Saturday, January 27, 2007

Knit Picks order

I went to the Library and found the book "Classic Knits for Real Women" by Martin Storey and Sharon Brant. While looking and drooling over most of the sweaters in the book I fell in love with this sweater, it is the beaded jacket, it has a twin of sorts, the twin has more of a blazer collar. I knew I had to knit this jacket, but I want the shirt collor without the beads.
Hubby said to place the order and while I was at it order a pair of the knit picks needles. We have discussed at great length if I should get the options or not, I decided the best thing would be to try a pair of needles and go from there.
I received my package on Thursdeay afternoon, the only problem was I had promised myself not to start on my sweater until hubby's socks were done. Boy talk about hard, I sat down to finish the sock and every little bit I would stop to finger the yarn, and look longingly at it. I finished gusset to toe on Thursday night at 11:25 hubby was sporting his new sock.
Friday morning I got up and had all my house work done by 10:30, I was swatching by 11, and casting on around 11:30. I will post more pics in a couple of days.
I chose To use Merino Style yarn from Knit Picks in Storm, for the sweater. I haven't found the buttons yet, I'm thinking either pearl or I have a set of pewter buttons that would look great. Just not sure yet. I know that the farther along I get with the sweater, the easier it will be to pick the buttons.

January mid month KAL

So I finished the January Mid-Month KAL, but not without issues. The pattern is great and was easy enough to knit up, but on as I was finishing up the last 2 days of rows I should not have been knitting.
I was stressed and thought well knitting helps me relax so I should just finish up the cloth, next thing I know my favorite set of sz 7 needles are in 3 pieces instead of 2. I wanted to cry, but instead I grabbed a pair of long sz 7 and finished up.
When hubby came home I showed him the set and after checking to make sure they weren't a pair of bamboo needles that he got me for my Bday, he said "well just go get a set of the bamboo needles."
I love my Hubby, he is so supportive of whatever I want to do. One of our favorite things to do is go to second hand store and dig around, he is always looking for knitting things for me. He asks what needles I need or want and then looks for them. He also always looks at the yarn that they have, you wouldn't believe the great yarn I have gotten at ST. Vinny's.

Thursday, January 18, 2007


One of the things that I wanted to challenge myself with this year is cabling. I love cables, they are so classic and timeless. I have wanted to learn how every since I learned how to knit.

How could I call myself a knitter if I couldn't cable ?!? So I found the Irish Hiking Scarf KAL blog and taught myself how to cable.

A close up, of the scarf after 2 days of knitting. The whole scarf at that point. The scarf is done!!!


January Kniting With Pictures

This is the January KAL from Monthly dishcloths KAL.

Sunday, January 14, 2007


Hi everyone, this is my blog. I have never used a blog before so this will be interesting to say the least. I guess I should say something about me and my life.

I am married to a wonderful man, have been for the last 13 years. I have 2 kids, one 18 almost 19 year old boy and one seventeen year old girl. We have 2 dogs and a cat.

So now about me, I knit, knit and knit some more. I will be using this blog to share my knitting and my life. I hope that I don't bore you all with my blog, I hope that I get the hang of this.

I will try and post pictures of the things that I am working on and the things that I completed each week.