Saturday, July 30, 2005

Stick Ya Neck Out

I completely agree with Winnie, I've been wanting to knit the turtleneck shrug but not wanting to do all that ribbing! For the Stick Ya Neck Out scarf swap, I chose the turtlneck shrug with this yarn:

I am completely happy to knit a backyard leaves or here and there cable for someone else! Here's crossing my fingers! :)

Friday, July 29, 2005

What the .....?

Ugh! I'm still on the front, almost done, and then...whah?! Crap! Gotta rip. I put this aside and I haven't knitted anything more this week. Got a little cold, been too tired. Maybe I'll finish this just in time for fall!!

However, this week I got this

Sweet! My new blocking board! If I ever finish something, I can block it here.

No knitting progress, but here's Helen helping out with the laundry!
a few more photos here.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Helen's New Bikini

Gramma and Grampa visited on Sunday and brought Helen a new bikini

Boy cut bottoms complete with butt cleavage! Missed a photo of time. The day was absolutely spectacular, had a nice visit and a great steak bbq dinner. More photos here.

Haven't been knitting much, but made some progress on my Cable 8 last night. I'll probably finish the front tonight! Photo soon.

We're traveling to New Mexico next month - to Alburquerque for our friends wedding. Day trip ideas?

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Cable 8 Progress

My first cables...they aren't hard at all and I'm not even using a cable needle! My pencil is filling in just fine! I found how to cable without the needle and I think I'm going to try that tonight. Looks pretty easy and faster!
This pattern is great and super easy. The yarn is awesome! Helen likes it too!

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Summer is here...

Helen's First Haircut

Helen got her first haircut on Tuesday. She was a star! We had a lunch date after and then spent some time at the U Village playground. Here are photos of our day.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Progress Report

Since the sun came out momentarily today, I decided to rush outside and take photos of my works-in-progress.


50% complete, in the middle of the straight rows.
Yarn: Malabrigo Kettle Dyed Merino, Red Java Yum!

Ribby Cardi

I'm almost done! So why can't I just finish the collar and sew in the zipper already?! Maybe because it doesn't fit me...maybe because it's wool and it's July!? It does fit a friend of mine who I'm giving it to, just gotta finish!


Started on the back. Somehow I have the wrong number of stitches. I put this aside weeks ago, haven't come back to it yet. Need to before summer is over!! I think I need to rip. :(

Phildar Baby Cardi

I have the back and fronts done. Need to finish the sleeves and then fringe. Of course the intended recepient (my daughter) is too big to wear it. I have other thoughts for this though.

Cable 8

I've got my yarn from and I can't wait to start this pattern from Interweave Knits. I just bought a swift from (gotta love those 40% off coupons!) and I'm waiting for it before I start this so I can wind my balls more easily.

I think that's all. Gotta go get my knitting on!

She's Crafty

I agree with Jessica about Crafter's Choice. I just got 5 books for $28! Whoohoo! I think I may have been a member of this in my stamping days before I became obsessed with knitting. I just joined and ordered:
I also just ordered Last Minute Knitted Gifts and Loop-d-Loop from Amazon the other day. Of course that was before I realized I could get Teva Durham's book at Crafter's Choice. Amazon lured me in with putting Loop-d-Loop on sale. Of course I had to order a second book to get free shipping!! I'd better get busy now on my current projects so I can start some new ones!