Wednesday, February 08, 2006

My husband is the best!!!

I found some Noro yarn on eBay and he got it for me. It is #74 and has beautiful colors in it. It has green, purple, fushia, hot pink, and blue. Now I am ready to start the Knitting Olympics mentioned on Knitter's Review. Stephanie McPhee (a.k.a. the Yarn Harlot) started this on her site. I signed up and plan to make the Lady Eleanor Stole. You cast on when the flame is lit on February 10 and knit until the flame goes out on February 26. The idea is to pick something you feel will challenge you.

I have the pattern down pretty good, since working on the Danica scarf. My challenge will be to finish the Lady in 10 days. I am planning to use about 12 balls so that means about 2 balls a day and a couple of days to fringe. It might have a different fringe than what is shown in the pics in the Scarf Style book because I am not sure I like the length of the multi level fringe. I have to find a space big enough to lay it out for blocking after I finish it. Maybe my fabric board in my craft room. The only problem is I can already see my cat Rosebud laying all over it. Yuck! Her white fur everywhere!! Need to cover the stole with a white sheet. Mmmm~~ it might work.

The kittens are getting big and into everything!! They are just so precious and we love to watch them play. Each has a very distinct personality. The little girl is very independent while one boy is very in your face for attention. The other boy is just too sweet for words. He is the only one who does not seem to get in trouble. lol They all like to be petted and held for lovings.

I have picked out glass to start another project this week. I am planning to make a scene involving a cascading waterfall, a body of water, tree, and greenery along with some agate slices that look like boulders and some nuggets. It is a original idea and I really don't have a pattern for it. Sort of free style stained glass. However it comes out is what I get. I found some gorgeous glass at two of the supply stores and the idea just popped in my head. Can't wait for the end result. It should be something really spectacular.

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