Monday, September 25, 2006

It's About Time...

I was in Toronto over the weekend and took only one project with me to GET IT DONE! And I did! Finally, an FO. Here is the pinwheel blanket that was supposed to be done 2 weeks ago. I'm meeting up with my preggers friend on Wednesday so I hope it's dry so I can get it out of my life. I worked on this off and on, mostly on, for about 4 weeks and I'm glad that it's off my needles. I thought baby knits are supposed to be easy and fun? I guess I just pick the wrong baby projects cause this was another one that I stopped enjoying working on. It wasn't difficult, it just took forever... I guess it's because I should have done it at a bigger guage. I used 7 balls of Rowan 4-ply CashCotton, double-stranded on US #6 needles.

PS: I didn't get to Lettuce Knit cause we stayed in the suburbs and not Toronto proper...maybe next time!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

A Case of Start-itis

What's my problem? I keep starting new projects...I can't help myself! Will I ever FINISH anything again?

I started the Fishnet shrug by Suss

I started the Central Park Hoodie from KnitScene

And I also started a Pinwheel baby blanket

And I also promised a turtleneck shrug to a friend for her bday that was this past Monday and a wrap for another friend whose bday was in August. Oh, and I also joined the International Scarf Exchange so I have to make a scarf too. And all this on top of the items on the sidebar! (Not to mention all the other things I want to make in the books I just got.) What will get finished first?


No, not an FO of mine, silly! Didn't I just tell you that I never actually finish things anymore?? Remember when my friend, Michelle, came to visit and I taught her to knit? Well, she finished her first knit item (she already crochets)...she added fringe and everything. It's great, isn't it?

Monday, September 11, 2006

Wolfen Cam Monday


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

I'm A City Girl....

and that's the truth! We spent the week up in the Finger Lakes on Lake Keuka. We did have basic cable but I was cut-off from the World Wide Web...eeekk! It was only a week but I couldn't wait to get back to the city to check my email, blog surf, etc... We did have fun. It's wine country up there and we visited a couple of the wineries and came back with a case of wine. It will take us years to drink it all...I think I have to plan some get-togethers so I have an excuse to crack open the bottles.

Wolfen takes us on a nature walk through the Watkins Glen State Park

This is the view from the backyard of the cottage where we stayed

Beautiful Lake Keuka

She-Qua-Ga(Tumbling Waters) Falls are literally in someone's backyard

I picked up a back issue of Interweave Knits here

Over the weekend, we headed over to Cooperstown for the baseball tournament that Christian's team participates in every year.

I wanted to take a picture of this sign last says Pistol Packing Mamas Antiques & Firearms

I visited Sybil again. I got this book from the Point a bit ago but had never heard of the yarn.

Well, Sybil had lots. She had just gotten a bunch of orders and you had to step over boxes to get to the yarn on the shelves.

Magallanes to make this chunky cropped jacket...

and Atacama to make this long-sleeved tee...

And knitting?? Well, I'm surprised I didn't get too much done. I worked on a pinwheel baby blanket that I need to have finished and blocked by Sunday for the baby shower. I'm not sure it will happen...wish me luck!!