This is going to be a semi-long post to make up for all the pictures I have promised. And guess what, I have them. I hope it was worth the wait. And for those who actually read to the end of the post, will get a link to a funny website. But please just don't skip to the end to get the link. What have I been up to? Well work for one. It seems I will always be doing that. Been going out in service a lot, which I have been enjoying. Trying to keep up on house work but for some reason it just never seems to get done, oh well. I had a massage yesterday, that was definitely well deserved. It felt so nice. My message therapist said that I was I was really tight in my neck and back, which is no surprise to me since I am usually in pain in those areas. Also, I have been trying to give my two lovely dogs attention that they so dearly deserve. I have a picture of them. The black one is Luna, she is about a year and a half old. The lighter colored one is Zoey, she is about nine months old. Luna is 60 pounds, and Zoey is about 75 pounds. I won’t know her exact wait until I take her to the vet for her yearly physical. But I do know she quite a bit bigger then Luna. I love big dogs. Little ones just don’t do it for me.
Now for the long awaited pictures. The first set is a baby blanket that I made for a friend. It was my first time knitting edging, which I think turned out pretty well. I used Endless Summer Collection Lara for the yarn which I absolutely fell in love with. It is 100% Combed, Mercerized, Double Gassed cotton, and I found it on elann. The blanket was made with size 3 needles. I finished the blanket in about two weeks.
Next up is a baby blanket that I made for another friend. I know a lot of people who are having babies. I have two more to make. This blanket I made with the leftover yarn from the previous blanket and some white of the same type of yarn. This blanket took me about 2 and a half weeks. I was knitting pretty much non stop for this one. I had to get it done before my friends baby shower. This was my first real attempt at knitting with different colors. Everything looks good except for the Z. I am not happy with it at all. But you can only get better right?
Now I have to show a picture of my cat if I show a picture of my dogs. For those of you who do not already know this is my cat Little Girl, yes that is her name. She is five and a half years old. Love her to death.
These next pictures are of a scarf that I made for a friend that is moving away. I really liked how this scarf turned out. I had to give it to my friend the day I finished it or I would have kept it for myself. I don't remember what the yarn was that has all the pretty colors in it, but the oatmeal colored one is from Lambs Pride. I like that yarn. The pattern came from this site. Since I liked the scarf so much you get four pictures of it.
And for another scarf that I made for a different friend. This one I am blocking as I am typing. So hopefully tomorrow I will be able to give it to my friend. I made this with leftover yarn I had laying around. The funny thing about this scarf is it is about thirteen feet long. Can you picture that yet? If you drape it around your neck it lays on the ground. How did I do that you might ask? Well, I knitted it lengthwise. Never done that before, so I had no idea how many stitches I would need. Now that it is done I realize that a swatch would have helped in that area. So the next time I knit a scarf lengthwise I am swatching first.
finally something I am making for myself. A skirt. Hope it works out. I heard knitted skirts have a tendency to poof out around the but area from sitting. And since I plan on wearing it to work where I sit all day, that would not be good. But I absolutely fell in love with the pattern and had to make it. I am making it out of Debbie Bliss Merino aran, which is pretty nice yarn. But I am not completely sure if I will use it again. It is on size 6 needles. For this pattern it uses short rows. Never done them before but it definitely is not hard to do. Especially with the tutorial on short rows in the Interweave Knits winter 2004 magazine. That magazine is also where the pattern came from. The skirt it is called, Shocking! Jacket and skirt designed by Veronik Avery. It does not look like much yet, but here it is.
And for the last picture of the day some yarn. One of my friends likes to crochet with really tiny hooks and yarn. She just recently learned how to knit and is a complete natural. So I decided I would get her some lace weight yarn and small needles, so she could do the same thing with knitting. The yarn is from knitpicks.com. It is called Alpaca Cloud made form 100% Baby Alpaca. This yarn is sooooo soft. I almost don’t want to give it to her.
Now as promised I said I would post a link to a funny website and here it is. Neuticles.com
Guess what? It is a real company. My husband called them up to find out because he thought for sure that it was just a prank site. But no, you can actually buy these things.
Well, everyone thanks for patiently waiting for pictures and for reading this really long post.