Sunday, September 28, 2008

It's been a yarny good week

I won a contest over on Bea's blog. She makes these really cute and useful bags. The picture doesn't do it justice, but I love the colors of this yarn. Perfect for fall. Thanks Bea! Love it!
It was also a shipping week for STR. Again, more fall colors. Love the pattern, love the yarn. I can hardly wait to get started.
It was a knitting week of fits and starts, though. I ended up completely frogging my flow tank because it was waaaaay too small. Some day I'm going to actually knit something that fits and comes out to the right size.

Maybe it'll be that cool sweater with the cables down the back.
The Tea at a good yarn was fun. Can you imagine knitting a wedding dress???? Some folks have way to much time on their hands. Some of the other patterns in the trunk show were doable though.

The next two weeks are going to be crazy busy with trainings for both pilates and weight watchers. Probably not much time to knit, but I plan on taking it with, just in case.
As you can see, sister is unimpressed with it all.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

some pre-holiday and gift knitting and a gratuitous doggie pic

Kind of lost my knitting motivation there for a while.
The two baby blankies are for friends grandbabies, and the scarf for a special friend in Ohio.
Yes, I know, the blankies are (gasp!) acrylic. But I think it washes good and makes a good inexpensive gift that will last.

Pilates exam and gram took all of my energy, and they both happened at the same time.

Now I'm ready to pick up the serious knitting again and get back to studying for the big final exam.

I got my first certificate in the mail yesterday. That's kind of my motivation. That, and the fact that I'm going to another training in october, and I can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The plan is to be finished with training and certified before the house gets too hot and heavy.
In knitting news, I'm expecting the next shipment of STR sock club, and a fun package soon from knitpicks so I can start that cool debbie bliss sweater with the cables down the backside.
Hopefully it won't make my butt look big.
I'm also excited to go to a "high tea" and grand opening of A GOOD YARN, the new store by debbie macomber. I'll have to take the camera.

I liked it SO much better when there were trees

The only good news is our house is getting closer.