Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Nothin' but a sleeve....

I started my T-shirt sleeve yesterday. I finished the front the other day. I really like the colors together....

close up of T-Shirt

I had a busy week last week, which is why I haven't posted! Last Monday I went knitting at the Cozzi-cafe in Kennesaw. I actually fell asleep, and was a half hour late, but thankfully they were still there! I then worked all week and had a Friday off... I went to the Braves game. Unfortunately they lost, but we still had fun. I went with two girls from work. I got a picture of Andruw Jones on the huge scoreboard...

Andruw on the scoreboard

And here he is as a tiny dot in the outfield (we were sitting pretty high up)!

Andruw in the outfield

I didn't go knitting last night because of Memorial day. The cozzi-cafe was closed, but I definitely plan on going next week. Well, not much else! Puppy is doing good...

Rex 7 weeks

He is a good dog, hopefully he stays that way! :)

Secret Pal 5 info...

I signed up with the secret pals, I'm really looking forward to it! Here's my info...

1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you?
I love high quality yarn, but my wallet can't always afford it, so I am not a yarn snob. I have plenty of Lion Brand in my stash, but no Red Heart.

2. Do you spin? Crochet?
I'm am new to spinning... still learning! I don't crochet. My grandmother taught me when I was younger, but I have now forgot how to do it.

3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.)
No Allergies.

4. How long have you been knitting?
I have been knitting for about 2 years now, seriously knitting for about 10 months.

5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
I do, but it's not updated... better get on that!

6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
Vanilla, plumeria and rose.

7. Do you have a sweet tooth?
Oh yeah! Dark Chocolate and sour candy!

8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?
I cross stitched for 16 years, but since I started knitting seriously I haven't stitched much at all!

9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
I like R&B (mariah carey, desitiny's child) and pop. Yes, my computer can play MP3s.

10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?
Favorite would probably be purple. I don't hate any colors.

11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I have two sons ages 2 and 4. I have one older cat and a new puppy (8 weeks).

12. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know)
To own a yarn shop of course! :)

13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino and Rowan Calmer.

14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
Acrylic... I just hate the squeakiness!

15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s?

16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
Socks because they're very portable and an instant gratification for me!

17. What are you knitting right now?
Nothin but a T-shirt, a pair of socks, Debbie Bliss's Grace.

18. What do you think about ponchos?
Liked them for a minute, but I'm over them now.

19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?

20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
Aluminum (addi turbo's are my favorite).

21. Are you a sock knitter?

22. How did you learn to knit?
My mother taught me.

23. How old is your oldest UFO?
Probably my first sweater... I have a back and a sleeve finished.

24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?
Favorite animal - sheep!

25. What is your favorite holiday?
Easter, Halloween, Christmas.

26. Is there anything that you collect?
Yarn! :)

27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
None, just get em when they come out.

28. Any books out there you are dying to get your hands on?
Not at the moment.

I think that's it! I'll do a real post soon, I have been knitting, and will show pics soon!

Saturday, May 21, 2005

More cute puppy pics....

T-Rex is still doing great! He actually slept all night last night. He must be getting used to us. Here's a few more pics....



Rex and Pumpkin
Even the cat is tolerating him!

Well, obviously the puppy is cutting into my knitting time! I've got a couple hours, so I'm going to work on my Nothin' But a T-shirt. Write more later! :)

Friday, May 20, 2005

New Baby!

We have a new baby puppy at our house!

Puppy - Rex 5/19/05

He's a six week old Lab-mix. They were giving them away down the street, so we went to look at them. And when I saw him it was love at first sight! My four year old named him T-Rex (although he says "Team-Rex."). I've been calling him Rex for short. He so sweet, but definitely like a baby. He woke up every couple of hours last night. Kept me awake, but that's ok! He's so worth it! He only had one teeny-tiny accident in the house. Here's some more pictures....


New Puppy - T-Rex!

Rex sleeping in his crate

Can you tell I'm in love!? :) Well, not much else... he crying, so I'd better take him outside. Write more later!

