Friday, October 31, 2008

Can You Believe It??

I am making some serious progress. Although, I guess I need to maintain some humility or the Knitting Goddess will think I am being boastful and smite down in my tracks. Then where will I be.

I have manged to finish the first of Dad's slippers, and plan to do the second one this weekend. We shall see, best laid plans of mice and men... it is after all a 'Matt' weekend, which means we are usually quite busy with running about and lording over homework issues. I shall do my best.

I must admit that once you have made one pair of these the next ones seem sooooooo much easier. The pattern just flows like melted Nutella on a crepe (mmmmmmmmm)

Anyway, I have also made some progress in the kitchen re-do: I am very pleased with the colors (just ignore the messy parts of the picture)

Yes, I still have quite a bit to do, but don't they just look so pretty. Now there is the rest of the kitchen worth of cabinetry and all the doors except 2. Oh Boy!!!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Wow, have I ever been remiss...

Yep, that would be me... so to make up for my remiss-ness I shall post some lovely pics of things that are going on in my world.

So, first we have said Treadmill socks. I definitely like them, and they fit fairly well, even though with the exact same weight of yarn, one sock is decidedly larger than the other. Apparently I knit more loosely while walking. Go figure...
Next we have - Taaaaaa Daaaaahhhhh - Yep, you got it!! The Dashing Diamond Pullover!!!! It only took me 7 months to finish this off. I must admit that I am fairly pleased with the outcome. I have worn it multiple times, and gotten numerous compliments on it. It is a very comfortable and flattering sweater. In fact it looks much better on than when it comes off. Once I take it off it looks like it is wider than 2 of me put together. Unfortunately the sleeves seem to want to keep growing, so I am contemplating a small hidden bit of elastic either across the back of the neck and shoulders or under the arms to help keep them where they are suppose to be.
Last but not least is my Baby Surprise Jacket done as KAL with the Yarn for Breakfast group. Go figure, a KAL that I completed in a timely manner.... the mind boggles. I really like this one, and LOVE the fiber. It is Plymouth DreamBaby. It is a micro fiber and nylon blend. Very soft and squishy and drapey. Now all I need is some buttons and this will be off in the mail to it's almost 1yr old recipient. :)
That is all for now, I am in the process of getting pics of the blanket for my niece (who will be 9mos by the end of the year) and some socks I am working on, and also maybe even an update of the Shawl I am working on.
Then it shall be holiday knitting and there will be no pics of that... wait, most of that is for my family who don't have a clue about blogging (my Mom & Dad). I am going to make felted slippers for them as they live up in the colder area of the country.

Hope everyone is well and knitting up a storm in order to keep those thermostats down at a reasonable temp. Oh, speaking of thermostats - My DH and I are in Furnace Wars this year - we are competing against each other.... chances are pretty sure that I will win this one. Does any one know, do little tiny space heaters count as losing???

Stay warm and knit happy

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Fiber CSA in the running

Hi All,
I need some help with a friend’s farm and fiber CSA. I know how well Ravelers can band together and vote for something. So, I’m asking you to help vote on a company’s web site for Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Farm to win a $5000 technology upgrade. MVFF is the first community supported agriculture model that deals with fiber in the country. Part of it’s success is due to all of you on Ravelry! Thank you! Well now they’re up for this grant and they need 400+ votes before midnight tomorrow so I’m asking you to help me and take a minute and vote. You don’t have to register or anything - just click! The Farm’s ravelry group is MVFF Groupies and to vote just go HERE. Thank you so very much!

Thanks in advance for all your time and typing!

This is such a great opportunity for The First Fiber CSA in America. Susan is great, and you can check out the blog anytime even if you are not a shareholder. She really is doing a great job!! Being able to have web cams in the birthing barn and such will be totally awesome.