Monday, December 19, 2005

Poor Habits

I have never been this disorganized! I still have shopping to do, behind on client work, some rooms in the house need cleaning since I have guests coming to spend 5 days, and now I have become sick, some upper respiratory thing. It's still no excuse for poor blogging habits but that's what has been going on. Blogging will be light until after the New Year and then I should be back on track after that.

And we won't even discuss the knitting. Let's just say I am officially in panic mode.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Stephanie's "IT" Has Officially Arrived

There has been knitting and other stuff going on but no time to do a proper update. Hopefully a couple of cute snow pictures will hold you over :D

And because I can't leave you without any fiber content, here's a sneak preview of what has been keeping me busy the past couple of evenings.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Wanted: Little People for Little Sweaters

I do feel bad that I haven't been updating very much lately. I've just been trying to catch up on everything in my life and the holiday stuff. We won't discuss "the everything in my life," let's just say that I am a real pro at procrastination and it's catching up with me and things need to get done. And my back is jacked up, out, down in the back, whatever it's called. All I know is it hurts and pain meds don't help.

I have been knitting, though not as much. I've hardly touched mittens this past week. Actually for a couple of days I hardly knit at all. Well that's a lie! I just remembered my trip on Thursday to the LYS for a knit in (before I went crazy from all work, no play) and though my knitting bag contained four holiday items to knit I didn't feel like working on any of them so I cast on a new pair of socks (non holiday of course) which I forgot to take a picture of. They were short lived however, I started feeling guilty so I cast them aside and got back to holiday knitting. Kind of. Well it's a tree ornament, that counts doesn't it?

From the book Weekend Knitting and I used Brown Sheep's Nature Spun worsted weight. These little sweaters are fun to knit and I restrained myself from starting another and knitted on my SIL socks instead.

It's the retro rib pattern from IK. No, we also won't discuss how I totally screwed up the heel flap and it's inside out. As I was knitting it I knew it was inside out but I couldn't tell from the IK picture of them. I re-read the instructions and still kept misinterpreting it until I started on the heel flap of the second sock. At which point there was no way in hell I was going to make another sock or rip the first one. Knew I should have gone with my gut feeling. I thought perhaps the designer intended it to be this way and who am I to change the pattern? Right, like I've never done that before!

Please don't tell my SIL! She is not a knitter and will not know the difference unless we tell her. She hinted all year for hand knit socks so she will be happy that she is receiving these. I just don't think I can burst her bubble and tell her there is a mistake, ah... a really big mistake, in them. Actually it doesn't look bad, I just feel like an idiot for ignoring the obvious.

For these socks I am using Mountain Colors yarn but I have misplaced the tag so I can't tell you the colorway. It's the first time I've used this yarn and I really like it. Unfortunately, my LYS is no longer carrying it since it didn't sell well in the store.

Hopefully some mitten madness to show soon.