Wednesday, April 25, 2007


My mother's cardigan has a nearly complete button band (one row and a cast off) and one sleeve. It will be done when she gets here! Yay! Now if I can just find the buttons!

My father's cardigan has been done, except for buttons, for months.

She will be taking them home when she leaves my house this weekend. One more thing out of my sewing room. She said not to worry about it, since they don't count for the knit-off but I want them out the door.

Then I think I'll get the red and white one done. And since I appear to be in a finishing mood I'll sew the sleeve back in my Rogue. Then I can sew up the hem and it, too, is out of the rotation.

I'm not going to get my SAM entry done this month (it's still missing in action). Too bad, since it's the last month and I missed the first month.

Again - no pictures, bad blogger.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Sweater progress

Yesterday I got the sleeves sewn in the sweater. With any luck at all I'll get the button bands picked up today.

I also started another sock. The color is lovely.

I can't find my blue sock. Yikes. Shame to loose it. I hope it turns up soon. I can't wait to finish them. They are made with a stunning Shaffer yarn.

Today we'll be doing more finishing on the house and I'll have to do laundry and some cleaning.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Ah - HA

I finished the second sleeve for the red and white sweater last night. I was going to sew up the steeks and put the sleeves in and start the button bands but I couldn't find any needles for the sewing machine. Looks like a trip to the sewing store is in order. And speaking of sewing ...

I have 113 yards of canvas in my dining room. Monday we will be having a cutting day instead of a sewing day. We have a tentative plan to have a sewing day on May 3.

I need to make another pair of socks. Maybe on Saturday.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Running out of original titles

There are only so many things you can call a post.

It's knit night and the Eastside Fiber Enablers are here. It's nice to have them here again. I've been doing hand sewing on a dress. But now I'm cheating and writing a short blog note.

I'm many sweaters behind on my challenge. I am going to have to get busy if I'm going to manage to get more than one done!

And of course here I sit - not knitting.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

At last!

I completed the first sleeve last night. I wonder how long it will take to finish the second!

It was nice to do some knitting.

My spouse got picked for jury duty yesterday and the judge sequestored the jury today. We have plans for the weekend. If the trial isn't done and the jury isn't in by Friday night, he'll miss my big day on Saturday. I will be sad. I hope the trial is at least interesting.

Back to knitting!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Weekly confession

Again no knitting.

I did how ever get the BEST gift from my fiber arts group, The Eastside Fiber Enablers. I got a beautiful pair of wool socks. I should post a picture. I'll get one when I wear them on Saturday.

They've been working on them since Novemberish. They are very good at keeping secrets. They had a group project making socks for a bunch of ladies and I was frequently bemoaning the fact that they didn't ask me to help. I was a little busy with other things, but I was still sad that I didn't get asked to help.

I have finished almost everything that I needed to do for Saturday. I have a little sewing left to do on one shoe and then I'm all done. I'm going to pack up stuff tomorrow. I hope I don't forget anything. I think that I'll go and knit for an hour or so, maybe finish that sweater.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

I can't believe

There has been no knitting. It has been so busy here. But there has been sewing and visiting and working on the house. All we have left to do now is baseboard and window trimming. It doesn't seem like much but it sure takes a long time.

Tonight I'm going to sit back with the spouse, watch a movie and make a red and white sleeve. The last time I worked on the sleeve I made a mistake and ended up taking back all I had done. I hope I don't make that mistake again! Or another one like it.