Just a place where I can sit and write my thoughts on my newest passion. . . . . knitting. Hopefully, I will better document my progress throughout knitting and get in touch with others as obsessed as I am!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Happy blogversary to me!

Well, it's my blogversary. Yeah! 1 year and I am still here. Unfortunately, no one took up my offer for the contest. Bummer. Oh well, I still want to celebrate so let's say that anyone who writes to me will be entered into a random drawing for the prize previously discussed, ok? Good. Now back to our regularly scheduled blog.

So although you may not know it from reading, I HAVE been up to quite a bit of knitting. I have been very proactive with my Carpal tunnel though. I am wearing my braces (I have one for both wrists now) whenever I am not knitting of asleep. Take THAT you lousy nerve endings! It's actually been helping. So here comes the knitting.

Ok, so for Lolly's Socktoberfest I am finishing up the second sock on my pair of socks. Yeah!
Tee hee, as I previewed this post I noticed that not only am I obsessive about matching up the striping as much as possible but that I laid the socks out so that the striping matched. Yikes! I am vowing at this very moment that my next pair of striped socks will not be identical. PERIOD. END OF DISCUSSION. (well, they ARE going to be for my DS and not me, but that's besides the point, right?) Hoo boy, I need to be less of a perfectionist with my knitting. DH finds it hard to believe since I am NOT that way around the house. Really. I'd show you pictures but then I would have to kill you.

So, from socktoberfest heaven, we turn out attention to ZARA. This is really turning out to be a quick and fun knit. I altered the pattern so that I did the body up to the neckline in the round. I didn't want any seams on this one. I have the body (up to the neckline and 1 1/2 sleeves done). Love the Reynolds Blizzard also. Very nice knitting.
Here we have the sleeves. Not too far to go now before I can seam and attach them to the body then do the neckline. When I originally saw this done, it was made in chocolate brown with black eyelash accent in the neckline. I wanted the pink but can't decide. Eyelash or no? Black, brown, pink or iridescent? What do you all think?

Now, we also have the newest WIP. Just started it on Tuesday at sit 'n knit. It's a beaded scarf from Lily Chin's Book Knit and Crochet with Beads. Great book by the way. Anywhooo, here is what I have so far:

And here is a close up of it. I just love the edge on this. The beads just "float" on the edge. Very Very Very cool! I know that's a louse picture of the edge but trust me, it's very cool. I am using Blue Heron rayon metallic and some very awesome coppery metallic beads. I can't wait to finish this one up either.

So, last but definitely NOT least, I went out tonight for a field trip sit 'n knit to Starbucks with my knitting pals. It was the first time we have met outside of the shop for our regular sit 'n knit. Here we are:Right to left is Caroline, Cheri (my sensei), Lauren, Tammy, Amy and then little ole' me! We had a GREAT night and it was a fabulous way to end the celebration of my blogversary. Thanks girls. I love you all!


At 1:27 AM , Blogger C said...

We had soooooo much fun!! Can't wait for the next night out!!!

At 1:43 AM , Blogger Steph said...

Hi. Steph, in Columbus here. I am wondering where in Ohio you are. Love your blog and love the socks.

At 12:03 PM , Blogger amylovie said...

You HAVE been busy. I love the yarn you are using for Socktoberfest. What is it?

At 2:53 PM , Blogger Esther said...

Happy Blogversary!!!!
I love love love your socks, they are absolutely gorgeous. And that shawl! Oh my! I haven't tried knitting with beads, but now I want to.
Hope your blogversary was fantastic!

At 9:59 PM , Blogger Amy said...

Very pretty socks! What kind of yarn are you using?

At 12:41 PM , Blogger Erin said...

BEAUTIFUL socks!!! I am still plodding along on my very first pair, and already planning the next (heehee)... how's the HiP scarf going?

At 3:47 PM , Blogger Cathi said...

Aren't Starbucks knit nights the greatest? They'll be even better once the gingerbread latte comes out (in my opinion)....

Happy blogiversary!

At 8:55 PM , Blogger Kathy said...


New to your blog. Happy blogaversary. Im a NICU RN in Chicago area. Have to put you in favorites now, another nurse blogger! My daughter just got accepted to nursing school, she blogs with me!
Socktoberfest yarn in wonderful .


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