Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Updates and Such

Hi all!

I've been working on the long standing Friendship Afghan project - its been sitting in my queue since October 2006, so I thought October 2008 was a good time to repick it up! haha...

Its all sewn together (slip stitch crochet) but... its just not there yet. Its too wild, too crazy with all the different patterns and textures. Some people's idea of fuchsia, for example, is vastly different - the afghan has everything from pink to hot orange, in my opinion.

So I'm going to make a black border for it. Got the needles, gauge and stitch count right for the yarn...now I just have to do it. :-( Five feet of the most boring knitting possible. On each side. Ick.

I've got to get the new photos on Ravelry. I've finished the black raspberry scarf and started a hat - well, I'm at 50% completion on the hat.

That's all for now. I'm going to a special event for the Western Suburban Purlers tonight at Stitchcraft.


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Thursday, October 2, 2008

What's the Deal?

Okay, so I haven't written a post in forever.

I bet you thought the blog was dead, and nothing new was going up.

Weeelll, not exactly.

There's been a lot of personal turmoil going on.

1. I got a new job.
2. I got into a scooter accident.
3. My husband's job is being shut down.
4. I got an insulin pump finally!
5. I've been doing Yarn Smackdown all summer.
6. There's this little addiction called Ravelry...

So I've been out, but not necessarily about for the past couple months. Luckily, none of these things are particularly bad - I walked away from the accident with only an arm injury that's much better now, and the husband is looking for new work - so I'm around.

Here's what I have planned for this blog for the rest of this year:

1. Updates on the Dolce Cabo dress started this summer. I started it, then had to drop it after gauge problems. I want to get that one done before next summer!
2. The Happy Okra pattern. He's cute and cuddly and I want to make him a star!
3. China's Sweater pattern. China the stuffed panda and I share the same birthday, and I always make her a knitted or crocheted item each year. This year, I've got an adorable cotton sweater almost done for her.
4. Some new loom patterns. Inspired by what I've seen the Spanish and Argentinians doing, I've seen some *interesting* new ideas and want to get some internationally inspired patterns up here!
5. Some holiday stuff...not sure what yet, but the Halloween --> Christmas time of year is great and I want to share the joy!

So, in short, stick with me, guys and gals, and I'll be back strong soon!