Saturday, March 26, 2005

A beginning

I changed the name of my blog. Maybe not the most creative name in the universe, but I think its pretty cool.

I finally committed to a long-term project this weekend. I went to my local yarn store and picked up the yarn to make the Dress with Eyelets from Debbie Bliss's book "Baby Knits for Beginners." My LYS didn't stock Debbie Bliss yarns anymore so a super nice chick helped me pick out a comparable yarn. I chose a soft, sort of shell-like pink cotton. Some of the pinks were just a little too harsh for my taste. Baby has a really fair complexion with beautiful blue eyes and pastel colors look very pretty on her.

I also picked up a little something for myself. I saw a beautiful skinny scarf hanging near the fab novelty yarns. The directions were pinned to the scarf so I snagged a skein for myself. It's sort of a boucle meets eyelash yarn with vibrant, rich colors: deep reds, purples, greens, blues...it's just beautiful and super soft. The scarf itself is only about 4 inches wide on size 15 needles. The large needles have made the pretty boring knit stitch look exotic! I love it!

So, my plan is to knit up a swatch and check my gauge on Baby's little dress. Yes, I'm going to check the gauge. I'll use my mini scarf project as a mindless distraction when I've had enough of Baby's dress.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

An end to illness

Just when I thought we were all better, Baby started throwing up Tuesday. I had no idea that a person that small could hold that much stuff. YUCK! Let's just shorten a pretty gross story and say that, when I stayed home from work Wednesday to take care of Baby, Big B had to come home and take care of me! Brutal! I haven't had decent food since Wednesday morning. Lots of crackers and water. Sort of an extreme weight-loss plan.

Not much knitting going on! I have a shawl that I've had on my needles forever that I pick up. The afghan is my long-term project. Tomorrow morning is a Mommy's Day out for me so I may try to hit the local yarn shop. Wish me lots of yummy yarn!

Sunday, March 20, 2005

No yarn hunt!

No way did we make the yarn hunt. My other half, Big B., ( Not because he's a baby or anything, but because his name starts with B) has been at home sick adding to our already congested world. Everyone is finally drying up this weekend. The weather is beautiful and Spring Break is over. Big B spent over half of today waiting for my car to be repaired. I don't know what the hell was wrong with it but, thankfully, it didn't cost too much to have it fixed. We've got to keep that sucker running until I start my new, higher paying job!

Yes, I chose the second job. The pay is remarkable and the opportunities are seemingly endless. I start June 1 so I'm not breaking the contract I'm currently bound to. That's a nice bonus. I hate leaving a job on bad terms. I mean, I think my current job sucks, but why let my supervisor in on that.

I jumped out of the house for an hour Friday night to pursue yarn. I went to one of those chain craft stores. What the hell was I thinking? Did I actually expect to find some fab wool, nifty needles or anything remotely cool that was knitting related? Ugh. I'm just going to wait and make a super special trip to the local yarn store.

I worked a little bit on my crazy afghan. I have a scarf idea rolling about in my head and I think I'll try to get that on the needles next. I'm going to try to knit most of my Christmas gifts this year. Should be an interesting challenge.