Thursday, December 25, 2008
We're to start our annual Christmas tour and then we're heading to the Berkshires in MA for the week to hide and hopefully I can get a lot of knitting done for ME! Dad's sweater is near completion. I just need to do the button band and shawl collar and maybe block it. I hope to get this done by Friday. If I don't I will give it to him on Sunday when I see him again.
Have a happy healthy Christmas and I'll see you in the New Year!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I've been spending my little blogging hiatus going to Christmas parties, being sick and working feverishly on Dad's sweater. Sunday I managaed to finish the sleeves, attach them and start the the shoulder shaping. Last night I was one repeat away from finishing the shaping and I realized that I had misread the pattern (ok sweater not cursed, I just can't read) and I have to rip back everything from the white line up.
I nearly cried last night when I noticed. Carl made me put down my knitting and step away. I woke up this morning to learn that I could save 7 rows more than I thought I could last night. I threw in a safety line and now I'm going to frog. I thought I was going to have this done by Christmas but now I'm just not sure.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
I'm using two new fiber/fiber blends this time around, BFL (blue faced Leicester) and a merino/bamboo blend. I really love them both but for different reasons. The merino/bamboo blend is super luxurious and the BFL is more natural but soft. I will continue to superwash merino but it nice to play with new fibers.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
The yarn for Dad's caridgan showed up on Monday and I cast-on as soon as I got home from work. I now have about 6 inches done. We watched a Stephen Segal (sorry if I spelled that wrong but I just don't care enough to learn how to spell his name) movie last night and I managed to get through a lot of stockinette while
We have people coming over tonight so I need to get off the computer and finish cleaning. And I should probably try to get a few rows done on the cardigan before they get here...stupid guests...
Oh and I keep meaning to tell you all the read the Sookie Stackhouse books, you know the one's that TrueBlood based on. They're so good! I'm now on book 6 and I have to say I love Eric and Sookie needs to stop it with these other supernatural beings and just hump Eric. (sorry for the rant) You probably don't understand what I'm talking about so just go read the books. I promise you'll like them.