Monday, April 28, 2008
MDS&W - who's going? Is there a meet-up? Where's the meet-up? How come I can't find anything about a meet-up? I've missed the last several meet-ups cuz I'm a flakey spaz or I was traveling with non-bloggers. I don't want to miss the meet-up this time and I can't find anything about it. Help!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I've been bitten by the knitting bug! After having next to no knitting mojo for a few months it's almost weird to want to knit obsessively again. Maybe it's the weather - finally warm enough to hit my favorite park for a relaxing lunch hour with my sticks.
The colors are much more subtle than this in real life.This is such a great knit. Easily memorized - no need to check the chart obsessively and believe it or not - easy enough to work on in social situations! It's perfect!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
There's not to much going on on the knitting front - which is why I've been so quite. I'm busy as all get out with rugby and softball and general spring goodness - but the knitting not so much. I have been working on this super secret project. But I can't tell you about it cuz the giftee has been known to pop in on occasion. Since I hate those people that say OMG I have a secret but you can't know about it ... here's a little sneak peak. (sorry bout the yucky cell phone shots)
That's really the only thing I've got on needles at the moment. I finished my multi-directional scarf. I think this is only the second scarf I've actually completed since my very first project way so long ago. I made it extra long and I'm so glad I did. I loves it berry much - and if it had been even a little bit shorter I'd have dubbed it too short and never worn it. Also - how wonderful for me that the day after I finished the weather broke & I now have no need of a scarf - typical. Maybe that's the secret to gettingthe warm weather to start - finish up the cold weather knitting ;)
Since I hate only having one thing to knit I started this yesterday. (again with the junky pic)
I decided I didn't like the drape of the Jeanie in STR - it's just too stiff - so it's going to get ripped out - I bought a skein of Dream in Color Smooshy (the recommended yarn) to try again but I'm not in a rush. In the meantime I needed something to do with the shawls worth of STR that I've got. I've loved this forever. Mine won't be as delicate cuz I'm using a fingering weight instead of a lace weight and it'll also wind up being much bigger but I don't really have a problem with that. I figure if it's not in lace weight the odds of it being finished sometime in this decade go up exponentially and I'd rather it be done than be exactly like the picture!
Monday, April 07, 2008
I welcomed in the spring with the cold that just wont quit - today is my first functional day in well over a week. Blech - I'll spare you the details.
So to celebrate spring - hehe - thought I'd show you a winter project that never got blogged. (I started a handy dandy note book so we should have less of the forgetting to blog stuff now.) This was my Christmas gift from my mother. God I love having a knitter for a mom! My Mom - Bless her little knitter heart - surpassed my every knitting ambition with this one. The woman made me a sweater. In secret! Without any help from me! I'm without words for how amazing this is - oh - and the sweater is pretty amazing too!
Details: The Dickinson Pullover (Ravelry link - only one I could find)
Yarn: Moda Dea 100% superwash Merino
Other deats like needle size & whatnot I haven't a clue. I do know she made the second to largest size and it's a nice comfy fit.I'm just the luckiest kid with the bestest mom!