Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Oooh You've Got Some Pie.......

I love pie. Cherry pie. Apple pie. Rhubarb pie. Pretty much any pie (except peach-yuck) you put in front of me will be consumed. I have never actually made a pie. Until now. Triple Layer Pumpkin Spice Pie. It was super easy. Granted, that was because it was a cheater's pie. It included ingredients such as "Honey Maid Graham Pie crust" and "pumpkin spice pudding mix". Although I did caramelize pecans for the first time. I am quite proud of myself. Not only was it easy, it tastes like fluffy slices of heaven. I'm like Betty fricking Crocker.

In Knitting news, I've finished a few Christmas knitty items. I better hurry the hell up or I'm never going to finish everything on time. To top off my knitty anxiety, my neck went out yesterday morning and the pain is going all the way down my right arm. As you well know, that is not good news for a knitter. Not to worry, I will persevere if it kills me. I went to the Doc and the nurse proceeded to give me a shot in the bum!! It didn't help the pain but it did give me a good laugh when the nurse told me, "It'll burn but don't worry...I'll blow on it". And she wasn't joking. What a sight it must've been. Me with my dress hiked up and my pantyhose pulled halfway down. Nurse Joanna with a needle in one hand, blowing on my butt cheek.

Pattern: House Hats Beret (Ravelry Link)
Made For: Ashleigh
Yarn: Universal Classic Worsted Tapestry - waaay less than 1 skein
Pattern: Felted Nintendo DS Case (Ravelry Link) - Photo is pre-felting
Made For: Ashleigh
Yarn: Patons Soy Wool Stripes - less than 1 skein

Pattern: Fetching
Made For: Ashleigh
Yarn: Elann Peruvian Baby Silk in Cornflower - less than 1 skein
Three Christmas Knitties down. Seven gazillion to go.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

When people try to progress, someone must suffer.

Unfortunately, that person is my Hubby. He strongly felt that yesterday be devoted to the cleaning o' the house. Now, I was sure he'd received my memo explaining that this weekend be entirely devoted to Christmas knitting. Apparently he had not. After a few huffs, puffs and evil glares (from both of us) we went our separate ways. He to the back yard for a little John Deere mowing time. I sequestered myself in my knitting room and knit until my fingers felt like they were broken. Granted, a few "me" projects made their way into the Christmas knitting queue. That was to be expected. I'm a selfish knitter to the bone. Spending an entire day without working on something for myself would probably end in a tantrum. I found out yesterday that unselfish knitting is not the only thing that will throw me into a fit. It seems my hubby trying to make me pick up dog poo instead of knitting will do it as well. It took me a long time to get all the stitches back on the needle after I threw my WIP across the desk. Where is this anger coming from? Aah that's right....I quit smoking two+ months ago. Good for the health...not so good for the demeanor. I knew my mood had gone a bit too far down the bitch path when later in the day Hubby asked me to help him with something. I thought I had very nicely said, "Sure no problem". Turns out it came out of my mouth a little differently because his response was, "Maybe we should do it tomorrow when you like me a little more". Poor Poor Hubby. I guess he's now learned the hard way that knitting ALWAYS trumps chores. He'll forgive me when he wears his lovely new mittens on Christmas Day.
Making For: Neglected Hubbs
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease

Yarn: Universal Yarn Classic Tapestry Worsted
Making For: My Niece, Gracie
Pattern: Chevron Scarf
Yarn: Knit Picks Memories - don't remember the colourways
Making For: Me

Pattern: Koolhaas
Yarn: Malabrigo, Terracotta
Making For: Me

Monday, December 01, 2008

Well Hello Ladies, Did You Miss Me?

A good friend of mine kindly pointed out today that I haven't blogged since my birthday. Even though I feel a little guilty for my brief departure from the blogging world, I don't come back to you empty handed. Don't get me wrong....I do realize that in three months time, I should be able to produce more than a hat and a scarf. Unfortunately, my knitting mojo has been sitting in a drawer these past few months and I've had to drag it out kicking and screaming. The good news is that I'm very pleased with the two items I've managed to finish. The even better news is that I'm 99% certain my knitting slump is officially over.

Pattern: Cabled Beret (Ravelry link), Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine
Yarn: Cascade 220, One Skein
Mods: Due to serious yarn shortage issues I had to cut out approx 9 rows towards the end of the pattern. I really don't think it made that much of a difference and I am still VERY pleased with the finished item. I will wear this many times in the cold days to come.

Pattern: Chevron Scarf, Domesticrafts
Yarn: Random colourways from Claudia Handpainted and KPPPM
Mods: None...this pattern is practically perfect in every way
Made for: My lovely Mum

Stay tuned for more knitty's going to be a very busy December

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Happy Birthday To Me

My hubby thinks he's terrible at buying birthday presents. I beg to differ.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

So You've Settled Down Then?

