Saturday, January 26, 2008

Secret of the Stole II

Thought I would update the picture to show my progress. I hate working late at night because I don't have time to work on anything... I guess only 2 more weeks on this client, then it should be a little calmer through March.

Up to row 35. Lightly stretched it's 18*15*5. I think it's a good size so far, not sure about blocking though. I didn't swatch....

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Snow Days

Finally we have snow in Atlanta! It snowed on Wed. but I was in Macon (where it just rained) so it didn't count then.

And it's still snowing. So I'm working on the Secret of the Stole II, clue 1. It's my first lace project, so of course I'm using fingering weight yarn. I'm about 13 rows in, out of 104.... But I LOVE the yarn. It's Bristol Yarn Gallery Buckingham, an 80% baby alpaca 20% silk. The color is a light plum.

Also got my yarn winder and swift in the mail this week. I might wind something just because I can....

Besides knitting, I am going to actually wipe down the kitchen so I can put dishes away. Me and Michael hang out on Sat nights, but with the snow and the temp still dropping, I hope he can make it over here.

Saturday, January 12, 2008


I love sock clubs. I especially love the WoolGirl sock club and kits. I received my "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown" sock kit this week. Besides the yarn, pattern, and stitchmarker, she sends us chocolate, a cute notecard, and a handmade pouch to carry the WIP with you. Of course I signed up for the Easter kit too. Here are the lovely pics.

The Kit

The Yarn

The Bag

I can't really tell what the pattern looks like on the photo though. I'll have to wait until people post FOs on Ravelry.

Oh, and on the house front.... Nothing is cleaned and nothing is put away :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


It's hard to believe it's January again. I haven't thought about any resolutions for this year. Maybe to save more money....

I close on my house tomorrow, and I'm excited but scared at the same time. Big commitment! But I love it and I can stay there for a while (i.e. if I get married and have a kid).

In knitterly news, I have an inch done on the second sock. I want to finish before I start my next sock, which is BMFA Socks that Rock in January One:

I'm not sure of the pattern yet though. But I want to keep it top-down. I'm thinking Hedra from Knitty. We'll see!