Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More Knitting and Some Pumpkins

Last night Larry and the Kiddos and I carved our pumpkins! They turned out so cute and we all had so much fun:)

After the carving festivities I knit a Natty Hat! Love this pattern -- so FAST, super cute and FREE:)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Irish Hiking Scarf

I finished my Irish Hiking Scarf today and it is lovely! I used come Grey Cascade 220 Heathers from my stash and it looks like a cloud -- so soft and pretty.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

A Scarf, A Hat and Some Gloves!

This week has been crazy -- I have been sick all week and still am, stupid asthma! Anyway, I have been essentially working and as soon as that is done, going to bed and watching TV. After about an hour of that I was bored:) So I grabbed some knitting and sat in bed, knitting while watching TV!

I got so much done, I guess that is the good thing about being sick. First I used up the last of my novelty yarn! Yeah! and made a plain old scarf, not much to it, garter stitch and some Berroco Optik Yarn. I used up the 2 skeins I had and have a pretty cute scarf.

Next I started some Fingerless Gloves with some Debbie Bliss Merino Aran. This yarn is super soft and these gloves are super warm!

And last, so far at least, I knit Larry a Reasonably Hip Hat with some Cascade 220 I had in the stash. Actually everything I have knitted is made with yarn from my stash!

I have also started an Irish Hiking Scarf -- to be done soon I am sure!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Finally Some Knitting

Another dishcloth Frenzy while I try and catch up with some KAL's:) From bottom to top, Elvish Leaves, Woven Cable, Schoolhouse, and Frankenstein Monster.

We have also finished the add on and are all moved in yeah! I think my most favorite thing in our office is my punch storage that Larry made for me! I love it and it is so easy to find my punches -- They used to be in baskets and I had to dig to find the one I wanted:) All we did was get cafe curtain hardware from Home Depot and then hang dowels across like curtain rods. Then the punches just stay up by leaning against the wall. Love it!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Eagle Trip with Hannah

Yesterday Hannah and I went and hung out in Downtown Eagle for a little bit. I have been wanting to check out Handmade. After Handmade we saw a cute little furniture store -- ReDesign -- and then we went for drinks at Rembrandts Coffee House!

Handmade was AWESOME! LOVE IT!!! The people that work there were super friendly and the yarns they have there are so beautiful -- almost too many to make up my mind. I ended up with some Lousia Harding to use to make Hannah some fancy Barbie Dresses and a copy of Interweaves Holiday 2008. Handmade has the entire lines of Rowan, Debbie Bliss and Louisa Harding. They also have an entire room of SOCK YARN:) I will have to make sure I go there more often. I have not seen some of the yarn they carry since my fav LYS -- Drop a Stitch -- went out of business:( I am excited to have found a new LYS to go to.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Knitting Related Meme

I was killing some time on Ravelry and found a RAK group -- very cool idea -- and one member wanted people to check out her blog and comment. I did, and she had this great meme posted.

It is a list of knitting techniques, you are supposed to bold the ones you have tried, italicise the ones you want to try and leave the rest in plain text. After I published, I realized that my blog shows the same for bold and plain text! ACK! So, the things I have tried will be green and the things I want to try will be red and the rest will be black!

Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own hand-spun yarn
Graffiti knitting
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Participate in an exchange
Teaching a child/teenager to knit -- I have tried to teach Hannah, but no go! Anders can do it, just doesn't like it:)
American/English knitting -- I learned this way first and then switched to continental knitting.
Knitting to make money
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colors
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on one or two circulars
Knitting with someone else's hand-spun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit -- Larry Knitting! I would pay to see this:)
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Steeks -- I am afraid
Knitting art
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener stitch
Knitted flowers
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegated yarn
Stuffed toys
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Free-form knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mits/arm-warmers
Knitting a pattern from an on-line knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair
Hair accessories
Knitting in public

So fun -- but some of the things on the list, I am not sure what they are! And, why would you want to knit backwards?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Oh My Goodness:)

My SP12 final package arrived! I am so excited -- I thought it would be fun to blog as I opened it:)

So far I have found out my spoiler is Dani:) Hi! And she lives pretty close to me -- on the way to my brothers house in fact. She sent me some fun postcards from UT.

My box is filled with red and blue wrapped goodies!

Bernat Cottontots in Very Berry!

Gorgous Plymouth Yarn Rockin' Sox in a red/purple/orange colorway -- love it. It is super soft too a superwash wool with some bamboo.