No, I have not. I had no idea it would take such a long time to feel at home in our new place. I'm sure it's due in part to the lack of furniture acquisition. Is it really that hard to select a couch and a dining room table? For me, yes. We found a couch, fell in love, had it delivered and immediately realized it was too small. Drat. We went looking yesterday for a replacement but there was nothing that tickled my fancy. My Mother-In-Law has offered us her couch. She's ready for a new one and knows we've always loved her sectional. It's a little too long on one side but I think I could live with that.'s a free couch. I did have luck finding a loveseat for my library/music room. It is by far the most beautiful little loveseat I've ever seen. It was love at first sight.

To date, it is the only thing worth swooning over in this room. I have yet to buy book shelves or lamps or end tables or art or ANYTHING to make this room a habitable place. All in good time.

In knitting news, the world has been a mightly desolate place. I have knit approximately 30 minutes worth in the past month. It's shameful. I've been in such a funk since moving in the house and the thought of picking up my sticks and paying attention to something has been too much for my brain to handle. I don't know why I'm being so dramatic about this move. I should be elated that I have this beautiful new home with so many design possibilities. Day by day I'm starting to settle in a little more. I gave myself a kick in the arse yesterday and decided that I'm being a big baby and need to enjoy this transition in my life. There. Drama over. It's that easy, right?
To celebrate this newfound optimisim, here are a few pictures of my favourite back garden.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Cardi Knitters Unite

If you haven't already seen it, the new Vogue Knitting is a beaut. There are pages after pages of fabulous cardigans. The kind that make me go all warm inside. I've made some serious progress on a cardi of my own. The February Lady Sweater is a joy to knit. The Cascade 220 is a tad rough but think it will do well in a nice, soapy bath. It's longer now than in the photo. I always get nervous when I know I'm nearing the end. I'm never sure if I've made it too long or too short. I try it on but my heart still does a flutter when I'm binding off. All is moving along with the new home. I'm not so far as painting but I did install my very first door knob. I'm quite the handywoman you know. Although I'm told I still need to work on my laundry skills. All in good time.February Lady Sweater

Friday, July 25, 2008

I don't really give a rat's behind. I'm moving in. I'm tired of living in a van down by the river!

Well friends, it's done. My townhouse is sold and hubby and I are the proud owners of a new home. I've been doing a happy dance ever since I got the phone call to say everything was finalized. Hubby didn't hoot and holler until he had the keys in his hand. Then I got to see his happy dance. I ran through the house like a 5-year old and then laid in my beautiful grassy back garden and stared up at the clouds. The seller left us a wonderful note to tell us the neighbours names and even told us not to worry about the big dog next door (his name is George) because he's ever so friendly. She wished us many happy years in our new home. What a lovely thing to do.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Movin' On Up?

I preface this post by informing you that I started my monthly visit with Auntie Flo this morning, so it's likely I'm a bit more emotional than usual. That said.....

Pardon my french, but this moving business is quite shitty. I have lived in my townhouse for almost eight years. It is the only place I've lived (since I moved away from home at 18) that I've found peace, quiet and security. Leaving that to go not only to a new house, but a new neighborhood as well, is quite the shock to my system. We haven't moved in yet, but I am already starting to feel the emotions of leaving my home and starting a new one. As we did our final walk through today, I discovered that my next door neighbour is an incredibly large Bull Mastiff. He greeted me by standing against the fence and poking his head over (He's taller than me!!!).He then proceeded to announce his presence by loudly barking. I can only imagine how my two little mutts will react to this. I see a barking war in the near future. Unless my dogs are such chicken shits that they immediately run inside. That's the option I'm hoping for. I'm also hoping that the monster dog does not bark all the time. I have a small anxiety issue when it comes to things like this and I know I need to find a way to try not to worry about things I cannot control. Maybe this beast is a life test for me. On the other side of the worry fence, our closing is possibly (most likely) going to be delayed due to the buyer of my buyer's home. Their docs are not yet at the title company and that transaction must close before the sale of my townhouse can go through. The purchase of our new home cannot close until the sale of my townhouse goes through. And the dominos tumble. I'm trying to keep hope alive and send positive vibes and what not out to the universe (I've watched 'The Secret' several times). It just gets tough to be optimistic sometimes. The thing that keeps me going is knowing that once we've moved in, we get to spend some money on new furniture. Shopping always has a way of lifting one's spirits.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Mamma Mia

Since I'm a slacker knitter and still have no finished object photos to show you, today I'd like to show off the work of my Mum, Lorraine. She is my knitting heroine. She's full of knitty wisdom, her cables are second to none, and she knits so fast you can see smoke coming off her needles. She's an underarm knitter. I've tried it several times, but it felt really funky and made me feel like I was born with a deformed right arm that's several inches shorter than my left arm. Mum doesn't at all look like that when she knits. I, on the other hand, was in serious risk of having my right shoulder become permanently higher than my left because of the way I contorted my body while knitting.
I wish I had photos of her many knitted goods from when I was a child. They are truly cabled bliss. Seriously. It's like Medusa's head snakes formed themselves into a sweater. I do however have a photo of the Clapotis she recently finished. Proudly I tell you that she started it due to inspiration from the one I made for my Sissy. My Mum is fantastic. I love her so very much.

