Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Bored at work

I am so freaking bored. It is 9:30 am and I have NO WORK TO DO! Being a knitter at a full time job is not an easy thing to do. Especially since my knitting is sitting in a bag behind me calling my name. Good news. I have a job interview today! I SO hope I get this job. I hate my job right now. Actually scratch that I don't hate my job there are a few people that work here that are miserable and make work miserable. Why can't people just be happy? Well a little knitting update. I finished a hat that was supposed to be for my dad but I really didn't like how the pattern ended up and it fit my husband really well so I just gave it to him. I finished a charity scarf for Plymouth House. I really urge everyone to do this. It was fun and you get to give someone a nice warm fuzzy gift and all it took was my time because they supply the yarn. Now I am working on the fingerless gloves for my brother. I really need to get started on my other knit gifts. Why did I decide at the end of October that I was going to do knit gift for christmas for everyone? I think that actually a few people are going to get fleece scarfs and hats because that will be cheap quick and easy and be nice as well. Then next year I will start my xmas gifts in june!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Post surgery fun

Well I had two golf ball sized lumps taken out of my left breast yesterday. They appear to be benign but they still grew pretty rapidly and the best thing was to just get them out. My dear fellow knitting friend brought me over some goodies yesterday. FUN TIMES! So I will be spending a few days off my feet in my comfy recliner knitting, reading my mags and nursing Jake.

Knitting for Charity

So I got my kit for the Plymouth House scarf. I decided to put this at the top of my knitting projects.

Friday, November 18, 2005

ARGHHHH!!!!

OK I am sure I am not the first person to do this but it is so freaking frustrating. So I have been working on fingerless mittens for a few weeks and I just finished the second one and put it on....oh yeah I made two left handed gloves!!!!!!!!!!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And when I started the right hand I was consciously thinking about switching the thumb gusset.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

On the sticks and off the sticks

ON THE STICKS
Boa Scarf
Knitting this one to go with the fingerless gloves and purple hat for a friend. This is SUPER SOFT AND WARM. I am knitting this in the same stuff I was thinking of making a scarf for my mom.
Rowan Purse
I am about halfway done with this purse. It is in Rowan #35. It actually had a circular design but I decided to do stripes in stead. I saw it at Hilltop in an orange cotton and it was really nice. I might actually go get some orange cotton and do another purse in my own design.

Pink Poncho

I finished this one up last night by adding a ruffled crochet edge. It is done in Cascade Quattro. Really nice yarn but sometimes working with the yarn was a bit annoying but all worthwile. Looks damn good on a redhead too!

Purple Hat

Knit this one for a friend. Goes with the fingerless mittens and boa scarf. Looks small and tall here but on it is nice and form fitting. I also added a ruffled crocet edge on this one.

Fingerless Mittens

Got one done. I am going to put a ruffled croceted edge on too.

Purchases!!!

Ok first my dog HATES me! We got a new dog from some very nice people about a month ago and she likes to chew things....one of her favorites happens to be yarn...not a good mix! So a friend and I went to the Acorn Street yarn shop last week and I got my yarn for christmas presents. Shown here :) And the next day when I went to work I noticed I had not put the bag up so I put it in my basket next to my recliner and when I came home she had eaten through the bag (wish I took a picture of that) and had pulled all the skeins out and had been nibbling on them. THANK GOD she didn't ruin any. They survived!

Oh! I should say what bought. Most of it is Cascade 220 (purple for felted pot holders, 2 black for fingerless gloves and hats, charcoal grey for hat, orange for pumpkin hats) and the cool orangy red, yellow sock yarn.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Am I really that boring?

Ok I know my blog isn't that exciting but is it really that boring? Now that spammers can't comment I was hoping to get comments from other knitters and .....no. I will try to be more exciting. I am really working on a lot of projects. I will try to take prettier pictures. Really people I have two children under the age of three I am trying as hard as I can :)

Monday, November 07, 2005

Christmas! Here's what I will do

So I am VERY BORED at work and cruising blogs and saw on a blog a woman had what she was making her family members for Chrismas...so here goes! Ok I hope none of my family members check this blog....if you are related to me DON'T READ THIS!!!! To all of you knitters I would really love recommendations on patterns I should use for any of these projects. Mom - luscious scarf I think I like to mix this stuff with this stuff. It makes for a really nice and warm scarf Dad - I am thinking of making him a nice warm winter hat. He works downtown and works on the Piers a lot so he might appreciate it. I am thinking this hat. I am thinking just maybe doing it in all black. My dad isn't really flashy. Brother - Fingerless gloves or mittens all the way. He is a longshoreman and I think he will really appreciate some. These are cool. Can a man wear them though? Are they too girly? Actually I think these are perfect! Husband - not going to work I will never have time to make something without him seeing it. Mother-in-Law - I want to make her something really nice but I have no idea what to make. She is a hairdresser and likes to be made up nicely every day. Loves hearts and the color purple...any suggestions? Maybe I could just knit her some really cute heart tree decorations. Or I could knit her a felted heart and make it into a pin or something. Brother's Girlfriend - I am thinking the same scarf that I am going to make for my mom.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

GLOVES!!!

So I finished a hat this weekend (i will post pictures) and I am now going to attempt these gloves . I was initially looking for fingered gloves but these look really cute.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Go Away Spammers!

Ok I am getting sick of posting and seeing comments and getting excited thinking that it is one of my ring people when really it is just spam!

FREE YARN!

So last weekend I went to my local knitting shop to look for sock yarn and some needles. I have been wanting to attempt socks for the longest time and found a pattern on the Lion Brand site. Well I got my needles but the only sock yarn she had for sale was over $20 a skeing. Don't get me wrong it was GEORGEOS yarn but I just didn't want to invest that much money on something I knew I was probably going to tear out at least once due to a mistake. So we got to talking and I told her where I got my pattern and that I was just looking for some simple cheap sock yarn to practice....well....she goes in the back and brings this stuff out and gave it to me! How nice is that! This was the second weekend I was in getting supplies so I probably looked familiar too. But free yarn! Awesome! It is Cascade stripes something or other. The shop is pretty nice. A little small but it has a lot of Cascade 220 so when I need more it is close and for a reasonable price. I am also going to take her sock knitting class after the holidays. She was actually working on some socks while I was there and was showing me how she teaches socks and it is so much easier than what I am doing here. She just does it on one long circular metal needle and goes back and forth sliding the needle. So anyway for this pair of socks I was so close to finishing the heel but after I picked up stitches I started knitting from the inside instead of the outside and so the outside was all purl so I ripped it out and now I am working it again. I need to go a bit farther to get to where I start the heel again.

Strawberries!

Again my own idea inspired by the pumpkins. I love this hat. I am also working on another one that is a bit larger. These hats are all made with Cascade 220...love this yarn! This is also my first attempt at the fair isle technique of knitting with two yarns. Thank you knittinghelp.com!

Pumpkin Patch

Ok I finally have some time to take pictures and show you all what I have been doing. So on my yarn pilgrimage a while ago I got a cute pumpkin hat pattern and made a hat each for my kids then I did my own rendition for a newborn hat. We never did get to go to the pumpkin patch all of us and the kids in their hats but they do wear them every day out of the house....ahhh love!