Sunday, March 26, 2006

Finally! I am mostly recovered from the "grunge" except for the very annoying cough. I no longer have to take a nap after every exertion...translated means...coughing, sitting up to blow my nose, walking to the bathroom... Knitting? forget about it. I was too tired to think about knitting, much less the actual action of knitting. I could hear it calling me...please, pick me up.We are getting all bent out of shape, we want to be a sweater. I did finish the back of A.'s sweater last night so only the front to go. I have to go to the knitting group at the library on Tuesday to make sure that I do understand how knit this thing. It is the Slim Line Tunic from Lion Brand and I think it's going to look stunning. And verra,verra green.
Went to Barnes and Noble last night and got The Yarn Harlot's new book "Knitting Rules!" and the new Vogue knitting magazine. I have made a pot of tea...Harney tea's Paris...and am going to sit and read for awhile. See ya later.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Whew! Finally feel good enough to sit upright and check my email. I had some kind of nasty "grunge". It must have been announcing itself with the three day headache. Now I have a little bit of a cough but my abdomen is sore and coughing is literally a pain. I have taken arnica both by mouth and topically and it has helped some. As long as I don't laugh I'm pretty good.
Went to the knitting group Tuesday night and figured out the pattern. Plus I got a new knitting magazine and Debbie Stoller's new book "Happy Hooker". Unfortunately, I haven't felt good enough to even look through either of them but I am going to do that tomorrow. Needless to say the knitting has been non-existent. I was worn out by just sitting up to have a sip of tea. But only had to lie down twice today so...woohoo! Things are looking up.

Monday, March 13, 2006

So. I have both sleeves of A.'s sweater finished but I've never knitted a sweater from side to side and am a little stumped about the directions. I should have gone to the knitting group on Saturday but never got to it because had so many errands to run. I am going to the knitting group at Barnes and Noble tomorrow night for some knitting help and maybe, just maybe, I'll look at some knitting books and magazines.
Last night was stamp club and one of the members from the old stamp club joined us. I haven't made any cards in quite some time so it was fun. Hopefully the rest of us will come for the next meeting.
I didn't get any knitting done today as I have a splitting headache. I'm sure it's from all the rain and weather we've been having. It's finally going to stop raining tomorrow but going to be in the 40's. Yuck. Good thing I'm making sweaters.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Whew. Knitting up a storm. I am making a vest for myself out of a pretty varigated yarn and a long cardigan out of a blue boucle. Also just started a sweater for A., also out of a varigated boucle but in shades of green. And it is bright green. Like a lime green. We should be able to see her coming from at least a half-mile away. Hopefully all these things will work out. I don't seem to have any problem with other people's things, just my own.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Okay, I finished the tunic sweater yesterday and after much pouting and stomping of feet, gnashing of teeth I HATED the sweater. It would have been fine had I been going after the "Flashdance" sweatshirt look. Much too much shoulder showing. So I threw it on a chair, determined to wear it over a t-shirt or something but didn't want to see it again anytime soon. Went to knitting group and complained to them and viola! a solution. They told me to pick up stitches around the neck and K1,P1 for a few inches. Then I decreased by K2tog, and I am actually pleased and can't wait to wear it. I am going to knit another one out of worsted weight and that one should be really nice.