Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Generic Baby Blanket

This is what I have been working on exclusively for the past week and a half basically.

It's turning out to be a pretty wide baby blanket. However, I think it is going to be very pretty. You can't see the detail in this picture, which is one eyelet row two complete rows(RS and WS knit) before every color change. It's a simple K2tog, yo repeat all the way across. It's enough detail to make it more interesting than straight garter stitch all the way across, but not enough eyelets to be constantly catching on little baby fingers. Yay! Furthermore, I am close to getting the 4th skein done, and then I will only have one to go. Yippee! I am bored with this, but it is a worthwhile knit.

My kitty is in the closet. He really likes my bags. He spends more time in Michael's lap than mine. I think he just needs to come out already.

Happy Knitting!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Turkey Day!

Gobble! Gobble!

I'm on Chappaquiddick again, with the family this time. Yummy food awaits.

Happy knitting!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Knitting? Blah!

So, you ask me, what happens when you forget about a baby of importance?

Answer: You buy some wool and acrylic yarn very fast and start a garter stitch baby blanket which bores you to tears. So much so that you would rather do anything, anything else, including be stuck into one of those medieval torture device suits of armor with spikes so that you die a slow death from infection of the piercing of your internal organs.

I head to Portland on the 30th to visit the West Coast family and the second! baby of import is there, as are the parents. This baby belongs to Jamie and Senna. Jamie is my brother's best friend from high school and was E's roommate for a bit as well. I like them and hopefully will like their baby, so here is the baby blanket. I added a row of eyelets right before the color change to spice it up a little, but really, it's boring. Cast on 180 stitches and knit, throwing in a row of yo, k2 tog three rows before the color change.

I know for a fact that neither Jamie nor Senna have ever been in the same room as a pastel, hence the darker but pretty colors. This was day 3 of the knitting on this, it's slooooow.

This is much more exciting: Branching Out from Knitty. It's an easy 10 row repeat lace pattern and is really pretty. Most of the ones I have seen on ravelry are made with solid yarn, but I love, love, love Rowan Tapestry and so I am using this. It's for my Mom most likely, if she likes it. Otherwise, I'm keeping this baby! This will NOT be done in time for Portland, due to the aforementioned boring baby knitting.

Happy knitting and Happy Thanksgiving (early)! I am off to Chappaquiddick sometime on Wednesday. Hopefully we get out early and I can catch a ride down with the Dad and the little sister.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


My 93 year old grandpa is in the hospital with a possible heart attack/possible congestive heart failure. Nothing like that news in an e-mail to give you a good punch to the gut.

On top of that, last night, on the way home from work via Trader Joe's, I was sitting in traffic waiting to get on the 95 and some stupid girl didn't realize that when traffic is stopped you can't just drive right into the car in front of you and so she banged into my car hard enough to make my head go forward pretty good, give me a good shock, but not enough to cause damage to my car (I think).

Close calls scare me.

Is there a third heading my way?

I have a sentence review hearing this morning trying not to get a Judge send my client (who has been mostly in compliance) back to jail for 5 months. He is the sole support for his baby momma and five month old son. I don't want this to be close at all.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Designing my Chuppah...

I've picked out all the lace patterns for the Chuppah project. I have about 22 months to complete it. I just need to photocopy the stitches, do some number crunching and pick out the order of stitch patterns. I'll post a progress shot as soon as I have any.

Oh, you want to know about the baby sweater?
I am ashamed to say, it made it off the needles at the party, thanks to us going to see La Boheme the night before. It was wrapped up and put in the present with the other goodies, and the recipient, a knitter and my cousin, was very understanding. We're both going to be at my father's house on Chappy for Thanksgiving, so I'll give it her then, and she will still be pregnant.


No pictures, but I now have these handy dandy ravelry progress bars on my blog. They link to ravelry, so you can only use the links they also are if you have a ravelry account!

If you do, I'm Knitting Defender on there!

Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Baby Knitting Galore!!!

It's been pretty much baby knitting all the time a la maison du Newbie Knitter.

I have two baby sweaters in the works, one for a shower on Saturday for my cousin. Guess which one it is!

Sweater 1

Sweater 2

That's right! It's Sweater 2! Bob, give the lady a prize!

Can I get it done on time? Only time will tell! Stay tuned for further updates.

In other news, I was sworn into the New Hampshire state bar today. I am now an Esquire! be afraid!

I used to love these English muffin pizzas as a kid. Now, with yummy organic english muffins and goat cheese makes this a fabulous and easy grown up dinner.

The kitty shot! He's all happy doing his kitty yoga a la Wendyknits cat.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

We!!! Passed the Bar!!

My fiance, M, and I both passed the Massachusetts bar exam! We got the results today.

Happy Belated Halloween! I passed out candy, but in our apartment building we only got 4-5 groups of kids, so I have a lot of candy left over.

I was Cleopatra, as you can see below, and M was Kevin Youkilis of the Boston Red Sox.

I only have the sleeves and finishing on the baby cardigan for my step-niece, Madeline. Yay!

I have another one of these to knit for my cousin's baby shower on the 10th.