Under The Knitting Moon
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Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Monday, February 27, 2006
I've already started knitting on the Carroll bag and am looking around for something to knit up the Minisweater with. Worsted weight and 13sts/4" gauge? hmmmmm.....
The knitting olympics were a blast and I can hardly believe Steph finished her sweater. That is in-freaking-credible. You go girl. Yay for knitting!
Sunday, February 26, 2006
Well, as you can see, I f#*@ed up my photos for the blog. I was trying to organize them into "sets" so that maybe I could link to a gallery of FO's. Anyway, obviously I've lost some of my photos.
Tubey is DONE. She is blocking on the bed and, um, well, seems a little stretched. I'm wondering if I threw it in the dryer for a minute if that would be okay or if I should just leave it be until its totally dry. The fact that I finished it is about the only good thing going on today. I seem to have a bad case of the pms's and I'm sick of being sick! Anywhoo. As soon as she's dry I'm going to get a good picture of her on. I think it came out pretty good for being knit in 16 days. I can't believe that I finished a whole sweater in only 16 days! Yay for me! Now I'm going to finish Aaron's sweater, my Carroll bag and then a poncho for Maya.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Well, here she is. She wedged herself were the kids can't miss her in case they want to throw her scraps or she won't miss anything they accidentally drop. I was going to get her running to the window to bark at the Fed Ex guy but I wasn't fast enough. Thats right: RUNNING. She has soreness and is uncomforterable but there is nothing seriously wrong with her. She is going to be okay and she's improved about 100% since we got her home, but she won't go in the backyard. ?? Maybe a snake bit her? Hmmmm. Maybe there's a baby gator back there. Racoon? Squirrel? Feral Cat? Opposum? Buzzard? Snapping turtle? Who knows. Incidentally, I've seen all these critters in my yard. Ahhh, Florida. Swampy livin at its finest. Also, today; 77 degrees. Will this tubey even get worn?!
3 Days Left?!
Oiy. Well, I was reading the comment left on my last post (yay! somebody visited the blog!) and was thinking,"ya, only a few days left. I've only got like 8" left to knit on the body and we. Are. Done." No problem, right? Well, not if you've got to sit on the phone with the bank for a while trying to cancel a payment you sent to a long cancelled credit card and administer several medications to one sick child while making several fresh fruit snacks for the other one's breakfast while she tells you all about her dream last night in a loud shouting voice after you got up early and are now progressing into the hacking up of the phlegm stage of the flu. Then you realize the reason your doggy hasn't been following you around like usual is because she is HURT! So we are off to the vet. This week has sure been interesting. I hope Roxie is allright. She is definitely well enough to slowly walk across the room to where the cheese popcorn is so she's not too bad but definitely in pain. Tubey pics and doggy diagnosis when we return...
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Only five days left to go. I stayed up way late Sunday night knitting the stripe, then slipping the sts onto a scrap yarn so I could try the sucker on and make sure I wasn't making some sort of mutated version and it looked great. The opening is a bit wide and I'll probably have to seam that so my bra straps don't show but other than that it looked great! Yay!
So between Sun night and now I have completed 9 inches of body tube. Also, the whole family has managed to come down with a cold in that time, and Aaron had an asthma attack to boot. He's just fine now and the whole time I was driving him to the Dr's office I was asking him,"Are you okay? Can you breath okay?" He would reply between pant like breaths, "Ya. I'm okay. Can we go to Buger King?" What can I say? He's a tough little dude. In fact he held up a whole lot better than his Momma.
So now that its way late on Tues night and I've got the chills and working on 6 hours sleep for the past 48 hours, I'll be going to bed now.
GO TEAM USA!!
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Feb 19 tubey
So, after finally getting it right (sorta) I've made almost 5" of progress on the body. I think I'm gonna keep this stripe at 6" max (as you can see my planning skills also leave something to be desired) then I'll continue in black to the bottom.
In other knitting news, I cast on and worked about 24 rows in the Carroll bag. I don't know if I should be using such large needles for that yarn. The fabric is so flimsy! I can't imagine it will feel thick at all after I felt it. Hmm. I'm considering doubling up. We'll see.
Thursday, February 16, 2006
tubey: day 6
this. Also, the kids and I stopped by lys for some yarn for a new project.
Monday, February 13, 2006
Today is cold (ha ha!) here. We're only getting to like, ahem, 54 degrees for the high. Sweater weather finally!! But don't worry, by the end of the week we'll be at 79 degrees! So anyway, all I have to do today is:
Lets see how far I can get by tommorow morning. I have no way of knowing if my pace is good or bad! I keep thinking of knitting that body tube....maybe I should do a couple of rows right now!
Go Team USA!!!
Friday, February 10, 2006
I'm so excited to start these olympics that I had to do an early post. Note for the future: if you join a knit a long that is going to require speed knitting DO NOT do upper body workout beforehand! My arms, chest and back are so SORE I can barely lift my arms up to take off my clothes!! Needless to say there will be lots of stretching going on to ensure my neck doesn't lock up on me (as it does when I knit intensely). Meanwhile, more stuff to distract from the growing anticipation of the start of this global event: This is the most brilliant cartoon I've ever seen! Mike and I rented the four-disk set and episode 9 is sheer genius. We laughed until we cried. If you have netfilx, or are interested enough in anime, check it out. Its good stuff.
GO TEAM USA
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Okay enough dramatics.
I don't think I've done this much knitblogsurfing ever in my life and I have to say how exciting and inspiring it is to see all these other people who love the same things you do! Not to mention all the other crazy, er, dedicated knitters out there who are participating in the knitting olympics. 3000 plus is hard to imagine! I think I'll work out the gauge tonight and triple read through the pattern so that no surprises jump out at me. The past two patterns I've worked have come out wrong because I didn't read them carefully enough. Minimum amount of intelligence required to knit? Hmmmm, not sure if I've got it. But I've got the love, baby.
GO TEAM USA!!
Monday, February 06, 2006
In other news....
January knitting update
February already! Yikes! As a matter of fact, I think the Olympics begin this weekend. Double yikes! I need to work up a gauge swatch for Tubey sometime this week. I’ve also begun preparing the family for this knitting event by telling them they are on their own during Mommy’s knitting time. I wish now that I had chosen something different to knit; specifically some baby clothes to donate to Afghans for Afghans or some other charity. Its probably too late to change, goodness knows Stephanie and her crew are busy enough without getting emails from wishy-washy knitters saying they want to change their event! So I began a baby sweater (pattern from Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Knitters Almanac) to give and I wanted to knit some socks and hats and ship them all at once. What? What other projects? I’ve decided not to beat myself up over my growing list of ufo’s. It’ll all get done eventually. There is one glaring problem however: My husband needs socks and I NEED a sweater! Realize that the coldest its been outside during the day here so far this winter has been 50 degrees. Sweater weather indeed, but I’ve managed to get by with sweatshirts and layers of t-shirts. There is the wool jacket that needs a dry cleaning but that is old and too heavy. I repeat I NEED a sweater. So I’ve been browsing yarn and patterns (gasp of horror I know) and the most likely candidate has been determined to be the Ribby Cardi from Chicknits. I didn’t like the original picture from the site, but looking at some of the cardi’s that have been knit on blogs and other sites, it looks like a cute and versatile design. I can use the Cascade I bought for Cherie and frog back what I’ve started there. Although I really like Cherie, I need something that’s not a pullover. Meanwhile, since I posted last, I’ve knit these:
kitties from Knitty
And in other news....
Originally uploaded by samuraisqurl.