Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It's one of those days..

I am having one of those days where I am in mourning for a recent passing, and one long ago but I am so excited about the magazine coming out with my pattern in it. It's been a rollercoaster day. So, I will share what the mag looks like so you can be excited with me. I sent a letter to the editor of this mag to see if it is ok for me to create a knit version to propose to one of the knitting magazines at their company. You could do so much with this purse in either craft and I hope that she'll allow it.

This past week also marked my triumphant return to Crochet Group. It's been almost 3 years since I've gone and they welcomed me back with open arms. And a cake!

In other yarn-related news, I think I'm done with the boring boy socks. Not because I have 2 completed socks but because sock 2, although closely resembling sock 1, is not its twin and apparently my shapping took a tragic turn for the worse around the heel area. So, I can either frog back 6 inches of sock or toss it in the corner and ignore it soundly.

Also, I have finished the proof of concept swatch for my quilty baby blanket that I've been avoiding and it works, sort of. I was trying for no seaming but I think that adding a couple seams (not a lot) will look much better than how I've done it now. So, I'll swatch that up and write up the pattern. I like how it's looking and I can't wait to finish up the full size model.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Not done yet...

But here long enough to get pics off my camera and post some. Today is day 12 of my 14 day work week... that means it's almost over and after 1 day's rest it'll be back to "normal". Yay normal.

First, let me start off my saying that I donated to Doctors Without Borders and if you are able, you should too. Nothing big and huge, but together we can save lives.

Stephanie issued a challenge to the knitters. She did this because of the awesome nature of the collective for the power of good and the fact that so far in the last few years, we've raised over $600,000 (!) for this worthy cause. On her website she shares how to donate, who gets the funds and why doing so is a wonderful thing. She says it way better than I ever could. Go read it, you'll be a better person for it. Her goal is 1 million. Easy peasy~!

Have some pics. Before and after of mine and my Mom's French Press Slippers. No, apparently I can't sew and mine are more like fraternal twins than identical:

Christmas. Sean and his guitar, Jake with an awesome shirt and me with 2 of my faves - yarn and Laurie's new book:

Sean's 3rd Birthday and real, genuine ice (or snow, ahem) on my car window):

I'm sure you've had enough pics to last a while. I hope that you have had an awesome year so far. Next time I'll talk about my New Years Resolutions. Stay tuned.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Radio silence

I've been working away from the office since just after Christmas and will be there until 1/17 so no real posting. I have a 2nd sock of a boring boy pair, plus the lady bug socks that are languishing away in my bag. I've finished 2 pairs of the super adorable French Press Slippers and have bought the wool to make 3 more pair. I really like them a lot!

Sorry, no pics right now, that would require them to come off my camera... but I promise when things get back to normal here I'll update. I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year!