Knitting again!

14 03 2010

I want to thank all of you for your wonderful comments last week. I loved reading all of them, you guys are so very sweet. And thanks for hanging on when this blog was so very quiet. Energy’s back, the new house is getting better organized every day and I’m actually knitting and sewing again!

I had no idea how much I missed knitting and sewing until I finally was able to do it again. I caught up with my quilting bee blocks, finished my first baby knit and even finished a pair of socks! I also started working on my shawl again, figuring it out where I’d left off so many weeks/months ago and knit a row. Yeah, I know, just one row, but that was quite the accomplishment : )

So about a week ago I finished a cute little vest for the baby. I really wanted to try Pebble as I thought it looked like something that I could manage easily and would still look cute. I wanted to avoid buttons so I knit in the round and did a 2-needle bind off on the shoulders. I had this one skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease in the stash so decided it would be perfect for this little project.

Red Pebble

I don’t really know when this will fit exactly but I expect it will fit someday! After knitting the vest I still have plenty of yarn leftover, so I’ll knit a pair of legwarmers and maybe a hat.

Yesterday I finished another project that had been on the needles since November, my first pair of socks of the year. And it was perfect timing because I killed my first pair of socks the day of our move. Close your eyes if you get shocked easily…

Hole in my only Yarntini self-striping socks!

One big gaping hole in my Yarntini self-striping socks : ( . I knit these socks in the summer of 2007 so I can say they’ve had a good life. The color had faded quite a bit but they were still lovely. They will be missed. But at least I can replace them by another pair of self-striping socks (with nylon this time) which should last me another many more years.

A finished pair of socks!

These socks were knit toe up, short-row heel with a stockinette foot and 3×3 ribbed leg. So now I don’t have any socks on the needles! Time to wind some yarn and find an easy pattern. Any suggestions for an easy, mindless pattern?


Where to begin?

5 03 2010

Let’s see. I’ve been gone from this blog for 4 months already. It does feel like it’s been forever and I hope some of my readers are still out there! I know at least one of you is, thank you Becky for inquiring after me, that was very, very sweet of you.

The biggest news is this:

Guess what!

and it’s also the reason why I’ve completely disappeared and have barely knit or sewed a stitch in the last 4 months. It might not look like much in the photo but from where I’m sitting, it’s pretty impressive! I’ll be 20 weeks tomorrow and it we just found out last Friday that it’s a boy! The first three months I could barely drag myself to work, let alone do anything else. Things are starting to turn up and I feel more like myself energy-wise.  I’ve had to switch to maternity pants already and it sure makes a difference. Also, I’m awfully thankful for extra long tanks and shirts from Target.

To add to the tiredness we just moved 2 weeks ago into a bigger place. There’s still a lot of boxes everywhere but slowly everything is getting put away. I still have all of these to deal with:

4 boxes full of fabric

That’s 4 totes full of fabric. And so you get a better idea, I only had 2 totes worth of yarn. Which were put away the first weekend. The only reason I haven’t put it all away yet is that I ‘d like to reorganize the whole fabric stash and can’t quite work up the energy to start the process.

I do plan to start sewing again as soon as my office/sewing area is settled again and I can’t wait! I’ve been knitting a tiny bit here and there and I will show you that on my next post. Yes, I hope to start blogging more regularly again, at least until the baby comes!