Monday, January 28, 2013

Lucy's blanket

It's done. I finished it. And I am so proud of myself..... There were a lot of challenges that I overcame to finish this darn thing....and none of them really had to do with the knitting (which was actually relatively simple). 1. I had bound it off only to realize I hated the bind off in the pattern and it was too small. It sat around forever before I finally got it back on the needles. Then it sat around forever before I started knitting it again 2. The yarn. Wow. The yarn. I used malabrigo rios and it was a PAIN. One skein was virtually impossible to wind, and two others had a lot of spots I had to cut out. And because it is a superwash yarn (which I didn't realize until after I bought it....darn my reading skills sometimes) I couldn't spit splice it and I had SO many ends to weave in! Between the last two skeins I had ELEVEN ends. Unacceptable. But, I wove them all in, blocked it and I'm pretty darn happy with the result.

Lucy loves it as well. She thinks it is delicious.

(Oh, and Weston did great at home with both kiddos while I was at work....Lucy was pretty crabby when he was putting Sawyer to bed, but other than those 20 mins, she was wonderful)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Just keep knitting

Still working on the blanket that won't end. I decided to add one more repeat, because I would have to add the last skein for just the bind off anyway....I didn't want to have to have ends that close to the edge, so I decided to make it just a bit bigger. Sooo..... Five more rows. I can do it. I just want to finish before the beginning of February.

Tonight I go back to work! I haven't taught knitting since July? Or maybe August. I can't remember, but it has been a while. I'm excited, as tonight is beginning knitting, which is one of my favorite classes to teach. I love seeing people learn! And sharing something that I love so much with others is always fun. I'm a bit nervous as it will be the first time I've left Weston with both the kiddos. I know he is capable, but Lucy hasn't been too fond of bottles, so I'm hoping she doesn't just scream at him all night.

Yesterday was Josh's birthday. He is our best friend and we are so lucky to have him in our life. We went to the Double Musky for dinner (his favorite) and it was a lot of fun. Lucy was wonderful, the only bad thing was the drive. It was dark and raining. Yuck! But, I had great company, so it wasn't too bad. We are going out with him again Saturday (Birthday week!) and I'm really looking forward to that.

I'm not sure what I'm going to knit next.... Time will tell. I am really itching to knit some colorwork, and have patterns and yarn for the CUTEST kids mittens (owls and raccoons) so they might be jumping on my needles soon. I also want to knit the kids sweaters.... Who knows.

Alright, off to sit and watch Duck Tales with Sawyer. Morning toddler cuddles are pretty awesome.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Finished objects

I have already completed two things this year, which is pretty amazing for me! If I continue on this path of production, I will have quite a lot to show off this year! I finished Josh's hat, and I love it. He loves it too and is already sporting it around town. I was so excited to finish that and be able to cast on something new (I've been diligent about keeping my WIP number low) but instead I decided to pick up and finish my Hemlock Ring blanket that I started when I was pregnant with Lucy. I attached my last skein of yarn last night and if I keep with it, I should probably be able to finish it in a couple of weeks. Each round is over 400 stitches and growing, so it takes a while....she could use a blanket full of mom love right now though. She has such a stuffy nose and it makes me so sad. There is not much you can do for such a young person, and she is pretty miserable. Thankfully, she is still able to sleep (although all her crazy sounding breathing keeps me up) so she will with any luck be over it soon....

Alright, back to the never ending blanket.