Tuesday, August 30, 2005
I'm anxiously awaiting yarn, not just any yarn, Noro silk garden for clapotis, I hated the look of the other yarn, secondly, some Kid silk haze for river. I've seen a few completed ones in blogland, so I decided to join the knit along myself. Whichever yarn gets her first is the one I'll start. I restarted Lelah for my daughter, I'm right on with the stitch count thanks to Spaz's suggestion that I use markers between each lace repeat. Maybe I'll finish this before my packages arrive. Pics later, another late night and insomnia, however no yarn shopping this time.
Sunday, August 28, 2005
I'm frogging clapotis. I just do not like the yarn, the colors, I was using. I was drawn to knit it after I saw Wendy's. She knit her's with Noro silk garden. I was trying to be a good girl and use up some stash. The entire time I was knitting it, I kept thinking, I'm not sure if I like this yarn, maybe I'll like it once I drop stitches. Well... I gave up and ordered some Silk garden from webs last night.
In the mean time, I'm trying to finish socks for my niece. I can only work on them for a short time each day because my hands hurt from the tiny( size 1) needles.
I have a easy scarf/ shawl project that I work on at night when I'm tired, so this project will get some attention until I receive my Noro.
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Monday, August 22, 2005
Sunday, August 21, 2005
I got this pretty soy silk chenille yarn. It matches my chairs in my patio room.
After the fiber fest.. I went to wildfiber. What a very nice yarn store. The set up was nice, everyone was helpful and friendly and they had some fabulous fiber. I brought home some kid silk haze & aurora 8 for a shrug pattern they had in the window. Also, I bought a cute lantern moon bag and these cute stitch markers. The light green kid silk haze is for the airy scarf in last minute knitted gifts. I met another knit blogger there, Karyn, her beautiful daughter Noey and her mom. It was great to actually meet someone in person. She's the one who told me about the shrug. She's making one as well.
My last stop was the knit cafe. This is where the yarn harlot had a book signing when she was in LA. It's a nice shop, but I felt wildfiber had a lot more to offer.
I arrived home to this... My swift from Joanne's...guess I'll be winding some yarn this week/ It will be so much easier, I won't have to wait for my daughter to help me.
I have a finished object ( finally) on the blocking board. More pics tomorrow.
Monday, August 15, 2005
I'm going to take a benadryl, and knit until it takes effect.
Hopefully I'll post another finished object, or two, soon.
Sunday, August 14, 2005
yea nowhere. I've frogged twice and tinked back once. No matter how many times I count stitches, by the time I end the round, I have 2-3 extra stitches. I can't figure out where I'm going wrong. It's sooooo frustrating. So now I put it down. I'm working on Branching out. I'll finish it before I start again. I have until Sept 22nd to get it right.
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
I'm working on BO, and trying to decide what's next..
In other news, I'm contemplating a job change and transfer to another hospital. I should know more by Friday. This will get me 20 miles closer to my home, but it will be a more challenging position. Sometimes it's hard to leave your comfort zone. We'll see how it turns out.
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Friday, August 05, 2005
I tried, but I have wanted to go to a yarn shop that's near my job. Of course, it was just to check out their stock, however as you can see, I could not resist. The pink will be for a lace scarf and the brown sheep will be a minisweater for my daughter.
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
I'm off to my local SnB tonight. I had to rip a few...about 30 rows of Tivoli. I didn't do the M1 correctly and it left a nice little hole.
Branching out is moving along as well and tempting.. well it's not tempting me.