Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Not Much Goin On

Not much goin' on here. I keep checking my blog thinking something new is going to show up on it, all by itself. I have been working like the dickens to knit a pair of footies. My first ever sock project. It is wearing me out! I have begun the sock/footie about a billion times. I just can't seem to get the short row wraps right. My husband is making fun of me spending so much time on this one footie.....that I could have bought a pair cheaper than the time I have wrapped up in it. Well, we all know it's about the conquest of the project itself. Not to mention the item that can be used or given as a gift. Besides, when I do finally achieve this pattern, I have advanced my knitting abilities just a little further. This has proven the most difficult project yet. I can't wait to conquer!


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Summer is all but Gone!

Soooo.....it's been a while since I've had anything of worthy interest to update here. Another purse is finally finished. Sorry to say that these pictures do not do the color justice. The yarn is Gallway and I think the color is Mango. The Fun Fur is Tuti Fruiti. It actually went together very well. I am going to try to make one of those felted flowers for embellishment. My eldest daughter will use this purse, so I might make the flower so it can be pinned on.

I am currently working a scarf and have begun my first sock. I chose a footie pattern. In my haste to get one started, I have cast on, created the ribbed edge and now I have no idea where to go next in reading the pattern. Needless to say the sock has been ripped out and begun three times already and I have realized my ribbed edge is wrong. Guess I should learn how to read the pattern before I begin my project huh? I was just too excited to begin. Never fear, Ragged will help me. She is becoming a sock connoisseur and has made some lovely creations.

I should have a lot more time for knitting projects now that my girls will be going back to school. They are both playing volleyball. I enjoy watching the games but sitting at tournaments, watching and waiting between matches can get a little boring without something interesting to occupy the time. This will be a great time to begin my winter projects and Christmas gifts.