Monday, September 29, 2008
I am planning on making a second one for me!! Good thing I bought a second "just-in-case" skein. "Just in case I need more yarn" turned into "just in case I need to make a second one because I want to keep it". Haha!!
In other knitting news... I tried on my Wicked, and I feel like I need to add 1 more inch to the body before I add the pocket. Also, I missed a stitch while knitting the sleeves, (darn DPN's) so I have to rip back about 1 inch. This sweater is so easy, and really should be finished already. ARRGGHH!!!! Wicked mistakes all around.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I was surprised to see nice yarns such as the Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk, the Punto Del Este sample, and the Artyarns Ultramerino added to the bunch this year. I also love the buttons, and the SOAK. However, since the Debbie Bliss Yarn is only 97 yards, I had to go back to buy another skein to make my cowl... and now I will need 4 more skeins for the Cabled Beret. See how they get ya???
Here is another picture of KJ just smiling. This baby is so adorable. We are going to turn her into a knitter before she learns how to walk. Haha!!
So as far as my knitting content goes, I started the Hey Teach sweater as a break from the monotonous stockinette on my Wicked. I actually devised a way to turn the short sleeves into a long sleeve, and wanted to try out my design ideas. I am using Lion Brand Cotton-Ease that I bought at AC Moore for about $4.99 a skein. The stitch pattern is very lovely. However, my first try at the sleeve was a little BIG. Haha!! Well, you live and you learn. I have since frogged that portion, and started over using about 10 less stitches in the cast-on. I have recalculated the increases. More updates on the progress to follow.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Well, it is raining in New York right now. I just took a cab home from work, and felt really sorry for the driver. He had to drive on the highway at about 30MPH because the road was so insuffrably difficult to see. Aside from that, noone in their right mind could even drive in the fast lane, because their car would hydroplane in 2.5 seconds. Mother nature again proving that she cannot be touched.
So, my plans for tomorrow.....
1. Do laundry (the washing machine just got fixed.. thank God)
2. Organize the clothes closet, which also houses the yarn stash... hehe!!
3. Knit up a storm. I have a sweater to finish, and some gift projects to get started on.
4. Maybe I'll design some more jewelry while I am in the creative mood.
Well, I will have more knitting pics to show when the weekend is over. Now, I am on the hunt for more patterns.
Monday, September 1, 2008
I've gotten a pencil case that I will use for my little knicknacks. A Starbucks card, and Stitch holders.
2 skeins of Interlacements Tiny Toes in the "Grape Harveast" colorway. 2 skeins of Knitpicks Essential Sock yarn in the "Riviera Multi" colorway. Handmade soap.. mmmm.. smells delicious.
Knitpicks needles for magic looping my socks, Crochet hooks, Rice Krispie Treats (my favorite), gel pens!!
Grapefruit scented Eucalan, a diary, post-its and a notepad.
This gorgeous, gorgeous bag big enough to hold everything. It is huge, and sooo cute.
And this cute Starbucks mug. It is super-duper sized.
Here are all my goodies altogether. Thank you so much!! I feel so special. She went all out to send me a special, memorable gift and I am extremely grateful for it. All I could say was "WOW" everytime I opened something. Then the oohs and aahs came, and the high pitched voice. Haha!! Now, y'all know my favorite color is pink, but I have decided to branch out of that for a minute because all of my stuff seems to be monochromatic. I mentioned I like Teal, and she just took it and ran with it. I love everything. I don't care if it got here in September. What matters most is the thought and love that was sent in the package.
I spoke to Chicagopurl on the phone when I received my package, and realized how special long distance friends are. The "girl talk" started immediately and it felt really good to speak to a woman who is a little older and wiser, yet has such a young, fun-loving spirit. She has encouraged me to keep on doing all those things that make me happy, and to keep reaching for the stars.
She has encouraged me to make the Plath Cropped Cardi in a knitalong with her. So, I guess that means I have to finish up some stuff on the needles, huh? Does anyone else want to join? I have also been thinking about making Hey Teach for my fall wardrobe. I just have to pick a color. Any ideas???
Here is my latest update on my Wicked. I just have to attach the pocket, and finish the sleeves. On my first sleeve, I have completed about 5 inches. I have 12 more to go. I know that this will be a really warm sweater, and since I have about 2 full skeins of Ultra Alpaca left, I can afford to do the long sleeves. I am loving how this sweater is coming along, and it feels very soft, so I am happy with that as well.
There is even more news. I recently changed my schedule at work. It was a change that needed to be made for me to be able to have more yarn money. I want to apologize to all of my friends at the various after-work knitting events. I will miss hanging out with you guys. However, we can definately do a weekend thing, as long as our schedule permits. Nothing is written in stone, and change is the only constant in life. But, I can guarantee you that since I will be home in the early portion of the day, there will be more knitting, stitch marker, and jewelry making going on. A really good friend mentioned to me that my first love is working with my hands. I think he may be on to something. LOL!!
Enjoy the day! Happy knitting everyone!!!