Saturday, August 29, 2009

so I suck at this

I haven't knit much since the last post. Not because I don't want to, but because of a lack of time. I'm back at school and busier than ever. By the time I get to sit and do stuff I'm usually passing out on the couch.

So consider this my hiatus for now, I'm sure I'll be back eventually blogging about my latest knits and yarn purchases (of which there hasn't been any in at least 6 months).

Saturday, February 28, 2009

I swear one of these days I'll catch up on here...

I can give you a list of things I've knitted, but alas pictures shall wait. We had issues with our computer when the ice storm hit, so now for some reason I am unable to unload pictures onto the computer anymore. However I will be purchasing a new camera and possibly a laptop with part of our tax refund, so maybe soon?

As for what I've been working on-

Ravelry Boston Red Sox Traveling Scarf- Green Monster Scarf, group 2. This has been loads of fun, though I'm totally uninspired at the moment to think of something new for the scarf I'm currently on. Suggestions for worsted weight yarn?

Radiating Star Blanket (free ravelry download)- finished! Took just about 3 weeks and one of those weeks I didn't knit on it at all. Totally love it and its a very belated wedding gift for a friend.

Fruit Loop Socks- I actually have a picture of the first one up on Ravelry. I'm almost done with the second. Using CherryTree Hill Supersock in Martha's Vineyard

Things I wish to start knitting soon:

Two pairs of fingerless gloves that people have asked me to make, they're providing the yarn

Oriental Lily- for Gretchen's Easter dress I think. It will be done in Cascade Sierra colors 45 and 29.

Juju pants- also for Gretchen in KP CotLin color Lantana

I need another sock pattern for either a solid colored yarn or variegated. I just purchased a circular to try out Magic Loop, so those suggestions are appreciated as well.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

single mom for now...

I know I haven't updated in forever. I swear I'll get to it someday. Lately the husband has been away more than here. Part of that is his new school schedule for the semester where two days a week he is gone from 9-9. Then there's the National Guard which always wants him to do something. He spent just shy of a week in Washington D.C. for the Inauguration. He was home a few days, we got an ice storm and they call him to go to Western KY because just about all the power is out there and he's on the Emergency Response Team for central KY. So I drove him to Frankfort this afternoon and we're not sure when he'll be back, though they think possibly Saturday. So for now, I'm single mom with an ice/snow storm still going on and kind of shut in. Talk about stir crazy!

Sunday, December 7, 2008


I finished these about a month or so ago...

Dayflower Scarf (pdf file) in Cascade Sierra color 03 (off white/cream color). LOVED this pattern, it was my first lace project (and first time knitting with Sierra) and definitely a good one to start on. I'll make it again.

Argosy scarf using Knit Picks CotLin in Kohlrabi. I liked the pattern, but I doubt I'd knit it again because it took FOREVER to knit on the size 4's.

Christmas knitting part 2

This is my mom's Christmas gift, the Lacy V Scarf in Malabrigo Worsted Natural

these are my dad's Christmas present, Fiber Trends Felted Clogs. I made the Men's medium size. I think they still might be a bit big, but better than too small, right? I used Paton's Merino and I think the color was chesnut.

Felted front view

Felted back view


Gretchen's birthday dress

I knit this dress based on Anouk (second time using this pattern). I used Knit Picks Merino Style wool in Hollyberry. Again I seamed the sides together and instead of doing the neck shaping in the pattern I did 6 rows of seed stitch and then made braided straps by knitting 3 i-cords on each side.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

happy birthday!

my sweet little girl turns one today. at 8:40 pm if you want to be precise.

where did the time go? it doesn't feel like its been long enough for a year to go by. I'm including my favorite picture from each month.

and for milestones, Gretchen can now:
  • walk, mostly still with a little help
  • climb stairs
  • go down stairs
  • drink out of a sippy on her own
  • says "hi" "uh oh" "ma ma" "mah" (for blowing kisses)
  • blows kisses
  • waves
  • claps her hands
  • wants nothing to do with baby food which is a tad of a problem since she doesn't to eat a lot of "adult" food

Monday, November 10, 2008

Operation SEND Christmas

my husband's National Guard unit is trying to gather a bunch of items to make Christmas packages to send to every soldier from Central Kentucky who is deployed for the holidays. if you'd like to help out, I'll be at Rebelle next Sunday afternoon, depending on where you live I can pick stuff up, or items can be dropped off at the Armory near the Airport. The FRG (Family Readiness Group) is getting together on the 17th to put the packages together to mail.

here is a list of suggested items:

First and foremost- they LOVE getting pictures, letters, etc... from anyone.
Second- Pocket-size, travel-size, and sample-size are ideal.
Third- no chocolate, it will melt
Fourth- we cannot send pork, porn, or alcohol


* Gatorade drink mix
* Individual drink mix to add to bottled water (Crystal Light, Koolaid, Equate from Walmart, etc)
* Coffee
* Tea
* Hot cocoa mix

FOOD ITEMS (MUST be sealed!)

* Gum (blister packs preferred)
* Candy
* Mints
* Lifesavers
* Individually wrapped snacks (small sizes)
* Peanuts
* Sunflower seeds
* Dried fruits
* Trail mix
* Canned fruit (single serving fruit packs IN CANS such as cut peaches, applesauce, etc.)
* Fruit roll-ups
* Power bars, protein bars, nutritional bars, breakfast bars, granola bars
* Poptarts
* Crackers/ flavored snack crackers
* Peanut butter
* Beef Jerky (Certified and labeled USDA Grade A)
* Canned Tuna, sardines (Choose flip-top lids whenever possible)
* Beef Slim Jims


* Eyeglass cleaning wipes
* Eye drops
* Blistex
* Chapstick
* Vaseline
* Nasal drops/saline spray
* Foot powder
* Odor-eaters for boots
* Socks (that can be worn with combat boots)
* Boot laces (72" for combat boots)
* Baby Wipes


* Pocket-sized Bibles
* Magazines and paperback books (Choose from subject matter that most would be interested in. Donate from what you have already read.)
* Movies (DVD or VHS) (Also, some you have already watched) (Of course, new is also terrific!)
* Duct tape (military green, tan, black, navy)
* Electrical tape
* Super Glue
* Ziploc bags (quart size bags are in greatest demand, sandwich size greatly needed, also 1 gallon size or 2 gallon size can be used)
* Mailing Tape (We need this to get the boxes overseas!)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Christmas knitting

reading Allison's blog today reminded me I need to make my Christmas knitting list, so here goes nothing.

  • Mom- some sort of lacy scarf using Malabrigo natural
  • Dad- felted slippers in a brown, not sure which yarn yet
  • niece- Sarah's "I love my denise kit" market bag
  • a few pairs of fingerless mitts for Michael's bus driver, bus monitor, and teachers. (any other suggestions?)Link