Friday, January 19, 2007

Never thought I would be happy to see it rain

Thank God for the rain. Most or all the snow and ice have melted away. Unfortunately for me not all of it is gone yet. While out on my mail route yesterday, I slipped on a patch of ice and sprained my right shoulder. I will be off work for a few days and will return to work with very strict restrictions. Albeit, management will probably send me back home. If I can't use my arm then what work can a Letter Carrier do ? During this time hopefully I will be able to work on some of my UFO's.

I did finish the first
"Monkey" sock, using Mountain Colors
"Juniper" I love the greens that are in this colorway. Mountain Colors is so soft to the touch. It feels so good while knitting up. This was my first experience using it. I know I will use this yarn again.

Also, OTN's is the Noro Kureyon Girls Jacket that I am knitting for my 20 month old grand-daughter Chloe. I saw this sweater on display at my LYS and fell in love with it. It is an old Noro pattern that is no longer in print. It is also my first attempt at Intarsia.

I am using Noro Kureyon #'s 40 & 102

The following photo is what it is supposed to look like. Photo taken at LYS.

I am also working on "Prosperous Plum Tank" by Joanna Cohen. As you can see it's not purple/plum. I am using Cascade Sierra #13 (Jade). In my opinion, it looks more Teal than Jade.
a free online pattern

Last but not least, there are "Lombard Street" Socks from Magknits September 2006 issue. I'm using Lorna's Lace.

To change the subject before I finish up here today, I was sad to see the Seahawks lose the game against the Chicago Bears. It was a good game and close. The Seahawks gave us a wild roller coaster season, but it was exciting. I will be waiting for next season and the road to the SuperBowl 2008. In the meantime, I will be cheering for the New Orleans Saints.

Until next time, knit on !

Saturday, January 13, 2007

El Nino ??? (or is this some kind of joke)

I thought we were supposed to be having an unusually warm winter with "El Nino". I guess the National Weather Forcasters are having a good laugh at our expense.

It snows so little here that people seem to lose any common sense they did have when it comes to operating a motor vehicle. I have watched people try to ascend a hill covered with compact snow and ice without chains. What makes them seem to think that they will make it, especially those with rear wheel drive. Also, all those 4-Wheelers out there that seem to think they are immune to icy roads. I love to laugh when I see them in a ditch.

Well the Seahawks got out of "Dodge" yesterday to go to the "Windy City" to kick some serious Bear butt....

I'm a die hard Hawks Fan. Even though they are playing on "Da Bears" home field, never fear #12 will be there.

We have to give Taima The Hawk her props also as she leads the Seahawks on to the field and a victory.

Go Hawks !!!

Monday, January 8, 2007

Ear Light

Yesterday I attended the Sunday Knitting Group at my LYS. It was the first since the new year began. We all hadn't seen each other since before Christmas, except for those of us that attend the local "Stitch & Bitch. So it was nice to find out about the Christmas gifts that had been knit and sent on their way to their new homes.

I am so excited about my new purchase: ear light. Yea!!

We had had a blackout the week before christmas. I was out of power for 3 days. Some were out for over a week. I wish I had the light during the outage. I had used a regular flashlight. Being able to knit kept my spirits up and also kept me from total boredom.

I totally recommend the ear light....I purchased mine from Radio Shack. It was very inexpensive.

Until next time.

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Happy New Year everyone. I hope that everyone had a great holiday season. Now that its over for another year and the Christmas knitting is done, I have time to get back to knitting for myself and catch up on all my favorite podcasts. Although, I am pleased that that my Aunt & Uncle are enjoying the Tea Cosy that I had knit them. It was my first attempt at Faire Isle and it turned out nice.

I had also knit my cousin a scarf with Koigu.

My mother recieved a red scarf and beret knit out of Koigu along with a Multidirectional scarf knit with alpaca.

Then for my DBF, Michael, I knit my first pair of guy socks. I have knit other socks but never for anyone else. I learned that you need much more yarn for guys....DUH !

Last but not least, for my granddaughter Chloe, I knit the Crayon Sweater with King Cole, with a matching beret. I call it the Crayon Sweater because I used buttons that represented crayons. She also got the Pumpkin Hat & Strawberry hat.

Now with all that done.......I can breath a breath of satisfaction and relief and get on with my own UFO's and of course new projects.


I did finally finish the Jaywalkers


Tubey sweater


Monkey socks

Properous Plum Tank (free pattern by Joanna Cohen)

Lombard Street Socks

Noro Kureyon Girls Jacket

I will be attending the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat in Tacoma the last weekend in January. I will only be going to the Market Place since I can't get the time off from work. Blue Moon will be there. Must stock my stash with Socks that Rock.....

Hopefully in this year I will be able to keep up on this blog. Until we meet again, Happy Knitting and like Brenda Dane says "If you're cold put on a sweater that's what they're for"