Thursday, January 31, 2008

Geezer Blanket

I'm really proud of this blanket - Rox, my unsuspecting recipient had it on her secret Santa wishlist, and didn't get it for xmas.

On the other hand, I had enough blanket yarn (translation: acrylic) to make the entire blanket out of my stash! And I'm pretty proud of it.

If anyone wants one of their own (no, i'm not offering to make it), the pattern is free on Lion Brand site, called 8-color Vanna's Choice!

Rox, I'm really glad you like it!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Secret of the Stole - II

Well, I finished my clue 2 today - so far, i'm finding that if i start it friday night, i can be done by early sunday - so makes it easy to keep up. not sure what happens after they fix my shoulder... we'll see

here's my completed clue 2:

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The shoe dropped

So yesterday, the orthopedist tells me that I have a choice - I can learn to live with a constantly aching shoulder, or I can have arthroscopic surgery to fix it.

And if I opt to learn to live with it, it'll keep getting worse, and I'll end up having to have the surgery anyway.

LOL, some choice!

But how many people do YOU know who schedule their surgery around their crafting?

So it won't happen till after I'm done with the swap package I'm working on (nope, can't say who it's for, and can't say what's in it, in case they're peeking) - and if i can finish the socks i'm working on, that would be a bonus.

Hmmm, wonder if i can learn to knit with my feet?

Saturday, January 19, 2008

it must have - it's 2 degrees below zero today

and that's the warmest it's been all day - it was 10 below when i woke up.

ok,so i can't blog about the big thing i'm making for the geezer swap, in case my recipient sees the blog - so no dropping secrets there!

i've put aside my widdershins socks for the moment, because i'm working on the big thing for the geezer swap (nope, still not telling... i'll blog it once she gets it) -

but on yahoo groups, there's another mystery KAL - i joined one a while ago, joined it in about week 4, and had no hopes of catching up - but i love the concept. here's the first part of the pattern. start knitting. no, you can't have a picture, and no, we're not going to tell you what it looks like. trust us. just knit. and each week, another clue came out. when it was done, i have to admit, i really liked it!

so now, there's "secret of the stole ii" - and the first clue came out yesterday, when i had to work all day, and then had to go to an appreciation dinner last night (though it's always nice to be appreciated)

so i got home around 9:30, and cast on. and did about 10 rows? something like that.... just finished it - the first clue that is... 54 rows. this is knit in knitpicks shadow in campfire colorway (1.99 on clearance, so i had bought 3 skeins)... and my amazing addi turbo size 4 circular needle that leah sent me for xmas!

next clue doesn't come out till next friday, so i guess i can go back to working on my one big thing for the geezer swap - tomorrow i think we get partners for the FOC swap, too.... better get busy!

Monday, January 7, 2008

hell hath finally frozen over

not only are we getting tornados in january (toto, I don't think we're in kansas anymore)... the afghan I started in 2002 (as in FIVE years ago) is finally done!!

so there I sat, with absolutely NOTHING on the needles. SACRILEGE, i tell ya!

so I started some toe-up socks - I've only ever made the one pair of socks, and they weren't so bad..... so i'm doing a pair that are toe-up, sock yarn, size ONE needles... oh, with cables, just to keep things interesting. I'm either very brave, or really really dumb.

No, don't tell me which you think I am, unless it's the brave!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

too cute

for one of the ongoing wish swaps on crafter, I claimed KittyVegas for some baby cowboy booties - and I have to admit, they came out really cute!

she wanted dallas cowboy colors - so here we go

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

finishing things

I used to be the queen of the unfinished project - probably all of my knitter and crocheter friends know exactly what I'm talking about!

anyway, i started this little goody right before xmas, and finished it on new year's day! what shall i work on next?