Monday, November 29, 2004

I finished the back of my Ribby Cardi!

Ribby Cardi as of 11/28

Sorry this picture is so bright. My camera can't take a normal picture it seems! Well, I'm getting ready to start one of the fronts. Write more later!

P.S. does anyone want to watch my kids for a couple hours???

Saturday, November 27, 2004

I started my Ribby Cardi yesterday. It is knitting up really fast. I'm loving it so far!

Ribby Cardi started 11/26

I'm doing the body in the Raspberry and I'm going to do the sleeves in the Claret when I get it. Well, no news really, Jake's diaper is smelling a little ripe, so I'd better go! :)

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Well, I have a confession to make... I'm just not happy with my color combos for the Ribby Cardi. I tried, I really tried to like them. Tried to take happy pictures of them, but it just didn't work. So, I'm going to try again... (I know I said I was on a yarn diet... I'm going to be selling some stuff on ebay, really!). Here are my new color combos... and I think I'm definitely going to be happy, and if not, well, I guess I'll be selling some more yarn on ebay! :)

Dusky Purple Wisteria
Dusky Purple and Wisteria
(I actually stole this combo from a blogger, and unfortunately I can't remember who. When I find them, I'll give them credit). I just love the purples together!
I found her! It's Donna from Random Knits. Thanks Donna!!

Claret y5221722
Claret and Raspberry

Now hopefully my picky self can get over it already!! Well, we had a nice thanksgiving. DH and I and the kids went to my mom's and had a yummy dinner, which I'm still full from!

Here's a picture of my mom and the boys
Now that's something to be thankful for!! :)
Woo Hoo!! 2nd Butterfly sleeve is done! I put all the pieces by each other and this is how it looks...

Butterfly before seaming and collar 11/25

Now I've got to do the collar...wish me luck!! :) I'm really excited though... especially now that I can see how it's going to look. I know I'm going to LOVE this sweater once it's done!

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

My yarn from Elann came today!! :)
Antique Rose and Raspberry
Antique Rose & Raspberry
They're actually pretty close in color, but I still think it would be cute once it's knit up.

Eggplant and Dried Herb

Eggplant and Dried Herb. Dried herb is not very bright, but the more I look at them together the more it grows on me.

Here's a picture of them togther... don't they look happy? I know I'm insane!!

All the Colors together

I decided to use that Noro Silk Garden I got for the enterlac scarf to do Gloria. I tried the scarf and decided that I needed a lot more practice on yarn that's not so expensive!! I also found some pretty inexpensive Cashmerino Aran on ebay to go with it. Here's what my color combos will look like...


I think it will look pretty... I hope it will look pretty. Ok, so now I'm definitely on a yarn diet!!! This is it for me for awhile. I've got plenty to keep me busy! Well, it's getting late I promised dh a good breakfast tomorrow morning and then we eat Turkey around 2 pm! Yum! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Here's my progress on my Shawl Collared Sweater. It's coming along much better this time (20th times a charm). :)

SCS as of 11/22

And I started a scarf for my step-mother...

Scarf started 11/22

It's the Irish Hiking Scarf. I'm just using Blue Wool-Ease. I'm thinking of making another Coronet in the blue to match. Hopefully she likes it!!

Well, we are getting ready for Thanksgiving. Bradley is learning all about it in school, so we have to do it up right! :) I'm making the sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and the pumpkin pie and my mom is making the turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. Yum! I can't wait!! I told Bradley we'd put up our tree after dinner, so he is all excited. Having kids has definitely made me more excited about the holidays, especially now that they know more about them. Unfortunately I have to work tomorrow and Friday. Sometimes I wish I didn't work in retail!!! One day..... :)

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Autumn Leaves....

Autumn Leaves from Backyard Tree from neighbors yard

These were taken from my backyard and my neighbors yard. We have reached our peak here in Georgia. Every year I'm just in awe of the colors! :)

My mom got me my Christmas present early yesterday. We went (without kids) to Barnes and Noble and she got me Last Minute Knitted Gifts. It has a lot of cute, fast and easy projects. I started the Airy Scarf yesterday. Here's a pic...

Airy Scarf

I'm using Madil Kid Seta that I got at Yarn Garden in Dallas (now located in Acworth). It was hard at first to knit with such tiny yarn, but now I'm starting to get used to it. I think it's going to be a pretty scarf. Well, not much else. Have to get ready for work soon. Fun, fun!

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Autumn Sunset...

Sunset 11/17

Autumn is definitely my favorite time of year (hence the blog name). I just had to capture this sunset from my back yard the other day, so pretty!!

Well, I should definitely be sent to an insane asylum. I started that stupid sweater AGAIN! I messed up twice on the cabling and it was just driving me crazy. I think this is like the 10th time I've restarted it or ripped back, and it's definitely the last. If I can't get it right this time I'm selling the pattern and yarn on eBay!!!!

Well, not much else. I did start my 2nd sleeve of Butterfly today. I really love this project, I will be sad when it ends!

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

I finished my first Butterfly sleeve!

