Monday, September 29, 2008

The weekend.

I don't have much to report on sewing, crocheting or knitting except that Mom has put in her order for a sweater that is not the sweater she's getting for Christmas. More of a shrug or bolero really. It will be crocheted and it will be black. Beyond that I'm not terribly sure yet.

On the Christmas sweater, I have about 2 inches of k3p3 before I work on the armhole decreases. It's moving along nicely but my fingers aren't functioning well this morning so I'm not sure how much I can get done today. Last night I managed about 4 or 5 rows before I gave up.

Actually I did finish the green and white bag and noticed a mistake that is hidden inside a pocket (until you turn the pocket out when you fold it together. Sigh.). So, that will be my practice one! I took it shopping Saturday morning and it did its job well. I also cut the fabric to size for bag #2 and bought some new needles for my machine. But that's it, I swear!

I went to my Grandparents yesterday, Grandpa was doing yard work when I got there so he's doing MUCH better. Thank goodness! Grandma is doing well too, Cliffy is starting to get his taste back so all around good news.

I'm adding some video of Sean counting. Have a great day.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Progress, unseen.

You know, when you actually work on something it gets further along? According to Ravelry, Mom's sweater has languished since April without much going on with it. I had a good start (Started 3/13) and went along well then... nothing. But, in the last few days since the quilt square and convention socks got finished I've added about 6 inches to the back. 5 and some change to go, plus 2 fronts and 2 sleeves. I wont bore you with another picture of a green ribbed square piece of knitting that has grown only a little since it's last pic.

I dont think I mentioned it here but my Grandfather is in the hospital, has been since Monday. He went in with high blood pressure but nothing has come of that. He had some work on his heart (a long c word that I wont try to spell) revealed that he didnt need stents which is a good thing and he should be heading home today. Raina (the granny nanny) has been staying with Grandma and they have been doing well. I will be going over on Sunday to see them and I am really looking forward to that.

I guess that's it for now, back to work. Have a great day.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Show and tell

I have taken some pics to show off some projects. I have worked a little bit on Mom's sweater,here's what I have so far (imagine that this also shows the collar done). Of course, Mom... no peeking.

Here is the first market bag so far and the front and back of my quilted square!!! I know, my quilt corners are wonky and I dont know why that is. I guess before I take on a real quilted anything that I need to take that class. Add it to the list.

Isn't it very exciting!! I will try to only work on Mom's sweater until it's done. I also need to figure out how to work in time to make a million market bags with no time to sew? Sigh.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Finished Objects, and Disney

Lookee, a pair of socks! Sorry they are out of focus, they looked fine last night when I took it. These have will have a home come Christmas. Yay, 2 down...:

Sean and Jake watching the parade. Sean was THRILLED to see Mickey!! We did a meet & greet but I dont have those pics, I'll have to get them from Travis and post them later on.

Sean and I waiting for Travis and Jake to finish riding Rock-n-Rollercoaster.

In other news, I have made a few inches of progress on Mom's sweater and my quilt square will have its binding worked on today at lunch.

And finally, Sean's potty training has taken a drastic turn. I am trying to convince him that it's not a hat but I don't think he believes me (yes, it's clean).

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Sorry about that! I dont really have the time or energy now to blog either, but I wanted to post a quick hi and update. I have gotten to the round and round bit of the 2nd Convention sock. I have half way added the border of the quilt square and now only have to stitch the back down. I did a few rows on the back of Mom's Christmas sweater but made no discernable progress.

My Big Christmas Project has started taking progress. I have taken Laurie's idea of buying cloth shopping bags for her friends/family and turned it into a sewing project. I have been buying fabric for the outside and lining from the remnant areas and have quite a bit amassed so far. I started working on one - green with white dots - and have gotten it 50% done. I need to figure out what the HECK they are talking about with the handles - then stitch up the sides and bottom. Add the pocket it folds up into and viola! Multiply by like 30 and we're set! I have not done the recipient list yet but I'd like to give each 3 or 4 of them. I have a few different patterns that I am trying at first, looking for the easiest and most usable one then repeating it. No pics as of now but I will try to remember to take some.

Back to work now, have a good one.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Note...

From Jake's teacher - today was math test day:

I just wanted to let you know how awesome Jake is doing in class. He is so smart. It is really exciting for a teacher to have a student so excited about math. He is a joy to have in class.


Just pics for now

The brown/black/white socks - done (notice the close up of the star toe):

One and some Convention Socks done:

Sean sleeping...

That's it for now. Convention pics next time.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

I'm back

I am still alive but very VERY tired. Sean was sick and stayed home with me yesterday when I was supposed to be sleeping, whoops. Oh well!

Updates - I finished my first convention sock Sunday and started the second (pics tomorrow). I sold my American Flag afghan for $105 with an order for another that came with $100. The guy that is getting one made lost this year and the year before and I told him to just order one, it's cheaper - only $80. But he let me keep the whole $100. The downside - making another American flag afghan! SOOOO many stars. I did give him the option for something else - just in case. We'll see what he wants and I'll work it in before Christmas.

On the project list currently:
Convention sock (maybe going to my step-mom for Christmas) 1.25 done
Cliff's afghan 50% done I think, maybe less
Mom's sweater - I have some done but it's hiding just now and I dont remember how far I had gotten.
Brown socks - done done done. Yay!!!
Blue socks - 1 done, 1 to go. I forgot who they are for, but they will find a home

Is that it? I think so. After I finish this convention sock (pretty quickly) I'll start working on Mom's sweater during lunch again and Cliffy's afghan at night. Depending on my moods I'll work in Russ's commission. That's not so bad, eh? Sigh.

My dress looked great but a little, um, showy. I thought that the lace would fix the issue but no, not so much. Note to self - if I make another one it will have a higher neck!!! Pics when I get them.

That's it for now,lotsa work to do. Have a great day!

Monday, September 01, 2008

1 pair finished

I finished the brown/black socks (pretend there are 2 there... actual pic of 2 to come after Convention). 1 Christmas gift down, eleventy seven to go.

I have pressed the hem of my dress and it is all set and ready to go. Sean is stinky, brb. OK. I only hope that I can wear it since it looks like Hanna may be aimed at Jacksonville... not a good thing!

I leave tomorrow morning for Jax, today I visit my Mom and pack. Wish me luck and dry weather! I have no idea if I will be able to post while I am there, but if now, see ya in a week.