Thursday, February 28, 2008

goody goody!!

What do you do .. when the love of your life.. wakes up and says....why don't we go to Tampa today.. and we can visit that yarn shop you've wanted to go to... First I was speechless.. second.. (after the shock wore off) I had to say yes!!.. all in all it was a beautiful sunny day to drive to Tampa.. and the goodies!!!.... I've been seeing this Noro sock yarn on ravelry... and just sighing over it... of course I had to purchase one of the most brilliant colors... I just can't wait to cast on another pair of socks... I might even have to do that now..

Some Sirdar Snuggly made it in the bag also..this is for a special little baby project.. more on that later..

A word to the wise.. ( that obviously wasn't me today).. don't go touching all the soft looking yarn in the yarn shop... or... they might have to follow you this is Zephyr silk/wool.. and it feels wonderful.. I'm tucking this away for some lovely future lace project... Btw.. the yarn shop we visited today is Knit and Nibble.. and if your in Tampa it's worth the visit.. the staff is very helpful and friendly.. the shop is just loaded with yarn and needles..

My road trip project of the day was a guy sweater that I started this before Christmas..unfortunately I wasn't very happy with the yarn.. so I put it down and only work on it here and there.. so far the back , fronts and part of a sleeve are finished.. I started on the sleeve today.. all that yarn shopping makes you hungry and on the way home there was a Pei Wei.. so yummy.. next time we go on a little road trip wont forget to bring my camera.. I forgot it in all the excitement..

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

the home stretch...................

Yes I have been knitting... just a little slowly... I'm hoping to finish the last sleeve today at NYGK (NYGK is a the Tuesday night knitting group I attend when I can get there)... I plan on staying and knitting until I finish it... because tomorrow is another day.. and I need to start a new project....more babies will be arriving this summer.. and they will need some soft hand knit cuddles... knit on is my motto of the day.. (^_^)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

foR thE LoVe of YaRN..!!!

How can u pass up a bargain on yarn..!!! Bernat soy.. natural blends is on clearance at Michaels.. woo hoo.. I have been wanting to buy some for awhile and to make a project with it seemed pricey especially on my budget.. which is virtually zero.. so..finially buying this yarn at bargain prices = happiness.. (^_^)
I already have plans for some of this yarn too..

Progress on my cardi wrap... the body is finished an I'm working on sleeve #1... and so far I'm loving this project..

Monday, February 18, 2008

wrap cardi

Moving right along on this project.. I finished my last 4 pattern repeats last night at Orlando Knit Wits.(Jody and I stayed for quite a while after everyone left and continued knitting) I'm at the ribbing and cast off..I did drop the stitches but haven't gotten them to run all the way down the length yet... I'll do that today. I needed to drop them before starting on the ribbing...after that I'll pick up the stitches for the arms..YAY..

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Roses... candy.. &... kisses..

Have A Happy Valentines Day..!!!

These are funny toes... elfy toes... *note to self.. cast on more stitches for non pointy elfy toe socks.. I should have made these green..(^_^)

Your Candy Heart Says "Hug Me"

A total sweetheart, you always have a lot of love to give out.
Your heart is open to where ever love takes you!

Your ideal Valentine's Day date: a surprise romantic evening that you've planned out

Your flirting style: lots of listening and talking

What turns you off: fighting and conflict

Why you're hot: you're fearless about falling in love

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

something new..

This year I decided to make items that I have been wanting to try for a while.. or things I have looked at and wanted to make but just never did. The cardi-wrap is one and two toe up socks at the same time is another.. this will be my first pair of toe up socks and the first time I attempt two socks at the same time.. so far I like it.. I think I might have gotten them turned around on the cast on.. not sure.... I will continue to test the water and see what happens... (^_~)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

YaY yarn sale!!

Progress on my cardi-wrap... So far I finished the right side and back.. and now I'm working my way across the left front.. when that is done.. I'll just have the sleeves to knit and they are knit in the round.. they should work up pretty fast...

Sales sales sales!!!...Michaels put some yarn out for clearance and it was going fast... good thing I was working .. I ran back on my break and picked up what was left of the Patons shetland chunky.. for .49 cents!!! .. there was a darker blue that I didn't pick up right away.. I thought about it for a minute and went back to get that too and it was already gone.. I really like the colors I was able to get.. and I have one project picked out already... Yay for yarn sales!!!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008


Moving along very nicely.. and then in the upper left corner... something just isn't quite right.. so yes there was some ripping.. it wasn't too painful.. only 5 pattern repeats.. I'm up to the the first armhole and dropped the stitches before the armhole bind off.. and now I'm working on the back. This pattern is fairly simple.. but.. I seem to be having a lot of problems with it.. must be stress.. blame everything on stress..

Saturday, February 02, 2008

chocolate is good

So much chocolate.. go to keep the knitting going..this was a very nice belated Christmas present.
Chocolate from around the world.. what could be better than that!!

I decided to continue to knit on... and it's not bad.. every once in a while I have to pull lightly on each end of the yarn so the kinks smooth out... this is pre drop stitch.. (this it the cardi- wrap pattern from stitch diva studios)

Two little people are getting bigger. (^_^)