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Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year everyone!!!!

We will be spending our New Year's Eve at home. Nothing exciting or anything. Just hoping that at midnight James won't wake from all the fireworks and ruckus that normally goes on.

Speaking on midnight.... I can say that I will be reflecting back to a year a go. I spent last New Year's Eve in the hospital in anticipation of the arrival of our baby boy. I gave myself a gift at midnight and decided to finally take the epidural. I was told that there was no hope for me to have a vaginal birth so the Dr. would be coming in the morning to do a c-section. Since both baby and I were stable and doing fine my Dr. told them that he would come in the morning so that I could get some sleep after the epidural kicked in. I can say I was grateful for the sleep. After 30 plus hours of induced labor that was giving me contractions one on top of the other, I was ready for some serious sleep.

Tomorrow at 9:38 am will be James' 1st birthday. I can't believe it! What happened to the last year? Where did the time go?

I hope everyone has a safe, healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.

See you in 2006!

Friday, December 30, 2005

My Wish List

Ok so, I have been asked by a few people what I want for my birthday. I really don't need anything. If you feel it necessary to get me something I would really like a gift card from LAMBIKIN'S HIDEAWAY . Christina makes it really easy on you. All you need to do is give her a call, tell her the $$ amount you want on it, give her your payment info and you can have it either mailed to you, me or have her keep it there for the next time I am in the shop.

PLEASE NOTE: Before clicking on the link below make sure that you are not signed in to Amazon or it will take you to some other page.

Or I have my WISH LIST of books.

Nothing to big and exciting, but that is what I would like to have.

Yet Another Stupid Mistake

I have been working on my niece's pink shrug the past few days. I had gotten as far as the shaping of the arm holes on the back when I had to stop and attend to James. Well I had been keeping track of the rows like I normally do in my little note book. Nothing wrong there, but when I returned I realized that I had left the pen cap off and had laid the shrug next to it to where it just touched the tip of the pen. AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! I am using Frisky for the shrug and the fuzziness just wicked the ink right into it. I tried to blot the ink from it, but that was just making it worse. So the only thing that I could do was to rip it back to the stain (well over half way down) and take out the rows that were damaged. I swear that I think this kid's stuff is possessed or something. It seems that no matter what I do there is something fighting against me on her projects. While I was at my LYS I picked up the last ball of it that she had. I just hope that it is enough to finish the shrug. If not I might be posting to see if anyone might just have the color and dye lot that I need.

I guess you learn from your mistakes. From now on I will only use pencil to keep track of rows and such in my note book. What a way to learn not to use a pen.

Dang Clogs!

I was so hoping that I would be able to get the clogs done for my niece before Christmas. Well that Friday before I ran out of yarn that morning. All I had to do was make the 2nd sole for the 2nd clog! All the rest was finished, except for felting. I make a quick call to my LYS and quickly realize that I forgot they were going to be closed on Friday through Monday for the Christmas holiday. Stupid, Stupid me!!!

I now have got the yarn that I need to finish them. I called to my LYS and they had 2 skeins of the color that I needed, so I had Christina put one back for me. I am so glad that she had what I needed. I was beginning to sweat it not knowing. I can't believe that I ran out of yarn.

I did show them to my niece over the weekend so she knew what happened and that I was working on them and I will get them to her as soon as I can. All I need to do is to make the other sole and felt them then they will be ready to go to their new owner.

Guess I should get on it. :)

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas!!!

I just wanted to wish everyone....

Merry Christmas!!!!

I hope that Santa brings you everything that you wished for.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Back Burner

Well all my projects are now pushed to the back burner so I can get some Christmas knitting done and finished. I have a scarf, clogs and 30 ornaments to make. Hopefully I can get most of the scarf finished today and get to working on some of the ornaments. I know that the ornaments go rather quick so I can get some of them done then start to work on the felted clogs and go back to the ornaments. It is nice that our Christmas celebrations with the families are spaced out so I can work on things that need to go to the first group then have time to knit the things that go to the next one.

