Friday, May 25, 2007

It's so good to be reconnected!

View from the Van Buren/State el stop
Originally uploaded by skillj.

For about a week I was without internet and I almost went crazy...I'm so glad to have it now and wireless to boot! I haven't gotten much crafting done. I attempted to start the Print O' the Wave stole...about 10 times. And on the 11th time I got through one repeat, put in a lifeline and promptly screwed it up only to get the lifeline tangled in with everything else. So that's on a backburner. Then I started a little cardi by Debbie Bliss but it's nothing but garter stitch on 203 stitches for almost 11 inches. I'll spare you the boring pic of my progress but here is the pic from the Rialto booklet I am working from. Who knows if this will ever get done cause I'm only about a quarter of the way through the sea of garter goodness. Hopefully, today our stuff will get delivered and I can find another project to start work on, or maybe even finish something that's been languishing on the needles...hey, finishing something, what a concept!!
Since I don't have any crafting to show you, above is a pic from the el near where our temp housing was. (Van Buren/State St stop )

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

My First FO in Chicago

This is my first clapotis ever! Can you believe it? I'm not sure what took me so long to make's simple, goes rather quickly and is beautiful! I used the Blue Heron that I bought with a gift cerftificate that I won at The Point during Vicki Howell's visit.

Can you see the sparkle? I intended to have this done for a wedding last weekend, but it didn't turn out that way.

Here's what I wore instead...I really love this Flair cardi!

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Wolfen Cam Monday

Originally uploaded by skillj.

Are we not adorable????


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Let's Play Catch Up!

The night that we left Manhattan, we met up with a few folks for one last drink. It just so happens that the place was also a karaoke bar. How did that happen? I think everyone had a fun time. Thanks to everyone who came out.

We found a new place to live, hopefully we can move in within the next 2 weeks.

And, we got engaged! No date yet, the planning will have to wait until after we get settled.

On the knitting front, I've done very little. I finished up this baby beanie for a co-worker before I left Manhattan.

But I did find my local yarn shop. It's called Loopy Yarns and they have a table where you can knit and chat, especially during their open knit night on Fridays. I think I'll like this place even though I miss everyone at The Point terribly.


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

1 Flair, 2 Ways

2 Flairs are better than 1
Originally uploaded by skillj.

Bev and I knit the Flair at the same time. She used Louet Gems worsted and I used Lionbrand Cottonease. We both got our buttons at MJ Trimming (oh how I miss thee, MJ!) Hers is assymetrical and a little longer and mine buttons down the center. Cute, huh?

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