Tuesday, July 24, 2007

pics! finally!

so, i'm holding a squirmy baby. that means that the pics will have to speak for themselves.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Shorty Progress

Or lack thereof. I frogged the inch and a half of ribbing that I had done so far. I frigged up my stitch count God-knows-where, and wasn't feeling very happy with the overall quality of what I had going on there. I'm happy that I ripped it out. I've done about an inch now and it's looking much better than before. Thanks, in part, to one of the handy books that I got for my birthday.

Have I mentioned that Ma and Granny rock?

Monday, July 16, 2007

Heaven, I'm in heaven.

I hit the Mother Lode in birthday gifts this year. Yarn store gift certificates, knitting books! Joy, oh, joy! I can't wait to delve into it all.

Thank you, Ma!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Fair Isle Fun

It may be a itty-bitty bag that I'm making for dd using fair isle technique, but it's a big deal to me. I'm having a lot of fun putting C's name on the little bag and I'm looking forward to adding some more colors and designs.

I finished the two berets for my twin grand nieces, adding the little crocheted flowers and everything. I WILL take a picture of them. It's getting the picture uploaded that seems to be the problem.

I've started the gauge swatch for E's shorties, and as soon as I finish the bag I plan on whipping those up.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Finito Lopez!

That's right. The Bad Penny is complete. She was done Saturday night. I have instructed my sister to have a picture of her modeling it taken and sent to me, as she is flying the coop and moving to Santa Barbara within the next week. I am really pleased with how it came out, there are a couple of things that I learned, for example how NOT to purl into a yarn over (doh!), and should I make another one, I have some insight on what I might do a little differently, but, all in all, I'm really happy with it.

Last night I whipped up the first headband of several that I am planning on making for my DD's birthday gift. I might knit a little bag to put them in as well. Lots of fun!