Saturday, September 19, 2009

Whew

Kellie and I have turned our far stuff in. Now its all in the hands of the judges and i can go knit something else. I am starting a couple of things that I hope will be quick knits. I'll post pictures of the baby afghan I entered in the fair soon.

K1D2 tonight! So awesome.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sample Style Afghan Update

Bound off. Must tuck in all the ends tomorrow. Ug. Finishing it definitely took longer than I thought it would / wanted it to.

I think I will go for a small instant gratification project next.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fair, St. Louis and other exciting news

So I did go ahead and enter the fair, sent the application in back in August. Figured that was plenty of time to finish up the baby afghan. After all, its not like a full sized afghan, right? But life gets in the way and you get busy and then all of a sudden I have a deadline smack in the middle of my year of no deadline knitting. Arg. So I hope to finish the afghan tonight and then I hope to tuck in the ends tomorrow and block it. So here is a picture of it from 2 weeks ago, the weekend Ben and I went to Kansas City.
And then this past weekend we went to St. Louis for a Cardinals game. If I could manage to not fall asleep in the car I could get a lot more knitting done. But the weather was nice and the game was fun.
Both trips were excellent and its been a great couple of weeks and by the way, Ben and I are ENGAGED! :-) He's really, really wonderful and I'm really happy.

Soooooo, I better get to the actual knitting if I want to get it done.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Kitchen Scrubbie Frenzy

Now that these are all finally mailed out I can post about them! YAY! Its really my fault for being slow. In June and July I knit scrubbies like a fiend. :-P The scrubbie frenzy started out because they are easy to take to the ballpark or just carry around, as long as your 2 skeins are semi-small. Then I thought of all of these people I needed to send little gifts too and they are useful little gifts. They are fun to make and the endless color combos keep me from getting bored, but often they stay in the state of 2 of the ones below for longer than they should.
I tend to put off finishing work. And the finishing work on these is so ridiculously easy that I shouldn't, but I do. So that is part of the reason it took me so long to get out my thank you gift boxes and so long to post about them. See the pile below? I think there were some that got left out of that picture. Like a purple one I sent out on another exchange. Why do I need all these scrubbies? Well, 2 were for 1 exchange, 1 for another exchange, 4 were for thank you gift packages and 1, believe it or not, was for me. Out of the endless number of scrubbies I had made before, I had never just kept one for myself. And now I use it ALL THE TIME. Seriously. Its in the sink now. I think I need to make myself a few more so I can rotate them.
Road Trip Scrubbies Pose
TU, OSU & Pepperdine

Ok, back the real world. The one where I have to go to work, even though I would rather stay home and knit.