Saturday, February 25, 2006

Irish Scarf Gold

I finished my Scarf on Thursday night (and then was horribly ill right after that for about 24 hours- so that's the good and bad news of it).. Anyhow- that was well ahead of my goal- it was much easier than I imagined and now I feel like i kind of wimped out when it came to choosing an olympic event. Anyhow- it turned out great, and I feel like the main things I need to do to improve my knitting are simply to become much more even and consistent. Which I know from my actual Jr. Olympic days comes from practicing a lot...- that's right- you read it here- I was third place PA Jr. Olympic Air Pistol Shooter in 1997- my own weird little thing-- top two went to Colorado to train for the actual olympics,,, and I didn't like to practice- so third place it was.. Anyhow- consistency in knitting is much more fun- and so I need to work on that, and also I need to try big things, and then find good teachers when they get complicated- rather than not risking new projects because I am not sure I know all of the techniques needed to complete it.

Okay, that being said, here is a not-as-great-as-in-person Scarf Picture. It really is a pretty chocolate brown, but I don't think that comes through so well in the picture..

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Not quite finished

I have decided to wait to post a picture of the infamous Irish Hiking Scarf because I am so close to being finished. That is a fun little pattern- easy to learn, quick to knit and really pretty. I had no idea that cables would be so easy and fun. And now I will be done way before the closing Olympic ceremonies. YEA! It makes me sohappy!
Also -life is pretty good this week. Therapy is going well (medication free- yea for that)- I really just needed someone to help me sort out all the personal junk that is mine to wrestle with. OK, enough of boring y'all with that. I am finally also taking time to read the Yarn Harlot's books. She is fabulous, I finished one, and am trying to slow down on the Meditations for women who knit too much, and not read through them all in one week. I think they're designed to be read over weeks not hours :) But anyhow she is wonderful, read them if you can.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Snow Day

So, it has been a really challenging weekend at our house. Isaac is the sickest he has been since his first week of life (he was really jaundiced then)- but now has run a fever for three days, and basically spent all of his waking hours sitting on our laps- sometimes happy, sometimes whimpering. We called the doctor yesterday, but it's aparently not anything to panic over, but, It's just awful basically- so tomorrow we're going to the doctor.

In the meantime- it also was a beautiful snowy day here. I spent a LOT of time knitting and thinking and that has been wonderful. I am really making progress on the hiking scarf- I'm using Lamb's Pride in a beautiful chocolate color which my dear husband actually helped me pick out. He has been a fabulous father and very nurturing to both of us this weekend. He even took an interest in my knitting (which scores him big-time bonus points with me).
That's it for now- hopefully I'll get more computer time this week than I did last week. This blog could use a picture or two....especially now that I have knitting projects worth showing....anyhow- hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. Blessings... J

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Superbowl, or as I call it, Knitorama

So- what's everyone knitting, cooking or reading during the superbowl? I am sure there are people out there who are really into just the football itself...but I can watch the game and knit at the same time, and I am sure I am not the only one... SO- What are you knitting friends? Let me know- also- I just signed on for the yarn Harlot's knitting olympics- seems like a neat challenge. I have decided to steal someone else's great idea and knit an Irish Hiking scarf which will be my first try at cables... So right now the house is starting to smell like slow cooked bar-b-que ribs....and I have to get going on other odds and ends- hope everyone enjoys the game! Peace!