Guess I should get to work instead of blogging. :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Pink Chemo Hat

I have a good start on my next chemo hat. I am only 1/2" away from beginning the decreases at the top. With this being my third one it is going much faster. I should hopefully have it finished tomorrow and have a start on the 4th and final one for now. Once I finish this pink one I need to get it and the purple one to their new owner. I hope that she likes them and they are comfortable for her.

I worry that they won't be as comfortable as I hope. I know that the yarn is soft and feels good to the touch, but that isn't the same as wearing it on the head. Especially if their wig has been irritating their head, I hope that they can wear these and they won't irritate it more.

Here is hoping.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Beginning of the Fair Isle Sweater

Here are the pictures of what I have done on the fair isle sweater that I am going to make for the fair isle class. My first class will be this Wednesday and I am so excited about learning how to do this and working on the sweater.

So far I really like the way that it is knitting up. The colorways are a navy blue and an off white. I think it will look really great when it it done. How long it will take depends on how difficult it is so there is no telling when it will be finished. I can say that the ribbing and the blue stripe didn't take much time at all to complete. I just hope that the rest of it goes as smooth.

Wish me luck. :)

Beginning of First Fair Isle

Waist Rib and Stripe


Here are a few recent pictures of my gloves. The first one is finished. The second one I have the pinky and am getting ready to set up the ring finger. They are coming along quite nice when I get the chance to work on them. Unfortunately they have been put on the back burner until I get some of my other WIPs finished.

Glove #1

Glove #2

Purple Chemo Cap

I finished my second Chemo cap this evening. It is made of Purple GGH ESPRIT. It is soooooo soft. I just want to cuddle it all night. It wasn't as hard to work with as I expected. That will be good news when I get to making the snow men since I am using the off white ESPRIT.

This hat, along with another that I still have to make, will be going to a friend of mine at church. Her little boy was born 2 weeks before James. I know that there really isn't much that I can do for her and I thought that these hats might help when it is cold this winter and when she might not want to wear her wig around the house. I really hope that she likes them.

Ok the camera turned the nice deep purple into blue. I guess it was the flash. Take my word for it, it is a nice shade of purple.

Purple Chemo Cap

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Have a safe and happy holiday. I plan to eat my fill today, then tomorrow go out and get a few bargins. Good Luck to those of you who are going out to brave the crowds early in the morning.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Rail Road Tracks

Ok so forget what I said about having a good start on the second leg of the cargo pants for James. I was looking at it and it had some serious rail road tracks running up it. I just don't get it. The other one doesn't have them and I am doing the same thing. Plus I would expect to get them in between each DP needle, but I am getting them after the first stitch on each needle. Needless to say the second leg has been frogged and I will be starting it over. So much for hoping to get them done any time soon.

I am guessing that it has something to do with the tension I am holding the yarn at, but I have never had it happen this bad. If anyone has any suggestions for correcting what I am doing wrong, please let me know. I really don't want the rail road track look on these pants.

Cargo Pants

I have the first leg finished and is sitting on stitch holders and I have a pretty good start on the second one. I am wanting to get these done so I can either give them to James for either Christmas or his Birthday. They are working up really cute and the color way is a nice neutral color. I think that they will be able to go with pretty much anything. I can't wait to see them on him and what they look like. They are really cute on the little boy on the pattern, so I am hoping for the same result.

I will keep you posted on the progress.

Finished Cargo Pant Leg and the Start of the Second One

Dk. Red Chemo Cap

Here is the first Chemo cap that I have knit. It is made of Berroco Chinchilla. It is really soft and should feel great on. It is 100% Rayon and feels really nice. I hope that my friend likes it.

Dk. Red Chemo Cap

Magic Loop Sock #1

Well here it is. 3 weeks of work and it is finally finished. Now I still have another one to make. Wahhhhh. At least I am really happy with the way that the first one turned out, so it should give me some motivation to work on the second.

