Wednesday, November 29, 2006

No Pictures just life

So I am not putting any pictures up today, mainly because I am just to tired. IT has been hectic around here lately. Both my kids have that nasty stomach virus going around this year, and Morrigan got hit with it REALLY bad. We had to take her to the emergency room last night to get her rehydrated. She just stopped eating and drinking and was throwing up yesterday. It was scary. They put her on an IV and we were able to take her home finally at about midnight last night. She is doing much better today, I just have to push the fluids and try to get her to eat.
In knitting news, I finished and gifted the last of the Central Park Hoodies to my mother-in-law. It turned out gorgeous in the berrocco ultra alpaca. Unfortuantely, I forgot to get a pic before I gave it to her. If I can, I will get her to take one so I can post it. Another forgotten photo opportunity is the Kushu Kushu scarf in Habu that I was making for the LYS. Wow, was that a pain to knit! I am so happy that it is finished and out of the house. And in return I am getting 7 skeins of Malabrigo. So it wasn't all bad! I am back onto the holiday knitting track now, although my list is exceptionally shorter than initially intended! I'll be lucky to get 4 gifts completed for xmas. Ah well. I'll just have to try to get an early start for next year. (Stop laughing! I mean it!) I am making the most adorable hat, scarf and mitten combo for Morrigan. I'll post pics next time when it is all completed. I made it all up in my head and it is really pretty. I am using Malabrigo in 2 different purple colorways (I think I am addicted to this yarn. Softness and gorgeous colors...what more can you ask for in a wool yarn?).
oh yeah, Thanksgiving was really nice this year. I stayed home and made turkey with all the fixins. My brother, his wife and baby came over and one of my other brothers came over as well. Nice and small. Delicious food and a chance to play the new Nintendo Wii system that my little bro brought over, good company and not leaving the house to run around made it one of the best Thanksgivings so far! I may even do it again next year!
Ok, that's it for me. I'll try to post soon with actual pictures, but I'm not promising anything!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Halloween and Progress in Knitting

I just have to post some pics of the kids from Halloween. My daughter was an autumn fairy and so my son's costume was made around that. I just called him a woodland elf. Halloween was a blast, although the day was VERY long and the kids were wiped out by the end of trick-or-treating.
As far as knitting goes, I have finished the CPH for my LYS and picked up some Malabrigo in return to make the Cardigan for Arwen sweater from the new Interweave. Yeah!

One more of these to finish and then I can burn the pattern! I am almost finished with the one for my mother-in-law. I have to finish the other sleeve, do the hood and edging and sewing. I am hoping to finish it up this week. Her bday is right after thanksgiving so I am going to give it to her then instead of for xmas.

I also started the sweater for my hubby. I am making him Serge from the Rowan 40 magazine. That is going to take me a while though cuz I can only work on it during the day while he is at work and most of my knitting time is in the evening after the kids are in bed. I should be able to finish it in time for xmas though.

I also had quite a mishap with felting recently. I felted 3 items. A Purse, a pair of slippers and a princess hat. The purse turned out to small (it looks like a clutch when it should have been a nice sized bag), the slippers are too big (hopefully another cycle will shrink them down more) and the hat was Just Right! (the goldilocks reference was intentional!)

Here is my daughter sporting her new hat, which despite the pouty face, she loves. The pouty face was actually just a pose for the camera. She kept peeking over to make sure I was going to take the picture. It is super cute. The pattern was from the New Knits on the Block book by Vickie Howell, but it's also on theDIY website for free since it was featured on Knitty Gritty.

That is basically what I have been up to in knitting news. I am absolutely loving and hating the new Interweave Knits mag. Loving it for all the beautiful patterns that I want to knit and hating it for the same reason. The free pattern on their website of the old world booties are awesome too and every kid I know will be getting a pair of those...especially since most of the people I know go to the Renaissance Faire and if I add a sole and alter the pattern for older kids,t hey would be great for walking around in all day.

That's it for today, I'll try to post some progress picks some time this week as long as Blogger cooperates!