Monday, June 30, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Whats new? Not a whole lot of anything. Off to the knit shop last night. Off to the knit ship tonight. Camper later in the weekend (Sunday, Monday).
Balled "Vintage" main sock yarn yesterday. Still in love with the leaves, but I am interested in casting on for the socks themselves. I think that I am going to do them one at a time instead of 2/once -- I am trying to enjoy this endeavor and not make it just a means to an end.
Lissa's socks are continuing - I am getting tired of working on them so I am making an effort to stick to it and Finnish (about 2 inches left before toes).
BSJ is sitting in the knitting bag.
Shawl is waiting for ball 3 of yarn.
I'm getting itchy to cast on something else.... I'm thinking of trying this sweater. I like the part of "fitting a grown ass woman". Like the green that she knitted it in, but I'm thinking maybe a bright blue (go figure).
Haven't tried a sweater before.... adult sized that is. But maybe this is the one to give it a whirl?
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I am tired.
I am sick of this place.
I am looking forward to being off and heading back to the yarn store.
Progress on "Vintage Socks" - they are going really well. I have a little more than 1/2 the leaves done. I went and did the "toe" leaves so I could start the actual socks. I have to Finnish Lissa's first (about 3 more inches of foot) and than I can start "Vintage".
Than I'm thinking about starting a sweater..... hum..... we'll see.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
adorable dress. The pattern is super easy. I purchased a yard of fabric, but use less cause the child is only three. Adjust yardage as necessary for height.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
In knitting news, I've been working on a shawl/
wrap thing. This is really nice wool in "rainforest" that I picked up in NY - anyways, I did 2 skeins (380 yrds) and its too short.
So please take a look at what its suppose to be -- mine is about 2/3 the size - I need a 3rd ball of yarn which is vary hard to get. So, Suggestions? I'm thinking that I might just have to rip the whole thing out and use the yarn for something else.
In other knitting news, I am working on October 07 STR shipment. These are destined for my daughter - and after a start and rip session I am working on the foot. The yarn looked more like her hair before when it was skeined, but I am still liking the way they look.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
When I went to visit in May, I returned with several finished quilts.
This is not my colors at all! However, I saw it hanging in a shop back in 05, loved it and bought the kit. The pattern is called "3 bean salad" and is a quick quilt.
My house is primarily red/white/blue. This quilt originally was destined for someone else. However, after seeing it quilted, I decided to keep it for my bed. The pattern is "Yellow Brick Road".
Finally is this stack and whack quilt. I think its official name is "Crazy 9 Patch", but I would have to check for sure. You stack 20 different squares - slice, sew and shuffle, slice, sew and shuffle, etc 6 times. Its quick and cool. Again, I wasn't crazy about this one until I saw it quilted.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Thankful Thursday - for answered prayers.
Since the kids are out, I've been enjoying time at the new LYS. In doing so, I have made 2 new friends, Diana the owner and Judy. I look forward to many more pleasurable hours spent with them.
Diana also asked me to help out at a new Sock class. Teaching/helping others to knit socks, what could be more fun!
Off to work now :0
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
If you hang with me at all you are aware that my sewing anything has been ditched into the trash can much less simmering on the back burner.
The fabric (2.5 yards, of which a table runner and 10 cushions were requested) made its way to the basement where it has stared at me constantly reminding that I needed to do something with it. Yes I just should have said "NO". I have a hard time with NO unless its my children.
Avoidance behavior? YEP I was doing it.
And than the recipient e-mailed me. And I had to face those 2.5 yards.
Explaining that there wasn't enough material, we narrowed the request to 2 cushions and a runner. Simple enough right. Yeah..... NOT.
Sewing for someone is difficult enough. Sewing for someone you have never met........
Anyways, after 8 months of the monkey attached to my back IT IS DONE!!!!!!!!!! Can I have an Amen!
I have finishing touches to apply (Velcro, non-slip backing). But the cushions are made and work. The runner is complete and I have my life back. YIPPEE
Well, my family can't appreciate, but hopefully you can.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sat after sleeping in, having lunch with DD, I headed to the new local knit shop. Was a delicious time. Met someone new and we sat and knitted for about 3-4 hours. Just putzed on different projects that are continuing along.