I really think that I am going to work on a pair at the same time like I mentioned in my post from the other day. I just think it will be better to have the pair done at the same time. I think I will make more that way, instead of dreading having to make the second one from the very beginning.

So do you like it? Crazy colors hu.?

First Magic Loop Sock

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Magic Loop Sock

Last night at knit night at my LYS I finished my first magic loop sock. Yeah! Now only 1 more to go. Booo! I think for my next pair I am going to work both socks at the same time (work a little on one then a little on the other). That way when I am done with one I will only have a little to finish on the second one. I think I would be much happier with that solution.

When the second sock will be finished is anyone's guess. I have quite a few things to get done for Christmas, so I really need to get cracking on them. I am currently working on James' cargo pants. I have yet again added more length to the first leg. I believe that they are more like 18 to 24 month length, so by the time I finish them he should be able to fit into them. I really want to have them done plus a sweater, but that all depends on how much of the other things I get done.

Guess I should wrap this up and get cracking on the cargo pants. Hopefully I will get a chance to get some pictures of the sock tomorrow and post it.

Friday, November 18, 2005

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Monday, November 14, 2005


Time flies when you are having fun......

I have been taking the Magic Loop Sock Class the past 2 Saturdays. I am as far as the turning of the heel. I have to wait until this Saturday to pick up the heel stitches and the rest of it. I can't wait to get the first sock done. I am quite excited to see how it turns out.

I have picked up a few skeins of Berroco Chinchilla one in Pink and one in Dark Red. Also I got a skein of Esprit in Purple. I am going to be making chemo hats out of them. I have the dk. red one almost finished, unfortunately I ran out and need another skein. So I guess either Thursday since I will be on that side of town or Saturday after class I will need to get a few more skeins.

I am working on my second glove. I am almost to the point of making the hole for the thumb. They seem to move along rather quick for the size yarn and needles that I am using. I am pleasantly surprised. I have gotten quite a few positive comments on them. My Mom and MIL both want a pair, so I might be in the glove making business LOL.

I have James' Fair Isle sweater as far as I can go until I have class. Christina asked me to go ahead and do the bottom ribbing and such that I could and knew how to do so that I didn't have to waste time in class doing that and I could start out on the pattern once class got rolling. I am so excited about this sweater! I really didn't want to put it down. I really wish that I knew what I was doing so that I could go ahead and work on it. The class isn't until the end of the month and I think it is going to kill me having to wait. Guess I shouldn't have started it so soon, but I wanted to make sure that I had what I was supposed to have done by the time class was here.

James' Pull Over Sweater has to be frogged. His head is to big to fit into the head opening. Needless to say I have to frog it and re-swatch so I can make sure that it will fit over his head. What good is a sweater if you can't get it over his head?. Glad that I checked before I went to far on it.

I have 3 blocks finished for my Afghan. I haven't started another one yet. I guess that I need to get on that and add it to my list of things that need to be worked on and finished.

I haven't touched the Cabled Shrug or James' cargo pants in a while. I figure that after all the classes are said and done I will get back to the shrug. I am hoping after I finish the second glove that I can get the cargo pants busted out so that maybe James can wear them this winter and spring. Only time will tell on these two.

Well that is all I have for now. I need to go fold some laundry and head off to bed. Good Night all.

Thursday, November 3, 2005

Rip It Rip It Rip It

I started the ribbing for my second glove the other day. All seemed to be going well until I took a close look at it. Hummm something had gone rotten in Denmark.

I have knitted where I should have purled and purled where I should have knitted. It was only a few stitches and at the very beginning, but I can't stand to know that there is a mistake and not fix it. So it has been completely ripped out.

