Monday, April 28, 2008

YAY!! Knitting!

Dam, I am at work and I can't acess my pictures for you, but I am back at it boys and girls!

I made slippers this weekend! From the Felt Clog pattern by
Fiber Trends, I bought it at Knitopia and have had it for years.... I think that I must keep talking about it because Illuminating Soul finally talked me into getting to knitting them! Yay stuff for me! They went so dam fast that I think that I will knit myself another pair as well as two more for gifts! Super Instant Gratification, and another "trust the pattern" moment!

I just wanted to give you all a quick update that I am feeling much better and I am glad that I rested and did no more damage. The Doctor did NOT think that it was in any way knitting related so YAY!

I will have photos for you in the next post, I think that I will have to make a list of what I need to include so I don't forget anything!

Thank you for all the well wishing and good-stitching vibes
Ericka, Knitting Up A Storm and Knittypants! I really appreciate it! You guys are the best part about blogging!

Hope everyone is having a good beginning to their week!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Still with the OWIE.

This sucks.

Still no knitting............... but I did use a crochet cast-on and got the blue Bamboo on the needles..... then I stopped.

I don't really like this, but the anti-inflamatory pills that the doctor gave me are helping, I am not as sore in the morning.

I think that not moving my in-laws this weekend would have helped me rest, but life continues at it's breakneck speed... who am I to try to slow down. LOL

I see my doctor to report in on Thursday. Until then I will be reading. I think that I am going to stop typing now before I fall farther into this little pity party... it sounds bad, but I am okay... just a bit stir crazy, I am sure you can relate. I am used to having something to do..... even if I am watching tv! now...... it's a bit frusturating more than anything. All will be well soon. I am resting as long as I need to, maybe even another week.

I have been checking your blogs to see your knitting goodies! I hope you are all have a great week, knitting or not.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

This isn't going to be fun.

So I have arm pain...... yes ladies and gents, I am not knitting right now.
I have gone to the clinic, and the nice doctor didn't think that it was knitting related, but I am taking no chances. I like my hobbies too much to risk wrecking my wrists.
So I have decided to knit nothing for the next few days.
I tried...... there is owie.

LOL, goofyness aside I was going to cast on the blue bamboo this week as my swatch was done, measured, washed and measured again. I know what I need to know! I am ready..... except casting on is also owie.

Same goes for the fiber trends clog slippers.

To top it off I finished one Springtime sock..... and the stitch pattern that I have chosen mad it WAAAAAY to tight on my foot. Frog pond my friends.... I will rip it and pick another stittch pattern........

Le sigh. Hope you are having better times with your knitting this week. I will report back soon.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Look Look!!

Finished Things!!!
Carina's socks. A bamboo-wool blend handdyed by my LYS owner.

The Watermelon socks. On Your Toes with Aloe Vera!

Feet on Fire socks. %100 bamboo socks. As I said I love the colour, but only have one skein.

All were knit on 2.75mm needles in the magic loop style, and toe-up based on the sock pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks. Each was using a different stitch pattern. YAY!! I know that I have never had a post where all my FO's were socks! Neat, a new first.
Wendy, and Hunnybunny, I hope you like them! I can't wait to see you latest socks. I am not exactly sure what turned sock knitting from anintresting idea, to something that I have to have active all the time. I guess it's that "almost instant" gratification. I hope you enjoy checking them out. I have been enjoying wearing all the socks..... except the blue ones, they were for somone else! I hope she is wearing them! (Hunnybunny, maybe the heel that you are knitting isn't the right one for you, there are soooooo many patterns out there!)
I did also finish the You Can't See Me Hat. That however has to be blocked for sure!! so no pics of that! I started a new pair of socks, and given hope by my friend on Illuminating Soul, I will try to knit two socks at a time. Also I am going to continue with the Icarus Shawl. Thanks for being paitent...... I hope you are all having productive weeks! (yikes what a thing to say on Monday!) Talk to you soon!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

okay.... so I was wrong.

I have no photos.....

Well, that isn't true, I have just not got them here. On this blog. For the moment.

I have other FO's too... and I hope to get the hat for my other half done, and the firey bamboo socks too! That will make me happy.

I have had a second-thoughts about frogging the Icarus shawl that I started. I think I will keep it and enjoy it! It has been an enjoyable knit so far! LOL not that I 'm far into it, but I can see it moving along well!
I still have to keep pluggin along on my friend James' afghan... but I really just need to sit down and get to it. I have to say that my socks have been easier to carry around with me. So when I finish a pair, I seem to cast on another....... and I probably will when I finish this pair too.

Project Spectrum has switched to another element this month. We have moved to EARTH. Now I have too look aroung for some browns and greens.... all I can think of are sock yarns!! LOL

So I will work on getting some pictures posted, so that you can actually see what I have been working through. I did do swatches in several of the fantastic yarns that I plan to make some new projects from. That bamboo is fantastic.