Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fall Break knitting...

So, Ive been on Fall Break from school this week and I have done a lot of knitting. I finished the Central Park Hoodie I've been working on. It only needs buttons and that will have to wait until I can get to Lexington to a store besides WalMart.This is day #2 of the mid-October Monthly Dishcloths KAL in Peaches & Creme Burgundy on 3.5mm circulars.
I started another Central Park Hoodie for my oldest dd in the same Knit Picks Swish Superwash but this time in Dublin green. I will have to make the sleeves at least 1 inch longer and the body 1 1/2 inches longer because she is a little taller than me.
Here is the monster puppy (at least 63 lbs by now and only 7 months old) with his newest baby, a pink bear. We bought it several years ago for our little black Chow mix, Sabrina, but she really doesn't like squeaky toys. Ran across it yesterday looking for something else and so gave it to him. He is obsessed with it now and is sleeping with it right beside him all the time.
I finished up the Gumdrop socks yesterday. Used Knit Picks circulars size 2.omm. This is the previous installment of the Blue Moon Sock club. Glad to be finally done with them.
I didn't have much to spare from the skein either as you can see in the picture below. Only inches left of the two balls I had divided it into. Both remains weighed in at .45 ounces. Whew!
I immediately cast on for these socks that I got from The Loopy Ewe some time ago. I plan to at least get the toe increases finished before I move back to the CPH and the dishcloth KAL later today. For now, housework beckons...unfortunately. Think I will start with the bathrooms... get the yuckiest job out of the way first.

Monday, October 13, 2008

I can't believe...

it's been a month since my last post. Well, a lot has happened in the last here I go catching up. So here is what I'm driving right now, because....this is what happened to my SUV and it's in the shop right now.
Yeah, I really did a number on it. Sideswiped a guard post...and I can't even begin to explain how I did it except to say that I was not thinking about what I was doing. Nuff said.
Here is what I have been knitting...Woven cables dishcloth from the MonthlyDishcloths group
Zig with a Bit of Zag dishcloth from RachelsKnittingRoom yahoo group
a ghost dishcloth from ShirleysKnittingKnook group
Frankenstein's Monster dishcloth from MonthlyDishcloths group.
Then this past Friday (Oct 10) evening, I traveled to Lexington, KY to Joseph-Beth Booksellers to see...
Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner of Mason Dixon Knitting fame! They were funny and very entertaining. And I got to see lots of fabulous knitting.
OK, I've been working on these socks since September 3rd. That's the first time I cast on. Got through the first pattern repeat, misread the directions, messed up big time and ripped them out and started over. Now I have the next Socks That Rock sock club installment in and HAVE to finish these before I can start on the new ones. That's my rule for myself. By the way, this is the Blue Moon Fibers Sock Club.
Now I am finished with the seaming and hood on my Central Park Hoodie and have picked up the stitches for the left side button band. This is a flat veiw of the hood.
And here is a blurry view of my oldest daughter reluctantly modeling
I don't know what I was doing, but I would have taken more pictures except these pictures looked fine when I took them. Oh, well I will make sure to take more (and hopefully better) pictures when it is all finished.
That's all I got for now. Hope I won't be as long catching up next time. I'm on fall break this week so the sweater and socks should be finished before I go back to school next Monday.