Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Radio Silence

There's gonna be some radio/blog silence for awhile. There is some stuff going on and my energy needs to be focused on something and someone else for awhile. There is family stuff, PC and me stuff, just plain ole me stuff and this blog has been a great outlet for me... I am not sure I can have this outlet available and not use it, y'know?

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Problem Child

It needs to be ripped. I am not sure I have the heart to do it. I am not sure I can rip back to a recognizable round. Plus, one bambino will be a girl, named C. I have purple. But, baby #2 might be a boy... I need to think on this a bit. Baby C is getting stuff at the shower and some stuff just as we go along....

Here's my "working yarn": (not very portable, is it??) Got this at a JCA sale two years ago. This and 2 other cones: one darker blue and one olive green. Olive is for a sweater for me...

Close-up of the petal-y goodness. I really like this yarn for this project. Maybe it's worth trying to rip back. Yup. I see some constrasting thread in my future.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

No excuse

I really don't have an excuse for not blogging lately--- just being busy I guess. My new routine of hitting the gym 5 times a week is eating some of my time though. Have a I mentioned how great my trainer is??

Today will be a whopper of a post: FOs.

First, the WIPs:
1) second bunny hat
2) Aran Wiggles pullover in orange (numero uno) wool.
3) EZ february sweater (in a coral-orange Dale Baby Ull) for Mari's baby-to-be, C.

FO #1:

Pattern: My So-Called Scarf
Yarn: Malabrigo; Jewel Blue (2 skeins)
Needles: US 11
Notes: this went very quickly. I see many more in the future. Malabrigo is sooo soft. this is a gift and I don't want to give it away!



Pattern: Quicko-Cheapo
Yarn: various encore yarn (wool/acrylic blend)
Needles; US 7 and US 8
Buttons: from Island Yarn
Notes/Mods: changed the neck on the cardigan. Had to rip and re-do the neck on the pullover three times... read the directions carefully. These are both for A, for next year (2 yr old size... A's 18 months now, but a peanut of a kid, so these will fit next fall/winter)


Pattern: Bunny Hat from itty bitty hats (Susan B. Anderson)
Yarn: Sublime, pink - 1 ball (127 yds)
Needles: US6, bryspun 16" circulars
Notes: need to make a second one... and add a tail and Ribbons.

FO #5 and #6

Pattern: Kitty (free on Ravelry)
Yarn: acrylic from stash
Needles: US7
Notes: needs whiskers and eyes. Pink is for A, Gray is for M. I see more kitties in the future. PC thinks I am starting an army.