Butterfly - Sleeve one

Sorry this picture is very blurry! I took it no flash, so I could get the colors right. Well, I finished that sleeve, and still working on SCS, although I had two mini boo boos. This sweater is so mean to me! LOL! :) Hopefully they won't show once I get a little more done. Well, not much else. Can't wait to get my order from Elann!! :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Look what my mom made me! :)

Bag my mom made

Here's a close up of the lining...

close up of bag

It's the Lined Bag from Debbie Bliss's Simple Living book. She did mine with Lion Cotton. Thanks MOM!! :)

Monday, November 15, 2004

Are you sick of this sweater yet? :)

Shawl Collared Sweater again - as of 11/14

I'm finally back on track... can you see my boo boo? If you do, don't worry, I'm leaving it, I'm embracing it! LOL! :)

Here's a close up of the cables....

close up of sweater


I got a couple things in the mail today from Yarnela.

New Stash!  Debbie Bliss Noro 2 and Silk Garden

It's Debbie Bliss's Noro 2 and 4 skiens of Silk Garden in #86 to do the Entrelac Scarf in the Donna Kooler Encyclopedia of knitting book. Can't wait to learn this technique!

I also have some stash I got last week that I didn't take pictures of until today.

I got two Jane Ellison Books...

Jane Ellison Books
Laines Du Nord and Queensland Collection

Here's the sweater I plan on doing out of the Laines Du Nord Book...

Sweater and yarn

The yarn is Laines Du Nord Guinco in color number #543 (dark royal purple). I just love the sweater! Well, I think that's it for now!!

P.S. Got the yarn for my Ribby Cardi, I got the pinks and the green and purple. I'm thinking of making one for my sister-in-law. :)

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Should I jump?

Should I jump on the Ribby Cardi band wagon?? Can I resist? It's such an inexpensive project and so cute, that I just don't think I can resist!

Here's some colors of Elann's Peruvian Wool that I'm thinking of...

Antique Rose and Raspberry

Starlight Blue and Malt Heather

Dried Herb and Eggplant

There are so many combinations I could choose, How do I decide? If anyone is reading this, please comment on which colors you like! Thanks!! :)

Friday, November 12, 2004

I undid the Shawl Collared Sweater. I must be too much of a perfectionist and that is something I need to work on within myself. I need to read knitting without tears again. She says if we want it to be perfect we should just buy one off the shelf. But I haven't gotten to the point yet where I can embrace my mistakes and let them be. To be totally honest this is the sweater I wanted to do and I think it would be more on my level. So I am now thinking of using my yarn for this sweater. I'm still trying to decide. But I figure there's no point in making myself miserable. Last I checked knitting was supposed to be fun! :)

edited to add: after I calmed down a little I decided to restart that stupid sweater. And of course I had a mistake, but I'm leaving it!! I'm not going to worry about it! By the way, it's the back! Who's going to be looking at the back? :)

I keep messing this sweater up. Maybe I wasn't meant to knit this sweater right now?? I had to take it down a few rows again...

SCS - 11/11

I put it away for awhile and worked on my socks a little bit...


Woo! How exciting! :) I am anxious though to get to the heel of the sock, which I haven't done yet. I also started the first sleeve for Butterfly...

1st Butterfly Sleeve

My mom had Jake spend the night with her, so I was able to clean a little and knit a little. It was very relaxing! I need to finish cleaning, so that's all for now!!

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Back on track! I must have taken this stupid sweater apart 10 times! Argh! But now I'm finally on the right track. This is so much fun to knit, once I'm doing it right! Here's a pic...

Shawl Collared Sweater as of 11/10

Well, Jake is screaming "Mommmmmyyyy" from his crib, so I'd better go! (He just started saying mommy the other day, he used to always say "Mama," my baby's growing up... sniff). Better go!

edited to put in the right picture... I used the same one as before, duh!

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

I started my Shawl Collared Sweater again. I decided to start on the back instead of the sleeve. I thought I'd better get used to the pattern before I have to start worrying about increases. Only I realized I messed up. :(

Shawl Collared Sweater as of 11/9

I've messed up on the very last cable on the left and the 4th one in from the left. So I'll probably be taking it out. Argh!! Oh well, practice makes perfect, well, at least better. I'm liking how it's turning out though.

P.S. I finished the back of Butterfly. I'll probably start on one of the sleeves very soon! :)

Friday, November 05, 2004

Here's a progress pic of the back of my Butterfly...

Back of Butterfly

Now this pic is light, my camera can't decide what it wants to do! :) I should be finished with the back soon and then I'll start a sleeve. Fun, fun!

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Back from Florida... eye gook gone thankfully!! I got two knitting books while I was down there. Simply Noro by Jane Ellison and Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton Book 1. I love sooo many designs in both of them! My favorites are Earnshaw, Agnes, and Jabes from the Simply Noro and from the CTH book I like Vendela and Sundby. At the knitting shop I went to (Dunedin Needlepoint and Knitting) they had some blossom and I really wanted to get some for Eloise. But unfortunately (or fortunately, depending how you look at it) they only had five skiens. Oh well! Maybe some other time! Now I'm just trying to decide which one of those I want to do. I'd love to do Earnshaw, but it takes a lot of yarn! It just looks so yummy and cozy. Maybe for christmas? :) Well, not much else!! Have to finish cleaning it looks like a bomb exploded in my house!! Yikes!!

P.S. I turned 30 on monday. 30! I just couldn't tell you where the past 10 years went!!