Friday, July 28, 2006

The Honeymoon is over

Well maybe not over but it's done! Yay!

I started it back in June but had to set it aside because I was missing a whole page of the pattern and had no computer access. It was a pretty quick knit though. While I liked the finished product I can't see myself using that yarn (GGH Mystik) again. Ever. If I looked at it wrong it snagged. Hell, if someone in the same room as the tank top farted the yarn snagged. I've got almost two full balls left over...lucky me! I made the 38" size and used my Denise needles in a US6.

The only real change I made was to crochet around the neckline border and straps. I'm thinking I might have to wear a tank underneath or find a bra with *really* skinny straps. Although ample boobage+skinny bra sraps=shoulder dents so I don't know. I'll have to give it some thought once it's done blocking. I know the pattern says it wasn't necessary but some of my stitches were looking a little crazy and I think it looks much better now :o) Pictures to come this weekend. I went to get the camera and realized the batteries were dead. There will definitely be fresh batteries in it tomorrow morning though because...

I'm going to see the Yarn Harlot!

Tomorrow. In Austin. And I'm gonna get my book signed. And I won't hear 'mommy!MOMMY!MOMMY!!' for at least five (count 'em...five!) hours. Nor will I have to hear, 'stop it or I'm tellinnnnnggg', 'leeemeeealooonnee', or 'quit touching me'. At least I don't think I'll hear those last three. I'm pretty sure the ladies I'm going with don't get down like that ;o)

Saturday, July 22, 2006

And the winner is....


Congratulations to you! I've checked out your blog and will be joining the Military Web Ring. Looks like we have some things in common...the military thing, the SAHM to boys thing, and especially the trying to stay sane thing :o) Email me your address and I'll send you a (knitting related, of course!) surprise!

Now the name picking thing was a family affair as are most things I try to do anytime the boys are awake. My oldest wrote the names, my middle guy folded them up and shook the pot (I couldn't find a hat this morning), and the baby got to pick the name. After dumping all the names out and running off with the pot he got the hang of it and chose two names after Erica so my little contest has a 2nd and 3rd place! WooHoo! Congratulations to Kerry and Janna! You'll both be receiving a little something as well. Kerry, I have your addy and Janna I'll see you in person so I don't need yours. Unless you *want* me to send it? Or I can come by for coffee...

I promised a finished object didn't I? Here she is~Crumpets!
The front...

and the back..

Yes, that's a Swiffer handle. I didn't have a hanger small enough :o)

The pattern is Crumpets from I made the smallest size (6mos.) and used Sinfonia yarn from Hobby Lobby on US5 Crystal Palace circs. I started out with my Denise interchangeables but the cable was too fat and I was getting too much of a workout forcing the yarn along. I worked the pattern as written except I added another row of crochet before the decorative loops at the bottom. Oh yeah, and I changed the length of the loops.

What's that? Who am I knitting a little dress for? LOL! We're going to a baby shower later on today. Out of the three couples we've met by way of DH job two are expecting! We've also got a cousin due in Sept., and two good friends that just had babies. I bought Rowan Babies last week and see much knitting of little garments (and maybe a toy or two) in my future.

Speaking of little garments, I'm working on the Striped Tank Top from Adorable Knits for Tots. I'm using three different shades of blue Rowan DK cotton. I didn't buy as many colors as the pattern called for so I'm making up my own striping sequence as I go along. So far so good~I'm almost done with the front.

Other things on my needles? Still working on my Hill Country Yarns socks. I'm really trying because I love the yarn and the pattern, but it's like 100 degrees everyday. Do you know how hard it is to think about putting wool on my feet?? My Honeymoon Cami had stalled because I hadn't printed out half of the pattern. Duh. Now that my internet connection is back I will pick it up again. I'm also still working on Ruby and Orangina, Ruby more so than Orangina. Orangina just doesn't seem to be getting any longer, no matter how much I knit. I believe I'll give her a time out for a bit.

There's so much for me to catch up on! New patterns! Blogs! Pictures of yarn and knitting!! Boy did I miss my 'puter And you guys! I missed you too...kisses to you all

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Back in (almost) full effect!

Anyone still out there?

We're still waiting on the house. We've got an apartment and rented some furniture to get us by until we close. We've got borrowed pots and pans, and a borrowed TV for the kids...which didn't do us much good before Tuesday since that's when the DirecTV man came.

The plan was to wait until we moved to get online but I need my internet connection (along with my knitting) to keep me sane. So DSL it is and so far so good. Now maybe I'll even get to use that iPod I got last month :o)

I have been knitting and I'll tell y'all all about it this weekend. But first, a contest!!! I know I haven't been able to update the blog as much as I'd like and I want to thank the people who still take the time out of their busy days to see what's going on in my life. So....leave me a comment! Anyone who leaves a comment between now and Saturday morning will get their name put in a hat for a surprise!

I'll be back on Saturday with a finished object, an almost finished object, an an update on what been going on in the life of the BusyFamily :o)