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, October 26, 2007

Oh Dear,

Seems like I've let quite a bit of time pass since posting notice of completing Cherie and actually getting back on to post a picture! Sorry for the delay but without any further delays, here she is:

I love her! It's the quickest knit I've ever made (besides dischcloths) and I think it's one of my faves so far. No modifications made and the fit was spot on. I know that many knitters have had issues with the neckline decrease portion of the pattern but, I guess I was lucky? I just knit what it said and it seemed to work for me without any questions. The thin/thick quality of the Manos gives it a feel that really appeals to me for this knit so, overall I am happy with the process and the end product!

So, I've been doing quite a bit of knitting in my absence from the blogging world. I've finished clue #1 and started #2 of my Secret of the Stole. Yep, I'm behind but I'm enjoying the knitting so, I am not too concerned about it. I just want to finish and I will be happy to keep myself in check, within 2 clues of the forerunners, until I am done with it.

My heart was broken since I've last blogged but, I will get over it (again). Sigh. There's always next year right?

A couple of weeks ago, we took an overnight trip to Biltmore for their Harvest Celebration. I was hoping that the leaves would be starting to turn for our drive on the most visited Parkway in the US but, alas, not yet. (I bet it's GORGEOUS now!) We had a great time away and enjoyed ourselves. We took our first ever specialty tour at the Estate, the 'rooftop tour'. We got to see some different areas and views that we hadn't seen before. Here are some of my fave shots of that day:

DS has been having a great time this Fall. There are so many more neighborhood kids his age in this development and he's made quite a few friends. There are a core group of 4-6 boys that come over each afternoon to play and jump on our trampoline. It's so cool to have kids FINALLY be able to just ride their bikes over and ask him to play. In Ohio, I always had to organize playdates and have kids dropped off or drop him off somewhere. Then I would have to watch the clock to be able to pick him up in time or make sure that no new games were started too close to pick up time. Now? Now, he goes off with his friends or they come over and they play until they're tired or it gets to be dinner time. LOVE IT! He's also been "booed". . . TWICE! Despite posting the first "boo" sign, we STILL got "booed" a second time. How cool! He also had a ball sneaking over and 'booing' his friends in the dark. Very spyish y'know!

Uh, for those of you that don't know about "booing" here's a link with an explanation and all you need to start your own 'booing'.

Other than that, life's been the same over here. Work. DH traveling (blech). Sunny being sunny. DS being wonderful. It's all good.


All good!

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At 12:46 PM , Anonymous Karen said...

My husband and I visited the Biltmore a few years ago. We also took the roof top tour, it was great! Two weeks ago we went to Gatlinburg TN. We left there and drove across NC to Ocean Isle Beach. I fell in love with the Great Smoky Mountains, they are beautiful!. Take care, Karen from CHP.

At 2:19 PM , Blogger Sarah-Hope said...

What a beautiful sweater--and it looks quite nice on you!

At 4:09 PM , Blogger Sourire11 said...

Beautiful sweater!!! Beautiful pictures of you adn your family!!!

It sounds like you are really doing great there. How wonderful for your DS to have friends so close by and accessible...

And no Secret of the stole for me... yet.

At 8:46 PM , Blogger Esther said...

Your sweater turned out beautiful! It looks like your whole family is really enjoying fall! :)

At 10:11 PM , Blogger amylovie said...

You look very sassy in your new sweater.


At 9:11 AM , Blogger paula said...

Love the sweater. Our neighborhood use to be an older neighborhood, but recently more families with kids have moved in, so now mine are really happy to have friends that live near by and can ride the bus with them

At 9:23 PM , Blogger Paula460 said...

great job on your Cherie amour! it looks soooooooooo beautiful.
I've been as lucky as you with the neckline decreases... and i'm just one half of a sleeve away to finish my Ch.A.

At 7:15 PM , Blogger Michelle said...

Love the sweater! I have some yarn for it and am itching to cast on! You aren't making easy for me to resist! :-)

At 4:46 AM , Blogger Philippine said...

Kudos! Very informative article, keep up the good work!
This blog will be one of the many that I visit everyday.

Best of luck,


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