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Rainbow Sherbet Sock....

The colors in this sock remind me of rainbow sherbet! I've just turned the heel on my first sock. Here's a pic...

Rainbow Sherbet sock 1 - heel view

I'm having a Mary Kay party tonight at my mom's house. It's all a bunch of people from work. It should be fun... we're going to have fruit, cheese and crackers, spinach dip, wine and margaritas. My friend Amy is doing the Mary Kay part. Do you think anyone would mind if I knitted? :) Well, that's all for now!

Friday, May 13, 2005

T-Shirt back done!

I finished one side of my T-shirt yesterday....

t-shirt back

And I started another sock. It's another springy sock... the yarn is cotton/wool by socka....

Spring sock 2

I'm off today and I really need to be cleaning, but I'm so unmotivated right now! I just want to lay on the couch and knit. Oh well, I'll clean later or tomorrow! :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

More T-shirt....

I managed to get a lot of knitting done yesterday. It was so nice just to have a day off and not have to go anywhere or do anything. I'm almost done with the back of my Nothin' But a T-shirt. Here's a pic...

Nothin' but a t-shirt back

It's so funny how different the colors are without a flash and with a flash. The correct color is actually more like a periwinkle blue. I'm really enjoying this project. I'm already thinking of doing another in pink! :) Well, not much else... have to get ready for work. Fun, fun!

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Nothin' But a T-Shirt....

I finally got a day off! I had to start my T-Shirt, I couldn't resist! I've been knitting before work and on my breaks, so I got a little bit done....

Nothin' but a T-shirt

And here's a close up of the hem (my first hem!)....

T-shirt hem

It has really been a fun/easy knit so far. A great take-to-work project. Here's my progress on Grace's back before I started the t-shirt...

Grace - back

Well, that's all I've been up to. I went to the Cozzi-Cafe to knit, but no one showed up. I didn't get a chance to read my emails before I left, so when I got home I realized something came up with one of the girls. Hopefully we can get together next week. Well, not much else. Write more later! :)

Thursday, May 05, 2005


I got my Rebecca magazine! And I got my Rowan Calmer! The colors are more purple than I realized, but I still like them. Can't wait to start my T-shirt!

Rowan Calmer and Rebecca Mag.

I will definitely be ordering from Jimmy Bean Wools again... they were fast, the shipping is reasonable, and they gave me some mints. :) It's the little things.

I didn't go knitting last night... Hopefully I'll be able to make it next week!! I ended up staying home and casting on the for the back of Grace, I'm about 5 inches into now. I'll post a pick when I get more done. That's all for now!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

New Product

I was at Hobby Lobby the other day and saw a new product. It's DMC Senso It's for crochet, but I thought it might make a good sock yarn. They also have cotton/wool, cotton/linen and others. I bought a couple balls and knitted up a swatch. I got 8 sts/inch on size 1 needles. I like how it knit up, but I'm not sure if it will be stretchy enough for a sock... I guess I'll just have to experiment! Here's a couple pics....

New Product DMC Senso

Senso swatch on size 1 needles

Still waiting to find out if I'm going knitting tonight... hope so, I need the break! :)

Just gotta do the sleeves....

I got Gloria's right front done yesterday, now I just have to do the sleeves. I'm very happy with how it's coming out. I'm feeling very flighty... like I just can't settle down. Like I want to start something new, but I know I should finish some older projects first. By the way, I hate scarves! Remind me not to start another scarf! I'm working on two right now (ruffles and chevron), and I just can't seem to get them finished... I have such a short attention span. Maybe I have that Adult ADD! :) Well, here's a pic of gloria...

Gloria Fronts and Back 5/4
sorry it's not the greatest picture

Well, I may be going to the Cozzi-Cafe to knit tonight... hopefully I can get a couple people to go! It's been hard getting together because of work and then one week my mom had a migraine and then the next week I had one (herditary, can you tell?). So hopefully we can get it together tonight. Well, not much else... write more later!