Saturday, August 27, 2005

Sleeve number two is moving along like a snail!

Sleeve number two is progressing slowly due to distractions in other areas. It is now about a quarter done. I have been helping another person work this pattern and she is having problems. I hope she doesn't quit because it is nice when worked up.

It's Saturday before school starts up around here again. The stores are jammed full of people trying to get things together, excited kids, frustrated drivers looking for parking spaces, plus all the usual weekend rushing is happening. I ran some errands and could not wait to get home.

I picked up some new glass for a project not even selected or thought out in my head. All I know was it looked too pretty to pass up. Not a problem -- just tuck it into the stash for now.

I also went to the new LYS in my area. I managed to restrain myself from buying anything, but that was not easy to do. I saw a really nice mohair yarn by Artful Yarns that has what appears to be seed beading or ribbon woven through it. There was a sample worked up and I fell in love with it. It's on my list for future purchase once my yarn stash goes down. I even have a pattern in mind for it.

Now, it's time to kick back and relax a bit before making supper.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

My sweater has a sleeve!!

I now own a one sleeved sweater. I hope to get the other one in this week. I learned a lot from this process. Learning Double Points Needles was not as bad as I thought it would be. I need more practice with them though. I tried the sweater on and it fits nice. The sleeve is the perfect length.

Unfortunately, it took longer to do the sleeve than I planned. I got involved with some other projects and unscheduled activities during vacation week. Oh well, that's what vacations are for - no time table to follow.

Thursday, I signed up for the October 1st Knitter's Breakfast at Fabric Place. It costs $5 a person and is not open to the public. This is a very cool event. I can't wait to go to this one. I went to the last one in the spring and had a wonderful time.

There is, of course, a breakfast served buffet style. After you fill your tummy, you head back downstairs to the fiber department and the fun really begins. They have people demonstrating spinning, knitting, crochet and other things. Also, there are some hands on spots where you can try something new. A drawing is also going on for door prizes. Included are books and yarns. The $5 you prepaid with registration is actually given back to you in merchandise. The entire store is on sale for 20 or 25 percent off.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Vacation week!!

Oh how sweet it is to have a whole week off to knit!! I do have other things to do but, this is my uppermost thought regarding the next week. I plan to get at least one of the sleeves done on my sweater.

I also plan to do a summer cleaning of the house and basement. I follow the Flylady method sometimes, but at times I fall off track. So, I plan to get back on track and do each room this week. This will make it easier to stay ahead of the work again.

I am going to a glass supply shop in Massachusetts one day with a friend. Hopefully they will have some different glass for me to try. Of course the knitting will travel in the car with me if I don't have to drive. This will be prime knitting time, since it is at least an hour riding time each way.

The weather yesterday was the worst so far this summer with a temperature of 99 and a heat index of about 105. If Mother Nature cooperates and keeps the heat and humidity away, it will be a fantastic week to accomplish all this and maybe more.

Stay out of the heat, drink lots of water, and enjoy the week.