Friday, June 30, 2006

Camera Still AWOL

I've lost my mind. Still can't find the camera.

Finished one sock. Must cast on for sock 2.

Knit some more on the scarf.

No KWC update.

Peace out,

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Homework's Done

EDITED on 7/6/06 to add: Camera found. Here are the pixs!

And the knittin' is easy....

And very enjoyable too. Can't wait to finish it at Knit Wit night, Rachelle.

Knitted on my sock, but I'm not ready to start the final decreases yet, so no pic because really, it looks pretty similar to the one in the last post. Maybe tomorrow. We'll see.

Making a little progress on the argyle scarf. The more I knit it, the more I like it. And I've decided to put on backing fabric, no way is blocking it going to keep it flat. Not on straight stockinette stiching. So, off to the fabric store to see what I can find.

Tomorrow, pictures of my KWC project.

Peace out,

P.S. No pictures at all today. I think Little Bit (DD) has run off with the digital camera, and now, I am forced to clean house to see if I can find it. Which of course means less time for knitting. ::sigh::

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Let's Swatch Again Like We Did Last Summer....

Look at me, all swatch makin' and stuff.

Frogged the stripes swatch from last post cuz I didn't like the way the colors were flowing, or not flowing, as the case may be. So, I decided to try the argyle scarf pattern from the Spring 2006 issue of knit.1.

Tried it in 2 different color configurations and decided to go with the second one, because it puts more crimson in the pattern and butts it right against the cream. Later, the lines that run thru the argyle pattern will be duplicate stitched on with black yarn. I think it will make a very stylin' scarf for someone this Christmas (No names have been used to protect the innocent and not spoil the surprise.)

And oooh, look at the back! So pretty! If the rest of it continues to look this good, I may skip the whole lining the back with a coordinating fabric idea that I was contemplating.

Have made good progress on some "bootiful" socks for me, from this... this.

No updates on my KWC project. I discovered that I can't chat with the gals at Sit N Stitch and do colorwork at the same time. I need projects that I don't have to think about, like the above sock, while I'm flappin' my gums.

Peace out,

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Swatching the Night Away

I've been a busy little girl (I use that term very loosely...LOL.)

First, I swatched this while watching Underworld Evolution:

Practicing and memorizing the pattern for a Christmas present. Deciding if I like the color combo. Basically fiddling. Think I will make the stripes wider, maybe. Things that cannot change: the crimson and cream colors. Those are a must have.

Next, I started this while listening to Avril Lavigne, Michelle Branch and Alanis Morissette on the CD player:

I love me some colorwork in my knitting, can't you tell?

And finally, a World Cup Update:

Still driving towards the goal, the wingmen have split to cover each side of the field, one to the front and one to the back. I forsee a goal by the time this play is finished.

Knitted this on the back porch last night while enjoying the unusual Spring-like weather. DH was out on the porch too with his laptop, and the kiddies were cavorting across the back lawn. A very content and happy evening was had by all.

See you guys at Sit N Stitch tonight!

Peace out,

Monday, June 26, 2006

Yellow Card in the World Cup

This is how I spent my weekend in between work shifts....


DD's sweater. Can't see the detail, but the intarsia is pulling and the floats are showing thru. Not too mention when I try it on DD, it's going to be too snug if she decides to grow before Christmas. The team's just not cooperating, so I'm forced to give it a yellow card....


Yep, I frogged it.

After a quick re-organization and an adjustment in our game plan/strategy, the team hit the field again....


Ahhhh...much better. Everyone's working together like a well-oiled machine and driving up the field towards the goal box.

Peace out,

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Look! Pictures!

Here they are, as promised!

First off, the baby Bumblebee booties/socks that I knit a couple of week's ago for my sister-in-law's sister's new baby boy, Issac.

I used Red Heart acrylic yarn so that they could be washed without fear, and knit them in a 3-6 month size so that they will be big enough when the weather gets cold in about 4 months.

I stuffed them with tissue paper so that you guys could get the full 3-D effect.

