Monday, March 2, 2009

Trying to catch up

It's a snow day for me today! YOO HOO! I love these days, didn't get them in Hawaii, when I was a kid. I totally understand how kids feel about them.

I decide to be productive and
try to get caught up with posting all the things I've been wanting to post since this summer, mainly my vacation pictures. I've been so slow with that. I still haven't gotten to edit those pictures, let alone and posting them. Maybe if we get another snow day this month, I get to the vacation pictures!

But I have a lot of knitting stuff for you. To my surprise I've been knitting and crocheting a great deal these past few months. So I wanted to share with you what I've been doing.

My stripe vest
I've been working on this for sometime. I'm not really happy with it. Size is off and I'm hoping when I block the piece I can make it fit better. Just the
ribbing on the armholes to go. But it may go by the lily pad.

Boucle bath rug
This was suppose to be Mom and Dad's x-mas gift. As you can tell, I didn't make it. Too many dish cloths killed me this year. So they'll probably get it at niecey-poo's graduation. It's coming out great. I hope they like it.

.99 cents bag
Really it was .99 cents per skein and I bought 6 skeins. How could I past that up. The pattern is from called the knitting tote. Right now, it looks like a big rust color rectangle. I hope it will transform into a great-looking bag. Need to buy a handle and grommets for the draw strings on the side. And did into my fabric stash for some funky retro lining to finish it up. Will post the finish piece when done.

WG's mittens
I think he's been wanting something for a while. I've knitted for everyone else but him. I wanted to make some thing quick, that looked great to me and he would want to wear. Ta dah! Mittens in Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed with a simple stripe that runs through it. One more side to go, I hope to finish it today.

That's it for me. I'm off to knit by the fireplace. Then get our tax papers together. Visitors are coming this weekend for an overnight. I guess I'll be clean this week. Need more snow days for this Hawaiian girl.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Nice progress April! Keep it up!