Friday, September 30, 2011
What helps is that Alyssa and I are both on Pinterest so I see the stuff she is pinning for baby k in the knitwear department and I've collected a little file for him...Are you on Pinterest? If you aren't you should be because it's amazing! I have found many many wonderful things on there to do with the home, clothing, and recipes....
I know you are all waiting for the Nacho Getter pattern but I need to clarify the story first and finish writing out the pattern which I plan on doing tonight...I'll post it along with a better photo of the mitts tonight or tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow is Fatima's Wedding and we'll get to see the shawl in action! I can't wait...Then D has football, I have a baby shower, and then next week is our anniversary! Oh and Sunday night I'm making a very special treat for a work pot luck! If you were at Evergreen Speedway last Saturday you tried them...Mom you were horrified by them but I bet if they were on your counter you couldn't resist... Stay Tuned for that!
Happy Friday all
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Yarn: Malabrigo worsted merino
Needles: size 4 DPN's
So in love with these! I can't wait to give them to Lisa! When I post the pattern I'll explain the title of them it's a wonderful story...
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Designer: Alana Dakos
Yarn: Sublime cashmere merino silk dk
Needle: size 6
I love this pattern so much! If you can read and knit you can make this...Alana does such an amazing job explaining every twist turn and slip that you'd be hard pressed to screw it up...use a solid color yarn that is luxurious to the touch and make this pattern. Trust me, whoever you make it for will love it and you will be tickled every time you see it!
I think my friend Shanna is going to be styling in Budapest and Prague in a couple weeks...don't you?
I'm currently sitting in the parking lot of Costco typing this on my phone...isn't technology great? Now if only Costco would open I could keep moving with my day...no worries though I have my knitting with me!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
K2: Knit two
P2: Purl two
T3B: Twist three back
T3F: Twist three front
C5B: Cable five back
KUD: Knit Upside Down (not really part of the instructions just more of a feeling)
do all of this above with some simple slipping of stitches as we as some good old stabilizing rounds (knit all stitches in pattern without twisting, cabling, or downward dogging) you to can create this....
|Photo from Never Not Knitting|
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I've had a
Happy Monday :)
it's not Monday
Happy Day in the Week that's not Monday!
P.S. the Pattern is the Autumn Vines Beret by Alana Dakos knit with Sublime DK on Size 6 needles....Shanna's going to swoon when she gets her hands on it!
Monday, September 19, 2011
Yarn: Rowan Cashsoft Aran
Needles: size 6 DPN
Joy Meter: ecstatic!
This is a second pair of mitts for my friend Shanna...they are for her upcoming trip to Budapest in October.
Last night I also cast on my third Autumn Vines Beret by Alana Dakos in Sublime Merino Silk for her to take with as well!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
I'm coming right along on my Cream and Sugar Cowl by Alana Dakos and yesterday I was complaining about how the pattern tells you to use a 16 inch circular needle...For 252 stitches? That's CRAZY I told Marcy, Do you know how bunched up it was on the needles? So I did what any amazingly intelligent knitter would do, I used a 24 inch circular needle. I thought I was brilliant and scoffed at the pattern line that said use a 16 inch. I should have known better. Once again the pattern proved me to be absolutely crazy...I did my first cable row and those cables sucked those stitches so tightly together on that circ you'd think I was trying to tear them apart instead of hold them together...So there I was last night after we returned from dinner on Camano Island with D's mom, our friend and her two daughters...10:30 at night watching Criminal Minds and transfering my stitches from a 24 inch circular to a 16 inch circular berating myself for being such an untrusting idiot and bragging about how smart I was before...
Of all the designers who's patterns I question why would I question Alana's? Her patterns are perfectl. They are beautifully written. If it said you had to run to the moon and back to make the pattern work right you can bet there's a reason for it so you better contact NASA and get that space program back up and running.....*note to Alana: please don't ever make that an instruction in your patterns, I'm afraid I won't be able to fulfill it being as claustrophobic as I tend to be a space shuttle would probably send me right into the throws of a hyperventilating panic attack*.
Lesson of the day: Never Question the needle length the designer tells you. There's a GD good reason for it and it will save you a lot of pain (tight stitches) in the end!
