It’s Alive….

Hi there, by “it’s alive” I mean I’m alive.  I just forgot how to post on my blog.  How ridiculous is that?  I am hoping that this will make it onto my blog, but I have no clue whatsoever…  they shouldn’t allow idiots like me to blog.  I’m just saying.

Anyway, been very busy knitting away.  I am currently working on a sweater that has been ripped out (at least) four times. I am fairly confident that this one will make it through fruition.  It’s the Cable Down Raglan from the Spring 2007 Interweave Knits.  It is a beautiful sweater design with enough cables to keep your interest but not too many to drive you crazy.  The yarn I am using is from Drops – a merino blend- the color is called Petrol.  I love it, great stitch definition and very soft. 

Now that I’ve figured out how to post, perhaps I can start adding pictures.  One can only hope…


Back to Bidness

Long time, no post…however – I did make it to the Devil Rays Stitch ‘n Pitch night at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.  Here is a picture of me and my husband in the stands.  We have seaon tickets and didn’t sit with the rest of the knitters but I did force my sister to go with me to visit the official Stitch ‘n Pitch Seating Area 🙂

Stitch ‘n Pitch

Well, I’ve been busy keeping up with the kids and the apartments but I’ve managed to finish Andrew’s sweater:

Andrew’s Wallaby

I am currently working on the “Cobblestone Pullover” for Bobby from the Fall 2007 Interweave Knits magazine, designed by Jared Flood (www.brooklyntweed.net).  It is a great pattern for those of us who ABHOR purling.  Knit in the round and easily memorized…

These two:  Mr. Sunshine and Lily are sure sitting pretty.  Could it be because of this:  Pot on Stove?  Or, more likely, the possibility of one of these:  Meatballs!

Just a Knitting Fool…

Well, it’s been a busy summer.  I’ve been a little down because no one reads my posts but me 😦

On the upside, I have been knitting away.  I finished Josilyn’s blanket which is good because she was born at the beginning of June.  Josilyn’s Blanket

I also finished Alana’s Sweater to send to our friends in Philadelphia, Joe and Nina, who are expecting Little Alana in September.  Alana’s Sweater

Our other friends, Dan and Julie, had a baby girl a few months ago.  I decided to make her a sweater, too.  I don’t know when she will wear it given that we live in Florida and it’s like a blast furnace outside most of the year….

Dan and Julie’s Sweater

Right now I have a sweater for Andrew on my needles.  We are taking a trip next summer to Alaska and the plan is to make each of the kids a sweater.  We’ll see how that goes!

How is this possible?  I was just using it?  Until recently, I thought a stitch holder was a cable needle so imagine my surprise when I discovered the Cable Needle.  In retrospect, transferring the stitches to the stitch holder and then transferring them back to the needle does seem like an awful waste of time… 

Anyway, now I am back to using a dp needle to hold my cable stitches.  I certainly cannot go back to the LYS again, it has been less than a week.  They WILL think I am a stalker.

I’ve finished Emily’s sweater save the embellistment flowers.  She can’t decide where she wants them but here is a picture, so far:  emilys-sweater.jpg 

What IS the deal?

Can anyone please tell me how it is that I have been knitting for the past three hours on my alpaca sweater and it doesn’t look any different???

Oops, I Did it Again…

Well, after dropping Emily and her friend off at the beach this morning I had every intention of coming straight home.  However, that darn new yarn shop (Needles & Knobs) that just opened was RIGHT THERE.  The fact that it didn’t open for 15 minutes did not deter me, I simply did the crossword in the car until they opened.  I felt like a stalker.

I went in looking for yarn for my cousin’s future baby girl.  I know I am getting ahead of myself in the project department but I couldn’t help myself.  Here is the yarn:  Jocelyn’s Blanket Yarn.

And, here is the project that I am currently working on: Alpaca Sweater.  I bought this yarn in CO this past January during a ski trip.  We actually toured the yarn making facility and met the alpacas.  This wool is from Wild Child.  She is very sweet.