Monday, April 30, 2007

Slumber Party et al

I am finished knitting slippers (for a while at least).

I am finished knitting slippers.

The slippers are done.

I am in shock.

I started knitting for the first time around April 2006 and my second project was a pair of felted slippers and/or clogs. Those slippers, and the 3o or so pairs that followed it (no, I'm not kidding about the numbers), consumed me. It feels very strange not to have clogs on the needles and I'm kind of "punch drunk" at the thought of what's coming up next. I plan on jumping into....

a) Crazy little chickens for Christmas (I really liked the Camp Cockamamy chickens on the Harlot site and want to do them as doorstops), and ummmm....

b) socks on dpns.

Yes, the Sock Basher/Hanes Queen/ "I will run down Main St. naked before I ever knit another sock" is going to knit socks. Between Marianne's wonderful gift and watching the beautiful socks that Dianne and LW have worked up these last several months, I have to take the plunge on dpns.'

In the meantime, I've been knitting away on my Moderne Baby Blanket and here's where I am thus far:

I didn't get much knitting done this weekend because I had a "slumber party" of sorts. Emma and Isabelle spent Saturday night with me, but Emma refused to sleep until 4 a.m. Still, who could resist these girls?

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Finished Projects

I finished several projects over the weekend but none of them can be photographed because they're gifts. That said, your slippers will be mailed today, Marianne! (AT LONG LAST! and I do apologize for the extraordinarily long time that it's taken me).

In addition to the gifts, I also knitted up a burp cloth and bib with Peaches 'n Creme. I really like the pattern and the cotton; it washes well and knits up nicely. Here are the latest additions to the "baby hoard".

I'm still working on the Moderne baby blanket and I'll photograph that next. Happy Knitting all!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I heard something on the radio today and cried for the first time. The deejay described an e-mail from a Georgia tech student who wrote that the reason it was so windy here on Monday was due to the all of the angels arriving to take the Hokies home.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

I Caved....again!

And it was wonderful. All told, I spent less than $40.00, so I'm tickled pink (and yellow and a variety of other colors). Here's the new "baby stash."

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

I Hear Voices in my Head

...whenever I'm in a yarn store. There's an angel saying, "No! No! Dana. You've got projects to do and more yarn in the basket. Do not be tempted!" Then there's that other voice that says, "Damn the torpedos! You've earned this. Shop 'til you know it's fun!"

I was standing in Yarn Theory this afternoon and decided to compromise with my alter-egos. I went to the sale section (yes, 50% off) and found some luscious yarn, Wings and Shepherd's, Colour 4 Me. Now on principal, I already had all the "baby yarn" I needed, but I decided to (a)indulge and (b) not feel guilty because it was on sale. My parting thought was, "The devil wins today." Two hours later, I learned that my cousin, David, is having twins (in addition to my other cousin, Chad, having a baby too).

Ummmm....Sorry God.
(And thanks for the new reasons to buy fiber!)


Monday, April 02, 2007

Sittin' & Knittin'

It's been a blessedly quiet couple of weeks and I've just been sittin' and knittin' lately. Our recent highpoint was Andie's first formal dance. (The principal of her school said not to go out and buy fancy clothing and/or formal wear, but my child turned deaf ear to his statements). The "princess" would not be satisfied with anything less than a new dress and new shoes (she made a run for a pashmina shawl and evening bag, but I shot her down as the dance ended at 5:30 p.m.) ;)

The morning of the dance, I was "pleasantly" awakened at the crack of dawn to do hair and makeup. The end results are below....

The "Moderne Baby Blanket" is coming along slowly, but surely. Pardon the photo (my camera likes to turn the color white into some sort of neon affair).