Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ta da!

This bowl of ornaments were knit for my daugher over Thanksgiving. I have more of those to make as gifts too but I can do those pretty quickly.

But, the big TA DA... It is done! I finished my Mystery Stole and I love it. I will definately keep my eye out for other fun projects like that one. Unfortunately I have no picture to post at the moment but I will soon.

I was recently asked what I was going to knit next. Such a funny question, if one knows me very well. I always have mutliple projects on needles. I have spent the last 2 days organizing and sorting my knitting library, yarn, needles and supplies. And, TA DA.... in so doing I have found multiple projects waiting to be completed and become Christmas presents. I have already finished 3. Yes, it is said to be that much of an ADHD knitter but so be it.

Back to work. I actually brought home work this weekend and need to get that done too.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thursday knit nite

I have just returned from Starbucks. There are a group of us that meet there to knit on Thursday evenings occasionally. Unfortunately, I don't know what I was thinking tonight when I packed my bag. I took a complicated lace project. So I knit a few rows and realized that meant I wasn't able to join the conversation as much. I know better than that and usually take something much less complicated.

BUT... I want to finish this project - Mystery Stole 4. I am on the final chart and want to finish it and block it so I can wear it to a party on Saturday. So what am I doing here blogging? I don't know either.

My son says I am a yarn pusher. I do think everyone would be happier if they knit. I am trying to get others at work to knit too. I find such relaxation in the process. It is always funny how strangers will start a conversation with me if I am knitting, more so than if I am not.

Back to the sticks I go! I am determined to finish the knitting tonight so I can do the join and blocking tomorrow.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Empty nest as of August 12

It is true - the house is quiet. I have found the following to be true:

1. Groceries go farther

2. Laundry loads are smaller

3. There is a cute guy that lives here and we are getting to know each other again - hubby.

4. Dogs don't let themselves in and out.

5. I have more time to knit!

It is very quiet and I am coming to grips with that slowly. I have finished a couple of knitting projects. Here is the latest. I used Fiber Trends Leaf Lace Shawl pattern, Heritage Cascade Hand painted sock yarn and size 6 beads. If I use this pattern again I will use larger beads. I think they get a little lost.
I am trying to finish projects before I start any newones and there are several new ones that are anxious to find their way to needles.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Eagle Scout in the house

Today is the day! I am now the super proud mother of an eagle scout. Needless to say we are all pretty excited. He is such an amazing guy and it is wonderful to see him achieve this goal.

Graduation is just around the corner. I can't imagine next year without him at the house. It will be an empty nest. Only good thing I guess will be more time for knitting.

I haven't been knitting as much as I would like the last week. So busy with work and stuff around the house. But, tomorrow is Block of the Month group at All That Yarn. I can't wait. I did finish the top for my daughter and shipped it off to her at college. I am still waiting for her to send me any pictures. Busy time for her too.

I read on someone else's blog that they make themselves exercise before they let themselves knit. If knitting was better exercise I would be in great shape!

Off to get some exercise and do some chores.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Joining the world of blogging

So, my 17 year old son can't believe I am going to join the world of blogging. But I am a passionate knitter, and feel compeled to blog. I love to read other blogs.

I have knit for 4 or 5 years. I started knitting when my kids were getting older and needed to be car pooled everywhere. I lost my big blocks of time to sew. I am one of those people that has to have a creative outlet. The time had come to find a portable creative outlet.

But, for years I had hesitated to learn to knit. Both my mom and my mother-in-law knit. But, I thought they knit different ways, and I didn't want to learn from one and offend the other. Imagine my surprise when I found out that what my mom called "German Knitting" and my husband mother called "continental knitting" where the same thing. So, I picked up sticks, learned from both incredibly talented knitter moms, and I off I went! The funny thing is my daughter had knit some for years before I started.

Currently on sticks? 1 baby blanket, 1 pair of socks (learning 2 on 1 circular), 1 (2nd) sock for hubby on double points, 1 "Fiesta Feet" sock on double points (learning color stranding using "Philospher's wool" technique, and then a pair of socks with magic loop. That is all I can think of at the moment. I also have a passion for knitting.

I am "Karencreates" on ravelry. Have you found that "fiber world?" It is truely amazing.

Check it out at

I shop most frequently at All That Yarn - Knitting Salon. In fact I am heading there soon. Today is Block of the Month club day. We are working on making a 12 block afghan. What fun!

Oh well.... I am off to clean so I can justify picking up the sticks. I read on someone's blog recently that she makes herself exercise before she knits. I need to add that to my routine daily!