Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Pink Chemo Hat

I have a good start on my next chemo hat. I am only 1/2" away from beginning the decreases at the top. With this being my third one it is going much faster. I should hopefully have it finished tomorrow and have a start on the 4th and final one for now. Once I finish this pink one I need to get it and the purple one to their new owner. I hope that she likes them and they are comfortable for her.

I worry that they won't be as comfortable as I hope. I know that the yarn is soft and feels good to the touch, but that isn't the same as wearing it on the head. Especially if their wig has been irritating their head, I hope that they can wear these and they won't irritate it more.

Here is hoping.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Beginning of the Fair Isle Sweater

Here are the pictures of what I have done on the fair isle sweater that I am going to make for the fair isle class. My first class will be this Wednesday and I am so excited about learning how to do this and working on the sweater.

So far I really like the way that it is knitting up. The colorways are a navy blue and an off white. I think it will look really great when it it done. How long it will take depends on how difficult it is so there is no telling when it will be finished. I can say that the ribbing and the blue stripe didn't take much time at all to complete. I just hope that the rest of it goes as smooth.

Wish me luck. :)

Beginning of First Fair Isle

Waist Rib and Stripe


Here are a few recent pictures of my gloves. The first one is finished. The second one I have the pinky and am getting ready to set up the ring finger. They are coming along quite nice when I get the chance to work on them. Unfortunately they have been put on the back burner until I get some of my other WIPs finished.

Glove #1

Glove #2

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Purple Chemo Cap

I finished my second Chemo cap this evening. It is made of Purple GGH ESPRIT. It is soooooo soft. I just want to cuddle it all night. It wasn't as hard to work with as I expected. That will be good news when I get to making the snow men since I am using the off white ESPRIT.

This hat, along with another that I still have to make, will be going to a friend of mine at church. Her little boy was born 2 weeks before James. I know that there really isn't much that I can do for her and I thought that these hats might help when it is cold this winter and when she might not want to wear her wig around the house. I really hope that she likes them.

Ok the camera turned the nice deep purple into blue. I guess it was the flash. Take my word for it, it is a nice shade of purple.

Purple Chemo Cap

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Have a safe and happy holiday. I plan to eat my fill today, then tomorrow go out and get a few bargins. Good Luck to those of you who are going out to brave the crowds early in the morning.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Rail Road Tracks

Ok so forget what I said about having a good start on the second leg of the cargo pants for James. I was looking at it and it had some serious rail road tracks running up it. I just don't get it. The other one doesn't have them and I am doing the same thing. Plus I would expect to get them in between each DP needle, but I am getting them after the first stitch on each needle. Needless to say the second leg has been frogged and I will be starting it over. So much for hoping to get them done any time soon.

I am guessing that it has something to do with the tension I am holding the yarn at, but I have never had it happen this bad. If anyone has any suggestions for correcting what I am doing wrong, please let me know. I really don't want the rail road track look on these pants.

Cargo Pants

I have the first leg finished and is sitting on stitch holders and I have a pretty good start on the second one. I am wanting to get these done so I can either give them to James for either Christmas or his Birthday. They are working up really cute and the color way is a nice neutral color. I think that they will be able to go with pretty much anything. I can't wait to see them on him and what they look like. They are really cute on the little boy on the pattern, so I am hoping for the same result.

I will keep you posted on the progress.

Finished Cargo Pant Leg and the Start of the Second One

Magic Loop Sock #1

Well here it is. 3 weeks of work and it is finally finished. Now I still have another one to make. Wahhhhh. At least I am really happy with the way that the first one turned out, so it should give me some motivation to work on the second.

I really think that I am going to work on a pair at the same time like I mentioned in my post from the other day. I just think it will be better to have the pair done at the same time. I think I will make more that way, instead of dreading having to make the second one from the very beginning.

So do you like it? Crazy colors hu.?

First Magic Loop Sock

Dk. Red Chemo Cap

Here is the first Chemo cap that I have knit. It is made of Berroco Chinchilla. It is really soft and should feel great on. It is 100% Rayon and feels really nice. I hope that my friend likes it.

Dk. Red Chemo Cap

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Magic Loop Sock

Last night at knit night at my LYS I finished my first magic loop sock. Yeah! Now only 1 more to go. Booo! I think for my next pair I am going to work both socks at the same time (work a little on one then a little on the other). That way when I am done with one I will only have a little to finish on the second one. I think I would be much happier with that solution.

