Wednesday, November 29, 2006

I will post something in the next day or so...have one of those vile, pounding headaches. New yarn to report so check in again.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Well, I never recovered my favorites...what a crock! But I did remember more than I thought I would so it isn't the end of the world, although it did feel like it at the time. I have been moving right along on Ad.'s sweater, finally. It seems like it is taking forever and I suppose that it really is since I am a little unsure of what to do. I think I have worked out the pattern so maybe I can finish it this week. I hope so because I am sick of working on it. I want to start on A.'s big ole sweater.
I have finished a scarf, hat and 1 mitten for myself out of a lovely, soft bulky weight. I decided that I might as well have a set. It is just some Hobby Lobby acrylic yarn called Illusions but it looks nice.

This is a sweater that I made for myself last year. It's actually one of the first bigger projects that I attempted and it's a nice coat-style cardigan. I posted it to the Knit1 magazine gallery and won a go pouch that I use for my sock knitting. I call this the "Big Orange".

Saturday, November 18, 2006

SON OF A MOTHERLESS GOAT!!! The other day I had to uninstall and then reinstall AOL due to a corrupted file or some such crud. Everything worked out great except the fact that ALL of my favorites are gone. Poof, disappeared, nada, nothing!! I know I had over 75 of them, from cross stitch to knitting sites and lots and lots of blogs. Some of them I've found and others I guess I will have to stumble over them. All the other screen names have the favorites with no problem...but noooooooooooooo, couldn't be the one name with just a few. So. I'm disgusted and will write more later.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Having fun making hats and scarves this week. I am finishing a hat from Lion Brand Just Hats--the Rebel Rebel. It's in WoolEase chunky in Spice and knits up really fast. I really like making cables although I can't imagine making them without a cable needle. I am still slogging along on the on the hooded coat and on Ad.'s sweater and sooner or later I will finish at least one of them. I am on the sleeves of the hooded coat so it won't be long now.

Woo hoo!! I am finally able to add pictures. Even though I don't have a digital camera and will have to have A. take photos for me at least I can add some here. This is the zigzag sweater that I made last year for Ad. I was quite pleased with how it turned out even though he wanted ribbing on it. I certainly wish that he would have told me that before I made this one. Still think it looks good though.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Sweaters have gone by the wayside lately.... scarves, slippers, and mit-ens abound. I just finished a scarf for A. Used Lion Brand Suede prints on size 13 needles in a dropped stitch pattern. Knit 2 rows and then *k1,yo across row, drop stitches on next. Turned out beautifully and so soft. Also made a pair of slippers for K. and am working on the second mitten. Also finished my scarf. I need to get working on Ad.'s sweater so that can be done. I spent time this weekend knitting and watching a dvd of "Frontier House".

Friday, November 03, 2006

Went to the lys the other day to get the Tahki Charles accessory pattern book that just came out. Quite a few things in there that I want to have. And some yummy yarn for a scarf for A. that turned out beautifully. It is Classic Elite Yarns Desert in pink, browns, golds. I knit 4 rows and then 2 rows of dropped stitches. The colors even matched when I added the second ball. A nice patterning yarn. I think A. will really like it. I am tired of making hats though. Now we are on slippers for K. And mit-tens...notice the enunciation there! I must finish my first sock one of these days. So I can start on the second. And then a pair for A.