Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Lady E Update

Caution! Actual knitting update going on. I know I have been bad about posting lately. Especially about knitting. I admit, I have been in a slump. But....I'm back!

Well, Lady E has come out of hibernation. I picked her up a couple nights ago. Except for a few places I was momentarily stuck, the pattern actually came back pretty quickly. I have three more tiers done for my efforts. No updated photos just yet since there is not a significant amount done since the last time I worked on her.

Part of the reason it took me so long to pick it back up was I was worried I had forgotten how to do it. I don't know why I was so worried. I learned once, I can relearn.

You can see photos of my Lady E on Ravelry. I am under paisley penguin.

Tomorrow night is the two hour season opener of Lost. So, I imagine I will be doing my best to knit while catching up. For those of you out there who can't get enough of the show (like my hubby) have you been here yet? You could spend literally HOURS there!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Baby Knitting

I am going to be an auntie again. My sister is due in August. Technically the 12th but we are all hoping for the 8th which is our mom's birthday. Then the baby will be born 8/8/08 - how cool is that!

Much to my frustration, my sister and brother in law will not find out the sex of the baby until b-day. They did this last time as well. My new niece or nephew will have a great big brother in Mason.
Now I am searching for unisex things I can knit for a baby. My sister wants to learn to knit too so I want to make sure she get's the opportunity while she's waiting for baby number 2.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

New Toys for the New Year

I was so looking forward to the new year. Like I mentioned before, I am not a big resolution person. I was and still am looking forward to accomplishing some goals this year.

Right off the bat on the second day of the new year I slipped on the stairs in the parking garage where I work and sat down HARD on my tailbone. It's not broken, just badly bruised. Today I had a root canal. Yippee, I'm guessing I plan on getting the terrible stuff out of the way early.

As therapy I am doing some SERIOUS yarn shopping. I had made up my mind to make a bunch of my Christmas gifts for 2008 and thought I should start as soon as possible. I have about eight things I want to make so far. Just need the yarn. I have already dedicated myself Sunday afternoons to knitting. A knitting update coming soon....

My hubby and I bought a few new toys this year. He got me the iPod Nano and I got him the iPod Touch. It's exactly what we both wanted.

In our efforts to reduce the amount of money we spend at Starbucks every month, we bought ourselves a brand spanking new espresso maker. We have really been enjoying it and I even bought Chris a book for Christmas so we can make all kinds of yummy espresso treats.

We were lucky enough to get some Home Depot gift cards and cold hard cash and bought ourselves this nifty little tool. Yeah, it's a nail gun. Yeah, I used it last night. Now I know how all the gals on those home decorating shows feel when they get to use power tools!

Here is Chris putting up some crown molding. We started this project a couple years ago and we are down to three walls left.

Well, I hope you all have had a better start to your new year! Here's to a LOT of knitting!