Thursday, March 31, 2005

The Bad BAD blogger returns

Well, after getting back from vacation DH and I decided to make it official - we got married! I know in my post it says we are already married, but that is just how we consider ourselves. Have for the longest time. We did it for real on St. Patrick's Day. Both being Irish we thought this was just too great! So, my last name is now changed, and I love it!
On the knitting news, a couple of days after that, (when things had slowed down a bit and we got to unpack) I had a knitting get together! Really it was just one other girl and me, and we didn't even get to knit - we just got to know each other. It was a lot of fun, and I am going to see if she wants to get together and KIP for real this time!
I started the Booga Bag last night, and am done with the bottom... Am having a bit a pickle with picking up the stitches to begin knitting in the round... Don't know which ones to pick up exactly! Anyway, I was hoping to take it to the LYS today on lunch, but I left it at home. So, know that is out.... Maybe J. the KIP chic will come over and knit tonight, and she can explain it to me and we can knit together. It was her idea to start a felted bag... I just hope that she isn't upset I didn't start the one she picked... (she is already done with hers, and I just started mine last night). Oh, well... not everything goes the way we would like it to when our time is not our own (ie. when you have a child who is almost a year old, almost walking all the way, and always getting into everything that is not in his toy box!)
Post more later... I actually have pictures... If there is anyway that I can figure out how to post them you will see some scarves, felted shoes that were for Ronin, and the start on the Booga Bag... Will let you know...
Bye-bye from the BAD BAD Blogger!!!

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

VACATION

Since we are leaving tomorrow morning for vacation this will be my last post until we get back on the 15th. We are going to Charlotte to visit the in-laws. I am pretty excited because there is a LYS there that I am going to try to visit. Hopefully, I will add to my small stash.
Also, since we are going to be in the car for three hours before we even get on the plane I am planning to take my knitting and finish two scarves, and cast on for another on for my mother-in-law. We will see how that goes. Hard to plan anything when you are traveling with a 10 month old that is cutting teeth.
Yesterday in the mail I got the best package from my Secret Pal! I opened while standing by the mail box. I got two knitting magazines that I had never read before, an awesome row counter that sticks on the needle so you can count rows right there, and this other little thing that looks like a tiny crochet. I am sad to say that in all my knitting inexperience I do not know what the heck this is. It looks fun. If you are reading this Secret Pal could you let me know what that is used for?
When I get back from vacation (yes I am sooooo excited - and I just can't hide it - you know the words!) I am going to do a knit along with a girl I met here. She is really experienced, and I hope that I can keep up! We are going to do a felted purse! Yeah, all girls love purses!!!! Cannot wait to finish and felt it! FELTING!!! So EXCITING!

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Why do I love Quizzilla?

You are bamboo.Warm, cozy, and thoughtful, you take your time and
enjoy how things feel, smell, and taste. You
love the craft and beauty of traditional
things, and you value the comfort and
experience of knitting as much as the results.
But while you are reveling in your warm cozies,
don't get stuck. Warm is wonderful, but so is
the whole wide world!

What kind of knitting needles are you?
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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Green is the color for me...

Little work and lots of surfing make me a bit loopy. I feel like I am in a daze - there is only so much surfing the internet a girl can do before she completely loses her sanity. I think I may have reached that point today. Cannot be certain yet - Will have to test said theory in real world.
Am only working til two today and then it's home to play with the boys and some yarn. Knitting when they are awake is always an adventure because they both seem to think the yarn and needles are something that they can play with. I try to tell me it is MINE - But, sadly this seems to be a concept foriegn to them at this young stage in life.
Been reading loads of knitting blogs lately, and I realize what I long way I have to go. At the same time I know that I have taught myself many things on my own, and I am very proud of that. I am going to knit a little devil hat that I found for my son - It is knit in the round on a pair of circulars. This will be the first attempt at this, and I will let you know how many times I have to frog before I get it right.
I really want to get a ball winder - or a nostepinne. I have been winding the hanks by hand, and the balls never wind correctly (or I cannot get them to wind correctly) and they are sadly mishapen.
Just bought some green pants and I love them - Can't wait to get home and change into them!!!
Later...