Sittin' Here Knittin' - Old one

Ramblings about Knitting and other important stuff

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Knitting

Been knitting away but been super busy with work and school. Yes school. I decided to go back for my MBA. We'll see how far I get. I'm not as motivated for this one as I was for my bachelors. I've always known that the degree wasn't everything there was to moving ahead in life but I have found it'll get your foot in alot more doors. I'm acutally interested in the stuff I'll learn with an MBA. I'd like to own my own business one day, or run someone elses *grin* so I think it will be useful to know most of the things I'll be studying.
I have some Calmer on special order from my LYS. Yeah!! I can't wait to get it. I plan on making Audrey from Rowan 35. I've been drooling over the idea for quite some time and finally decided on what color I'd like to use.
Mom, Dad, and DS are on their way here from Florida. They live up in the panhandle so thankfully they were not affected by the hurricane. My heart goes out to those people that were in the path of that monster. I have lived through a few of them and can't imagine having to do it again. I live in Denver now so there isn't much threat of it here.

Friday, August 13, 2004

SALE

My favorite brand.... ;)

I "went" to Webs summer sale and you will NEVER believe what I found. I must share it because everyone else I know just gives me that little smile of "lets humor Michelle, she's talking about yarn again". I bought a wool cashmere blend at $14 a pound. Yes people. Cashmere. Enough to make two large sweaters. And I only spent $56 for it (well, plus shipping and other yarns I bought). I can't wait to get it!!

They aren't sold out yet. Go check out their sale. It's magnificent!

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Bjerk

Here are some updated photos of Bjerk. She's coming along nicely.



This is a close up of the colorwork that goes around the chest area. It's pretty true to the correct color, on my monitor at least. I've just gotten to the sleeve shaping. I thought this pattern was going to call for steeks but it doesn't. I can't say I'm terribly disappointed. The fair isle part was intimidating enough without having to worry about cutting *gasp* my knitting. I know it can be done. I've seen finished work that didn't come all apart. But like most people that haven't tried it yet, I think it sounds SCARY!



This is pretty much the whole sweater as it is today. One day, she'll grow up and have sleeves and everything.

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Rowanette




YES I AM!

Mmmmmmm. Rowan...

Monday, August 02, 2004

Baaa





Which flock do you follow?

this quiz was made by alanna


I don't totally agree with my "inner sheep" reading, but it's pretty close. How cute!

Aztec



I finished my second afghan square and actually took a photo before I turned it in. I don't remember if I shared this project with you. My LYS decided to start a charity project she dubbed "81 squares of love". She picked an afghan pattern from Magic Carpet Afghan in "100 Afghan Squares to Knit" and people signed up to make two each. They ranged from simple patterns to complex ones so everyone could play along. We then bought our yarn and started working on our squares. The afghan is being donated to a local family that has lost a child. All the money we spent on supplies will be donated to a charity of that families choice. I picked a challenging square (for me anyway) and really enjoyed working on it. It was my first attempt at color work more complicated than stripes and my first go with using beads in my knitting. I love them both. I admit I prefer fair isle to intarsia but both are fun. Using beads wasn't nearly as intimidating as I first thought and I really enjoyed that bit as well.

Bjerk is coming along nicely. I finished the fairisle bit that goes around the chest area late last night. I should have a pic of that tomorrow. I also worked on a new afghan for the living room. I have so much Red Heart yarn left over from when I started learning to knit. I bought a bunch of it and then discovered the yummy lushness of Rowan and haven't looked back. I hate the thought of wasting yarn, and have used quite a bit for critter knitters blankies, but have a lot left so I decided to make a little throw out of it.

Well, happy Monday (if there is such a thing :D)