Sunday, February 04, 2007

Baby, it's cold outside!

Brrrr! It is 0 degrees here. That is right, your freezer (where you keep ice) is warmer than my back yard. Your refrigerator would be a welcome vacation spot for me right now. The only thing to do when it is this cold is sit at home and knit (I should be studying for a test on Tuesday, but I am not).

Before I go any further with this post, I should mention that my DD Michelle turned 20 yesterday. Yes, I am actually owning up to the fact that my daughter is 20. I had her when I was 10 you see. I will also mention that her BF Randy also had a birthday yesterday. He is 22.

I don't have many completed projects at the moment. I guess I'll just share WIP photos.

Pattern: Razor's Edge Stitch n Bitch Nation
Yarn: Lamb's Pride Bulky
Needles: size 17 29 inch Addis

Love this pattern, but WATCH OUT! Check out the corrections before starting the shawl. The book is wrongity WRONG. It is very pretty, easy, and fast to knit.

Pattern: You all know I don't use sock patterns. One is a short row heal, the other is eye of the partridge heel
Yarn: Regia bamboo and Lorna's Laces
Needles: size 2 and 1 circs

Just some socks that I carry around in my Piddleloop bag to work on when I need to keep my hands busy.

Pattern: a Q hook ripple afghan
Yarn: all the lovely purple acrylic I buy for less than a dollar a skein
Needles: HA, Q hook!

Yeah, I can crochet too. I don't do much anymore. I guess I am too busy knitting. However, my stash is full to the brim of acrylic yarns I buy on clearance sales dirt cheap. I can't resist purple yarn for less than a buck. Seems to me, the best use for all that yarn is a crocheted afghan, so I started this one yesterday. Like the size 17 Addies, Q hook afghans work up very quickly.

I am off to try and keep warm. GO BEARS!

Happy Knitting


Anonymous said...

The shawl is beautiful, and I love the socks. Hey, I did not know you were an android!

Anonymous said...

It is hard to imagine 0 degrees. It is a warm 64 degrees here today. Makes me want to go for a bike ride.


GaiaGal said...

I'm so glad i was knitting on one of my Socks For Soldiers during that game, at least something worthwhile was going on. :( I got many rounds of the foot done!


jen said...

happy belated birthday Michelle!