Now I get to start over from the beginning. It isn't like I made it really far or anything, but that is time that I really didn't want to waste. Oh well what are you going to do?. I knew that I wouldn't have been happy with it if I would have left the mistakes and god forbid if it was a gift, there is no way that I could have left them in then.

Call me a perfectionist, call me anal, call me completely crazy, at least if you get something from me you know it is done right and the best that I can do.

Well it is back to the cast on then on to the ribbing again.

Happy Anniversary!!

Happy Anniversary to my darling Husband. Today we have been married for 4 years. I know it doesn't sound like much, but now days if you last a year you are doing good. We have actually been together for 11 years.

I met Kevin at my Halloween party in 1994 and the rest is history. We now have a beautiful baby boy together and have spent 4 wonderful years in marriage. I know that I am always saying this, but it just doesn't seem like we have been married for 4 years, let alone together for 11. Man does time fly when you are having fun.

I can say that we have had our good times and bad, rough and smooth, easy and hard, etc., but we are here today still together and have been able to work through things. No one ever said that it would be easy and boy were they right, yet I wouldn't trade those experiences for the world. We have learned a lot about each other over these past years. For example we both went into the marriage with the agreement that neither of us wanted children. Hummm we now have a baby boy. Some where along the line we both changed our minds, had a discussion and decided to go for it. I believe that it was the best decision that we made.

Well I won't bore you with any more of my reminiscing.

Happy Anniversary Darling!!

Friday, October 28, 2005

Thinking of a Web Store Need Input

Ok so I would like to make some extra money and I have been mulling over making my own web site/store for my knitting. I would sell things that I have made and take special orders.

So here is where you come in. I am wondering if any of you would think about buying items like that from a web page and if so what kind of items would you be interested in? I don't want to make too much stuff that wouldn't sell, that would defeat my entire purpose. I also thought about putting an item or two on eBay from time to time and linking to the site (cheap advertisement). Also Kevin makes tatting shuttles and I thought it would be nice to add them as well.

Any and all of your suggestions are much appreciated.

Here are some of my item ideas:
Holiday items - felted pumpkin, Christmas ornaments, etc.
Baby Clothing
Baby Booties/Socks
Animal toys
Special Orders

My First Glove is Finished

Well I finally finished it. The ends are woven in and it actually looks like a glove! Can you even imagine?! Now I have another one to make so I have a set and I don't have to keep one hand in my coat pocket to keep it warm. Kevin was looking at it and was impressed. I think that the second one should go smoother since now I have a better idea what I am doing. I have the cast on done for the second one, so now I just need to start knitting. Guess that will have to wait until tomorrow. I will post a picture soon of the finished one so you can see it too.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Knitting Block #3

This is what I am currently working on. It shouldn't take me too long to get it finished then I can go back to my glove, the cargo pants, socks and swatching. I hope to have it finished in the next few days. This pattern knits up fairly easily and quickly. Hummm I might have to make a blanket out of it.

Block #3

Cargo Pants

Well here is the start of James' Knitted Cargo Pants. I got the pattern on Knitty. They are coming along nicely. I need to pick them back up again and get going on them before he has outgrown them. I did add stitches to the pattern so that they are bigger and will fit him longer.

If you have noticed the hole in the knitting, that is where I have joined yarns. Once I am finished I will weave the ends in and it will close up. I got reassurance from Sarah at Lambikins before I went any farther with them. They are always such a big help when it comes to my crazy questions.

Cargo Pant Leg

Cargo Pant Leg Close-Up

First Glove

Here is my first attempt at gloves. I still have the index and thumb to do. So far they aren't as hard as I expected them to be. Granted I had to read parts of the instructions multiple times, but in the end I was able to figure it out. I am so proud of it so far. I can't wait to get them finished so I can show them off. My Mother-in-Law saw them and really liked them. I think I might be having to make her a pair LOL. Hummm that could make a good Christmas gift. The only problem is she would have to know about them since I have to have the measurements of her hands. I guess that could make the gift just that much more fun. The hole idea of knowing, but not having them yet. That could be an idea....

