Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Round and Round

I finished my very first circular cloth last night thanks to a pattern from The Dishcloth Boutique. (I used the Cotton Dishcloth pattern) Once I got the hang of this, it was a very fun cloth to make and pretty quick too! This was also the first cloth I did that involved turning. It's so much fun to learn new stuff! I have to admit though, I frogged this cloth three times because I didn't think it looked quite right. Each time though it looked the same so I finally decided that must be the pattern...It was.

Happy knitting everyone!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Webshots and a Detailed Pic

Finally got some of my knitting pictures uploaded to Webshots. While I realize a lot of knitters use Flickr, I absolutely HATE the fact that free accounts are limited to three albums. Of course with Webshots I'm not wild about not being able to download pictures without installing their software. Guess there is good and bad in everything...

Anyway! Off to other news...made a second light box last night and this one is MUCH better than the first. I took a few test shots of my latest KAL and was very impressed with the close-up detail. Here's a sample shot.

I can see this being a fun little hobby as well!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

April Mid-Month KAL

Finished my April Mid-Month KAL. I LOVE this pattern! I'm sure I will be making more of these in the future.

Also attempted a light box tonight. It turned out good but I made it a little on the small side. I think I will try another one tomorrow night. (I'm sure my husband will be thrilled to death).

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Two Knit Alongs Done!

Two more for the books. First off is the "Meadow" cloth from the Monthly Knit Along group. I think this cloth is SUPER cute! It was also my first experience with bobbles (which weren't NEARLY as hard as I thought they would be!)

Second is another Knit Along - this one from Love 2 Knit Dishcloths. I'm not 100% sure I did this one right but it's a pretty neat design nonetheless.

In other news, we had another trip to the dentist and orthodontist yesterday. (And once again it was RAINING - everytime we go it seems to rain). Emily had two cavities filled and Hunter had one. Hunter also had 4 teeth pulled. He has a lot of crowding in his mouth and they are hoping this will eliminate some problems down the road. At the orthodontist Emily had her impressions done in preparation for braces on Friday. Hunter had another spacer put in between his molars. One is caught on the next and needs a little help. Another busy day!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Small Update...

I've been meaning to take pictures for over a week and finally got around to it tonight. First cloth is the Illusion Bunny I did with the Monthly KAL group. I'm still somewhat undecided on this cloth. I liked the blue and white together and I liked the lines, but I'm not sure I like the overall design. Something different anyway and I like working with two colors.

Second is my Tribble! This was REALLY fun to make and something I will DEFINITELY be doing again. I threw this in my purse and worked on it here and there. We have a lot of upcoming track meets, orthodontist appointments, dentist appointments and allergist visits, so I will again have some free knitting time! (Trying to look on the bright side here.) :)

Related to that, found out last week that both kids will need to have braces. Emily will get hers shortly and Hunter will have some work done first, then go into them. Emily also has to start having a weekly allergy shot. They retested her and she had a major reaction to dust mites and a more minor reaction to household dust and cats. Fortunately, we don't have a cat. Unfortunately, dust is everywhere. We have a few changes to make as far as bedding and such and of course the weekly shots. She was NOT impressed to say the least!

Other than that, things continue to be as crazy busy as always. Volleyball finished up two weeks ago and we are into track now. Went to the Middle School play Friday night and I told one of the other mothers "do you ever feel like you LIVE at the school??" Guess I'm glad she's involved but MAN it would be nice to have a calm, quiet, sports-free week. 5 more years and I'm all over that. :)