Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ten On Tuesday

10 Things You Think Are Cool (in no particular order)

1. Friends.....coolest by far!!

2. Iphone......seriously, this is your own personal assistant right at your fingertips!!

3. Ravelry: How cool is it to be able to log onto a site and see every variation of a particular pattern you want to knit...not to mention all the wonderful FREE patterns that people share.

4. The Internet...good GRIEF.....whodathunkit?

5. Computers.....see above.

6. Digital cameras

7. Ipod

8. Health...not only cool, but a true blessing.

9. Family, good/bad,warts and all...having family is pretty darn cool.

10. Being able to help others.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

What You See is NOT What You Will Be!!

Soooo......I did my gauge swatch.....(which I hate doing)

I made many stops along the way and measured....

What I FAILED to do was stop and try on along the way.......and while my measurements are right on target, it is simply too short for me!! I am only 5' 2"!!

In retrospect.....in looking at the picture on the pattern the model is definitely smaller in the bust than I am, BUT....the length is most definitely longer than the length called for in the pattern and I can't fathom that my bust size would shorten the overall length of the sweater
THAT much!!

SOOOO.........it's off to the frog pond, glad I was excited to try on prior to wasting time with the sleeves.

I do like the basic cut of the sweater and will reknit but when it gets to the point where I am to bind off I'll try on and continue knitting till it at LEAST hits my waist rather than barely underneath the bust.

Oh well......Saturday plans include finishing season one of Tudors....so this will be perfect knitting for that!! I'll also be casting on with some BEAUTIFUL denim blue sock yarn that someone oh so special gifted me....along with YUM..........POUND CAKE.......YUM!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Ten On Tuesday Post and Knitting In Review

10 Bad Habits You Can't Break

1. Going to bed with makeup on....EWWWW......I know!!

2. Drinking large quantities of Coke Zero

3. Buying yarn when I have more than I can knit in one lifetime.

4. Staying up too late

5. Eating Junk Food

6. Saving/Collecting Recipes

7. Buying too many magazines

8. Procrastination.....regarding Oh So Many Things!!

9. Dieting.....a new one every Monday

10. Collecting Knitting Patterns
Weekend Knitting In Review:
Two socks off the needles, mates to be cast on this week.

The summery cardigan shruggish type thingy is 3/4 way finished. I will finish the edging tonight and be well on my way with the sleeves. Hope to have a blocked pic by the end of the week!! WOO HOO......

Friday, September 04, 2009

Wee Tiny Baking And A Whole Lotta Knittin Goin On!!

First you take a few Wee Tiny baking tools and a wee tiny cake plate.

Mix a together a few ingredients...

Pop in the oven and POOF.....a few minutes later you have your very own, adult, Easy Bake cake!

This cake was so utterly decadent and rich that it took 3 adults two days to eat it!!! This is a 4" cake folks!! Double chocolate, sour cream frosting.....to DIE for!!!

And....since this IS after all a knitting blog here are a few things I have been working on lately....in no particular order.

Future shruggish style summer cardigan garment.


AND.....MORE Socks!!!!

I also received a shipment of Berrocco Vintage Wool. I had received an EM about this yarn, took a chance and ordered enough for the Sugarmaple shawl and a summer cardigan.

WOW......this yarn is very soft but strong enough to hold good stitch definition and be hard pressed to know this is a blend of wool and nylon.

I plan on keeping the shawl over the back of my chair to pull around my shoulders on chilly nights...and considering how the cats love to sleep on anything I knit...I will be able to throw in the wash when needed and not have to worry about felting. I'm glad I hadn't already started this project with the Auracania yarn I had planned on using!!

Hmmm.......It seems I fell down on the Webs site too..... :) :) :)

But more on that when the Box-O-Bliss arrives.

I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Labor Day Weekend!!