Wednesday, November 07, 2007

10:30am and it's quiet in my house?

This is how we've spent the last few days -

This is day two of laying around for 5 year old and 8 year old who are recovering from some sort of stomach bug.
Everyone is fairly quiet and there's not the constant motion and antagonizing - of course I am sad for them that they're sick, but it's kind of a nice break for me from the noise and making sure I'm on top of all the schoolwork stuff.
My 3 year old is the only one doing his normal thing -

It has actually been fun being able to give him a little more attention - reading and doing puzzles and enjoying his 3 year old cuteness.
And I can blog during the day without feeling guilty that I'm not teaching my children. So here are some pictures I just snapped of a couple small finished and in progress projects.

My So Called Scarf
Yarn:Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Stonechat
Needles: Knitpicks Options size 11

I love the colors. (of the scarf and out my window)- And of course the yarn is soooooo delicious to wear around my neck.

Basketweave Baby Blanket
Yarn: Patons Shetland Chunky - Teal
Needles: Knitpicks Options size 10

And here's the back of a Trellis baby cardigan - I'm using Pakucho organic cotton.
I'm enjoying the cabling (w/out a cable needle-yay!) and also enjoying the fact that I have a recipient in mind for this baby item now that my sister is pregnant.

I bought the Pakucho on Elann - and I just couldn't decide which color as they are all so appealing in there subdued earthiness - so of course I bought some in every color.

5 year old is awake now - break's over.

Saturday, November 03, 2007


A finished sweater in time for fall! I love fall in the Northwest where it is actually cold enough to wear sweaters! This sweater was fairly quick (for me) and is warm and simple and I really like it.

Tilted Duster
Fall 2007 Interweave Knits
Yarn:Valley Yarns Berkshire - Chocolate
7 balls for the XS (my gauge was larger than pattern called for so I knit one size down from my norm)
Needles:Size 10 for body and size 9 for collar ribbing
Started: Sept.1,2007
Finished: Oct.25,2007
(Sorry for the headless pics - REALLY bad hair today)

Like others have said, the collar is a tad high and wide but I don't mind it too much and it certainly keeps the neck warm. The Berkshire is a wool/alpaca blend - pretty soft - only the slightest bit itchy and I think it did a nice job as a sub from the stash (though I so so so wanted to try the Berocco Peruvia) - it's so satisfying to turn out a successful project from stash yarn!
Yay for fall! Yay for stash busting! Yay for Ms. Gaughan and this fun design!

Friday, November 02, 2007


So 4 months - pretty impressive blog neglect -
But I have a baby to knit for! My sister called me today, straight
from the bathroom and told me she had TWO pink lines!

I have been knitting - just not taking the time or mental energy to write about it - I don't know how people keep up blogs - I salute you regular bloggers - you are my heroes - and you also provide me with hours of voyeuristic enjoyment- how selfish I am -

Here are a couple pics of my "Le Slouch" by Wendy Bernard - I had a bit of Malabrigo worsted left from a "My so called Scarf" (that is finished and beautiful but unphotographed, sorry) This was a fun quick hat.

I've also finished the Tilted Duster from the Fall Interweave but haven't put on buttons or photographed it - pathetic I know - I used Valley Yarns Berkshire that I'd initially purchased for Starsky which I started then frogged - The Duster is very cute and I've worn it out a few times with the collar open and I think it looks pretty good - the seaming is of course not stellar but I'm happy - I'll try to have pics next time (that could mean March or so)