Tuesday, November 29, 2005

One Down...

...and one to go. Jim's Norwegian Star Hat is finished. I need to try again on the photo. Cassie's hat is next.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Oh, Baby!

It was down to the wire. The hour of the baby shower loomed ever closer. My fingers moved as fast as they could. The gift: Two blankets, a hat, a pair of socks, and a pair of thumbless mittens. They went into the dryer while I finished getting ready to go. I knitted the second mitten this morning, and then added the little puff ball to the top of the hat. This evening I'm working on the Norwegian Star and relaxing.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Ta-da! Tuesday

No, I haven't finished the first of the Norwegian Star hats, but I am clicking along pretty well. My nephew was gracious enough to help me show you how it's coming along. Were it not for a baby shower on Sunday for which I must knit furiously, I think I could finish the hat this week.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Socks & Star Wars

Here are the socks I knit for my nephew using Lion Brand Magic Stripes. He also wanted Obi Wan Kenobi, Storm Trooper, and Turtle to be in the picture with him. Yes, we've been to Burger King more than what I'm used to, lately. At this point he also has a little yellow spaceship thing and R2D2. What he doesn't know is that I've gotten him a Queen Amidala and Chewbacca, but I'm keeping those hidden back for a bad day, or a good day, I suppose. He's been spending a lot of time with us lately. I'd like to knit some more for him. Sometimes he is interested in looking at yarn with me. I've taught him to pet yarn, and he's not shy when it comes to letting me know what he likes and what he does not like.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


Bottom Right: ALF Unblocked & Charts
Bottom Left: ALF Side Panel
Top Left: ALF Center Panel
Top Right: Ta-da! ALF!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

My, But She's a Fast Girl

Here's a bit of shameless bragging.  At Michael's Five-Hour Yarn Event on Sunday, I won the Fastest Knitter Competition.  I received a very nice basket with some Bling-Bling, Fun Fur, Fancy Fur, Lion BouclĂ©, US 13 Bamboo Knitting Needles, and a couple of booklets for knitting with these yarns.  I'll post a pic later.  I have a few others that I need to post, but the weather has been bad, so my computer time is limited.  The same goes for today.  Today is Tuesday, so you know what that means.  After having to restart my Norwegian Star hat, it's clicking along.  Then again, this is just the plain ol' stockinette-stitch lining portion, so not much to report.  Be safe, and weather aware, kids!  Don't forget your knitting and a flashlight.          

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Norwegian KAL

It's time for Norwegian Knitting!  I've joined the Norwegian Knits- Along, and I'll be knitting Norwegian Star hats from Hats On! by Charlene Schurch.  I'm so excited to cast on and get going.  I plan to knit these hats as Christmas gifts.    

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

A Time for Every Season...

...you just can't tell what season it is around here. Oh, there are lovely fall colors on the trees, and the leaves are falling, but we're setting record highs in the temperatures. While the global warming debate rages on, I think I have another explanation. You see, I started working on my Kangaroo again. Every time I work on it, the weather warms up again. I've cast-on for my sleeves (the last bits to be knit), and now people are wearing shorts.

I've sent for a way cool giftie for my Secret Pal. It is to be sent directly to her, and I really think that this is going to fit with some things she has been wanting to knit and design. Even better, they will be things she would knit for herself, and it's good to knit for yourself. Anyway, I'd like to get another little package in the mail for her soon because it might take a couple of weeks for her prize to arrive.

I finished knitting my ALF; I just need to block it. I've also finished a pair of socks for my nephew using Lion Brand Magic Stripes in the Brown and Blue Pattern colorway. I'm going to try and get him to put them on and let me take a picture.

I think I've got my comments fixed, now. I had the settings messed up, but I think I've got it the way they should be.

Yes, I too have received my free
Bernat Disco in Mr. Brown. I'm willing to take in orphaned Disco Balls from those of you who did not like what arrived in your mailbox.

I got a nifty e-card from my Secret Pal today. Thank you, Secret Pal!

I've had a great time at my knitting meetings the past two days. Now we're just daring each other to show up at
Michael's Five-Hour Yarn Event on Sunday and enter the fastest knitter contest.