Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Another dreary Rainy Day :(

Well this is a picture from when I lived on at the beach in RI. I miss walking the beach at sunrise, but I do not miss the cold, raw and damp weather lol.

Well it has been a crazy week again weather wise where is the mild winter weather in TX? I have been knitting more now since it is cold. The little ones do not want to go out and get their paws wet so no daily walks lol.

I am almost to the point where I start to shape the neckline of the front part of my granddaughter sweater. Plus I think I will use the same yarn but in a different color for the sleeves of her sweater to give it a little punch to the color. The lace project is going along, a little slow but I am confident that once I get all the stitches down I will be able to fly with it. I am looking forward to taking classes next month at the LYS. I have several that I need to take so I can learn how to make socks and etc. I am thinking that maybe I will try to get very good doing lace work and I figure the more you practice the better you become.

I feel much better now that my mom is doing better with physical therapy now for a while she had us rather worried but things are coming along rather well. I am going to try to figure out where I stored my knitting pictures so I can post some other ones. I have a newer computer and have to figure out what hard drive they are on lol. Thank God Michael is a computer wiz lol. That's all for now will try and get pictures posted soon!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

What's on the needlesand then some

Well here we are again this time with pictures to show what I am currently working on. As you can see I like to have a few projects going so if I get tired I can switch to something else lol. The first picture shows the lace scarf I am making. On Jan. 6th I took my first class at the LYS, called Easy Peasy Lace. I am using sz. #6 bamboo needles and the yarn is just to die for!! It is Handmaiden their Silk Maiden in the vintage colorway. I just couldn't resist this yarn it is 50% silk and 50% wool and it is so so soft!! Some folks may say that it was a bit pricey but hey I'd rather use top quality when I know it will last a very long time with proper. The next picture shows the front part of the sweater I am making for my youngest granddaughter's 3rd b'day next month, also Rita was checking out the progress I have made. I am using Sz. #8 bamboo needles and Plymouth Yarn's Jelli Beenz in color #513-1885. It's a bright pink with yellow, blue, green, red and orange running through it. I had help picking this yarn Amy from theYarntopia showed me this and I liked it because it is 75% acrylic and 25 The last pick is of my latest yarn for socks. It is a Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK. I can't remeber the colr at the moment, but I can hardly wait till I get going on the socks. Well the weather is changing and I need to get a few things done before I can sit down put my feet up relax and knit. Cath ya later gator, Ciao! Bella