Posts from the ‘knitting’ Category

Time’s up!

Fun guesses everybody! And as you can see its all done…

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It’s a baby cocoon!

For my friend Laima’s baby who’s coming any day now ūüôā

I was going to make a sweater, but I saw this pattern and had to try it out. My boy would have loved this thing. In fact he asked me if I could yarn him one in his size. Heh. Like a sleeping bag? I asked. Except with lots and lots of yarn, he said.

Guess what I’m making!

The phone is for scale.

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Baby hat done

I’m sure the people who started reading my blog for the knitting are in shock. 3 knitting posts in a month! Heh. Or is it four? I’m too lazy to count. Anyway, I finished the baby hat. It turned out very cute. Here’s the link for those who’d like to look it up. (Hopefully this works. I’m blogging from my iPod.). ¬† (Ok. ¬†Didn’t work. ¬†Fixing now.)

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vyridia-fair-isle-hat

I have enough yarn to make another hat in reverse colors. I already cast it on and intend to give it to super cute mini nephew. Not going to tell my sister though. Going to see if she reads my blog. Heh.

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Getting my knit on

So I’ve got an accompanying job this week. For years now I’ve played many different Missoula Children’s Theatre productions around town. It’s a touring group of 2 that come and teach a week long musical to local students. Definitely a high quality experience and worth your time if one comes to your town. Anyway, I’ve played the piano for them for about 14 years now and marvel that I still haven’t repeated a show. Anyway, in the early stages of rehearsal I get a lot of knitting done. With the skirt finished, I needed a new portable project. I started the fair isle hat for my friend’s baby to be. It’s a free download from revelry. I’ll try to remember to post a link.

In other news, I got my first sunburn of the year. Woo. It was picnic day at school today and I sat outside with the kids. I so know better. Time to put a tube of sunscreen in the car for emergencies like that. I was wearing my compression sleeve so I now have a reverse truck driver tan. Again, woo.

And speaking of compression sleeves, a little girl asked me about mine at rehearsal.

I said,” the short version is that my arm doesn’t work quite like it should.”

She very seriously looked back at me through a darling pair of glasses and said, ” it’s ok. My eye doesn’t quite work like it should either. We’re lucky we caught it early. ” and skipped off to finish her dinner.

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Carnaby modeled

Here it is. On an actual person. We need to redo the buttons, but all in all I think we’re both pleased.

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Hey look what I made!

I started this skirt as a Christmas present for a friend of mine.  So, um.  Merry Christmas!

Anyway, I finally got the ambition/buttons to finish it and sewed them on this weekend. ¬†The pattern is Carnaby from Knitty and I would happily make it again. ¬†Mindless enough to do without thinking too hard (don’t have to carry the pattern around). ¬†Knit until it fits. ¬†The hardest part was tracking my friend down to do occasional fittings. ¬†Anyway, I’ll try to get her to model it for a better picture. ¬†The yarn is Lion Brand Woolease.

Funny thing:  The buttons are Buffalo Nickels.  Made in Italy.

Lost and Found

So¬†a couple of weeks¬†ago, my sister calls me and says, “You’ll never guess what I found!”

“My Charmed Knits!”‘

“Um.¬† No.¬† But you’ll be really excited.”

“More excited than if you’d found my Charmed Knits?”

I believe there was some eye rolling that I couldn’t see over the phone.¬† Heh.

So remember the camera I lost back in 2009?¬† It turns out I must have put¬†it in¬†the jogging stroller zippered pocket.¬† Now here’s the super amazing thing.¬† I gave that stroller away.¬† And before I did, I hosed it down.¬† And my sister’s friend then hosed it down again.¬† And then looked in the pocket and found the camera – which still works!

So I have pictures of L during Tae Kwan Do (the only day she didn’t cry, I might add).

But the happy finding things, doesn’t stop there.¬† I DID find my Charmed Knits book.¬† Sitting on the filing cabinet.¬† In my room.¬† Where I know I looked several times.¬† I think it was under an invisibility spell.

And here’s the kicker.¬† I went to take a picture of the old camera for this post.¬† And I can’t find it.