Thee Knittery

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Dont' you love a nice clean dresser drawer???

After several weeks of procrastination, I finally cleaned out and organized my dresser drawers. When the floors were installed, we basically just threw the furniture and clothing back into place (Kinda). I finally got sick of having to dig for socks and underwear each morning. I feel very satisfied with my accomplishment:) Now onto tackling the step at a time.....

On the knitting front, I have started "embossed leaves socks" from Interweave Knits Winter 2005. One of my knitting pals has already done this pattern and gives it high kudos, especially the heel. I just started the ribbing, and I'm anxious to see how it turns out!

Monday, August 28, 2006

I finally started something....

After many days of knitting nothing, I finally decided to make some more swiffer pads to use up my left over cotton yarns. I call them Franken-swiffers.....but alas, I can't post pics right now. I dont' know how to load the pics (that is another story in itself...) But I will as soon as I am able. I now have enough home made swiffer pads to last me a week:)

I also found a great lace scarf patter that doesnt' require teeny tiny needles and skinny yarn. Its called column of leaves ( stupid blogger is messing up my links...I"ll have to post the site later to the pattern). I am using the Dream Baby I intended to use for socks, but decided the scarf would look much better in it. Again, same situation, as soon as I figure out get the pics off my flashcard, I"ll post!

Whew! Glad to be back into the knitting groove:)

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Not a thing on the needles

Can you believe it? I don't have one blessed thing on the needles at the moment. I was trying to knit baudelaire from Knitty, but ran into a million roadblocks....I skipped a line in the pattern, I didnt' know how to do the short row, and finally, the foot was about an inch too long. So I said forget it! I just frogged the whole darn thing!

This has by far been the most unsuccessful two weeks of knitting I have ever had!

So right now I am at a loss at what to do.....any suggestions?????? I'm intersted in lace patterns right now.....

Monday, August 21, 2006

Pantech c300 phone cozy pattern:

Materials needed:
1 set of size 1 us dp needles
a small amount of left over fingering yarn

Cast on 40 stitches. Divide over 3 needles.
K2 P2 for approximately 15 rounds.
Knit every round for approx 30 rounds.
Kitchner stitch up the bottom!

Ho Hum

Life has been ho hum lately. My recent knitting endevor has been a flop. I need to get some help before I can move on! I thought I was doing so well...anyway....I did start another project in the meantime.

I finally broke down and got a new cell phone on Friday. It is the new Pantech c300. It is smaller than a credit card...that is why I love it so! I am really happy with it. The only down side is I had to get my own cell phone plan, and all of that stuff that goes along with it.....but I do have a new phone.

The weather is getting cooler in the evenings here, but still pretty hot during the day. I am looking forward to fall.

I really really really need to start putting all of the stuff back in their correct places since the floors are done, but I just can't seem to get the gumption....maybe I"ll start today.....but the dogs need a bath, I need to do laundry, and the zillion other things that pop up during the day.

I will try and get my pics hosted so I can start posting them on here again! I promise!

Friday, August 11, 2006

I guess I should post an update....

Life is slowly getting back to normal around here. The main furniture is all moved back into place, the new drapes and curtain rods have been purchased ( hopefully they will be hung up tonight), and the floor is being enjoyed. We have yet to choose and put up new baseboards, but then again...who needs them??? (I"m hoping to have them up before christmas...that isn't too lofty of a goal)

I hope to post some pics soon. My internet connection has been kinda bad lately, thus the reason for no pics.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Here they are!

Here is a pics of the new flooring! We absolutely love it! Watson is showing how much he likes it and Ramsey well...hes not much for pictures. The house still kinda looks like a tornado hit it, but other than that, things are great!