Nearly there... I can smell it! I think this sweater (Men's Zipped Raglan from Last Minute Knitted Gifts) will be off the needles this week. This is the biggest knitting project I have taken on (and nearly finished). So very excited!!
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
All done! Pattern has been uploaded to ravelry, (and if you're sarah, can you please send me an email to hannah 8 ball at gmail dot com because for some reason blogger won't let me see your profile or your email address to respond to you). Little bit will get to try it on tomorrow for the official photo shoot.
This was a lot of fun. Hopefully, others will be able to understand my pattern :)
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
We broke out the homemade play dough today. It was so much fun! With 1/2 a cup of salt, the stuff tastes nasty, so it doesn't get consumed by the toddler :)
In fact, near the end of the play time, she was pretending to eat the play dough, making chewing noises, and then offering it to the husband and I to try ourselves. Unfortunately, the last time she did that, she got tiny bit in her mouth as she was pretending. She tried so hard to keep a straight face as she held it out for us to eat it, and then lost it as she spit out the nasty. It was classic.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Nearly there! The first leg has been completed and the pattern went off without a hitch! I'm still not sure whether someone else can duplicate, as I went more with my gut, but we shall see :)
My mom is already signed up to test knit... any other takers?
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Well, happy day to me! Thank you all for walking with me in this journey :) May the coming year be even better than the last!Publish Post
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Seems the flickr post to blog isn't working too well today. If you feed this, sorry for the multiple posts. I guess we'll do this the old fashioned way then :)
Little Bit has taken to sorting pens, pencils, markers... pretty much anything that is pen-like. This jar sitting in the afternoon sunlight caught my eye. Perhaps she'll be an interior designer?
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
And here it is, the first repeat of my shortie design! I decided to use the Fancy Moss Stitch Lattice from Barbara Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns. I translated it into a chart, and then into the round. I decided to not do the wrong side crosses, and I'm really happy with that choice. I think I will call this: Miss Fancy Pants. :)
Now, if I can figure out how to get this to split nicely for the legs...
Saturday, March 15, 2008
I wound up a skein of Peace Fleece (colorway Grasshopper) for my next shortie project. Spring is quickly taking over, and it's time to get the growing girl outfitted with a new spring wardrobe. So I've been going through my stitchionary trying to find just the right pattern to use in my design.
It seems the knitting lull has left with the winter weather :)
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I finally ripped and restarted Jason's sweater. I counted everything 5 times and reattached the first sleeve upside down. Yeah. Rip again. However, things seems to be moving along as well as can be expected. And for what it's worth, it's fairly mindless knitting, so it's my go-to lately.
Firebird is relaxing. It's too complicated right now. I look at it and wish I could pick it up, but I have a few concerns:
1. I haven't been able to try it on, so I'm not convinced its big enough to fit around my foot. I could take it off the needles, but that'd be extra work. Instead, I just look at it, and feel it, and measure my gauge. And then go back to the sweater.
2. I have a row gauge problem, mine is bigger than the recommended. And I have a smaller foot than what the pattern is built for, so how many cable repeats to do before starting the gusset? It takes too much brain power, so I look at it, and feel it, and measure my gauge, and go back to the sweater.
You should check out the new knitty. Everyone is raving. I particularly like Yosemite. I am considering getting the yarn for it. It's knit in the round, it has cables, a shawl collar. It has my name written all over it.
But then I already have a perfectly good spring knit languishing on the needles. Remember Isabella? Well, I think she's headed for the frog pond. I figured out I was doing my yarn overs backwards, and I made a few stitch count errors at the beginning, all of which is enough for me to start over. I actually have a job where I could wear this, so it's made its way back onto my radar.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
We gardened today (despite it being only 50 degrees (brrr!). Little Bit absolutely loved it. And the gardening itself wasn't too bad either.If you have a Ravelry ID, you should go check out a contest the Project 365ers are having. Vote for the best photo submitted during February! There are some pretty amazing shots. Definitely makes me want to take a photography class and get out of this amateur stage.
Friday, March 7, 2008
We got snow, but not enough to even cover everything. I got up early to get these shots, but by now (9:30) it's all but gone. It was pretty while we had it!
Here's another shot of the dusting.
And a bonus of the nandina berries - so delightfully red!
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Here's more on the water theme - ice on the window. Believe it or not, Texas seems to have decided to have a winter after all! We're rumored to be getting an inch or two of snow today, but so far, it's been a whole lot of rain, and a bit of sleet. Keep your fingers crossed!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
In the last week we have been inundated with campaign mailers. Funny thing is that the husband has been identified as a potential Obama supporter and I've been pegged as a Clinton supporter.
We went to cast our votes today at lunch time. Now we just wait and see what everyone else decided.
Monday, March 3, 2008
It took me 2 hours to get in to work this morning. That's an average of 25 mph. Ugh. The nice thing was that I got to leave early (4pm) so I could get home at a reasonable time.
It's been rather frustrating that I've been getting up earlier and earlier and arriving later. No more, next week, I'm doing the 7-4 shift. I've got my fingers crossed the drive in will be much more reasonable.