Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Just a Teaser....

I will be posting on Ravelry my stash aquisition soon, from the Great Yarn Give away. Lots of things I never quite imagined myself going for, but the ideas that came from Robin, helped me expand my vision. I am actually quite excited. To the point that I wish I could take some time off of work, and just do some experimenting, but .... alas that shall not be.

The TSJ is 'almost done' and I am hoping to show results within the next day or so. The Cross Over Scarf has not gone very far at all lately (been working on TSJ) and also in the process of taking out the bottom of my top down sweater that I Bound Off too tightly, and too soon. I am hoping to add some length and a better bind off.

Friday, February 20, 2009

oh my,,,, Oh My..... OH MY

So here I am way past the point of even being able to type coherantly (thank goodness for spell check), and I am all a flutter....

First tomorrow is another Yarn For Breakfast event, sure to be quite the gaggle of fiber fanatic, coffee connoisseurs, and all round GREAT People. Already we are scheduled for 27 or so, although we not all be there at the same time, as there is a fantastic member of our group who has opened her designer stash to us for 4hrs. Wants us all to have the opportunity to use fibers we wouldn't normally get our little paws on.

Then I am reading the Harlot's post tonight and the whole Sock thing just jumped out at me, as in this would be soooooooooooooooooooooo cool to attend. In fact my SP from SP10 is one of the desingers. I wonder if she still wears the Monkey Socks I knit for her.

Any way all of a sudden I have realized I am totally jazzed, but am now going to get less than my minimum hrs of required sleep. So I am off.

I promise updates on my BSJ, the Cross Over Scarf, Valentines Gifties from my Beloved, and the Meet Up events and so on. As I noted on my Facebook, it is the "so on" that gets me every time.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I really did finish them

Believe it or not, I really did finally finish Rick's socks, and Matt's clogs. Infact the clogs have been felted, and Rick's socks... well, I have been having trouble keeping them clean long enough to get pics of them. so here they are.

Then there is the Cross Over Scarf, which is really quite an easy knit, once you wrap your brain around it. I am torn as to whether or not I will block this out. I love the feel and look of the yarn currently (Lang Mille Colori), but I can't help but wonder how it may look with a swish and some blocking. We shall see.

As for the BSJ, it is coming along. Each time I hold what will be the sleeves together I can't help but wonder if it isn't going to just swallow up a the 3yr old it is meant for. Then again, I would rather knit something she can grow into that something she has already grown out of.

Before Rick left of Korea (literally right before like at 0430 waiting to leave for the airport) we were discussing the concept of moving to the southwest - where we would like our forever home to be- before going to Germany. There is really only one reason I would consider this, since it would postpone my long desired move to Germany, and that reason is, if we go to Germany first from his current position - he would have to return here to VA for at least a year before taking a position out in the southwest. While I love my friends here dearly, that is one of the only things I like about this area. So the thought of having to come back here after having to leave Germany which will be hard enough as it is, is very, shall we say, unimpressive - depressing even. I know, I really just need to see what the universe has in store for us, but I am not the most patient of individuals. It is one of my lessons during this lifetime - patience - (not patients - which I have already worked through and will continue to move away from bit by bit). I want it all laid out in a nice neat plan..... NOW. OK, time to move on.

My wonderful friends over at Twinset awarded me a blogging award. That was really sweet. Now all I have to do, in my limited technology knowledge, is figure out how to do all the steps I am suppose to do to accept and pass on that award. I will figure it out in the next day or so.

OH and for those of you who knew I had scored a killer deal on a ticket to Hawaii - yeah, well, the big bubbas there decided they were just too busy to talk to Rick right now and and at the last minute suggested he not come until .... oh, say August AFTER the change of command. So needless to say part of the killer deal got sucked up into itinerary change fees. Phoooooeeeeyyyy I have thus decided I will create a bit of the tropics here for Rick and I and then we will spend a ver special Valentines weekend incommunicado from the rest of the world. So if you don't see a post over the weekend, or hear from me, it is OK, I will be back among the world again on Tues.

Have a wonderful week, if I don't pop in before that. :)

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Believe it... or not??

I actually have pics to post of knitting progress. Although, Rick has gone and worn his waffle socks again (like almost as soon as I washed them) so those pics have to wait until laundry day next week.

We have here, the BSJ that was started in Dec as gift for my niece, to accompany the blanket for her sister. Needless to say, it got put down and has been languishing inside the foot stool/box. Now it is back out, and seems to be going fairly well (please don't slight me down for that confession Oh Great and Wonderful Goddess of Knitting...). My hope is that it will get finished before I leave for HI at the end of next week. (A girl can dream, can't she??).

This is the Cross Over Scarf, that I have decided I really like, in yarn that I also have decided that I really like. I like how it feels and how it looks, and the jewel tones are very jewel-ish. To see more details check out my Ravelry projects page.
As of right now, the scarf is considerably longer, but I will wait until I am finished for further pics. Just imagine this same patter over and over and over.