Monday, April 25, 2005

Ahhh....Spring in Texas

Ok, I know this isn't knitting related, but I couldn't resist posting this picture. It was taken in front of my Aunt's house last week.

Spring flowers Posted by Hello

Friday, April 22, 2005

Ribbon X-Back Yarn

I recently joined the KAL (knit a long) for Knitty's Ribbon X-Back. I received my yarn this afternoon. It is Crystal Palace Deco-Ribbon in the Tulips colorway. Can't wait to get those needles clicking!

X-Back Yarn Posted by Hello

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Gotcha Scott!

My good friend Scott enjoyed **wink-wink** reading my blog so much, I had to put him on it.

Name: Sophisticated Scarf from Stitch n' Bitch Nation
Yarn: Gems Topaz by Louet in color #80

scott w/ scarf Posted by Hello

scarf details Posted by Hello

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

A Big Hello to my Secret Pal

I just received your post on the Knitty SP4 thread. I'm looking forward to visiting with you. This is the first time I have participated in a Secret Pal, and I find it very exciting. What better chance to get to know people and bring joy to someone's life!

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Another thing I love about knitting

Here's another to add to the list:

10) When you are knitting a gift for someone, you spend hours thinking about them. I think all of the time spent having fond thoughts of that person is something very special.

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Felted fair isle Posted by Hello

Fun with Fair Isle

Name: Kristina Bag from Black Sheep Bags
Yarn: Lambs Pride Worsted in M-115 Oatmeal & Noro Kureyon in #95
What I Learned: Fair Isle and how to do a flat I-cord
Comments: I took the Fair Isle class at Yarns 2 Ewe with my mother. Fair Isle is the most enjoyable knitting technique that I have learned so far. It keeps you on your toes because you are knitting with both hands. It's definitely not boring. This was also the first time I have used a Noro yarn. I've heard people on the internet rave about it, and now I see why. Both my mother and I knit an extra repeat of the pattern just so that we could have all of the colors of the yarn showing. The flat 9 stitch I cord is so cool looking that I had to give it its own picture. Now, off to felt this little darling. I'll post the finished product later.

Fair Isle Bag Posted by Hello

nine stitch I-cord Posted by Hello

Friday, April 15, 2005

Things I Love About Knitting (an on-going tale...)

My knitting friend Sarah and I were talking, knitting, and watching my kids play outside this past Wednesday. I brought up the subject of why I like knitting. Thought I'd share. These are in no particular order.

1) Knitting soothes the savage beast. It can relax me or take my mind off of whatever ails it like nothing else.

2) It's good for my marriage. First, because of reason #1 and second because I can talk/pay attention to my sweetie while I'm doing something I enjoy.

3) My mother and I have something outside of typical mother/daughter stuff that we share. I think it makes us closer.

4) I've made friends, both in person and over the internet. This has been a really big deal for me. Being a stay-at-home mom, you tend to be somewhat isolated.

5) I've jumped in to the fabulous world of blogging!

6) I can create tangible things that I can be proud of (or at least proud that I tried)

7) It's portable. Not to many hobbies can say that realistically.

8) I can be productive while doing something as brain dead as watching TV

9) It gives me something to look forward to. I get so excited knowing that as soon as I finish X project, I have Y in the wings.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Motley Crew

We finally took a picture of our Knitting Group. From back left: Sally (Sarah's mother who was visiting), Sarah, Me, Catherine, Sheryl Front left:Donna (considering joining), my daughters, and my mother who was visiting. We meet at a coffeeshop right across from the courthouse in Richmond. I feel very fortunate to knit with such a great group of ladies. We have a great time visiting, drinking coffee, and of course, knitting (duh!) Notice that my babies are wearing the halters I knit them...had to show off my mad skills.

Katy Meetup Posted by Hello

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Knitty's Honeymoon Cami

Yarn: GGH Mystik in Salmon
What I Learned: Kitchner's (sp) stitch, I hate bamboo needles, & getting gauge can be a pain
Comments: This was the first Knit-a-Long that I have ever participated in. What a wonderful experience! It was great having other people going through the same problems you are, and we were fortunate enough to have the designer join our group as well. She has another version of this cami on her website. Click here for details.

Honeymoon Cami Posted by Hello

Friday, April 01, 2005

Knitty's Flash your Stash

This being April Fool's Day, one of the super ladies on the Knitty bulletin board thought it would be fun to "flash our stashes". This amounts to about nine projects that are waiting in the wings. This doesn't include the whole box of left-over yarn in my stash. Egads! I better start knitting faster.

Repeat to more buying more buying yarn....

stash Posted by Hello