Sun afternoon we headed to the camper. I had decided that I was going to start working on the vintage socks (where I had first seen them at Yarn Harlot). After looking at the pattern I was very worried that this was way beyond my ability. Biting off more than I can chew ---- yes I frequently am guilty. So I thought, maybe when your actually doing the knitting it means more than just reading it. So onward I charged.
I now have 5 little leaves done. They are very cool. Take about 45 min per leaf X 18 leaves. I am trying to work this project out WAY before Christmas. So far, so good.
So for the last 48 hours I have done very little except amuse myself with knitting. No wonder I'm relaxed. Maybe I should try this more often :)
Sunday, June 15, 2008
This is probably because he is usually behind the camera, as picture taking is "not my thing" (the children will be happy their aunt is otherwise they would have zippo pics of their childhood).
Anyways, in lou of having any of the complete family, I leave you with the three of us.
DC vacation Summer 07 - the man is again behind the camera.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Sorry, I was sleeping.
8.5 hours of sleep.
It was a wonderful thing.
So. That was my Thursday.
Friday is pretty packed. I'm off to my Quilting Group and actually have something to show! I am than off to a "team" night with people a work with. Will keep you updated and am planning lots of pics again. I'll be off for the next few.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday night while I was trying to fall asleep, I laid in bed remembering things from my youth... like:
- "Fishing" with my brother in the driveway puddle, trying to hook leaves with a stick, string and paperclip.
- Walking home from school with friends.
- My kindergarten teacher using my "art" as an example of how not to color and being so embarrassed.
- Playing jump rope in first grade at recess.
- Kevin Duhonic "killing" the flowers on my dresses as he sat behind me.
- Learning about race related hate when I tried to include the boy who was being left out and he misinterpreted my actions.
- The people who touched your life growing up that you have no idea where they are, but will never forget: Bobby Harris, Carrie Gathawat, Kevin Duhonic, Joseph Stratmann, Ty Bittner, Miss Martigan.
The things that run through your mind when your suppose to be sleeping!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Than there is today.
I don't feel good, am looking at the start of 3 12's (T,W,TH) and just want to crawl back in bed.
We'll try for something better tomorrow.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
This Thursday I am Thankful for....
Summer, which has finally made an appearance. While there is much to be said for how it arrived, I will take it 90 degrees humidity and all.
Kindness in strangers. There is still so much good in the world if you care to look for it.
The ability to see that my attitude is a direct result of my perspective and that my perspective greatly effects my attitude. Some people would change their lives if they could harness this process.
Happy Day All, see you tomorrow.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
I uploaded a few pictures which will be gracing you over the next few days as I am posting while working, so yes I cheated a little. Than again does pre-planning constitute cheating or being well prepared and knowing the subject (me)?
We are recently tieing up International Scarf Exchange 6 and while I hope to join ISE7 I hope that it doesn't start too soon as I was having trouble garnering interest in making a scarf when were headed to warm weather here. I didn't take any pics of mine that I sent off (wasn't that organized, you can see it here. I used a variation on January STR lace pattern. The yarn was Alpaca, so soft and wonderful!
In excahange, Crafty Bernie from England sent me this wonderful surprise.
Not one but TWO (2) pieces pieces of lace (individual pics to follow), Cool Postcards, a skein of yarn and a need soap holder/washrag.
I do enjoy these swaps.
Chat soon - Karrie
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Therefore, from June 2 until July 2, I'm going to give it a whirl. Some days might not be much or very coherent (12 hrs shifts you know), but we'll see what I can get accomplished.
So, check in, say hi, we'll see what the next month brings.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Finished a quilt top and purchased additional material (which I didn't need) and yarn (which I only think I need).
Pics will follow once I unpack the suitcase and find the camera.
Apologies to those I was unable to see - after 12 years away I had a hard time fitting things in. I never did get my NY pie, however the bagels never tasted soooooo good!!!
Later - Karrie