Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Have a nice trip Gatsby. Gatsby is off to my aunt in Michigan for some crochet work! My part is done. Unless I rip the arm seams out for a third time. I really don't know if there will be time for that. I'm glad it is done. It will be in very good hands for it's final touches. Big Thank You's to Christina and my Auntie for all of the help. It's greatly appreciated. I tried it on tonight. I love it! I can't wait to wear it. I think it's so way cool.....and I made it! It means so much more to me than anything I could ever buy. I hope someone says "Where did you get your sweater?" so that I may reply "Oh, you mean MY sweater, THIS one? I made it : )" That is something I really love about knitting. It is such an opportunity to show your work and a part of yourself.
Off to knit sleeves.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Gatsby front and back completed. I'm extremely happy to make it to this point. I still have time. Everything will be alright. Right?

Happy Birthday to my precious baby girl. Here she is at just over one month. This was Christmas day actually. Isn't she beautiful!

This is a pendant made by Moving Mud. I can't link. I have issues. But do check them out at www.movingmud.com. They are glassblowers from Vermont. A husband and wife. They are great. Very talented. I love there stuff. They made my buttons for Gatsby, which are pictured below. They were truly a pleasure to do business with. I would definately go to them again for glasswork.

Tot in all her birthday glory. She wasn't into it at all.....

I have been so busy lately it seems. I've been neglecting the blog. I will try to post with more knitting material soon. I just don't know how exciting two sets of sleeves can possibly be. I do have some great things cooking up for future knitting though. I plan to start the New year out with a real clackety-clack!
Everyone have a wonderful holiday.
Viva Bien!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Tonight was Knit Night, of course. We also had a party for Mindy. Part baby shower, part 30th birthday. So Happy Birthday...a little late. Really try to enjoy the time that you have to prepare for your new bundle. Relax and take a minute to soak it all in. It's such a beautiful time.

Hubby's sweater is 60cm. That's it. No photos, no nothing. I'm sick of it. I don't want to look at it, or even talk about it really. This sweater has pained my body. Seriously. It aches. Everything aches.
So, how long do you think it will take to knit the sleeves? Will they go quick? I have visions of a vest looking really nice.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Here is my progress on the front of Hubby's sweater. Almost 40 cm. arm shaping starts soon! Woo Hoo. There may be a light at the end of the tunnel. I'm ready for some Cashsoft again, my am I ever ready.

The little cabinet that toppled with the tot. This is it. It's actually two pieces. The top part is what fell over. This could have been just horrible. Somehow, thank God, she ended up away from the crashing chaos. She must have jumped or something???? Jars and veggies came crashing down. It scared me to death. I moved it into the guest bedroom right then......doesn't it look charming! I can just see it bubbling over with yarn! I'm only using it for sock yarn right now. The fullest shelves are Koigu, Lorna's Laces, and Opal. There is also Socks that Rock!, Mountain Colors, Claudia Handpaints, Schaefer Lola, and some of Scout J's sock yarn. Just for you curious natured ones. I think it is hysterical because I don't even have one pair of socks that I've knit. I have given every pair away. How sad for me. I have no time to even knit a pair of socks due to "the sweaters"...........
which leads me to progress.........Hubby's back is done. I cast on at knit night for the front. I'm amazed at the progress I've made this week. I have had a serious knitathon the last couple of nights. It's just been Jo at it's best lately! Moving along nicely. I hope I can keep up the momentum. I'm really wanting to pick up Gatsby, but I hate to break the spell with Hubby's when it is coming along so well. I would like to have one finished right now!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Happy Birthday to my Mom and my Aunt!!!!!! I won't tell the age, but they look FABULOUS!!!!!
We got you!
I love you both!

Monday, November 6, 2006

OOOOH Scary! This is what welcomed me home from knit night last week! Creations of Hubby and the Tot! I loved it!

You mean strangers give you candy? Isn't that a no-no? Oh well! It's fun! Let's get some more!
Happy Halloween, a week late.

Sunday, November 5, 2006

Jackie wore her Cocoon Shrug to Christina's party! It looked great on her. She finished in one month!!! These pictures don't show the colors or the trim she chose very well, it is really pretty!

Mary knits, happily, as always. : ) I love that about Mary.

Lisa shows her Jo Jo off. It's a great color for her, a deep green, so pretty! Jackie has to touch it. Be careful Jackie.....Jo Jo has a way about her.

Friday, November 3, 2006

Has anyone seen Elmer????? Elmer is the hottest thing going in Hamilton, Ohio! At least he was at Christina's birthday party on Monday night! I loved the extra tight Calvin Klein jeans that fit him just so! I was jealous he wasn't all mine.....o.k. maybe not.

Sara, you should have seen Christina when Elmer arrived. Her face was more pink than the shirt she was wearing. It was hysterical, until he dropped his Calvin's. Thank you Elmer for stopping there. We laughed. We knit. We had great fun!

I'm blogging in the wee hours of the morning. I'm not totally insane. I fell asleep with the tot, so I'm wide awake for some reason????

I have been trying to post pictures since Monday. Blogger is not my friend. I'm going to try to get some more pictures up of "the knitters".