Friday, June 27, 2008
From our boat, we can see one of the BIG roller coasters. Bill noticed that the line wasn't very long, so we walked into the park so he could ride it. I grabbed my needles/yarn and sat on a bench while he got in line. Must admit, it was the 1st time I knitted in an amusement park. I later took it along with me to dinner. So...since I've gotten here, I started and completed a facecloth using KnitPicks Cotlin. I plan to use it in the shower in the morning.
Last night, being alone in the house all evening, I sat on my butt and got caught up on Days of Our Lives (had over a week's worth to watch) and knitted all evening. It really is nice to be in my house alone and be in control of the remote and be lazy!!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Last night I finished my 4th dishcloth since the weekend, which I really needed. My favorite pattern is CO 25, do some sort of pattern, or just garter stitch, and make it square. I love the smaller size. I usually make them in white or cream since I'm a 'bleach freak' but made these in dark colors. We'll see if I can stand NOT to bleach them!
I'm off to Cedar Point again this weekend but, unfortunately, I'll be driving up myself so no knitting on the trip. Bill and Parker are going up Thurs. afternoon and are going fishing on Friday (with my boss and his son) so I'll head up after work on Fri. Since Parker's driving home either Fri. night or Sat. he'll take my van so I'll at least get some knitting time in on the ride home. We've got friends coming up on Sat. (more fishing) but I'll have the sticks/strings not pole/line. My theory is for what a fishing license costs, I can buy that much in yarn! Weather permitting, we're going to Put In Bay for dinner Sat. night, which should be fun.
Reality has set in...I'm off to work.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I started on another top (Interweave Knits) using KnitPicks Cotlin in 'Creme Brulee' and so far, so good. It's a rather challenging pattern in that I've got to PAY ATTENTION to the pattern...not one I can aimlessly knit while in front of the tv. Definitely need lots of markers for the pattern repeat. Better luck with this one.
I'm finally making it to the boat this weekend so I'll be needing to get a pair of socks started since they are the perfect small project to carry with me everywhere. Think this time I'll do 2-at-a-time-on-1-needle. The weather forcast for Cedar Point is perfect so don't know if I'll get much done except on the car ride there. I get off work early so it will be a nice weekend getaway.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I managed to get the back of my summer top done on the trip down to Athens, only to realize I forgot to switch to smaller needles for the last 5 rows. Guess I'll be busy frogging, might even do it out by the pool. Hoping to have it blocked and ready to wear to work next week. Yeah!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
I got the front of my 'Emerald Seas' top done and it looks awesome. Started on the back (3 times before I counted right) and it's coming along. Don't know how much I'll get done this week, but will be heading to Athens on Saturday for Parker's graduation so I'll get hours of knitting in. I am hoping to have it completed by the end of the weekend. Still haven't decided what my next project will be but I'm getting tired making socks (but they are a good car riding project to have on hand at all times). I really like knitting with the Debbie Bliss yarn and might have to order some more from yarnzilla.com for something else. Summer tops are almost like 'instant gratification' they get done so quickly.
I'm off to work on cleaning out Parker's closet so he can have room for all his stuff. I'm sure I'll make at least one trip to the 'donation box' right down the street. I'm sure he won't miss a thing!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Tomorrow after work I'm heading to Athens (Ohio) to take Parker (child #3) to dinner, shop at the bookstore (don't know if I'll ever get back to Athens) and bring back a load of stuff...probably all dirty clothes! He graduates next Saturday (Ohio University) and this will enable him to fit the rest of his stash in his car when he comes home. Oh, I'm psyching myself up to having a child return home and messing up my domain. Let's hope he finds a job, saves $$ and moves into an apartment soon!! (really...I will love having him around for awhile)
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
This week I started on a lime green summer top for myself, having found the pattern on Knitty. When I'm more organized I'll post pictures.