Wednesday, August 29, 2007

New Project (Thanks to Ravelry)

I've been enjoying myself on Ravelry - it is addictive for sure. Seeing all the projects and all the completed projects and all the prospective projects is a bit daunting and exciting at the same time. There are some very interesting groups there as well and I've joined several.

I'm still unpacking -- very slowly as I run out of room to put some things and try to rearrange to make more room. If the maintenance needed on this place would be completed by the management, it might be easier - I'd have half a room available. It's a structural problem so it is up to the management to fix it. Meanwhile, I wait.

My next stunt will be to move half a dozen boxes to the dumpster. Since it isn't household trash (or maybe I can call it that and make things easier) I'm supposed to arrange for them to meet me at the other dumpster so they can open it for me... Or I can be like others who dump the non-household trash outside the gate to the second dumpster so staff can do the cleanup. I've seen dishwashers and mattresses most of the time - but wood and old furniture have appeared at times.

So the new project will be a gifty for my DIL and she's seen a photo from the website already. I'm doing the Noni Cascading Fuschias Market Bag. Bought the pattern and the yarn at the LYS on my first visit. The store is called Genuine Purl and it is a gem! Also bought a skein (1100 yds) of Claudia Handpainted Yarn in a color called Oops. This is a 2/20 silk and luscious. I'll probably knit the Swallowtail stole from Interweave Knits from it - actually can probably make two of them with that yardage.

I'm about half-way through the knitting of the bag - then I need to do the handles and the flowers. Then I felt it and block and dry it and then it will be done. There are three sizes and this one is the biggest. I'll do another for me later - maybe with a dark blue background color.

So off to clean up after my dinner and then some knitting time for me. I'll see how many rows I can get done tonight.
Enjoy your evening and I'll be back - hopefully with the finished photos of the bag.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I'm In

I received my invite to Ravelry last night so I've been spending time getting some beginning stuff entered. I was on the waiting list just over a month. I love the potential that I see on this site - and I think it will be an additional help in prodding me to finish some projects and become a bit more discriminating in my choices for future projects.

It would be wonderful if someone would set up a similar project for stitching stuff too. I can hear someone saying "Well, do it" and my response is I don't have the computer language coding knowledge to do that - nor the desire to be that involved in one project. I think that it would be difficult to maintain a site and still have time for other life events.

I need to take another photo of the purple Russian Lace Scarf - may try outside if the camera doesn't melt in the heat. On second thought - I'll wait until tomorrow morning. I think the light will be better - and it will be cooler.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Happy Birthday to DS

Two years and 3 weeks after DD, DS arrived. So here is wishing him a happy b-day!

I'll add more knitting photos and maybe some stitching ones in a few days. I've got to get some way figured out so that the colors are more 'real'.

So happy birthday again son, and may you have many more.