Monday, February 25, 2008

Happy Monday!

It seems that when I don't post very regularly I get nagged. Nagged here. Nagged there. Ok, ok I get the hint already. I'm posting. I just don't know that I have anything much to say.

I've been spending a lot of time up north in the woods. We've had a fair amount of snow up north lately, and now that our sleds are running (knocking on wood as I type) we've been trying to enjoy them before it's all gone. I actually got to ride for about 3 hours on Saturday, and with the sun out and milder temps it was very pleasant.

I didn't get to knit much this past weekend, since we had friends up and altogether there were 7 kids ranging from 9 months to 13 years. Holy crap, the noise was incredible. I escaped the commotion for a bit of a nap on Saturday, but didn't get one Sunday and ended up driving home pretty tired last night. I use that time away to catch up on sleep from the week and I feel I lost out this time. Oh well. It was nice to see these friends we had sort of lost touch with, and I guess I'll sleep some other time.

Currently I'm working on a test knit project of a toddler sundress by someone I "met" on Ravelry. It's kind of slow going since it's stockinette for about 10 inches and it's NOT in the round. I may have to suggest she offer that option since I personally HATE purling, especially 100 stitches at a crack. Luckily it's only about 10", so I should have the BACK done fairly soon, but then I get to do the front. I shouldn't complain, it's a very cute style, but my natural instinct is to see a pattern, and immediately change what I don't like to indulge my own selfish needs, and when testing a pattern, this is not an option. Oh well, enough of that, it's going to be adorable when it's finished and I can't wait to go find the perfect buttons!!

I also recently completed one mitten of the fabulous pom mittens by a very talented knitter! It's in Cascade 220, and I really like the feel of these mittens. I'm making myself finish the test project before I let myself (see, I boss ME around as much as I boss others around) cast on for the second mitten. Hopefully I can have these finished before the end of winter.

I finished my Shaq slippers, affectionately named by my SO, and felted them to just my size. I need some puffy paint for the soles, since I can already tell my minimally carpeted house will be too dangerous without. I can't wait to start wearing these and test their durability so I can make a pair for one of our up north neighbors. She bakes constantly for the kids, and it's the least I could do for her kindness.

I have 2 more hats up next to knit, one a Star Wars hat for my nephew who's a huge fan, and another fair isle for the SO, since he raved so much about the last one.

Sadly, I haven't been home much at all, so I've done very little spinning and I need to resolve that soon, since I'm working on something in trade for some sewing services and I hate having that hanging over my head. Darn job!! It really keeps getting in the way of my life.

I'm sorry for not posting pictures, but all of them are on my home computer and I'm squeezing this post in from work today. For those of you on Ravelry, go check them all out there!!

Have a wonderful week, and pray for more snow! hehehe Sorry Miranda!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

New hats!

More FO's. Go check it out~

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