Tuesday, March 27, 2007

sorry, having a really bad couple of days

sorry i haven't posted in the last few days, but the hubby has been giving me the silent treatment. i don't know what's going on with him. my sis thinks he might be cheating on me. i don't know. thinking about all that has me missing meals and a lot of sleep. i haven't een gotten any knitting done. of top of all that, my iPod nano broke.
i hope everyone else is doing better than i am. talk to you guys later.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

the news today

hello all,
my 4 year old made me a little chick in school the other day. it's basically a styrofoam cup with yellow feathers a paper beak and googgly eyes. it is so cute, i don't know where to put it. for right now he's sitting at the table where my knitting machine is. i haven't named him yet, do you guys have any ideas? all are welcome.
it started 2 days ago, and now it's finally over. it started as rain thursday night. when i woke up in the morning, it was snowing, and there was a good amount on the ground. it stopped snowing then we were getting frozen snow. it was getting so bad, i picked up my 4 year old from school early. the roads were so terrible i was going 5 miles and hour. on the way there i saw multiple cars sliding all over the roads, and a truck hit a fire hydrant on the passenger side. for some reason there has not been a plow go down my street. this is what it looks like.....

that's my car that covered in ice and snow. obviously, i'm not going anywhere this weekend. i can get a whole lot of knitting done. i'm gonna listen to my books on tape that i put on my mp3 player.

change of plans. my back is killing me. i must have slept on it wrong or something. i took 2 advils but they just took the edge off. so i'm gonna take my last one of these...
this is a vicodin. it's the last one i had after i had a wisdom tooth pulled over the summer. that means no knitting for me. i'll be all drugged up and probably will be sleeping most of the day away. hopefully i'll get some knitting done today

Sunday, March 11, 2007

still hard at work

hi all,
nothing new to report. i'm on my 2nd sweater for my new job, i'm still working on my pinup queen. one sleeve down, one more to go. i'll post pictures as soon as i get the chance. i go to a knitting circle about 3 times a week. instead of going there and learning new things, i always end up teaching others new things. i don't consider myself an expert, i have never tried to do fancy cables or lace. i'm sure i can do them if i actually made the effort. the people there are mostly beginners who need help decifering a pattern or a particular stitch. i'm glad to help, and it gets me out of the house and around adults i'm not related to or one of my kids. don't get me wrong, i love my kids, but as a stay at home mom, i need a break every once in a while. once i get some baby sweaters out of the way, i can work on some things for me. just like every knitter, everything i make, always goes to someone else. anywho, i'll post some pics of my work within the next few days.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

more good news

hello all,
i made these knitted balls 2 years ago for my youngest son. he went through this phase where he wanted to throw everything at everyone and everything. that inspired these. i emailed this picture to the same company and they loved those too. my son still plays with these too. he plays basketball with these too. they teach hand-eye coordination, and if he misses his mark, no harm done. no broken windows or tvs.
if anyone wants the pattern, let me know.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

consignment accepted!!!!!!!

i am so happy!!!!! the company loved my sweaters and now i really get to knit with a purpose, not that i don't now. i knit to keep myself sane as well as give myself and my youngest son things to wear that are original and unique. i'm going to by knitting baby sweaters from newborn to size 4T and ship them to Washington state. my items have never left the state, let along another time zone. i'm also going to make other things and send pictures to them too. i'm so excited to get started. i have to haul out my knitting maching and get knitting.

cosignment, maybe?

yesterday i was on http://www.crafster.org (as always) and i was looking through the classified section, and i came across an ad where a bady clothing company was looking for people who made baby clothes up to size 4T. i can do that. i've been knitting all kinds of things for my youngest son since he was a year old, he's 4 now. i've been knitting things for my now 6 month old neice before she was born.
wish me luck everyone!!!!

the body is finished, horray!!!!

i finished the top about 10 minutes ago. i love how it came out. i like how i don't have to knit extra length for the front since i'm a busty girl. now off to do the arms.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

currently knitting today

today i made a lot of progress on one of my current projects, pinup queen from stitch and bitch. (the first book page 207)
i knit this before in my size, but it was too big even though i knit my size and my gauge was correct. so this time i'm going to make it again in a size small. i love this pattern even though it's knit 2 purl 2 hell for a while, but the front shaping more than makes up for it. i'm knitting it in red heart worsted weight in light blue.
here's the back:
and here is the front?

notice how the bust shaping works? i love how this contours to the body. the hardest thing about this sweater is the short row shaping, but if you know how to do that, it's no problem. i'm tall so i knit an extra 3" to the length. after the front, onto the sleeves. i'll start those tomorrow.