Wednesday, October 24, 2007

ravelry has inspired me!

My recent invitation to join has inspired me to re-visit blogging.

Just cast on for Cables and the Lace Kimono Wrap Cardigan from

So far so good...It is a more involved pattern than I have worked on lately, so its definitely keeping me on my toes. Not like Thermal, which I could knit in my sleep (maybe thats why I'm STILL working on it!!)

I've also started a pair of socks that I plan on gifting to my gram for later...I have to ease myself back into the blog. (plus hubby is bring me Jack in the Box for dinner as we speak!)

p.s. boo hoo, my Buffalo Sabres keep losing! damn hockey!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

a new look for the bliz-og

hope you like...please be patient while I figure all of this newness out!

new thermal progress...

heres my most recent progress shot of thermal:

Not too bad. I tried it on and though it is definitely curve hugging, I think that it will be perfect once it is blocked.

I haven't been updating the blog as often as I had hoped because hubby and I are in the middle of moving into our new house! YAY! I am very excited! So bear with me for the next month or so!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

thermal progress

coming right along...

Monday, February 12, 2007

first sock!

I should have known better than to take up sock knitting. I am notorious for not finishing what I start. I have, though, finished my first sock! It is Monkey from Knitty. Yes, I said sock, singular. The other one is on the needles and I have great intentions of completeing it soon, be we'll see. For now I will show you my very lovely half a pair of socks:

The yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock in Bittersweet. It is really beautiful yarn. And yes, I am truly that pale.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

ok, ok!

I guess that I have been gone quite awhile!

I've been knitting, so I will be sharing all of that excitement with a bunch of pics in the next few posts.

I have just finished my first sock...Monkey from Knitty...and have begun knitting Thermal (also from Knitty). Here's a quick pic of my Thermal so far:

I'm using the exact yarn in the exact color from the pattern. I am such a sheep!

More to come, stay tuned...(though I know that I am talking to the wall since no one in their right mind is still reading a blog that hasn't been updated in over 6 months!)

Monday, July 24, 2006

here we go again!

I took a break this weekend and started a quick diversion project.

Let me present Odessa (magKnits):

Its my first hat. I had planned on giving it as a gift for xmas, but my friend has a tiny pea-head and this fits my giant melon, so it will be huge on her. Too bad that I have little need for a hat. I think its pretty cute...even though hubby said it looks like a chemo-cap.

It is exceedingly difficult to take a picture of the top of your own head.

I used almost exactly one skein of KnitPicks Elegance in Burnt Orange. The beads are shades of orange and turquoise.

Next up:


I hate to say it, but ICK! I thought that these were a good idea, but no. I finished one, but won't do the other. This one is getting frogged. I don't want to waste the yarn. It was a good exposure to fair-isle, but I'm just not feeling them. They look even sillier than I had imagined. (and thats pretty silly)

My little bro is coming to visit this week. Hes never been to Vegas before, so I have to take him to see the sites. He is going to die, It is going to be scorchingly hot this week. It's 11:30 am and its already 105.

Because of his visit, I have to clean out my car, I'm not used to having a passenger. Sigh...the things we do for family! Now, I must leave you and return to Magnum PI. Have a lovely Monday!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

green cardi progress...

Just a couple of quick pics of my knit1 cardi:

I have the back and left front finished. I added about two inches to the length. So far so good!

I need to start looking for some cute buttons. I think that they could actually make or break the sweater! More to come!