Saturday, March 29, 2008

Lola's new do

Lola got a haircut! She got a Lion Cut to be precise. She looks so adorable, I just had to put her on here. And Lexi posed her with one of my preemie loomed hats on her. I started my new crosses dishcloth but it isn't much to see yet. I've worked some more on my skinny scarf and finished almost another block on my afghan/blanket. Nothing terribly exciting here...
I'm out

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Springing Up Flowers

Ok, so I need to work on my blocking. lol. I'm not so good at it. But the dishcloth turned out just fine. Here is where I got the pattern and it's free! It is called Springing Up Flowers.
I've decided on my next one. It is called Knitted Three Crosses and you can find it here\ I'm doing it in the lavender as I mentioned...kinda an Easter cloth. A little late I know. Gonna knit this one with size 6 needles since I'm a little of a loose knitter and she recommends a 7.
While browsing my stash the other night, I found another skein of the very same yarn I'm using to make my afghan/blanket for my bed! Yay! So now I can make another 5 squares before I have to hunt down another color (that is including the rest of the denim colourway I have).
I still also have my second sock on my loom. The finished one lays on my desk taunting me. *sticks tongue out at sock* I'll get to it eventually. I go through phases of loom and needle knitting and now I'm in a needle knitting phase I guess. *shrugs*
I've been sickly for two days and frankly I'm tired of it. I've slept and slept and slept. I'm really wanting to go the Knaughty Knitter this Thursday. We'll see. I usually get called to sub on Thursdays. Go figure.
I'm out.

Monday, March 24, 2008

I finished my dishcloth

Yes! I finally finished my first picture dishcloth. I'll take pics of it tomorrow as it is drying right now. I also finished another block on my blanket and started a new one with a new color. I've been feeling kinda crappy so this was a big feat to finish this today. decide my next dishcloth...hehehe. It's going to be lavender. That much I know. Off to browse my patterns.

I'm out

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Update on projects OTN

Just thought I'd take some updated pics on my current projects. My blanket is coming along. Got three squares done and finished one skein of yarn. My next 3 squares will be from the pretty denim blue yarn in the pic. My dishcloth is about 3/4 done. I love how the flowers are popping up nicely. My Bird of Paradise scarf is slow going. It isn't an easy fiber to work with.
So, thats what I've got going on. How bout you? What have you got on your needles??
I'm out

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Another sock!

I started another pair of socks. This pair (I've finished one) I adapted from two patterns, one from the pattern I followed last time on the Yarn Gear website and the other from the Reader's Digest Loom Kit sock pattern. I kinda combined the leg part (altered some) from RD and the heel/foot part from Yarn Gear. I'm pretty darn happy with it. I can't tell you the yarn I used as it came from my stash and has long lost its skein wrapper. Hope you like I just have to do my second sock...hehe. I'm out!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I'm getting them!!

My hubby is wonderful! I'm getting my Needlemaster set!!! I found them on sale at for 50 bucks and on ebay for around 30. So, he said ok.....yay me! Yay for knitting! Yay yay yay!

This is a pic of my younger son. He is visiting this week from his dad's house. Just thought I'd put a pic up of him. We're having a good time hanging out together. I do have to work the next three days but that's ok.
I'm out! Just wanted to share my good news.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Lookin for circular needle set

Today, Donovan (my younger son) and I went to Michaels so I could show him the needle set I want for my birthday. I want on of those interchangeable sets with all the needle sizes for straights and circs. I would love a Harmony set but I'd settle for a metal set or a Boye set. I want to start knitting in the round. I have several sweater patterns picked out and purchased even but need the needles to accomplish the task! I have a size 8 and a size 3 but they are unfortunately not what I need. I just can't justify the price right now plus I don't want to buy individual needles when I can buy a whole set, ya know? *sigh*

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.

I'm out

Monday, March 3, 2008

Something new and fun

Thought I'd show you how I spent my evening. I can't believe I cast on another project but I wanted to do something fast and fun. I decided to make a fun and flirty little scarf with some yummy Yarn Bee Jewelsong in gorgeous Bird of Paradise colourway. It is shimmery and so much fun to knit. Notice my cute little doggie in clothes needles? They were Xmas presents from my son, Donovan. LOVE them!!
Also, I included an updated pic of my dishcloth. The pattern shows better in person. I did frog the sweater I was doing on the KK Loom. I just wasn't happy with it went by the wayside. I got a couple patterns for springy tops and shells but I need the needles and yarn for them still.
I bought some more yarn for my blanket. Same yarn (Yarn Bee Fleece Lite) but in Stonewash colourway. I'll take some pics once I work up a square.
I'm out

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Pattern this time

Well, I'm finally doing a dishcloth with a pattern. When I'm done, I'll post the pattern link with it. It is a spring time pattern, really cute. This is not my pattern I'm not that good. I'm also still working on my squares and my sweater done on the KK Loom. I'm getting kinda flustered with it. It is taking forever to do (the sweater).
Today I'm having a kind of blah day.
Hope everyone is having a great day.
I'm out