Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Things in California are good. We had so much fun while my husband was here. We took the boys to Disneyland and went shopping, lots of shopping. Now that he's gone back to work we are just kind of hanging around the house and enjoying time with our family. In knitting news I have started a couple of projects. I received my sock yarn from Yarntini and I love love love it. Can't wait to start knitting beautiful socks with it. I still have one hank to wind but want to buy a ball winder...or maybe I'll get one for Christmas. Ha ha. While Travis was here he and I wound one ball up with a hand mixer. That sucked!! I ended up winding it by hand. I Don't want to have to do that again!!! Its a yarn experience that we can both look back on in the future and laugh at. Here are a couple of pictures. Talk to all you later and keep you all informed on the knitting and baby news in the future. Happy Holidays to everyone. May it be filled with love and all things knitty.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
*** Sorry for so many posts I wish I could've had them all in one!!!!!!!***
Amongst the leaves.
Hope that you enjoyed the pictures. The specs are...I knit this with Wolle Rodel Mohair in lt. blue. I use a little more then 4 balls in total. I started this project about 4 times til I got it right. Needless to say it went into the naughty pile a couple of times. But all in all I loved this project and can't wait to wear it home.
Have a great day and once again sorry for all the posts today!
Here is the picture of the scarf.
Also on Sunday the boys and I got tired of staying in the house. I didn't really feel like going out to play in the gloomy weather so I took them to the pool. In case you were wondering it's and indoors pool. Here are a few pictures of them playing in the water.
Monday was a normal day, I hung out with the kids and also tried to finish my Kiri shawl. I didn't finish it that day but I did finish it Tuesday night and blocked it this morning. Here she is in all her glory.*****This is going to go on another post blogger wont let me upload them again....Damn thing!!!!!!!!!!!****
Now I need to make one for Rockie...It's a good thing I have small dogs I only have 5 more days til I am in California. Also on Friday at 11pm I decided that I needed a knitting tote for the plane ride. I knew that I didn't have any spare wool on hand nor did I really have the luxury of time so....I went to my closet and discovered that I have 3 wool sweaters that I can no longer wear...wash and dry wool...Oops. I know its a sin but that happened before my knitting days. I picked up one that was my least favorite of the three and cut and pinned and sewed and this is what I came up with 2 hours later.
I want to make the other 2 tonight so that I can decide which one to use on the plane. I will find material for it when I get home for the lining. So I guess you could say they it's not a completely done projects but it is usable.
On Saturday I knit a little here and there but no FO to count on that day.
On Sunday I finished a scarf for my friends daughter. My friends mom is a knitter but has problems with her wrists...I feel her pain...and she brought me a bag she found in her basement with some pink "homespun type" yarn. I don't know what the content of the yarn is but it knit up really well and fast. Here is a picture of the scarf. My own design a simple one alternating Knit and Purl rows.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Well maybe...I haven't decided if I am going to make one for my Grandma or not. I still have a few more days to decide. Speaking of a few more days, I have 12 days til I am back in sunny California. Two months of California weather, even if it's rainy, is better then the cold weather that we are experiencing now in Germany. The weather changed so fast this year. I am freezing right now. I guess I'd better go and make me a cup of tea. Happy crafting all.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
I will finish these. I need to they are going to be x-mas presents. They will be a good in-flight project. I leave for California in exactly 14 days and I can't wait!!! Can't talk anymore gotta get the boys ready to trick or treat.
Happy Halloween and Thanks again Yarntini!!!
Update....Had so much fun with the kids tonight here is apicture of them in their costumes. Hope that everyone and a fun and safe night~
Sunday, October 22, 2006
I have all the material cut for the aprons and one hot pad almost done. just needs to be sewn together and tassel put on. They should be done by the end of this week. I am also doing pretty good with the Hedera sock. I will have a picture update of those on the next post. Gotta go now and get some rest. Happy crafting all. Oh yeah and in Honor of Halloween take a look at what my 3 year old painted.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Yay...Sadie's quilt is done. I am so very proud of myself! Even though I had some issues with the binding I figured out how to make it work. I think its so pretty. I just hope that my sister thinks so too. So that is one project off my list. I started to aprons but now I'm having issues with those. I followed the directions to the T but I didn't think that they were going to be as long as they are. The ladies in my family aren't the tallest in the world. I am only 5'1'' and my sister, mom and aunt are only right around if not an inch taller then me. So I have to make modifications to the length. Other then that they are coming along really well. They shouldn't take me too long to whip up. Gotta go...have lots to do while the boys are down for a nap. Have a great day!
