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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Hello Ladies

I just wanted to say that my blog has a new look. Thanks Ms. Emm this girl really knows her stuff. I couldn't be happier. Finally some sideline organization. I was hoping to post a pic of a FO but no~can~do right now. I'm a 3rd of the way done with my ggable KAL sweater and 3rd of the way to the toe of my 1st sock in the pair for my GF in Colorado. I've just been so busy with 3 of the 4 lil nieces and trying to get my mind made up for what I want to take for school. I really don't want to have a 9-5 job anymore I want to be free to roam and create maybe I should have a degree in Art or maybe Interior Design. I'm still praying for direction. Stay tuned the adventures are still underway. I'll post pics of some FO soon.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Look what I Got

I went to Barnes & Nobles and bought Big Girl Knits and I'm so thrilled with just the pics I can't wait to read all the wonderful tips and actually use a pattern. Thanks T. (your nudges are great) for telling me about this book. If your a big girl this is definitely a book you need in your resource library. I'm also a 3rd of the way to being done on my ggable KAL. Will post a pic in the next several days.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

What have I been doing??? You really do want to know

Hello All, I'm so excited about the evening I had. I was able to go to the Therapy Kafe for a little knitting with some very nice ladies. I have been trying to make it there for some time but my schedule never permitted me to. I will be stopping all activities on Tuesday to make it there. I always wanted to experience knitting with a group and they are even talking about taking a knitting trip. I've been busy taking care of my 2 lil nieces but aren't they cute. I have made some progress figuring out the ggable chest for my daughter. Thanks Lindy and Tara. I've also been working on this ggable knit for a while and since I couldn't get the chest right I had to frog it 3 times and now I still had an issue with getting the sweater to fit my DD in the shoulders and arms but the chest has posed a problem a few times. Look for a photo of the ggable in a few days. OK I can't get my pics to upload right now.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

What is a Crafter to do?

OK........... I have discovered I didn't know how wonderful and fun their site is. This weekend has been a crazy one for me I'm still trying to unpack with a bad back so the process is at a snails pace. I also made a major decision this past week and that was to go ahead and quit my job taking a buyout for a nice amount and with tuition re-imbursement for 2yrs. so it's off to school for me. The big question is what direction do I want to go in. I have a newfound love for crafting and my poetry all of which surfaced over the past few years. My heart is leading me to go with a business degree and writing on the side. I'm not sure just yet which way but I do know that having my own business to display my work. My work isn't the norm but my skills need to be honed as everything I do is self-taught. I see things and pretty much go for it. I buy fabrics because they speak to me and the same with my yarn. I want to be a free spirited crafter who can spend my time concentrating on my projects and my girls. I feel I'm on my way to that now. I've been praying to get this together and I believe things will fall into place. I'm still working on my ggable for my DD and now that I made the corrections it's coming along well. I think that's enough for now just needed to get that off my chest.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Yarn Spree....Yarn Spree......

I went on a shopping spree today at my LYS and this is my booty. Aren't they lovely. I plan to make somethings for my 4 little nieces all 5 yrs. and under with another girl to arrive Aug. 28th I found some very wonderful yarns I can't wait to work with and what made this so much better was the company. I was able to gleen a little more knowledge from Tara and Lindy and got a great deal on my purchase.

Monday, May 15, 2006

What I've been up to.............

Today has been a day of webring experiments......ha ha ha. I'm not really computer savy but I'm doing all I can to learn how to get in the groove of being a true knitting blogger. I have been casting on and ripping out my green gable KAL since Friday. I finally got it last night and took a picture of it so I can post it on my blog. Let me know what you think of it. I wanted to get back to my socks for my gf in Colorado but I felt compelled to cast-on my Pink gable correctly and make some progress. I didn't realize that I would want to keep going all day. It's rainy here in OH and the only time I've been outside was to get my girls from band practice. I'll get back to posting more often in a day or so. I found out Friday that my LYS is making changes and now they won't be at the Market anymore but I can still get my stash replenished and I always have Patternworks to go to. Got to go Gabling.

