Wednesday, May 23, 2007

today's adventure

hmm. today's adventure involved me moving a couch from my livingroom to my second bedroom. upstairs. by myself. don't ask me how the hell i did it, but i did it. i'm sure your next question will be "why'd you do that?" my only answer is "cuz i wanted to." and also because my mom is getting rid of one of her couches (which is verrrry comfy) and i want it so it's going into my livingroom.

bottom line is, i'm happy. but my back and legs and arms will probably not be so happy in the morning.

i need ice cream.

today's knitting adventure was beginning a knitted bookmark. i -finally- found a good use for that huge box of palette yarn i bought from knitpicks last year for my birthday. it's fingering weight, and just PERFECT so i started this pattern. i'd post a pic but the knitting is downstairs in my purse and i'm cozied up on that couch that i moved to my lovely new upstairs sitting room and it's waaaaay past my bedtime so the pic will have to wait. but i'm sure i'll get to it over the nice long weekend.

it's late. i'm gonna stop writing and go to bed already. you can hang around and read as much as you like. but some of us have to get up and go to work in the morning!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

i'm alive! really!

oh my goodness!! has it really been 3 months since my last post? hardly seems true but i guess it is. i have been knitting in my absence, though, and to prove it here are some pictures!

this is my first baby sweater!!!!!! the pattern i used (more or less) is from yarntootin. i decided to make it a pullover though, so after after dividing for the fronts, sleeves and back, i just started knitting in the round instead of back and forth to make it a cardigan. pretty clever, eh? here's a close up:

over all i'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.

and since i seem to be obsessed with baby stuff i recently whipped up another sweater:

the cool thing about this one is that the button bands are crocheted on after the sweater is knitted! i was a little skeptical that i could do it at first but i trusted myself and voila! i think the body may be a little long (i have to figure out baby proportions and all that) but i'm happy with it too. the pattern came from bev's country cottage. check out the closeup of the button bands (oh yeah i still need to find buttons to sew on!):

so yeah, that's what i've been up to pretty much. still knitting away on the never-ending log cabin blanket but it's only about half the size i want it to be. i guess there's really no reason why a baby blanket has to be 5 ft wide, except that babies GROW! all this baby knitting is for the babies that i don't have yet...everything is going to be stashed away, waiting for the day that i will finally become a mommy. sorry if i sound sappy and sentimental...that's just part of my charm.

and for now, that's all. i promise i won't stay away so long again. happy knitting!

... this has been a QuietStorm production, dahling ...