Friday, October 28, 2005

A little knitting, a little tea...

I had some kind of nasty sinus "yuck" this week and didn't get alot of knitting (or anything else) done. I mostly slept and then slept some more. I did manage to get to knitting group on Tuesday which was very helpful. June showed me how to fix the pockets on my cardigan and I can't wait to get them right. I think then I will be very happy with it. Working on K.'s cardigan and hopefully I will have that finished by next week. Plus I worked on C.'s poncho .............groan........... I want to have that stupid thing finished so it's out of my hands. It's one of the rectangle ponchos so if nothing else it is mindless knitting. If I can get one piece done I will breathe a sigh of relief. She has to buy more of the yarn-Modea Dea's Dream in black and she has been buying one ball at a time since it's $6.99 a ball. I don't mind as it's that much longer that I don't have to work on it.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Little cardigan.

Well, I have gotten the back done on K.'s cardigan. I do like doing knitting for kids as it gets finished really fast. I think I can have it finished by this weekend. Knitting group tomorrow night  which is good 'cause I have several questions. I do hate the yarn that m. picked for the cardigan. It's the same one that I used for her poncho but I doubled it so it will be good and warm. It looks nice but it bad on my hands as it makes them really, really dry.

The A.A.S. group lost our meeting location now and we have to find somewhere else to have our art meetings. We are meeting next month at Starbuck's and then will have A.'s birthday dinner still. Hopefully we will find a new place soon.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Tiny the cardigan

Well, I finished the cardigan last night and wore it today for it's inaugural showing. It is much better with the placket attached. I made the placket much wider...12 stitches instead of 6...and it is just the right width. The only thing I don't really like are the pockets. If I had it to do over again I would leave the pockets off. I think I have enough yarn to make a matching scarf with some very nifty fun fur shot through it. It was finished just in time as today was the first really chilly, rainy day. It was good and warm. I started on K.'s sweater today and worked on it while we were sitting at Panera. It was a good soup day so we had lunch and I got to knit for awhile.

Monday, October 17, 2005


Oh happy, happy, happy dancing!! Yes, if you guessed that the poncho is finished you would be correct. I am sooooooooooooo glad to be finished. And A. really liked it. I don't want to see it any time soon. I worked on the cardigan today and am almost finished that. Woohoo. Then I shall work on Ad.'s sweater and C.'s poncho,and K.'s sweater. Then something else for me. Luckily, K. is little so that one shouldn't take too long.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

More cool books

I didn't get much knitting done today but the glass block windows are all in now. Just sitting and waiting for the guy to come took most of the day. but I got to look through some of my new books. Would you care to know what I bought?

Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales

Yarn Harlot

Knit Lit the Third

The Knitting Experience:Book 3 Color by Sally Melville

So I will knit tomorrow and get the third panel of &*%$%&()&%$$$# poncho done. And I plan on having the whole thing finished by the end of the weekend. Yah for me.

Sunday, October 9, 2005

Whatever happened to the cardigan

Well, you may ask me...what ever happened to that cardigan that you were working on not too long ago? That's a very good question and here's the answer. I have all of it put together and am attaching the  placket (it's a knit it as you attach it) but have put it aside to work on the never-ending poncho. There is good news on that front though. I am working on the 3rd panel now and have sewn the other two panels together. Soon,oh so soon it will be done and off the needles and away from me FOREVER!!!haahahahahhahahaha. Oh sorry, got a little overly excited there.

Got my order from Knitpicks Saturday. Two balls of Wool of the Andes in Ironore. I am planning on making the "potato chip" scarf for A. for Christmas. It will go well with the&^^&$##%(*&^& poncho. Also got  The Opionated Knitter by Elizabeth Zimmerman and another book that I cannot remember the name but will look and get it in here soon. Guess I will go and work on the poncho.

Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Conquering the poncho

Have gotten 1 panel finished and almost half of the second finished. I think that it won't take as long as I had originally planned. I would like to have it finished for A. by next week as we might actually have some fall weather. Then m.can have hers since A. is giving up the old one. Worked on it some last night at Starbucks but was busy talking and laughing with Mert and Cindy so I didn't get that much done. But got quite alot done today.

Went to JoAnne's Fabric today and found some very interesting boucle yarn that was their own brand. A huge amount...over 800 yards for $7.99 and a beautiful fall, browns, reds, a lovely subtle varigated yarn for a sweater. I have a pattern for a tunic-type sweater that I ordered from that should look quite nice. Just have to decide whether to have it be single or double strand. Guess I will have to do a swatch for both. But it will be awhile before I can do something else for me as all the projects are PILING up. C. has bought some more skeins of the Moda Dea Dreams for her poncho so I suppose I should work some on that. <groan>

Am reading a very interesting book...No Idle Hands, A social history of knitting in America. Very informative and interesting.

Sunday, October 2, 2005

The yarn store invites

Went to the new yarn store yesterday. They had some nice yarns but not alot of books and no cream or white yarn which I thought was very odd to say the least. But I did find a few skeins that I will have to go back and get next week. Went to Hobby Lobby and got some Bernat for a sweater for me and to Michael's for some Homespun for a vest for A. Of course, I must first finish the stupid poncho. But, I am almost finished with the first panel. And only 3 more to go.woohoo.