I finished up the Lacy Shawl, and I think it looks really nice. I haven’t taken a good picture of it in the sunlight, but the following are pretty nice. So far, this shawl has become very handy at night when my house is freezing. 🙂
I have also started working the Fairly Easy Fair Isle Sweater from Stitch n Bitch Nation. I am omitting the fair isle part, and making the sweater in a red bulky yarn. It looks really nice right now, but I may have to redo the bottom part since it is rolling up. I will try to get pictures of it soon.
Oh, and one last thing, I have to say that I love this new toy I bought for Peanut. It is one of those magnetic fish games that I used to have when I was younger. He got it last Friday, and already two fishes have taped on eyes and I had to tape up a fishing pole. What can you expect from a toy that costs $1.50?
Yesterday my mom and Lloyd came down to visit and it was very fun. They came to eat lunch and then came later for a visit. I got to give them Eric’s hat, which fit Lloyd so it should fit his brother. After Lloyd went back home, me and my mom hit the stores for a shopping spree. We went to Borders, which was a big disappointment. THe only book that I was interested in was Weekend Knitting, but it was too expensive for my budget. We decided to go to Half Price instead. I had a great time there, and I bought a few things. The two books Quick Knits Cool Projects by House of Birches (I paid only $8 and saw the same book at JoAnn’s for more than $20), and Blankets, Hats and Booties by Kristin Spurkland. I also bought the winter issues of KnitSimple and Knit.1. The Knit.1 magazine made me a little upset, because someone tore out 8 pages! I am missing 5 or 6 projects from the project list.
I really enjoyed making Eric’s hat, but I am back to knitting the Transformers squares. I casted on my third Decepticon square today. I have also decided that I would like to start a new project, Hat a Week. I will knit a different hat each week. It only took me one day to make Eric’s hat, and that hat was actually more complicated than most. The first hat I want to make for my new project is the fish hat from the Knitty website. I bought the yarn I needed for this hat today. I will make a clown fish, sort of like Marlin. I won’t make Nemo since it would have a heavy side (the larger fin). I also bought some purple yarn to make a hat or something. I really just wanted purple yarn. I noticed that I have never purchased yarn in orange or purple. Now I have both.
Oh, my mom gave me her cabled newsboy cap so that I could take pics. I made it around September or October. I can’t really remember since it only took a day or two to make.
I will post pics of the Marlin Fish Hat as soon as I start working on it.
Last year when I started to knit I immediately got to blogging. But so much happened this last year! I moved, lost internet access, and even stopped knitting so much! Well, now I am back at my own place, and I have internet again! I tried the twitter thing, but it just wasn’t my thing. I am on ravelry as Topacio and I have all the older stuff I’ve knitted on there. Slowly I will post my recent projects on my blog. I will Probably start with my oldest projects and of course I will blog about my recent WIPs.
Right now I have 2 projects going. I am making a Scarf Front Cardi from Knit.1 spring/summer 2008 with Bernat Satin Sport yarn. I have completed the back, and now I just need to work on the scarf front part.
I am also working on a crocheted giant granny square afghan. I am using a big bag of acrylic worsted weight yarn, mostly Red Heart. I have so much scrap yarn, and I am not in the mood to make hats.
I will post pics later. Right now I am starving and am going to throw a pizza in the oven. Yummmm.