Yarn Therapy

Renewal, down to the fiber of my being.....(snicker)!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Our Mini Vacation

First we're going here, then we are going here for my family reunion!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

What a Girl

Amelia found a crochet hook--size G, I think, in the car. "What is this, Mommy?" She asked. "It's a crochet hook," I said, matter-of-factly. She held it up and declared, "I'm a pirate!!!"

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

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Monday, July 23, 2007

Cutie




Amelia had a luau today and I had to share the photo!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

I've Been Nominated!

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Shucks, Isabelle, I'm so flattered, I'm speechless!

Well, almost. This is really nice, because I am never sure what people think of this blog. I know it is not wordy and descriptive like some. I guess I just don't feel like the chronicles of my everyday life are all that interesting. But, I do like sharing my knitting and occasionally, my daughter and cats. I can see I get a lot of hits every day, but not lots of comments. This gives me the opportunity to ask: what would allow people to comment more? More knitting content? Please feel free to let me know!

Not sure who I can nominate who hasn't been already, but I'll work on this.

Friday, July 13, 2007

HBTM (Happy Birthday to Me)




Yesterday. The Cold Stone Creamery Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate ice cream cake. Amelia said, "This is the yummiest cake I ever eated." he he. It is almost too much chocolate. Almost, I said.

Today, I got several knitting books I ordered on Amazon from a gift certificate from BIL Mark.
Must have knitting books, as many as possible. Even more when someone else is paying for them.

I also got a package from my Knitter's Tea Swap 3 partner yesterday. Lots of great stuff, but my faves are the really pretty sock yarn and a cute pink teapot for one. It has gone to the office. Oh, and more chocolate. Aww!

I won the drawing on the Fitted Knits KAL! The prize came today, it is a $40 gift certificate for Webs. Shopping!!!!! Whoo hoo!!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

What a Cup!


My business partner gave me my birthday present a day early. Look at this cup! It says: "Sensitivi-Tea:
Your insight and perception makes everyone comfortable.
Your ability to understand and respond makes you a true friend."

Wow! What a flattering and beautiful gift.

I started the Short Sleeved Cardigan with Ribbing from, well, you know what book. The Cascade 128 is absolutely fabulous yarn and knits up wonderfully. Pics later.


Saturday, July 07, 2007

Recent FOs












































I have saved up several FOs to share. The first one on the left is the Cozy V-Necked Pullover from Fitted Knits. The yarn was the recommended Cascade Pastaza in a comforting brown. I loved making this. Except for the sleeves, it is top-down raglan mostly in the round, so there is very little seaming. Yay! I am actually considering entering this in our county fair next month if I get up the nerve.

The next is a cardigan I made for Amelia. The pattern was winging it. The yarn was Muench Tessin in five colors. I couldn't decide which color I liked best, so I decided to use all five!

Next, the Bulky Mini Cardi from Fitted Knits in a burnt orange and cream. I loved making it, love the way it turned out, but it is small for me so I will give it as a gift.

The Baby Bolero from One Skein in Cascade 220, Shrimp. Shh! It will be a surprise baby gift, so I can't say for whom.

Next up, the Thick and Thin Cardigan Coat and the Short Sleeved Cardigan with Ribbing, both from Fitted Knits. If you haven't looked at this book, go on Amazon immediately! Can you tell I like it? Also, Knit Picks is having a sale on books!

Happy Knitting!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Fitted Knits KAL

I was excited to find this KAL today and immediately signed up. I have almost finished 3 projects from this awesome book, soon to start at least 2 more. I have never wanted to complete so many projects from one book before. They are all doable, too. I love that they are all top-down constructed (that means not much seaming, great for the sewing-impaired like me). It is fun to see what others are doing with the patterns, what yarns they are using if they are substituting, etc. I, like so many others, find it challenging to envision pieces in colors other than what they are pictured in, so it is good to see what patterns look like when people make them in other colors. Also, and I hope nobody gets offended by this, I like to see what real people look like in the garments as opposed to the skinny models in the book. That will give me a better idea of how the sweater might look on me (I will never look like a model).

Off to knit!