Monday, July 23, 2007

Dragon Delight!

Here's my Morehouse Farm Dragon Scarf blocking on my new board! Yippie. Next step... eyes and final touch.... dragon breath.

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New gifts to one's self.....

This is my new blocking board! It's from Patternworks and I love it. I'm going to give it a go tonight. It folds up and has a handle. Yippie!!
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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Williamsburg VA

I went to Williamsburg VA this weekend and of course found my way to a wonderful knitting store called Knitting Sisters. They were so helpful and the store was just so cute. I picked up a Vogue Knitting book on Scarves. My friend Yvonne saw a cute scarf that she liked and it's in this book so I'm going to be making that for her. More on that when I start that project.

I saw this beautiful blanket that was already made that caught my eye so I had to pick up that pattern. It's a pattern by mac & me. I also picked up the yello yarn below to start the blanket. The trim is going to be a wonderful green but they only had one skein and I needed three. The great lady at Knitting Sisters is going to send me what I need as soon as it comes in.
This yarn is Tahki - Cotton Classic. I've used this before and I think it's great to work with. I think it's going to make a great blanket and should wash well too.
In the car on the way to Williamsburg, I worked on some warshrags. Nothing complicated. Oh, last week I finished up the dragon scarf. I need to darn in the ends and block it. I'm going to change up the smoke coming out of his nose so that will have to be a surprise. As soon as I get that done, I'll have some pictures. I think it came out great. More on that later.
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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Ohhhh socks.

Oh, I stopped by Knithappens today and picked up this sock yarn to make a pair of socks for my husband. I am planning on using the pattern from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks called Gentleman's Fancy Sock. It's quite nice and I hope I can do it. It uses size zero dpns. I'm going to use the new needles that my friend Susan got me for my bday back in April. I'm not sure when I'm going to fit this in but let's just say.... soon.

Work has been unbelievably crazy. I'm pending a big promotion and in the meantime, I'm helping out with another job where the previous person quit and left. This is really cutting into my knitting time... it should be temporary so I think I will be back up and running shortly. I keep reminding my boss that I'm leaving to go to Italy on Aug 9th so they will have to find someone to take over before then so that I can train this new person. That's all for now... I'm going to work on my dragon.
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Friday, July 13, 2007


Here is the new and improved dragon starf. Now this is the right yarn. It's been easier to work with and it looks so much better. I'm glad that I frogged the other one because I'll be much happier when this is done.

Ohhh! Look at the beautiful yarn that my friend Mandy brought me from Seattle. It's beautiful hand crafted Kettle dyed pure wool. The picture certainly doesn't do the colors justice. I just don't know what I'm going to make with it just yet. Tonight I put it on my swift and got it all wound up in a ball ready to go. Hmmmm... It's going to have to be something really good.
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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy Independence Day!

I know I have been remiss about blogging but we've been busy busy this summer and have been out and about. I'll be posting some stuff soon and have an update on the dragon scarf. Stay tuned!

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