Thursday, December 31, 2009

With 2010 just a few hours away. I have been trying to come up with a resolution that is easy to stick to. This is what I have come up with so far.

1. Learn how to knit cables
2. Lace is on the list
3. starting knitting for myself
4. write my blog more

The weather is not very promising for the weekend with the prediction being a storm of epic proportion. I have decided to stay home and not go out tonight. My plan is to finish up some of last years knitting so I can start on something for me. Not sure what yet since there is alot I have tagged in Magazines and on Ravelry.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Summer has been in full swing here, but not really. We have had rain nearly every day. It rained 28 out of 30 day in June and July has not been much better. When it is not raining it is very hot and humid, we are talking like 90% humitidy. I have been knitting and I have made 2 pairs of wool mittens and working on 2 more pairs. Socks are also on needles and I am making them using 2 circular needles.

My big knitting project of the summer is a felted bag for a friend. It is the Dumpling Bags in the Fall 2008 issue of Interweave Knits. Here is a picture of the bag in progress.

I will have it finished this week and then on to the embrodiery and felting.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Summer knitting and Reading

As summer is approaching I am starting to think about what to knit. I am still catching up on ufo's and have a pair of socks on needles. My thoughts are to finish up and start on Steggie form for a friends son. He will be starting Kindergarten in the fall. Then I will turn my attention to hats and mittens for winter.

As for knitting for me I will be making myself the Irish Hiking Scarf and Hat on I am still trying to decide on what type of yarn I want to use, it is such a hard decision. Alpaca is winning at this point, but who knows I could change my mind again.

Summer also brings reading on days to hot to knit. I have started to make a list of summer reads. Right now I am into Debbie Macomber books, I also like non-fiction so if you know of any good books let me know.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Test Knitting and Shop Samples

I have been knitting up a pair of sock to test a yarn for Abstract Fiber (Portland, Oregon). The yarn is a Super Sock yarn in the colorway called Asia. It has been a pleasure to knit with this yarn. The only thing I would do different is to knit it up on a US size 2 instead of 1's. I will post picture's later.

Then I will move on to finish all my ufo's. It makes me feel very unorganized to have so many things going at one time. Some of my ufo's: Readers Wrap, Vest, Sweater, and an Afghan for knitting. I also have sewing,Quilting and cross stitch unfinished. I have to finish things for now on before starting something new.

Just an update on how my leg is doing. I went for x-ray's and a followup yesterday and it is finally healed so I can be walking on my own 2 feet as soon as I get it up to full strength.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Spring has finally sprung here, the snow is finally almost gone. Along comes all the spring things to do. Spring cleaning is top on my list and the first thing on the list is a new coat of paint on the ceilings and walls. I can't wait for warm enough days so the windows can go up.

I am still not on my feet progress has been really slow. I have been killing the time by finishing some ufo's. First on the list in the readers wrap, then I will finish my sweater. I am also testing a yarn and will be making a pair of socks with a railroad rib cuff. The yarn is absolutely gorgeous. I hope this will work into something I would be willing to work for yarn.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Winter seems to be holding on here in Northern New England with another 12" expected today. I can't even tell you how sick of winter I am. I keep dreaming of days sitting outside with the warm sun on my face and my feet in the lake.

My leg is healing nicely and with the help of pysical therapy I hope to be on my feet soon. My goal is to be back up walking at least 3 miles a day by fall. I really miss being able to go out and socialize.

I have decided that this year will be a selfish year of knitting, and I have already picked a couple of things to knit. My first project will be Easy Basket-Weave Cardigan by Ann E. Smith

I'm not sure if I will make the sweater exactly as it is here or use some creative design on my favorite sweater pattern.