Monday, July 30, 2007

Drum-Roll Please!!!!!!

Well, I am also busy knitting "little things"! I am going to be a grandmother for the FIRST time, so now you know what I have been doing! Besides holding daughter's head (she has morning and evening sickness - YUCK!) I am knitting, knitting away! Also working on a surprise blanket, but since I don't know if she reads my blog, I can't post that for awhile. The sweater (to me) appears to be very very small (haven't seening a "midget" in quite awhile) so I am making another sweater in white that is bigger! Hoping one of them will fit. Will add details (blue or pink) once the little "jelly bean" gets big enough to figure out what sex it is! LOL
Happy knitting!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

So busy knitting, forgot to blog!

Finished my sweater. It was supposed to be a shell, but I added short sleeves and put some of the detail work from the front and back of the sweater onto the bottom of the sleeves and learned how to do breast darts to compensate for my size D's. LOL. That was fun and I know I will be doing the darts again. The sweater is gorgeous and fits beautifully. I couldn't ask for a better fit! To me, this is the first time, I have knitted a sweater that I absolutely loved how it looked, feels, and fits! Can't ask for more than that!

This is the new ceramic yarn that is out. I started working on this in May before I went on vacation. I was hoping to get it finished, but I ran out of time. It came out very nice, but I haven't worn it yet. Supposedly it is supposed to keep you cool by 5 degrees. Well it is 95 here, so I am going to have to try it out. The only problems I ran into was the yarn is very "slinky" and has a tendency to "pull". It goes back into place, but that is a pain. Also, if you have any "rough" spots on your fingers, the yarn "grabs". I ended up always using cuticle oil before starting knitting and then washing my hands real good to make sure the oil was gone! I can't wait to wear it, but told hubby he was going to have to take me out for dinner to wear it as it is a little too much for work (the ribbons shows skin) and I spent too much to wear to the local club (which still allows smoking) and I don't want to have to come home with "smoke sweater". But hey, he'll take me to dinner and I'll feel wonderful wearing it!
More tomorrow, as I have an important announcement to make and to show what else I have been up to!
Happy knitting!