Sunday, May 2, 2010

Knitting, but no pictures

I finished my shawl. It is amazing. Seriously, I am incredibly impressed with myself... not only did I challenge myself to do something out of my comfort zone (lace) but I FINISHED it, and in only 2 weeks! I think I deserve a prize... maybe some home made ice cream is in my future. I am borrowing blocking wires from a friend tomorrow and then it should be blocked and ready for its photo shoot. I'm in love with it and if I didn't have some other things that I REALLY wanted to get knitted soon, I would probably start another shawl...

The next thing that I am knitting is the gift wrap romper (Rav link). I swatched for it today while at work and I'm going to cast on as soon as I finish this post.  The yarn is a lovely shade of yellow, which is variegated, from Desert Garden Farms. It is very similar to the yarn my baby blanket was done in, except yellow. I'm am loving the way it is knitting up and I think this will be a quick knit.

The other exciting thing going on this week is that this Thursday I am going to my first ever quilt retreat! I was invited to go by some ladies at work and I am super excited. It is down on the Kenai and it sounds like it is going to be a blast. I'm heading down Thursday afternoon and coming home Sunday. I am taking a few sewing projects (two Mother's Day presents, two quilt tops that are almost done, Weston's quilt, and maybe the toy train) and plan to get some serious sewing done.

OH! I forgot to mention this. The other morning when we woke up our mailbox was in the middle of our front yard. (As a reference, it is normally at the end of the driveway... on a post... ) The post was broken in half and the mailbox had been thrown probably 15 feet into the yard. Crazy! W did some CSI detective work and determined that someone must have backed into it in the middle of the night (or drove right into it, drunk... who knows). But, they must have been going fast because it was on a 4x4 post. We didn't hear anything, and neither did the neighbors, which is weird... So, because we had to mail something, W stuck the half of the post with the mailbox back into the ground... it was like 2.5 feet off of the ground! I was surprised they delivered our mail. All is fixed now, thanks to my handy husband, but it was still pretty funny. W also built my raised bed today and we are planning on getting the soil sometime this week. My plants are going crazy in the house. I'm worried I won't be able to plant them outside soon enough....

Alright, I really want to go knit. Hope everyone had a great weekend!

2 comments:

Jess said...

Congrats on the lace. I've knitted a few lace things now and I find it amazing every time. Seeing it block out is awesome!

Northern Lights Fiber Co. said...

Wow!! Great post! Can't wait to see the shawl and sounds like lots has been getting done!!