Monday, February 23, 2009

Feb. Lady Sweater

This is the one I've been working on. I'm knitting it with Cascade Sierra.

Hello, Garmin!

After the Magellan was stolen (see previous post), I decided that I wanted something small enough to fit in my purse.

See what I found at Best Buy!

Sorry the screen is so blurry.  Guess my camera wasn't set properly.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Bye, bye Magellan!

I had the occasion to call the Sheriff's Dept this afternoon.   Hubby found out that someone had lifted his GPS unit right out of his console in the truck, so he told me to go check to see if mine was there.

It wasn't.  It was taken out of the glove compartement after they had opened the console to look for it there.  Both the console and the glove compartment were wide open.   They must have come in the  middle of the night because we didn't see anyone around this morning nor last night before we went to bed.

I suppose if we had locked our vehicles we'd still have them, but as it were, they were parked in our own driveway so we didn't lock them.

My next GPS will be a Tomtom that I can slip into my purse!

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Oh gosh, where do I start!

I'm almost done with the yoke of the February Lady Sweater. Just a few more increase rows and I can figure out the eyelet row.

Started a new scarf yesterday. I cast on 112 stitches of one yarn on size 6 needles, did garter stitch for 5 rows, then attached another yarn in a matching color and did a 2 x 2 rib by knitting or purling 2 tog across the row with size 4 needles to end up with 56 stitches. By doing this I have a nice ruffle along the short side of the scarf. Will post a pic when I get farther along on it.

Got a few more rows done on the gator scarf.

Yesterday was workshop day at the Yarn Nook, and I worked on my lace shawl for a while.
Got all of pattern 8 done, and a few rows of pattern 9. There are 13 patterns in all, so I'm almost there! After all 13 sections are done, then I have to add a border to the sides.

Also in progress are the Tootie Frootie socks . I posted a pic previously.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today I went to a baby shower for my hubby's niece and gave her this:

Lots of oohs and ahhs from the ladies present. I don't know if niece appreciated the handiwork, but others did. I even got a request to make another one like it for the next baby in the family.

The pattern is in a Leisure Arts leaflet called "Snuggle Squares", name of the pattern is "Flowers & Lace".

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

New KAL project

I've started a monster! Well, it's not my pattern, nor my idea, but I joined a KAL at the LYS yesterday. The February Lady Sweater, pattern link on Ravelry.

Anyone else doing this project? Want to KAL with me when I'm not at the LYS?

I'm using Cascade Sierra in a blue-gray color, more of a lt blue than gray.

The baby blanket I was making with Berroco Comfort is now finished. I'll take a pic of it before I wrap it up for the baby shower on Saturday.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Another sock project!

These are the socks I started after finishing the Diamantes. I'm using a pattern from the book "Socks a la Carte" called Oh, Baby! but I think I'll call these "Tootie Frootie" instead. The colors in the yarn remind me of Tutti Frutti ice cream for some reason.

What do you think? BTW, the yarn has metallic sparklies in it, but you can't see them in the picture. I took it with the camera in my cell phone.

More work ahead?

Recently, mother-in-law was wearing a pair of socks I gave her, and someone asked her about them. When she told the person I had made them, the lady said "Oh, I want to learn how to knit socks!". Evidently she already knits, but has never knitted socks.

The lady in question is a relative of my mother-in-law, but I've never met her. She's a librarian in a Catholic school, so she'll probably wait until summer. And she also lives in another town 20 minutes from here.

Today (Sunday) I'm going with a friend to a Red Hat luncheon. It's really the annual mother/daughter luncheon for a chapter I belong to, but since my daughter lives in AZ now, I'm taking one of the gals in the other chapter I belong to.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

And then there were two!

After sitting at the local yarn shop all day I finally finished the mate to the one I posted about previously. Here you see them mounted on Sarah's feet. I promised these socks to Sarah at the birthday party we had for her at the shop. She loves them!

If they look darker in this pic, it's because I took the pic with my cell phone, not my camera. I also darkened the picture a bit with a photo editor.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Single Sock Syndrome? Not me!

SSS is what you have when you have finished one sock of a pair, however it won't apply to me because I've been working on the mate to this one!  I'm already on the leg, working my way to the cuff.

It's a toe-up pattern from called "Diamante".