Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Blanket progress

So I learned that I can knit much much faster when Melissa isn't at my house I completed almost twice as much knitting in an house less time and I only have 48 rows to finish by Saturday at 11:30. I think I can do it I did 37 rows in a little over 3 hours tonight so I figure even if I do 24 rows tomorrow I can finish the rest after work Friday or Saturday morning. The yarn is Bernat Cotton Tots.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

math is bad

So I figured out last night I have about 108 rows left to finish my blanket for Saturday - and about 3 1/2 knitting days left to finish it which means I have to finish about 31 rows each time in order to get the blanket done by Saturday. I finished about 10 rows last night. Doing the math was a very bad idea - I feel filled with panic I'm never going to finish. I will try and add a picture tonight of the blanket.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

little knitting

So I've knit about 5 inches of my baby blanket I am still hoping my shoulder will start feeling better soon so I can finish the rest of it by next weekend so I can hand deliver it instead of having to mail it.
Using up stash yarn has gone pretty well so far though I may have to buy some more white cotton tots to make the blanket's stripes even.
I also decided that one of the biggest problems with adulthood is that when you move you can't go to school and find out where the good sledding hills are - so what do you do when there are is little bits of snow on the ground and you don't know where a sledding hill is?

Saturday, January 20, 2007

not much accomplished

between my allergies, and the pinched nerve in my neck I haven't blogged too much lately, I finally seem to be getting better and have a lot of projects planned. I have a blanket to make for a high school friend of mine who is having her first baby sometime in March I have the cotton tots ready to go I just can't decide on a blanket pattern, the only knitting I've done this week has been about 8 inches of the Icord for my bathroom rug, along with the pain in my neck I've had pain in my right shoulder as well as it popping out of place if I try and move it too much. Someone I work with suggested I get a balance ball to help with my back's alignment so when I venture out today it's one of the things I'll be looking for.
I'd also like to work on a pair of mittens this weekend to donate. I have plenty of stash yarn to work from I just need to pick something out.
Since I decided not to buy any new yarn its amazing how many projects I've come up with that all require yarn I don't have but I have plenty here to work from and plenty of patterns I've picked out that I would like to make, I've also thought about finishing my unfinished projects, like the duck I started for Jonah before he was born (he'll be 2 in March) and the sitcom chic cardigan, and the scarf I started with the yarn from my first knitting class it's about half way done.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

New Project

I've made bit of progress on the 2nd jaywalker sock I am most certainly experiencing some Second Sock Syndrome on this one, I don't know if it's because I took a big break and worked on Christmas projects after the first one or not. It certainly seems to be taking a lot longer to knit than the first one.

Then last night I decided to start knitting my I-cord for the rug I want to knit for the bathroom I got about 2 1/2 feet done. At my current rate I should have enough i cord for

the cast on row by next January.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Blogger mystery

So I guess hopefully now my button has reappeared... It worked one day then dissappeared and I edited the code again and now hopefully it is there to stay.
Unfortunately not much knitting has been accomplished I've been spending most of my time blowing my nose... and I now look rudolph so that's fun.
Hopefully the decongestants will kick in and I can go back to normal and some knitting will be accomplished.

Friday, January 05, 2007


I've added my new button to the sidebar - it took my forever to remember how to do it... so anyways the new warm hands, warm heads, warm hearts button is in the side bar feel free to use the button if you'd like to join my project

Thursday, January 04, 2007

A new year

Does everyone know the John Lennon song So This is Christmas? every year I think about it and it sticks with me for days. Another year older a new one just begun...and what have I done.

So for this year we have some big goals.

1) It's NoNoWriYe or Norby novel writing year - so if you are a Norby get writing 100,000

words by the end of the year.

2) Call and get myself a recycling bin - use less paper products - I already went and got microfiber glass cleaning and dusting clothes that are washable instead of using disposable. Anyone with ideas feel free to leave them in the comments.

3) Make mittens for a homeless shelter. I love to make mittens and there are people who definetely need to keep there hands warm. Anyone who wants to join in I'm calling it my Warm Hands, Warm Heads, Warm Hearts Project... I'll make a button tomorrow. Anyone who knits a pair of mittens or a hat to donate to those less fortunate send me an email and we'll keep a tally.

4) I'm also doing a yarn diet until April not a cent on yarn until then and sock yarn does count... I hope they still have Jingle Bell Rock STR lightweight by then but what can you do.

Over Christmas break I finished my Norweigan mittens.

I also wound up all my sock yarn: Lorna's Laces from my factory tour, STR peacock and my hand-dyed bomb pop yarn. I even started my second Jaywalker sock... it's going to be a good year.