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Getting Ahead of Myself

A couple of weeks ago I had my sister Kim over for dinner.  After dinner we were knitting, or should I say trying to knit.  Kim had brought her bulldog, Dory – who thought that she needed to sit on the loveseat between us as we knit.  Well there was just enough room there for me and Kim, and Dory certainly made things tight.  And then Kim kept complaining that it was too hot to knit (did it occur to her that maybe it was the chunky bulldog wedged between us that was making her hot).  Anyways,the point of all this is that right about the time that Kim was doing the most whining about the heat, her granddaughter came downstairs dressed in my daughter’s boots and coat.  It couldn’t have been that hot could it  if Havana was dressed like an Eskimo?

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I have been very busy knitting.  The only problem is I am not knitting on one thing, getting it finished and loving it.  Instead I am starting multiple things, and working a little bit here and there.  And I do mean multiple things – I think I started about 6 things in the last week alone.  At least none of these are Christmas gifts.  No holiday knitting for me – I know better – I would only end up Xmas Eve trying to buy something because my knitting wasn’t finished.

 I’m not sure what the cure for this would be.  My daughter (who is patiently waiting for a second mitten to her set) suggested that I stop looking at the internet.  I have to agree with her – that would certainly help – that is one of my main downfalls (eg. Ravelry).  The other thing I think that would help is if I stop buying knitting magazines.  Will I do either of these things?  Nope, I will continue on starting many things and hopefully finishing at least a few.

Here’s my most recent started project.  It is a little sweater for my friend’s granddaughter.  At first I didn’t like the colours (especially the green)  but the further I got the more they grew on me.  I am doing my own thing here and not following a pattern (something I never do), but hopefully I will finish it before something else catches my eye.

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And I will you leave with an FO.  I made my husband a pair of clogs for our anniversary.  I had made him another pair 2 years ago and he loved them.  He has been wearing them with the heels worn out and it was time for another pair.  I have made many pairs of these clogs.  The pattern is fairly fast and easy (it does involve a lot of pattern reading, for me at least).  For some reason though I hate making clogs.  I’m not sure why, could be because every pair I have made I have made a stupid mistake and extended the time and effort to make them considerably.  I want a pair of these and hopefully in the near future will get the gumption to make myself a pair.

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Bye for now.

November 26, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

I’m A Knitting Fool!

I’ve gotten so much knitting done lately, i’m in awe of myself! lol….My last post I showed everyone the sweater that I was making for myself – my first ‘me’ project!….it’s coming along great!…take a look for yourself..

from this…

to this!..

I’m flying through this sweater!….it’s helping the cause that i’m bringing this to work and getting a few rows done there….I know i’ve already said it, but I LOVE knitting from the top down….hopefully by the end of the week I will be able to post it all finished!…I’m knitting this up using my Knit Pick option set…but the actual needles i’m using is their new Harmony line, which is the wood needles…these are such nice needles – nice pointed ends, light in weight and in awesome colours!

Next up for me…..is this…

Pattern: Junior Knits by Debbie Bliss
Yarn: I think i’m going to follow the pattern and use the DB Cashmerino (nothing but the best for my granddaughter!)

My granddaughter is starting figure skating after Xmas so I thought this would be a good garment to wear on the ice…less constricting then a full sweater?? ….This book came to be from Kris over at Web-goddess – she had my name for the last round of Secret Pal – I don’t think she will ever know how much I love this book!…and she made me a pair of socks which I love!..

One last thing…Jane over at Grammieknits is having a contest, check it out…I won one of her contests before and she has won our’s…so let’s hope the good luck keeps flowing lol!!..Also, Vicki over at Purple Fruit is having a contest as well so check her out!
have a great day!

Kim

November 19, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

5 Excuses Why I Suck at Blogging Lately

Well now that my sister Kim has made her  reappearance I guess that I should step up to the plate.  I thought that I would make a quick entry of the reasons excuses why I haven’t been blogging lately.

  1. RAVELY – need I say more?
  2. I don’t really like to talk about objects that are in progress – instead I would rather post about finished objects – so of course this rarely happens because I seem to rarely finished anything (but stay tuned I think that that is changing.)
  3. I don’t like to post without a picture and my camera and I are on the outs – we plan on a mediation session in the near future – so there is hope.
  4. Grade 5 homework is kicking my a**.  I just don’t understand how she comes home with homework that she doesn’t know how to do – it’s homework – doesn’t that mean it should just be finishing up what she learned in class – not learning it at home?  Needless to say our  homework sessions are long and often end up in a fight that leaves us both with bad feelings.
  5. And last – no time on the computer at home – it’s bad enough with my son and daughter fighting for the computer all the time.  Of course it would help if my boss wasn’t so against my blogging at work – go figure!

Anyways that’s it for now but hopefully more to follow.

Karen 

November 8, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

I’m Here!!!

Alrighty, first thing first…my apologies to my sister Kristeen for not blogging regularly, or for that matter AT ALL!! lol….I HAVE been busy but yes I guess not too busy to write a few lines etc…I solemnly vow to be a better blogger…

whew, that’s over…now onto better things…

Yes! I have been knitting….I have developed a love for knitting from the top down…I have decided this is the only way for me to knit a sweater…I love completing the whole sweater at once…my first top down sweater was Tasia’s Cardigan for my granddaughter Havana..

for the buttons I chose the cutest little lady bugs!..itwas a really good, quick project…I’m definitely going to make this sweater again for her, using different yarn though, something a bit thinnner so she can wear it inside…For the above sweater I used Bernat’s denim – There was a yarn store up near where my sister’s and I went on vacation – the store was closing and I got this yarn at 50% off!…It’s a really nice yarn and I would definitely keep it in mind for future projects. She really loved as I’m sure you can tell by the pictures…!

My next project is this one…

I’ve already started it…I’m knitting this up with Elann’s Peruvian Sierra Aran – 80% Highland Wool & 20% Alpaca in the Chestnut colourway!…I’m about half way down the chest – I’ll post some pics of my progress in the next day or two (I promise Kris!)….It’s a great project and i’m flying through it!…

I WILL be back!

Kim….

November 5, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment