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, December 09, 2005

Updates, knitting, etc., etc., etc.,

So, I really have been knitting. I just frankly have been too lazy to take any pictures of anything. So, let's see. I have finished 2 and 1/2 teacher scarves ( I need to do a total of 4), I have finished up a pair of long standing WIP socks (YEAH) that I will be gifting for x-mas.

I finished up a small cabled knit purse from this pattern (thanks so much Spytastic). I am currently sewing the handles on. I used Wool-ease big and easy in cream. 1 skein was all it took. I did however make the bag deeper by making my rectangle longer than the pattern calls for. It was too tiny the way the pattern calls for so I just kept going until I was almost out of yarn. I saved enough yarn to sew the bag onto the handles and I will have a bit to spare. Now I need to figure out how to make and attach the fabric lining (I knit, crochet, x-stitch, embroider, do hardanger and pulled thread work but I do NOT sew, sigh!). My mom is coming to visit on 12/22. I'll probably just have her do it (tee hee!).

I have put my poor beaded shawl off in lieu of Xmas knitting. RATS! I really wanted it done for xmas eve. Oh well, that is just how it goes, right? (I guess I shouldn't complain since I knit myself a purse but, that doesn't really count because it was chunky wool on big needles and just took me 2 1/2 short evenings to knit - I can justify ANYTHING :-P ).

I started a beautiful knit 2 purl 2 chenille scarf. I am using (I think) Great Adirondanks chenille ( I can't remember what chenille it is that I am using). Anyway, it's GORGEOUS! I'm about 1/3 third done with that one.

I'm sure there is more that I've been up to, I just can't think of it off the top of my head. I will have to go home and look stuff over, take pictures and write up a REAL post. But, since I am at working and being bad ("there were these 3 naughty nurses, they were naughty, saucy even, naughty nurses, and they were in the shower. . . ." - Oops flight of ideas to Grey's Anatomy. Let me get back to what I was saying), when I get home I will let you know what I've really been up to, Ok?

Oh, and BTW, did anyone else think that $29 was OUTRAGEOUS for this??? I got one (sans knitting motifs and needle inventory) at my local Michael's for between $2 and $3. Why don't I ever come up with these marketing ideas, huh?

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Tuesdays are my Sit 'n Knit nights

I love Tuesdays. It's when I get together with "my girls" for sit 'n knit. We all converge on Birds en masse and deal with everything in our lives from the past week. Happy, sad, silly, serious, WHATEVER!

I've said it before but I felt the need to say it again, I love "my girls". I don't know what I would do without Tuesday nights and "the blue knitters".

Thanks girls! I love ya all!