Sunday, November 23, 2008

Endpaper Mitts.....

Originally uploaded by silverilix

Sooooo dam close....... ah yes I am..

This is fine, I will complete them today and move on to my next crafty endeavor!

I have also completed the baby blanket that is due today, for a shower. It has the Simon seal of approval. LOL So with that done I cast on for another baby blanket, this one has a farther due date howver so I can get my othert hings done.... but it's started so if I need a bit of easy TV knitting then I can pull this out and have some relaxking knitting time.

Othere than that I hae a pitful lack of goodies to show off. ah well... shopping for a bit today and the I think a book, some knitting and tea are in order!! Have a great weekend!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Gift Knitting???? Am I Crazy?


I think that these are turning out well…..

I may knit one on larger size needles, to see if I like the fit better, these don’t stand up on their own, but they are snug. I am not sure that I enjoy the snugness. It is however supportive.

So they are pretty, a successful knit, and that means they will be a good quick knit to get a few of the ladies in my life gifties. I already have some yarn, and I am unsure if the colours will be appropriate for those that I wish to knit for. A quick stop at Knitopia will fix that, but that means I have to choose new colours. LOL

I do plan to knit for the family men too. Some will get fingerless gloves, and some more elaborate knitting. My brother has asked for socks, cool I also have a good idea for a new hat for him. My BIL always seems to get left out when the knitting comes around. This year I have begged Sarah for her Mario inspired chart and I am going to knit him a great scarf…. He will love it! I want to make sure that everyone gets something that they love, so I checked with my brother about what type of theme he would like…… video games. LOL

I do have another holiday project this year. My knitting pals and I have decided to do a “Secret” gift giving. The short story behind this is that for the last few years we have all pledged to hand-make the gifts that we give to each other…. and that takes time. Especially since we gather more friends to us every year. So this year we set a dollar value and drew names…..

So I have to plan for that, and since a good many of our group is online and knows this blog….
I am not sharing anything here. Sorry. Updates when we exchange in January. I promise.
I am going to give more updates on the gift knitting underway for other though, so I will have active stuff to share pictures of. I can’t wait to see what you all are up to!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Great knitting in the future.....

So knitting is going great this week already.
I am happy to report that I am getting to the end of the first Endpaper mitt! I hope that I can start the next one tomorrow. I have to say that I am pretty proud of these, they are looking so good. So I have to say that the designer is fantastic.... and it is an easy to follow pattern! Did I mention last post that this is the test for making some family gifts for this season? I think that these will be great for my mothers and my sisters............. from my side and the hubby's. I do want to make some of the men in my life fingerless gloves too, but hey those will be a bit less decorated. LOL

I have my sisters slippers done and ready to tie in ends, and almost time to felt.
I will share pics when I have some actually FO's.

The other things on the agenda are of course the hubby's vest and getting the shawls done.
So I hope that you are happy with my update............ I am pretty happy with my progress.
Have a great week.

Lest We Forget. Thank you to all the Men and Women who serve in our armed forces.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Husband away.... more crafty time!

I am getting some movie and knitting time in with the man away... I have a few more update pics to show you....
but first a esential kitty shot......

Hello out there!! Hi Redd and all other kitties! Hi Static! I rule the yarn!!

Let me see what else do I have for showing off... ah, Endpaper mitts that I just started knitting in a Kal with a good friend, Love the colours! I think that this will be a great project to knit up for my sister and mom too.
The Ocean socks are done!!

I have another charity blanket that I am knitting with the Stitch It podcast group on Ravelry......

This one is called the Barnyard Dance.. it is pretty cute so far and I got a few lovely goodies from Chelsea who sent it to me! Thanks again!!! Now to figure out what the heck I am going to put on it!!
Ah I have the Sea Shawl that I am knitting as a thank you gift for a friend.... Iit is totally her colours, and Feather and fan could not be an easier pattern for me!

I am knitting another pair of slippers for my sister, but I have no camera this weekend so I have to update that for you later. I am going to felt the two pairs at the same time so the other pair is done and waiting felting. That is great to have done, but I really want to give them to her so I really want the other pair done, I knit the first one already today and I plan on having the second done before bed!

I started a new shawl (another friend gift too) but that is not far at all so the pic is not intresting... sorry. Well, obviously it's black and beady, but I haven't even started on the lace part yet! So this is the shot I have!

I am really far into the vest for Hubby but I have to say that I am going to the LYS for advice this week, I am getting close and want to get the shoulders right.... I would hate to have re-knit it this far and then screw up! It is so close to being off the needles that I reall want to get it done, but I am afreaid of improper shaping. Oh well, I will get over it this week and get it done I have a CPH to knit for myself! Maybe the Olive Branch Yoga hoodie too.
The gals that I knit with at the coffee shop and I are going to do a Rogue KAL in the new year after all the holiday knitting is over. I think that it will be a blast. I already have the Rogue kit, so I am set to go and I hate the fact that it is just sitting there... I know thaq we all buy yarns that we intend to use, and sometimes don't get to but I really want to get it made. I think that I will make it a cardigan, I am really using them right now, intrestingly enough the 3 sweaters I have mentioned knitting are all to be cardigans.....
We met and did a mini stash swap at a friends house on Friday night. I went with two bags and came home with one (and half of that was some of the stuff that I went over with). We all kinda decided that if we had had it a few years it was time to re-evaluate! Mostly it was the yarns that I bought when I was a newer knitter and a student... affordable and washable acrylics. Now I can wash with care and be a bit more picky on what I buy. So I passed on my sleeping yarns to friends who are students and have something in mind for the yarn! I think that we are going to do this again in the new year also... I want to get some things made!
So that is my mini update, hope to have some good FO news for you later this week. Hope your weekend was good, and take some time on Tuesday to do a bit of remembering for our war vets.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Hi there


Hope you are all well.....

Just a quick note to say Hi and to assure you that I really want to continue with my update.

I assumed that I would have more time after this wedding business............ HA!

Busy bee that I am.... but I do have some fantastic and exciting projects on the go to tell you all about. New things, and plans.

Meanwhile, check out my list of Blogs that I read, and see what they have to say. :D

Talk to you soon. Can't wait to see you knitting!