Saturday, February 25, 2006

Hi All,

Well, somehow I managed to add 28 stitches to my shawl. Wow, what a mess. So, I decided to frog the shawl all the way. Put it aside, and work on the blanket for my grandchild to be who will enter the world sometime in September. I'm going to knit a baby blanket with white and yellow yarns held together. The picture on the pattern looks basically white with a yellow cast. They don't want to know the sex of the baby, so need to keep gifts neutral. If I finish the blanket in good time, I will make a bonnet and booties too. I think I will get the yarn and needles for the blanket and put them together in a bag, (I use book bags I get for free from joining book clubs) so they will be ready to cast on tomorrow after church. Maybe I will frog the shawl tonight.

So, getting ready to knit.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Hi All,

Well, I finally knitted that row of the shawl that had stalled me. It wasn't as bad as I thought. So, today, while listening to an old podcast from Cast On, I knitted not only that row but the next one too. I have to say that I have arthritis in my left thumb and left knee. Connected? Not sure. Anyway, I can knit approximately 2 rows at a time, especially if they are long rows, and this shawl has 132 stitches per row. Then I break for a while to give my thumb a rest, and then can knit a couple more rows. A little silly, but works for me. It's interesting that we can dread something for a while, and then go back and look at it, and realize it's not that bad. That's what I did with that row 3 of the shawl pattern. Glad it's ok, since you repeat those 4 rows through the whole shawl.

Anyway, still down with the cold. I think I'm getting better, and tomorrow will be the 7th day, so colds only last a week, I hope anyway.

Well, my hubby is late tonight. He went to the local Family History Center to look for a birth certificate for a great grandfather so he can find his parents. Hope he's able to find something.

So, I've been knitting.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Hi all,

It appears I am still sick. Still not feeling good. Such fun. I took Zicam to see if it would make the cold shorter, and no it doesn't seem too.

No knitting, haven't felt like doing much except reading. Been re-reading the Mitford books. If you haven't read them, they are written by Jan Karon. You can get most of them in paperback. A very clean, nice set of books. About an Episcopal priest who lives in the small town of Mitford, North Carolina. It's hard to find a a good, clean novel without any sex, or cursing or anything like that. Look it up.

Here's hoping I feel better soon. Figure it should run itself out by Thursday, but I hope sooner.

So, no knitting, but I will.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Hi all,

No, haven't been knitting. Been sick with a cold. Not fun. Don't feel like doing anything. Been listening to podcasting. Interesting. There are several knitting podcasts which are quite good. Cast on, Knitter's News cast, and Knit cast. If anyone is interested I will post URL's for those. Email me at

I use Itunes to listen to the podcasts.

Was feeling better this morning, but this evening I'm stuffed up again. Guess it usually goes like that. Good first and bad later.

Looked at that next line of the shawl directions and it doesn't look so bad on second look, so as soon as I feel like doing some knitting, I will.

I am not doing the Olympic knitting. I'm in awe of the people who are doing it.

Well, maybe I'll read for a bit and then head to bed.

So, I will knit.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Hi all,

Well, I started the shawl. Did rows 1 and 2 and row 3 is more involoved, such as do this 3 times, then this 4 times, then this 3 times, etc. Anyway, haven't had the nerve to knit it yet. Silly me.

I'm taking a class online, it's called The Best Year of Your Life. So far it's interesting. It has us looking at things in the past and fixing them, which is a little wearing. Have to make a collage thing which I've been putting off a bit. Maybe I'll look through magazines while watching TV tonight.

Have started meditating. Been using meditation CD's, and after today, I've decided I prefer meditating without any Cd's.

I've noticed in the Blogs I read that many knitters are knitting during the olymics, to finish when the flame goes out. I'm not doing that.

Oh, just found out our youngest and his wife are having a baby. Hurray. That will make 5 grandchildren. Guess I better knit a blanket or something. It's due in September.

So, I've been knitting, and need to knit more.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Well, Gee.

Got a new computer and lost my blogger info. So, just found it again, so I'm back.

Let's see, knitting. I knitted a cool purse. Would like to show it. Need to take a picture of it, and see how to upload it. I'm still new at this blogger stuff. Actually made two purses. One is fulled, and the other has icords all over it and it's bright red. Haven't used either, but should.

Just now I'm starting a knitted shawl, made with Patons Canadiana Colours, and the color is Plum or Prune. It's a cool multicolor yarn that is real pretty. Should make a very nice shawl. The pattern I got off of Lion Brand website and it called for a microfiber yarn. Well, didn't like the colors of Lions microfiber. So I just happened to look in my stash and found 6 skeins of this Patons yarn, which is acryilic so should work fine. It has 20 stiches to 4 inches where the pattern called for 22 stitches per 4 inches, but I don't think it'll matter for a shawl.

Anyway, I'm going to watch The 5th Element on TV tonight. I like that movie.

So, I've been knitting.