Friday, December 28, 2007


Good News Everyone!"

My Christmas wish came true. The job I wanted most, panned out and I'll be starting the middle of January!!!!!
So now I can enjoy a few weeks off, with lots of knitting.
Dad enjoyed trying on the five orange hats I made for him. As he was opening them at Christmas I told him, he could keep one and the rest should go to charity.
He insisted that he'd keep them all and have a different dog-walking-hat for each day of the week. Crazy Dad.
I've been knitting away on the Ivy League Vest. So far about 1 1/2" of rib done. I think I'm at about an hour a row, hey it's 272 stitches, of course it's going to take awhile. I hope it'll go faster once I'm doing the fair isle chart which is straight knitting with none of this silly purling every 4th stitch so I have to drop my yarn. What do you think, can I get this done by the 14th? I doubt it but maybe I could get to the Vneck split portion.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Job Application

During an online Job application today I was forced to do a personality test.

"Your responses indicate that you are steady, conscientious and mild-mannered. You persistently work toward achieving accuracy, and you show a great deal of interest in issues concerning what you feel is right versus wrong. You are a loyal and unassuming perfectionist who desires security and clear guidelines. Your sensitivity to criticism and caution of the new is qualified by your use of gentle persuasion and firmness when making your position known. You may prefer a few close friends rather than many casual acquaintances.

Your responses indicate that your Emotional Intelligence is exceptionally well developed. You tend to understand the emotional makeup of others, and to accurately sense what other people are feeling. Because you find it easy to see the world from another person's perspective, it is likely that you associate with a diverse group of people. You work for reasons beyond money or status. It is likely that you are proficient in both maintaining relationships and networking. You think before speaking, and form carefully considered judgments about people or situations. Furthermore, you are aware of the impact of your emotions on others."

I'd say that's pretty deadon.

But now I'm knitting yet another Ipod cozy. I will get this pattern just right and then share with my knit sibs.

And of course I'm still struggling with my Turbulence Pullover. So far one shoulder has been sewn. I just need to buckle down and finish it!

Monday, December 10, 2007


I received my ISE5 package yesterday!!! It was so exciting to find all of the goodies inside. The scarf is red alpaca. It's perfectly me. Rita also sent Bamboo size 3 needles. I think 3 is the only size I didn't have and Bamboo is my preferred needle type. I'm amazed.

So the Turbulence U-Neck Pullover struggles forward. I just need to put the rib around the collar and sew it up. It's ridiculous that I started this in the middle of September and still have not finished it. I really need to be more diligent when it comes to finishing up the big projects. I have all this momentum at the start and then seem to loose interest and the finishing stretches out forever!

Brewed Beer and made chocolates this weekend. Not my idea of fun but I went along to please the boyfriend, although we have been married for over a year we still call each other boyfriend and girlfriend, these were out nick-names for each other for 8 years, I don't think we'll ever stop using them.
Turned out to be a great time. I think the beer will be called "That's what she said" since someone seemed to be throwing this in after anyone said anything. Right now "That's what she said" is bubbling away in my laundry room, the warmest room in the house. The boys, don't quiet understand what "that's what she said" is for.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Recently Unemployed

Since I've recently become unemployed I seem to have more time for knitting. Here are a few of the projects I've completed in the last week. I love my Noro Argosy scarf, it was so fun to knit and I love the yarn's slow color transitions. Now I just need to block it.

Then I was onto felt bags. I knit this cute little purse using birthday Lopi yarn from my mother-in-law. It was supper quick and I actually did the majority of it while at the theater watching Beowulf, which I thought was an ok movie. The husband hated it, too much deviation from the book.

Yes the turbulance sweater is still on the needles, the sleeves, and the back are complete. The front is almost up to the armholes. I really need to finish that. But in the meantime I'm entertaining myself with these other small projects.

I fell in love with this hat at the LYS and had to make one for my sweetie pie, Sophie. She's a girly-girl and will love the pink. Or at least her parents will. I think she'll be most impressed by the pompom.

Of course there's been plenty of time to run off to the Seacoast Knitters and chat with my knit sibs. If only I could live off my knitting. ahhhh......

Friday, November 2, 2007

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

September Wedding

WEBBS!!! It was like heaven. I was in a yarn coma looking at all of the wonderful options. I found a great pattern and this wonderful yarn for my ISE spoilee.

Then I was off to the wedding. I just made it on time. The wedding was great!!

A perfect autumn wedding.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Northhampton Wedding

We're in Northampton Massachusetts for a wedding this afternoon. While I wait I’m going to visit the LYS, Northampton Wool and Webbs!!! Hopefully I’ll find something wonderful for my ISE spoilee.
This is some of my wool stash for felting projects. Usually taking it all out and reorganizing it inspires me.

I'm also working fast and furious on a sweater for myself. What was I thinking?!?!?! Here I am in the Holiday cruch and I take on a massive project for myself. I'm doing Norah Gaughan's Turbulence U-Neck Pullover

in KnitPicks Swish DK color Asparagus. I cast on the back twice and had to rip it out both times, my gauge wasn't right. Then I was so frustrated that I decided I should do the sleeves first. Together so that I wouldn't loose interest in the second and I could do exactly the same things to both. It's going good so far.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Poof! Felt

I’ve been busy working on holiday knitting. Tis the season for felted bags. I was hoping to complete 30 or so small clutch size bags to give as gifts. I started about a month ago. While I really love the creativity of mixing and matching different colors and patterns plus using up some of the leftover ends from other projects, it is rather tedious and I’m yearning to start a sweater.

Here is photo of my baby (Linus is no longer a baby, as he’s 3 years old but he’s still sweet and cuddly so he’s my baby) with one of the finished bags. I’ve done 6 or 7 of them. Here is my take on felting

Step 1: Knit knit knit

Step 2: Throw it in the washer

Step 3: Sprinkle some fairy dust

Step 4: Poof! FELT!

I’m also mulling over ideas for my International Scarf Exchange Pal. Not being a fan of lightweight knitting, I’m worried that lace is the rage this season. I really don’t think I’ll make it if I try to sit down and force lace from these hands. I have the attention span of a fly. Well no not really, I just like to see progress, the more the better. I like stitch patterning and intarsia. It’s not that complexity scares me or slows me down I guess it’s just a yarn weight issue.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

First time

Mychawd Knits but is new to blogging.