Thursday, August 28, 2008

FO Update-Baby Sweater and Blanket and a Baby!!!!!

Baby Blanket It's dry and waiting to be sent off to my sister who has her own FO. She finished growing a baby, and on August 26th, 2008, had a little girl who came three days early. Zoe Abilene Bagwell, born 7lbs 2 ounces after a 9 hour natural labor. Mother and baby are doing fine and I hope they will soon be warmed by my giant blanket. She's a convention baby, born during the convention and in Denver. Thankfully it did not mess up getting to the hospital for my sister.

In about 12 months, she should finally be big enough to wear this sweater.

I used my Knitter's blocks for blocking this sweater, and I can't rave enough about them again. Go buy them. Seriously.
This sweater has really cute ladybug wooden buttons-purchased at AC Moore.

I finished my My So Called Scarf just in time for the Olympics to be over. Here it is!

Happy Knitting and have a wonderful long weekend for all you US kids!

To be serious for a moment, I'm watching Barack Obama right now and I support him now that he is the democratic nominee and is the best choice out there right now. Please, please vote. Our country has become a place of fear and hopelessness and has suffered many setbacks because of the failed policies of the last 8 years. We can't risk another disastorous conservative president.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


I am halfway through the only project I managed to get signed up for the Ravelympics. It's turning out pretty well, despite some frogging due to combining wine and knitting this weekend.

I think that is turning out well, but it appears here that the pink is a much more dominant color than I expected from the skein.
I will soon have a finished object for you-the baby sweater I started for my sister is almost done. I am in the process of weaving in ends-having finished seaming tonight, and then I have to block and I have adorable ladybug buttons for it.

The devil kitty made me finish the seaming.

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Attempt at Equalizing

I am trying to keep the number of WIPs equal or decreasing but not increasing. Therefore, I finally forced myself to do some weaving in ends and seaming. I loathe both of those things.

I wove in the ends on the baby blanket. It's really done.

It better be a large baby to fit this monster blanket.

I seamed the sleeves to the sweater. I had to do one twice. It needs the sleeves seamed shut, ends woven in, blocking, and buttons. I have another baby sweater that only needs a hood seamed up and ends woven in and buttons. I think I can knock the two of those off my WIP page/list this weekend.
I better knock those two of my list because I started two new projects for the Knitting Olympics/Ravelympics.

This is the Stars and Hearts Blanket from Adorable Knits for Tots (ravelry link:

This is the border plus a few set up rows.

Then I started a My-So Called Scarf. I will finish at least this during the Olympics. I want to get both done but it won't happen. I already have about four times as much as this done. It looks a lot better with more done, but it will definitely require blocking.


Sunday, August 3, 2008

Knitting-Going, going, GONE!

One baby blanket went from this:

To this: (Only the borden remaining)
To this: Knitting Done! I need to weave in the ends and give it a soak, but it's done knitting wise!
This is the yarn I have left-it might be enough for a lacey scarf?

I therefore started something new: socks for Summer of Socks 2008 and for Michael! He doesn't have any hand knit socks- not at all right for a knitter's fiance. This is the Wendy Knits pattern for the Summer of Socks participants-it's my first pair of toe up socks and the cast on is tough!
I have a project out of this beautiful Manos planned for Ravelympics-I'm doing the scarf stroke event with this yarn-making a My So Called Scarf out of it.
I signed up for the Mystery Stole 4- do I use the blue yarn below-a wool blend or
do I use this lavender cashmere?
I have enough of both yarns and I love both colors-I guess I just need to pick one. Decisions, decisions.