Sunday, November 25, 2007

Just frogged 3 tiers....

I was in denial for a few days. I tried to convince myself that the pink was okay with the cream and brown in my FPS. I kept knitting on, hoping that feeling of discontent would go away. It didn't. So I began to frog 3 entire tiers. My son and husband watched as I did it quietly. When my stole was down to one tier, I looked up at them and said, I need to blog!!!! Grrrrrr!
Whew, okay, I'm fine. Tommorow is another day and I know that I will be happier without the pink.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Forest Path Stole

Here is a pic of my beginning of the Forest Path Stole. I've knitted up all my base triangles, including my right triangle. Now I can start on my lace knitting :) I don't like to read charts, so I wrote out all three patterns in a little notebook. I'm using Cascade Venezia. It is wool and silk. I have a feeling this stole won't need much blocking. We will see.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Forest Path Stole

I've started on my Forest Path Stole yesterday, the 14th. I got done with my first 20 rows of seed stitch. I tried and tried to begin my beginning triangles and for some reason, my brain isn't working right because it keeps coming out weird so it's in my bag until I can visit Nanea tommorow. I'm definately going to need a low maintenance knitting project on the side as this stole seems tricky. I think once I can get through the first few rows of the enterlac lace, it will be okay. I'm going to have to keep telling myself that.

Friday, November 9, 2007


Not sure if I spelled that right or not. I just came from looking at all the pretty shawls they have posted on Ralvalry. They are so beautiful. I can't stand it! OMG, these knitters have done just lovely work. After I get done with my Donna shawl, I want to do the Forest Path Stole by Interweave Knits. I ordered the Best of Interweave book and it arrived in the mail the other day. My knitting goal is to finish my Donna shawl by the end of November. We shall see. I had my Moonlight shawl and my friends scarf that I was finishing so my Donna shawl had to be knitted in between. Now it has my full attention. I still have to block my friends Feather 'N Fan scarf. The colors are just gorgeous. I'll post a pic of it once it's blocked.

Monday, November 5, 2007

My patterns arrived!

The top pattern is called Triangeles within Triangles Shawl. The second one is Scotch Thisle Lace Stole. The bottom one is called All over Lace Faroese Shawl. I'm so excited. Don't think I will get to these patterns by the end of the year but I hope to get them all done in the next year. We shall see. Now I'm just waiting for my Interweave collection book to arrive in the mail. I so want to do the Forest Path Stole.

Sheep tape measure

This little guy is so cute. I've been wanting one forever. He arrived in today's mail along with some patterns that I've ordered.

Noro's aurora

A very special friend of mine at work nearly lost her life last week after complications after surgery. My whole unit was devastated. This nurse is remarkable. Luckily, she survived the code and is now extubated. I didn't know what else to do so I sat down and dug into my yarn and pulled out one of my favorite yarns, Noro's aurora. This lady is a gem and I just want her to have something knitted from me. I still have the other half to knit up then I will block it out. She is a real trooper and we just have to take it one day at a time. For now, I am so greatful that she is awake and talking and recognizes everyone.

Silk Garden Stash Enhancement

Aloha Yarn got a shipment of Noro's Silk Garden and more aurora. I promise I didn't buy them all. Nanea's got more left so if you want some, better get there soon!

Moonlight Scarf Blocked

Here it is all blocked out.

Friday, November 2, 2007