Tuesday, September 25, 2007
So--I got the name of my sock swap pal for the Harvest Sock Swap. But haven't been able to start yet. I have great ideas for her for goodies--so am going to start collecting items this next week. But....dear pal--if you are reading this--I have one more sweater set that I have to get done for my daughter's baby shower which is October 13th...then I can start on your sock. Sorry about that--I have been knitting like a mad woman!!!!!
I'm gonna sign off for now and catch up on emails and head for my very own bed...YIPPEE!!!!!! It was good to see my mom and dad, but it's really nice to be home...
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Are these just not too sweet!!!! I found the free pattern here:
The whole pair took me less than an hour from start to finish!! I see a few more pairs of these in our little Lyllie's future!!
Monday, September 17, 2007
I told ya'll I'd get the sweater finished tonight!!!!
I'm very happy with it. the yarn is sooooo soft and I'm sure our little Lyllie Bean will be comfy and cozy wearing it. Now to just finish the socks and the hat!!! I have one more sweater set to make after this one for Lyllie that I hope to have done before the baby shower which is October 13th...then it's back to Ryder's blanket, and his matching sweater. There is also a boy version of this sweater--a hooded cardigan made with the Snuggly Baby Bamboo that I want to make for Ryder...then I can finish the sock pairs that I have started for me :o)
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Had the baby all day today and really enjoyed my time with him and watching him play. He discovered today that his hands are useful for grabbing things, and played with his toys in his bouncy seat for over an hour. It was amazing to watch him discover that he could grab hold of his toys. The video below may not be exciting, but it sure was fun for this proud grandma!!
Also took him to the yarn store today with me, and he was a little angel!! One lady there asked if she could just touch his toes--LOL!! I hope he will enjoy those trips to the yarn store when he is older--I need him to like going to the yarn store with grandma if he spends alot of time with me--LOL!!Maybe I will have to teach him how to knit--we just won't tell his dad--after all....
What happens at grandma's stays at grandma's!!
On the knitting front...I have to just put the last sleeve on aimee's baby sweater and add the buttons!!! ALL those darn ends are weaved in--thank goodness!!!!! Ughhhhh!! That was a job!! I also have one of the socks about halfway done to go with the sweater. I did not use all of the colors in the socks, but I will make a couple different pairs using different colors, so she can vary the outfit. I'll post pics a little later after I finish the sweater. For now--I better go get working on it--didn't get much done today--the baby stays awake all day now!!
Friday, September 14, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
I just came across this blog tonight, and sounds like fun!!! Is anybody else interested in starting a second 52 pair plunge? Basically we pick a starting date, and one year from that date we would all have to have knit 52 pairs of socks-or basically-1 pair per week. I think it would be fun to get a group together to start a secon round of the 52 pair plunge. This round ends in april of 22008--so it would be hard to try and catch up...
I'm not sure how to go about organizing this, but if anybody is interested-email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm thinking we could share patterns as well amongst the participants.
If anybody is reading my blog and is interested, please email me and let me know!!
This has been my weekend to work-and I work 12 hour shifts, so haven't got much knitting done. But after Tuesday, I have a full week off, so plan to get alot done in that week. I have three pairs of socks of which I have one done in each pair, so I am planning on finishing the second sock of each pair in that week. Also have to finish the sweater I am knitting for my daughter's baby, then start the socks and hat to match. I will post picks of that this next week when I am off, as well as all of my sock pics.
Well-I am gonna sign off of here, and head for bed--5 AM comes way to early for me--LOL!!!
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Tofutsie Sock #1
As for the rose Debbie Bliss cable blanket...I finished it, but before I could get pics of it, my daughter took it home with her, as she wanted to put it in the baby's bed in the nursery...so...guess I am going to have to go to her house and get pics of it...what's a grandma to do?? I've now started a second one for Ryder--I'm doing it in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK in a teal green color--it is very pretty. I have a great pattern for a sweater in a DK weight to along with it...
I am beginning to wonder if it is a normal thing for us knitters to have several projects all going at the same time--LOL!!! I know I can't possibly be the only one...I may need to start a WIP meter to keep track of everything!!