Thursday, February 19, 2009

Well... Hello!

It's been a while.

How are you?

I'm OK. I've been missing knitting. When I am gone from knitting any length of time (and it really hasn't been THAT long), I usually find I get stressed easier and more often. Last night was a particularly bad day and I decided I just had to get the knitting out to see if it would help. I had most of a dog sweater done for the pup, but I hadn't finished the bottom and I needed to sew it all together. I finished the sweater, and guess what? It did help with the stress.

Today I went to the Lion Brand store during work.

You know what's nice? Leaving the office for a whole lunch hour. Especially if it means you get to fondle yarn! At first I looked at the Vanna White stuff that was on sale, but something doesn't seem right about buying Vanna White yarn. It seems too cheesy. Maybe I am turning into a yarn snob?!

Anyway, I looked at other yarns and came across a very soft cashmere blend. Niiiiice! I hope the hub appreciates it. I'm going to use it to make his skull hat. This will be the first time I've used two colors and tried out a color pattern. Should be interesting, and I'll definitely take pics. I'll also put a pic up of the dog wearing his sweater.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Christmas Knitting/In the Queue

I figured it out, and between Christmas and Birthday knitting, I ended up with the following finished objects:

10 scarves (I finished the last Christmas scarf on vacation in Mexico - I was determined!)
1 hat
1 dishcloth

That's a lot! The only thing I haven't finished and have pretty much given up on, is the baby blanket. I bought some yarn to make a cute baby sweater instead at some point. Speaking of babies... I am a new aunt to Megan Marie. She is a cutie, for sure. I can't wait to meet her in person :) I'm very excited about having a niece. Not that I don't love my nephew, because he's #1 in my book, but girls clothes are more fun to buy/make!

Back to my totals - 10 scarves is a lot of scarves. When I was done with the last one I told myself I needed a break from the scarves, but I have a thank you gift to make for a friend. I was thinking of making her a hat, but I'll go the safe route and do the quick knit scarf on the US 19 needles. It goes so quickly.

My knitting queue for 2009 is as follows:

  1. Thank you scarf.
  2. Winter sweater for myself. (cables)
  3. Sweater for my niece.
That's more than enough. I think my sweater might take a while. Thank goodness for my friend who is my knitting guru!