Monday, February 27, 2006

SP7 ... I am sorry...

My SP7 sent me her third package and it has been over a week, and although I sent her a thank you email - I never posted a thank you. Why you ask? Well, I have been trying to rack my brain for an excuse but I do not have one. Just lazy...

The package as always was adorable, with Keropi stickers on the front and back of it!

Inside, there were a lot of goodies:

A nice hand written letter

  • A book of patterns
    Vanilla lip balm - YUM
    A mix CD of international music for my runs (9 miles this saturday - woo hoo)
    Soaking bath salts for my tired feet after a long run
    A project bag to keep either projects or my ever expanding yarn stash (not pictured)

    Thanks again SP7!!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Ta daaaa!

Here it is ladies (and gentlemen?) my very first non-scarf, non-hat project! Isn't it cute?

It took me what seems like forever to finish it due to the frogging and the anxiety and the need to be a complete perfectionist, but man-o-man am I proud!

It is a very pretty green color, that I think will look lovely with pink for the lucky little girl that is getting it. I actually wanted to get some green and pink buttons, but could not find any cute or small enough for it.

This was the first time I ever picked up stitches, made button holes or sewed anything together, so I learned a lot from this little project that took me forever to accomplish.

During the weekend I also made a little hat for my friend's bebe Eli. I thought I was going to get a chance to see him today, but have not been able to get a hold of her. I will post pics later, but it was my very own creation with a star and a pompom, and again - head swelling with pride!

The bolero jacket is on hold because the person I ordered from on ebay has not sent it to me yet, or she has and she is not answering her emails, which is quite rude!

I hope to get it when I come home today, since we are going to visit Tony's sis in NY and I really wanted to show it off to her! I did as much as I could do with the little yarn that I had, it is killing me to see it laying there!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Quick Note on Comments

I -heart - getting comments on my blog! It makes my day when people read my crazy antics. However, could you please leave your names and emails so I can thank you?

If you click on "other" you can use your name/nickname - or you can create a blogger account. It's fast and easy!

Thanks again guys!


First - good news:

My SP7 sent me the cutest Valentine's Day cards!

Thanks SP! They are so so cute, I don't want to give them away. Your note cards are also always very cute!

Also in the mail yesterday:

Cute cute patterns in there for the summer... and don't you just love international mail?

The bad news: I ran out of Cashmerino Chunky for my bolero jacket. It was a bit of a blessing in disguise though, since I was rushing through the neck band, and it was looking a bit messy. I frogged it, and it is looking much cleaner now! It will all nice and neat by the time the additional yarn arrives.

Reese: this is what the bolero jacket looks like:

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Week in review

That is me, last Saturday, on my way to WORK. You heard - WORK - on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon when I could have been out running and then in knitting.

This is me - at work - where I spent most of my days, and a huge part of my nights this week because of a silly accounting system conversion. (That picture is an accurate representation of my mood the entire week).

And this is my knitting. Waiting patiently for me a home. My bolero jacket sleeves.. And the finished baby sweater waiting for some blocking and some buttons.

I must say that I am very proud of my first sweater (shirt)! Being that it is the first garment that I have made - ever - I think it turned out pretty darn cute! Once it is nice and blocked I will take some close up shots.

I am working on the front/neck of the bolero jacket this weekend, and I think I will finish it in time to wear it to girl's night next week at Reese's.

Speaking of Reese and Michi - please leave comments! It is nice to know someone besides me gets a kick out of this blog.