Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Finished Baby Blanket!

My brother finished the baby blanket yesterday, washed and laid it out to dry. Here is the finished product.

His friends as it turned out, kept him too busy to finish it when he went to visit them. He did get to show it to them. He laid it out on their carpet when she was out of the room, and when she came back in, she started squealing =) perfect reaction! 

Bask ye in it's awesomeness =) my bro rocks!!

eta - oh yeah, we have hatchlings!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Time to Admit Something...

... to myself. 

Once upon a time, there was a blog that was popular. Lots of people read it and lots of people commented. Then the writer of that blog started having issues with lots of stuff and the blog sorta went by the wayside, got deleted, started over, transferred to another blog address, was nearly abandoned and well, the list carries on for sometime. 

It thus became time for the blog writer to admit, that the blog was no longer for all the masses, but for a few loyal, close blogland people who never stopped reading the blog and supporting the writer of the blog through all the ups and downs that had come before. (now THAT'S a run-on sentence) 

Of course the blog, as all blogs, also serves the purpose of record keeping, like any journal, of the accomplishments, knitterly and otherwise, and the aforementioned ups and downs of life in general. 

Once the blog writer admitted this to herself, she realized that the pressure was off and she could relax. Loyal is loyal and those who fit that description were more precious to her then the fleeting popularity she had once experienced. 

the end

=) Love y'all!

This is pretty huge for a dishcloth, I think I'll try sizing it down a bit for the next one. It's a really fun knit, though, and a very forgiving pattern. I made a few mistakes here and there and it didn't seem to matter too much. I've been using the blue one a bunch and it's really cool. Can't wait to throw away all the much hated ones I have. Thanks for the suggestions, Chris! =)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Oh the Irony

As I am knitting this:

I notice this:

Time to get the yarn to remake this sweater 
Man I hope I can make it rock like the old one does

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Yarn Speaks for Itself

Minnesotan Acquisitions

Malbrigo for my Brother - and yes he totally flipped
it was perfect


Friday, August 14, 2009

Vacations are GOOD!

We have had a nice leisurely time here in Minnesota and it's been wonderful. Seeing my cousin and her family along with her sweet baby boy. We had a nice "Girl's Day" yesterday, left all the kids with the guys and ran around doing errands and stuff. I finished my second dishcloth and was out of yarn (because of all things, that's what I forgot to pack) so I just HAD to go yarn shopping =) I got 3 gorgeous skeins of cotton, and 4 skeins of  MALBRIGO in two colors. 2 of the skeins I'm gifting to my brother for house-sitting for us. He's gonna flip over it. It was my first time petting that stuff and somehow I couldn't walk away from it.

Here are my two finished dishcloths.

 On the second one I used nearly every bit of the yarn. Talk about cutting it close! That's the cast off edge - YIKES =)

I can't wait to show you my new stuff, it's SO pretty. AND I won't run out of yarn on the way home. We leave tomorrow morning for the long long drive back. Sometimes I wish there wasn't quite so many miles between my extended family and myself. We'll probably go to the lake today, hopefully before it starts cooling off again. Stay tuned for yarn pics, I may add them to this post later, who knows? =)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wake Me Up Before We GO GO

Garter stitch and dishcloth cotton have rescued me from my knitting slump. 

and the coffee is good

I think I'll be knitting lots of dishcloths for a while, it's about all I can focus on these days. Focus, something I don't have at the moment because I was up WAY too late last night, which is bad because:

We are headed off on vacation this weekend and I have yet to pack a single thing. YAWN. Maybe if I take a nap I can get going? Probably better to get going first and do some stuff till I get so tired I fall asleep in the dishwater.

Which brings me back to the dishcloths. I have tons of dishcloth cotton, and been meaning to replace the annoying ones I've been using. I'll probably do a few garter stitch ones and then branch out to fun stuff.

What are some of your favorite dishcloth patterns?