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

My Sock........the saga continues

I went to my LYS and I'm coming along just fine. Yeah. It feels good to know that I figured out my mistake on my own and corrected it. That's what knitting is all about. I know they say that all artist put a slight flaw in their creations to show originality and I feel like everything needs to be perfect but I'm learning that this is a learning process and I love the theraputic feel of knitting so I'll just keep on knitting away. Happy Knitting

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

My Sock

I am working on my gf sock while waiting on my greengable yarns to arrive. I am having some issues with the gusset but I'm going to my LYS tomorrow for some help. I will knit more socks after this so I can stay familiar with the forming of the gusset. OH MY GOODNESS this is one of my knitting adventures. I also still have to complete my shawl and my scarf. I decided to include a pic of where I am on my sock so you all can see where I'm stuck.

Green Gable Knit Along

Green Gable Knit Along

Knitting Blogs & other Ramblings

I finally figured out how to get buttons on my blog. I'm working on my sock for my friend in Colorado and I'm at the gusset and I think I'm going to have to take it back out to the heel flap. This is my second pair of socks and I wished I would've keep on making socks when I first learned how to properly do the gusset. I'm waiting for my cotton fleece to arrive so I can begin my Green Gable Sweater.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Searching for Yarn

I have been searching for my yarn for the Green Gables Knit-a-long and can't find it so I'll order it today and hopefully have it by Monday. I won't be posting until sometime next week because I'm moving this weekend and it will take me some time to get things together and I have an order of corsages and boutineers to do for Mother's day. I didn't know that finding Cotton Fleece yarn would be so difficult. Maybe it's just the area I live in. It seems we're just really catching on to the knitting craze. My socks are coming along well since the ribbing was finally corrected. My Shawl is just stuck, but not for long. I'm just really itching to try the Green Gable sweater it will be a big move for me a scarf and hat lady but you never grow unless you take the plunge. I think I finally figured out how to post my buttons to my blog, oh how I hope so. I'm also waiting to see if I made it onto the knitting blogs net ring I've had so much trouble that I don't know if they will even except me right now but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. This is all of my ramblings for the day. I can't wait to move and I be back in touch in a few days. Until then........happy knitting.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Just a Few Words

I joined the Green Gables Knitting blog and I'm excited about that. I still have to get my yarn for my sweater. My youngest girl wants me to make for her so the yarn will more than likely be some color blue (her fav. color) I still have yet to figure out how to put my buttons on my page. Could someone please give me some advice. Thanks!!!! I had to pull my sock apart twice so far because the rib pattern wasn't coming out right and I'm still not use to working with such small size needles. I've been looking at different sites trying to learn as much as I can and the more I look the more I feel I don't know. I have some much going on that I can't make the times of the knitting circles I would like to participate in because of conflicting schedules with my kids band practice. I'm still trying to find a pattern for the Melody yarn from Patons but I don't like what they have on their website. I want something exciting and my friend is also plus size so I want it to be flattering. If you have any suggestions as I'm just starting to find a few plus size patterns I would be grateful. Hope everyone is having a knitting good day and I'll be back.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Sock Time

I'm making a pair of socks for the 2nd time. I thought that since making socks is pretty easy I'd take some time and try my hand a varying styles and types of yarn. I want to make some lacy socks and I eventually want to try intarsia knitting but I know I still have a way to go before I'm that accomplished. I ordered this yarn from I really have come to like their selection of yarns and notions. They even have a knitting club where you can order free samples of yarn to make guage swatches, you get coupons towards future items and also upgraded shipping. I'll have an update on my socks in a few days.......or so.

Delicate Summer Shawl

I saw this yarn at Lindy's shop (Knittique) and the color which is a melon color reminded so much of spring that I had to have it. I started knitting this last week and although I'm using size 15 needles I'm still finding it a bit tedious to work with. I am trying to keep experimenting with new yarns and textures as I feel this will help me on further projects. I'm hoping to complete this in a few weeks I'll post my progress next week. I can see wearing this with a white outfit in the evening with a light flower pin to complete the look. Pretty huh?

New Project

I'm about to start a new project for my girlfriend in Colorado. I want to knit her a sweater since she crochet a poncho for me. I found this Patons Melody yarn in Magenta and thought the texture was soft and breatheable. I'm not quite sure which pattern to use. I'm going to keep looking through a few books I have and check out some options for a nice sweater pattern.

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