Friday, June 29, 2007

Moving day is almost here!

I cannot wait to get all of those boxes emptied and feel as though my world is in order again. The entire house is a messy maze of boxes and random items waiting to be packed. And of course we move to Michigan planning to move again (into a house we will own!) in 6 months or so. I just have to remember all of this chaos is worth it.

Despite the packing, Wicked is still moving along as it is the only item not boxed up. Just an inch or so more and I start the bottom ribbing. Then the sleeves will be started. I'm not too impressed with how the yarn looks over large areas of stockinette - it looks almost uneven in random spots and I know my tension is very even. I hope blocking will help.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Oops, some knitting happened.

Ok, so I am supposed to be packing. But a co-worker is having a baby girl and that is another excuse to make up Elizabeth Zimmermann's February Baby Sweater. It went much faster this time as I have learned to recognize actual stitches apparently. I topped it off with some bunny buttons that look cute but are kind of a bitch to close. Whoops.

Pattern: EZ's Baby sweater on 2 needles from Knitter's Almanac
Yarn: Caron's Simply Soft (practical but not fun)
Needles: Knitpicks options Size 6
Time to complete: about 1 week

Friday, June 15, 2007

Frozen North, here we come!

I got a job! I was offered a long term contract position in Detroit today! I actually still have an interview next week in Detroit, so I haven't excepted but it sounds like a great position that will be a welcome challenge to my skills.

I don't even know what to say except that I will be packing my knitting up for a few weeks and getting boxes packed because I'll be in Michigan by the 4th of July!!!

In the meantime, Wicked has made it down to the armpits. And it languishes on scrap yarn, where it will sit for a while. But, it's looking good and I'll be happy to get back to it soon.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007


I think I have finally admitted to myself that as beautiful as Lady E will be, it is just not my style to wear a large shawl like that. So, she will be made into an oversized scarf instead, probably 2 of them, one will be a Christmas gift.


Tuesday, June 5, 2007

I must, I must

I must increase my bust. Remember that Punky Brewster episode? Margo convinced Cherry and Punky that cheese puffs help increase bust size because they are full of air. Man I loved that show. I think my sister really wanted to be Punky. It definitely inspired some fashion disasters in my childhood of which I am not proud. (Purple fake converse high tops anyone?)

Anyways, I must, I must, I mush finish up some WIPs! I've been stressing about next Christmas for months now. I am a ridiculous planner and if I need time to chill I will make lists about the future. Basically I've had Jenny's Christmas gift planned since February, but of course no yarn purchased or knitting done. And then my H has no knitted items so he deserves one. Renae, Sara, MIL,& FIL are all the types to appreciate knitted gifts. I think SIL likes them, so I'll try to work in something for the kids. Aaack! How am I supposed to knit all that?

So to do this I am going to work on one item exclusively on my WIP list until it is done. Then I will work on one secret item and one bloggable item. H doesn't read this and he sits next to me while I knit, so I can show off his. MIL reads, but she can be trusted not to tell anyone else in the family so I only have to keep hers a secret. And of course, I have more mommies to be to knit for, so it is a good thing that I recently acquired Itty-Bitty Hats. What an adorable book!

As far as knitting progress goes, before my one item only resolution I managed to get Wicked down to the underarms and put it all on waste yarn. I tried it on and it is fabulous, and a bit sexy even. Small, not puffy cables are fantastic on the chest, ladies. But, Chevron is the closest to being finished and thus it gets worked on first.

Pictures soon.