All That I’ve Been Doing

It may be hard to believe that I’m still a knitter, seeing as how I haven’t been blogging much. I have been knitting, and I’ve been somewhat diligently taking photos of my knitting. I just haven’t seemed to get much computer time lately. It seems that not only do my girls keep me really busy (not to mention the new job), but the girls also seem to be drawn to the computer like moths to a flame. Now that Lily is starting to read, she is enjoying going onto www.pbskids.org and playing games. I now have to fend off two kids when I want to use the computer. Yes, we have limits on when and how long they can play, but it does get tricky sometimes.

Here’s a rundown of what I’ve been knitting.

The Stash-ghan

An afghan for my office.  This was done completely from stash yarn.  I started with a stitch pattern and a size 10 needle.  I pulled out a variety of blues and greens and put them into a color wheel of sorts.  I’d do one repeat of the pattern with each color.  It’s very simple, but it looks really sweet in my office.  Since my office tends to echo, having something soft to absorb noise really helps.

Gynormous Stocking

A stocking that is large enough for my 3 year old neice to crawl into.  I have made a stocking for both neices and my nephew.  Since the stocking I made for my nephew was abnormally large, I felt I couldn’t go any smaller for his younger sister.  Plus, it drives my sister a little crazy trying to make the stocking look “full.”

 

Pretty Thing

 

 

 

A Photograph by My Pint Sized Photographer

 

A New Kind of Crazy

Beekeepers Quilt

Is there a Twelve Step program for knitters who start crazy projects?  If so, please don’t tell me, because I love this kind of crazy.  Like all things, I know the newness will wear off and I will start to lag, however I’m enjoying the shininess of it while I can.  This craziness is The Beekeepers Quilt.  As of right now, I’m taking a slightly different angle on this than the normal scrappy quilt.  I’m hoping to make it into a Grandmothers Garden type of quilt.  This is an ambitious project.  Since I rarely do crazy alone, I also roped my friend Knittymuggins into knitting one with me.  Yay for enabling!  My hope is that I can do this mainly with stash sock yarn.  I may have to supplement a little, especially if I want to keep the background color the same tan.  Since I get about 12 hexi-puffs out of one skein, it’s a great stash busting project. 

Some of you have asked of I’ve gotten my shipment of yarn from Sock Summit yet.  The answer is no.  I did actually talk to our delivery guy when the poor guy unwittingly came to our door with another package.  I’m sure he didn’t expect to be jumped on by 2 girls and their mom about whether the yarn had arrived yet.  Basically the short answer is that no one seems to know where my box is.  Duluth claims that it never left Washington state.  However on Aug 8 I was told it was in Duluth.  I’ve passed through denial in the stages of grief and I think I’m entering into anger and bargaining.