Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Knitting end in sight

Just finished knitting Aly's wrist warmers. YAY! I also figured out where her sweater was (thanks to a phone call with my mom where she stated there was a project of mine in her office at her house). So now that's currently my focus to finish.

We are having our family christmas with my uncle and his family the day after Christams, which means I need to get working on gifts for them. Which means eitehr baby sweater for Eric and Rachel or a baby blanket or both. For my uncle and his wife I think I'll make fudge. I am thinking that maybe I'll make a pair of wristwarmers for my cousin Leah.
I am now working on Aly's birthday present. A Dofuku kimono from Knit Kimono by Vicky Square in Lorna's Laces Sheperd Worseted in the colorway Midway. Have a month to finish :)

Thursday, December 09, 2010

6 Months later :)

I have had the best time reconnecting with my fisrt boyfriend. Terry has been a blessing since June, divorce is hell, but I couldn't have asked for someone better to lean on through hte whole thing. Guess having a history and good chemistry still is a plus : )

Christmas knitting wrap up

I had every intention of getting Aly's wristwarmers done for Christmas but with my new schedule at work (I went from three days every week to 4 days one week and five the next - considered full time) I have NO time, and the days I have off are spent trying to get divorce papers filled out and off to my dad to go over (love how he went from a divorce lawyer to soon to be retired teacher in my life), I haven't had time. And not to mention still trying to train the dog to go potty OUTSIDE, not in the house.

Jen's Christmas gift is blocking on the guest room bed, Aly's cowl is done and in a box under the tree at my parents. Not sure where her sweater went that's for her birthday (I am thinking it grew legs and just walked out the door - meaning my husband accidentally threw it away). Wristwarmers are now a birthday present.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas Knitting

I have one of three gifts done now, YAY!! I am currently working on a cowl for my 10 yr old. Then I have one more to go for her. That will be the extent of my Christmas knitting this year. My best friend's shawl is done, I just need to block it. I am going to make the same shawl for myself, and can't wait to start it, but have to wait til Christmas AND birthday knitting are done, sinec my daughter's birthday is a month after Christmas.

My daughter picked out my BMFA Sugarplums color way for her Christmas presents. Her birthday present is a Dofuku kimono sweater. It's in a blue and purple colorway, and it's absolutely gorgeous.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Sweater KAL

Well I was told last Friday that I am no longer allowed to knit at work when I did NOTHING wrong and that bugs the crap out of me. I was knitting during downtime, UGH. I had nothing to do last friday during a staffing of an individual where I work. Since I couldn't knit I sat in the office bored out of my mind for an hour. I did have the sweater for knitting with me but didn't dare knit on it since my PM was at the staffing and I was told I couldn't knit so I sat in the office and did NOTHING, which was so boring. I mean I could have probably gotten on the comptuer and looked up patterns to knit but didn't because I don't want to break any rules. So the only time I'm knitting anything is when I am at home or at my parents. I am almost done wiht the back of the sweater though, and then it's on to teh two fronts and sleeves. It is going fast but it's boring knitting now.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

R.I.P. Magnum...welcome Mishi

My beloved Shep/husky mix passed away on Wednesday. It was VERY sudden, my husband and I were in Madison for a surgery my husband had to have and when we came back Magnum was laying on the office floor dead. We drove to the humane society where we got him and asked about having him disposed of. That's when I saw a couple of dogs I could possibly adopt. The first one was Violet. She's a sweet dog but too much barking and would drive me nuts trying to sleep. Then there was her kennel mate Nena who is a long hair chiuhua. On Thursday we took Magnum's body to the humane society to be cremated, and looked at Nena one last time and I put an application in to adopt her. I got the call Friday that we could adopt Nena, which we did shortly after going to the bank getting money to get her and a few necessities for her. I changed her name to Mishi (to keep the M phase of dog names going)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Shawls shawls and more shawls

I was going to knit a shawl for my friend Marlena, but time is running out on me to get Shawn's baby blanket to her and THAT still needs ends weaved in before he gets here, oops.

I knit a shawl for my mom back in July but it snapped when I went to block it so it went in teh garbage! I started a new one out of Shibui Knits Sock yarn, OMG, I want this one for myself!!!! I was on the phone wiht my best guy friend, Terry, that i'd have to make myself one for when he came to visit me next month. Here's the deal with Terry and I, we were child hood sweethearts, never really broke up after I ended up transfering schools TWICE. Thanks to a mutual friend finding me on facebook I noticed mutual friend and Terry were friends, so I started emailing with Terry on facebook. So then we were both on facebook one day in April and we exchanged cell #'s. We haven't stopped talking since. He's a great friend who I can't wait to see again. I was able to see him in June when he came back to the Midwest from Va for a family reunion. He will be back in the midwest in Sept/Oct for his 20th high school reunion and then a cousins wedding. He's squeezing in time to see me again. lucky me!

