Friday, February 24, 2006

FO Finally!

I finally finished my SIL's scarf. Its pretty much the same as the Irish Hiking Scarf but I made a couple of changes to the left cable and the middle cable. So I guess its not the same at all huh. :)
So the next thing I'm working on is a mini Clapotis. I'm using 3.75m needles and the Knitpicks Gossamer yarn. Hopefully it turns out alright.
Renovations have started here at the house. I love it all. Except the mess. Hate that! Anyways, the living room window has been changed and a garden door has been installed in the dining room replacing that UGLY window that was there. Today the guys ripped out the tub and shower and I'm hoping that tomorrow it'll be back in. Or nobody's going to want to come and visit us! :)
Heres' a pic of Mr. Bo Jangles.....or Bo. Such a cutie!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Jaywalker done!


Told you I would finish them today! Here they are.

Pattern: Jaywalker Socks
Yarn: DGB Confetti superwash
Needles: Addi circ 2.5mm
I liked doing these. They were fun. If I was to make them for myself I would use the larger pattern. They are quite a snug fit. And I was happy with the way the yarn was striping until I got to the heel of sock #2. One of the colors were a bit longer than on sock 1 and it messed up the perfect matching between the two. Ah well...they still turned out great! Now if only I could have finished these last night for the contest deadline!! AAGG!

So bummed

That's how I feel today. I didn't finish my Jaywalker socks. Yesterday was supposed to be the day. I was all set last night after I put the kids to bed. All that was left was the toe. Then my youngest who has 3 teeth coming in, got up screaming at 9pm and didn't stop till 11pm. No time for knitting there! And my hubby was working late last night, so it was all me. bwahhhhhhh!!!
I just wanted a chance to win STR yarn!! I've never won anything before!! :(
Ah well, at least today I can sit down and relax and finish them. No pressure. I am really impressed with yesterday too though. I knit from the heel to the toe in one day. That's a lot of knitting for me! I made such progress!
OK....enough of that. SO today is Valentines Day. Any special plans? We are going to go out for supper for the first time! We've been together for so long and its funny that we've never gone out to a nice fancy dinner! Crazy. Ah well, it's about time and we deserve it. I cant wait. My lovely sister has offered to babysit for a couple hours. She deserves something nice for that!
So, have a great day. If your a single lady, go treat yourself! If your in a relationship, go give that special somebody a hug. Me, I'm grabbing my kids and squezzing the crap outta them.....same thing I do everyday. They love it!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Stash addition


I just wanted to show you the new yarn I got from Knitpicks! 2 balls of sock yarn to make arm warmers and 2 skeins of some laceweight to make the Clapotis. I dont think that this yarn will make a very big clapotis, which is fine with me. I think one person said that they used this particular yarn to make theirs, but they double the yarn. I'm not doubling mine. I hope it turns out nice! And of course, I bought a sheep measuring tape. Hehehe. I would never spend that much on a measuring tape, but I thought that this guy was so cute!

Friday, February 03, 2006

One Jaywalker down!



FINALLY! I have finished the first sock. Holy crap......I gotta get knitting on the second one! Heres the pics. I like the fit too. It's a bit tight getting on, but once it's over the heel.....mmmmmmmmmm....so comfy!!