Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I finished up RayJay's Christmas scarf (pictures later), did some more work on my blanket squares and am now working on a dishcloth I started months ago. It is a picture cloth with the three Easter crosses on it. I'm a little over halfway done.
Now, for the big news. I separated from my husband and couldn't be happier about it actually. I feel like a tremendous weight has been lifted off me. I'm more calm and peaceful now. I moved into a cute little house with all my children and my son's gf. We live right in town which is convenient. We decorated for Christmas and it is so cheery in here.
Anway, guess that's it for now. I'll be blogging and updating my pics and Ravelry too now that I'm knitting again.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Due to the problem with my hand, I haven't really been knitting either. It makes my hand ache afterwards. I've done some work on my sweater but I really need to just bite the bullet and get cracking on it since it is now fall and it is a summer sweater...lol.
Now for the newest news. I have developed shingles. In case you don't know, shingles is caused by the dormant chicken pox virus which stays in your nerve endings forever after you have the pox. Stress is the most common factor to bring out shingles. It causes a red blistery rash which is actually not the worst part. The worst part is the nerve pain which goes down my arm into my left hand...*eyeroll* and my left elbow. It is now pretty painful. I'm taking some strong meds to help it go away. Hopefully we caught it early enough like the doctor thinks we did.
So, I know this hasn't been much about knitting, but I did want to catch up any straggling readers I have left on what I've been doing. Hang in there...I haven't thrown in my needles yet!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I haven't really been doing much other knitting since I've been cross stitching too. I started teaching a friend at work to knit last night. I'm going to bring her my Knit Cafe video to help her along.
Well, no pics today. And I'm out.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
See? I'm still knitting...hehe. I've been so busy with Lexi and VBS and church I've hardly had time to really work on my sweater but here it is. I love how it is looking. I'm very proud of it actually. I'm also still working on Bill's remote holder but it doesn't look much different so I haven't taken any new pics. The crocheting is slow going. I had to rip it all out since I was missing a stitch every row and my scarf kept getting narrower and narrower. LOL.
Here is a pic of my daughter at VBS...she had such a great time and so did I. I volunteered in the craft area as a crafts teacher. Right up my alley eh?
Well it is Saturday and I'm going to try to finish the first ball of yarn on my sweater and start number two today. We're going to watch a movie later so I should get some primo knitting time.
Monday, June 2, 2008
So, I'm just making a simple little double crochet scarf. I know it isn't much but it will do.
I've been doing a lot on my sweater too. I didn't take a pic of that tho...oops!
My birthday is in three days and I can't wait. I'm going shopping for a new outfit for my party (which is Saturday) tomorrow I hope.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
I finally bought my yarn for my very first sweater! I'm doing a Knitting Pure and Simple pattern called Basic Shell. I can't wait to start it! I actually did my gauge swatch today and it is right on gauge.Yay! I'll post my progress as I go!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I was working on making some coasters actually but couldn't find any pattern anywhere with dimensions and roughly the amount of skrinkage...sooo...I decided to make a bookmark and test shrink the wool. I used Caron Felt-It by the wayin Rose Garden.
I definately won't make my squares with as many stitches cast on as it would be way to long for coasters. But, as a bookmark...it turned out just fine.
I cast on 35 stitches and did garter stitch until my piece was about 3 inches (I forgot to measure exactly). I machine felted. I LOVE it! I can't wait to do my coasters!!
Just had to share my new skill. Have a great week!
p.s. thanks to those who read my blog...Hugs to you all...
Monday, April 14, 2008
I've been reading actually...tons of reading. But when I've pulled out my knitting, I've been working on my afghan and my skinny scarf! I really haven't done any knitting on my 3 Crosses dishcloth lately. And I certainly haven't finished my second sock made on my Knifty Knitter. *eyeroll* Yep second sock syndrome. I hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather. We've had a late frost tonight. Ick. I'm reading for warm weather.
Friday, April 4, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
I doubt I'll get them for my birthday (in June) but ya never know. *smiles*
I'm working still on my dishcloth (I am pitifully slow and easily distracted) and my blanket which will take me a looooong time anyway, and my Bird of Paradise scarf. I post some pics soon.
