Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Cross Stitch!

I actually cross stitched yesterday for the first time in months. I picked up an old kit I started last year and got a little bit done....

Shepherd's Bush Bloom

It's Bloom by Shepherd's Bush. Hopefully I can stick with it and get it finished up! I'm almost finished with the 2nd sleeve on my green ribby cardi. That's another thing I would love to finish up! I ended up not going to the SnB meeting in Kennesaw. My mom had a migraine and I figured she needed her rest more than I needed to knit! Oh well, maybe next week?? Well, I'd better get ready for work... write more soon!!! :)

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Artyarns Socks finished!

I reached my goal for today and Finished my Artyarns socks! These were so much fun to make!! I can't wait to make another pair! :) Here's a couple of pics...

Artyarns socks with Easter Flowers! :)
Flowers I got for Easter from dh's friend (how nice!)

Artyarns Socks finished!!!

Well, I'm off to bed soon! Have to wake up at 5 am to go work... fun, fun!! I am excited about tomorrow though because I got a stitch n' bitch group together in Kennesaw. We're meeting tomorrow at the Cozzi Cafe at 7:30 pm. Hopefully a few people will show up! This will be my first knit-together. I've done plenty of stitch-in's but, no knit-in's. I know it will be fun!

Happy Easter!

Easter Eggs - 3/27/05

The boys and I decorated some eggs today and had a nice, relaxing lunch. Now we're just hanging out. I'm knitting some on my 2nd Artyarns sock...

Artyarns sock #2

I'm hoping to finish it up today!! Well, not looking forward to work tomorrow... wish I had the week off for Spring Break too! :)

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Thinking about my Wips/UFO's

I made a list of what I had on needles and I have a lot of cardigans!!

In order of start date....

1.)Ribby Cardi #1 - 11/26/04

Ribby Cardi as of 11/28

Pattern - Chicknits
Yarn - Elann Peruvian Highland Wool in Raspberry
Size - 36/37
Needles - 6 & 7 Addi Turbos
I have just the back done, I put away because I couldn't decide on colors. I have now decide to do all Raspberry.

2.)Gloria - 12/11/04

Gloria from Noro Knits by Jane Ellison

Pattern - Jane Ellison Noro Knits
Yarn - Noro Kureyon #86 and Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran #602.
Needles - 8 Addi Turbos
I have the right front and part of the back finished. I will get back to this one of these days!

3.)Ribby Cardi #2 - 1/2/05

Back of Ribby Cardi 1/11/05

Pattern - Chicknits
Yarn - Elann Peruvian Highland Wool - Dried Herb
Size - 38/39
Needles - 6 & 7 Addi Turbos
I am very close to finishing this one... I have the back, both fronts and more than 1/2 of one sleeve done.

4.)Mariah - 1/3/05

Mariah Sleeve as of 2/8

Pattern - Knitty
Yarn - Cascade Lana D'oro Tweed - Charcoal
Size - Medium (40")
Needle - 7 Addi Turbos
Almost a whole sleeve.. wow! :)

5.)Cheveron Scarf - 1/20/05

Artyarns Scarf

Pattern - Last minute Gifts (with modifications)
Yarn - Artyarns Supermerino #110
Size - CO 36 sts.
Needle - 7 Crystal Palace bamboo
I'm about 2/3's done. I really need to get this finished up!

6.)Must Have Cardigan - 2/16/05

Must Have Cardigan

Pattern - Paton's Street Smart
Yarn - Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran #604
Size - Large
Needle - 6 & 7 Addi Turbos
I just have about 1/3 of a front done. I love this sweater, but not sure when I can get to it with my busy schedule! I'm actually thinking of taking it out and doing this sweater. Still trying to decide on that one though.

7.)Artyarns Socks - 3/10/05

First Artyarns sock finished

Pattern - basic 2x2 ribbed sock (I use Sally Melville's Purl stitch book for heel and toe)
Yarn - Artyarns Supermerino #107
Needle - 3 clover bamboo dps
Size - CO 48 sts.
1 sock done, a couple inches of sock #2 done. I absolutely love these socks, they are so soft and squishy!!

edited to add....

8.) Ruffles - 2/1/05

Ruffles scarf close-up

Pattern - Scarf Style book
Yarn - Noro Kureyon #51
Needle - Size 6 Addi Turbo
I will definitely be getting back to this scarf soon, it's such a fun pattern!!

My priorities right now are the socks and green ribby cardi, next will be the scarves and then the other sweaters. Now that I'm full time the cables are a little much for a quick work project. I'm afraid they'll be wips or UFO's for awhile! Ack! :)

I have also been trying to teach myself how to spin. Let me just say it's not pretty. I need A LOT of practice and probably a couple classes! Now I know why so many people get spinning wheels after working with a drop spindle for a little bit. Well, that's all for now. Going to work on my socks! :)

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Clapotis is done!

I finished it the day before at work. I had to make it a little shorter because I was afraid I was going to run out of yarn! Here's some pics....

