Saturday, January 26, 2008

Update and pictures

It's been a busy week here.  This time last week I was in Jackson heading for a sit-n- knit to meet up with some MS knitters that I met on Ravelry.  That was fun.  The drive up... not so much.  There was snow around Hattiesburg and it was pretty heavy.  It was beautiful, but who in their right mind wants to drive in it.  I finished Elmer's slippersand started his socks with yarn I bought at The Knit Studio in JacksonThey are kicking my butt.  The first one is further along than the picture shows, but I use around 60 sts for my socks and it took 100 for his.  100 sts per round and 11 rnds to the inch is a lot of sts.

I got pictures of some of my washcloths and soap sacks too I have also started on my Monkey socks from Knitty.comAnd I've started the next Estonian Garden Wrap.  I'm not very far on either of those projects.  I've got about 8 to 10 of my caps for kids seamed and I have about that many more to seam.  I need to get busy on them.  I need to have at least 60 by June.  I did 60 last year and want at least that many for this year; more if I can manage.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Started new projects

Well, I started another soap sack this morning.  I finished a washcloth to go with the first soap sack last night.  I cast on for my Monkey socks in Tofutsies last night too.  I got all the ends weaved in on the sweater.  I just need to get a picture.  Maybe today if it's warm enough to get it outside. ( I like the light better out there.)

I'm going to a sit n knit on Saturday and can't decide what to take with me.  So many projects, too few hands.

I have some blanks for hats for Caps for Kids done that I need to seam up.  I really need to get back to my machines too.  I miss them.  Maybe that's what I'll do this afternoon.  I need to use up some of this stash and Caps for Kids is a good way to do it. 

I'll try to get pictures soon of the rest of my completed and in progress projects.

Well, off to get some stuff done (including finishing the laundry).

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Finished Objects

Well, I've been busy with life recently.  It seems to have been one of those months.  I have finished some items recently. I finished a pair of slippers for Elmer.

The sweater that I started several years ago is almost finished. I'm weaving in ends so really it is almost finished.  I need to get a picture of it in it's present state as the one I have is of it still in pieces.  I have one soap sack done (9 to go) and no washcloths done yet. No mini sweaters, nothing done on the Aran Afghan and I have not started my Monkey socks or the evening wrap that is promised ( I did get the yarn for it though.)  More later.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Checking in

Seems like it's been forever since I posted.  I've been knitting and reading and attached to Ravelry.  Boy does that take up some time.  I've made socks for my two granddaughters and for their cousin (on the other side of their family). I've picked up a sweater in navy blue that I started several years ago from EZ's Knitting Without Tears.  It was to be for the oldest granddaughter but by the time it's finished I don't know who will be wearing it.  It's too small for her now.  Maybe her cousin or her little sister.  I guess we'll see.  I'd take it apart and start over, but there's not enough yarn to make it in a larger size and since I don't know what the yarn is anymore I can't match it. 

I need to start on the Monkey socks for myself that are on my list of "to do's" and I want to make soap sacks and matching washcloths for Christmas for some of the women in my life.  I also want to make the mini sweaters for ornaments for the tree for next year and I think they'd be cute tied to the ribbons on the packages.  My darling husband also informed me that he really needs new slippers so I guess I need to start those too.  And rats, I still have to finish (yeah right, who am I kidding?) my Aran sqaure afghan that I started several years ago. Oh, and I promised an evening wrap to someone for this year. 

Hmmm, looking at that list... 1 pr of socks, 10 soap sacks and washcloths (at last count) at least 10 of the mini sweaters, 1 pr slippers, 1 sweater, 1 wrap,and at least 8 more sqaures (I think it's more) for an afghan.... how many items is that so far for this year...42 I think if I  count the squares separately.  Yikes... I better get off here and get busy.  I'll try to update the progress here as I finish items, but I admit here and now that I don't think I'll finish the afghan this year.  Can someone clone me, please? If the other me could do the housework, etc., I could get all the knitting done.