Thursday, October 06, 2005

I knit, really I do

How annoying are husbands?? I was all ready to take fabulous shots of all my WIPs. Had the spot all picked out, lighting was good, decent progress to be shown. Then this: "Honey, where is the digital camera? Oh yeah, I left it at Pete's". DH and Pete went on an overnight fishing trip and caught oh, um, ZERO fish. Thank goodness they had that camera at the ready! So not only does it have no fish pictures on it, it is apparently sitting idly on Pete's coffee table doing nothing. So still no's okay, no one really knows about this blog yet, so it's not like anyone is dying to see what I've been up to!! Trying to drum up more traffic, but it ain't easy!!

I did go on a short business trip to West Palm Beach, Florida...was able to crochet 3 whole squares for the tablecloth...making progress, slowly but surely. Never thought I would look forward to the hour wait in the airport (gotta love distraction free knitting/crocheting). Almost done with the left front of the cropped cable cardigan, which I do mostly when watching TV (which explains the frequent frogging).

Last weekend DH and I spent the weekend in Newport, RI. What a great place. Went to the boat show and stayed at the Ivy Lodge B&B. It was nice for the two of us to get away. I was a yarn tourist and bought some sock yarn at "Knitting Needles". Owner was very pleasant and helpful. Never made socks before, so this should be a challenge...but, have to wait until after all the Christmas projects are done.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Still here for now

Boy this blogging thing takes time to figure out. Changed the name of the site to "Please don't eat the needles" Said change was made because this is all I say when I two tonkinese cats like to chomp on the ends while I (attempt) to knit. This title will be much funnier once I post the pictures of the darlings in action.

Anyway, this will be a short post, as I still have no pictures to post. Wanted to do it today but DH went on a fishing trip and took the digital camera.

So imagine if you will...I have the back completed for the Cropped Cable Sweater from Vogue Knitting. Realized halfway through it that the pattern is coded with 4 bars to indicate it is for an "experienced knitter". Experience as in I am very familiar with taking on more than I can chew?? Cause I sure got that down!! Who do I think I am? Actually it didn't come out half bad...It's not totally perfect but I doubt the recipient will notice the few flaws.

I also completed all the pieces to the pixie cables sweater...just have to seam that sucker..boy I hate that part. Wish I could send it out to be seamed! Hey there's a business for someone!

I also have 3 (3! ah ah ah) stupid thread crochet squares for my MILs tablecloth...only 90 something more to go...yeesh, looks like the revised ETA is now Mother's Day. Oh well.