Monday, October 30, 2006

Catch Up

What a knitting week! I finished the poncho and knit two dishcloths plus started another. I will post pictures later today. My WIP's are going down. Next is the shrug.

I started to order yarn for projects. I got Handmaiden sea silk in pumpkin for a shawl, Manos in several colorways (boy are they gorgeous) for scarves and Brown Sheep burly spun for a hat. Can't wait for it to come.

I haven't been to knitting class in two weeks but got there on Saturday. I really enjoy those sessions.

I had a long weekend this weekend (4 days). It's been really nice and helped me to work on knitting and catch up on other things. Next vacation is Thanksgiving week. Can't wait.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Picky, Picky, Picky......Sadie is being Picky

Couldn't go to knitting class this week. Sadie had a grooming appointment and I had to pick her up. All of a sudden she doesn't want to eat her food. Had to get her chicken and cook it. I'm using that until I get to call the vet on Monday. It's funny, she picks out the food she wants in her bowl and doesn't eat her regular food. As a result, I couldn't get the poncho done. Can't wait to see what we have to go through with her now. She is so picky!

I did order a smaller blocking board from Joann's. They had a 50% off coupon and I took advantage of it.

Satisfaction is finding something you want on the internet. I wanted the fall 2004 Interweave Press issue. After some digging, I found it at the Mannings online. Yeah!

So many projects are dancing in my head. I really want to make a couple of scarves, fingerless gloves and another lace shawl. But, I want to be so good and finish the UFO's.

Can't wait until this weekend. I have off for 4 days and I will go to kntting class this week. Monday and Tuesday will be crazy, but Wednesday and Thursday should be wonderful. Then I can knit, knit, knit.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Knitting away.....

Finished up the poncho except for sewing the seams. I will take it to my knitting class next week to make sure that I'm doing that right. I always have trouble finishing up.

I was able to knit a dishcloth from my monthly dishcloth group that has knit-a-longs. It was a cat. I used an orange cotton yarn. Will try and post a picture later in the week. A new knit a long starts tomorrow. I'm not sure that I will participate in that one.

I am currently working on my shrug. I am almost half way completed with it. I need to put a lifeline in since the yarn is tricky to use and I have made mistakes in the past. Ripping is not fun without a lifeline with this yarn (Bernat Softy). I wasn't sure that I would have enough yarn to finish it, but it looks like I will be okay - thank God! I am so proud of myself that I am working away at these works in progress and actually finishing them up.

I ordered the knitpick needles and got them very quickly. Haven't tried them yet since I haven't started anything new.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Finishing - Close to the end

I'm getting closer to the end of the poncho. I have about 6 more inches to knit and then I can finish the shrug. I'm dreaming of lace after that and maybe a scarf.

I even completed a dishcloth from my monthly dishcloth knit a long. It was a cat. I like knit a longs where you only work on so many rows a day. I hate knit a longs where you are on your own. There is no incentive. I am also working on a square for a comfortghan. It's for my other dishcloth group.

It's so nice to be finishing projects.

I ordered the knit pick's options needles. Can't wait to get them.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

On a Roll

I'm working on my poncho and have passed the half-way mark. Cheers! Once I complete this, I will start again on my shrug.

I did start on a new dishcloth with the Monthly Dishcloth group and I'm working on a comfortghan square for my other dishcloth group.

It makes me feel good to be able to start something new. These two projects are short and sweet and won't detract from finishing the poncho.

I want to start on another lace project. Maybe after the poncho is complete.