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That’s it. October 19, 2007

Filed under: Blankets,Fiber Festivals,Starmore,Stash — katy @ 8:38 am

Peruvia That’s it.  These are the colors and that is my final answer!  Of course I just posted an email to Brian asking if the colors are acceptable.  Truthfully, there has got to be nothing worse than working diligently on something and finding–or not finding out–the recipients hate the colors.  Crappy camera phone picture as I have no clue where the regular camera is.

In other exciting news, my mom and I are driving up to Rhinebeck on Sunday.  How could I possibly miss seeing Jody’s St. Brigid in person!  I had crazy ideas of trying to finish mine too.  Although Jody’s couple of months is far more impressive than my couple of years.  My new goal is the end of they year however I seem to have thwarted myself with an afghan or two.  Why?  And I am finally to the colorwork on Kevin’s Salt Lake City Dale of Norway.  Freaking 2002.  But the colorwork is done on a size 4 needle so it should move a bit quicker.  5 years quicker–probably not.

I kind of, sort of have a new sweater to wear for Rhinebeck.  The Kersti neckdown cardigan is finally finished.  I don’t know what motivated me to FINALLY lengthen the sleeves but it is done and on the blocking board.  Now to find a button of some sort.  That yarn is only from 2004.  I am seeing a definate decline in stash yarn though.  Woohoo!

Edited to add from Brian:

I love them, all four of them.

I cannot wait to lower the heat in the apartment because of the new
afghan.

 

August 14, 2007

Filed under: Friends,Starmore,Stash — katy @ 9:20 am

Guess what?  I won Jody’s contest!  I am so glad she has finally decided on the perfect yarn to knit St. Brigid.  Goodness knows she has gone through enough choices.  I fell in love with the color from the book–not especially original but I have wanted that sweater since I was in high school–and fought with my sister to no end over who my mother would knit it for.  I laugh now because I absolutely loved that fringe when I was in high school but my hips were much smaller than. 

As I pass the midpoint on the second sleeve and start considering the front–I can’t help but think of the next Aran sweater and the next.  I haven’t exactly made it to colorwork yet.  One venture on a hat is not quite enough to tackle a Fair Isle and do it justice.  So there is some serious consideration of the FLAK sweater.  I would like to make it a cardigan and plan to use Snow Goose Aran in the stash.  Although, I did have to supplement with some yarn at the shop.   

Cascade8686 Since I am using–at least in my head–my next worsted weight yarn.  I felt the need to replenish and in doing so lightened the load a bit for my friend Kris who is planning to move back across the country.  This is my second shopping exerience at Sonny and Shear and I am quite pleased with the service!  She carries a nice array of yarns.  My mom is anxious to try the Mama Llama sock yarn we ordered.  I ordered an old favorite–Cascade 220.  I love my Na Craga.  I love Vicki’s St. Brigid.  And I love Jody’s new St. Brigid too. 

I am not planning to go to Rhinebeck as I am going to Paris the first week of October but it would be nice to finish my St. Brigid before Rhinebeck.  Or before Paris.  If Jody can attain this wild goal–surely I could too.  I only have half a sleeve and a front.  Hmm….

 

If I don’t stop starting I will never finish! July 31, 2007

Filed under: Blankets,Family,Stash,Work — katy @ 9:17 am

What is wrong with me?  I just keep starting things.  I am so close on the top down cardi.  Alright, I am annoyed that I was "technically" finished and had to lengthen the sleeves.  And I am down to the foot on the Neopolitan socks.  I think I have them as designated "waiting room" socks.

Ruffles_ridges_from_marilyn There was no reason Another_baby_blanket to start a baby blanket.  At least it is stash yarn!  Although, I did buy a few more to supplement.  It is really just an inbetweener project.  I also started a Ruffles & Ridges shawl in the yarn my friend Marilyn gave me.  The alpaca is lovely to work with.  I don’t think I have ever knit a ruffle before and an i-cord edging is new to me also.

The second sleeve of St. Brigid sits at row 2.  Sigh.  I also started a Clapotis for the shop.  I was using Plymouth Royal Bamboo for a simple tank top but wasn’t thrilled with it and saw on Ravelry that a few had used it–quite happily–on Clapotis. 

My brother is visiting this weekend with his wife and daughter.  Gracie adores her cousin–she’s in high school.  And we are planning to go see They Might Be Giants with the kids.  Owen’s never been to a concert or show.  Hopefully, with his new ADHD medicine, he can handle it.  We think we have seen an improvement.  Hurray!

 

A healthy obsession March 6, 2007

Filed under: Family,In Progress,Stash — katy @ 12:52 pm

The Kersti–oh yea–that is the yarn I am reusing on the neck down cardi is coming along.  Side shaping should begin soon.  However, I have been sidetracked by a new obsession.  I must have Graymistcowla Bohus sweater

What was it?  Kevin being late?  Gracie being sick?  My doctor telling me my cholesterol went up?  Well, after a bit of research and a discussion with my knitting guru (my mom), it is a done  deal and Gray Mist, Cowl style is on it’s way.  Along with a mitten kit for my mom.  Nothing like sharing shipping costs.  I do feel some guilt as I have an unfinished never even started Hanne Falkenberg kit in the stash. 

With Paris in the fall, I am also planning on knitting a Harry Potter style sweater for the O-man.  That is more stash yarn I am using.  So, adding another sweater to the pile isn’t so bad, right?  I can rationalize some more by telling you (and Kevin) that I returned all of my brown Cashmerino stuff.  I also returned a bag of Baby Cashmerino for a baby blanket I decided against.  The stash, she is shrinking.  Must feed the stash.

I’d post pics of the wonderful books on Bohus knitting that I picked up at my mom’s but the camera is MIA.  I also acquired two cute framed cross stitch pictures.  And my laptop is down again.  So I hear we may be back to Mac.  Especially cute in the original Bohus book was the cheesy bookplate with my calligraphy from Elementary School. 

 

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!