Monday, October 16, 2006
Cuff done, and 2nd repeat of the patterns. 12 more repeats to go for the leg. I am hoping to be able to knit the heel in the short row method. Any hints on how to do that? I know how to do the short row heel but only when the pattern is written in that way. I don't know how to change the pattern so that I will get the right amount of stitches in the end. Help is greatly appreciated.
I also got my material in the mail today so that I can make aprons and hot pads for all the lovely ladies in my family. I will keep you posted on that progress as time goes on. Only 4 more weeks til I need to have all my sewing done and most of my knitting done. Knitting is not quit as crusial. I can do that while I am in the States I'm not planning on taking my sewing machine with me :) but I guess you never know.
Well I guess I should be going and get some of these projects done.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Socktoberfest 2006 questionnaire.
*When did you start making socks? February 2006
*Did you teach yourself or were you taught by a friend or relative? or in a class?I kind of taught myself using the wonderful invention called the "World Wide Web" Thanks to these sites for all your help. Here and Here
*What was your first pair? Just a basic sock using chenille type yarn. Here is a picture. They were a little loose but hey they worked for around the house.
*How have they "held up" over time? So far so good, they wash up well.
*What would you have done differently? I would have used a smaller needle to do the cuff.
*What yarns have you particularly enjoyed? Well I only have a few options around here in Germany. But my favorite here is Wolle Rodel. I am really looking forward to get some Lorna's Lace though.
*Do you like to crochet your socks? or knit them on DPNs, 2 circulars, or using the Magic Loop method? I love to use DPNs. When my non-knitting friends see me knitting with them they are so impressed.
*Which kind of heel do you prefer? (flap? or short-row?) I really like sort row.
*How many pairs have you made? uh...4 pairs so far. Not including the one on the needles now.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
As for everything else, I don't have much time left. I leave in exactly 30 days and need to have a good chunk of my xmas knitting done so that I can send it on ahead to California. Sadie's pinwheel sweater...well lets just say 2 steps forward and 1 huge step back!!! I ripped the I-cord edge back and started it over again. I was half way there when I decided I didn't like it. It was way to tight. It was warping the whole sweater. Instead of 6 sts to the I-cord I knit 12 and so far so good. Its looking more like a loopy edge then a twisted, tight one.
I have been making good progress on my Kiri shawl I will update pictures of that project next post. I am so addicted to knitting lace shawls now that I started another Kiri in white and am planning on starting a shawl with some sock yarn that I just purchased. I couldn't find anymore free designs that really appealed to me so I am taking a leap and charting my one lace shawl similar to the triangles within triangles shawl. I am trying not to spend anymore money till my trip to the States in November. Wish me luck. Ha Ha.
I also wanted to knit my mom a pair of ankle socks or boot socks I haven't decided yet. We'll see that might be my project on the plane. Seeing as it will take me almost 22 hours in travel time and lay overs. But who knows by then I might have started something completely different.
As for Sadie's blanket....I am have trouble with the binding. It is in the naughty pile for the time being. It needs to come out of time out soon, like I said I don't have much time.
I also have been waiting for some material that I ordered from eBay so that I can make my Sisters,Moms,grandma's and Aunts aprons and matching hot pads hopefully that comes soon. Tick tick tick the count down begins. Well since I have so much to finish I guess I'd better get a move on it. Have a great weekend and Happy Socktober!!
Saturday, September 30, 2006
I am sure that she will. Other then that I have been neglecting my Kiri shawl. I have been totally frustrated with myself...hippity hoppity foggy frog. I feel like I have been doing this throughout the entire project. Oh well, its in the naughty pile for a while at least until I get the nerve to knit it again.
I have a million and one project to get finished before I go home for the Holidays. I started my sister other ankle last night sock so she can have a pair and not 1/2 of a pair haha...Sorry Shane. Here is my progress on that. I also ordered some material to make aprons and hot pads for all the ladies in my family. Hope it gets here soon I don't have much time. D Day is 14 November. Well instead of blogging I guess I better go and get some work done....Wish me luck!!! Have a great day and Happy crafting!
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Have a good day all and happy crafting!
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
I have been cranking along on my pinwheel all weekend and here is my progress hope that you like it. Gonna go now Happy Knitting.