Sunday, January 28, 2007

I finished a PAIR of socks!!!

They are done, the socks! I actually finished them a few weeks ago, but did not post. I have a older laptop, and usually use my daughter's newer one to download and post my pics. She is a teenager so it is not always easy to get to use her laptop, especially when her excuse is that I should use my own. But I like hers better.
I am so proud of myself for finishing a PAIR of socks. The second one went alot faster then the first. Mostly because I was so anxious to get it done. Spent the whole weekend working on it. It was so worth it. They did come out a little too big though, but I like wearing them around the house and they are sooo warm!.

That is it for now, keep on knitting!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

A Winter Storm is RAGING here!!

According to the newscasters here, it is supposed to be ugly freezing rain/sleet mix all weekend. Which is fine with me because I can use the weekend to knit!! Above is one finished sock for me from Pippikneesocks, the chop wood carry water yarn. Lovely stuff! It was my first time ordering from her and I am so loving the colors. So much so, that I have not gotten the dreaded second sock syndrome and actually caston for the next sock last night. A miracle for me. I will be ordereing more from her in the future when the budget allows.

Below, is the dishcloth that Sirena got done this last week. She is completely hooked on the knitting now, and I could not be happier. I now have a buddy that can come over to knit with me. Our mother daughter relationship has taken a turn for the better. Not that it was bad or anything, but I now get to see her more often and actually share a hobby with her that I am totally obsessed with. She wants to make a skirt she saw in teh Vogue knitting magazine this last summer. I am impressed that she is willing to tackle some harder more challenging projects so soon.

That is it for now, I need to get back to that second sock. Oh yeah, I have not stopped working on the sweater. I got both sleeves done and attached to the body of the sweater. I am ready to begin the fun part now and start knitting the design in the yoke area. I was just not into having to use my brain and knit with both hands today so instead will try and conquer this second sock today instead.

For now, keep on knitting!!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

My daughter is knitting!!!

Here she is, our oldest, Sirena. Last month as I told you all on this blog, she showed renewed interest in learning this craft. She came over on New Year's Day for me to show her how to bind off her garter stitch dishcloth I started her on. The above picture shows her beginning work on a new dishcloth, the actual ball band dishcloth from the Maxon Dixon book (I really need to learn how to add links on this blog). This way she can learn the purl stitch and learn how to read a pattern. The picture below shows her first completed project. Not bad for her first project. Of course it has all the usual mistakes you would expect from someone learning, but the the last few inches show that she got that knit stitch down flat!! I am so very proud of her.
Since she had to get into my own stash of cotton yarn in order to start a new project, I told her that this coming weekend we should make a trek to the actual yarn store. Can not wait to see her reaction to that shopping experience. I think I will take her to the Plaza to The Studio shop. Just got a email from them that they have some new yarns in. This is my all time favorite yarn shop to shop at (not that we have a abundance of yarn stores in the Kansas City area). I do like to shop online as well, but hate the waiting period for it to come in the mail. I do like instant gratification when I spend my hard earned money.

I have now also joined the Midwest Knitters ring. I hope to make lots of new knitter friends in this ring and hope to find some locally as well.

Keep on Knitting!