28 January 2009

You Are Buttermilk Pancakes

Your prefer traditional, old fashioned foods.

You shy away from anything fake, and you like meals with simple ingredients.

It's not likely someone would find margarine or diet soda in your kitchen.

Instead, someone might find a loaf of homemade bread baking or a soup simmering.

26 January 2009

One more sleep...

before I have to go back to work. And trust me, I'm going to use it wisely! I'm getting of this damn computer and going to knit all day (and maybe wash the kitchen floor).
But before I go, I did manage to knit up a pair of socks this weekend for Leslie too. (and the coat fit her perfectly)
Pattern: Plain old 3-1 rib cuff Boot socks
Yarn: 100% Alpaca 2 ply light worsted
Needles: 3.5mm
I almost feel like I cheated because of the heavier yarn, but they knit up in 2 days. I needed a quick fix.
I have about 250yds of this left and I found the perfect pattern for it.
But you'll have to wait, I have to get back to Julie's sweater, I just passed the 11" mark.

22 January 2009


I got this monkey off my back! For Leslie at the Farm!

Pattern: Winter Wonderland Coat from Inspired to Knit--Michele Rose Orne
Yarn: 100% locally milled wool, worsted weight 20--50g balls size 40"
Needles: 4.5mm Addi turbos

Things I did not enjoy about the project:
  • Double yarn overs
  • Gussets (don't like the way they pop out at the sides)
  • Bobbles
  • Took way too long to knit. (probably cause I was knitting other stuff too and kept putting it down)
  • Front band (should have slipped the first stitch in each row I think)
  • In general...the whole design.....not my cup o' tea.

But it is done and I can move on!

19 January 2009

Knitting interuptus...

The first weekend of my week off work was totally interrupted by this.....
but who can complain! We had a bit of a fussy night because of two new teeth, but all in all Gramma and Grampa survived and slept in till 9 am this morning. I haven't done that in awhile.
But I do see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have all the pieces of Leslie's coat knit, and the last 3 pieces are blocking. This will be done this week!!!! Details will follow.

Now back to Julie's project!

12 January 2009

Book Review....

Mr D. and I headed off to Chapters yesterday to use our gift card, and before I could find the knitting book section, he had 4 novels in his hand! Egads!

I picked up 2-at-a-time Socks by Melissa Morgan-Oakes.

You see Jeanne had this great idea to join, The Personal Sock Club 2009 (rav link) on Ravelry.

You take 12 brown bags, put in a pattern and yarn you already have, close it up, and then you get to pick one every month and knit them up. This way you're knitting with yarn you already have( and you like it, cause it's in your stash), and a pattern of your choice, not someone elses. There's no monthly fee, cause you already have it. So smart.

So I thought I would probably try for 6 pairs, only because I'm usually busy knitting for others.

I'm hoping this book will help. I love the way it's written out, the spiral binding (so it lays flat), and the patterns are pretty nice too. Now all I need is a circular needle long enough.

6 January 2009


So my next project that was done in Dream in Color Classy....
Meret by Woolywormhead.

I've been looking for the perfect hat pattern for dog walking, but although this is a perfect hat, it still looks crappy on me!!!! My search continues.
As with my last project, this yarn is a dream to knit with and it blocks splendidly. I still have 145 yds left so I may end up with some fingerless mitts.

But back to work... the next project for Julie. ( I borrowed her picture)
This one is 100% bamboo, very silky.
And I'm off to block the back of the sweater coat for Leslie. I have one more front to knit and the side gores. I'll be so glad when this one is done.