Monday, March 3, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
I did my first roll up hat on my Knifty Knitter and some cool yarn I got from the yarn stash a couple weeks ago! I love it! It is so light and airy feeling and black and white are favs of mine.
Now, believe it or not, I have nothing OTN! I bought a summer top pattern booklet today and although I don't have the yarn for the top I want, I will soon!
I'm also going to start a blanket with squares sewn today...an afghan I guess. I'm going to use size 11 needles I think. It will be a mix of different chunky yarns....each square different.
Well, that's it...I'm out!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I'm still working on my dishcloth. I had to rip back a few rows. I keep getting confused watching tv or something and purl when I'm supposed to knit or some such mistake. Argh! It is only for my kitchen but I'm a little anal about it I guess.
Today I'm subbing for pre-schoolers and they are at art so I guess I should go get them.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Tomorrow I get to go to the Knaughty Knitter for some much needed down time. I really don't want to take my dd with me but she loves to go...ugh. That is my only time away from everything, ya know?
Well, guess I'm out for now...
Monday, February 4, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Well, I finished the dishcloth! I thought it should be more square...but it is cool as heck anyway! The next one will be in a solid color with a pattern. There are too many cute ones out there! I'm still working on the square for Warm-Up America and my scarf. Time to put something new on the needles I think!
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Looks pretty unimpressive now but it will be cool when knitted up with many others. I should say it will be pretty warm. I'm wanting to do more charity knitting so I decided to jump on in with this one. This is being knitted in Simply Soft in black because that is what I had. There is a contest going for the group who knits the most squares with Simply Soft which has a prize of $300. My group plans to use the money if we win for more yarn to make more squares for those in need! If you are interested in joining our group, leave me a comment and I'll get you the address.
Next still on the needle is my dishcloth. I'm about 3/4 of the way done now. I am loving it. Can't wait to do some more of them. I don't have anymore cotton yarn tho....hmmm must go yarn shopping! What a drag!! *wink*
Hope you are still voting daily for February Knit Girl. Contest ends on Thursday! Well, I'm off to run errands.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
So...I'm going to make the other one...and cast on less stitches this time but keep my size 10 needle and see if this one is a better fit. THEN...I'll frog the other one.
I went to The Knaughty Knitter today which is (although I had a marvelous time) where I messed up my warmer (more than once). Thanks to Jess who helped when I messed up...I think that was her name.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
I've also been working on my website. Got all kinds of new goodies on here. I hope it loads ok for those on dial-up. If you are on dial-up, let me know how it is working.
Tomorrow is church and I have a part in a skit.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
I have so many other projects I want to start if people would stop wanting hats...lol. Not that I'm really complaining mind you! How wonderful it is to have my knitting skills in demand...hehe.
I went to McDonalds the other day through the drive thru and had my loom on the seat next to me with a hat in progress. The girl in drive thru requested a hat and said she'd pay me for my yarn....*shrug*....I might do it.
I started a new yahoo group today. It is for the weight loss/nutrition program we are doing at my church...called First Place. It is a Christian based Weight Watchers kind of program with bible study included. So, I'm writing down everything I eat. I never realized I either don't eat anything or I eat a LOT. *sigh*
I think I'm going to be off tomorrow unless the lady I subbed for today is again out sick. This will give me plenty of time to knit.....*yay*!
Monday, January 7, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
I've got Daniel, my ds, loom knitting now. He loves it.
Knitting is so calming....wow....I'm so happy I picked up those first two needles. Today I went shopping and picked up some wonderful LB Homespun for some hats on the loom. I also bought a set of circular needles and some wonderful yarn for socks.
Tomorrow is church and I'm going to knit all the way there.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
I finished Amy's hat as you can see by the pic of her on the Rock U thingy. She loves it. Now she wants a drawstring bag to match. Doh! That means I have to make a trip to buy more LB Homespun yarn...hehe.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
I need to get off here and knit.......hehe....
I'm off today to look at Barnes and Noble because they have a huge amount of books on knitting.
I'll post more later and put up some pics of my knittin work recently.