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May 8, 2007

Filed under: All done!,Autism,Family,In Progress — katy @ 7:28 am

1.  Dale Salt Lake City 2002 for Kevin.  Considering this is now 2007–this project has been marinating for a loooong time.  I am nearly up to the patterning.

2.  St. Brigid for me.  When did I start that KAL?  I did a bit of work but need to tink a row to get restarted.

3.  A baby blanket for my SIL using 501.  I think the baby is due in 2 weeks.

4.  The sleeve on my leftover worsted Dulaan sweater.

5. 4 pulsewarmers–mates to 4 I have already knitOne and a half more pairs to go, I think.

6.  Shetland Triangle Shawl which is moving along nicelyGot to take a picture some day!

7.  The Birds Nest Shawl from Folk Shawls.  Not even sure I have looked at it.

8.  While I haven’t wound the yarn…I have it in my head to knit a Colinette throw for my sister.  Again, stash yarn.  The Velvet Throw is #14.  She says she wants it….must do it but not during the warm weather.

9.  Brea pocketbook that I started for the shop a million years ago.

10.  Decide if I really want to knit this sweater in the color I have in the stash…  Gosh, I can’t even find a picture in my archives.  Such a bad blogger!   Still undecided but leaning toward NO!

Progress has definately been made on this list.  I am somewhat uninspired my knits right now.  It’s like they are all being naughty and ganging up on me.  Rip sock, rip sleeves on Kersti cardi, cotton is hard on the hands.  I tried to use some old Fiesta La Boheme that I treated myself to for my 30th birthday.  I think it needs to go in the garbage can.  $60 worth of yarn that never found the right pattern and is now matted and gross. 

Srpt_009 Owen is waking up in the middle of the night and the wee hours of the morning.  Sleep deprivation is such torture.  Today I am working his school’s book fair else I would be back in bed after they all leave.  I think exhaustion makes everything look bleak.  And the Dell died again!  The warranty goes through September so I guess we will try to get it repaired again.  I think this is the 5th time.  Argh.

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Filed under: All done!,Autism,Family,In Progress — katy @ 7:28 am

1.  Dale Salt Lake City 2002 for Kevin.  Considering this is now 2007–this project has been marinating for a loooong time.  I am nearly up to the patterning.

2.  St. Brigid for me.  When did I start that KAL?  I did a bit of work but need to tink a row to get restarted.

3.  A baby blanket for my SIL using 501.  I think the baby is due in 2 weeks.

4.  The sleeve on my leftover worsted Dulaan sweater.

5. 4 pulsewarmers–mates to 4 I have already knitOne and a half more pairs to go, I think.

6.  Shetland Triangle Shawl which is moving along nicelyGot to take a picture some day!

7.  The Birds Nest Shawl from Folk Shawls.  Not even sure I have looked at it.

8.  While I haven’t wound the yarn…I have it in my head to knit a Colinette throw for my sister.  Again, stash yarn.  The Velvet Throw is #14.  She says she wants it….must do it but not during the warm weather.

9.  Brea pocketbook that I started for the shop a million years ago.

10.  Decide if I really want to knit this sweater in the color I have in the stash…  Gosh, I can’t even find a picture in my archives.  Such a bad blogger!   Still undecided but leaning toward NO!

Progress has definately been made on this list.  I am somewhat uninspired my knits right now.  It’s like they are all being naughty and ganging up on me.  Rip sock, rip sleeves on Kersti cardi, cotton is hard on the hands.  I tried to use some old Fiesta La Boheme that I treated myself to for my 30th birthday.  I think it needs to go in the garbage can.  $60 worth of yarn that never found the right pattern and is now matted and gross. 

Srpt_009 Owen is waking up in the middle of the night and the wee hours of the morning.  Sleep deprivation is such torture.  Today I am working his school’s book fair else I would be back in bed after they all leave.  I think exhaustion makes everything look bleak.  And the Dell died again!  The warranty goes through September so I guess we will try to get it repaired again.  I think this is the 5th time.  Argh.

 

…been kind of quiet April 18, 2007

Filed under: All done!,Charity Knits,Socks — katy @ 6:54 pm

Trekking126_picot_4 I started a diet and it was going very well.  I don’t know if it was just water weight but I plateaued and gave up.  Needless to say, I am frustrated with myself.  My high school reunion is next year.  I really don’t want to be overweight.  I was missing Twizzlers something fierce–so I started some candy inspired socks.  Yum.  Look at that picot edge baby.  My first.  Not too bad.  Wow, that is a  really big picture.

But you can see the detail, can’tcha?

I also finished a shawl for Owen’s school dinner dance.  I don’t really want to discuss the less than warm reception when I dropped it off.  We know it was pretty much dummy knitting–garter stitch on big ‘ole needles.  But Fiesta Yarns usually do all the work for you.  They decided to beef up the chinese auction basket with the GC Granny donated.  I tried to explain an evening shawl and a GC to a yarn shop–even if it is a SHOPPE–don’t go to together but they had their own thoughts.  Can you believe I considered offering a hand knit aran?  DUH!!  What would go with that?  A pile of poo?

Here’s Gracie modelling it sans head.

Yap07_shawl Now, I am off to her swim meeting.  Have a good night.

