Saturday, October 28, 2006

I haven't posted anything this week because I haven't really gotten much done this week. I did finally finish A's big crocheted afghan...I am glad because it was getting so large I couldn't even handle it anymore. I am working on Ad.'s sweater and it's moving along. But the thing that I would like to have is the new pattern book by Tahki-Charles, the accesory issue. I love the twisty hat that is on the cover. I am knitting the hat from Knitting Nature by Nora Gaughan and also the spiral scarf but haven't started on them yet.

Friday, October 20, 2006

I went to pick up my package from Patternworks at the post office the other day...the thrill of the package...the anticipation of opening it even though I know what's in it...oh I am excited!! So I rip open the package (in a nice, lady-like way of course) and the two patterns are great but, what's this? The needles are the WRONG size. They are supposed to be size 13 dpn's but they were 7's. Ummm, no. I repacked them and sent them back for an exchange and they were quite nice on the phone but at least I don't need them yet.
Luckily the order from Herrschnerr's was right. I ordered yarn from the catalog 'cause they were having a great sale and A. and I wanted bulky yarn for the big cardigan that is on the Lion Brand website. I ordered Bernat Softee Chunky in Burgandy for A. and Denim for me. It came to about half-price for each, which is a much better deal because it would have been over $70.00 each. And some cool Hot Socks yarn in tropical colorway for A. I am still working on my pair so it will be awhile before she gets hers. But then they will be great.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Started and finished a hat for K. last night and made my first pompom. Which turned out cute if I do say so myself. Haven't really done much today but missed my box from! Don't they know that I WANT my stuff??? Granted, it's only a set of dpn's and 2 patterns but still. It's mine and I want it. I suppose I'll get it tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Well. Tomorrow is supposed to be cold so I can wear one of my sweaters. I would really like to knit the sweater from Lion Brand that is the knitted version of the loomed one. It looks like it would make a really great coat and warm. A. wants one too. I found similar weight yarn that is less than half the price so maybe I'll order some. I'm still working on the "Kermit Gump" cardigan and have also started on Ad.'s sweater. I was trying to figure out how to do increases while maintaining a pattern and I think I've figured it out. When I did sleeves the pattern always came out "wonky". This will be my first time following a chart as well so I wasn't too sure about myself. Even though I don't have any problem with cross stitch charts. I'm pretty sure that it won't be too bad. We shall see.

Friday, October 06, 2006

I finished my short-sleeved sweater. I haven't tried it on yet but it went together pretty well. I will wear it to art night since everyone has been watching me knit on it for awhile. I cast on for Ad.'s sweater. It is in WoolEase grey and kind of a checkerboard pattern. I am also working on the hooded jacket and I'm about half-way through the back.
Still slogging along on the celtic poncho...half the triangles are done ...half more to go. I might get it done this winter if I start making triangles every day. We shall see.