Friday, April 20, 2007

April 20 - Is spring here?

Well the sun has shined for 2 whole days and is suppose to for another 2 whole days, maybe spring is actually going to make an appearance? I won't hold my breath.

I'm tired of working on socks. So I decided to pick up another UFO and see if I could make headway. Its a baby outfit. No more for me thank you. It was actually started for a friend whos little one is now a year. Its a 9 mth. I've heard tell of some who put special things like this away for when they actually have a grandchild. Maybe. God help Lissa if she presents me with one anytime soon.

So STR ships next week. I hope I get my sock groove back as I don't want to fall behind. I have enought UFO/block of the months that I need to finnish with the quilting. Than again.... there's always retirement in 30 years.

Happy Days :)

Friday, April 13, 2007

Finnished Socks & New Purchases

I finnished my sons socks - his first pair. He was so pleased that he had to wear them to bed that night.
I used a short leg as that how we were all of ours, short row heal (really love it). Than I used BMFA "Alina's Toe". As noted below - this was my first foray into socks on circs and 2 at a time. Both went well, some learning ensued.

These were a pair that I had cast on prior to my sons. Actually I had cast them on once in a pattern designed for the stripes to be vertical - after finnishing the sock (didn't fit) I ripped it out and went back to horizontal stripe. They are for me - messed up needle sizing betwn sock 1 and 2 (my push to do them 2 at a time) so although they stripped compatably the fit isn't exactly the same.

Out shopping yesterday I was in a new (for me) YS, this of course required a stop and purchases. I have some yarn left from my sons socks so I picked up Red to compliment and make another pair. The blue/brown/purple is for my DH - and the cotton candy colors for me or my daughter.... we'll see.
I'm beginning to acquire this stash thing I swore I wasn't going to do. Oh well, just have to find places to put it.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Knitted Chickens

I am not a chicken lover.

I eat ckn - but only not on a bone.

There isn't anything cute about a grown ckn.

I love the YH chicken pictures. I wish I had been able to make a chicken.

Funny how when you get a bunch of people together the absurd and riduculous that one would not entertain the thougth of any other time

becomes the coolest.

I wish I had made a chicken.
I wish I were at camp.
I wish I was with a bunch of other knitters getting my knit on.

Thak goodness for my cyber friends who completely understand this.

With Love to you all --- Karrie

Monday, April 9, 2007

My Darling Husband

After 18 years of marriage the man got it right. When I got home from work Sat, he told me he had gone out to buy me an Easter plant. But while standing in line thinking about it he decided no, that I would rather have YARN!

So he put it down and gave me the money so I can buy more fiber therapy. I was SO pleased. He was right. I would have just killed the plant (have many such dead specimens to confirm this) but am soo excited. New Yarn. He figured it out. On His Own. There's always hope.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

A little of this, a little of that

Sewing time has been limited latey as I have been on the needles more than anything. However, one project I was working on was this "Belle" dress for Sophie. I'm hoping all the fuff will make her smile. The headband also has tulle attached to flow down her back.

A friend of mine posted some wonderful bags she picked up, great for holding sock projects. I mentioned my just passed obsession with Longaberger Totes (pictured left). A very nice co-worker gifted me with the blk courderoy with tan/blk check handles. This led to a frenzey of purchases off e-bay. As they began to arrive I explained to my DH that I spend less buying these off e-bay than I would have if I had driven down to Longaberger (gas $$), bought bags ($$), bought lunch ($$) and stopped at a yarn/quilt store in town ($$). So all in all I saved him money. He loves the way I tell him I'm saving money while I'm spending it ;o)

Took a "field trip" with the DH last week. He had some work to do in Toledo, so I tagged along - great excuse to knit down and back. Also convinced him to stop at a Toledo LYS that I wouldn't normally get to. He even enjoyed himself. Brought home those pictured. The Brown/Blue are Lorna's Laces "Jeans" for the DH, blue/purple are for me and the blk/multi for my daughter. Blk/multi are bamboo which is my first foray into this fiber. Also picked up the red/blk below for my son. As he is the only one without socks, his are first.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Socks on Circs.

UPDATE: 2 socks at a time

I tried to teach myself socks on circulars with little progress and lots of knotted yarn. So I broke down and looked for help. One class in my available time was full. No others were offered. Undaunted, I booked a private lesson.

So, Today I learned socks on circs. Not so bad - I have 1/2 inch of cuff #1 done (yea yea big deal) however, no knoted yarn and progress can be seen. Unfortunatly, I have to work tonight so progress won't be seen tonight either.

However, Most Importantly - I GET IT!! Soon I will be 2 at a timing it!

By-the-by, purchased addi turbo's -- nice -- also Addi Lace Needles - AWESOME!! - Currently using one of each because they are differnt colors and easier to tell if I have the right needle in my hand.

Happy Knitting and Hello to beautiful weather! Karrie