Friday, May 20, 2011

My Sweet Boy

On Sunday, Shiloh, our 4 year old beagle who is sweet as can be, broke his dew claw (his thumb nail).  This requires a trip to the doctor, or since it was Sunday, the emergency vet (cha-ching).  It's quite painful - they have to pull the nail out and he has to keep a bandage on for 2 days.

It would be impossible to guess the  number of times he got that thing off and I had to re-bandage it.  He's better now, but that chasing and repairing really cut into my knitting time!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Roxanne KAL

The last 2 weeks have been busy.  School, orchestra concerts, baseball games and, of course, knitting.  For some reason, I stumbled across a KAL for a shawl by Liz Abinante called Roxanne.  My non-knitting friends (which is all of them around here) are always interested in what I'm making, but never seem to understand why I would knit something before I know what it will look like.  While waiting for the last clue, which was a bit delayed due to the designer's cross country move, I decided to make a second one.  So, here we are:

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Moving on to Clue #3

Previously, I mentioned jumping into a KAL with a few people from my favorite Ravelry group, Knitting and Tea and Cookies.  I've depended a great deal on lifelines through clue #2.  I've ripped and knitted and ripped and knitted so much, that I'm very far behind.  Clue #3 came out over the weekend and I just finished Clue #2 on Wednesday evening -

I'm very happy to move to Clue #3, although it's very long.  Hopefully I won't have to rip so much with this one!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Harry Potter Yarn Club

On Monday, the mailman brought a surprise, my installment of the  Winding River Harry Potter yarn club.  Each skein is based on something related to the Harry Potter books.  In fact, my KAL is the Severus Snape color.  This one is called Horcruxes and is going to be a great pair of socks.

A little gift of a cake of bath salts was also included.  I can't wait to use that, especially after working on this KAL shawl!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Mailman was very kind...

Today was the jackpot in the mailbox.  I expected to get my order from the the Loopy Ewe.  I just love that place.  You always get a little surprise with your order.  My order was the yarn for my future cardigan, pattern still undecided, Amy Butler Organic.  It really is lovely, if only I could choose a pattern...

Besides my order, I received the cutest little sock pattern and a tiny ball of yarn to make it.  A great idea for a Christmas decoration or gift topper.

I am still working on my KAL, but having to rip out so very much.  Again, I give thanks for my lifeline. I am definitely making slow process, but really have to make a conscious effort to knit alone so as to be as focused as possible.

Tomorrow, my other package...