Monday, November 23, 2009

I Love Knitting Sweaters...

I'm so close to being done with my sweater for NaKniSweMo. Just a few more rows at the top and the button band. I just went shopping for my buttons at lunch today and I'm so happy with what I found. I wanted to make the button band a little bigger than the last of these sweaters and if I want it much bigger the new buttons probably won't work. We'll just have to see. I am very pleased with this sweater though..... I miss knitting sweaters and I'm going to have to get back in the groove.
My honey wants a sweater vest, so that may be my next project....

Monday, November 16, 2009

NaKniSweMo Progress

Both sleeves are done, have more than 10" of the body done. It's going good. Now if only I didn't have to work and I could just knit all day....
Oh well...there is always my lunch hour.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I *heart* Colorwork

Okay, so it's a little blurry, but it was taken from my phone....

Back at the end of August, my honey took me on vacation to Florida. While in Florida I couldn't help but to visit a few yarn shops. I bought some really nice yarn. My honey also bought some really nice yarn...but not FOR me. For me to knit something for HIM. I don't have the label from the yarn with me, so I cannot tell you that much about it, except that it has camel, silk, cashmere, among other very nice fibers in it. While it is a lovely yarn, the color work was a little slow going even though it only took me a couple hours here and there to finish.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


I've joined the NaKniSweMo KAL on Ravelry along with my good friend Jennie. I haven't been knitting a lot lately..not very much at all actually. I moved in with my boyfriend at the end of October and I'm still transitioning. My knitting stuff is everywhere because I didn't prepare very well for the move and my knitting stuff was all over my apartment. It's all between about ten different boxes and bins and finding enough needles to actually start my sweater for the NaKniSweMo KAL was tough enough. Thankfully the yarn I chose for the sweater was already residing at my boyfriend's house... As for the pattern, well, I couldn't find my notes on the sweater anywhere. I've decided to reknit my Wine Sweater...So I took out the original sweater, sat down, and recreated it on paper. I did a pretty good job-jotting down the pattern in about an hour. Now to test out my ability to analyze my sweater and knit another from my improvised pattern. Once I've knit the sweater, I will sit down and write it up with different sizes and all and after a test knit, make it available on Ravelry.

So, back to the KAL info. I'm knitting the sweater, once again, with Cascade 220. This time I am using the Heathers in the color Dune. I cast on Monday night and knit about 5" of the first sleeve. I'm proud to say that I finished the first sleeve last night and will be (hopefully) casting on for the second sleeve tonight. If that goes just as fast as the first, then I could have this sweater done in little more time than the first time (granted it was in college, but I knit the sweater in less than a week)'s a really easy knit. I'm so glad to have my sweater mojo back. I miss knitting sweaters. I love knitting sweaters. I think if I do finish this one pretty quick, I will probably knit another one.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fun in the Morning

So I was getting ready this morning and my kitten, Hazi was in the bathroom with me. There had been a plastic grocery bag at my feet from the new curling iron I bought. Hazi was playing with it, making all sorts of noise. Then I noticed the noise stopped. So I started looking around for Hazi and couldn't find her anywhere. I was starting to worry since I had the bedroom door closed and there would have been no way for her to get out of the room. I'm looking and looking and decided that maybe she was just under the bed. I continued getting ready. She's usually at my feet so I kept wondering where she'd gone. It didn't dawn on me to actually look INSIDE the plastic bag. Yep, she curled up inside the bag...I couldn't even tell she was in it. I was laughing and trying to get to a the time I grabbed my phone to snap a pic, she'd come out of the bag to see what I was doing. I wish I'd have gotten the pic while she was still completely in the bag; it was the cutest thing. I know cats do this all the time and there is no reason to get all "awwwwwwh" on you guys....but it was cute....and she is MY cat ;)

Have a great day!