Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Pixie's sweater is finished! I'll gift it to them today when we meet up. Here are a couple of pictures with Lainey modeling...

I need to make another for her. They work so well with most of her outfits. I don't think there's any rush though. It's supposed to be in the 90's and humid for a while!

We thought about walking to the library today, but I think it's just going to be too hot. Now, back to the Tuscany!

Monday, June 16, 2008

My weekend

We had a garage sale (that wasn't as well attended as I had wished. There's still a bunch of stuff left.) this weekend and I was busy with that. I did get out for World-Wide Knit in Public day on Saturday afternoon. The little project I mentioned in my last posted was shown to the recipients mama. I can't wait to get it finished for her. I'm knitting another February sweater for my friend Kristin's little pixie. I'm using Cotton-ease in taupe (they show a new hazelnut color on the website, but they didn't have it here in town yet.) She's a little red head and I hope it looks cute on her. Lainey has gotten tons of use from hers. I really prefer natural fibers, but there comes a time that having something that's easy to wash and won't be ruined if it gets in the dryer comes in handy. I'll try to post a picture soon.

We got out on the trail today and walked 4 miles with some friends. It was gorgeous out and we had a great time!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

My House Exploded

I keep reminding myself that it's all stuff for the garage sale, but it looks like my house exploded! Even my knitting room has garage sale items covering the futon. I can still make it to the computer though!
It's supposed to be sunny here again today, so I thought I'd get out and take a picture of my Tuscany. I'm using the SWTC Bamboo in the Tequila colorway. I love the way it's turning out, but it's going to have to share my time with a little something I'm making for a little friend. I'll show you after it's gifted. Let's just say it's a very late birthday present for a little girl we know (and love)! I had planned on making her something else, but hadn't run across what I needed. The new plan popped into my head this a.m. I think it will be good garage sale knitting as well.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Ravelry Strikes Again

I've been sticking to my yarn diet recently and the longer I go, the easier it seems to get. I did get some "free" yarn from a fellow Ravelry member. It's a beautiful cotton/linen boucle and I can't wait to knit up a swatch. I've also sold or traded some yarn. I've finished the Uptown Boot Socks for my mom (no picture yet, but mom loves them!). I was working on my Indigo Ripples skirt and found out there was errata and I had to rip back 15 rounds. BUT, it's now finished! I've worn it several times and here it is....

I'm now working on a Tuscany shawl from No Sheep for You out of SWTC Bamboo in the Tequila colorway. I like how it looks, but it's slow going. I'm trying to keep my projects to a minimum, but am tempted to start something a little faster too. Maybe I'll pick my sock back up.

Anyway, on other fronts... I've been trying to get out and walk 3-4 times a week. There's a circle around the neighborhood that is a little more than 2.5 miles. It has several big hills and enough other stuff that it doesn't get boring. Unfortunately, it's quite hot and humid here right now, so the best time to go is early. Today is spotting rain and I have to take the girl and stroller. I'm going to skip it today. I've been steamcleaning carpets, cleaning house/doing yard work and baking. It's all stuff that got pushed to the side when I was working on preschool graduation and finishing my Indigo Ripples. I'm also working on gathering stuff for a garage sale in a week and a half. I'm getting rid of tons of baby/kid stuff! It would be so nice to find something when I want it!

I think we're getting into our summer schedule, so HOPEFULLY I'll be posting here a little more often!