Monday, January 21, 2008

One down, two to go

Back from mat training, none the worse for the wear. This weekend was mostly lecture and basics. Next time all postural analysis. The last weekend is the killer, all intermediate. YIKES!

While hanging out in the hotel in Portland, I cast on and worked some monkeys all the way to the heel. I'm putting these aside now, they're going to be my traveling socks while I'm doing training. Socks make a great traveling project because they're small and they pack easily.

Today, I'll probably work on the dog paw shawl some, and maybe my yoga hoodie, which is knit all the way to the design now. I'm really hoping it fits, as it seems a bit small. Just can't seem to win with that size thing........

I also discovered a couple of places to explore next time I'm in portland. Powell's books and a seemingly fascinating yarn store called knit/purl.
More to come on that.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Project 365/52 and some knitting news

Booboo was very disapointed that sister was getting all the attention. He wanted his picture taken too. He just didn't see any reason to get out of bed for it.

In knitting news, the acorn lace socks are done, pics to follow. I've now cast on for the olive branch yoga hoodie, and I'm working on the first sleeve. This one has a lot of "mindless" knitting.

I'm still working on the dog paw scarf. Just the opposite, a lot of thinking knitting. I'm trying to get a row or two a day, but I have to do it when I can really concentrate or else I just end up taking it out.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Project 365/52

I can't resist, she's just SO darned cute!
She just HAS to be the picture of the week.
Got dog cookies?

FO Sand and shore

Finally, here is a completed Sand and Shore sweater. I started this last spring, and then put it away 'cause it was too hot to knit with alpaca in the summer. It's done in knitpicks alpaca. Very soft, great to knit with, but it came out a bit big. Don't ya hate that? Too much work into it now to tear it apart. It's going to be nice and warm.

Next up, Olive Branch Yoga hoodie and Nantucket Jacket.

I have to finish a couple of things first, though. They're the ones up there. Doggie paw scarf and the acorn lace socks that Cinnamon approves of.
Those should go quickly.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

In an effort to post more often, I'm planning on joining a couple of rings. Most require that you post at least once per week, and I'm hoping that inspires me to be more up to date.

The first one is project 365/52. It involves posting a picture every week.

Here's the first pic.

This guy was working SO hard on that dead cherry tree. He's still hanging out back there, making himself a new home. Everytime I go out, he scolds me and the doggies at the top of his Pileated Woodpecker lungs for invading his space.