Saturday, November 15, 2008

Knitting Update

Did I mention that I'm an ADD knitter? How's this for proof:

Exhibit A: The February Lady's Sweater. I'm reusing yarn I had for a previous project. I've completed 10 repeats of the lace. It is one of those 'knit till you want to stop' deals.

Exhibit B: The Unpatterns Simple Sweater. I bought the yarn (Delectable Fibers) last year at Stitches East, where I also took the Unpatterns class. I've been wanting to go with this, but didn't start until now.

The swatch turned out great, but when I started the sweater the colors started spiralling around the body. I frogged it and restarted using all three balls of yarn that I have. The randomness I desire is achieved.

Exhibit C: Drawstring Tote Bag: THis is another left over from Stitches. I also took JC Briar's 'Get Twisted!' class. I fell in love with cables. Included in her handout is instructions for making the sample squares into a little tote bag. I've completed the 4 squares. Two were done in class and the other two were completed here at home recently. Now I need to block the squares and finish the bag.

Exhibit D: Socks. My sock history hasn't been too successful. My first several pairs were thick socks that were given to Ed. He likes them because they keep his toes warm while hunting. The first pair for me turned out perfect after they were accidentally washed in the washer and felted slightly. My next 4 attempts resulted in socks that were too large, because the yarn doesn't felt. I'm now trying another pair, using a smaller needle.

My defense is that the weather is getting cold and a girl has to have something to do while indoors. Lord knows that cleaning isn't any fun!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Today - The Last Day of Indian Summer

Today is supposed to be the last warm day around here for a while. Tomorrow is supposed to turn nasty and cold, with possible snow over the weekend. That's okay with me, though. I like the chill in the air. One of the most peaceful moments for me is snuggling under a pile of blankets in the middle of the night.

Today is a big day here. Dash turns 11 today!!! I can't believe it. I've been replaying his birth in my head all morning. His entry into the world had a bit of drama, but fortunately there were no complications and he has grown into a sweet, creative, imaginative, smart boy. He's anxious to have his body mature, but I'm not. I want those freckles to hang around for a long time.

Today is also a me day. Last night I was feeling very yucky with a headache and a sore throat. Ed was diagnosed with strep earlier in the week, and I was thinking I was coming down with it. This morning I felt a bit better, but still not quite myself, so I decided to take the day off and not spread any germs that I might have. I'm going to do a lot of knitting and relaxing. I've had some troubles on my mind lately and today is going to be my day to realign my thinking.

Enjoy Today!!!