Monday, July 09, 2007

Trying to figure this thing out

Sorry about how the last post looks. I was trying to fix the font and everything went wonky and it wouldn't correct. Grrrr Oh well, hopefully I can get it right first try this time. I managed to get photos of almost everything that I wanted to. As a result though, this will be a bit of a photo heavy post. Sorry about that.
Okay, let's start with an update on the Tulip Baby Cardigan. Since ripping it out, I haven't had quite as much drive as before but I am rocking along pretty well on it:

Unfortunately it is competing for my attention at the moment. You see, last Friday we took a bit of a day trip up to Prescott and I had to visit a local yarn store. ;) I went to The Fiber Shop , which does not seem to have a website at this time and I managed to get some lovely Skacel Merino Lacein color 93, some size 8/0 black beads and a set of addi turbo 4's. Which lead me to start on this:

The Mystery Stole 3.

I want to note that I was so enamored with The Fiber Shop. It was such a quintessential
yarn shop. You walk in the door and a greeted by the friendly staff and also brilliant colors everywhere!

Note that this is just a small nibble of what all they have. Then after you start to recover a bit from the headiness of it all, you also notice that they have a knitting nook set up right in the front window:

as well as a sitting area for those waiting for you to shop: ;)

I can't even come close to posting all the pictures that DH took while we were there. He was loving all the colors. I told him that it was getting an inkling of what makes it all fun for us fiber enthusiasts. ;D

Back to the current WIP's. Here is what I have done of my Knee high to a Grasshopper socks from the April installment ok the BMFA Rocking Sock Club :

My current plan is to go for the longer version. We will see.

Next is the wrap out of the hand painted yarn that I picked up in Sedona back in May:

I really love the colors of this yarn. It is exactly what I was looking for, something done locally and in the colors of Sedona. It is really great to work with as well.

And the final WIP that I took a picture of is the "I'm not sure if it will be a wrap or lap throw" out of Patton's Divine that I received for Christmas:

It is knitting up pretty well and it is fun to knit with the lite up needles when traveling at night.
Alrighty, that is all for this installment. I think it just might be enough, ya know? LOL

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Ahhh Choo!

My, at all the dust in here. Hmmm....I guess that is what happens when you don't post anything in almost a year. *blush* Now where to start. Not much has changed. I am still knitting away, trying to stay out of the Arizona sun, homeschooling and I can now add being a Girl Scout leader to the list. :) I am really excited about my troop of girls. They are AWESOME! I signed up to knit five items for the Dulaan Project and I asked my girls to help make some double fleece blankets. Boy did they ever! They made a total of 9 blankets! With the 3 that I made and the 7 knitted items, I was proudly able to let Ryan know that we had not 5 but rather 19 items to donate. :) I know that is nothing compared to how many other people did but I am very proud of how well it all turned out. I currently have way to many projects on the needles. Such as the Tulip Baby Cardigan, which I was rocking along just fine and dandy with when I realized something......I had gotten to cocky....I didn't check my gauge and I got bit.....hard. This precious baby sweater, that I had just stared adding the trim to

would have to take a trip to the frog pond. :( All the way back. I, who typically knits to gauge with out any trouble, had to take it all out. *sigh* I admit it, I deserved it but my intentions were good! I got all excited because I got the kit just before the baby it is intended for arrived and so I cast on. I have learned my lesson....for now. :P

Other things that I have on the needles are a wrap out of some beautiful hand dyed yarn that I picked up in Sedona when DH and I got away for the weekend for out 13th wedding anniversary. A that I am not sure if it will be a throw or a shawl....out of some yarn that I got for Christmas. What it turns out to be will depend on how far the yarn goes. The next project is my April kit for the Socks that Rock club...Knee high to a Grasshopper socks. I knitting them as the knee highs so it will probably be a while yet. And then there is the bathmat and ball-band dishcloth from MDK. And soon to be added to it all, silly me signed up for the MS3. Oh the shame of it all....I am so weak here lately and will have to get myself in gear to get all of this done anytime soon...okay, this year. I promise that I will get busy on pictures of all the UFO's very soon. For now, I just wanted to get back to blogging after intending to for way, way to long!'s good to be back. :D