Saturday, July 28, 2007

Okay, I know that I said I would finish that %@#^^%$ sweater this week but (I do have an excuse!!) I haven't knitted in 3 days. I had some sinus/allergy/cold stuff going on and just laid around and sneezed and blew my poor, red little nose. Feeling better today so I will probably work on the sweater tomorrow. I did re-do one sleeve and will only have the other and the neckline to do. So I will buckle down and get it finished. I promise. ('cause the sock yarn is calling).heehee.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Ooooh, oooh, ooooh! I just received my yarn prize from It is 2 skeins of Gedifra Fashion Trend Sportivo in a beautiful black tweed/sunset colorway and I can't wait to make socks from it. Of course, I have to finish my first pair. lol.
Worked on the tee sweater last night and had finished one sleeve...Sheri, cover your eyes if you are reading this...and tore it out when I got home. I didn't like how it looked when it was bound off so I ripped it out and started it again. The directions said to cast on 25 stitches before starting the sleeve and then pick up 16 more but ended up having this extra "wonky" bit that was sticking out and no where to sew it together so R.I.P. But it looks much better now. Just can't give it away without having it be the best I can do.

Friday, July 20, 2007

I knit and knit and knit and still am not at 21" on the sweater. I see it increasing in length and don't understand where all the knitting is going. I am going to finish it this weekend or know why not. Got some PBS dvd's from the library so I can knit away. Keep your fingers crossed.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

A lazy kind of weekend. Getting quite hot so staying in is quite alright by me. Did go to ....wait for it....'bucks last night for an iced soy latte...mmmmm! Also got 2 pretty cups/mugs. A very pretty paisley pattern, one in blue and one in red. Also got to work on the harloty socks as I am now calling them.
Still slogging away on the t-shirt pattern and it's moving right along.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Here's another shot of the carillion tower...Eyore is in the foreground...teehee.
I've been knitting on the sweater in the round and have come to the conclusion that it is too small...gggggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrr! What a surprise. I think it will fit Sheri though (hi Sheri!) so at least it will have a home. Why,why,why, everytime I make something for myself it just doesn't come out right? Maybe I'll just make socks. Sigh.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

You Are a Soy Latte
At your best, you are: free spirited, down to earth, and relaxed.At your worst, you are: dogmatic and picky.You drink coffee when: you need a pick me up, and green tea isn't cutting it.Your caffeine addiction level: medium

Funny, a soy latte is my favorite drink. Teehee. I could use one about now. I have been working on the t-shirt in the round and have just put the sleeves on a holder and am working on the body. It's going fast but I think it's because I am having alot of fun knitting it. As a matter of fact I think I'm going to go and work on it now. See ya later. Knit away!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Obligatory yarn shot! This is my felted messenger bag that was from I decided that it should have some flowers so I hand-felted them...I guess they are ''fulled". I think it came out looking quite nice, don't you?

A beautiful day today. A nice breeze and much cooler. We went to Jungle Jims's a grocery/specialty store) for some groceries and various sundries. They have a wonderful tea section in their England section as well as a Chinese tea section, a Japenese, Indian...tea section. I bought some tea....quelle surprise! An almond tea from Benchly (cheap but usually good), Autumnal Darjeeling and Tropical, which is a black tea with cornflowers, hibiscus and other flavors from an inn in Kentucky called the Elmwood Inn. Can't decide which to have first. Also got some good sushi. Well.... not so much sushi as it is the vegetable combo but still sushi.

Then decided to drive down and listen to the carillions in Mariemont. Stopped at Starbucks for a "holiday" iced venti soy latte...mmmm. The music was wonderful and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. I knitted on my sock ( the pattern from The Yarn Harlot is fabulous) and they played one of my favorite pieces of music, Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring. All in all just a wonderful day.

Also finished A.'s sweater, cast on for m's and cast on for my knitted from the top down tee-shirt style shirt. Think that one should be fun. I can't remember the pattern right off the top of my head but I'll look and post it next time.