Thursday, February 28, 2008

2 Done, 1 Going....

February Love2KnitDishcloths KAL - in progress...

Rachel's Dishcloth - used up a few scraps of yarn

Another of the Monthly Dishcloth KAL cloths. I wanted to try this pattern with a variegated yarn and a solid. I really like how it turned out! This is actually the second one I did - gave the first away before I took a picture of it. :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Keep on keeping on....

Nothing finished today but I've got quite a few things going! Started another KAL this morning - YAY! Have a couple of other dishcloths on the needles, including a No Need Pattern cloth and a 2nd of the February Mid-Month KAL (LOVE this pattern!)

And now for the big news...I finally started an afghan! As much as I love knitting, I thought I should finally jump in and try something a little bigger. Now don't get me wrong...I still LOVE my dishcloths...but I thought it was time for something else. What absolutely floors me is it takes me around 15 whole minutes to do ONE ROW! I can have a good start on a dishcloth in 15 minutes! Totally different mindset I guess. :)

Totally unrelated side note - Idol tonight! Didn't the David's ROCK tonight? Last week I completely called the two guys that were going home. This week I can't even hazard a guess. Jason Y. was a little weak tonight but he's the only one that really stood out. I didn't think that Micheal Johns was as good as he has been. And phew - David Cook looked HOT tonight!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

February KAL 2

Finished this and finally got pictures taken this morning. The first one shows the "window" detail better but the second one shows the colors better. Not overly wild about the colors together. Funny how they looked so much better in my yarn basket than they do now. :)

This was a fun cloth to make though. In fact, I did another one today while I was at my daughter's volleyball game. Did variegated (shades of green and ivory) and green. It turned out really cool. No pictures though as I already gave it away.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

February KAL Part 2

I think I'm doing something wrong...

Can't quite decide from looking at other people's pictures.

Monday, February 18, 2008

From the front window...

Here's a few pictures of the snow. Last night we got around 6 inches more.

Just Finished!

Here's my finished cloth from the Another Dishcloth Group.

I suppose if I would have been thinking, I would have used a more "Valentiney" color but I like it nonetheless.

An older cloth I did...

This is the Emily pattern from Marilyn's Knitting Heaven. I made it for Emily of course! I was pleased with the overall design but next time will do a knitted border. You can do either a knit or a crochet and I used the crochet border pattern. As you can see, I have yet to add it. Large part of the problem is I know absolutely nothing about crocheting. I'll have to make a call to good old Mom to fix this one!

On the needles...

Right now I'm plugging away on several dishcloths. I've got the 2nd February KAL going as well as an older one that I found the pattern for. I found some patterns on the Lily website that looked interesting so I started those and I have another Harvest Moon No Need Pattern going as well (I absolutely LOVE this design!)

Yesterday our area had another 6 inches of snow come in (plus 1/4 inch of ice) so the whole family was inside. I had made a quick trip to stock up on yarn and groceries on Saturday, so we were set. :) Our Pamida has an excellent selection of Peaches n' Creme yarns....better than Wal-Mart lately.

Today we are slowly digging out of the snow.

Friday, February 15, 2008

February KAL Complete!

This cloth about did me in last night! I wound up ripping out a few rows this morning and starting anew. Went much better after that. :)


Well I am quite frustrated at this point. I was working on the February KAL last night and somehow I wound up with an extra stitch. I haven't done that in quite a while! To make matters worse, while I was trying to fix that, I dropped the whole works and wound up with a mess. I worked on it for a little while but wound up setting it down because I was getting more and more irritated. Should mention that I have a HORRIBLE cold and quite possibly should have been in bed by that point!

Funny thing, I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about my poor abandoned knitting laying on the living room floor. Took every ounce of self-control I had to NOT get up and attempt fixing it.

Maybe today it will go better!

Kind of excited - OK VERY excited - I get to go yarn shopping today! YAY!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Just Completed!

First and foremost, I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures. My camera batteries have gone dead so I was about midway through experimenting with the best camera settings.

First dishcloth is from Lily Sugar 'n Cream's Website. I used pattern number 105 - Collonade.

Second is the No Need Pattern from Harvest Moon Upper Room. I have to admit I spent a LONG time on the Harvest Moon site yesterday admiring all of the patterns. If money were no object, I would have them all! :)