Monday, May 29, 2006

Holiday weekends can sometimes be soooooooooooo long. And hot. Today it was 90* out and very sunny. The humidity wasn't too terrible yet so running a few errands wasn't awful. Yesterday went and bought a new t.v. for the kitchen-a 13'' with a Dvd player attached. Woohoo. Star Wars watch out. I will be watching mine all the time. Plus my knitting video. Now I won't have to sit at the computer and watch and not get much knitting done at the same time.
Not going to art night tonight since it is a holiday. A. has been packing up the townhouse this weekend and Katie came down from Columbus to help her. I told her that I wanted to knit her a sweater and she was so excited that we picked the pattern right away (the weekend favorite from Yarn Girls Guide to Knitting) in blue rainbow boucle from Jo-Ann's.
Also have to finish the felted bag which is almost done and have started on Ad.'s cabled sweater. Am still working on the spiral every time I think it is long enough I decrease and bind off and then it is TOO small so I tear it out and keep on slogging. Sooner or later I will have it done and then attempt a real sock pattern with a heel turning and all.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Oh yeah!! Snap your fingers and tap your toes. I finally figured out how to do the I-cord bind off for A.'s felted satchel. I have been playing around with it for a few days now...I could picture it in my head but couldn't seem to get it into practice. FINALLY! I think I will be able to get it finished this week. Woohoo. I will also finish the big blue cardigan as well. Probably will go to the knitting group at Barnes and Noble tomorrow night as the library group is not meeting for knitting but are going out to dinner instead. I really just wanted to knit so no dinner for moi. Well, it is time for Globe Trekker and since I am an armchair traveler I need to strap in for the trip. And I'm off to finish the bind-off. Par-teeee!!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Why,oh why?? Every time I knit something for myself anymore it never fits. I finished the vest from the Readers Digest Easy Knitting and it looks like I've stuffed myself in an extra small tee-shirt. And that's not pretty. I think it must be the pattern because the armholes are not deep enough. It's enough to make me not want to knit anymore. Plus, I was working on the socks and just finished the three-needle bind off (yah! something I can do correctly) and thought that I'd better have A. try them on and of course they were too short. You'd think I would've had her try them on before I started the decreases but nooooooooo, that would've been the intelligent thing to do. So I ripped them down to below the decreases and I will keep on going. At least I enjoy knitting them. So far anyway.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Ugh!! This has just been the suckiest week ever. Just trying to get A. settled after the fire and having her have to work here with all the jobs she has. And we had to have Spaudling put to sleep today. It's always hard when she loses a guinea pig but on top of everything else I think that was the last straw. It will be better when she has these 2 jobs out of the way and we can have things settle down here a little bit.
Haven't really gotten any knitting done but have been knitting on the spiral tube socks because they are small and portable. LOVE knitting socks! I haven't done proper socks with heels and everything but I think those will be fun also. I am going to use my Opal sock yarn that I bought a few weeks ago. I think I will make those for me.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Crazy couple of days here the last 2 days. Wednesday morning there was a 5-alarm fire at A's complex. The townhouse 2 down from hers had a fire and it was a mess. Thank God the firewall was in the next townhouse and all she has is alot of smoke damage. She is staying at a hotel and it is a major job. All the pets are safe and here for the time being. Too bad I had just given her the green sweater as now it must be washed and washed to get out the smell of smoke. And all the hand-knitted purses. More later.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Why, oh why?? I cannot figure out this felted satchel pattern from at all. It is for the I-cord bind off and I am sick and tired of having to ask for help all the time. Is it the math in the knitting pattern or just stupidity on my part? I just don't know. I will post more in a day or two when I'm not so disgusted.