Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What to say....

I'm not sure how to keep a knitting blog interesting when all the projects you are in the middle of are a secret. When you just know the recipient of a gift that you are making visits the blog on occasion, you're not going to plaster photos of your progress all over the place for them to see.

I will just say that lace is continuing to kick my butt. SOOOOO frustrating. I wish I had a dollar for everytime I come to the end of a row and do not have the appropriate number of stitches. I'd have enough money to pay people to knit lace for me.
The link below is the blog of one of the yarn shops in Charlottesville, VA that I visit on occasion. Check out the felted flowers. So cool.

On the family front, Clare is turning into a little monkey. She loves to climb onto and jump off of the furniture.... and she isn't even walking yet so it's a little scary. Hard to believe she'll be one in May. Gratuitous grandchildren photo to follow. (of course)


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I'm Hooked!


ABC Monday 10:00PM

One episode and I'm completely hooked.
Next Monday can't come fast enough.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Finally... A New Finished Object

The yellow wrap is Aran weight 100% wool from Kraemer Yarns.
I loved it and had to have it.
I have no clue what I will ever wear this with other than jeans.
It doesn't go with anything I own.
Other than the fact that I think I "over" blocked it, I like it.

Do you think I have a "Wrap" problem?
And, truthfully, this pile is missing a few.
I start to think that I should be knitting other things, but I do wear
these all the time.

And, of course, I'm always knitting socks too.
I can't remember the name of the sock yarn pictured below because I lost the band
to it a long time ago.
But as you can see, it's a pooling mess. These are Catie's Christmas socks for this year.
She picked the yarn in a cute yarn shop in Charlottesville. But I don't think this is what she had in mind for the end result.

Below is a stash busting project for Clare.
My daughter says she loves these little socks but can't keep them on her feet.
So, the next pair will have some yarn overs so I can wind some ribbon through
to tie a bow to keep them on her little feet.