Glove #1

Afghan Block #2

Here is my second block for my afghan. If you can see them there are hearts on it. I thought that it would look nice on the red. I am sure it will look better once it is blocked into shape, but that will come once all of the blocks are done so I know what size they will all end up. LOL. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it is finished.

Block #2

Thursday, September 29, 2005

James' Fair Isle Sweater Pattern and Yarn

For my Fair Isle class I am planning on making this sweater for James. I am going to change the red to the blue. I think it will look great! The yarn for this is also the Hauk with the Teflon. I think this will be a great yarn for James. I am sure we will test the stain resistance of it. Hey maybe we could be a test family teeheehee. I will be sure to keep you updated on the progress of it as I go.
Granted the pattern is a size 2 so he probably won't be able to wear it until next year or so, but it might just take me that long to get it done.

James' Fair Isle Sweater Pattern and Yarn

Sweater Yarn

Sock Pattern and Yarn

Here is the booklet and yarn for my socks. I am taking a class on knitting socks on circular needles. Of course I am only going to use one skein for the class, but I just couldn't resist the other colors. I was told that I only need 1 skein for a pair of socks and I should have enough to make a pair for James as well!! Whoo Hoo I can't wait. Don't you just love the colors?!

Sock Pattern and Yarn

Sock Yarn

Glove Pattern and Yarn

Here is the pattern booklet and yarn that I will be using for my mitten class. The Yarn is Hauk and has a Teflon coating. This should be great for gloves since we all know how dirty they get. It is supposed to keep dirt and stains from sticking to it. Also it is 100% wool! It is just amazing what they can do with yarn. I can't wait to see how they turn out.

Glove Pattern and Yarn

Glove Yarn

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Afghan Yarn Layout

I have finally decided what layout I want my yarn colors in for my afghan. Now I need to decide what patterns I want to use. It will be 4 rows across and 6 rows down. I will just repeat the same colors in the same sequence below what is pictured. I know that I want at least one of the reds to be a pattern with hearts, but other than that I really am not sure what I want and where I want to put it. Such dilemmas. :)

Afghan Pattern

Afghan Yarn Layout

Monday, September 26, 2005

Still in the Works

Here are my 3 latest UFOs. I still need to add the single crochet border to the afghan square, finish knitting then felting the pumpkin and felt the clogs. I am hoping to get this finished this weekend so I can start another square or work on James' first sweater. Heck I might start both.

First Afghan Square

Pumpkin On Needles

Clogs Before Felting

Clogs Top and Side View Before Felting

This is what the clogs should look like after felting them.

Clog Pattern

Sunday, September 25, 2005

James' Sweater Yarn & Pattern

I got this yarn on Wednesday when I was at Lambikin's Hideaway. It is Leggero Print and is 100% microfiber. Ohhhh is it soft! I have some more of a blue and green that I want to make another blanket out of. Can you imagine cuddling up under that???

I would like to get the sweater done in time for him to wear this winter. I plan on making it big so that hopefully he can get 2 years out of it. He will be a styling little man in it. I just hope that I don't screw it up. If I do have any problems I know all I have to do is take the mess that I have made to Lambikins and they can help me with it. :)

Yarn for James' Sweater

Sweater Pattern

Afghan 1st Block

This past Wednesday I had my first block of the month class. I chose one that was fairly simple that had yarn overs in it since I have never done them before. The pattern is called the Quatrefoil Eyelet. I think it is coming along fairly well. I still need to figure out what colors of yarn will go where in the afghan and what my next block will be. I will post a picture when this block is finished.

First Block for Afghan

Quatrefoil Eyelet

Friday, September 23, 2005

My Newest Needle Obsession

Ok so I have been hearing so much about the Lantern Moon knitting needles. I have to admit I am an Addi Turbo girl. I really have never been impressed with any of the wooden needles. To me they seem to like to keep a hold of the yarn and the metal ones knit so much smoother.

