Thursday, May 28, 2009

First day off

Well, preschool is over, had the party yesterday, so today is my first day off!! Yea. Nothing pressing, no need to rush into the shower and get everyone off to school. Today was drop the kids off, come home and do nothing! Well, there are bills to pay, and the house to tidy up, maybe a trip to the bank, and knit on the FLS.

Oh, I did finally succumb to the pressure and joined Facebook, so if you're there, look for me!

Friday, May 22, 2009


Tie-(one on)-day
Preschool is over. We packed up the entire school last night. Yes, it fits into a tiny little square on "the dark side". Picnic next week and I am free (until August), when we take it out of the little box and set it all back up and clean everything.
It was a wonderful year.
We ended with a BANG, super birthday party for Mrs. T. She's never had a "school" birthday, so our 3am class planned a nice one. Pizza and lemonade and rice krispy treats and fruit.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Oh happy day

There has been a car parked on my street for over 6 months.
I finally got fed up and called the police last Friday.
I woke up this morning, car was parked in their garage (what a concept)

son #1 told me he saw "the dad" move it last night, but forgot to tell me.

Now, back to that nasty pool next door, you remember, the one that had the ducks swimming in it last year.....

Monday, May 18, 2009

button holes and eyelets

Here is the progress I made this weekend on my FLS. 2 of the button holes go the right direction (sideways) and 1 goes kinda up on one corner. As I said to myself, the buttons will cover the holes :)

I had issues with the eyelet row...not clear directions. I had to frog most of the row back, but then I improvised with the placement, and I've moved on to
"knit until they almost touch" I have no idea how long or far that will be.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Actual knitting updates

Here is the start of the February Lady Sweater. It is all the rage on Ravelry, and I am making it!! For Me!!! Can you believe it?

And here is the finised "Kelly"(sister) bag. It was quite fun (BORING) to knit. All that stockinette. And then you felt it, so what is the point?? Anyway, it is very nice and I proved to myself that I could purl a lot.

Monday, May 11, 2009

help, somebody gauge question

So, I am going to knit a sweater! Yes, the February Lady Sweater. A little help please as I've never been down this road before.

ok, so if i knit tighter than normal, i am at 4 1/8" per 18 stitches (pretty darn close, i just have to remember to knit tight, which is not normal for me...)

so, that means that for every 18 stitches, when i cast on 83 (xs size as everyone says it is big), by the time i am finished i will really be knitting the size that has...

let me do the math

18 stitches goes into 83 approx 4.6 i will be adding an extra 1/2 inch? which turns out to be 2 stitches? so that would be 85.. and there is no 85, only 3 sizes that call for 83, you only change the amount of increases etc....maybe?

does this even make sense??

so am i good to go?

aaaccckkkk back to socks where i don't care about gauge, the socks go to the person they fit :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

It's Mother's Day

got up early to meet my mother for breakfast
(not recommended due to attending wine tasting party night before)
son #1 did not come with us, he was crabby and tired

came home, read newspaper
did load of laundry
did some knitting
went to hockey rink for son #2 game
he scored :)and I actually saw it
came home
took 1 hour nap
did some more knitting
son #2 helped make dinner
hubby cleaned up dishes

I think I'll go to bed early

Hope you had a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

I think she likes it

Sometimes, you just know that your knitted item is in a loving home :)
This was the purse that just received handles after sitting in the corner for almost 2 years.

YOU ROCK!!!!!! Thank you sooooo much!!! The purse is just beautiful!! I just showed it off to the suite next door to Joe's office! That was very generous and thoughtful of you. I just LOVE it!


Hugs, your friend Beth

You are VERY welcome.
xoxo cindy