Friday, February 15, 2008

I'm Back....Thank goodness!!!

Hi all I'm back in action. We finally have got internet and now I am connected to the world again. Oh how I missed my knitting community. I felt so out of the loop and disconnected with you all. Hope that everybody is doing well. I think I have caught up on most of your blogs. There was alot going on while I was away, so many beautiful projects like these, these and this. Glad to be back!!!
As for the move well it's still a work in progress. The movers come today, in fact they are on the way now, to deliver our clothes that we packed way back in December. It seems so long ago! We are living n Puyallup Wa. about 30min from post. Oh the movers are here gotta go and start to unpack.

I'm's 3:30pm and we are not finished with unpacking but I'm tired of it and needed a little brake.

Well not much on the knitting front for the past 2 months or so. I know I suck! I wish that I could be more like my sister and Tiennie and just crank out projects left and right but for some reason I wasn't really in the mood...I must have been sick. Well I will show you what I did knit all works in progress, of course.
1st up my lovely Woolmeise yarn kniting up into kneehighs. I decided I needed kneehighs because I wear uggs A LOT and I hate when my socks (not hand knit socks) roll down into the boot. So I figured that this should solve the problem right? That is if I ever get them done. I don't know what I did, I always knit short row heels but for some reason i have holes in the heel. That never happens, I guess I wasn't paying attention while knitting the heel. I guess I will be ripping this back because the holes really bug me.

Next on the WIP list is my own design, these will be knee highs too, not because of the ugg boots but because I want to see how much I can knit with shibui yarn and not have any left over. I really love this yarn I must buy some more, it is so squishy.Then I cast on for these before I left Germany. I went to the local grocery store and bought some regia yarn and cast on some primavera socks with a little mod of a p1 k2 p1 rib for the plane ride just incase i got bored knitting plain st st. Well you can see the trend in my knitting lately and guess what I haven't picked these up since the day we left Germany.

And last but probably not least I had to cast on for some "Bird in Hand" mittens. I love that pattern. So I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics and got some Lion Brand Wool-Ease that was on sale. They didn't have very many colors to choose from but I did manage to find some Heather gray and Heather Pink. So far I love this knit. It isn't easy to knit worsted weight on size one needles but it will be all worth it when I am done. Lord knows I need something for my hands when I go out in this chilly Washington weather to walk the dogs. Another thing that makes it a little hard is the fact that I don't have a printer, so I have to push my laptop screen down flat and turn my computer so that I can read the chart. Damn I wish I had my printer.

Well that's about it, I hope that everybody is doing well. I will update the blog as regularly as possible, assuming that I have something to blog about. I guess I need to be like my sister and stick to one (or maybe two) project(s) at a time. Wish me luck!

Glad to be back....Happy Knitting! and thanks for reading.


Michelle said...

Glad you're back! We missed you!

Shawna said... should be more like me!!;o) i love you sis, and i am so glad you're in the states!! it's too bad we don't live closer, especially since that fiber festival is going on so close to where you live!! you'd better go, or i'm disowning you as my sister;o) go for me and take lots of pictures!

Esoteric Knitter said...

yay! You're back in action. And golly look at all those fantastic knits on the needle. I'll be waiting to see more.
Missed you!! :)

tiennie said...

Glad you're back and in the states (Washington State too!) Thank you so much for your kind words!

Sereknitty said...

Welcome back ... enjoyed seeing your wonderful knits!