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!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Here I am in cartoon form!

Or at least what I envision myself as! My DS and DH say it is a pretty good likeness of me. Thanks Amy for the link to this site. It was pretty fun!

Updated 11/12/05 - It's fall, I had to change my clothes so here I am ready for the crisp fall air!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Yeah for me!

With only 9 days to go. . . . . . .
i'm in gryffindor!

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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

I got RAOK'd!!!

Well, I got home from work today. Today was horrid. It's the
anniversary of my Dad's passing away 8 years ago. Seems like
yesterday. So, today was hectic and hard. Well, I got home and
BAM! I got ROAK'd! SOMEBODY anonymously sent me 3 skeins of
araucani nature wool chunky in the 'berry' colorway. Go to FuzzyMabel
it's color #116. Isn't it beautiful??????

I think I have enough to make either a lucy bag or my buttonhole
bag. I will have to figure that out tomorrow.

I would LOVE TO THANK the kind soul who brought this bit of sunshine
to me on such an otherwise dreary day. I only have a return street
address and zip code (not even the city and state!).

WHOEVER you are, thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Amazing the timing of these things, isn't it?????

Monday, November 07, 2005

11 days and counting. . . .

Yeah, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in 11 days. ELEVEN DAYS!!!! That's less than 2 weeks! Yipppppppeeeeeeeeee! The blue knitters are all going to the movie together. Yee haw! I am still working on HiP and here's the picture to prove it: Only question is; am I going to be able to finish it in time???? I have to make some MAJOR progress as it is getting cold here and I will need a lot more length to be able to wear it properly. You might have noticed that I altered the striping pattern. I wanted a little bit of difference there. I am going to go back to the double striping and then back to the single and then the double once again. That should be about the right length. We'll just have to see.

On the warm hands KAL front, I started my first mitten ever. I did all of this in one day so I am pretty excited about finishing these up quickly. Here's what I have so far: (see picture)

I am using Elsebeth Lavold Angora in Burgundy for the cuffs and the flap opening. The mitten itself is from Mountain Colors Weaver's Wool in the Pine Needle colorway. Isn't it cool? I still have to kitchener the top, add the thumb and add the burgundy openings stitches (so there isn't a gaping hole) for the fingers flap.

Here's another shot of it (backside of the hand) with the finger flap up. I really like the idea of the flap so that I can use my fingers if I choose. The angora ribbed beautifully, is snug but soft at the wrist and keeps things warm and dry. I can't WAIT to get these done!
I can't choose what to knit on every night. I want to knit on them all!!