Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Wasting Time

I had rehearsal last night for the opera, and the sucky part was that I was stuck there for at least an hour before I had to go on. The good news was it gave me knitting time. I found several others that knit in the production as well, so I was in good company. Even some of the children knit! One girl had a knitting loom that she was making a sweater on, and two others had straight needles. One of the women had just purchased some yarn for a shawl/wrap out of mostly novelty yarn, and needed some help getting it started, since she had to use a circular needle, and she's never used one before. I whipped out my Jaywalker socks, and started on them. Apparently, I'm the most experienced one in the group. No one else has attempted socks, or even gone beyond a scarf. Maybe I can encourage them to branch out and try something least something beyond a simple garter stitch! There's even a little girl who wants to learn, and wants us to teach her. I'm all about the teaching. I'm taking the Hoover blanket with me next time, and hopefully I can make some real progress on that. I have to rearrange the bag I'm taking, but it should be all good.

All the knitting around me makes me want to start a new project. I'm trying to decide what to start once I finish the socks and the blanket. I still have a sweater, hat and booties to make for the woman at work. I guess I should start those afterward. I'm hoping to have it all completed by the time she gets back (in about a month or so).

Monday, September 25, 2006

Just my luck...

I started to take pictures of the afghan, socks, and various other articles to post, and I realized the batteries were dying and QUICKLY. I looked in a few places, but so little is unpacked currently, there was no way to find any replacements. Maybe some time this week I can talk my darling husband into locating at least some AA replacements for me to use until I can find the charger with the other 2 rechargable batteries.

This weekend, I think I worked a whopping 2 rows on the baby blanket, and she delivered on Saturday. If I get it done by the time she gets back, she'll still be able to use it. It's going to be slightly bigger than a regular baby blanket, so we're hoping he doesn't grow TOO fast.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

In and Out

Well, there's not much going on in the knitting front, but I did pick up my Jaywalkers again. They are an easier project to transport than the baby blanket. Hopefully I'll get some pictures up soon.

I keep finding some great blogs. I love reading them, although I try to be good at work and not spend too much time reading and not working. I wish reading them was part of my job. Oh's a link to the cool one I found, and the really awesome sock pattern she created. I guess maybe I'm a little behind in some areas of blogging, but sometiems I actually get ahead of the crowd. I'm sure if I spent more time devoted to it, I'd stay ahead more.

The weather's beautiful around here; fall's definitely upon us. There's the crispness in the air that makes fall spectacular, and the heat has broken. It makes you want to pick up your needles and knit all the time. Maybe I'll get more done than I think before this month is over.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

I promised and forgot.

I promised pictures today, because I had found my digital camera. But, having baby brain, I forgot. I was so intent on having a night at home and spending time with my DH, I completely forgot. Well, I did remember at one point, but I think that was just before it was brownie time, and then the brownies erased all memory of pictures.

I read here that Kerrie is also pregnant, and that she's expecting in March, which is just 2 months after me (Congrats to her!). She's considering doing this pattern from Knitty as a cardigan, which made me start thinking, why not? It might work after all. I'm still waiting to hear back from Amy to see if she's thought about a pregnant issue...all things maternity and newborn related. I emailed her yesterday, so I expect to wait a good week or so before hearing back from her.

I didn't knit a single stitch yesterday, although I did feel a little guilty about it, since there's a long way to go on the blanket, and after next Friday, the lady that's due is on leave. If I knit like a mad woman during lunches and at every turn, I might get it finished.

In other news, I received a knit blanket recently. I had knit it for my grandmother, and since she passed away this year, I asked for it back. It's large and green, and very nice. It's a little holey, and if there's a fan blowing on you, you still feel it. But if there's warm air or you're just a little chilly without a breeze or the air conditioner, it works very well. I'll have to take pictures of it soon as well. I thought I had some already of it, and I might, but they're probably on the computer at home or on a disk, if I can ever find it. New pictures might be in order.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Found it!!!

I found my digital camera this weekend. I'll take some pictures of progress on the baby blanket tonight and post them tomorrow. In the meantime, you'll just have to be placated with an explanation. I've done about 4 inches on the Hoover blanket in a solid baby blue.

The new Knitty is up as well, and I have to say I'm VERY impressed. Most of the sweaters go up to a size 55" bust, and that's helpful for those of us who don't want to do the math to upsize every cute sweater we see. The only problem is that I won't be able to wear them if I make them this year, being pregnant and all. I have asked about a pregnancy issue...maybe have some tops that go up to that size as well. It never hurts to ask.

With the opera, I have to find the pair of socks I started several months ago and start taking them with me. I don't think I'll have time to work on them right now, but in a week or so, while the Maestro makes us wait through the first opera, I can sit and knit on them. I also may start on some other baby things. Socks are an easily transportable project, and don't usually take up a lot of room. The afghan takes a little more, since the ball of yarn is huge.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Still knitting...

on the blanket. I have about 3-4 inches of the center done now. This weekend is a time for memorizing words for the opera, knitting and some cooking too. There's still a LOT to be done before the baby gets here, and only half is knitting!

Friday, September 01, 2006


I lost a post. Dang it. It was about getting stuff done on the blanket this weekend, and the hospital tour, and what I'm planning on knitting for our baby. He has to have something better than what the hospital supplies.