Saturday, August 25, 2007

Changed my name of my blog

div>To auntweens because all my goofy nephews call me that and I think it is better than having real name on here. So here's them..


Some FO's

Here is the ripple blanket in all its glory. I finished it last night.

Here are some finished ball band dishcloths for Sirena when she moves to her new house.

Now, it is off to the yarn store for more yarn.
For now, keep on knitting..

Monday, August 20, 2007

Must now get busy and make some ballband dishcloths..

Good news today. I just heard from my oldest daughter that she is buying a house!! I knew that she was looking, and even went with her over the weekend to look at several possiblities. She then made a offer on one on Sunday, and just heard today that her offer was accepted. I am so very proud of her. Oh, did I mention that she is only 22! WOW! She has done so much more than I did at that age. Myself at that age, I had three little babies and was going thur a divorce. That was a long time ago and I just so proud of her today.

It is now time to start making her some dishcloths. I want to be able to give her a housewarming gift and make a bunch of these for her. I had already started one for her a few weeks back, then when I heard the news that the house was a definite realized that I needed to get busy. I started another one for her yesterday evening (after I worked another color on the ripple blanket of course). I am doing them in browns, pinks, and creams. I hope to be able to make a few dish towels to go with, but she is closing at the end of next month, so who knows what I will be able to get done.

For now keep on knitting...

Monday, August 13, 2007

Is Fall here yet?

Wow, what a crazy and hot summer it has been around here. I have not been posting as much because frankly I have not been knitting as much either. I did pickup the ripple blanket last night and worked on it. I think if I stick to it this month I might have it done by Labor Day. That is my goal. I want to be able to say that I started this project on Memorial Day and ended it on Labor Day, the whole unofficial time of summer. I think it is doable. I have 11 colors left to knit onto it and if I am diligent I can complete a color a nite. Of course that means knitting each night for 2-3 hours, but I am good with that.
This summer I have also taught two new people to knit. My son's girlfriend who already said she knew how to knit and she did, but I got to teach her the purl stitch to go along with her knit stitch that she knew. She is working now on one of those dishcloths from Mason Dixon. The second person is my daughter's boyfriend. Yes, I said BOYfriend. He seems to have taken to it really well (except for the ribbing that the guys in the family give him). He is well on his to finishing his dishcloth as well. I am really proud of that one, to be able to say that I got a man to knit and he likes it.
I will have to get some photos posted here on my next post. It has been too dang hot around here to do anything. I am just wiped out after work when I get home and really do not have energy to do anything. I do think that fall is just around the corner though (no matter what the calendar says). We have leaves falling now and acorns from the pin oak tree in our backyard as well. Can not wait for the cooler weather and the desire to return to knit with wool again. I have a sweater I started last winter from Elizabeth Zimmerman designs that I want to get done. It is already almost done, I am at the part where I begin the yoke and add all the colors. The fun part as she says in her books and it really is.

For now though, keep on knitting!!!