Thursday, November 30, 2006

Cable Front Top Down Raglan Sweater.....

It's in the home stretch -- I've got about 6 inches left on the second sleeve!

The final bit will be putting in a zipper...I'm a little scared of wrecking the sweater, but I've got a plan to minimize it by machine sewing the zipper edges to a crocheted chain and then handsewing the crocheted chain the cardigan front edges.

Photos to come!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Felted Hat!

Recently my LYS had some store samples of felted hats that I have been dying to make from a FiberTrends pattern. This weekend my parents came into town and my mom went with me to the LYS to check out the new yarn shipment.

She asked me to make her a hat and she picked out some nice 14 ply chunky tweedy wool. I'd tell you the brand if I had the ball band right in front of me, but I don't and I'm too lazy to get up and go grab it off my knitting chest.

Here's pre and post felting photos. It looks a little funny in the post felting photo because it was still wet and had been tried on by me, my mom, one of our boxers and my husband just before we took the photo.

It really came out cute, was SO easy to knit. I started and finished it in just a few hours -- so less than 24 hours after picking out the yarn, my mom was wearing a (slightly damp) hat!

Thursday, November 16, 2006


Everyone knows that I will immediately open any box or bag given to me no matter how far it is from the date of celebration.

Yesterday I got an envelope in the mail from my in-laws. I asked my husband if I could open the envelope. He said yes, but if anything inside had wrapping paper on it I couldn't open it. SUCCESS! Just a white jewelry box. :) (With nice blown glass earrings inside)

Today I got a big box from my mom. I called her to tell it got it. Her reply? "You opened it already didn't you?" I didn't. I waited until we were on the phone together. She was smart -- she gave me unwrapped goodies in the big box to try to keep me out of the other smaller box inside that was sealed with tape. I told her it was a shame that she used such crappy packing tape -- the small box just 'popped' open ALL ON IT'S OWN! (nah, she didn't believe me either...)

Anyway, I am now the giddy owner of the new KnitPicks Options needle set. However, I do think I'm going to still save up for a Denise set as well. A girl needs choices in her life, don't cha' think?

PS My husband is an enabler -- he actually went upstairs and brought back down a wrapped gift that he had hidden away that I was not supposed to see until Saturday. I opened it. And I love my new boxer dog sculpture.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

How much do I love my husband?

Lendrum Double Treadle
Originally uploaded by BoxerPixie.

Not only does he get me a KICK-ASS birthday gift, but he gives it to me 11 days early.

I'm done with the body of my cable front cardigan and awaiting more yarn to complete the arms. It's going to be really nice. :)

Also on the needles right now:

1) Socks for amazing husband in a boring black with white toes and a white stripe at the top of the cuff.

2) i-cord handle for a felted bag that I started and finished knitting while watching football on Sunday.