Friday, March 17, 2006

St Patricks Day !!!

Happy St Patricks Day !!!

I'm still knitting on the same items as before, guess I'm just not as fast a knitter as I thought. I am preoccupied with NCAA basketball tournement though, and running the "Pool" at work. Some of the games make it hard to concentrate on the knitting.
Last night was Knit Night at HANDWEAVERS We made little socks that made a book marker. Amazing how hard little things can be, plus there was a "little" confussion with the instructions. BIG GRIN

The bus trip is on for STITCHES MIDWEST on AUGUST 11th 2006. Sign up is at the Handweaver Shop and seats are limited to only 35 people. Cost is $40. If you need more details contact me, Kathy Byrnes or the shop.

Well, it's time to head to Handweavers for the Friday afternoon Stitch and *itch group. Have a safe day and may all your yarn be magically beauticious.........

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday

Well, it's been awhile, but I'm still here. Had my Women and Weights class again tonight, and I'm not sure it's the best thing for the Knitters Tendonitis...I'm lucky I'm able to type tonight, let alone even try and knit. Maybe it's the weather and the arthritis helping a little...
I'm still knitting on my sweater, and a baby hat for the shower on Saturday [The hooded sweater will be a nice gift for when he is born 8-)]

I'm still reading...have finished Mary Mary and Crossbones...both very good. I just started an Anne Perry WWI British mystery. Tomorrow is my "Knit Lit" group and we are revewing "The Historian" Next month's book should be a little lighter than the last two.

Well off to bed, with my aching arms.....

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Olympics Over

The knitting Olympics are over, and alas, I did not finish the hooded baby sweater..
My tendonitis is slowing getting better, and I am again knitting on my sweater for class tomorrow night.
I did not go to Square Class tonight, as I went to the gym and did some much needed exercising. Too much knitting isn't good for the "Bottom" line...

Hope all who finished enjoy posting their Gold Medals...I will strive to do better in 2008.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

It dosen't fit boo hoo

Well I just finished the Side to Side vest, and I'm a foot too short. After all the work, it's too long for me and my larger sit-apon. I'm really bummed, but maybe it's time to learn how to streck, and just go for it. Or I could give it to someone tall who it does fit. Or maybe I should get a torso extentsion done.

On another note, today was the last day of "Butterfly Lace Shawl" class, and I did not finish...I would like to add for the record that I am injured and will more than likely not finish my Olympic sweater either...There I said it. My injury is tendonitis in my right arm, I'm sure due to too much knitting, and not enough streching, massaging etc.

I hope to rebound and finish my shawl now and contemplate what to do with the vest.

Comments anyone????

Sunday, February 12, 2006

I got a cold....

Boy, oh boy do I have a cold. The old fashioned sore throat- runny nose- cough- fever-think-I-might-die-COLD. I have been out of it for the past 48 hours at least..and still feel in a daze. I did cast on my Olympic project on Friday, but haven't done very much on it. Lucky this is a two week event. Hope all my buddies are feeling good, and not spending valuable knitting time in bed drugged...unless of coarse that is their decision. Well need to input some fluids so will close for now...KNIT ON

Monday, February 06, 2006

A Monday Quickie

It's almost midnight, so this has to be quick. Went to Battle Creek yesterday morning for the Quiltery's annual Super Bowl sale. 30% off everything. Good sale, and I got stuff....of coarse I did. After the sale 5 of us went to Barnes and Noble to have coffee and solve the worlds problems. So don't you feel better now, knowing that?
Have tentativley planned on going to Stiches Midwest on Aug 11th in Chicago...more details to follow. Are you interested? We thought a bus might be a nice idea.
Time's up....Until the next blurb.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Snowy Early Sunday Morning

Well, I did a bad thing and took a nap this afternoon, so here I am still up as the snow fly's outside. Have been catching up on the YarnHarlots' posts for the Knitting Olympics. Plus I found a link to her interview
It's really cute and is from NPR/PRI. I'm really getting excited, less than a week until we cast on. I'm getting my needles waxed and ready, plus the yarn has been balled - or should I say rolled???? Anyway, if you're reading this, and not in the Olympics you should consider it.
Had my Butterfly Lace class today, and boy are we good. Such beautiful work being done by such wonderful women.....We really had fun, and even did some knitting. The store was busy with people buying yarn and other goodies...which is a really good thing. Well guess this is enough for now...
By the way, I've heard that there are others who have found this site...Let me know who you are...

