Friday, March 14, 2008

Babies and forgetfullness

I went to 3 baby showers in less than a week and a half. The first one I really went to with my mom, so I gave her a blue washcloth with a sailboat on it to put with the present. The mom loved it, so that was fun.

The second was my awesome friend Molly's baby shower and its her third so I didn't do a blanket. Instead I did a tiny little hat in Cottontots and 2 washcloths (once sailboat, one BeeBeep) and paired that with some yummy lavendar bath.

The third was for a guy who I work with, his wife brought the baby up to work and we all had lunch. It was a totaly surprise to him, which was fun. Anyway, I went with an outdoor theme for that so I did 3 washcloths. One was a frog, one a dragonfly, and one a ladybug. :-) And since Molly was so happy with the lavendar bath and baby was I went back and got some more to put with the washcloths. :-)

But I totally forgot to take pictures of the stuff for the last 2. Molly said she would take some pictures of the stuff I gave her, so I'll at least have those at some point. But all the washcloths I made for the guy were patterns I had done before, so I guess its not a big deal.

Now I am working on an exchange purse that I hope to get done and felted and mailed off in a reasonable amount of time and a couple of presents for people with upcoming birthdays and such.

Between tax season and the theatre I really haven't had much time to knit lately. But this weekend I plan to sit myself down and relax with some yarn, some needles, my sweetie and a movie.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Frustrated a bit

I can't find the pattern to the tank top I'm working on. The knitting group that meets at my mom's on monday nights are all working on a shell. Its the first clothing item for most / all of them, so I thought I would participate in the group project and make a tank top too, but I have misplaced my pattern, which is of course different from and more complicated than theres. Its from Interweave magazine and has wide lace straps that make kind of a high v neck. The magazine has to be somewhere in my car or house, but I haven't even come close to sorting through all of my yarn and other knitting stuff at the new house.

I also can't find my pattern for the bohemian tunic Ive been working on this winter. I need to finish the second sleeve so I can join it all together and then start the ragland shaping and the fold-over neck.

So I pulled out the v-neck sweater from the first stitch n bitch book that I started last year out of Rowan tapestry because I have finally unearthed the rest of that yarn (so it seems if I find something I lose something else). And I'm halfway through the second sleeve, so that I may be able to finish up pretty quick and sew together and actually wear while its still kind of cool. I guess I'll work on that tonight or the butterfly washcloth I started last night. I seem to be going to a lot of baby showers recently, so I decided it wouldn't be a bad idea to have baby washcloths laying around. I gave my friend Molly 2 washcloths, the BeeBeep cloth and a sailboat and a cute little cottontots hat and baby lavendar bath for her baby shower on satruday. And today I gave the guy at our office who just adopted a baby boy 3 washcloths (frog, dragonfly, and ladybug) and baby lavendar bath. I was in such a knitting frenzy that I didn't manage to take pictures, but Molly is supposed to send me pictures of what I gave her.

Ok, I should really be working. But I'm sooooo sleepy!