Thursday, May 15, 2008

More From the Sale

So, I got a few more items from the sale yesterday! Maybe "few" is an overrated word right now. I got so much more! And to the right is what I got. I don't have the time right now to post individual pictures, but you can see it all in this picture.

Yummy yummy yarn! More shawls coming my way!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Damage Has Been Done

So what do you get when your LYS has a huge sale?

You get......

ALL OF THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, all of that yarn and all of the books. I got a good bargain on all of it. Plus, for once, I actually had projects before I had the yarn. Amazing, isn't it?

I'll be using the Cotton Fine to make the Celtic Knot Stole (links to Ravelry). It will be lovely in that shade of dark green.

I'm making the same same shawl from the Panda Cotton, Panda Wool, and Maizy. I'll be making the Weekender Lace Wrap from Crystal Palace Yarns. The shawl made from the Panda Cotton will be for my mother.

The Malabrigo is a gift, and boy, did the Malabrigo go quickly yesterday.

The purple/black/white/blue Sockotta is for a holiday gift for a friend. And the holidays are going to be here before I know it!

The other colorway of Sockotta is for me, as is the Encore Worsted because I knew I'd need it for a project later on.

I'm extremely excited about the books that I got, even though I'm not really into buying knitting books. I've been wanting the Vouge Stitchionary books for ages. I called and had those held for me just so I knew I'd get them. I'm going to learn to crochet, so I got the Happy Hooker book. I know a little about crocheting, but not enough to actually do something with it, other than make a simple square. Time to build the knowledge in that area. I got the Son of Stitch'n Bitch because there are a few patterns in there I really like. I don't have a guy to knit for, but maybe I will one day. I've looked at the Vouge On-The-Go Cables book a few times and thought I would grab that too. I also got the book of pattern for Plymouth's 8 Hour Baby Blanket. I really didn't even look through it!

Overall, the sale did me well. I have some new yarns in my stash, some new books to knit things from, and the stitch dictionaries with which to design from.

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Power of Email

Okay, seriously, I need some help here. And trust me, the "shouting" is worth it.


What am I going to do?!?!

Ideas, comments, something, anything?!

I Have Finished Objects!

*All links are to patterns today.

Okay, so I really only have one finished object. But one is better than none, right?

Just a few minutes ago I finished my Branching Out Scarf for a gift. The pattern and I didn't get along all weekend. Thankfully I had my lifeline in and could tear out to that spot. I want to make a hat and scarf for myself using this pattern, but it's time for a break from it.

My baby blanket was a hit at work. Everyone was commenting on it. The comments weren't really a big deal since it was so simple to knit, even though I appreciated them. The simplicity of projects don't warrant such wonderful comments in my mind I guess, even though they are nice. The baby blanket is just like a large dishcloth. The basket of goodies was taken to the recipient this weekend I believe.

Off to work on something else. My Juno Regina is coming along nicely. I'm almost finished with my Awareness Ribbon Scarf that's a gift.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Playing Hooky From Knitting Group

I played hooky from knitting group last night. I had something else that I needed to do...Like purchase a gift for my mother for Mother's Day. I had a specific gift in mind and only a handful of places to go and get it.

I wanted to get her a wallet to go with a Vera Bradley bag she had gotten last week. She got a bag in "Yellow Bird" but it didn't have much of a bird on it anywhere. The wallet HAD to have a bird on it. Luckily I found one! I also got her some sticky notes in the pattern and a new notebook for me.

All in all, it was a good change to get out and do something else instead of going to knitting. Plus, I did call to say that I wasn't going to be there and why, even though I gave warning on Tuesday before I left my LYS.

I hope everyone survived without me, but I'm sure they did! I guess I'll find out tonight and I'll take some heat next Wednesday.

I am proud of myself for not stopping at a LYS not far from the Vera Bradley store that I went to. Although I would have liked to have gone, the last thing I need right now is yarn. Yes readers, I said it was the last thing I needed - for right now.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Week One of Sock Class

Three students + one teacher + one super long needle + two skeins of yarn = an adventure.

It was an adventure! We slowly got started on our socks. A mess of yarn, a mess of needles, and mass confusion. We all got started on our socks.

Homework was to knit 1 1/2" of the cuff ribbing.

Hopefully everyone will get what to do. And hopefully we'll all have a pair of socks by the end of May!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

One Class Down, One To Go

So last month, in April, I taught a class on double knitting using the Star Scarf pattern. I only had two people, so it was quite an easy class to teach and it was fun. My students both made wonderful projects. I'm so proud!

Tonight starts the second class that I will have taught. This month's class is "2-At-A-Time Socks."

Here's the irony of it all.

I have yet to knit a single, entire sock.

I don't know how many people are in this class, so I'll find that out upon arrival at my LYS tonight. I know of a few people that wanted to take it, so we'll see how many actually registered.

I know how to do the socks on Magic Loop, as I've started a pair. I just - never got around to finishing them.

We'll see how things go tonight...

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Ice Cream and Knitting On a Windy Day

Yesterday my LYS was invited to have their knitting circle at Baskin Robins for 31 cent scoop night. It was a little windy, a little cold, but fun. Even though hardly anyone showed up to knit. But that's okay, because who can complain with ice cream for 31 cents?!

It was a good time. I worked on my Sunshine Bright blanket to help keep me warm. It's almost getting too big though to take anywhere. I have about a month left to finish it. I have no idea how big I'm making it, so we'll see what happens.