Sunday, July 18, 2010

Baby Things

I've 2 babies I'm knitting for & both their moms read this blog so it will be picture free on the baby stuff for a bit. What I did want to say about baby stuff is how much fun it is & how cute the things are. I am loving the one item I'm doing that's got feather & fan in it. Between it being tiny & it being f&f it's going super fast. It's also a nice break from the hats.

On that note here are 2 of the hats I've finished up in the last few days.
Green Cable HatCloudy Grey Hat

I will have to write the saga of the cute red cabled hat I'd been working on another day. It's still to emotional at this point. Short story the color bled horribly when I washed it & I tried to set the color then & failed. Ugh!

On a sad note I haven't been to knitting in almost a month. Week one they were going to see a band in the park & I really didn't want to go see that, week two was a migraine & week 3 I opened the door to walk down & it was like hot pea soup instead of air & I just couldn't face an almost mile walk in that. So fingers crossed I can get my ass there this week!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Just keep knitting!

Been knitting up a few things lately. I knit up the world's ugliest gnome, but the cat seems to like it fine.
DSCF08761Gnome #1
I was going to leave him faceless, but my daughter hated that so I had to do the face after he was finished & that hat is hella small.

Making some serious progress on my hat, that should be done in over the weekend & I'll get some pictures up then.

I got in my beautiful yarn from Charlotte Yarn.
Lorna's Laces Panther Pride
Don't you love it?

I got in 2 skeins of awesome yarn from a knitting in Wales, one is dyed by her but I don't have a good picture of it, it's totally the color of a yummy pickle & this is the other that wasn't dyed by her.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


On day 3 of a migraine & feel like crap. Of all my medical issues headaches are the one I hate the most. This one is a "medium" migraine, I am able to get basic stuff done with it & I'm not bedridden, but damn do I feel like I've been hit by a truck. I go though bouts like this where they are really frequent, but not total horror shows. They really wear me down, it takes a lot of energy to deal with my normal pain, but add a few days of this on top & I really feel weak.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

It's hot!

Today the weather is going to be 90° out & I have no a/c. The air is wet & humid too, this sucks. When we moved here we knew the a/c was old, around 20 years old so we hopped that it would last a year or two & we would save the $ for a new one. Well 3rd or 4th hot day it died. We went & found the manual & it turns out it's 31 years old! I can not believe an a/c could run that long. It's a Lennox & when we can afford a new one I'll be checking them out first.

My roommate's dad knew someone who was getting a new a/c & he's an HVAC tech so we bought his old unit &he's going to put it in today. Fingers crossed it goes in well.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bee in My Bonnet

You ever get a bee in your bonnet about a yarn or a project? It's got to just be like it in in your head & then you've no clue where to find that yarn or that pattern? Well I wanted to knit a hat for my mom's friend's husband (can you follow that?) & I knew I wanted it to be Carolina Panther's colors. Well I don't have a yarn store in my town & not living in a Carolina I'd no clue where to find one of their official items so I could make sure the color matched right.

Was talking about this on Rav & lo & behold Lorna's Laces make a color called Panther Pride. Now best I can tell this wasn't a widely distributed color, but there was a shop called Charlotte Yarn & rumor had it they might have some in stock. So I called & they didn't have any on the sales floor, but with this being summer time & it being thick wool they thought there might be some in the back. About 15-20 minutes later I got a call & they had it! In worsted & bulky, we decided on the bulky since it's superwash & a bit softer. This store was staffed with the sweetest, most helpful staff you could ever wish to have help you.

I got 2 skeins & they yardage is nice so I should be able to either make a hat & mitten or a nice scarf for Jim. Will have to go hunt up the perfect pattern now!