Saturday, June 24, 2006
Anyway, on the the WIPs!
Here is my Bombshell from Big Girl Knits. I am working on it for the KAL on the Big Girl Knits Group. I need to do the bust short rows, then I do the middle ribbing. It should be done by now, but I started so many other projects, that I really haven't worked on in much this week.
This week has been all about *Cozy!* Remember the Philosopher's Wool I bought on sale for my birthday? Well, here it is again. This wrap should be perfect for fall with a pair of jeans.
Since I am talking about birthday yarn, here is the yarn I bought with the gift certificate from Erin and Jen, and some of my gift money from my mom. 4 Lorna's Laces for socks (which was 10% off) and more of the sale Philosopher's wool (I loved the color but they only had these two).
My Pie Shawl made from the discontinued Lion Brand Imagine (a mohair acrylic blend). Yes, it is very bright. I actually decided to make it a bit bigger than the pattern (since I am a big girl), so I frogged my first wedge, but mohair is a pain to frog. Now the cats have a fluffy new toy!
Sly's Denim Style sweater. Don't ask when the last time was I worked on it. I really don't remember.
Another sweater I haven't touched in AGES! The front is done, and I am just finishing the neck, so I really just have to do the sleeves and I am done.
Just some dishclothes I am doing for my sister. She just moved into a new house, so I thought I would knit a small house warming gift.
I will close with a glimpse of the needle/hook/dpn rolls that will be available for sale here.
Sunday, June 18, 2006
There will be a photo heavy post very soon. I have a great many WIP issues that I simply must deal with. In the meantime, I got this from Jen, and it seemed like fun.
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Friday, June 16, 2006
Yesterday, I went to my LYS to meet some friends and then go to Barnes and Noble for an evening of knitting and goofiness.
My talent of finding sale yarn came in handy. Erin walked by the lovely Philosopher's Wool several times and never noticed that it was 40% off. Since Sly told me I could spend $20 on yarn for my birthday, I bought 5 hanks a really fabulous blue color. My plan is to make a wrap for the fall to wear with jeans. I am thinking of this one.
While Erin, Jen, and I were at the LYS, the other girls were acting a little odd. They were both trying to keep me away from the cash resister. I just couldn't understand it.
After making all our purchases, we all went to Barnes and Noble, and they surprised me with birthday treats, yummy chocolate truffles, brownies with CREAM CHEESE frosting, and a gift card to the LYS we were just in (they were trying to buy it without me noticing). Check out the totally goofy pictures on Jen's blog.
I am off to enjoy my 16th 22nd birthday!
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Little Cindy stole many hearts!
Michelle (my daughter) and Randy (her boyfriend)
Aunt Barb, Mom, Uncle Carl, and Aunt Diana
Uncle Porter, Sharon, Aunt Dorothy, and Dad
Well, that was the party today. While the day started with rain, it did manage to get nicer in the afternoon. We all had a good time, and we are all very proud of Tony. Tomorrow is his actual graduation ceremony. See ya then.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Last week it was an explosion of pink, now it is red. My red roses are in full swing. The yard still smells amazing.
My Griffindor Stripe (from Sunshine Yarns) socks are done. Don't they look great next to my peony? It smell wonderful too. A softer and more delicate scent then roses, but just as nice.
Not to be out done by Griffindor Stripe or the peony, my Fortissima Colori socks had to join in the act (even though the second one is not done). I just have to do the heel turn, gusset, and foot on the second sock, which doesn't take me that long. Actually, I did the cuff, leg, and heel at work yesterday.
Sly says that the peony is a whimpy flower that is too stupid to hold its own head up. I think they are expending so much energy on being lovely that they need a nap. So, dear reader, who is right?
I had a student bug me all year to make him a green hat. Here it is; too bad I didn't see him in school today (last day). It is a pattern I worked out myself in green (the color the student wanted) Wool-ease. It didn't take me long at all, and I do have matching mittens. :)