Monday, August 29, 2005

Alphabet sweater

This weekend was a good one for the Alphabet Sweater. I have maybe 20 rows left befoer I bind off the sleeves, and then I have just the front to do. I tried doing both sleeves at the same time, so it feels like they are taking forever! I love how it's turning out though, the green is so lovely and I love the twisty/aran-like look of it. I can't wait to see my daughter wearing it!

Friday, August 26, 2005

flower basket shawl

So I decided after last weekend's yarn stash organization that I am no longer allowed to visit any yarn shops unless I am buying for somewhere else. Or if I'm out of town and go to one, since that's a souvineer! ;) I did get my knitpicks shipment a few weeks back, and in it was some lace weight merino yarn that I wanted to try on a lace shawl. I looked high and low (online, of course) and finally found a pattern I really like, for the flower basket shawl from Fiber Trends. So I'm going to give it a shot. I found the pattern on ebay for like 5$, so I bought it and it arrived yesterday. I am hoping to find some time this weekend to get started and see how it goes!

Monday, August 22, 2005

So big!

So yesterday I went to Target with the intention of buying a sweater hanger for our closet, so that I have somewhere to store my yarn stash. Last night, I decided that I was going to get the closet organized a bit, and I cleared out room for my new organizer, and started to fill it. It is full! I can't believe how full it is! And the sad thing is that almost all of the yarn is spoken for. It does look really pretty though, lots of different colors and textures. I love it!

I'll have to take a pic and upload as soon as my mac is back from repair. My husband made me promise not to buy any more yarn for a long time. ;(

Monday, August 15, 2005

knitpicks rocks!

I came home yesterday from a weekend away, to a lovely package from KnitPicks! My yarn has arrived! It was much quicker than I had expected, and I am so excited to try using it. The new Merino lace yarn called Shadow is beautiful! I love it!

Didn't get much knitting done this weekend but I'm hoping to recover from the drive tonight after the baby is in bed. And tomorrow morning I have to wait for the air conditioning guys to come see why we're having so much trouble with it. First a leak from the vent in our master bath, and now the thermostat isn't at all close to being right. It is set at 70, but the temp in the house is over 80. Yuck.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

off we go

Well, I'm headed up to Rochester this weekend. Should be nice, we have a family picnic with my in-laws. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone, especially those I haven't seen since my SILs wedding, and they still haven't seen Celia yet. There were three pregnant ladies at that christmas so it should be fun catching up with everyone and having the little ones meet. I'm definitely taking lots of knitting with me for the car ride up there, hopefully I'll be able to make some good progress. Though I've had a headache for 2 days now, and it's hard to knit with that.

Unfortunately we're leaving right after work today, so I have to miss my SnB meeting. I was supposed to pick up some squares from our Constant Coverage contest where we all made a bunch of 7 inch squares and now it's time to put the blankets together, but I forgot that we're leaving so I have to get them next week.

I was hoping to get packages to my SP out today, but unfortunately that won't happen until monday. And I placed my first Knitpicks order this week, and can't wait to receive it. I heard yesterday that it has shipped!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Ok, so I finally got things worked out so I can actually upload photos again. Stupid mac has been acting up since I had the backlight problem and I let my hubby fix it instead of taking it to a Mac repair person. It works sometimes now, and I took advantage to upload some pics of the gifts my Secret Pal sent me! I feel so loved!

I opened my package to find this...a beautifully wrapped book, and a kit to make a bag out of beautiful green wool and purple/green/blue eyelash yarn.

I opened up the book to find this...Looks like it will be a great read! How did you know how much I love reading?!

Now, since I"ve been such a slacker, I'm adding the pictures from my first package. I got it a few weeks back. It's beautiful mohair/wool yarn in two shades of purple, a book called "Knitticisms" and a post card. As you can see, I had to start using the one purple yarn right away...I think it shall be a pair of fingerless gloves. ;)

close-up of the beautiful purples.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Just playing here.

I thought it would be nice to have a place to post knitting related info as a journal for myself. I'm curious to see how Blogger works...this could be fun.