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..