Saturday, April 30, 2011

Demeter Shawl





Pretty pictures

Gratuitous shot #1

(Gratuitous shot #2)

Demeter Shawl by Laura Linneman
Yarn handspun  394 yards of a heavy fingering
Needles 4.5 mm (size 7) KnitPicks Options circular
Started April 21,2011
Finished April 28, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

Today Ten on Tuesday is 10 things you like about your family!

1.  I am so thankful that we are a family together.

2.  I am still deeply in love with my husband.

3.  I have three great kids.

4.  They make me laugh and bring me joy daily.

5.  My little boy gives magic hugs.  They always make me feel better when I am in a bad mood.

6.   That my family gets along most of the time.

7.  We are all pretty close together except for a sister and a brother that live on the east coast now.

8.  They have my back.  I know I can depend on them for anything.

9.  Since three of them are married I get an extra brother and two extra sisters.  One of my sisters in law is one of my closest friends.

10.  I had a great mom.  She has been gone for almost ten years and I still miss her but I know she is watching over me now.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Three out of Four Ain't Bad

I didn't quite finish my goal of finishing those four projects by today. I am okay with that though.  I did get three of them finished.  The sweater still needs buttons and the shawl still needs to be blocked but the knitting is done.

Friday, April 08, 2011

One is Done

I finished one of the four Take em Out projects.

Pattern: Simple Skyp Socks
Started: March 6, 2011
Finished: April 4, 2011
Needles: 2.5 mm Kollage Square DPN's
Yarn: Hill Country Yarn in Bluebonnet

I am really excited since this yarn is from my stash.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Takin' Em Out by Tax Time!!!! (Knitting Edition)

I realized today, that I didn't finish one single project in March.  So I have declared the next fifteen days as "Take 'Em Out by Tax Time."  I am going to get these four projects done by April 15th.  All but one of them is over half way done so I think it is a goal I can accomplish.

Simple Skyp Socks,  first sock is done and the second one I just finished decreasing the gusset.

Coffee Bean sweater, just needs the ribbing on the bottom and the two sleeves.

Nypon Shawl, one more repeat of chart A, 6 rows of chart B and then just 16 rows of Chart C.

Mockery Socks, these might be the ones that do me in but I am going to give it my best shot.  I am on the heel flap of the first one.  

I will have my spinning goals in the next post.