Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Landon's Caterpillar Sweater

Pattern: Garter Yoke Baby Cardi [Ravel it]
I decided to use garter instead of sts. for the body. It's faster for me - any time I can avoid purling, I will :)

Yarn: Mission Falls 136 Merino Superwash
I had some leftover skeins from Ben's socks and decided to knit them up since I love this yarn! It's soft and swishy -- perfect for a baby sweater.

Size: Baby

Saturday, January 24, 2009

4 things for saturday.

Thank you all for your kind words in response to my last list!

I'm into lists right bear with me...

1 - Today, I'm going to frog the 3 sweaters I've been working on that are leading to knitting frustrations. Yes it's sad, but entirely necessary.

2 - This morning I'm going to yoga and will try to forget about the weird leadership luncheon I attended yesterday.

3 - I need to finish up the baby mittens I started over my holiday; Today, I will do this while I volunteer at Lewis Ginter.

4 - Today, I'm going to take a deep breath and try to relax since I've been really wound up about knitting, work and life in general. I'm going to follow Celestial's advice and go get a latte this morning - the honey almond latte at Can Can that I've heard so much about.

And to all of you - have a good day, happy knitting and wish me luck in my frogging endeavors!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

4 things for today.

1 - Please send me some good knitting vibes! Since I've been back from vacation, I've lost my knitting vibe. I have started on many projects, but none have really worked out. As you're working on projects, send me some good knitting thoughts - I promise to return the favor whenever you need it! :)

2 - I need to learn how to create my own patterns. I'm struggling with a free pattern right now that is full of mistakes. I'm hanging in there - maybe good knitting thoughts will help out here too :)

3 - I'm questioning my career decisions today and am wondering how much money I need to start an alpaca farm.

4 - My husband is wonderful and I don't tell him that enough. He also is a great cook and has made me some incredible dishes the past few nights - Cuban Pork Samis, Moussaka, and baked chicken.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

7 degrees??

The past few years the hubby and I have been talking about moving to Minneapolis. I've never been there (he has), but it seems like such a forward-thinking, fun city. It's currently 7 degrees in Richmond with a wind chill below zero and I'm thinking, 'it's this cold in Minneapolis every day during the winter which is insane.' I guess I can't shiver too much because Richmond will get up to 43 degrees tomorrow for the high. Nevertheless, the whole thing has got me thinking that maybe I'm just a southern girl at heart. I always talk about loving cold weather (really because I get to sit indoors and knit), but this is FREEZING! Richmond is looking better every day. You all up north should get a chuckle he he :)

Friday, January 16, 2009

i lied

I had a few minutes before work to download photos! Enjoy the first FO of 2009!

The hubby's Sock Monkey Socks
Yarn: Mission Falls 136 Merino Superwash
Pattern: Elizabeth Bennett's Sock Program for measurements; seed stitch rib
Ravel It

Thursday, January 15, 2009

behind, behind

I've been really bad about posting this past week! I have no excuse except for the fact that work is kicking my tush, the house is in utter disarray and I am struggling to find time to knit since I returned from vacation. Stay tuned, however. I did manage to complete the hubby's Sock Monkey socks (ok, not really a sock monkey but the colors remind me of one) and a baby blanket. Happy Friday!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Last FO's of 2008

Leaf Lace Part Deux
Recipient: Surprise!
Details on Ravelry
Yarn: Sunshine Yarns Sunsilk

Coffee Table Socks
Recipient: Me!
Details on Ravelry

Recipient: Triplets
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Dreambaby DK Prints
Details on Ravelry

Monday, January 05, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! It has been a while!

The hubby and I made our annual trek to the Outer Banks last week. I had an internet connection but no cable for my camera; thus, no blogging. While on the banks, we relaxed, watched the Twilight Zone, walked on the beach, finished up several knitting projects that had been "on the bench" for a while, and celebrated my birthday. I inched a bit closer to 40 last week...Sigh...Isn't 40 supposed to be the new 30?