Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sheesh! About time for a post I think!

...but really...I'm supposed to be packing!

Knit night is on Monday...I'm quite excited...there will be some new people!!!

And I'm about 1/2 - 3/4 done my brown top... oh...and I went shopping today to buy new clothes for Philadelphia...and for work. I think I pretty much ended up with a new wardrobe...(lot's of sales...I scored!) I pretty much loathe I tend to wait until I'm wearing rags and then go buy a whole bunch of stuff. It would be so much better if I just bought a piece here and there...but I just never...ever..go shopping unless I have to...sheesh..I've actually started getting even the groceries delivered! (which is fantastic by the way!)

Anyways...I'm still here....I'll post something soon...honest! :-D

Oh guess what...I gave a friend a pair of needles and a ball of dishcloth cotton for her birthday..and I think she's hooked! We just went to Michaels on Friday at lunch and bought her a whole bunch of yarn (well...she bought..but I enabled) for the Moderne log cabin blanket from Mason-Dixon knitting....she's coming to her first knit night on Monday.

Well..that's my update...sorry for the lack of pictures....I've really only packed 1 1/2 boxes for the move...eeeeeeeek

Monday, May 19, 2008

Grandma Telford's slippers

Update:  Now available for free download on Ravelry here

Well, here is the pattern written up for my grandma's slippers. I'm posting it because someone asked, I've had it scribbled on paper for quite some time. Grandma taught me how to make these when I was about 6 years old, but she had been making these her whole life. I don't know where it came from, but I had never seen it anywhere else before (probably because no one can remember how to sew the things together! :-) Anyways, if anyone recognizes them, and knows of an original pattern source (again, my grandmother made these her whole life, so it would have to be a pretty old source :-) let me know. Again, this is written up from my memory of what she taught about 1984. Thanks, Debbie

P.S. I couldn't find any other way to post this, if it's unreadable, and you want the pattern, send me a comment and I can email you the pdf that I made....I just don't know how to post a pdf on blogger :-)

PDF pattern link

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Friday, May 09, 2008

Jane's shawl...and a pink baby bib

Wow! Can you believe it?!?! The shawl is done!Last night at small group I gave it to Jane. She was surprised that I made her something with it....but I think she liked it. Everybody liked the beads.
When it was all done, I really liked it myself, it's extremely soft and cozy.
So, then on Wednesday night, I whipped up this little baby bib for a couple of friends who just told us that they're expecting. We are soooooo very delighted and happy for them! This week I guessed that they're having a I went with hot pink :-D it's fun to guess!
Annnnd I actually casted on last weekend...but just this evening I was finishing the first row as I was waiting for hubby after really..I started this today...and here's my progress. It's the DROPS 95-9 short sleeved top.
I'm doing my double decreases differently as described by Tracy Mine is a little different...I want to make it longer...and my gauge is finer, due to the yarn I'm using...and there are more'm sort of using the pattern as more of a guideline and using my gauge and measurements for sizing etc.

I'm still not sure if I should have gone down a needle size for this silk...but whatever...I'm enjoying the ride, and it will be a trial and error learning experience :-D

Oh ya, I have no idea why my pictures turned sideways...usually when I want them to do that I can't figure out how for the life of me to get them that I want them normal...and they flip vertically! Go figure.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Knit night lives!

Monday April 28th we got together for another night of knitting and eating and lot's of talking. It was wonderful! We had one more person this time, my friend who hasn't knit in a few years was persuaded to cast on a dishcloth to come and socialize.Anita was helping me pick the "right white" for my new house. Yep we bought a house! The closing date is my birthday, June 18th. It's 5 years old, and in really great shape but desperately needs a paint job, it was clearly cheap builders paint, the kind that marks if you even look at it funny, and it's very worn looking. So, the first thing we're doing is getting the carpets steam cleaned upstairs (mainfloor is hardwood and tile..yeah), and painting the whole place.
It's very open concept so I think I want a fairly neutral colour for the main floor as it will carry all the way from the front door through the entire main floor and all through the upstairs hallways, there isn't really a good place to stop and change the colour...unless you wanted to just paint an accent wall...but for now...I need the right neutral!
So...a few days after buying the house....I was walking over to the cafeteria at work and there was a little art show set up....I saw a couple of things and declared them new house art! (shown above with Anita) it's mostly cool colours, but with lots of warm ones in the background ....soooo I'm trying to pull something out...Well..there's my ramble :-D

The boys had their own playdate, they dropped their wonderful ladies off at my house and went off to do whatever it is that they you think they're knitting in secret???