I was at Lambikins yet again and needed a size 8 needle. Out of my entire collection of needles, not one of them was a size 8. So I decided to give the Lantern Moon needles a try. I have to say I am in love. They are so smooth and knit so well. I am going to have to slowly add them to my collection. They are a little more expensive than the other needles, but with how nice they are they are well worth the few extra dollars.

I never thought that I would ever be a straight wood needle knitter, but I am a changed woman. I do have to say that if I am knitting something large like an afghan or something of the sort I will use my Addi Circular needles, but I think for the smaller things I will be using the Lantern Moon needles.

If you have never tried them I recommend running to you nearest yarn store and giving them a try. If they don't sell them, I would advise them to start. I know that once a few people try them they won't be able to keep them on the shelf.

Lantern Moon Needles

Thursday, September 22, 2005


After James' Dr. appointment on Monday we stopped at Lambikins Hideaway to look at some of the new yarn that came in.

While we were there they had a few people cancel for the felted clog class. I was on the waiting list so they asked me if I wanted to take the class that evening. Heck yeah I did!! Now came the challenge. Kevin already had plans for the evening. So I needed to find someone to watch James. I called my Mom and she was screaming on the other line to bring him over. Boy that was a really hard sell (note: sarcasm). So I had to gather all my things, head home, get everything together for James, then head back to Hamilton to drop off James then get to Lambikins. I made it with a few minutes to spare. Boy was that a rush trying to get home and back, but my Mom was ecstatic to be able to watch James and I was happy to be able to take the class. I don't think James really cared too much either way, he was just glad to get out of the car seat.

Well my first class is over. They are really easy to do. The only thing is you have to concentrate on what you are doing because there is a LOT of counting. My next class is Monday. I was sooooo close to getting them both finished, but I ran out of the dark grey. AHHHHHHHH!!!! I have another unused skein of the light, so I will take that with me and trade it for the dark that I need.

They are made from 100% wool. Both colors are Reynolds Lopi and with the lighter color I have Artful Yarns Portrait. I can't wait to felt them and see how they turn out.

Clog #1

Clog #1 Side View

Beginning of Clog #2

Clog #2 Working on Toe Shaping

Clog #2 Working on Cuff

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Felted Pumpkin

This Wednesday the 28th will be my 2nd class on my felted pumpkin. So far I have one completely done and a second waiting to be felted. I would like to get at least another one done and ready before class, but only time will tell on that one. I think that for my first try it didn't turn out too bad. I have 4 different colors of yarn for the pumpkins and one for the gourds. The green will be stems for them all. I believe that this class we will be felting the pumpkins.

Pumpkin Yarn

2nd Pumpkin Before Felting

Felted Pumpkin

Felted Pumpkin View #2

Friday, September 16, 2005

James' Newest Blanket

Here it is..... it is finally finished!!! I only started it while I was in the hospital waiting for James to make his appearance. So that is what...... 8 1/2 months. Wow I guess you can say that it was a rather old UFO. Now that it is finished I can go onto other things that I am wanting to do. I have learned so much from the few classes that I have taken so far that I want to put it all to use.

The blanket was made from Bernat Cottontots Wonder Dreams. I used a total of 14 skeins and the finished size is 43"x67". So it turned out to be a decent size that he can use as he gets bigger. He already likes it so that is good. It would have been terrible if I would have gone through all that work just for him not to like it. I think I would of had to shoot myself.

Now my conundrum is what to start next. I guess it is off to the books for some ideas. I don't want to get too involved in something since I still have classes to take that is going to require time to get projects finished. Hummmmmmm.... any ideas?

James' Newest Blanket

James' Blanket Close-up

James' Blanket Close-Up

James' Blanket Folded

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Skein, Skein, Go Away......................

So I can start a new project today.

