailing away. I managed to get quite a bit done on it last night after H went to bed. yay!!!

Then I've been just blowing through Mom's gift. I have to say that DPNs beat magic loop any day of the week when you'redoing ML on a 60 inch cable needle. Far too much extra cable. But I'm loving the color work and now that I've finished 1/2 of the second one, I've gotten the hang of keeping the colors less tangled and it's a breeze. Plus knitting colorwork that is intricate is like painting with yarn. you just knit along, doing nothing different than switching colors as you go, and presto, you have this cool design. Way addicting.

I am determined to get atleast mom's present DONE and the piece I'm currently working on for Dad's DONE before we leave in 2 weeks. Anything outside the one piece on Dad's is just bonus that won't keep me up until the wee hours of the morning Christmas day.

Determined. It WILL happen...

Lotsa Love

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Just one knit....

So, I usually knit every evening. I always knit something when riding in the car, and I'm rarely anywhere without one of my projects, especially since Christmas is coming quickly.

In the past 2 weeks, I have knitted one evening and once in the car. I just have no desire, no energy, and spend 90% of my life fighting off Morning Sickness...

Christmas presents aren't ever going to get done. I'm DETERMINED to get Dad's and Mom's finished. The rest will have to wait...

Sunday, November 08, 2009

My Knitting List...Ever Shall It Grow!

OK, so I have started auditing what I need to knit in the next less than 50 days! Carli has pointed out that Christmas is LESS than 50 days away! Holy Geez! Here is my list as of right now. I am not even going to actually ACT like I am going to get it all done, but it is wishful thinking. I fully admit that some of it is for me, but it is stuff I was hoping to have done to wear for Christmas. We shall see!

1. Caroline For Me! :) Done in Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Avocado.
2. A Scarflette of my own design for Me! :) Done in Malabrigo in a blue/green/yellow mix
3. Some sort of Fingerless Mitts for Me! :) To be done in Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Avocado
4. Telemark Pullover for Marshall done in really pretty blue
5. Some sort of dress for Layla's Bear. I am designing it myself, it won't be complicated, but will be done in Caron Simple Soft
6. A hat for my dad (I can't remember the name of the pattern, I will have to find it!) done in Ultra Alpaca in a really pretty orange.
7. Thank you Scarflette for Claire. Just garter stitch on the bias...just have to weave in ends. Done in Lion Brand Chenille Thick and Quick.
8. SO want to make Sprite for Layla and for cute is this?
9. Market Shawl for Me! Done in Moonlight Mohair...there is no hurry on this, just mindless knitting as it is all stockinette!
10. Something for my MIL...I have to make her gift but she is giving me NO ideas. Any ideas? Please? Anyone? She isn't a fancy type person so I am just at a loss!
11. Baby hat for friend, simple easy, shouldn't take long!

I have sewing to do too as well as other knitting that I haven't even figured out yet. AAGGRRHH!!


Thursday, November 05, 2009

My New Baby Boy To Knit For!

Hello all! Thanks for being patient with me during my time "away". I just didn't have much to blog about. For the longest time, knitting made me sick, and then all I was knitting was the same bootie pattern over and over and a simple baby blanket. I'm still not knitting a ton, but it is because I got PUPS on my hands after the baby was born (a condition that made my hands swell, itch and HURT!), and I can't knit yet. I am hoping by the weekend!

Enough about that...onto much more important things. The newest recipient of knitted things to come: Introducing Marshall George! He was born at 1:54 on October 26th. He was 8 pounds 15 ounces and 21 inches long! He is PERFECT! We love him so much and are so excited he is here! I have already started planning on things to knit for him! Can't wait to get my fingers back! Enjoy a couple of pics...only one has knitted things. A hat and booties I made. The others are just for show. Also, included is one of the proud big sisters. He is getting newborn pics tomorrow, so I should have at least a link of those soon!