Friday, February 03, 2006

Finally Friday

Well I made it through another week of work --- only eon's left before I can retire and just knit and read.
From what I can tell, [by reading the comments on her site] the YarnHarlot was on NPR today talking about the Knitting Olympics. There are over 2500 knitters signed up at this point, and there is still a week to go. I can only imagine the loud sound of needles meeting yarn as the "games" begin. This whole Olympic knitting event has even over taken the Superbowl and Survivor!!!There is a chance for our world yet. Now if we could only replace Weapons of Destruction with Needles, Wool and Instructions. I'm taking 4 days of vacation to insure my completion. That isn't considered Perfomance Enhancement is it???
Side to Side Vest = 6 rows left plus buttons, and weaving in ends....
Tomorrow is Butterfly Shawl class...I'm on row 54

I had my FIRST comment from Geri...oh my gosh, someone found my site...guess I'll have to behave myself now.

P.S. Written in Red in honor of Women's Heart Awareness Day

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

A Vested Interest....

Spent the afternoon at Handweaver's finishing up the Side to Side vest. [I didn't really finish it just quite yet...but it's really, really close] There was a nice group of us [seven] sitting around the fireplace and knitting on a beautiful 50 degree plus day in winter. Guess this tells you were our priorities are!!!
No new yarn purchases in days now...must save myself for future trips and classes. The Butterfly Lace class is this Saturday and hope that I'm not too far behind the rest of the class. Guess I should be knitting now, instead of Blogging.
Still reading Mary Mary, and haven't started anything new.
Until my next post....

Monday, January 30, 2006

More Yarn...delayed project

Well yesterday I had to work, so I didn't get much knitting done, but I did get to Michael's Yarn extravaganca and picked up some ModaDea Ticker Tape for $3.69/skein DEAL . I got 6 of them in two colorways...stash or maybe sock saks..
I also received in the mail the book MinnowKnits, Too from It has some really cute patterns for the younger set.
After signing off tonight, I am going to work on finishing off the side to side vest...only a few inches left to go. Maybe I do have fear of finishing...
Less than two weeks to the KnitOlympics....I'm in training.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Adding to the stash

Finally a day off from the real job. Two doctors appointments, plus ordered new glasses. My bifocal needed to be "upgraded" Should make it easier to knit with the 0 and 1 needles.
Still have that "cold" bug going on, but felt the necessary urge to visit a yarn shop. Stitching Memories has an entryway with "sale" yarn that changes frequently, and today was my lucky day. I scored with two skeins or Noro Silk Garden for $8 and some change and a beautiful hank of Lorna' Laces sock weight for $7.
As you can see, I know have the logo for the Team USA knitting team..which I am on. I just wish I could figure out how to put it on the side like most people do. But I am new at this "blog" thing. I wouldn't want to be too good too soon.
Enough for tonight...happy knitting

Monday, January 23, 2006

Sunny day - cloudy body

Well, it's Monday, and the "cold bug" has finally caught me. Feeling moderatly cloudy today with fever chills and general malaise...uck .

I started reading "Mary Mary" by John Sandford...pretty good so far. It's an Alex Cross story and I really enjoy them for a diversion. I read my books on my iPAQ and get most of them from Fictionwise. Just finished listing to "Ordinary Hero's" by Scott Turow on my Rio. I really liked it...a interesting WWII story. Next from Audible is "The Lighthouse" by P.D. James. This one is an Inspector Dalgliesh story, so I'm sure I will like it.

As for the knitting I am working on The Butterfly Lace shawl [see picture above]for a class I am taking at Handweavers Inspiring Yarn shop. I am also working on a "Skater Beanie" for my nephew Joe the hockey player. It's pattern found in "Not just Socks"by Sandi Rosner

Well enough for this post...more later

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Day One - to Blog or not to Blog/???

well it seems like everyone has a blog these days, so why not me???
I am an avid, albeit new knitter, and really thought I would use this blog to have a record of my projects.
I also love to I will keep a running list of what I have / am reading along with a short review.

Well enough for the first day...I need to figure out what I am doing..