I am on my last skein of Cottontots yarn for James' new blanket. It is a variegated yarn of white, yellow, green and blue. I will be sure to get some pictures of it and post them. I can't wait to be able to start something new.

He already has 2 different knitted blankets and they are the only 2 that he likes. If they are store bought he doesn't like them and we HAVE to take one with us if we go out anywhere and expect him to take a nap. He refuses to sleep without one. It makes me happy that he likes what I spent so much time on. He really knows how to swell my head. :)

I already know that he likes this one because he will grab it and hold on to it if I have it draping over the chair arm. At least he is putting them to good use.

With the knitting classes and James not letting me get much knitting time in I hope to have it done in a week, but that could be pushing it. Hopefully I will be able to get it done sooner, but I am not going to hold my breath until it happens. Heck I started on it while I was in the hospital having James! He is 8 months old now and it still isn't done. I had my priorities though and unfortunately my knitting had to be put on the back burner. Sorry to all the avid knitters out there, my little boy came first. Now that he is a little older, can sit on his own and entertain himself more I can get a few stitches in here and there. Sometimes he will even let me sit on the floor and knit while he plays, but normally he wants to play with the needles and an 8 month old and pointy sticks are never a good idea.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Gauge Class is Over

I am glad that I took the class on gauge. Sara taught it and I learned quite a bit. I wasn't exactly sure how to count my stitches and such, I have just gone by luck and guess in the past. Now if I want to get adventurous and make a sweater I will be able to know how to make sure that the yarn and pattern will go together and most importantly if it will more than likely fit me when I am done. I don't think that I will be doing a sweater any time soon, but who knows.

I had a really good time and it was nice to be able to get out of the house. Kevin and James were waiting for me in the chair watching cartoons. James was fussy today and I guess he didn't get any better after I left. Poor little guy is trying to get 2 more teeth, so I am sure that is what is bothering him. I just wish that they would pop through and give us all a break.

Well Wednesday I get to go out again and this time we will be making a pumpkin. I still need to see if I have size 13 double pointed needles before I go. If not that is something that I will have to pick up there. I am curious to see what type of pattern we will use. I am guessing that since we are using the double pointed needles, that we will be knitting in the round, but I could be completely wrong on this.

I still need to pick my pattern for my scarf class. I think I have it narrowed down to 3 or 4. Now out of those I need to pick only one of them. This is going to be a hard choice. I don't want to pick something way over my head, but I also want something that is nice when it is finished. Guess I need to go through the book yet another time or two to see if I can narrow it down any more. Maybe I will see what they suggest at my next class. Humm that is an idea, that way I will know what to look at and what not to.

It is time to turn in for the night. Sweet Dreams.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Swatches for Class Tonight

Well here they are. Here are my wonderful knitted swatches ready to go for class tonight. I hope that they are exactly what I was supposed to do. I guess we will find out this evening if they are up to spec.

Galway Yarn and Knitted Swatches

Swatch on Size 6 Needles

Swatch on Size 8 Needles

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My next class is on Wednesday. In this one we will be knitting a pumpkin. We can either make a felted or non-felted one. I think that I am leaning toward the felted one since I have never done it before. Plus felting hides any mistakes you might have made :) I figure that I can always make the non-felted one later.

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I am a married Mother of 2 beautiful boys and 1 adorable girl. James was born on 1-1-05. Isaac born on 7-21-09. Anna born on 3-21-12 I have been married since Nov. 2001. I have 3 dogs (white lab/mastiff mix, black lab and black lab mix), 4 black cats, many angora rabbits (French, English and German, many fish, hamsters, hermit crabs, frogs, chickens and our newest additions 2 bottle lambs - or as my husband fondly calls it "the zoo." I currently live in Indiana, but grew up in Ohio. I am a house wife, and absolutely love my job. I have started my own hand dyeing business called Knitted to a T. I sell had dyed yarns, rovings, stitch markers, wool washes, patterns, and many other goodies.