Totally Bummed

February 13, 2010

Well guys, it is going on almost a week since I ordered my yarn, accessories and books from KnitPIcks with a two day rush on it and it is still not here.  What’s a girl to do?  I am totally bummed. 

I signed up with a team (Team Buttercream, cute, huh?) for the first time ever for Ravelympics and my darn order is not here yet.  I missed the cast-on start and now will have less time to complete my project.  More news on that later.  Well, I guess it is suppose to be a challenge, right?

No Delivery Today

February 10, 2010

Well, I was really looking forward to receiving my delivery today from KnitPicks.  But I am guessing I will have to wait until tomorrow?

FO: First Square

February 8, 2010

I have completed my first square out of twelve for the New Traditions Afghan.  I really like the way it is turning out.  It looks like a quilt block to me and it makes me happy – silly i know, but its the little things I guess.

Today I will be working on a secret project.  I am test knitting something for the first time and I am very excited about the project.  I don’t know how long it will be until I can really blog about it, but I will tell you that it is exciting.

I placed an order to KnitPicks last night.  I ordered a couple of books since they are having an awesome book sale, you should definitely check it out.  And I am planning on starting my first lace stole.  You can find the pattern there, but you will need to scroll down a bit.  I also ordered the supplies for my test knit (I am just practicing until the order gets here) and a couple of other doodads just for the fun of it.  I had a gift certificate from my Dad and Step-mom which was much fun to spend.

The stole is going to be for my step-daughter’s wedding.  She will be getting married next February and her colors are going to be red and black so I figured I would make the stole in red.  She wants to have an outdoor wedding (don’t worry, it is California, not too cold) so I thought a little wrap would be nice.

I will share all of my lovely buys from KnitPicks, hopefully by Wednesday because well I did put a rush in it.  I had too.  I can’t wait!

Lots of Snow!

February 6, 2010

snow

I mean lots and lots of snow!  I just love the snow.  It is so beautiful when it first arrives.  So fresh and white.  Need I mention that it is great knitting weather. 

The next picture is of one across the street from my apartment.  Can you see the snow blowing around?  Perhaps you may think I am making too big of a deal out of this, but here in Philadelphia this is not a common thing.  Yes, we will get a couple inches here and there, but for us to get almost a foot of snow at once is just craziness!  My husband and I went to the food store to stock up before the storm and I was lucky to get a cart.  When I tell you there was only about three carts left, I am serious.

I have been working on my quilted afghan.  I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying it!

I leave you with a picture of a very happy kitty laying in front of a very warm heater.

Happy knitting everyone!

WIPs

February 5, 2010

I know that I have not been very diligent in my blog writing, but I have been so in my knitting.

The first WIP I have to show is not a very good picture but the best that I could get with the light given.

It is a picture of the sweater I have been working on.  This is the front, the back is completed.  The unfortunate thing  about the sweater, is that I failed to order enough yarn for it.  So I have been working on my other WIP which was a birthday present from my sister-in-law.  It is the New Traditions Afghan from KnitPicks.

Here is a square I have been working on.

I am really enjoying it.  I love changing the colors often.  It never gets boring even though it is all garter stitch.

Last but not least, is the sock I have been working on.

Again, not a great picture but all I could really get.

So, as you can tell I have been busy and I do love blogging again.

Tomorrow:  A possible blizzard to report.

Back Again

January 6, 2010

So anyway, I have been so so bad at posting on the other blog I started, (with good intentions), that I decided I may as well come back to the blog I really liked.

I am here to stay and hoping to do better.  Really and truly.  It is a new year and I am hoping to start new things.

I recently made my first purchase from Knitpicks and it is definitely not my last as you will see in future posts.  I ordered 4 balls of sock yarn and a set of Harmony DPNs.  Very exciting.  I am working on my first pair of socks and loving the needles, as well as the yarn.  Hopefully, I will have pictures tomorrow.