Saturday, April 28, 2007

Plugging away

A little more progress was made to DS#1 blanket. Boy is this a LONG knit!!! There are over 150 stitches on the needles and I am still not at the 36" on a side that I want to be and I still have yarn left on the first skein. I can't wait to be at the point where I can actually decrease!!!

DD#2's purse is coming right along. This week saw the finish of the front and last night I cast on for the back. Back and front are the same so it should go quickly. Then the only thing left is the bottom and the closure tab. Hopefully I'll have some finished pictures by the end of the weekend.

The bookmark turned scarf for American Girl Doll is coming along. A few more 10 row repeats were completed - I think maybe only 8 or 9 more repeats and then I can be done. Now DD#1 wants a belt out of the same pattern!! She went through my stash and came up with the same type of crochet cotton as for the scarf, but in a blue/white combination. It is actually OK because I really love this pattern. I love the way the dropped YO's are picked up later and make the butterfly picture :o)

After the purse is complete, next up will be to finish a sweater that I started for my DH awhie ago. I'll post pictures when I dig it out of the bin it is in.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Done, Done, Done

I finally finished this cloth!! I sat down last night and watched CSI Miami and finished it! YIPEE!!!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Tink, Tink, Tink

Well, due to a baseball game, two softball games, multiple kids birthday parties and sleepovers, a baseball meeting and laundry, what you see below is the sum total of the knitting that happened the entire weekend. So much for my good intentions for finishing this cloth!!

This is such a nice pattern and usually I don't have any trouble with lace. BUT....I keep winding up with 40 stitches instead of 41 stitches on my needles!! ARRRGH! Then I tink back and find a missed YO or some such thing. I got up early this morning in the hopes of finishing this with no interruptions. Not to be so. As you see it now it has ONLY 40 stitches on the needles! (EEEK and some hair pulling.) I am on row 44, there are only 52 rows in this pattern! Any guesses on how long it might take to finish, because I am now determined to finish it.
I am out of time to work on this right now. I must go and make lunches for the kids so that they can eat at school today. You will know what I am doing any spare moment in the day today - Tink, Tink, Tink!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

This week in stitching

This week was a little slow on the knitting front. The kids and my dh's new job kept up all really busy!! I have been try to finish up projects that I had started and never finished and am succeeding somewhat. Although, I keep starting all the mystery KALs that I belong to!! :o)

This is a blanket that I am making my DS#1 who is 7. I made a small one for my nephew when he was born and my son loved it so we went to Jo Anns and he picked out this yarn. It is the Grandmother's Favorite pattern and currently I have 155 stitches on the needles and it is 22 inches long on a side. I had wanted to make it 36 inches or longer to a side, but I am almost done with the first ball of yarn so I have decided to continue until there is only a bit left and then start the decreases so I don't need to get more yarn.

These are the side panel from a Purse Kit from pussycat2 called "Alexandra". DD#2 came with me to my LYS and asked if I would make it for her. Of course it looked really cute so I said yes. Now I have to be true to my word. It is knitting up really, really quickly. The yarn is Tahki Cotton Classic and feels nice while knitting. The only real challange is getting those flowers threaded on before I started knitting and then I have to keep moving them down the yarn as I go. Annoying (I just want to keep knitting!) but worth the effort :o)
The Bookmark Club is making a really pretty bookmark that I am a few repeats away from completing. This is what I have so far. The holes actually make pretty hearts and after I block it I think they will show up much better. DD#2 loves it so I am thinking about doing a few more pattern repeats and turning it into a scarf for her favorite doll.

I have just started the Dishcloth Mystery KAL for Mid-April and most of the others in the group are already done and look really, really pretty. This is where I am at and I hope to finish it this weekend.