Monday, August 27, 2007

And we're back!

Its been a busy summer. Our entire family (both mine and hubbo's sides) has come to visit. (Here's a picture of Little Bit with her Daddy's side of the family - FOUR generations!) Little Bit has learned to crawl and stand and eat people food. Work projects have been completed, giant personnel changes have occurred, new people have been hired. Knitting has occurred in fits and starts as I have struggled to balance all the things pulling at me.

In the good news arena, I seem to have magically inherited a free flickr pro account. It occurred at about the same time I transferred my pictures from Yahoo photos... apparently, when you have an SBC/Cingular/AT&T/Yahoo account, you get free flickr... (except that we haven't gotten our internet from SBC since we moved October 2004). I'm excited though as that means I get unlimited uploads and storage... no more blogging without pictures! :)

Currently, on the needles:

Isabella - I ditched the picot edge for a seed stitch border... still feminine, but more my style. I'll change the sleeve edging to seed stitch as well to match. I also cast on in the round. I am doing the decreases one stitch from the edge instead of two as the pattern calls for, so I removed one stitch from each end to compensate. I've got about 4.5 inches done. I'm hoping to be done with this before the end of September, when it will still be warm enough to wear :)

Monkey socks - I started this very popular pattern a few weeks ago, modified it to use my 4 DPNs, but somewhere along the way I messed up the pattern and decided to just frog the whole thing and start over. It will be better in its second life, I know. and I'll be using the 5 needles as called for... less to keep up with.

I plan to cast on for a new pair of picky pants for Little Bit, a shopping bag, and the second leg of my Leg Warmers. Must get back to knitting while LB sleeps :)

Monday, August 6, 2007


I'm ashamed to see that its been since the end of June since I posted. Lack of sleep will do that to you, I guess. Things here are well, but this is not for a knitting-related post (well, maybe...) I just wanted to post my answers to a meme I've seen around...

1. I have no interest; complete lack of creativity in this area.
Needlepoint, Macramé, Shibori, Quilting, Cartooning, Cooking, Inventing, Acting
2. Would love to try it.
Spinning, Dyeing, Beading, Jewelry Making, Paper Making, Painting or Drawing, Candle Making, Flower Arranging, Decorating, Video/Film Making
3. I do or have dabbled in it.
Crochet, Cross-stitch, Scrap Booking, Stamping, Sewing, Calligraphy, Writing, Poetry, Toy Making, Graphic Design
4. Love it! This is my thing.
Photography, Knitting, Gardening, Music, Ceramics, Entertaining

Stay tuned for more knitting related posts!