Monday, August 1, 2011


Hello there little blog! I TOTALLY forgot about you.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Slowly, very slowly...

... creeps the garden snail! Little by little I begin to knit again. I have a large project in store (a wedding gift for some very dear friends) but while I was waiting for the yarn to arrive, I knit up this little guy:

Pattern: Easy-Care Cacti by Carol Meldrum and Julie Marchington
Yarn: The nylon yarn I inherited. :D
Needles: 7
Mods: Um, this is kind of the pattern. I basically looked at a picture and made it up as I went.

My in-laws bought a place around the corner from us so they could come stay as long as they wanted without feeling like they were overstaying their welcome (they never have). Since it's a part-time residence, they can't really have plants. I thought this would be an amusing little housewarming present. It was. They liked it!

The gift yarn has arrived - bare swish worsted from Knit Picks. The swatch is YUMMMMM. Washed and dried it is SO SOFT. I can't wait to start knitting this gift!

PS - I hope you all are doing fantastically! I check in on your blogs as often as I can... which isn't all that often with two 14month olds running around. But know that I do try to keep up and I follow many of your projects - which in turn inspires me to knit again! So I must add - Thank you for the inspiration!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Whooooaaaa Mama.

Oh boy did my knitting mojo come back. I started perusing potential gifts to knit for a friend's wedding and WHAMMO.

Now I just need more time. Whoever made the day only twenty four hours long was certainly not a knitter. Much less a knitter with small children!

I shall be back. With pictures.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Lo and behold...

I knit something. Two somethings, actually. For Halloween. On size 11 needles. In eyelash yarn. Yes.

Hope you all had a marvelous Halloween!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I dreamed about blogging last night... I figured I ought to do so. Unfortunately, I have no pictures, but I have managed to find time to knit. At the moment, I'm finishing up a set of Thuja socks for puttering around the house in. The yarn is inherited. Pretty colors, but it's the old type of nylon yarn that isn't as soft as it could be. Is okay for house socks though - keeps my toes warm!

I also just ordered some knit picks options needles, size 4, to start in on the Skinny Empire. I have some beautiful Shine Sport in willow, and I have at least one major modification in mind. It'll be interesting to see how long it takes me to knit this up with the twins in the mix...

Anyone know of any good speed knitting techniques? :P

Monday, March 22, 2010

The gifts we miss...

My husband and I were visiting my parents a few years ago, and my Nana happened to be sitting at the counter, knitting away at a blue bobbled thing.

My husband says to her, "Hey - that's neat. What are you knitting?"

She responded with "It's a baby blanket for the next one of you that has a boy."

And as he said "Oh that's nice" and started to walk away, she yelled "Did you HEAR ME?!"

I laughed a good long while at that one. And I still giggle every time I look at this blanket.