Monday, May 29, 2006

Hiatus over

I'm back, I think from a self imposed blogging hiatus. I'm not sure what precipitated it but it happened.
Things have been hectic in the household. My 3rd daughter is graduating from middle school. Most of my off time has been spent preparing her for many big events. First off, the "promotion dance". Her very first dressy school dance. We found a very pretty dress, shoes, neckless, earrings, purse... you get the idea. Next is the promotion ceremony, which means, you guessed, another dress, shoes, etc. And no, she couldn't wear to same dress, or shoes or earrings ... At least we are finished, with the shopping. Next up, the primping: you know what I mean... hair, nails, hands and feet, eyebrows, whoa. So much, but she is so excited, and her older sisters are as well.
With all of this, only a smattering of knitting has occurred. I'm to the heels on my socks and to the stockinette body of Soleil.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Think pink

Lately, I've been stuck in a blue phase. It seems everything I've knit and all of the yarn I've bought has been blue. I think it was getting me a little down. It sometimes feels as if I'm knitting the same thing over and over again.
Last night I tried to do a little organizing of the stash. I'd bought a new rubbermaid tub and started to rearrange. I came across this find.
This is the first "real yarn" I bought when I first start knitting. Of course, my first yarn purchase was some squeaky red heart from Joanne's. This yarn was my first purchase from a "real yarn store"..

As I look back, I realize I had no idea what I was buying. I saw the color and picked up 6 skeins and I pretended I had a project in mind, cause I didn't want to look dumb to the real knitters in the store. I cast on last night and let me tell you, I love the feel of it. It's 100% Egyptian mercerize cotton.... and it's pink.
Below is some wonderful handpainted yarn I received from Heather for answering a question correctly on her blog. Thank you Heather!! The colors are rich and gorgeous. These will become my first pair of toe up socks. I am trying to resist the urge to cast on.

I'm beginning to notice a new color theme.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

A little enhancement

In an effort to focus on smaller projects.

Ooooo,ahhhhh, ohhhhhh. I can't wait to cast on.The opal is calling my name.