Tuesday, December 27, 2005


I have looked all over for the cable for Tony's camera. I have asked Tony where it was, and he did not remember ever having it. I even asked Tony's sister and her fiancee for it... it was nowhere... UNTIL... I was putting some laundry away and found the camera cable and the carrying case in Tony's workout drawer! aiii aiii aii!!

So without further delay, here are my updates:

Christmas Gifts (received - not given this year):

My family is starting to get used to my addiction to knitting. They should be thankful, I am sure that it makes their Christmas and Birthday shopping easier! From Tony's mom I received The Yarn Girls Guide to Simple Knits, my dad gave me a Knitting Pattern-a-Day Calendar: 2006, and a scarf book. The calendar is already on my desk at work! I was not too inspired by the scarf book, so I will be returning it and getting something else knitting related.

Baby Sweater:

The baby sweater is coming along! I have finished the back of it, and half the front, but I think I am procrastinating it. I am scared that I am going to make a mistake and have to redo it. But I will never learn unless I keep trying, so I will probably work on it more tonight.

Maria's (reese) Birthday Scarf and Hat:

For Maria's Birthday last year, I made her a fun fur scarf, which was way too short, and way too narrow, but my best friend still wears it proudly. This year, I have made her a scarf way longer, and way prettier. I think she will love it!

Pattern: Warm Fuzzies
Source: Stitch 'n Bitch Nation page 39
Yarn: Caron's Simply Soft in "Orchid"
Modifications: Maria really liked the seed stitch at the bottom of Michi's Sophisticated Scarf so I added 6 rows of it at the beginning and end of the scarf. I think it gives it a nice personal touch.

Because she has been so gracious, and my best friend ever, (and because I have left over yarn) I have decided to make her a quick hat to match. Below is a picture of the pattern from The Yarn Girls Guide to Simple Knits.

I cannot wait for her to receive it!

Saturday, December 17, 2005

No camera still..

I hate not having my camera! I finished the back of the baby shirt, and am half way done with the front. I am pretty pleased about the progress I am making, and it makes me sad that I cannot share with everyone. I also ordered Chunky Cashmerino from The Knitting Garden to make the very first sweater for me! A bolero jacket from the Debbie Bliss Simply Soft Magazine... but it has not yet arrived.

In the mean time I find myself making long lists of all the projects I want to start, but do not have enought time for. Family and friends are starting to make fun of the fact that I do not go anywhere without my knitting bag, but... you never know when there will be some free time to knit!

Hopefully I will find the cable for Tony's camera soon, or, I will stop being lazy and cheap and just go to Best Buy to get a replacement!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

So long since I have written...

I know it has been a while since I have updated this blog, but I have good excuses:

1) Have been knitting ALOT;
2) Went on a cruise with my dad and two brothers;
3) Have been reading (and since have finished) "A Million Little Pieces";
4) My camera broke while on vacation, and I hate not putting updated pictures up! :( ;

Here are some updates:

My bro finally sent me a picture of his "Hot Head" for me to put up on the site. I love the model pose.

While on vacation (in Belize, Costa Maya and Grand Cayman) I worked on and finished Marice's "Windy City" scarf. The pictures of the finished project did not turn out so good, due to the broken camera, so maybe once she receives it she will send me a picture of her wearing it so I can put it up (hint-hint, wink-wink, Marice).

My new project is from Debbie Bliss's "Knitting Workbook". It is the Baby Top with Seed Stitch Trim. I actually ordered expensive yarn for this one, rather than go to Michaels, and it is well worth it! I love working with the 100% cotton, although not yet a fan of the 2.75 and 3.25 mm needles. (I doubt I will ever be a fan). The Jaeger Siena is such a pretty green, I think it will be great for a boy, and be very very pretty paired with pink if they have a little girl. Here is a picture of the yarn. Hopefully I will get a new camera for Christmas (hint-hint, wink-wink, Santa) and if not I will try and borrow my dad's camera once in a while to update the blog. I would use Tony's but I cannot find the cable to upload the pictures! Argh!

I also got my very first comment! and best of all, it was from one of my favorite knitters! Thanks becky!