Tuesday, March 24, 2009

At least I finished stuff...

...even if I didn't blog.

Opening a new store requires tons and tons of meetings. Plus I have real work to do so that greatly cuts into my free time at work, which from my employer's perspective is a good thing. Last week I was on vacation but I was in a full out lazy mode. I spent the majority of it on the couch watching DVDs and knitting. There were also successful parent teacher conferences as well which was a nice note to end on.

While I've been silent it's been a veritable finish-pa-looza. Are you ready?

The mid-March dishcloth:
...the Buffy socks:
...a baby hoodie from Debbie Bliss Simple Knits:
The March dishcloth:
Happy? I missed 2 weeks but you get 4 fo's for your suffering.

Do you realize I have finished more projects in the past 3 months than I did in all of 2008? Yup 11 was the total in 2008, I have now finished 14 items. Damn.

I have two books to review this week so hopefully you'll be hearing from me again this week;)

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Combo post

I'll do my Monday finished object post and a Random Wednesday post. It's like getting 2 for the price of one. I am stimulating your blog economy!

I felt the pressure this weekend about the finished object a week issue. I would have finished the Buffy sock but I accidentally skipped the last pattern repeat and went straight to the heel. This led to frogging a finished heel. I was a bit pissed about it Thursday so Friday I inadvertently left my knitting home. I'm guessing it was on purpose subconsciously.

This meant I had a crisis. No fo to show on Monday! Oh my gods! Whatever will I do? Enabler extraordinaire Dani to the rescue. She's starting making Tribbles with her washcloth leftovers. As soon as I saw one I knew I had to make one (or 50) too. My first one is a bit wonky but workable:

It's a good little pot scrubber and took all of an afternoon to make.

I did not go back to the Buffy sock. I decided to cast on for a baby sweater for a pregnant co-worker. I'm using the Debbie Bliss Simple Knits book, the Hooded Sweater patter. I started with the sleeves:

...now I'm up to the hood:
Can I mention that Bron is so, so right? I am loving the Cotton Ease I am using for this project. The drape is great, it's soft but sturdy and amazing stitch definition. It is now in my top 5 favorite yarns.

For the random, Avery loves the Questionable Content webcomic but Roe posted this on Facebook today so I stole it. Too funny.

Julie had this on her blog:

Your International Spy Name is Electra Sparks

Your Code Name: The Pharmacist

You Reside in: Prague

Why You're a Good Spy: You're a good lover

Oh yes I am so Electra Sparks!