Friday, August 31, 2007

Slowly, but surely

I have gotten a little progress done on my Forest Path Stole. I finished the third tier and have started the fourth.

I did a few rounds on my Civil War Shawl too, but no pic cause it still looks basically the same.

And I did try another crochet steek on my Kauni practice piece.

I cut it and it frayed a bit. Maybe it's just that the yarn is slick. But I think I have decided to just find someone with a sewing machine and do it that way. I don't want to make that beautiful sweater and have it just fall apart.

Monday, August 27, 2007


~There's going to be quite a few pics just so you know.~

I figured while I was waiting for my Kauni to arrive (thank you again my wonderful hubby), I might as well practice a bit with the pattern. So I took out a set of circulars and two colors of yarn and went to work. This is what it ended up being.

Here is a closer view of the front.

And just cause everybody wants to see the innards, the inside.

And then since I have no sewing machine, I decided to try a crochet steek.

And then came the scary part. I've never done this before. (And really, my hands aren't that big. Just hard to pose that pic.)

And then here is the one of the cut edges.

Since this "swatch" is so long (26 inches x 6 1/2), I've decided to try some more steeks. The first one wasn't quite right. And I might as well get it right now. More pics of that once I do them.

And then I decided to practice the button bands. These are right at the center front where they should be. With the cut steeks folded under.

I've never done so much pre-knitting work on any project before. I hope that it will prepare me for knitting the actual cardigan. Although there are still more scary parts to the pattern that I won't be able to do until I am knitting the real thing. Hopefully by then, I'll be more confident. But no matter what, I know I will love knitting it. And that's always the important thing, right?

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Happy B-Day Ariel!

She wanted to go out and do something with Daddy. So they hit the mall. She got a new dream catcher and some DS games, among other things.

She had a Hello Kitty cake.

And here's the b-day girl.

They just keep getting older.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Hee Hee Hee Hee

I just don't know what to say. The hubby did something totally unexpected. The man is awesome.

He called Denmark and ordered some Kauni EQ for me.

I had shown him the pictures of the sweater and yarn and told him about it. That was all. I didn't ask him to buy me any. I asked him what made him do it and he said cause I knew you wanted it.

Kauni cardigan, here I come.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

A new beginning

It never stops. I just can't help starting new projects. I am now in the process of making 2 lace projects. I have been working on my Forest Path Stole and now I have started the Civil War Shawl.

I am on row 46. This shawl is huge, so I know it will take awhile. But there is a KAL for it. The newest one started in June, so I am a little behind. But they have a schedule to do so many rows a week, and I am working it that way so I can feel like I am getting somewhere.

You'd think that was enough. But I also have my eye on someday doing a Kauni! Just beautiful that sweater is and that yarn. It's all the Yarn Harlot's fault. She makes hers look sooooo wonderful and maybe even easy. It's on my definite to do list.

In other news, my boys joined band. They are both playing Clarinet. They are excited.

Hmm, I wonder if I can get them to learn to play Metallica songs on them?

Monday, August 13, 2007

Too hot for much

Haven't been doing much knitting lately. But it's end of summer vacation and there's all the getting ready for school. Our four kids are attending 3 different schools now. The littlest hasn't started yet and I'm hoping her start time staggers well with the others'. Right now I have enough time to get to two schools without making anyone late.

I have a few pics of projects. Mostly just small things. Except for my shawl. This is the latest pic.

Not much progress. But hopefully now that the kids are back in school, I can find a little more time to work on it.

Then I started making some spirals. They are crocheted. The green one is in progress. It is a pattern for a shawl, but don't think I'll make it into that. They will open up more once blocked for a more lacy effect. They are fun to do though.

And then there is a miter done in the round.

I found the pattern on a blog. It's pretty quick. But they are smaller than the MD miters, so it will take more if made into a blanket.

Other than that, we made it to the pool twice this weekend. Once to the public on Saturday and then to the sis-in-law's Sunday. My nephew has the same birthday as me, and that's when they had his party.

Somehow I lathered the kids up well to keep them from roasting, but I got scorched. Another reason to not feel like knitting. Ah well, maybe next week.

Saturday, August 11, 2007


And here I thought it was going to be just another birthday. And then the Leaky tells of an udate to JK Rowling's site. She has a decoration up for Ginny Weasley's birthday.

Ginny Weasley* and I have the same birthday! Whoohoo!

Ok carry on.

*The character, not the actress.

Monday, August 06, 2007


The first Pre-season NFL game was tonight.

Hall of Fame weekend.
Steelers vs. Saints.

Steelers won! 20 - 7!

Yeah, they still got it.

Mischief Managed

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