 

How long can I milk Dulaan posts for? February 12, 2007

Filed under: All done!,Charity Knits,Family,Stash — katy @ 1:05 pm

Off_to_dulaan Seriously, there is some new content.  I am ready to mail off my Dulaan knits and I am also attempting to organize and declutter the house.  If only I could feel this motivated everyday.  I sorted through 3 of my dresser drawers and hoovered Piecework_dulaan_hat_from_my_mom dust bunnies from under the bed.  Can you see the hat my mom added to the Dulaan pile?  Isn’t it gorgeous?  My super duper chunky one looks like crap next to hers–but this isn’t a competition!

A pair of pulse warmers are finished and ready to mailed.  Yippee!  PictuSonny_and_shearre forthcoming.  And my order arrived from Sonny and Shear in no time!  Thanks Kris.  It was packaged wonderfully–so much so that I didn’t take it out.  Now to find a project for my new lace weight.  Surprising even to me–pink seems to be a new preferred color.

In other news, Cameron got braces.  He looks adorable.  He chose gray for the color.  Love it–so original.  His meeting is on Wed.  I am not looking forward to arguing with the district.  I guess his diagnosis comes down to ADHD without the H and CAPD.  I read online somewhere about alphabet soup–that is about what it feels like.  The speech therapist who diagnosed the CAPD says start Fast ForWord right away.  We hope the district will pay for it.  It’s $2K.  Owen’s friend is receiving it in her district–two town’s over.  Why oh why did we move here?

Well, must get back to my productivity! 

 

Simply finished February 8, 2007

Filed under: All done!,Blankets,In Progress — katy @ 8:40 am

Gartercable_baby_blankie_1 The cable baby blanket from Simply Baby is finished.  I used Filatura di Crosa’s 501  in a sweet baby yellow.  I have no clue how much yarn I used as I attempted to use stash yarn with a little bit extra I bought.  Which I proceeded to Closeup_for_soso lose–so I bought the 4 balls left.  And, of course, found the lost yarn the next week.  I think I have 4 balls left.  It will make some thing.  I love the color!

The funny thing about this blanket for me was it it’s simplicity made it a bit boring.  However, it was easy to pick up and put down because it was so simple.  All scrunched up it looked okay but a dunk and a block and it really bloomed.  And I was sad it was over.  I thought I was working toward a product–in truth, I think I enjoyed the process.  I highly recommend 501.  Many knitters say they don’t care for washable yarns–I think 501 may be an exception.

I have gotten back to the pulsewarmers and hope to finish two mates.  It’s funny to learn–again–why a project was put aside.  On one pulsewarmer I didn’t string enough beads.  I was about 60 short.  That’s a real pain because I don’t want to break the yarn.  On such fine needles, I hate to run an end unless I absolutely have to.  Last night I strung enough beads for the 2nd from the other side of the skein and will get back to the first after this is finished and feed the beads up the skein.  Never a dull knitting moment, right?  Another pulsewarmer was abandoned because the colors aren’t doing it for me.  I am using a cream colored yarn from Elann and it just looks dingy.

In other exciting news,  a new yarn shop is born! Sonny and Shear by Kris of the Knitting Wannabe .  I’ve placed my order–have you?

 

Remember me? January 30, 2007

Filed under: All done!,Charity Knits,Family,In Progress — katy @ 9:56 am

Upload_end_of_jan07_011 What a crappy picture.  I finished my "inspired by Norma" Dulaan sweater.  I just need to block the bottom so it lays flat.  I have also finished 4 furry hats for Kate’s hat project.  I used Bernat Boa and ChaCha.  I think I have a couple more in me!  There is  a new sock blocker for the socks I hope to start knitting.  And last, but not least, the baby blanket.  It is coming along.  Unfortunately, I misplaced 2-3 skeins of the yarn and had to buy more.  So much for using some stash.  I can’t wait to block it so it has a bit more drape.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my blogging break and will enjoy it some more.  I Last_of_the_red_scarves have been so–I can’t even say productive (although it’s true)–in my knitting.  I finished up my red scarves and Ricki donated one too.

Nancy hit the nail on the head when she mentioned this time of year for me.  Owen celebrated his 7th birthday on Sunday.  With much glee, he opened his presents–which is always so reinforcing to us.  Many of his friends couldn’t care less about presents.  Of course, he takes his time–wanting to play with each and every thing.  We had family over for bagels and donuts.  And I brought pizza to his class yesterday.  He has been in such a terrific and agreeable mood these days.  He’s still not talking much however, his requesting has taken on a new look.  "I want here ya go.  Thank you. You’re welcome."  It’s really cute. 

Cameron’s "big" speech appt. is this weekend.  It is also the first Saturday of the yarn sale.  So I should work.  Granny has been sweet and is okay if I take off.  It is hard to let go and let Kevin take this one on.  Although, he is less emotional than me and will probably hear things more clearly.  Argh.  I don’t know.  And Sunday is Cameron’s birthday.  He has skipped a party this year and opted for Nintendo Wii.  We don’t typically spend this much money on a birthday present but I imagine Cameron isn’t going to be the only one playing.  And we are still scarred from last year’s party!

I suppose I should get back to my knitting.