Friday, October 06, 2006

Ah, a nip is in the air

I am still working on the baby blanket for Hillary's little girl who makes her debut in January. I have all of Elizabeth's (my friend Heather's daughter) baby sweater all finished. I just need to sew in the ends and then sew it together. It shouldn't be too much longer. I knit before and after work and then when I get home from picking Aly up from school.

I am trying to think of what I am going to do for Christmas presents this year. I could do Mom G some dishclothes but seeing as Jeremy does the dishes she'd give them to him, hmm...not a good deal. I might make Mom and Dad S some scarves, that won't work for Mom and Dad G since they're in FL for hte winter, and it's warm down there. I am going to get some Ultra Silk from Berroco while I'm down there, unless I get Microspun while I"m still here and do a wrap for myself for hte plane. IT shouldnt' take me TOO long to get a shawl done. I have layovers in two airports, so we'll see. I will probably just pack my knitting in my suitcase but we'll see.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Scarf Progress and other knitting updates

I am almost done with my next door neighbor's scarf. I should have it done within the next five mintues. I"m sitting at my computer desk, watching tv, knititng and surfing the net. Go figure, but that's how I unwind on my days off.

Okay I just bound off the scarf. Now I just need to sew in the ends and the yarn where I joined another skein of wool yarn and it's ready for linda to wear this winter. I'll post a picture later.

Now I can work on Heather's baby sweater for Elizabeth and not feel too guilty that I'm not working on the scarf. I also need to work on my brother's blanket. That's gonna be fun. I will probably take that with me to FL to work on at the airports during my layovers. But we'll see.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Baby Sweater and Scarf

Well, I am working on a scarf for my next door neighbor as well as working on two baby sweaters and a baby blanket. The one baby sweater is for my friend Heather. It's just been hard working on her sweater since I had a miscarriage. I was able to get some of it done though. I have the back done and the two front pannels, just taking me longer than I thought. I have to get the scarf done by next Friday or is it Saturday, I can't remember. All the days of the week are running together. It's been stressful trying to take care of grandma and then working. My brother didn't make it much better on me today either.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

I'm in love AGAIN

This time I think it's the real thing. THe last time the two and a half years with Roger was a JOKE. He cheated on me who knows how many times. But Jeremy hasn't done anything to hurt me. Well he has, but I'm over it. He has defintetly made up for it too.

I talked to Jeremy's mom today for a while, that was nice. I think she and I will get along.

In knitting news, I finsihed my friend Heather's baby blanket. Now I'm going to get some Pink and purple baby soft yarn and knit two sweaters. That way I can also get Hillary's baby blanket and sweater done. I may do a pair of booties too, but not sure. I need to write the baby sweater pattern down again. Becky posted the new stitch a month pattern, but I"m having a problem with it. I need to frog it and just keep working my way to that stitch. I'll get there soon I hope. I need to get another notebook that I can just ridte down a char of what stithces I have done and in what color so I don't repeat them, although that might not be so bad if I do. I need to find my Ultamite Sourcebook for Knit and Crochet Stitches. There are a TON in there that I can try. If I can't go to get suoplies to do more knitting today, I can do it tomorrow. I need to see if we're going ot Madison to pick out a new sink for the bathroom (that deserves it's own post later). But my knitting will go in the car no matter what is going on.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

the end of the blankets

The end of knitting blankets is in site. I have one almost done, just need to get more yarn for it, except they don't have hte right color, ugh. So maybe on Thurs after work I'll talk to mom and see if she'll let Jeremy and I borrow the car to go to Walmart and I'll get a different shade of yarn and the correct amount of skeins to get it finished. Then theres' my brother's afghan. I am doing a sampler of stitches for his. I have January, February done, and one for June done. I have to finish March, April, May, and July. I take my knitting to the hospital when we go to see Grandma, so that it gets done faster. Elizabeth's only needs one more skein of Red Heart Baby Clouds in Tutti Frutti to finsih it. I think I have enough to finish Ed's afghan, so we'll see.

