Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Do you ever have those days when you just feel like babbling? Random thoughts just pop into your head and you just want to talk about them? This has been happening to me all morning.

-I love Rascal Flats.

-I hate grey hair - why do they have to be so squiggly and out of control?

-Why do I have zits and wrinkles at the same time?

-Why the heck was it over 90 degrees here yesterday? It's almost the end of September! I am ready for cooler weather than that!

-Why is it that the patterns you are dying to make do not match the yarns in your stash most of the time?

Ok, enough of that, want some pictures?

The never ending stole is close to ending! Ok, finally I am sick of it! I love the pattern but after knitting it twice, I am ready to be done. Plus I hate my sucky photos of this thing. They never look good until they're finished.

This pic of the other shawl is a little better I hope!

And this one?
Until now, I have been so faithful to the stole, but I may decide to cheat on it a little. I can only be a one project gal for so long right?
The cover sweater in this little booklet is really calling to me. A little cheating won't hurt right?
P.S. I have been missing my regular commenters. You know who you are hehe!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Make some noise

This here blog has been way too quiet! I need to make some noise I think. Don't tell my kids. Lately I have been telling them to be more quiet all the time. As I get older the less tolerant I become of unnecessary noise. How about you? Is this normal? Good thing lace isn't noisy.

Soft maybe. Delicate.

Too bad light lavendar lace doesn't photograph better on light colored carpet. I will have to take some more pics later on my dark brown comforter. That should provide some good contrast!

This shawl was so fun to make, but I am glad to have it finished. Maybe I will have the Sporty One model it for me later today.

I also have the stole re-knit almost 1/2 way completed. I thought I would be so grumpy about it, but really I am not. I enjoy the pattern a lot and the Panda Wool is really nice to work with, so suprisingly I don't mind knitting it a bit. Too bad it just makes for boring-haven't-we-already-seen-that blog posts.
It's growing though! Yay!

In GREAT FAMILY NEWS, the Musical One tried out for the musical at our high school last week. They are doing Carousel. She got one of the lead parts!!!!!!! WOO and HOO! She will be playing Carrie, which is a great part with lots of solos! Yay again!

Well I will try not to be so quiet here. I am getting into the swing of my fall schedule, so hopefully it will be better now. Oh and speaking of fall, it was very very frosty here this morning. Not sure I am quite ready for that yet.

Friday, September 07, 2007

1/2 Post

Today you are getting what I consider a 1/2 post. In other words, no pictures. Boring, I know. But life is just getting in the way of my blogging.

I have been making progress on the Kid Merino shawl. But you know lace, it just looks like a big blob until you block it, so I won't bore you with another blob picture. Just last night Opal and I were discussing this. Lace is just like magic when you pin it out, before that it is just "eh".

I finished the little cardi for my daughter. It fits great, but I still need a button for it. I am going to look for one today and I will post a pic when I have the button sewn on.

The designing is still coming along, but I am stuck on the charting. I really need an mentor lol. A great pattern writing, charting genius mentor. I have finally figured out some great things about Excel, but I still have so much to learn. I am thinking about getting a charting program, but they are a little pricey, so I may have to wait a bit.

Well I have like 1252 errands to run today so I better scoot. That committee I'm in charge of is just sucking the life out of me. I will make an excuse to stop at Barnes and Noble today though, because I heard they have some knitting books for 50% off. Gotta love a bargain!