Monday, January 29, 2007

A new ERA

Yesterday I turned 40. In the not so distant past I might have thought this was not such a good thing... but in talking with numerous female friends [all 50+] I have decided that this is more of a turning point and opportunity.

I am hopeful of establishing some goals for myself that will carry me thru the coming decades as well as support my goals for my family.

I continue to knit, knit, knit on a preemie baby sweater.... I am trying to get it done so that the baby can wear it... I used the 5 hour baby sweater [Loraine Major's version
and did it with Kitchen cotton [Lilly Sugar n Cream] with size 6 needles. I think it will work for a 5 to 6 pound baby.. maybe up to 7 pounds, but I am guessing... All that is left are the sleeves [it will be seamless] and then I can send it off....... I hope to get a picture of it... I did do so with my last one [a peach version on size 7 needles]... and wish I had as I made my own hat pattern....

I am currently on a yarn diet and am trying [very hard mind you] to knit up my stash.. I just seem to have so much of it that it appears in nearly every room in the house... HOW DID I GET HERE????? Frankly I expect my projects to become more creative in the coming months... as I work on reducing the stash.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Another day more knits

I knitted these items for Heartfelt Angels a Yahoo group. All proceeds got to NICU's at several hospitals in Virginia.

As it may be apparent, I like to do hats... they are quick and fun and never get old for some reason.

I have also been working hard to get my Mustard yellow Merino roving spun. I am trying to give at least 15 minutes a day..... I mainly want to get the singles done so I can ply it and get to knitting.. Eventually it will be for my son... a sweater likely, but at the rate I had been going, it would have had to be socks as he often outgrows both my knitting and spinning speed [although I do tend to get sidetracked.] I will try to post a picture soon...

Well... off to some housework and then some knitting.... as I have a long weekend... maybe I can make more of a dent in my stash..... I have committed to myself that I will try not to buy any new yarns if at all possible, until I get my stash under better control... So far, so good....

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Finally got it set up the way I like it

I finally got my blog page set up the way I like it.... Blue and ORANGE.....


I am currently knitting several projects.... actually too many to list.. I need to get a few done before begining again, but alas I seem to have problems with that..... I am about to start a vest for my son in Green and some sprinkles of orange and blue [ok I could not resist].