Friday, September 29, 2006

I tried to post the other day and got knocked off line by the phone. So I will try it again. I finished Katie's sweater and it looks great. I hope she likes it. I am almost finished with my short-sleeved sweater--just one more sleeve and I can put it together and pick up the neck. And I didn't have any size 8 needles (what's that about?) so I couldn't work on the neck anyway. But I ordered some of the KnitPicks' Options needles and they just came today. Woohoo! I am going to try and finish it this weekend because it will be the perfect weather to wear it next week. I was going to start on my cardigan with the beautiful fall colored yarn but could not get the gauge to work. So I scrapped that pattern and found another. But I needed ...guess....that's right .... size 8 needles. So I am making a hooded car coat from the Cast-On magazine. It is done with Bernat boucle bulky in a pretty forest green. I call it "Kermit Gump".

Friday, September 22, 2006

It's finally fall here. Cold, wet, windy and generally gross. On the upside-I finished Katie's sweater today. I just have to attach the sleeves and seam up the sides. I am also about half finished with my Edgar scarf as well. Since it is going to be a nasty weekend I am going to knit, knit, knit. I would like to finish crocheting A.'s afghan since it is cool enough to work on it now. It is so big that it has to be thrown over me to work on it. So maybe I can do is done with size Q hook so it goes pretty fast. I'll update as I finish.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

So. Here's the funny thing. I couldn't post anything on here because I had sliced open my middle finger on my left hand the other day. Yesterday I got a new knife and sliced the other middle finger on my right hand. Hahaha. Not really too funny but the left one is healing nicely. At least I can now knit...although the bandaids make it kind of tricky.
I am on the second sleeve of Katie's sweater and the end is in sight. I did bring down the Noro to cast on for the Edgar scarf but so far have resisted the urge. Maybe tomorrow. It is supposed to rain all day so I can knit for awhile and then knit at art night too. We exchange our Atc's and bookmark swaps tomorrow night so that should be fun.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

I will be posting in a few days as I sliced my finger with a serrated knife today....OOOOWWWWWWWW! So until it is a little less sore I won't be typing or knitting. See ya soon.

Friday, September 08, 2006

***You Are Grape***
You are bold and a true individual. You are very different and very okay with that.People know you as a straight shooter. You're very honest, even when the truth hurts.You are also very grounded and practical. No one is going to sneak anything by you.People enjoy your fresh approach to life. And it's this honesty that makes you a very innovative person.
What Color Purple Are You? Interesting. I never really thought of myself as grape but there ya go.

I finally finished A.'s shawl and it turned out beautifully. The only thing we didn't care for was that it could have been longer to wrap around. But other than that it was great. And I am glad to have it finished because it was getting heavy to work on the longer it got. Now onto finishing my sweater.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Art night quote: " I bet it wouldn't go through customs" Deb.
Got a bit of knitting done this weekend. The back of Katie's sweater is done and halfway through the front. Almost at the decreasing point of my short-sleeved sweater and I did finish the "lap-ghan" that I was crocheting. Didn't take too long to do since I used the size S hook (just like crocheting with a fireplace poker). Started on one for m. in Cape Cod blue and maroon. THis one will take as long as A.'s big one since she wants it to be big. Maybe it will be cooler soon so I can have it in my lap to work on it.
Went to one of the parks yesterday to see raptors and then went to lunch. It was good but it was the deep-fried OREOS that were the bomb!! There was a restaurant in the food court that was called "Carnival Foods" and that's what they sell. A. absolutely had to have them ( I may have encouraged her just a "little" bit) but she could have skipped the gyro and just had oreos. I don't really blame her....they were bits of deep fried love.
Also went to the lys as they were having a sale. It would've been unpatriotic not to go and buy something as they were celebrating one year in business. I bought a couple of skeins of half-price yarn for a hat for me and a skein of Noro to make the Edgar scarf from I already had one but I wanted a longer scarf. I will have to look at what kind of yarn I bought 'cause it was Sunday and shame on me, I cannot remember what kind. Geesh.

Friday, September 01, 2006

What was said at art night: "I can only fit her head on it." Amanda

A very rainy forecast for the weekend. It's a have to imagine the song so you can sing along. Lots of knitting ahead and some dvd's from the library so I'm set. Plus, the new Laura Childs' "Motif for Murder". Finishing the back of Katie's sweater so I can get going on it. I have too many things going on at one time that I haven't finished anything. But I plan on getting some done this weekend. I am going to knit as soon as I get off the "box" here. But first, I may have a cinnamon chip muffin (mmmmmm!) and a cuppa tea.