Monday, November 18, 2013
I had such fun making these and I think the kids had fun wearing them. I even made one for the Grandma (her request, she didn't want to be left out of the fun)!
Back to knitting for next week!
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
I am going to try and give a weekly update on what I'm working on!
Talk to you soon!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
One of the fun things we've done the past few months was attend the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the church my brother and I grew up in. It's Calvary United Protestant Church in Park Forest, IL and we had a wonderful weekend with our parents reminiscing with old friends.
Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday with their families!!!! My New Year's resolution is to blog on a regular basis! Wish me luck!!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
I was signed up for Sock Wars 3 and just mailed off my first pair of socks to my target yesterday...I, of course, neglected to take a picture of them so we'll have to wait and she if she posts a picture once she recieves them. Once she gets her socks she has to package up the socks she was working on and send them to me to finish for her target. As long as I haven't recieved any socks from my "assassin" I'm still alive and can continue to knit socks. I haven't heard a thing from my assassin so I'm assuming I'm still safe!
I'm also participating in several lace shawl KALs...here's some pics of the works in progress. The Lace Mystery shawl has only had one clue released and it looks like this:
I'm using Jaggerspun Zephyr 2/18 in Daffodil with gold lined clear size 8 beads.
I'm also working on the Mystic Light KAL. It uses fingering weight, which is much different to knit a shawl with than lace weight, but I love the way it's turning out...I'm currently on Clue 3 and the pattern has 5 clue total. I'm using Koigu in a burnt orange colorway (It's supposed to remind you of fire).
My third work in progress is the Slow-Bee Mystery Shawl. It calls for 3000 yds of laceweight yarn and 3000 beads...I'm using Jaggerspun Zephyr 2/24 (I was hoping to keep it from being a queen size blanket!) and I'm not sure I like the fabric I'm getting, but here's a look...I'm only about 1/3 way through the first clue.
That's what I've been up to! I'm going to log projects and stash on Ravelry now too, so if you want you can check me out there...I'm Lknits.
'Til next time!
Saturday, May 3, 2008
I've become addicted to lace and lace mystery shawls. My first lace project was the Swallowtail Shawl from Interweave Knits (see pic). I gave the shawl to my sister-in-law for her birthday. I also finished "Swan Lake" from Pink Lemon Twist.
The other KAL's I have on the needles currently are The Mystery Shawl 2008, Mystic Waters, Mystic Light, and Spring Mystery Shawl. The new ones starting soon are Casablanca, Goddess Knits Anniversary Shawl, Slow-Bee Mystery and Slow-Bee Mystery 2.
I will try to be better about blogging and I will find DS#1's digital camera and get some pictures of my WIPs and post soon.
Now I'm going to make a cup of tea, enjoy my very quiet house (all the "boys" are out for the evening) and knit!
See you next time! Laura
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Part of our day yesterday was spent watching the qualifications runs for the Indy 500. Alex Barron qualified to start in the 9th row. Being up close and personal with these machines makes you really appreciate what it takes to run this race...220 miles an hour is amazing to watch!On the knitting front, I struggled all week with some socks...I finished one, the second one came out nothing like the first so I ended up frogging them both...I've got some better sock yarn and a different pattern that I will be trying sometime soon...In the meantime, I relaxed and got rid of my sock frustration by working on the Lady Eleanor shawl I am making for myself!