On the other front, Jeremy's coming on Thursday. I can't wait. Although I am still waiting for the ohter shoe to drop. He said that he was snooping in his mom's date book and Leslie's name is written from the 17th thru the 27th. I am betting that Leslie conned her way out to visit. I don't need to have my heart broken again, it's not worth dating if it is.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

I'm bored

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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Thowing myself into my knitting

Well Roger and I ended things yesterday. I hurt so much. I am working on Heather's baby blankets, and Ed's blanket. I need to get Heather's done SOON so that they make it before the baby is here. I may do one for Jenny but I don't know. Right now I am just hurting.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Knitting up a storm

Well Heather is going to get a different baby blanket tahn I thought. Only because I can't find the Lu Lu yarn I need. Stupid Walmart. Mom picked out Red Hearts Baby Clouds in Tutti Frutti, it's okay, but it reminds me of Homespun yarn, which I totally dispise, but so far it's working okay.

The mint and white baby blanket is going okay. I need to finish writing out the pattern, have been doing the written version of the chart, cause I hate reading charts. I have about two and a half blocks done so far, but I can't find the first block so techincally only one and a half blocks done. After I finish this second block I'll sew the first one (it was a solid white block) to the one I finish tonight. Hopefully I'll get the baby blanket knocked out within a week or so, ha. It took me more than what I thougth it would take to get Roger's blanket done, whoops. We'll see. I'll try to post pics when I get ti more completed.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Blankets, blankets and more blankets

Well I'm working on the baby blanket for Heather. I've gotten two squares done, with who knows how many more to do. it's in mint green and white. I did a sweater for her baby (due on Roger's birthday) in Mint Green so that they match.

Ed was down for Easter and he saw the blanket I did for Roger. He wants one now. I am going to Walmart on Saturday to see if I can find some brown Softee Chunky yarn. If not we'll see what I can manage. Maybe a green or something. Who knows.

I have another baby blanket to finish, but need yarn for that one too, but it's almost done. I have three squares to do and then sew it together.

I will be glad when blanket making is over. Although It won't be done for a while because I have to do the sampler afghan for myself. I am thinking that I'll do it in natural Softee Chunky. But we'll see. I need to get more stitch markers, mine seem to have disappeared.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Roger's Blanket

I"ve had Roger's blanket done for a couple of months, but I haven't had time to really post much, so I'm finally getting around to posting. I found the pattern but I asked him whaty he'd like it in. or something like that. I can't remember. I did it in Dallas Cowboys colors, since he's a Cowboys fan.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Another Knit List

I must be really into knitting cause I've joined ANOTHER knitlist. This one is "my knitting room". Which is really small, but that's okay, cause I like small groups ;) Becky seems nice so far. I asked her to send me the stitch patterns for Jan through April. IF I get the wrap done that I'm doing, and Heather's baby blanket AND Aly's blanket I may do something for myself, but we'll see.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Knititng Olympics

Well it's day 3 of the olympics and I am on the first of two front panels for a baby sweater. It's a challegne for me cause I've never done one, but we'll see. I may crank out a couple more for Heather before the olympics are done, but who knows.

I need to see if Dad will take me to the truck stop tomorrow morning sometime. This way I have money in my debit card by the end of the day. Heck I don't need anymore scrapbooking supplies but I figured I may as well get in on the tie one on ribbon club. ACK! I need to get more stuff through laurie or I'll order form one of the online places. I also need to order yarn to work on a baby blanket. Sheesh, you'd think with all hte baby stuff I'm doing I was hte one that's pregnant. Oh well, someday I will be.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Knitalong day 11

Well, My shawl was almsot finished TWICE, what happened you may ask? Dropped stiches on circular needles is what happened, and it was a pain to fix, so I frogged most of it and figured I'd start again. Ugh. I'llg et it done soon though I'm sure.

I still have roger's blanket to finish. Then I will take a break I think, not sure though. I have a couple of other projects I want to do. We'll see though. I signed up for a Knitting olympics, that should be relatively interesting. You start knitting when teh torch is lit, then quit when teh flame goes out after the olympics. It shoudl be somethign challenging. Hmm..I have an idea of what I want to do, but we'll see.

Monday, January 23, 2006


I joined a knitalong that started today, so I started today and am about 1/4 of the way done with the shawl we're doing. it's going to be interesting. It's a deep green color. It looks really nice though.

I guess that since I'm doing the knitalong Roger's blanket is getting put on hold. I have one more panel to do an dthen it's getting sewn together, so it's not too much longer than what I hope.

I should be done with my shawl in a few days, so that won't be TOO terribly bad :) Then I get to work on Roger's blanket some more.