Friday, April 27, 2007

No pics today, I had to give the camera back to my mom.
Its been an exhausting week. We just got back yesterday from a whirlwind trip to my Grandpa and Grandma's house. They needed some steps built off their back porch so they asked Dan to build those for them. We only had 3 days to get it done and Dan put the last balusters up at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday-- just in time!
Anyway, it was a nice enough visit. I got some knitting time in. The back is done on my Mom's sweater and almost one side is done. I think I'm going to run out of yarn. I knew it was coming but I just hope I can squeeze out the other front piece before I run out of yarn. I'm not sure if Kraemers still has that color(Fantasy Naturale navy blue/lt. blue mouline) I bought it 2 years ago so I'm not holding my breath. I think if I can find just the right navy I'll do the sleeves and button band in that.
The front of the baby dress is almost done. The stitches are a little wonky so hopefully a good blocking will help with that.
I'm working on my design for a tank . I want to wear it to the Sheep and Wool Festival next week so I hope I can get it done.
I finally got to my brother's to felt their slippers. They loved them! I've managed to make another pair for my sister in the time since I last posted!
Kind of a boring post without pictures so I'll leave it a that.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Thought I’d post quick while my dinner is cooking(we’re having fried chicken if you’re interested.)
Its been a pretty busy couple of weeks around here. Actually, it wasn’t too bad, but for me, busy.
I went to my favorite yarn store this week. If you’ve ever been to Kraemers you know how great they are—if not head on over to their website. I made a sweater out of their Naturally Nazareth and socks out of Tatamy Tweed DK. It is just really nice yarn. They recently added a few new ones to their lines and I couldn’t resist! They also started stocking a bit more variety and they have EXCELLENT prices on sock yarn.
Clockwise l-r: tan Tatamy Tweed, bare sock yarn "Jeannie", teal Tatamy Tweed
I got the bare sock yarn for my Sockapalooza pal even though I don’t know who it is yet! I just stocked up on kool-aid and read Eunny’s tutorial for dyeing self-striping yarn. I can’t wait to start. The yarn is super soft, too!
The Tatamy Tweed worsted was in their clearance bin! Yeah! I'm thinking a cute stripey summer tank.

So, I have a gazillion projects currently on the needles but here are the ones I’m really working on right.

clockwise l-r:Magic stripe socks, trekking socks, sweater for mom, cotton fleece baby dress

The blue one is actually from my original list of 2007 knits The pattern is in the newest Vogue Knitting(Pattern #19 if you must know). It was exactly what I was looking for!
I just can’t get into those Magic Stripe socks anymore. I only have like 7 more rows to go but. . . after the Trekking XXL, it is so nasty. The pink one is at the boring stage. 6 inches of stockinette,ho-hum. sorry its a little blurry

These are our first little plants--broccoli and lettuce. We planted them on Monday and they're already this big!

Thursday, April 5, 2007

It's been a week since my last post. How do people blog everyday?

I did finish my felted slippers yesterday! They are so cute! I can't wait to felt my brother's slippers. He's going to love them(aren't you, Mike?)
Pattern: Fibertrends Felt Clogs
Yarn: Patons Classic wool in Regency and Paprika with Woolpak 10ply dyed with orange koolaid for the first sole.
Size: 6
Supergreat pattern. This is the third time I've made it but first time I've felted it. And they were easy and fun! Highly recommend!

I went to Tangled Yarns in Bethlehem today. Its so nice in there! I got two skeins of Brown Sheep's Cotton Fleece. I love LOVE this yarn. I'm making the Brittany jumper from Minnowknits. They had one done in the shop.Too cute!(Actually, they've had it in there for a while but I only just realized that I HAD to knit it:) I did an actual guage swatch(!) and I'm right on-- oh yeah!