Back to Mom's shawl, it's almost done. I am in the middle of binding off and then when I get home it will be blocked. then I will go through my patterns and figure out which one I want to do for myself. I have an idea of which one I want to do for myself.

Oh holy shawls!!!

My mom FINALLY got her shawl last month, and she loves it. I started a burgandy Firament's Shawl (Valley Yarns pattern), but somehow screwed it up pretty badly so started over with a black one and am REALLY liking this pattern. I am not quite through the first repeat of Chart B, but so far so good, not a holy mess like the last one, although it's a lot of lace it's SO pretty. I won't have it done by the time I see Terry next Wed, but that's okay.I am trying to take my time with it so I don't mess it up. This is more adventurous of me than I've ever been. I've knit one other thing in the round and that was it and it's never going to be completed because the yarn I used was discontinued :(

I have to redo Shawn's blanket cause I lost it, not sure exactly how that happened though, but oh well.

Off to a training class for now, love my job and glad this is teh last week of training.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Shawl Knitting up the rear

I finished a Multnomah Shawl for my mom's birthday (the 4th of July), but it needs to be blocked yet, oops...hopefully I can have it to her by Monday. It's been a crazy weekend. I started ANOTHER shawl on the way home from our family reunion in IL on Sunday. It is a simple Feather and Fan lace Shawl. It's in Berroco's Pure Pima in the Curry colorway. I ripped it ou and am on the first repeat of the feather and fan pattern.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Baby Durre's gift box and Valentine's day

OMG, I am having a field day with knitting for Marlena and her baby (well Chad too, but mostly for Marlena and baby), won't know til Sept 6th if it's a boy or girl, but that's the way Chad and Marlena want it, so I can deal with that, we're all placing bets on what it is, but I have an idea, jut keeping it to myself ;)

Ravelympics start in 4 days, and oh I can't wait!!! Monkey Socks here I come :) I even found out where to get other colors of Claudia Handpainted yarn when I want some. Waiting for my Eat, Sleep, Knit order to come soon so I can start on a shawl. Won't make it for Valentine's day but that's okay. I ordered Malibrigo Merion Lace, in Littel Lovely. Can't wait to see it. Aly will end up being my swift next weekend when I'm not working on socks.

Also waiting for my Knit Pick's order to arrive. I ordered some sock blockers, regular blockers, some stitch markers and four sets of circular needles, it's my Valentine's Day from my mom and dad.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

baby knitting

Knitting for baby Durre is coming along, although the first baby blanket is getting frogged for the second time. I am going to try to knit it on smaller needles to see if that helps some. Decided to take a break from it, and start a crocheted baby sweater to see if I can do better on that, I know I need to buy some more yarn for some other things for the baby, so we'll see how this project goes, I have until September sometime :)

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Sock and baby knitting

I am on another sock knitting kick and found out a friend of a friend is pregnant which means MORE baby knitting. I love knitting for babies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is a list of what I am sticking in Marlena's box: A few baby blankets (I can get them done quick), some bibs, and a few sweaters, and if I have the time (she's not due til September, so I should be fine) some baby booties. Just need to get sport weight yarn for all of this now. I am so happy for Marlena.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Ooh, more Christmas gifts coming, how could I get so lucky???

My parents went to MN yesterday for the weekend so my husband and I are dog/cat/house sitting until tomorrow. I called them a little while ago to make sure they made it safe, so my daughter called me back asking what I wanted, when she exclaimed "we got you some sock yarn", oh I am extremely excited to see this new yarn. I was also told they tried to find a swift but couldn't. I did ask my mom to find me some size 1 and size 2 needles. I will try to post pictures when I get my new yarn tommorow.

I am thinking of getting some other sock yarn after tommorow as well. It's a toss up between some more Claudia Hand Painted or some Shibui Knits sock yarn. I am at ZERO miles for the 2010 Yarnathon so need to change that :)

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year

I am enjoying a great quiet weekend house sitting for my parents in Minnesota. We had a great party at our house last night with my parents and daughter, and GREAT food. I stuffed myself, and I think so did the rest of my family.

I haven't cashed my Christmas check from my mother in law yet, but I think I'm going to get some blue moon fiber arts yarn or some new needles for some yarn I have that requires size 2 needles, which I don't have.