Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Well I "finished" my pullover only to find it was much too short for my comfort level. I did make it a size smaller because I am still losing weight and plan to lose much more over the next year. Thus, why make larger knits and spend the time using beautiful yarn only to have them be too large in the end. The fit overall isn't too terribly horrible, other than being short, it is tighter than my comfort level in the stomach.

I need to remember that I have felt more comfortable in baggy clothes because I was hiding my larger self. Now that I am losing weight I need to remember that I actually look better in more figure flattering clothes. Not to say I need everything skin tight but there is a nice middle road. As I get back to the body I had 12 years ago I will get more used to this.

So sunday night I cut the bottom ribbing off to get to the stockinette section. If there is a way to cut just the cast on edge without having to go stitch by stitch and untie where the purl stitches meet the knit stitches please let me know. If you have done this I think you know what I am talking about and can see what I mean.

So I have two balls left and I am going to add a ball of ribbing onto the front and the back and then it will be PERFECT!

Monday, September 14, 2009

RIP Patrick

I hope I am not a total sap for feeling like crying right now. I will have to see if Dirty Dancing or Roadhouse are playing on TV any time soon.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


5 years into my knitting and I am FINALLY finishing a garment for myself. I have worked many baby sweaters, hats, scarves, socks, items for Riley but never a garment for myself.

I am seaming up a beautiful pullover in Rowan Silk Wool DK. My Ravelry project page is here.

This yarn is so soft and gorgeous I can't wait to be done and share it.

Friday, September 11, 2009

First Day of First Grade

Riley had her first day of school on Wednesday. She loves her teacher and a few of her friends are in her new class. I think there are 4 first grade classes at her school! It seems like a lot then I think about how her class size is smaller and I am thankful. I don't think there are more than 30 children in the class if there are even that many.

On the first day we stood outside with her and walked with her to class with a few other parents. It was funny she was like "ok bye." I think we needed the walk MUCH more than she did.

I am a little smug about the people who chastised me for "coddling" her when she was a baby and nursing her for "too long" or for co-sleeping well into toddlerhood because she was going to be too clingy when she got older. To those people I say HA! She is one of the most independent children I know. :D

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Ad is up!

My first Ravelry ad is now up and running on a few discussion boards. It is running through the month of September. Here it is! It is showing up much smaller here but if you click on the banner you can see the full size.

I also scored a Notebook ad space on Ravelry for next month. From what I hear this as brings in a lot of revenue for people and is seen more. This is my notebook ad.

I do have knitting progress too. I plan on doing A TON of knitting over the holiday weekend. We normally head to the lake but the weather forecast does not look favorable for the weekend as you can see.

This looks like a good weekend to stay home, rent a lot of good movies, get stuff done around the house. I am sewing school clothes for Riley again and they are turning out incredibly cute so we will have to have a modeling session over the weekend for those too. Have a wonderful holiday weekend everyone!