Tuesday, November 13, 2007
As for knitting, I have BIG, yes BIG plans for Christmas knitting. We'll see how far I get. Right now I am knitting dishcloths like a crazy person. I'll be sick of them pretty soon. I promise I will get some pictures up soon. They are kind of weird to use if you aren't used to them, but I think I like them. I don't know how other people will feel about them, but at least they are pretty and can be used even just to brighten up the kitchen.
I also want to make a scarf for the barista at my work. Yes, living in Seattle we have our own little coffee window existing right in our cafeteria. She is one of the nicest people I know, and I was thinking it would be nice to make her something. She is always friendly and cheerful, and totally remembers everyone's drinks! And she sells soup, sandwiches & salads at lunchtime, so technically I never really have to leave the office. How convenient is that (an evil plan by my employer, no doubt!!) Ha Ha!
Hopefully I'll get my act together and get some pictures posted soon.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
I think knitting several things in the same color scheme makes me feel like I'm not "done" with anything, but actually I have finished both the scarf and the beanie using the maroon and gold yarn. I have to find a good fingerless glove pattern - I think I want to make the kind that is more of a fingerless mitten - I don't want to deal with making fingers.
And just for fun I have added a picture of the latest socks I finished. I finished them over the summer, but didn't put up a picture. They are made using Opal yarn, I believe it was the "Ladybug" colorway. It takes me forever to finish a pair of socks because I just don't get that much knitting time, and last year I made a lot of Christmas presents. I used size 1 bamboo dpns on these:
I used a pattern from Dawn's Dream Designs called "Shapely Secrets Socks" by Dawn Adcock. I found her on the Internet at this link: http://www.dawnadcock.com/ I know all you bloggers out there know how to hide the link under a word, but I have no clue how to do that, or the time to figure it out :} I will eventually, I'm sure. Anyway, it's a great pattern. It it basically a plain-vanilla sock pattern but with strategically placed decreases to make the sock be a little more form-fitting to hug your leg and ankle better. I wore the sock to work yesterday and it was very comfortable.
I am planning on knitting more Christmas presents this year, but maybe not as many. I am going to make my foray into knitted dishcloths for my dad's significant other (what do you call them when they are in their 70's?) and maybe a scarf for my favorite barista. I have a couple of friends at work that I should probably make something for as well. My daughter is getting her knitted Christmas presents early with all this HP stuff!!!!
Today we are off to buy a winter coat using the coupons I get for walking to work at least once a week, they can be used at several establishments including REI, so that is where we are looking for a coat (of course for my daughter - can you tell she is a high priority in my life?) We also need to find some long-sleeved shirts or sweaters for her, since the weather is cooling off.
Have a good weekend!!
Saturday, September 22, 2007
You would think I knit all the time with the enthusiasm I have for knitting, but alas, as a single mother I barely get any time to knit at all. I love to read he knitting blogs though, and do so often. Usually after my daughter goes to bed (and when I really should go to bed too) and I am too tired to knit. I try to get my knitting in after dinner but before she is in bed - we watch TV together and I knit. It doesn't happen every night, though - sometimes she needs homework help, or I have laundry to do or whatever.
Now I see that I have Ravelry to read after she goes to bed. Ha, ha h ha......(wicked laugh) I wonder if I can change her bedtime! Not likely!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
In other news.....we are getting ready to leave for Hawaii on Monday. We will fly to Honolulu and take a 7-day cruise, plus stay an extra 2 days in Honolulu at the end of the cruise. Of course, a hurricane is heading for the islands right now, and I also saw this morning that there had been an earthquake! Goodness! I'm glad we aren't there right now.
Now I need to go see if I can get her to go to bed, ha ha......
Monday, July 30, 2007
And here is my daughter, just LOVING the fact that mom took her picture while waiting for the ferry to camp!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Add pictures of my current socks in progress
Add pictures of my tomato plant (it's so lovely!)
Add pictures of this totally cool plant that is flowering but I don't know what it's called
Yes, many plans have I. What will I really do? Well, I will pack up my daughter for camp. She will be gone for two weeks starting on Sunday. What's a mother to do? A single mother, that is....she will knit Christmas presents for said child. Fingerless gloves, here we come! And I will most likely then have the time to take those pictures and post them!
The packing will commence tomorrow night. Oh, and Friday night we will be going to the Harry Potter movie before picking up the latest book at midnight. Of course, my lovely daughter is planning on taking that book to camp with her, so of course I will not be able to read it! I will have to console myself with reading the older books (she is taking book six as well) to remind myself what happened in the past.
And I found out that I am a Ravenclaw. I took two quizes, and I would link to them but I don't know how, and both came up the same. I wish I had time to participate in the Hogwarts Sock Swap. Someday....
Friday, July 13, 2007
I did finish those socks from last June, and now I am almost done with another pair. In between, I knit a bunch of scarves and hats for Christmas presents, as well as a baby blanket for a co-worker. I'm glad to be knitting for myself again, as selfish as that sounds. I am down to the foot on the second sock of this particular pair. I will try to post a picture this weekend.
We are going to see the new Harry Potter movie tomorrow. Can't wait!