And now for comparison, here's a pic of the baby and the booties. Tiny, ain't he? Barely 6 pounds and a week old.

Now, I need to start on the 2 sets of Ladybug ones for the neighbor next door who is expecting twin girls. They're due in September, so I figure I can start them next month and still be done in plenty of time if they decide to show up early. It will be my portable project of the month.

And now for something completely different...

DS the Elder's Jolly Roger sweater. This is what it looks like after I've already frogged it (there's a shocker) and re-knit using the slip stitch method. I'm very pleased. However, if you look closely, my pattern's off. It seems I'm missing a stitch somewhere, and now, I have to go back and figure out where I went off. ::SIGH:: Needless to say, it's been banished for a few days because I'm just so ticked I could spit DPNs.

So I am going to show you what I got in the mail today...

YARN PORN! I am drooling, but not on the magazines, thank you very much. I love Family Circle patterns because they have such cute children's clothes, and they are quick and easy. And don't you all know, I am all about the Quick and Easy.

On a final note, here's me...well, my hand and DH's sock at Boy Scout day camp last week.

Peace out,


Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Still No Pictures

Still haven't figured out this whole blogging thing yet. But I'm getting close. So pictures tomorrow. Would do it now, but someone, who shall remain nameless (DH), took the digital with him to work today. Wish I'd known this before I spent 15 minutes looking for the dang thing.

I'll be showing off my World Cup Knitting project, a kicky little pullover sweater for my DD. Though I am seriously thinking about frogging it and starting over. I'm doing fair isle, and it has pulled some and won't lay flat. It's the perfectionist in me. I want it to look like the pic in the magazine dang it! Also, I tried it on DD and it seems it may get a little snug before winter if she decides to grow. May have to go up a size for the width, though the length is perfect. If all else fails, I'll strap bricks to DD head and try to supress any growth spurts. ::sigh::

I'll also show you the sweater I'm kniting for DS the Eldest. It's supposed to be knitted in 2 pieces, but I am knitting it in the round. Now, I just have to figure out how to do intarsia on circular needles. A small problem I did not forsee before I had half the body knitted up. I see some serious frogging in my future. ::double sigh::

And finally, I will show off the dress I'm making for my niece, who is turning one next week. I knitted 12 month size because she is so petite and this is a summer dress, but I keep looking at it and wondering if I'm making it too small. Then I remind myself that I'm just used to looking at my 3 year-old. ::triple sigh::

Oh yeah, I'll post pictures of the Bumblebee booties/socks from last post.

Life in general is pretty good.

Did Day Camp with DS the Younger last week and will have knitting pictures to show you from that adventure.

Thought I broke my toe while cleaning the Master bathroom, but only bruised it really bad. (This is a perfect example of why one should knit instead of doing's less hazardous. Unless of course you sit on one of your metal DPN that you stuck in your back pocket when you got up to answer the phone and forgot about when you returned to your knitting chair...and it just gets butt ugly from there.)

Had no Internet access for almost 48 hours because some dumb workman next door cut our phone line while installing the neighbor's new privacy fence. I had the DT's something awful. The shaking, the sweats, the nervous eye and finger ticks. What could I do? I knit. And that's why, ladies and gentlemen, I named the blog what I did. Because everything I worked on in the last 48 hours, me thinks I'm gonna have to FROG cuz it just looks like horse pucky.

::Quadruple sigh::

Peace out,

Sunday, June 11, 2006

I'm Back!

Recovered from Disney, days are no longer all screwed up, itchy rash on legs is going away AND I have been knitting!

I know I promised you photos. And lo and behold, I have one. See?


Of course not, cause I haven't figured out how to post one yet.

So in the mean time, imagine cute sleeping baby boy and baby sock/booties here....

Purple sock/booties with black and yellow bumblebees on them....

From the book, KNIT BABY Head & Toes! ....

On page 25....

Still can't picture it? Crap.

::walks away to go figure out how to get picture out of camera and onto blog::