Almost every day, I sit at my computer and say, I have to blog today. I want to tell the blogosphere about this new project, or this fun thing I’ve found, or how life is in NJ. And every day, I forget. Something comes up, or I realize I can’t post photos of the newest project because it’s a test knit, or time just gets away from me and I must go to bed so I can get up to go to that work thing. I sometimes have a few moments from work to blog, and then I remember, I don’t remember the web address to get to the blog to update it (I wish it were as simple as just cooknknit.com!). I try to remember to send it to myself at work, and I have even emailed myself, but well, see reasons above for not blogging and apply them to this as well.
I have been quite busy with knitting projects. I’ve finished up some samples for Tess Designers Yarns, and just popped a test knit in the mail to Knit Picks last week. I’m currently working on a baby blanket for a friend of mine, who had her baby 8 weeks early in April (he’s doing fantastic, and is hitting all the marks that he needs to). The cabled edges were the subject of a photo of the day recently:
The pattern is Sunbreak (links don’t seem to be working at the moment), and going by quite quickly. Though, I am stalled at the moment, because I ran out of yarn. And of course, Knit Picks is out of stock of the yarn/color that I need until July. Luckily I found someone on Rav that had 5 balls of the yarn and was selling it. Lets hope it comes soon because the baby shower is on the 20th!!
I ordered yarn for a new project for ME earlier this week. I’m anxiously awaiting it’s arrival. I plan on making a shawl, and submitting it to Rhinebeck for competition this year. Until the yarn gets here, I’m going to start on some socks, for me (Sanguine Gryphon Bugga in Bog Fritillary).
I knit a scarf for a coworker/friend of mine. He had seen a scarf that looked like bacon and he kept asking about me making one. When I saw Holiday Yarns had a “bacon” colorway, I knew that it was perfect for him. I told him that if he bought the yarn, I’d make the scarf. He did, so I did. I cast on the long way, did a few rows of seed stitch, and then it was st st for a few inches, with seed stitch on the ends, and another seed stitch border. Size 7 needles and some tv to catch up on, and the scarf was done in a week. Pics when its blocked.
Other crafty things I’ve been working on….a vest for the husband. He’s one of the announcers for the Jersey Shore Roller Girls roller derby, and well, he likes to make an entrance. I made him a bow tie previously, but this time he was going with an animal print theme and requested a vest. We went fabric shopping together, picked out an easy pattern, and I set to work. I also made a matching bow tie.
It has a satiny lining, with some medium interfacing on the fronts. The interfacing was an adjustment that I made, since the fabric was exactly what he wanted, but not quite thick enough for a vest. He got quite a number of compliments on his outfit. The next derby bout is Star Wars themed, and I’m in the process of gathering up the supplies to make a jedi robe for him. The things I do for love!
Home life is well. The kid is growing in bounds and leaps. I just bought him size 12 mens sneakers, and he’s about an inch shorter than I am (5’7″). He is heading to Baltimore for a 2 day overnight class trip, because he graduates from elementary school this year. I’m a little freaked out, but I think I’m remaining as calm as I can and doing my freaking out not in front of him. Graduation day may be something completely different however!
I’m still working on Project 365, with less than a month to go (May 30 is my last day!). I’m quite excited. Though I loved taking all the photos, and I’ve had some great (to me) photos, I’ll be happy when I don’t have to hunt for something to take a photo of every day.
That’s all for now, and I’d like to promise I’ll be back soon, but well, we all know how those promises go!