Sunday, February 22, 2009

knits in need of sharing

Have you seen this? It was going to be my second rivolo, a birthday gift for my teaching partner but the color just kept bugging me. I frogged it the other day and cast on for this:This is the beginnings of a brambler. It's a simple pattern but the yarn I picked isn't nice to work with. :P I'm hoping it'll soften once I block it. I do like the color better though. My teaching partner is a lover of blue so I hope she likes this. She's a fellow knitter and she loves lace. I also cast on for this:It's the beginnings of la novia. I'm not quite sure I'm following the pattern correctly. There are some notes in the chart that aren't in the regular pattern so we'll see. The yarn is nice to work with, I just wish there was a bit more variation in the skein I picked up. I finally have some finished projects to share too. And now that I don't have any socks on the needles..oh hold that thought, I just remembered that I do..in any case, I want to cast on for a new pair! Though I haven't a pattern in mind and will probably hold off until I finish the brambler for my teaching partner. Her birthday is in two months. I hope I finish it on time!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

here.

I've just been watching loads and loads of bad reality tv. lol. Plus I took a bit of a knitting break but the knitting is back on and I should have an fo possibly tomorrow. :) We went away for about a day during the holiday weekend and got to see my niece who just keeps getting funnier. Are two year olds supposed to know how to play dead? Or be able to tumble? Her memory is really starting to build. Before we even made the trip, my sister told me that she (munchkin) had been asking for me and my fiance! My mom told me she had asked for us before my sister had even gotten there though. The way my mom tells it, she and my niece were playing and then just out of nowhere smy niece started asking for us. How could we not make a trip there! A funny memory from our trip---when my niece was laid out on the floor, with her arms out, mouth crooked, and eyes shut calling out, "help me! help me!" Me being the silly aunt that I am, I went over and did fake CPR on the kid and she just laughed and said, "again!" Another one would be when my fiance was dancing around and the lil munchkin, as precious as can be, pointed at him and exclaimed, "He like to move it, move it!" If you're a Madagascar fan, you know exactly where that comes from. It was SO freakin' cute and amazing. We weren't even there for a day so no pics to share. :( Just fun memories. She went for my knitting again too. I'm gonna have to hook the girl up with a pair of circulars (since most of the projects I've been working on lately have been on circs) and some yarn...probably some of that leftover trekking that she fell in love with.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

progress

I spent yesterday catching up on a few things and can now announce that as of right now, I'm caught up on all my blogs, most emails, and uploading pictures to flickr! I did a few other things yesterday but I am not at liberty to discuss them yet. I worked like mad to try to get that other mitt finished and I can happily say that they're now a fo. I also completed my rivolo!More pics on ravelry. And while I was taking pics of a finished rivolo, I remembered that I didn't have any shots of a finished lace ribbon scarf! Back to my athena socks I go!