Sunday, April 27, 2008

It's off to see the Yarn Harlot!

Today I am off to see the Yarn Harlot with 6-7 other members of my awesome knitting group.

Yesterday M and I went to the Wrentham Outlets. I picked up two suits, a must in my profession/specific job and a variety of work shirts, etc. You truly know you are an adult when your shopping is all for professional clothes. I wear work clothes 5 out of 7 days a week now, it's a big change even from law school.

M completly outdid me, buying his wedding band (yay), two suits, two pairs of dress shoes, a work shirt, two pairs of cedar shoe trees, shoe care products and some other stuff.

Happy Knitting and there will be tales from the Harlot trip to come.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sunday, April 20, 2008

To fringe or not to fringe, that is the question...

I'm halfway through my Slanting Scarf (real name TBA). I am really digging the yarn combination and pattern . It's pinned out below using my new knitter's blocks (referenced below). I just don't know whether or not to add a fringe to it or not.
This is the cast on edge, what do you think about the fringe question? I think it could really add something, but I'm not sure it needs it.
I've finished all the knitting for the Peapod baby sweater for my still in utero niece. I already knit the sleeves, and it's ready to go once I attach them, weave in ends, block it, and attach buttons. This is the cardigan sans sleeves.
Look, it's a vest!
After that, it's matching hat time and since I am going to have so much of the yarn left over, maybe a diaper cover? Or little pants?

Here's the obligatory Chuppah shot.

Happy Knitting!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Happy Pesach!

Last night I went over to my Dad's house and learned how to make my Grandma's brisket. It's so yummy and I can't wait to have some tonight at Seder.

For those of you who aren't so familiar with the holiday, here's the Wikipedia link:

Tomorrow: Knitting updates.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Knitter's Blocks!

No, I don't have knitter's block-I have plenty of WIPs and things to knit. In fact, the Chuppah is going on swimmingly, as you shall see below.

First off, however, Vickie Howell, of much knitting fame (you can find her website here: had a contest on her blog in which the prize was a set of Knitters Blocks ( You had to say why you needed them. Well, thanks to the Chuppah, I was one of the two winners! I received them yesterday and they are awesome. I haven't used them to block anything yet, but they will get a good workout with the pieces of the baby sweater for my sister's soon to be little girl and then a lace scarf I have going. They came in this box, that was slightly damaged, but not to be worried, they are quite sturdy.They come in this awesome bag that fits everything perfectly

They snap together into a pretty good size of 3 feet by 3 feet. There are 12 total blocks.

They also come with instructions on how to block, T-pins, and a blocking cloth to put over the pieces if you are steam blocking so you don't felt the pieces.

Here you can see the "Goblet Lace" stitch. The Goblet is obviously a significant motif in Judaism, the Kaddish Cup is important, and you drink goblets of wine on Passover, and you drink from a goblet/cup of wine at your bar or bat mitzvah and your wedding to just list a few examples. That's why I chose this motif, besides that it is pretty.

As you can see, I am to the point again on the cone past where I had ripped out. This is virgin yarn, not being reknitted and it is really nice to be back there again, making completely forward progress.
The kitty was doing crazy yoga this morning, you think it is because of the bag of catnip on the right hand side of this picture?

HAPPY KNITTING! I am having a stressful time right now and knitting is helping somewhat.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

I've been hit by the sinus infection bus..

I started feeling lousy (throat) two weeks ago and it was confirmed today. I have been hit and laid low by a sinus infection. It's just left me tired. I started the miracle of anitbiotics today and hopefully will feel better enough to truly post this weekend.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

1/8 of the way done!

I am 1/8 of the way done with my chuppah!
It's the first repeat of the body and it looks good. It is 9 inches out of 72 inches currently and I am loving it so far.

I didn't do much knitting last night because I made this Challah loaf. It's Jewish egg bread basically, that is traditional for Shabbat. It's my Grandma's recipe and her Challah pan and her Challah brushes. I really love carrying on this tradition. I also made some roasted veggie soup and they were so yummy together for lunch today.