Thursday, August 31, 2006

First Cabled Project Completed!

I finally finished my first cabled project. I did a scarf from One Skein. My digital camera is broken, but fortunately one of my co-workers was able to snap a picture. Another co-worker had on the perfect color shirt to go with it so I made her model it for me. I'm the goofy one on the left. Thanks to Jasmine and Cindy!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Batten down the hatches

We're in for a bumpy ride! Florida is waiting in anticipation to see what Ernesto is going to do. Hopefully, he will stay a tropical storm. His projected path looks too much like Charlie. Well, if I'm stuck at home for awhile, at least I have plenty of knitting to keep me busy. For my birthday last week, I had requested money or book store gift certificates. I got enough money to increase my yarn stash enough to make two more sweaters. I bought some King Tut cotton yarn in a light turquoise to make the pillar Shelf from the Little Box of Sweaters. I also purchased some Caron Simply Soft Shadows in Soft Merino to make the Boobalicious Tank from Big Girl Knits. The Little Box of Sweaters and Big Girl Knits are two of the books I purchased. I also purchased Sensational Knitted Socks and another book from Amazon that I can't remember the name of. I have order some sock yarn from the Simply Socks Yarn company in a red jacquard for the Red Socks Knit Along. Unfortunately, I don't have a digital camera at this time to post pictures so I took them the old fashion way, with a disposable camera and I'm getting them put on disk so it will probably be a few more days until I have some pictures.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Everything's Coming Up Blue

I had a great birthday surpise yesterday, I receive my package from pal. She sent me some lovely wool yarns in blues, some stitch markers (which I have really been wanting), a cute pair of flip flop floating candles and another country berry votive candle. My digital camera has died so I am unable to post pictures. Thank you so much to my pal, even though she hasn't told me who she is. I'm thinking a felted tote is in my future.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Another finished project!

I'm finally getting around to posting pictures of my Jeweled shell and scarf that I made. I must say that I look like death warmed over, and hopefully will get better pictures when I'm over my flare.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

I Heart Chez Casuelle

I really, truly, love dealing with Carla at Chez Casuelle, both in person and on eBay. I feel blessed that she is only 32 miles away as well. I also peruse the site to see what she has on sale and what is on eBay. I won a bid on some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn. (I was so drooling over it.) I had planned on going there to pick up some presents for my Favorite Color Swap SP and having won the auction was an added bonus. I contacted Carla to see if I could go ahead and pay for my auction and pick it up in person. No problem! I ended up buying the lovely Shepherd Sock in the Lakeview colorway as well as some Artisan Merino Laceweight in some lovely green and gold colorway. This was the original reason I went up there in the first place because it was at a killer price. I'm not going to state what I bought for my SP, but I think she's going to be happy.

More exciting news - I FINISHED MY JEWELED SHELL AND IT FITS!!!! I will post a picture once I get one taken. This is the first clothing garment I have ever made and I am so happy with the yarn I used. It is a Peruvian pima cotton/angora blend by Arcadia which has a lovely feel to it.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Too many knitting groups?

I don't think so. I currently have signed on with five different knitting groups. I have physically attended all but one group's meetings. This week four of them met. I made it to meetings three days in a row. I would have gone to the fourth meeting today, but I was just too tired. I have been very productive lately with my projects and hope to finish my Jewelled shell soon. I did have to rip out 50 rows on the left front because I didn't read through the directions thoroughly and managed to complete the left front without doing the decreases on the inside edge. The frogging was done relatively easily and I should be caught up again tomorrow. I was a little frustrated with myself for making this mistake so decided to go against my rule and start another project. I cast on one of my scarves for the Think Pink Challenge. I decided to do an Irish hiking scarf with cables. It was my first attempt at doing cables and I must admit it was darn easy. I now have visions of doing Irish hiking scarves for all my friends and family back in Minnesota. Whether I actually do it, we shall see.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Lucky Girl!

I consider myself a lucky girl because I have a husband that doesn't mind going into knitting shops with me. I took Friday off as a day of vacation. I asked hubby if he minded going around with me while I did my errands. I told him I'd take him to breakfast, so he was game to go. First I went and got my quarterly blood work done, then I took him to breakfast. We then proceeded to go to Knit! in Longwood, Sip and Knit in Maitland and Michael's. After I dropped him off so he could go to work I ended up at AC Moore. I also hit another yarn shop in Winter Haven on my way to a wrestling match on Saturday. All in all I ended up getting four balls of some yellow cotton yarn, a ball of teal Pandora (love that stuff), some ribbon yarn, two balls of micro spun and two more sets of knitting needles. I'm still trying to get some of my current WIP's done. I'm almost done with my Jewelled shell, but I ended up casting on another multi-texture scarf for a birthday present, which should probably only take a few days to make. After I finish my Jewelled shell I'm going to start a baby cardigan with the yellow cotton yarn I purchased.