Monday, February 27, 2006

Coming Up For Air

Just coming out of my hiding to let everyone know I'm alive and well. I have actually been knitting if you can believe it. I made a little purse for a woman I work with, I have six inches done of my shawl, and I have knit one ball of the Kuyeron on that wavy scarf. Rob leaves Wednesday so I'll be posting soon. Have a great day! Back to the hubby!!

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Nervous Energy!

I haven't seen my husband in a month and a half! I'm picking him up at the airport tomorrow around 4, and I'm about to lose my mind with anticipation! I have all this nervous energy, and I can't sleep for nothing! I had to harness that energy somehow, so here's what came of it...

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I loved the scarf that Leisel made so much that I had to make one too. I am knitting it with Noro Kureyon 153 and size 7 Bryspun needles. So far this pattern has been super easy to follow, and I think it is a great introduction to entrelac. I don't even need to look at the pattern anymore. These bryspun needles are awesome! The pointy tips have been so helpful with purling in the back of the stitch. I found out that they have them in circulars, and I bet they would be great for shawls. Pointy tips are very helpful with lace. Speaking of lace...

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This is a sample of the lace stitch I learned from the Russian lady at my LYS and this is the yarn...

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The color of the ball of yarn is closest to the actual color than the picture of the lace. Isn't it weird how color can be so different from picture to picture? So that is what I've been doing with all my my nervous energy. Oh wait there is the beaded crochet, but I can't show everything all in one post now can I!

Thursday, February 16, 2006


Leisel made the coolest scarf EVER! Go check it out here!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Thanks Debbi :)

My friend Debbi bought me some Russian yarn for my birthday. Yay! It's very pretty fingering weight mohair in this beautiful teal color. The neat thing is that a Russian woman that goes to my friend's yarn shop taught me a really cool lace stitch. I figure it would be really neat to make a shawl with Russian yarn and a lace stitch taught to me by a Russian woman :) (Speaking of her, she is an incredible knitter and she can just look at a sweater and recreate it. I'm sooooo jealous of that ) Anyways I have some more laceweight yarn that is longing to become a shawl, and Doni taught me a really cool lace stitch last night. So I bought two pairs of size 10.75 Addi Naturas (i like the way the yarn looks on that or a size 11 addi natura didn't have an 11) so that I can begin two shawls. As hard as both lace stitches look, they are actually very easy, and I think that the shawls will go pretty fast on size 10.75's. The only real challenge will be finding the time to knit them.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Some Links For Ya

Here are some links that I thought I would share with you...

That's it for now, but not to worry there will be more later. Have fun clickin'!

Friday, February 10, 2006

One More Week!!

Rob comes home in a week! Yay! He will get to stay for a week and a half and then it is off to Denver for more training. I'm so excited I can't stand it, and I'm betting this will be the longest week of my life. I know that I haven't been posting much lately, but there has been a lot of stuff going on in my life and a lot of stress. I wish I could vent it here, but it is stuff I am unable to post to the world. Let's just say that it has been a pretty scary time for me. It just figures that things like this would happen while my husband is gone. Not to worry though, I'm totally fine and things are getting better. I haven't been knitting a whole lot unfortunately. I did make a sample for one of my beginner classses though.

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This yarn is made by Mango Moon. It is recycled rayon, and it has a very interesting look and texture. I fringed it with beads and shiney ribbon yarn. It is a simple garter stitch on a size 10 needle. I think it is only 8 stitches across. This is an excellent project for brand new knitters. The thick and thin yarn is a little hard to get used to, but it is not so hard that a newby couldn't handle it.

Good luck to all the knitters involved in the Knitting Olympics. I would love to join but that would be absolutely impossible. I think an acheivable goal and challenge  for me would be to post more than once a week and squeeze in at least one hour of knitting a day.

Sunday, February 05, 2006


Just a quick note to let you know that I'm finally working on a gallery of my finished projects. You can find the link on the sidebar down on the right. This is loooooong overdue.