Thursday, November 29, 2007

Jo is my hero!

It's been a bit of a rough week. I'm sick with some sort of chest cold which has me feeling completely rundown. Tonight, my youngest daughter got sick (the messy kind) and now I'm worried that I missed my opportunity to get flu vaccines, plus, we are supposed to meet up with the RV club this weekend but it doesn't look good at the moment. So anyway, Jo came by to borrow a table for a craft fair (which I just know will be a blast) and she had a surprise for me: Starbucks :) Thanks again sweetie!

*Update: Not the flu, just that hard and fast stomach bug which swept through the whole house. No, we didn't go RV'ing this weekend.*

Sunday, November 18, 2007

FO: Socks!

Originally uploaded by pudmuddles.

This is the fourth pair of socks completed though I had started them before the pink fixation pair. I think I am ready for something more challenging than the ribbed socks but I have just loved making these and I wish I knew what the yarn was... oh well! ...and now... back to Christmas stockings :)

Friday, November 16, 2007

Christmas stocking #2 (3 more to go!)

Originally uploaded by pudmuddles.

It's finished! This is Christmas stocking number two, made for my husband. He chose the UCLA inspired colors from my stash. We are both very happy with it (though for me it was a bit more complicated that stocking #1). I need to get busy since I still have so much RH left! My amigurumi book came and though RH is not the optimal yarn to use for these types of projects, I will be making up some stocking stuffers for my daughters (if I have enough time).

Monday, November 5, 2007

Better luck next year...

I can't get the correct gauge with my Red Heart stash for knitting squares to benefit Warm Up America. I don't know what the problem is, I tried knitting, I tried crocheting and it just isn't working. Perhaps the RH I have is kind of thick for 4-ply/worsted? Gauge is not something I have issues with usually so I am stumped... I'll bet if I were to use Caron Simply Soft or something similar, I would have no problems but I am not buying any yarn right now, no matter the worthiness of the cause. So, I will go back to making Christmas stockings with the RH and try the charity square thing next year!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

FO: Sherri by Berroco

Originally uploaded by pudmuddles.

I'm glad its finished! I wish I had more of this yarn. Despite it being rather splitty, it drapes nicely and I love the sheen. I would have like to make the length longer and the neck smaller. This was my first experience making something that wasn't a scarf, hat, or sock (ponchos don't count). I have recently ordered a top-down sweater book and I have a feeling that method will satisfy my urges nicely :)

The pattern can be found here.

Happy Hallowig!

Originally uploaded by pudmuddles.

Hallowig #2 resized for my 2 year old. I used up some leftover baby yarn (acrylic) from a baby blanket project going all the way back to 2002! I used size 4 needles and I am quite pleased with the results :) Now on to the Christmas projects!!!