Saturday, January 27, 2007

Finished my hexagon hat this morning. Which is good since it is supposed to go into the 20's and lower in the next coming week. I'm also almost finished with the felted satchel for A. At least I don't have to felt it...A. will do that. She picked up the yarn the other day and it's a beautiful forest green-Cascade 220 and a light tan. The pattern knits up quite fast so that's always a plus. I'm going to try and finish it tonight so I can get working on my "Danbury'' sweater.
Went to Trader Joe's today to pick up a few things for the dishes I am going to make. Tomorrow is mushroom and barley stew, tomato lentil soup, and fancy biscuits...which are just biscuits with herbs and some green onions in them...yum. Also going to make some coconut-almond muffins for art night Monday. Love those vegan cookbooks!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Okay, I just typed my post and the annoying message...there was an error came up and my post was gone. GRrrrrrr! I finished A.'s "hexed" hat and it was much easier to knit than I thought. So I started mine this morning. I have 2 out of 7 hexagons done and it shouldn't take too long to finish. The hardest thing will be to decide what color to use for the backstitching. I will try and get a picture of it soon.
Just a quick note to say...the "hexed" hat is finished. It was much easier to knit than I thought so I started mine this morning. I already have 2 of the 7 hexagons finished and just have to decide what color to use for the blanketstitch. I will try and get a picture of it soon.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Well, it did actually snow here. I awoke to large flakes of the "albino brain suckers" rapidly filling the sky. And the driveway. I did manage to slide across the street to Krogers so I could grab the Sunday paper and shoveled part of the drive (in front of the garage so the car can get out) and the front walk and porch. It is icy/slushy underneath so I'm thinking we will probably stay in and keep warm. I am going to make some curried vegetable bake later (from The Garden of and some coconut cupcakes for art night tomorrow night. Yum.
I did get started on the felted satchel last night and am moving right along so I will watch the Heat/Mavericks game--Go Heat!--and work on that.
Another picture? Why sure. Here's a work in progress. A scarf for me out of ribbon yarn and right off the top of my head I can't remember the pattern but I will post it later.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

I finished the "droplet" hat from Knitting Nature and while it was a fun knit it looks TERRIBLE on me. The upside is that it looks really cute on A. so she has a new hat. I am still making her the Hexed hat from Knitty but one can always use another hat. Had a trip to the yarn store earlier (must have things to knit as the "white death" is coming tomorrow...everyone must be prepared!!) as A. decided she wanted another felted satchel but the big one this time. She picked a very pretty forest green and brownish/grey. I think it will be very nice. I also bought myself some Lamb's Pride Bulky for a hexed hat for me. The color is Tiger Lily and should knit up attractively. I don't usually pick that color at all but it was so pretty I couldn't help myself.
Time for some pictures!! Here's A. in her lovely "big ole sweater" that suits her "marvelous much" to quote her. Don't you think she's loverly?

Here is a pic of my scarf, mitten and hat set that I knit out of super bulky yarn from Hobby Lobby. Very thick but warm which is good because it is cold now and going to snow.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

The sweater is a hit! I don't think she's taken it off since I gave it to I had about 3 skeins left over and so I made her a pair of mittens and a scarf to go with it. The scarf is a very pretty basketweave pattern and shows up quite nicely on the burgandy yarn. I'm also knitting the "hexed" hat from the Winter 2006 issue of I didn't see any sense leaving a whole skein lying around.
I cast on the yarn for my big ole sweater...mine is in brushed denim and also a v-neck sweater for myself in a bee-u-ti-ful autumn colorway. It should be very pretty. I made one for A. last year and it is knitted side to side. Since the weather is supposed to change to actual winter in the next day or two it will be good to have a new sweater.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Just a quick post...the cardi/coat is completely FINISHED!! Yup, all sewn up as of an hour ago. Hands tired so off to rest.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Finished the cardi/coat sweater last night!! Happy dancing all around. I was going to sew it together today but ended up going to the discount produce place and Trader Joe's. Then it was art night. I ended up with about 4 1/4 skeins left so decided to make a scarf to match A.'s coat. It is a basketweave pattern and so far looks really nice. Supposed to have a little snow tomorrow and windy so maybe I will get it sewn together then.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

First FO of the new year! I finished the hooded cardigan. Well. Actually I finished it several days ago but it took me forever...or what seemed like sew it up. But it looks nice and now onto other things. I am almost finished with A.'s cardi/coat, just a few more inches of sleeve, the hood and 2 pockets and a drawstring. So it should be done by the end of the week. And then I can start on mine. I will try and get some pictures of it and put on here.
Went down to Coffee Emporium today so A. could get some coffee and I got some Harney brand Chinese Flower tea. Got alot of knitting done over the new year's weekend as well as lots of dvd watching. Watched the HBO mini series of Elizabeth I that was very good and quite engrossing.