Thursday, May 31, 2007
Well, my no so surprised is that I am not happy with first soap sack attempt. I've already re-written the pattern and am ready to get another one OTN. I had to re-do my decreases for the bottom. I hate pointy and it is pointy. Looks more like a cone shape which is not a favorite of mine. I would prefer it be more flat. Maybe the second time will be the charm....I sure hope so.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
These two photos are my soap sack so far. I should have it finished soon. It's knitting up pretty quick and so far, I really like it. This is done with scraps of S&C. I'm thinking it would be so pretty done in the Sinfonia my friend (Amy-lynne) gave me. It has a very nice sheen to it and would look so much prettier. I'll keep you posted.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Yesterday, we went to my sister's house to cook out and break in the pool. They recently bought a house and the pool was in desperate need of a good cleaning. They had to get a professional to do the job but it's good to go now. They invited us over to let the kids check it out and they had a blast! I wish I had gotten more pictures but my camera batteries died. Never fails. We did discover that all of them but my little nephew can swim. He's only 2 but I don't think it will be long before he's swimming like a fish. He loves the water. The picture above is my youngest daughter...this is what she did constantly.
This is my youngest son. He couldn't wait to get on the diving board. I made him suffer for a while then put him through a "swimming test" before I said "Okay, go get on the board". He lit up and took off! I will get more photos next time. My oldest son didn't even want to go and refused to get in the pool. We finally got Dad to just throw him in. He ended up having fun and discovered that he could swim. They can't wait to go back.
I couldn't leave my little nephew out...he's just too cute. This is Killian (otherwise known as Boogie). He had to get out early because it was a little cold and his teeth were chattering. He was a pretty good sport about it though. Isn't he cute? BTW...my brother-in-law makes some seriously good bratwurst.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
1. I have a yarn stash that is absolutely crazy. There is no way I will ever use all this yarn.
2. I have 4 amazing kids. Megan is a dancer, Zak is a gaming freak, Jacob is a skater (skateboards) and Michaela is into more things than I can list....right now it would be swimming.
3. I am addicted to diet pepsi. It was regular pepsi but by switching to diet pepsi, I lost 15 pounds.
4. I want to knit socks but I haven't gotten the courage to try just yet.
5. I love my bamboo needles....don't use anything else if I can help it, but I would LOVE to have some rosewood needles. (too expensive)
6. I own way too many purses...my hubby threatens to throw them away. If he only knew how many pairs of shoes I own. lol
7. My youngest daughter, Michaela, is deaf. We have all learned sign language and use it daily. I don't feel it's fair to try to force her to fit into a "normal" world. She didn't choose to be deaf. Although in some ways, I think it has been a blessing. I have learned so much from her and we wouldn't want her any other way.
I am new to blogging and still fairly new to my wonderful knitting groups so I don't know that many people. I am randomly tagging some of the awesome ladies in my groups...I hope you don't mind.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
I made one little mistake in the first one so I carefully positioned that out the camera view..lol. This one was done with Red Heart Soft Baby in Laddie Print. I have never liked acrylic yarn but this yarn is really soft...not like the acrylic I learned to knit with.
The next scarf was done with Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Blue Heather. I just happened to run across it at my local Hancock Fabrics and bought a couple of skiens. I thought this would be a good thing to try it out on. I love the first scarf but I'm thinking I like this one better. I think I could wear it with more than the varigated one.
I'm so looking forward to the next scarf KAL. And I am going to attempt to knit the Pacific Waves Shawl in June. That one is really stressing me out. I don't know if I am really up to it but it's so beautiful and I have the yarn so I think I will give it a try. If it doesn't work out, there's always the frog pond. lol
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Hope to have another photo soon of my scarf KAL. It has come such a long way and I really like the way it's turning out. I would never have put a rib and a lace design together but it looks so good. I even considered not doing the ribbing and just continuing with the lace throughout. I'm so glad I decided to take a chance. RaAnn is so smart. After I finish tomorrows rows, I will try to get a good picture so you can see it.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Designed by Melanie Thompson
Cast on 43
Rows 1-4: Knit
Row 5 & All Odd Rows: Knit
Row 6: K4, P35, K4
Row 8: K4, P35, K4
Row 10: K4, P35, K4
Row 12: K4, P3, K23, P9, K4
Row 14: K4, P3, K8, P7, K8, P9, K4
Row 16: K4, P3, K7, P9, K7, P9, K4
Row 18: K4, P3, K6, P11, K6, P9, K4
Row 20: K4, P3, K26, P6, K4
Row 22: K4, P3, K27, P5, K4
Row 24: K4, P3, K23, P2, K3, P4, K4
Row 26: K4, P3, K2, P5, K2, P5, K2, P5, K2, P3, K2, P4, K4
Row 28: K4, P3, K2, P2, K1, P2, K2, P2, K1, P2, K2, P5, K2, P3, K2, P4, K4
Row 30: K4, P3, K2, P1, K3, P1, K2, P1, K3, P1, K2, P5, K2, P3, K2, P4, K4
Row 32: K4, P3, K2, P2, K1, P2, K2, P2, K1, P2, K2, P2, K1, P2, K2, P3, K2, P4, K4
Row 34: K4, P3, K2, P5, K2, P5, K2, P1, K3, P1, K2, P3, K2, P4, K4
Row 36: K4, P3, K2, P5, K2, P5, K2, P2, K1, P2, K2, P2, K4, P3, K4
Row 38: K4, P3, K23, P2, K4, P3, K4
Row 40: K4, P3, K23, P3, K2, P4, K4
Row 42: K4, P4, K21, P10, K4
Row 44: K4, P5, K19, P11, K4
Row 46: K4, P11, K8, P16, K4
Row 48: K4, P12, K6, P17, K4
Row 50: K4, P13, K4, P18, K4
Row 52: K4, P35, K4
Row 54: K4, P35, K4
Row 56: K4, P35, K4
Row 57: Knit
Rows 58-61: Knit
Cast off.Weave in the ends.
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
This is the I Love You ASL Dishcloth I knitted for my daughter's teacher. I have two others as well to give the teacher's assistant and my daughter's interpreter. We did them in the favorite color of each person. This is one my daughter's favorites. We have a hard time finding anything with sign language on it so when we do, she gets pretty excited. I thought these would be the perfect end of the school year gift. And they will always remember who gave it to them.
The pattern can be found at http://www.lulu.com/browse/book_view.php?fCID=657834&fBuyItem=5
Sunday, May 6, 2007
I have another new design posted on my sale site. My little seahorse. Working on another I hope to have done in a day or two. We went camping this weekend but had to come home Saturday. Got caught in the rain. Everything was soaked...including us. lol That has left me time to work on my new designs. And I also finished 2 of 3 dishcloths I have to do for my daughter to give her teachers. I will post a photo of them when I get them all done. My daughter is deaf and she wanted to give her teachers the I love you ASL cloth designed by Susan Mrenna. It is a wonderful design. You can find it at http://www.lulu.com/browse/book_view.php?fCID=657834&fBuyItem=5
I have another free pattern in the works. It is being test knitted by two very nice friends in my monthly dishcloth group. As soon as they give the okay and send a photo, I will post it here to share with everyone. It's a slot machine design if anyone is interested in it. It should be up soon.