Thursday, April 26, 2007
Without further ado, here she is awake:
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Yesterday I decided to give this pattern a go. I had 2.5 balls of a black cashmere/merino blend I got on clearance at AC Moore in the same gauge. It looks ok and kniw quickly, but doesn't really fit well. I went back after casting off and added a few inches to the length but it still looks BAD. Ah well. Luckily I didn't invest much time and the yarn felt yummy.
Waiting for me at home, was this beautiful yarn that I got via a swap at Knittyboard. I've always wanted to try the Lorna's Laces yarns, but haven't wanted to pay the price. The color is called Vera and it is sportweight. I am very excited to give it a try with some simple sock pattern.
And, I this is a cute tank I made and just finished blocking. It is from Blue Sky Alpaca with their bulky cotton. I got it as a kit though I can't recall for the life of me where! The color is called Honeydew. I made the small. Only change was to add double crochet to the armholes and neckline.
Tonight I will work on the topsy turvy doll since she is on a deadline for the weekend!
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Since the weather has taken a turn for the better, we spent most of yesterday enjoying the coming of spring. We took a hike in Chatham, played garden in the side yard, and flew slingshot airplanes. Wook and the folks all arrived last night, so we are looking forward to going on a hike this afternoon. This morning, we head to Zooquarium, a fun place to stop if you find yourself around these parts. We only go this time of year since it is INSANE during the peak season. Well, everything is insane during peak season. Anyone who spends alot of time on cape knows that you need at least two ways to travel. The way you go during the season, and the one you use off season. So, as we enter the peak season, I say time to take the roads less traveled!!
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
So, yesterday I jinxed myself. The doll was going quickly until I cast on the first of 2 dress pieces. Each is 144 sts to cast on and then 9 inches of st st. On size 4s. Endless. Mindless. So I switched back to my keyhole tunic. Finished the right side back. At McD's I almost finished the left back. So, progress is coming. I've brought both projects plus a bag of other stuff just in case. I mean, you never know, right? We will be here through the weekend. Wook and the folks join us late Friday (poor guys all have to work). My sis and her husband are also heading up. So, with all those people, the kids will be plenty occupied and I may just squeeze in some extra knitting. Well, a girl can dream, right!!
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
As for destruction, it is painful to frog. I knit a cable sweater for myself a few months back. Well, okay, it was in December on the way to a Jets game. Anyway, it came out very pretty until I put it on. When even my sweet Wook (my husband of 10 years) couldn't think of anything positive without a "Um, (long pause), it came out really well, " I knew where it was heading. Not to my dresser or closet. No, it was doomed to the frog pile. The frog pile is a hidden place in the back of my small closet. It is a place where only Merlin the Magical Cat dares to tred. So, today during girl time with my 6 year old (almost) daughter, I asked if she wanted to help with a project, which of course she did.
Very crafty that one. But in a good way! So, we pulled out the sweater and began to frog together. It took an hour. It was one of the nicest hours we have spent together. She asked what I was going to do with the yarn and I said I had no idea. She asked if I could use it for her. We looked through The Yarn Girl's Guide to Older Kid Knits and she loved this:
Amazingly, it was the right gauge and everything. What could I say but of course! And of course little brother MUST have a matching one in either green or blue. Luckily I have until next winter!