Stephen's Mint Chocolate Marsmallow Hot Cocoa! Yummy:)

A knitting motions box with some stitch markers, tape measure, sissors and chibi needles. And, some hand knitted tags to ad to my gifts I give. This little box is so cute -- love it and I needed a new tape measure:)

And, some sisters gourmet just Like Mom's cookie mix. Triple Chocolate Fudge.

Yeah! This was such a great package. Thank you so much Dani!


Yes, it snowed last night! This is the earliest we have gotten snow since I have lived in Boise (20 years!) I remember trick r treating one year while there was snow coming down, but, that was the earliest of my memory! The most shocking thing, it was 90 out last Friday!

The kids were super excited -- Anders built a snowman and Hannah wanted to throw snow balls at everyone. Of course, we had some hot chocolate after we came inside:)

Monday, October 06, 2008

They are done!

I finished Hannah's Knee High's! Yeah! They look so cute too:) I have a baby modeling them in the picture since Hannah is at school. I just improvised a toe up sock and then added a ruffle at the top. The yarn is a Regia Stripe. The left overs of Bob's Party Socks.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

3 Days in a row!

I have blogged for the last 3 days in a row! WOW! I really am getting back into the hang of things. The last few days have been a little frustrating business wise. People are getting laid off, which means, they don't need childcare! ACK!

I am on my way to work on Hannah's knee highs, hopefully they will be done soon -- I tend to knit more and faster when I am frustrated. Time to go knit and catch up on a little Tivo:)

Friday, October 03, 2008

Ode to eggs, cookies and pancakes.

One of the things that has happened over the last month is a surprise! I found out I am allergic to egg whites! I have never had a food allergy and then suddenly I do. I was super shocked. Over the past few weeks I have been cutting eggs out of my diet. It is shocking to me the amount of things that I love to eat that have eggs. I figured cookies and other fun things like that would, but did you know Snickers have eggs in them! Of course deviled eggs and eggnog (2 of my favorite foods) are out. Also, pancakes have eggs in them too! I love pancakes. I think that is what I miss the most, pancakes. In fact, I ate some this morning and now I am not feeling so great, In fact, I don't like pancakes anymore!

On the plus side, I have lost 20lbs since we found out about the allergy -- not eating all the yummy things will do that to you!

I know that I can find egg free pancakes, cookie recipes, mayo and more, I am just a little scared to try them. I have a jar of canola-oil-based-vegan-egg-free-mayo in the pantry that I am too scared to open and try! I don't know what it will taste like and I know it won't be as good as regular mayo.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Love 2 knit Dishcloths Fall Exchange

I was in another dishcloth exchange, only this time I made a major boo boo. I wrote the mailing day as September 30th -- but is was supposed to be the 20th! EEK! Opening day was October 1st. My pal got her box a day late, thankfully it was delivered today! Yeah! So, I opened mine tonight too. My pal Sandra sent a wonderful box full of goodies. The guidelines were something orange, something boo, something yummy and a dishcloth too! She sent me some orange sugar and cream cotton yarn for the something orange, a cute Halloween Notepad for the something boo and tons of yummy treats for the something yummy. I have to list all the goodies -- they are so fun -- I have never seen most of these things:) Ok, Sandra sent Orange Hot Chocolate, a Witch Pez Dispenser, a Jolly Rancher Lolly Pop (with tattoo), Mini Halloween Oreos, a Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkin (My Fav) , a candy apple and Pumpkin Peeps (Which Hannah is trying to steal already!). I feel like I have already gone trick or treating!

The dishcloth is a green Trick or Treat dishcloth in a little Trick or treat box! So cute:)

She also sent 2 beautiful stitch markers that I LOVE!

Bad Blogger

Bad Blogger!! No No! That is me!!!!

So a quick update is in order, SP12 is almost over, I am awaiting a reveal package from my upstream partner and the my reveal package is on its way to my downstream partner! Yeah!

The add-on is DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That has been a major time sucker for the last year and especially the last few weeks -- hence the bad blogger. I will post some pics as soon as everything is all put away, right now it looks like craziness.

The kiddos are doing great at school and started swimming lessons this last week.

I have done a bunch of scrapbooking -- all caught up through August 2008! Knitting - I made a dishcloth for an exchange, that is all. As soon as the office/craft room in the add-on is all put together I will be finishing Hannah's Knee Highs.

I think that is all -- sorry for the sporadic and sometimes prolonged absences from the blog world:)