Saturday, September 10, 2011
It's been a long time coming.
One trip to the doctor.
One fancy arm band.
A prescription of pain pills.
But I present to you.....
Modeled by my friend C. Fatima received it last night...I don't think that until she got the tissue off did she realize what I had given her. I kept trying to throw her off by saying it would be done next week....ha! one big push on thursday night and I had that sucker bound off, blocked and it was dry by Friday morning. So I did what any self respecting knitter would do. I hauled it to work to show it off!
Here are the details.
Yarn: Knit Picks Lace Gloss, Merino and Silk
Pattern: Feather and Fan (cast on 96 stitches work four row repeat of feather and fan till you are sure you will die if you knit another row and then it should be long enough, if not you'll have a nice square doily for a table)
Needle Size: 9
Happiness: Pure Joy, not only to be done but also seeing it on Fatima last night at her bridal shower. It was everything I hoped it would be. It blocked so well I can't even find the row I screwed up on which is good :)
The wedding is in 3 weeks so I will post a photo of her in it then. For now I'm off to the races with mom's italian beef, Frosted Rice Krispy Treats and some veggies...
Have a wonderful Saturday!
Friday, September 09, 2011
If a child asks you what 'stunning' you obviously have a lot of choices but showing the child this picture should be explanation enough.
This will be my next project for me.
Sorry babies, y'all are still cooking so that's buying me some time.
The pattern: Cream & Sugar Cowl
Designer: The super talented Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting.
Yarn: The Plucky Knitter Merino Fingering in the color...Oz
The Model: I am pointing this out because she is a blogger friend, meaning we read each others blogs, have exchanged a few emails, and quite honestly I just am delighted in her knitting life that also includes a husband, 2 cats and a hedgehog named...Bruce Quillis.
This is Julie Crawford of Knitted Bliss.
So I am off to start this cowl.
It is for me.
But first I'm off to a bridal shower tonight.
We are 3 weeks away from Fatima and Michaels wedding so the celebrating has begun.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
It's the wedding shawl.
There isn't much to report.
I keep knitting it.
It keeps getting longer.
So, I guess I can report that there is progress.
So that's it's for now.
It's getting longer
At least I'm heading in the right direction.
Monday, September 05, 2011
|a year of love taps as I call them...all the different paint transfer...|
|My menu board...Since it was the fair we weren't too elaborate!|
|The brothers during Practice...D leading Mark around the track.|
|click to embiggen...the best part of the photo is what I didn't see and that is the spider web...|
Friday, September 02, 2011
My ears perked up, mostly because I love eggs and toast for breakfast and the thought of adding a side salad intrigued me...but it's not a salad on the side it's so much more...so. much. more.
When I first heard about it I couldn't get it out of my head.....then I made it.
Fry up some eggs so the yokes are runny
Toast some really good bread
put some salad greens and baby spinach in a bowl and toss with a champagne vinagrette
(you bailed at the runny eggs but trust me fry the eggs how you like, i like my yokes runny)
put some tomato and chopped avocado in your salad
Put fried eggs on top (it'll wilt a little or a lot depending on how you take to eat)
Serve with toast on the side
D is horrified by this breakfast.
I don't care
I eat it when he's not around....
sometimes I eat it for dinner
think about it for a while I'll be you get a craving for it soon too :)
And since D is not home tonight guess what I had for dinner?
|Our Cove for the day...Not too far from camp that we couldn't make runs back to camp (which we did when we ran out of stuff)|
|Someone found their Chi in our cove...and unlike what SOME PEOPLE SAID this has nothing to do with the Blair Witch Project or any other scary movie you cared to toss at me...|
|View of our afternoon from above plus the two boats...|
|The kids found some rocks they wanted to jump off...there was a lot of contention about doing it since the lake was being drained for damn repairs and the water level was so low...but I think they found a few they could jump safely from.|
|The Turtle...Kyle's Turtle that Lisa and I both lounged in the water with and fell off of.. a lot|
|Carter getting fancy on the knee board...Thanks to our friends Roger and Shanna for letting us bring him along!|
|Chopper...I believe he jumped off a cliff himself...waterdog extraordinaire!|
|I believe this is Drew...|
|D getting ready to ride the knee board...|
Mary Kay Ash