Oct 21, 2005

Gracie's sweater

Someday I'll get those pictures [I keep promising] uploaded...just been too busy, busy, busy lately. I started Gracie's sweater yesterday (and it's more than 1/2 done!) I love knitting for babies/toddlers, talk about instant gratification knitting ;) The main color is done in the creme colored wool blend yarn RAOK'd by Stephanie, and the 1st contrasting color (the one you see more of) is pink, and the second contrasting color is denim blue. I will see what I can do about carving out some time this weekend to get those pics up.

Hope you have a great weekend, we'll be rooting on the Sox, and tonight we are eating out at Panda Express, yum!

**I edited out the blogthing-a-palooza, there's something funny going on in my blog and I'm trying to figure out the culprit**

Oct 15, 2005

Yummy, yummy, gummy goodness

Gummy Bears
You may be smooshie and taste unnatural, but you're so darn cute.
What Kind of Candy Are You?

I love gummy bears!!! So you can guess I'm pretty excited about this match :D

And my favorite childhood candy led me to checking how happy my inner child is...
Your Inner Child Is Happy
You see life as simple, and simple is a very good thing.You're cheerful and upbeat, taking everything as it comes.And you decide not to worry, even when things look bad.You figure there's just so many great things to look forward to.
How Is Your Inner Child?

Apparently, she's doing just fine.

Onto the knitting front, I'm over 2/3 completed on the charity blanket...which means I've got to get cracking on choosing which pattern I want to be Gracie's new cardigan. [and be more disciplined with keeping a blanket on the back burner for "brain dead" nights] But really, I'm very happy that I've made so much progress this week. I really do like this ruffled garter baby blanket , not quite as brain draining as the diagonal blanket, for me anyways. I think the next one will be this very nice basketweave pattern a friend shared with me...we'll see.

We made it to the pumkin patch today! Very neat!!! I'm hoping that we can make this return event every year because the set up is wonderful, free admission and you just have to buy tickets for what you want to do (they have hay rides, pony rides, a few carnival rides, a petting zoo, and a haunted house). Because Gracie is just 16 months old, we just went to the petting zoo and she had a blast! I'll get the pics up tomorrow, I'm too exhausted tonight ~ had a little too much fun I guess ;) Oh, and speaking of yummy, we got some cotton candy (it's been awhile since either my DH or myself indulged) and it was good ~ Gracie couldnt quite figure it out, so her daddy ate her share ;)

~off to get a few more rows in on that blanket :)

Oct 13, 2005

Finished a project, but no photo, sorry :(

So, once again I've gifted a project without getting the picture first, I was working so furiously I didnt even catch an "in progress" photo. Maybe this will have to be my excuse to get myself over to their place and check out their nest they've been working so hard on.

"what on earth is she talking about?" ~ well, as I mentioned previously, I was furiously knitting away on a wedding present for my dear best friend who got married Oct 1st, this present happened to be an afghan - well, lapghan, but it blocked bigger than I'd anticipated - and I bravely conquered it in 2 weeks. Some would ask "why the last minute?" well...first I was going to make her a shawl/shrug, but had a hard time selecting a pattern/yarn combination that I liked (could afford) and I was so very close to making her I Do that I bought the yarn in the right quantity and then did the gauge swatch and then it hit me...would she really like this or am I just trying to knit her something...so now I had some beautiful yarn and nearly gave up knitting anything and then I remembered a pattern I had come across in Creative Knitting, The Rosebuds Throw, and it was just perfect. I really wish I had a picture to share, I will remedy this as soon as I can, but she lives 3 hrs away so I cant exactly "just swing by". They returned from their honeymoon today, I hope they had a wonderful time.

My immediate project is cranking out a charity blanket, I feel bad that I havent been more diligent...I was soo excited to find this opportunity and then all these (personal) gifts keep popping out of me. I'm trying to work a better rotation in my knitting goals so I can get more done since I seem to slow down as I lose excitement in a project. Once I get my new housekeeping schedule down better, I think I'm going to add a monthly knitting goals series (but I'm not ready for that much structure all at once right now). Anyway, I have the latest blanket over half done, so I'm almost there and can return to getting a sweater for Gracie done.

Well, off to finish a few rows before hitting the pillow!