Sunday, September 17, 2006


I signed up for Socktoberfest. I am still working on the Dublin Bay socks (which I probably won't finish before October.) I also am thinking about making a pair of socks for DH. Then again, I might start some Jaywalkers for me.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Knitting for Recovery

I am starting to deal with the whole MIL next door thing. In all fairness, we are renters and were planning on buying a house after the first of the year. So I don't see us being neighbors for more than 6 months. (Do you see me trying to be optimistic here? I have to be or I will be divorced very soon.)

I still am not comfortable with the whole thing but I have been knitting and trying to deal with it anyway. If I had lemons, I'd be swimming in a pool of lemonade. Thanks life.

Enough bitchin', On to the Knittin'!

I finished the socks for my mom. This was my first pair on circs. I am pleased with them. I still need to work on picking up stitches for the gussest, but other than that, I think I'm getting better.

I started the Dublin Bay Socks with my skein of Opal on size 2 Crystal Palace Bamboos. I really like it so far, I'm two repeats in. These socks are for me! I finally am knitting something I really want. I've been dying to get these started so I cast on almost immediately after finishing mom's socks. Isn't the green yarn pretty!

I cast on for Branching Out as well. I picked up the Elsebeth Lavold Wednesday night at our first knitting group. This is just the first pattern repeat. I think this project will take me a while. It is my first lace and I'm having a hard time keeping up with where I am in the pattern.

My wonderful One Skein Secret Pal, Emma, sent me the fabulous goodies below for the last month of the swap. I think the bag is super cute and I love the lining.

Friday, September 08, 2006

What have I done to deserve this?

My MIL has bought the duplex across the street.

You can breathe now. Or laugh for 5 minutes straight (my own mother's reaction.) Surely I am being punished. She moves in at the end of the month. Must knit to avoid another panic attack. Will post more later.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Hairballs and FOs

Can you believe it?? I'm actually posting FOs (More than 1)!

First we have the Rimini Rainbow scarf. I frogged this 3 times before I actually knit a width and length I like. It's still not great but I can live with it.

Here's a pic of the MO dishcloth I made. I couldn't get a pic that showed the pattern well.

Sophie and her hairball. Sophie has been finished for a few months but I finally got around to felting her last week and it was a major disaster. I put her in a pillow case and folded it over thinking it would be okay. I also threw a rag rug from Crate and Barrel in the wash. Needless to say, Sophie escaped her case and the Crate and Barrel rug attached as much of itself as it could to Sophie. I hid her in the laundry room for a week until I finally had time to defuzz. I am fairly pleased with the results. If I knit Sophie again, she will be much larger.

I also finished the Reynolds Tweed hat. I am going to send it to my One Skein Secret Pal (um, I sorta missed that whole August deadline thing.)

In other news, I survived the family reunion. I found out I have a new cousin, he was four months old on Saturday. My knitting group is getting back together starting this Wednesday (halleleuah!) so I will have one night away from my husband.

Hope everyone had a great Labor day weekend! P.S. I am SO ready for fall!!