When the second sock will be finished is anyone's guess. I have quite a few things to get done for Christmas, so I really need to get cracking on them. I am currently working on James' cargo pants. I have yet again added more length to the first leg. I believe that they are more like 18 to 24 month length, so by the time I finish them he should be able to fit into them. I really want to have them done plus a sweater, but that all depends on how much of the other things I get done.

Guess I should wrap this up and get cracking on the cargo pants. Hopefully I will get a chance to get some pictures of the sock tomorrow and post it.

Friday, November 18, 2005

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005


Time flies when you are having fun......

I have been taking the Magic Loop Sock Class the past 2 Saturdays. I am as far as the turning of the heel. I have to wait until this Saturday to pick up the heel stitches and the rest of it. I can't wait to get the first sock done. I am quite excited to see how it turns out.

I have picked up a few skeins of Berroco Chinchilla one in Pink and one in Dark Red. Also I got a skein of Esprit in Purple. I am going to be making chemo hats out of them. I have the dk. red one almost finished, unfortunately I ran out and need another skein. So I guess either Thursday since I will be on that side of town or Saturday after class I will need to get a few more skeins.

I am working on my second glove. I am almost to the point of making the hole for the thumb. They seem to move along rather quick for the size yarn and needles that I am using. I am pleasantly surprised. I have gotten quite a few positive comments on them. My Mom and MIL both want a pair, so I might be in the glove making business LOL.

I have James' Fair Isle sweater as far as I can go until I have class. Christina asked me to go ahead and do the bottom ribbing and such that I could and knew how to do so that I didn't have to waste time in class doing that and I could start out on the pattern once class got rolling. I am so excited about this sweater! I really didn't want to put it down. I really wish that I knew what I was doing so that I could go ahead and work on it. The class isn't until the end of the month and I think it is going to kill me having to wait. Guess I shouldn't have started it so soon, but I wanted to make sure that I had what I was supposed to have done by the time class was here.

James' Pull Over Sweater has to be frogged. His head is to big to fit into the head opening. Needless to say I have to frog it and re-swatch so I can make sure that it will fit over his head. What good is a sweater if you can't get it over his head?. Glad that I checked before I went to far on it.

I have 3 blocks finished for my Afghan. I haven't started another one yet. I guess that I need to get on that and add it to my list of things that need to be worked on and finished.

I haven't touched the Cabled Shrug or James' cargo pants in a while. I figure that after all the classes are said and done I will get back to the shrug. I am hoping after I finish the second glove that I can get the cargo pants busted out so that maybe James can wear them this winter and spring. Only time will tell on these two.

Well that is all I have for now. I need to go fold some laundry and head off to bed. Good Night all.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Rip It Rip It Rip It

I started the ribbing for my second glove the other day. All seemed to be going well until I took a close look at it. Hummm something had gone rotten in Denmark.

I have knitted where I should have purled and purled where I should have knitted. It was only a few stitches and at the very beginning, but I can't stand to know that there is a mistake and not fix it. So it has been completely ripped out.

Now I get to start over from the beginning. It isn't like I made it really far or anything, but that is time that I really didn't want to waste. Oh well what are you going to do?. I knew that I wouldn't have been happy with it if I would have left the mistakes and god forbid if it was a gift, there is no way that I could have left them in then.

Call me a perfectionist, call me anal, call me completely crazy, at least if you get something from me you know it is done right and the best that I can do.

Well it is back to the cast on then on to the ribbing again.

Happy Anniversary!!

Happy Anniversary to my darling Husband. Today we have been married for 4 years. I know it doesn't sound like much, but now days if you last a year you are doing good. We have actually been together for 11 years.

I met Kevin at my Halloween party in 1994 and the rest is history. We now have a beautiful baby boy together and have spent 4 wonderful years in marriage. I know that I am always saying this, but it just doesn't seem like we have been married for 4 years, let alone together for 11. Man does time fly when you are having fun.

I can say that we have had our good times and bad, rough and smooth, easy and hard, etc., but we are here today still together and have been able to work through things. No one ever said that it would be easy and boy were they right, yet I wouldn't trade those experiences for the world. We have learned a lot about each other over these past years. For example we both went into the marriage with the agreement that neither of us wanted children. Hummm we now have a baby boy. Some where along the line we both changed our minds, had a discussion and decided to go for it. I believe that it was the best decision that we made.

Well I won't bore you with any more of my reminiscing.

Happy Anniversary Darling!!

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