Saturday, December 01, 2007

Hello? Can anybody hear me?

Despite what you might have thought, no, I am not dead.

Life has definitely kicked me around some this past year, and boy could I tell you all some stories! But, well, it's not really worth the least not for now. But let me just sum up and say THANK GOD I am no longer 30!

The day of my 31st birthday I woke up so peaceful. And ever since I have been able to hold on to that feeling.

Sure life is still crazy at best, but at least now I can see the humor in it all. Or at least I try. =)

Part of the reason I have not posted in a while is because my computer is a piece of crap. It crashes on me all the time. I would love to get a new one but there is this thing called rent and car payment that just seem to be more important..but so far, so good tonight.

Hold on a sec...I need to find some wood to knock on.

K, lets see if that does the trick.

So yeah, hi!

Despite my lack of blogging I have been doing some knitting. Actually I have been starting a lot of knitting..but I have not finished much. Maybe this blogging thing will make me be more responsible...I did update the sidebar, did you notice?

However, even with my knitting ADD..I did finally finish the My So Called Scarf:

Ain't she a beut? Now that it is finished I love it. The Malabrigo is soft and warm. This scarf has been worn many times already this season.

Knitting it on the other hand? It got to be quite the chore by the time I attached the 2nd ball. I think I need more of a pattern to keep me interested.

And, I have another FO to show you. This is another store sample I did for Ben Franklins. Forgive me, I don't remember the yarn..and I am too lazy to look it up.

They were a fast knit. I usually do my socks on size zeros, but these were done with sizes 2 and 1. They seemed to just fly off the needles!

Despite my best intentions to make the stripes match, the yarn decided that would not be the case. Oh well, I tried.

Now, this next bit..well..I try very hard to not succumb to the craziness of Christmas knitting. But a dear friend/coworker was expressing her desire to learn to knit better, and was telling me how much she would love a scarf. Well, what would you do?

But since she is a coworker..and there are only 7 of us total for the front of house the owner...I realized if I was going to do something for my dear friend I should probably do something for everyone else as well.

I am not sure if the 3 boys will get handmade stuff or not...depends on how much time I have left after the girls gifts..maybe I can crank out a few hats in the final hours..but no promises.

Here are the first 2 Christmas WIP's:

Look familiar? This is the Backyard Leaves Scarf from Scarf Style. This one will be for my lovely friend. It's more intricate, but I know she will appreciate it. And the yarn is a wool/acrylic blend that is sooooo soft.

This second one is just flying off the needles!

This is a multi directional scarf made with Noro Silk Garden. I am much further along then this picture shows. I hope to have this done in the next couple of days.

I am also hoping to make a pair of Lake Park Gloves and a Skull Illusion Scarf. Cross your fingers for me k?

And now, for something completely different! Guess who is addicted to the Mystery Shawl KAL's?

I have yet to finish one of the shawls...but I just love joining up for them. I am bound and determined to keep up with the latest one.

The first clue was released earlier today..and guess who blew right through it?

That would be moi. This Mystery is supposed to have a snow theme..the first clue was labeled "snowflakes", can you see them?

Yeah, so that is what I have been up to (knitting wise anyway).

But, what I would like to know is how are YOU doing?

(By the way, the comp crashed once while I was writing this post..could be worse)


Lauren said...

Glad to hear from you again!

Cindy/Snid said...

Computers are such fun aren't they? (here- I have just knocked on wood for you!) I am impressed with yur updated sidebar. I really need to do that as well- but just can't seem to find the time.
The scarf is beautiful and I can just imagine how soft is must be with the Mmmmmmalibrigo. Mmmmm.

Miss Scarlett said...

She lives!!

I knew there was good reason to keep you on my bloglines -- I checked in every now and then sure the bloglines were wrong.

Whoo - you have some knitting ahead of you! As warm and cuddly as scarves are they are the bane of my knitting life - I keep seeing beautiful scarves online but that last scarf I might be the last. They are so hopelessly dull.

Your MSCS is awesome looking - love the stitch definition and the colourway.

I'm plugging away on the sleeves for my NaKniSweMo today -- maybe, maybe it will be finished soon.

Welcome back!

visionsister said...

Welcome back to the land of the living. Or at least the blogging. Love the scarf, I have a ball of that sock yarn and I can't remember what it's called either. Good luck with your holiday knitting. Somehow I managed to dodge the holiday knitting bullet this year. Last year's sock fest is too fresh to get sucked in again. :-)

Sockergirl said...

wow! I can't believe I almost gave up on your blog. Suggestion on the computer thing... the library has free computers for an hour. even if you dont blog, you can at least search for patterns.

the sock yarn is Fortissma in a cotton wool blend I believe. I wanted to buy a skein and try it out... just could not do it with a few other beautiful yarns so close. looks good!