Keeping Me in Stitches

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Papparazi sneak attack!

So Sunday I handed V my camera and asked her to take a picture of me in my Nottingham sweater. She took about 20 in quick succession, never pausing to tell me when she was taking them. This one is the best of the bunch.

Nottingham #4


So I was laughing my butt off and trying not to fall on the floor so I could at least get a decent picture. Click to go to my flickr account and see the whole sad tale.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

When motivation hits...

...don't question it. The Nottingham sweater is 99% complete. I only have to crochet around the neck edge and weave the ends in from that. So my one weekend goal will be complete either this morning or later this afternoon when I get up.

The Tulip baby sweater's body is almost complete. I'm on the bottom seed stitch border, but it was laid aside this weekend in favor of getting my own sweater done. Funny story with this one. I had another tulip sweater in another color in my Loopy Ewe tote at work on Friday. Cindy, the baby's mom, saw the sweater and asked what I was working (since she's a knitter too). I pulled out the sherbet colored sweater and showed it to her. She replied "Oh! One of the ladies at my SnB made one of these for Brogan, but the colors are kind of girly so my husband won't let me put it on him." When I heard she already had one, my heart about fell out of my chest. But the girly comment made it restart. I've got about the "manliest" colors that Dream in Color makes picked out for this sweater. Here's hoping that it'll still fit by the time I get done with it.

And I cast on the second Lenore sock in STR Sapphire. I'm into the easy part of the leg. Again, it's been put aside until the sweater is done.

No spinning, but I still have to ply the Bonkers' merino/tencel in Raspberry.

Now I need to go track down the Nottingham pattern and my crochet hooks. Just my luck, I probably won't have the size I need. Pics to follow late tonight since I'm supposed to head out to V's to record since KD is coming into town. Later!

Friday, November 14, 2008


I only have one goal for the weekend....finish the Nottinham sweater.

There are other things I want to do. Like baking, letterboxing, knit another sweater, knit my new slippers, cuddle with Phoebe, watch movies. But my goal is the sweater.

It will be done!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

just chillin'

Nothing fancy for me for Halloween this year. Just normal clothes and handing out candy to the little beggers that came around. I had about 40 kids stop by this year. I kind of wish I had dressed up for that, but I just wasn't in the mood for it. Fell asleep watching the live Ghost Hunters episode.

I did finish spinning the first 4 oz of the Bonkers' merino/tencel in Raspberry. I'm planning to spin the other 4 oz of that and then 2-ply them. No plans for what it'll become yet.

Also started another pair of Lenore socks. The pattern is from last year's BMFA Rockin' Sock Club. I've finished the gusset of the first sock and am working my way out the foot. It'd nice to have a two row repeat. It lets the mind wander or be free to focus on movies.

I still need to start the Tulip baby sweater for my friend's baby. She's finally back at work after her maternity leave, so I think I'm going to take in the box of yarn and let her pick out colors. She still won't know what I'm making, but then she'll have a little control over it.

And I guess that's it! I'm going to try to update a little more frequently too. Still need to take pictures as well....bad cookie!