Monday, September 29, 2008

Just a Quickie

OK, so here's the deal...
Yes, I am still among the living (at times over the past 2wks just barely)
No, I did not finish the sweater in time for Colorado Springs, but it was waaaaaay too warm to wear it (heck I didn't even feel like working on it, it was that warm).
Yes, I have made more progress on the Bamboo Monkeys
No, I have not worked on the baby blanket at all
Only minimal success on the Treadmill socks (which tell you .... minimal success on the treadmill)

My current plan....
Get back on track with getting my house cleaned up (been languishing way too long)
Get back on track with the treadmill (hence also the treadmill socks)
Get back on track with painting in the kitchen. I am so thrilled with the one wall that I have been just oooogling that one wall and ignoring the rest.

I figure I should quit with 3 "Get back on track"s That is a good starting point. Now all I have to do is get of the dag gumm computer and get crackin'!!! :)

Here I goooooooooooo

Thursday, September 11, 2008

You Asked For Them....

Here are the pictures of my most recent accomplishments thus far:
First we have Dashing Diamond Pullover. I just have to seam the shoulders and add the sleeves (which #1 is currently on the needles). I have to do a bit of adjusting, as my body is large enough for a large, but my arms are too short for a large. I am still hoping to have this done to take to Colorado next week. I am taking on the Harlot's mentality that anything is possible if you are determined enough.

On to: The Treadmill socks. Technically they should already be done... what does that tell us??? Yep, you got it, Cheryl has not been doing her treadmill time.... we will just leave it at that.
These two projects were cast ons that jumped the line. The Bamboo Monkeys are just because I felt like a color change and a pair of Monkeys just for me. The baby blanket... well that due a few months ago. Her sister's blanket also arrived several months behind schedule too.

I have also started working on my Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend (DAAGBF) lace shawl from Goddess Knits. I was truly surprised at how much easier it seemed to work on. Then again I have finished another lace shawl of Renee's and multiple other projects since putting that project into hibernation. Hopefully there will be some nicely updated progress after my trip next week.

Catch you all soon

Monday, September 01, 2008

All Things are Relative

So, here you have the woman who can walk 3.1mph on the treadmill and knit socks simultaneously, but early this summer, could not walk across a parking lot without stumbling and falling and ending up totally brush burned to the point of being unable to work or knit for almost a week. Then today I manage to re-prove the fact that just plain walking is beyond me... yep - I went walking across the yard (ok loping) trying to avoid the sprinkler and stepped in a hole in the yard and twisted my ankle!! I really think someone is just going to have to take me out back and shoot me soon. :(

Must admit though on the knitting front I am making great progress on my Dashing Diamond Pullover. I may very well be able to wear it before Thanksgiving this year.

I have spent quite a bit of time ooohhhing and aaaahhhing over lace shawl patterns that can be accomplished with 1 skein of Wollmeise sock weight yarn. I have 3 skeins and at least one of them I would like to be someting other than socks. We shall see.

Well I am off to spend some more time with my Beloved on this our 8th Anniversary. Can hardly believe it has been - 8yrs already or only I am not sure which. It is just really great to have him home with me (to take care of me when I am klutzy).

Hope you are all enjoying this final weekend of "summer"