Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Plugging Along

I have several things on the needles (much to Toby's dismay!) My knitting has pretty much taken over one entire corner of the living room. My goal over the coming weekend is to organize it all before the Easter Bunny comes. :)

Here's the March Mid-Month KAL in progress.

I have been messing around with making stitch markers. I rarely use them but I thought they looked like fun to make. I had no idea what kind of beads to get, so I just picked up a couple of random packages. I tell ya what - these things are addicting! They are also harder than heck to get a decent picture of as they tend to swing and sway.

And talk about addicting - I've started knitting Tribbles. I'll post pics of those later. :)

Emily's volleyball is over for this year. I spent quite a few Sundays knitting between games. They didn't win their tourney last week, but I think they had a great season and a lot of fun. It's been amazing to watch their growth throughout the year. They look like a whole new team! (Emily is number 99.)

Ladies Night this Thursday! My two sisters, my best friend and I are going to Galena, IL to stay overnight. We have rented what is called a "cottage". (Hopefully it's as nice as it sounds!) Two bedrooms, fireplace, DVD player and TV, outside hot tub, etc. Friday will be spent walking though the shops. I cannot WAIT!

Other than that, we are still battling various stages of the flu. Hunter has been down since Friday night. I think he's on the upswing now but he's sure not been feeling good. I can't wait for the weather to improve. Maybe then we can get rid of all of this gunk!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Ballband Cloth Done!

And here it is! Craziness that I did it in Cyclone colors (boooo) but I love the way it turned out. I will be making many many more of these!

Still working on various other projects. Em has a volleyball tourney this weekend so that's always quality knitting time!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Busy Busy! and a lost camera...

Finally getting around to posting some pictures! My daughter had taken my camera over the weekend (without permission!) so I wasn't able to take any pictures.
Finished my first (of 4) placemats and I absolutely love how it turned out. I didn't put the fringe on the ends though - I actually tried a couple and I really didn't like the look so I took them back off.

I also made a knitting bag for myself over the weekend. I knew what I wanted but couldn't find anything quite like it. I bought a bunch of remnants at Wal-Mart a while back and one of those worked out perfectly. It has 4 outer pockets for yarn, a velcro closure and handles to lug it around. It's small enough to take with me to volleyball games (always important!) but big enough to hold a couple of projects.

Completed Diagonal Ripple Cloth

And my proud moment - when I started knitting I thought the Ballband Cloth was the coolest looking thing but the pattern scared the bejeepers out of me. Two years later and the pattern looked a LOT easier. Here's one in progress.

My current project of sorts is making dishcloths for camping. Everyone in my family seems to really like the cloths and we all camp so....it just seems the thing to do! :)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Giveaway...Gone Away

Tonight I gave a whole pile of dishcloths to my sister. She just moved into her own apartment and I thought it would be kind of a fun housewarming thing. I love to make them and she says she loves to use them, it was a win-win!