Monday, October 29, 2007
Aside from that, it was fun. We went to the Bearded Frog http://thebeardedfrog.com (I can't figure out how to make the Bearded Frog just be the link instead of having to list it next to it). It was really great, the ambience was really cozy and nice and somehow they had a booth that comfortably fit six. I had the filet which was cooked really really well. Bro and I shared a malt a a slice of birthday cake (no it was not anyone's birthday, that was on the dessert menu).
On Sunday we met up with J and S for lunch which was less than stellar. Our waitress came running outside after us asking us if we left her a tip...my mom was appalled. Then we drove back, went to a pub near our house to watch the Red Sox win the world series. My mom and bro went running and yelling through the streets.
Today I skipped my class, I had to catch up on pharmacology because I have a quiz tomorrow and didn't get a chance to read. I felt like it would be time better spent but I still feel a smidge guilty.
I did finish one of the socks I was working on and realized that I"m going to run out of yarn on the second one so I've substituted some yarn on the cuff that won't be visible rather than buying more yarn and paying for shipping. Plus, this yarn seems to have been discontinued....my luck.
Friday, October 26, 2007
I also broke my rule of only working on the blanket. I rationalize it this way; if I were to only work on the blanket I couldn't knit any fun Christmasy things because I will most certainly be working on that blanket well into spring. So I started finishing up a pair of socks I started on my last trip home. My fear is that I'm going to run out of yarn...we'll see. It's touch and go at this point...
Sunday, October 21, 2007
I was quite proud of my pom pom...although I would have thought it would have been bigger. Man, you have to use a ton of yarn to make one!!
So, this is now the main focus of my energy:
If you look really closely you can see the pattern..I'm using a lace pattern but a chunky yarn...thought it would be cool and add some interesting detail to the blanket. I waivered briefly from my plan to finish all pending projects before starting another one last night,until I realized that I needed the needles I'm using for my blanket so then I went back to just working on that. But it was a close one.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I have also completed My So Called Scarf. It's just the perfect length. 2/3 of the way through I was questioning whether I would have some left over yarn but I needed everything I had.
Now, as I've said before, I'm focusing my energy on the blanket...this time I mean it!
I'm still waiting for word on R's bebe....crossing my fingers for a girl!
Monday, October 15, 2007
I listened to the new Feist on the morning commute and thought eh...yeah not really for me. Not that I really liked the old Feist but I thought I would give it a shot. I was correct in predicting that the song used on the JCPenney ad was the best one.
Now onto the new Moving Units....
Sunday, October 14, 2007
This was a very quick quick quick project. I still have to block it because the ear flaps curl and so does the front of the hat. I'm also planning on making a pom pom for the top. My first attempt at making one was less than desirable...I only half followed the directions figuring I could cut a few corners but apparently not. I have another skein of this yarn so I'm torn about making some mittens for the young chap or making myself some knee high-ish type socks.
I'm making myself finish all works in progress before starting anything new (with the exception of BBC's blanket which I only work on at lunch at the office). Here's my progress on My So Called Scarf:
There is some variation on the tension, or at least it seems that way..I can't tell if it's me or the yarn. It's handspun and varies quite a bit in thickness throughout the hank. I've just added the second hank and then I will be finished! Then I'll focus more on the blanket...I still haven't posted it. After my scarf is done I will treat you to a pic...
Friday, October 12, 2007
The ear flap hat was so fun and quick to make that I wish I had more small children to make them for...not that I have any children, you know what I mean. Oh, it's still sans pom pom...I have to figure that out still...
Monday, October 8, 2007
In other knitting news, I have started knitting My So Called Scarf:
In other news, S and I have just returned from the Wool Arts Tour! It was great fun....although I think S would have like to have been able to pet some bunnies. We only saw one patchy haired bunny in a cage and for sale, poor guy. We saw this guy at one of the farms:
Do you love him as much as I do??? My God, he's cute. Although, he and his pen mate had a not so cute grunting thing they kept doing that reminded me of Billy Bob Thornton in Sledgehammer....that's what that movies called right? Something doesn't sound right about that...anyway, while S opted for pounds upon pounds of sock yarn on a spool, I opted for some chunky yarns to make a quick scarf with.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
I've got a bachelorette party to go to on Saturday night and then a wool arts tour on Sunday with S who I miss deeeeeaaarrrllly!
I am too tired/lazy to post a pic of my progress on the Hanami but trust me, there's been a lot. I'm 16 rows away from finishing. In other knitting news, I've ordered yarn to make my yellow scarf! I'm going to the use the My So Called Scarf pattern and I'm using this yarn in yellow: http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Rio_de_la_Plata_Yarn-Wool_Solid_Yarn-1539.html It will be here on Friday, more motivation to finish up on this shawl! I'm going to try to not let myself start on the scarf until I'm totally done with the shawl...weaving in ends, blocking etc. I don't even know how to block...this should be fun. not really.
Oh, amidst being down with the sickness, we had to meet our wedding photographer at Starbuck's. It was probably the quickest transaction she's ever had...we met with her for 30 minutes and paid her the deposit. Check that chore off our list....