Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Finished the spiral socks...woohoo! Cast on a pair for me with the Opal yarn I'd gotten some time ago. I finally found a pattern that I liked so we will see how it goes. I'm still working on A.'s shawl, which is coming along really well. I have at least 4 more skeins to go so it will be huge but she doesn't mind a bit. It's a beautiful grape color..."you're turning violet,Violet" heehee. I need to finish a few things 'cause I have at least 4 things going at once. I should have gone to the knitting group at Barnes and Noble tonight but am easily distracted by the books. Maybe next week.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Still so bloody hot!! But the knitting waits for no one. First, the loot from the yarn market. It's tempting to start a project with all the new stuff but I must finish some others first. I got 6 skeins of a beautiful sportweight plush from the Yarnsmith (www.yarnsmiths.com) and it is a lovely reddish/coppery color. Also got 2 balls of the soysilk yarn "Oasis" in a reddish color to match the plush.(www.soysilk.com). I also got a really cool thing but can't post it since A. has been known to lurk around here and read...Hiya A.! For my felted satchel I got 8 balls of Galway Highland Heather in a lilac color and a "tweedy blue/pink". Also a beautiful ball of Reigia sock yarn for me, me, me.
Right now I'm knitting a shawl for A. in Lion Brand Homespun in Grape that is a wavy shawl pattern from Coats and Clark. Coming out quite nicely I think. Also making another sweater for Katie in a size larger than the first. A's second sock is almost finshed so I can start on a pair of socks for me. I think I am going to use the Opal yarn that I have and do it in a pattern I found on www.knitty.com. I can't wait to start them. I'm also working on a short-sleeved sweater for me in a shade of pink called shrimp. The pattern is from Knitter's magazine Summer 2006 issue and is called Sweetpeas. So far it is coming along great!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

I have survived the yarn fix. The yarn market was Tuesday night and it was great. Lots of good bargains but it was so HOT in the room that I could barely stand it. I got quite a few great deals so I was pleased. Wool for a felted bag for me. I will post my loot on here in a day or two.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Whew! It's hard to believe that just walking around and shopping for hours will absolutely wear me out. Stampaway was yesterday and it was lots of fun. Got lots of new stamps and unmounted rubber and still have money left over to go shopping at the yarn market on Tuesday in Monroe. Geeze, who knew there was going to be a yarn market here, much less so close and so soon. I was going to go here A WOOL GATHERING and still might but, really, who can pass up one so close. And with leftover shopping money? That would just be wrong.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Haven't posted anything lately. Been busy doing too many things with not enough time. Stampaway is Saturday and I have been trying to make a new necklace to wear. I have incorporated the cd with stamping and made the cord out of yarn that I crocheted. So far it looks pretty good. I am not going to spend all the money that I saved on stamps but save some for the yarn market that is on Tuesday night. I didn't know that we had anything like that here so I'm looking forward to it. I went to the yarn store earlier and bought some more SOCK yarn. I LOVE knitting socks! I bought another skein of the Rainbow Lorna Laces so I can make my sock longer and some bee-u-ti-ful Opal. I can't wait to knit with it.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Too hot. Finally got rid of the nasty sinus, heat headache and then the heat came back. Mostly been sitting inside and not wanting to do anything. Will post more later. Time to go lie on the floor under a fan in the dark.