Friday, January 22, 2010

And then there was another post!

Oh Boy, did it ever rain the other day!

I did knit a sweater for me last week. I still need to wash and block it, but it came out nice and it fits! The yarn was Berroco's Air which they don't make anymore. It's a very chunky style yarn and since I made another sweater out of it and washed that one in the washer, it felted! So now I know this is hand-wash only. Live and knit I say!

And ever heard of "knitting elbow"? Same thing as tennis elbow but caused by too much knitting. Yup, dang arm is hurting really bad, so I'm on a knitting break for a little bit. Don't know how much I will listen to the doctor and for how long, so right now I am sewing.....

Since I am learning to quilt, this is 2 tops that will be quilted and donated to the children's hospital here in Memphis. I belong to the local quilt quild and we do alot of quilts and donate them to different organizations. One of them is the children's hospital so when the child is admitted, he/she receives a quilt (at the nurses discretion) to use while in the hospital and then take home with them.

We got Austin a bike and helmet for Christmas and this was taken on the first nice day he could go out. Still doesn't understand the concept of "pedaling", but he's slowly getting there. We do alot more of teaching this in the house. Happy knitting all! :)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year! 2010

Yes, I know it's been months and months. The time just flies by so I'm going to try better this year to going back to a couple of times a month blogging. This is not all I have done over the months, but it is a sampling at least.

Another vest for Austin in a different color. I love the pattern for this vest so he has a few of them.

Since I am learning quilting, this is called a rag quilt. It's really very easy to make BUT a friend of mine has the big square cutter, so at least I didn't have to do all of the cutting for it.

What would my week be like if I didn't finish a pair of sock. The yarn is Regia Silk, which I have never used before, so I'm going to see how they stand up to use. It is very soft and "silky".

Yes, I did finish another sweater for hubby. This one actually fits him pretty good. The sleeves are a little long, but since I was knitting it as a surprise, I didn't get to size them up very well, so he just rolls the cuff back once. Doesn't look too bad on him.

Isn't Austin getting big? He's such a cutie. This is at the play area at the Boston Airport. He had alot of fun playing on the planes, and slides, and a really cool castle. I have to say traveling with him on vacation was nice. He handled all the flight, all the relatives AND all the car rides very well. You couldn't have asked for a better kid!
Take care and Happy Knitting! Here's hoping your new year is wonderful and kind to you.