Sunday, December 31, 2006

Definitely my last post

I just finished a scarf. Its in silver and fluffy. Not sure of the yarn off hand but started it during the Erin Brocovich movie and then I watched failure to launch.

there's about 25 minutes till the new year and I don't think I will make it. My eyes are closing as I write this.

See yeah next year!

2007 Jan 1 - Here's a photo of the scarf I made last night. It was made with Radiant yarn ( 100% polyester) and I used 2 balls. Its the third scarf of this type I have made. For the material that it is it knits up nice and isn't hard against the skin. A friend of mine is doing me a favour and I am going to give this to her as a thank you. Actually she got the purple scarf of this type for Christmas and her mom loved it so if she wishes to give it to her mom she can.

Weather Pixie

Happy New Year

I believe that this will be one of my last postings of the year. Still have 6 1/2 hrs left till New Years eve. Hoping to start a scarf that will be a thank you for a friend who has been cross stitch baby bibs for me (for my sister). I can't wait to see them or the baby that's due in 3-4 days!

My tennis elbow I believe is getting better so you know that when I go back to work on Tuesday it will hurt like heck again. I got alot of knitting done but I am going to try the knit from my stash for 2007. Nine months of not buying yarn! Ahhhh! I can do this. I guess I should amend my list in case I go anywhere really cool that sells awesome yarn but I will not.

I will post my new years resolutions tomorrow.

Have a Happy new Year and stay safe tonight. Peace to all and lets hope 2007 is a great year.

Knit from your stash 2007.

I am going to try this but I am going to make a few changes. I do not knit socks though I have gotten some sock yarn. Probablly will switch this for scarf yarn.
Knit From Your Stash 2007!

L-B mentioned to me that she was thinking about attempting to knit from her stash exclusively in 2007. I, of course, laughed at her initially, but started thinking that attempting to knit from my stash exclusively was not a bad idea. Both L-B and I have stashes of epic proportions. L-B had suggested a period of 9 months of knitting from the stash, so that we could go to Stitches East next October and buy yarn there.

So, in a phone call, we sketched out our guidelines.

Knit From Your Stash 2007: Guidelines for L-B and Wendy

1. The Knit-From-Your-Stash-a-Thon will start January 1, 2007 and run through September 30, 2007 -- a period of nine months.

2. We will not buy any yarn during that period, with the following exceptions:

2.a. Scarf yarn does not count. What? You think I am made of stone?

2.b. If someone asks for a specific knitted gift that we really and truly do not have the yarn for, we may buy yarn to knit that gift.

2.c. If I am knitting something and run out of yarn, I may purchase enough to complete the project.

2.d. We each get one "Get Out of Jail Free" card -- we are each allowed to fall off the wagon one time.

3. We are allowed to receive gifts of yarn.

4. I do participate in the knit and tea exchange so I am exempt for that. (my last pal was from Hawiai and I didn't think sending her wool wold be appropriate). Also, I participate in dishcloth swaps - though I should have enough yarn for these and the KALS (I may have to add a colour to complete the dishcloth of the month.

Anyone else who would like to join us in this is welcome to do so! Feel free to link to this page or to post the guidelines on your own blog. You may also alter the guidelines to suit your own situation.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Its finally snowing!

Wow! After a fantastic week of weather; with temps as high as 16C we are actually getting snow! It was -4C with a windchill of -11C. Lets hope it kills off all of those flu bugs and makes it feel alot like Christmas.

I haven't been around for abit as I can't knit. My arm is screwed up yet again. Or still depending on how you want to look at it. About 4 weeks ago I helped my hubby take the tauno cover off of the truck and lets just say I couldn't even squeeze the tooth paste with my left hand. And to top it off I am left handed. Now two weeks ago I did abunch of stuff at work and yes it hurts like hell again. Ugh!! Went to the chiropractor and he thinks its tennis elbow. So I am off to see him twice a week for two weeks. Hopefully my insurance will cover it.

Now what I need to do for Christmas is:

finish shopping
do Christmas cards
knit 20 dish cloths still for our brownie camp in Janaury
2 scarves for Christmas
finish Miki's sweater
sew Matt's sweater
do some head bands and hats for the kids.
make a scarf for my niece and a scarf to match.

I am thinking of putting the tension bandage on and knit. To hell with and suck it up and then bitch. lol

Hopefully I will be able to complete some of this before Christmas.

Well have to get ready for puppy class. Quincy is starting to see the light and hasn't messed in the house. Now his cage yes but not the carpet.

Have a great night!