Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Knitting My Cares Away!

Last week was a pretty rough week on the homefront.  The stir-craziness level had reached an all new high.  Thankfully, this weekend was awesome and cured some of that.  The rest of the cabin fever was held at bay by--what else?--knitting projects!

Mostly I've still been working with the Malabrigo Merino Worsted Tuareg.  I've made a discovery about this particular color, however--it apparently has a LOT of "free dye".  As a result, I now have very pretty blue size 10.5 knitting needles lol.  To make sure that the free dye doesn't liberate itself onto clothing, I'm going to have to actually block the traditional way--tub of water, drops of color-setting solution, squeeze with towels and lay out to dry--before I give the finished products to their intended recipients.

Speaking of, Bryanne-Michelle's scarf is done, except for blocking!  It turned out wonderfully, and I'm very excited about the rib pattern that I used.

I also finished knitting mom's Mother's Day cowl!  Not in time for Mother's Day, but at least it's done.  On Sunday I showed it to mom and measured it around her neck.  Even though I thought I still had 8" to go, it was the perfect length!  I still have to block it, twist it, and seem the ends, but mom's really excited about it!

Tonight at Sit&Knit, I'm going to start on my hand warmers!  It's the first actual PATTERN pattern that I've attempted with various stitch types and using two different sizes of needles!  As you can probably tell by the exclamations, I'm pretty excited lol.  I figure I'll tackle those, and then start my pretty scarves, and my shawl.  

I'm so glad that I learned to knit, and that it's something crafty that I actually enjoy.  It helps pass the days and keep my from going completely crazy being home full-time.  As the baby is still a work in progress, it's nice to have something to focus on that provides goals and deadlines.  Not to mention I look forward to Sit&Stitch at Park Avenue Yarns every Tuesday--I have so much fun getting out of the house and hanging out with the girls!  Honestly, even though I didn't find a Bible study at church, I don't really feel the lack anymore.

Anywho, time to change the laundry out and look at getting some lunch fixed.  I've finally kicked my butt back on to Weight Watchers, and onto a regular workout routine again (water aerobics Tues and Thurs, 30 minute walk Mon, Weds and maaaybe Fri), so hooray for getting back on track to weight loss and establishing healthy patterns before getting pregnant!


  1. Those are beautiful! I'm glad you've found such a great hobby. And good luck on the baby-making! You and Bryan will be great parents!

  2. It sure is a lot of fun! Thanks so much :-).

  3. I love to knit, I'm just not good at anything that's not straight lines yet. And I can only sort-of perl. Meh, at least I can cross-stitch. Hope this week goes better than last week!

  4. Thanks chica! It took me a long time to get the whole thing down...luckily, I've got a lot of time on my hands lol. Hope you have a great week too!


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