Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
What: Log cabin blanket, inspired by Mason Dixon Knitting
Yarn: Plymouth Encore Worsted Weight
Needles: Knit Picks Options size 9
For: My Grand parents as a Christmas present
Size: 36 inches Square
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
We visited the Carnegie Museum of Art specifically to see the Louis Comfort Tiffany exhibit. There was a smaller exhibit going on at the same time of Tiffany desk sets that one of my friends had put together, and we also made a point to see it while we where there! In my opinion she did a great job putting it all together!
I spent much of Thursday baking cookies with my mother. It was a duel purpose bake-off. The obvious reason is that Christmas is two weeks away, the other reason was that my good friend is expecting her first child and we threw a shower for her. Christmas cookies easily turn into baby shower cookies with a quick jimmy color change. A bunch of friends all chipped in and it turned into a great day!
In knitterly news, I finished my sweater and the blanket I am working on will be done very soon!! I promise pictures soon! Now I just need to figure out what is next on the knitting list...
One last highlight is that I got older. At the shower my friends surprised me with a special dessert, and a wonderful rendition of happy birthday with a piano accompaniment! I was blushing, but it is certainly nice to have such a great bunch of friends!
Monday, November 27, 2006
Lovely right? Are you shocked we threw that beastly cabinet out? I cheered when the garbage men hauled it away and gazed hopefully in to our bare room. So full of possibilities! So in just a little over one week, my loving man with some help transformed this ugly room into a beautiful addition to our first floor! Feast your eyes on this!
Friday, November 24, 2006
Anywho, on to the story already... the foster family insisted that Cosmo was a Browns fan (yack) and Ohio State fan. I promised that he could remain a fan of Ohio State... but under no circumstances could we have a Browns fan in the family. The whole way home we brainwashed Cosmo into being a Steelers fan, one round of "Here we go" and he was switching teams. As football season aproached Mo became more and more interested in the team, so I thought it was appropiate to knit him a sweater. I was unable to find anything online that was even close to what I was looking for, so I embarked on an experimental knitting project. The Doggie Steelers Sweater. The yarn was Knit Picks Merino Style and I used the following colors - Maple Leaf, Dusk, Fog, Vanilla, Coal, and Crocus. One skein of each except I used up two skeins of the Coal. The back was knit first, with an intarsia logo. It was by far the most enjoyable part for me.
I put it on hold for a while after finishing the back. The tummy and sleeves didn't excite me right away. Once I regained my stamina (weeks before the start of the season begining) I got my butt in gear and knit up the rest of the sweater. Lets just say my studly little man attracts all the hot ladies in his gear, and all the boys are jealous!
Isn't he studly?
I know... you have never seen anything like it. I bet you want one of your own. For a measly $10,000 it can be yours. None other like it in the world, I promise. Who wouldn't want a dog with the back problems of a dachshund and the energy of a Boston terrier? Plus, look how darn cute it is! That is a good enough reason on its own to add this unique beast to your family!! All sales are fina........Cosmo! Get back under the blanket, you are ruining my sales pitch
Monday, November 20, 2006
Sunday I was able to finish the third log cabin square for my grandparents christmas present! One more to go, and the boarder.... pictures to come in a later post, I promise!
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
I started with ever popular ball band dishcloths. I knit four in total, with Peaches and Cream Yarn. They are simple and fun to mix up the colors as you go! One was gifted to Mum when she said that she liked them.
Then I saw the linen hand towels and instatnly thought of our friends in NY. Well the female friend of the two... she was turning 30 and I just knew some prissy hand towels would brighten her day! One is the moss grid pattern and the other is a diamond pattern!
I too needed some lovely Euroflax linen hand knit goods for myself so I knit the bubbly curtain for our front door. It looks so perfect in the hall, and I am always complemented on it by our guests!
I also knit a baby bib o'love and a baby genius burp cloth for a knitty friend who had her first son this year!!