Clapotis as of 3/15
Almost Done

Finished Clapotis!!
Finished 3/15

Now I just have to weave in all the ends, fun, fun! I think I'll work on my other artyarns sock now, or one of my ribby cardi sleeves. I got some yarn to make my mom some socks for Mother's Day. It's Kathmandu Aran in a natural cream color to make the socks for the Jane Ellison Queensland Collection. My mom loves white, cream and natural colors, so I think she'll like these....

sock yarn for mom

Well, that's all for now! Write more later! :)

Monday, March 14, 2005



I dragged out the ole clapotis and got back to work on it yesterday. I just love this yarn... I don't think I'm going to have enough yarn to make a full Clapotis though... so it may be a little smaller. That's ok with me, it will be a great scarf/shawl for those chilly Georgia mornings.

I saw the story of the woman held hostage by the cop/judge/court reporter killer. I think she's leaving a lot out, but what can you do. I'm just grateful he's behind bars, hopefully forever.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Artyarns sock #1 done!

I finished one sock yesterday, and I love it!! It's so thick and cushy! :) Here's a couple pics....

First Artyarns sock finished Artyarns sock on my foot

I've been working on my ribby cardi a little bit... I'm about to start my second ball of yarn on the left front.

Well, I'm so glad that they caught that guy yesterday, but so sad that he killed another law enforcement officer. My husband has a friend who went to Customs in Atlanta recently, thankfully he's fine. It's just all so sad and I'm so glad it's finally over.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Very sad....

I've been knitting my sock while watching the news in downtown Atlanta unfold. There was a shooting in a courthouse and the suspect has killed a judge, court reporter, one sheriff's deputy and possibly another deputy. It's just so unbelievably sad. It especially hits home because one year ago today my husband was shot in the line of duty. Thankfully he's doing fine now. I just feel so deeply saddened for those who were killed and their families. I just couldn't imagine where I would be right now or what we would've have gone through if my husband wasn't here with us today. I just don't understand what's wrong with some people. What are thinking when they shoot a gun at someone especially a police officer or judge, people who are there to uphold the law and provide safety and security for us all. Well, I didn't mean to get off on a tangent. It's just really affected me.


I stayed up way too late last night! I decided to start an Artyarns sock using the turquiose (#107).

Artyarns Socks

Artyarns sock
another view

I'm using size 3 needles and I am doing a basic 2x2 ribbing for the cuff. I'll probably make it about 6 inches. I'm really loving these socks, and I think they will only take two skeins. I did buy three just in case.

I also took a picture of my GGH Soft Kid in the natural light... doesn't it look so yummy??

GGH Soft Kid

Well, gotta go do play-doh with Jake, and get some more coffee!! :)

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Fun, fun!!

I went to Knitting Emporium tonight for the Open House/Customer appreciation night. There were a lot of people there, I was pretty impressed! They have already started moving into the other rooms. So exciting! I really tried to be good and just get what I came for, but they had NEW Artyarns Supermerino in. I just couldn't resist it!!! So here is what I got....

Artyarns Supermerino #111 and #107
Artyarns Supermerino in #111 (red) and #107 (turquoise)

GGH Soft Kid
GGH Soft Kid in #63 (sky blue)

I got the Soft Kid to make the pretty wrap top in the new Rebecca 29 magazine. I got everything 10% off, so it was definitely worth it! I'm so happy just looking at my new stash! :)

Oh, I did finish something in time to wear to the shop....

Two Finished socks on my feet!

Two finished socks (not on my feet)!

They are my socks knitted with Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in the colorway "Earth." I used size 1 needles and a knit 3, purl 1, rib pattern (cast on 64). They were so much fun! Hmm... what to start next! :)

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Great Day!

My wonderful dh watched the kids while my mom and I went shopping. First we stopped at a quilt shop (Tiny Stitches in Marietta) and bought a couple yards of some beautiful fabric. Then we went to Calico Corners and oohed and aahed over the Ralph Lauren and Laura Ashley fabrics. After that we went the French Bakery La Madeline and had a yummy brunch. And then we went to Cast on Cottage and Browsed for about an hour. Of course I had to get a few things....

Baby Alpaca dk

Baby Alpaca dk to make a very pretty rib scarf they had on display.. it was so soft and gorgeous!

Koigu P531

Koigu in the colorway P531, I thought these would make some very pretty socks!

Jo Sharp book with Bartlett yarn

Jo Sharp's Hand Knitting Collection Book two. I fell in love with this pattern and I thought I would use the Bartlett yarn I got to do this instead of Rogue.

Mountain Colors pattern w/yarn

A Mountain Colors sock pattern to go with the Mountain Colors sock yarn I got a while ago.

Well, it was definitely a good day! Can't wait to do it again! :)

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Good News!

I was at my LYS today (Knitting Emporium in Kennesaw) and they're expanding! The antique shop is moving out (has moved out actually) and they are taking over the entire house. I was so excited to see that! I think it really has potential to become a great shop! I did do a little shopping... I bought a couple patterns and some more sock yarn along with a couple of stitch holders. I'm waiting to get some more yarn when I go back next thursday for their special customer appreciation night. :)

New Stash 3/3

Close up of sock yarn...

Cherry Tree Hill Sock Yarn

It's Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in "Spanish Moss."

I also got the right front of my Ribby Cardi done...

Ribby Cardi - Right Front

I decided to do the whole cardi in Dried Herb instead of two different colors because Elann released more of the Dried Herb. Well, I've almost made it through my 2nd week of full time. It's going pretty well so far! We're handling it better than I thought we would, and the extra money has definitely been nice! That's all for now! Write more soon!