Friday, December 23, 2005

Lola's NEW Xmas Sweater

So after Lola wore the first sweater for about an hour it S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-D like crazy and would probably now fit a 50lb bulldog! I have made the same pattern before but this time something went wrong...oh well...anyone have a 50lb bulldog?

I went and bought some yarn and used a new pattern and came up with this snazy new sweater, much more stylish!

Lola was quite as into posing as she was last time, she must have been tired!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Lola's Xmas Sweater!

In preparation for our Christmas journey to the frozen land of Western New York, I dove in to the stash and whipped up a sweater for, I just need something to keep me warm...

She is such a little model...look at her pose! I know, I'm a big dork...

Anybody have a pattern for knit holly leaves?

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Another scarf done!

I would like to say that this is my last Christmas gift... but unfortunately, I'm thinking about casting one last gift on this afternoon...I know, I'm nuts

Anyway, I found this yarn and knew that it would be perfect for my Grandma, so I did a simple 1x1 rib and added some little cabbage roses...I think it turned out great!

Monday, December 19, 2005


I like this project, but not as much as I thought I would. But it was my first time with bobbles and what an even bigger deal, my first time with real seaming! I think I done good!

This project was hard to take pictures of, so sorry for the shoddy photography!

Still finsihing up xmas presents, but i have nothin but time this week! Yay!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Selfish? ME?

I have been feeling sorry for myself this week...Hubby is out of town on business and I needed something to keep me busy...Thank goodness for the new Knitty! I have finished all current xmas WIPs (still have to cast-on a couple though!) so I decided to be selfish. I picked the the most instant gratification-ish pattern that I could find...BOBBLICIOUS! Got the yarn and cast-on last night.

I'm thinking that it will take me at least the rest of the week and as I'm knitting it up, I'm wondering if it might make a good grandma gift for xmas, hmmm....

Anyway, I reduced the bobbles to two rows instead of four partially for fuction, but mainly so my husband doesn't make fun of me! I can't wait to cuddle up with it! Also looking forward to wearing it on the plane ride home. I hate the airline blankets and I am always freezing on the plane!

Here are a couple pics....

I decided to go with the same claret color that the designer used...its really pretty and after looking at all of the possiblities, I think that was my favorite.

And its really jammed on the needles! wish I had longer 15s or even circs! And my bobbles seem misshapen...I've never made bobbles before, but misshapen bobbles sound like a bad thing!

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Another gift checked off the list!

Just finished my Dad's scarf this morning and I am super happy with how it came out. I made up the pattern when I couldn't find one that was "Dad worthy". I was a little worried that it might look feminine, but it totally doesn't. I was also concerned because my dad is a big softy and hates wool cuz it's scratchy...I used a wool blend and it was feeling a little itchy to me(Dad and I share sensitive skin!). I used a tip that I read somewhere...use a few drops of hair conditioner in the final rinse while blocking to help with the scratchies...and it really worked! Feels soft and fluffy! And the blocking really helped subdue the patterns bumps and ridges.

And of course, the new Knitty is out...there are a few patterns that I am anxious to start...I was going to start Teva Durhams Lace Leaf Pullover after Christmas, but now I am going to do Tubey...seems like a nice way to ease myself into the world of sweaters...

Before that, I have to decide who else I am going to knit for for Xmas...I still need a gift for my grandmother and brother...I was thinking about doing Kate from the new Knitty for Gram and I don't think that my bro would really dig anything handknit. But I am planning on trying the Baby's First Tattoo sweater from SnB Nation for my nephew...that would fall under Xmas gifts also since thats when I will see him!

I am feeling a little selfish because I bought yarn to make another felted bag and its high on my priority list too...well...we'll see!

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Didn't need a quiz to tell me this...

You Are 40% Weird

Normal enough to know that you're weird...
But too damn weird to do anything about it!