Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Third FO and a Cast on

Ok, I've finished my third FO of the year, a cute little Trinity Stitch hat. It's my first hat and the decrease are a little wonky, but nothing terrible. I wore it and even my hunny said it was cute ( and that saying something. The trinity stitch take a while, but the effect is nice. I followed the adjustment for the stitch from Stitch and Tones and i didn't make it as slouchy as the original.
Start: 1/28
Finish: 1/26
Yarn: Carson Simply Soft Heather
Pattern: variation of Trinity Stitch Hat
Needles: size # 7 circular

I also cast on for a baby cardigan for my friends nephew. He's 6 months old, We'll see how it turns out, its my second baby item and the first was two small (but that wasn't my fault, he arrived way early). This is my first stab a colorwork to, so hopefully it goes well, I think it might be a little big, but he'll be able to wear it next winter if not this winter.

Tonight I'll be going home to work on my paper. I need to knock it out tonight, No knitting tonight just typing and highlighting and writing and maybe a little cursing, but I'll try my best not to. I'll make some hot coco to combat the cursing part and if i get enough work done on my paper maybe I'll knit anyway :-) we'll see what happens.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Second FO of 2008

Start: 1/16
Finish: 1/22
Yarn: Sugar N' Cream in beige
Pattern: Garterlac Dishcloth
Needles: Size #7

Second FO of the year. I see why people knit dishcloths now, its such an instant gratification rush. Cute little pattern. I am pleased with how it turned out. It was another project that I only knit while at work.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

First FO 2008

My first FO of 2008 is the reverse bloom flower dishcloth.
Start: Jan 2
Finish: Jan 16
Pattern: Reverse Bloom Flower Dishcloth
Yarn: Sugar 'N Cream in Hot Blue
I think it is so cute, really big, but cute none the less. Not blocked yet, but that will have to wait till I get home from work. I've only worked on this project while at work (during lunch, while my computer boots up, while my computer acts get the picture) I think everybody will be getting one for Christmas 08 and maybe I'll give a try at homemade soap and lip balm since I didn't get the time to do it last year.

I've also cast on for the Garterlac Dishcloth in Sugar 'N Cream in a beige color

That's all for the knitting front, still working on the socks, but I've been helping someone pack and move and that's been taking up all of my spare (if you wanna call it that) time. I didn't make any resolutions for the year because knowing me I will definitely break them. so i just have one goal. To do better in 2009 than i did in 2007. By "Doing Better' I mean upping my game at all of the tasks that I do, whether it be knitting, sewing, work related items, teaching and spreading God's word, keeping finances together, cooking, baking and everything else.

Hope Everyone is doing well out there.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Saturday Night Knitting Badges

Knitting and Beer..what could be better.
Progress on my boyfriend sock and Ghettoblaster Beer from Motor City Brewing Works.

cabling with a paper clip (above) has earned me this:

and drinking while knitting has earned me this:

I'm so proud, Two badges in one night.....I'm brilliant!
I haven't had a badge since I was actually in girl scouts many moons ago....
those were good days

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Monday, January 7, 2008

My hunny and Christmas '08

I started knitting the boyfriend sock on Sat and I am loving this pattern, I've only made one mistake so far, I cabled one of the cables the wrong way..but oh well. I'm making these for my hunny, I kept looking for a good pattern to fit his size 13 wide feet and this one seems right on the mark. Since it's a top up design I've been trying it on him as I knit and it fits him well...I'm so excited, he said that these are going to be his favorite socks because I made them...awwwe isn't he a sweetheart! That's why I love him. I'll post a pic of my progress on them when I get home.

I also started a flower washrag. Below is pic of one of the petals..this thing is huge. Next time I will definitely make one smaller than this, but it is a cute and quick project, many people will probably get these for Christmas '08.

Yes, I said Christmas '08 I'm starting my planning now. My goal is to finish one gift a month, that way I won't be overwhelmed in December again. I still have a scarf to finish for Christmas...but I didn't tell the recipient that he was getting he can get it anytime.

I'm so excited about my sewing machine, I have to set up some dates with my G-Ma so she can teach me. Both her and one of her sisters are seamstress' so I'm excited and hope that some of their sewing genes passed on to me. ...I really won't be able to do much until the end of this month. These middle weeks are gonna be hectic for my schedule, but I'd rather be busy than bored.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Homeless Shelter Design

Happy New Year's Day!
Jan 1, 2007 went fast, but at the beginning of another year I always think the previous year went fast. Thanks You Jesus for allowing me to see another day let alone another year!
I rang in the new year doing a shot of 1800, which might become a new tradition.

and now......
(my mother hates it when i say that)...but it's how I feel.
I am currently working on my Master's essay so I can graduate and get on with my life. I'm researching homeless shelter design and their affect on the safety, dignity and socialization of the homeless and it's affect on the management of these facilities. This would be easy if there were alot of work previously done on this topic, but there hasn't been......and so I'm frustrated a bit. I have only found one book that is specifically related to my topic and while in previous times I have been a delinquent about finishing my paper, I have to graduate in May 2008 or else many many many people will hurt me. This paper is the only thing that stands between me and freedom.....I can do it, I can do it I can do it!

On the knitting front I haven't done much lately but I plan on getting a bit done this weekend. We'll see what happens.