Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Yes, yes I know. Bad blogger. I have neglected my blog for I-bob. I can't help it...I am enamoured with it. It's just the coolest toy I've had in quite awhile. But I have knitted some although no pictures yet.
I did embroider a pair of jeans that I finished today and I think they look really cool. I may do another pair eventually. I do want to turn the heel on my sock soon so I think that I will probably work on that in the next day or two. Still working on the sweater but am about half way through the second front. If I buckle down and really work on it I can realistically have it finished by next week.
I am thinking about going to the knitting group that meets a lys here. A friend of mine goes and I thought it sounded like a good time. It depends on the weather as it is supposed to rain tomorrow with some thunderstorms...yuck. Maybe I will just download a few more podcasts into i-bob. We shall see.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Finished the alpaca wristlets and A. is very pleased with them. I have been slogging along on the ''big ole sweater" and am making progress.
The big news is....my new ipod!! Well, I call it an i-Bob 'cause it's not an Apple but I'm pleased with it and am going to play with it tonight. So I will post in a day or two. Off to play!!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

You would think....think that after all 34 years Ad. would recognize one sister's voice over another. Oh well, on the upside he did call and wish A. a happy birthday...hahaha. It's the thought that counts anyway. Had a deee-lishous lunch at the chinese buffet and all of art club came (including a husband which was cool). Lots of snow again but at home and toasty warm.
Finished the "top hat" from Knit 1's The Love issue yesterday and quite pleased with it. Very warm and thick. Used Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in Adirondack and I would make it again. It looks really cute on everyone who tried it on...the wonder hat.
Started a pair of the wristlets for A. with the remainder of the alpaca. She really liked mine. But they are mine, mine, mine!! hahahaha. But I will graciously make her a pair. Aren't I just the nicest sister ever? I know.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Ice, ice everywhere. Sick of watching movies and being inside the house. Did get out for the first time since Monday. The ice is awful but it is beautiful with the sun shining on the iced branches of the trees and bushes. I wish I had a camera for some of these images. On the upside I did finish the wristlets and ooooooooooohhhh so warm and soft. Want to wear them all the time. Time for ER. so more later.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Finished all the hexagon hats...including one for m. and ''Sanchez",who absolutely LOVES it. And she's thrilled that hers is the same color as m.'s. It's good to be little; it doesn't take much to please you. I'm now working on the Ribberta wristlet in the Ultra Alpaca....oooooh soft.It is knitting up quite fast which is good as we are having a "winter weather advisory" here. Doesn't that make it sound official? I am guessing that art night tomorrow night will be a bust because we are supposed to have freezing rain and 6-8" of snow. Oh fun. Luckily I have lots of dvd's from the library and books on tape. As well as knitting to do.

Here's a shot of the never-ending sock. I really should get going on it and finish at least the first one. I am at the turning of the heel and have never done that before. I understand how to do it in theory but....we shall see.

Monday, February 05, 2007

See, you didn't think that I would knit the mittens and hat did you? I not only finished them I also started another hat for A. I am knitting on size 11 dpn's and hopefully it will be bigger for her.
Knitting will abound the next couple of days as it is going into the negative degrees and we are having the "white death" tomorrow!! Panic ensues...lol. They are predicting 3-5" of the crud and it so cold that it won't melt. So knitting and movie watching it is. I watched THE funniest movie today. It is the Reduced Shakespeare Company The Complete Works of Shakespeare in 90 minutes. I haven't laughed so much in years. Everyone should watch it and laugh.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Well I finally stopped knitting long enough to get here and post something. Brrrrrr! cold today. And for several more days. In the minus temperatures tonight and only in the teens tomorrow. Good thing I have my new hexagon hats. That's right...I said hats. I went to Hobby Lobby the other day 'cause they were having a good yarn sale and got a couple balls to make a hat and some mit-ens. Can't beat a set for $2.00. Bought a pretty black with colors all shot through it for another hat for A. and some for a hat for "Sanchez" and some mitts. Also got enough for 2 sweaters so I should be set for awhile.
Went to the lys today because I had (drumroll please!) $25.00 credit and it was burning a hole in my wallet. Got some size 10 1/2 and 11 dpn's and a skein of Berrocco's Ultra Alpaca. OOOOOHHHH soft. Got a free pattern for some wristlets that are oh so comfortable so I thought I would try my hand at that.
Think it's about time to put on my flannel pj's and robe and have a nice cup of tea...Harney's Cranberry Autumn. It's just fabulous. And a coconut-almond muffin. Sounds like just the thing for a cold winter's night. I also just got "The Friday Night Knitting Club" from the library so maybe I will read for awhile. No, no, no... I must knit and finish Sanchez's hat for her birthday. Then I will read.