A pair of eyes
That are brighter than the summer sky
When you see them, you'll realize
Why I love my sweet lorraine.
Sweet Lorraine - Nat King Cole

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Fat Lady Aint Singin' Yet

It's almost over. 2 more will all be over in 2 weeks. I have a feeling this will be the longest 2 weeks I've ever experienced. We're almost done because......WE FOUND A HOUSE!!!!!!! The seller even agreed to close on the same day my house sale is closing. So no short-term housing for me. You have no idea how relieved I am. I watch "Intervention" on A&E a lot. A lot of the addicts stay in extended-stay hotels when one of their family members kicks them down some cash. I didn't want to be staying next door to Crackhead Connie and her friend Heroin Helen. Now I don't have to! WOO HOO!!!! The house we found is perfect with the exception of the master bedroom. It's a little small, but the 4th bedroom is next door so essentially we could break through the wall and create a master suite. The absolute best part about this house is this......


This will be my knitting room. Look at the built in shelves and workspace. I'm pretty sure this room was made to be mine! I cannot wait to move in my books and stash! I also can't wait to rip down that frilly thing hanging over the window. I'd really like to paint the room but I'm a terrible decorator. So I have no idea what would look good. Any thoughts?

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Ah, Please To Forgive Me. I Am Ashamed.

I have been a bad, bad blogger. One might think I'd forgotten my website address. One might also think that after such a long absence, I would at least have knitting content to display. Think again. I haven't forgotten my blog address and have zippo knitting to show you. I've had my house on the market for the past year and I finally got an offer at the end of June. The close date is set for July 24th so I have to find a new home by then. It's not looking good. I fell in love with a house, only to find that I couldn't afford it. All the other houses I've looked at have paled in comparison. Much to my dismay, it appears I will be looking into some short-term housing. Blah. I don't want to live in an apartment or {gasp} an extended-stay hotel. Needless to say, I have been stressed. Actually, stressed doesn't even begin to describe what I've been feeling. My hair is dull and stringy. I have more pimples than a 15-year old boy. I have round the clock anxiety. I eat as rarely as Mary Kate Olson. To sum it up, I'm a hot mess. I do have semi-finished and believe it or not, actual finished knitty items. I just don't have photos for you yet. Soon, I promise. I will redeem myself. I will at least leave you with some photos of non-knitty content. Here's a few things that put a smile on my face during this stress filled period of my life.

(From left to right (top row first))

1. I think that's in Cornwall, England.
2. My Mum stroking a swine in Seattle. (Sounds like the start of a limerick doesn't it?)
3. My gorgeous nieces
4. My Uncle Mark (In England) holding hostage the bags of Monster Munch Crisps he was supposed to send me (I can't buy them here in AZ)
5. Hubby tormenting the oh so neurotic, Chopper (he'll likely need therapy for this incident)
6. My darling little Izzy
7. Fabulous friends with me on my birthday
8. The loves of my life
9. Yet another love of my life, Artyarns Regal Silk {shiver}

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Chevron Stole My Heart

Ask me how much I love this scarf? Bunches. Gobs. Loads. Oodles. I'm going to visit my Mum this weekend and I shall be going to The Fiber Shop to purchase more Chevron scarf yarn. At this rate, come Winter, I'll have a scarf for every day of the week. Fine by me!

Chevron Scarf II

Monday, June 16, 2008

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

I have 4 skeins of Karabella Aurora 8 that are begging to be a scarf. These are my first ever skeins of Aurora 8 and I'm amazed by how seriously soft this wool is. I want to roll in it. Trouble is, every pattern I try doesn't seem to do this gorgeous yarn justice. So far I've tried an Irish Hiking Scarf, Sharfik and a Karaoke Cable scarf and they've all left me disappointed. I'm partial to cables for this yarn because they really pop, but I'm limited in my choices because I only have 392 yards. Any suggestions?

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Son of a Stitch Marker!!!

I just noticed that on either side of the lace pattern running up the sides of Alisa are...wait for it....LADDERS!!! I thought those only happened on dpn's? Obviously not. For a while I couldn't wrap my mind around what was causing it. Then the lightbulb went off (okay so it didn't go off until I googled "ladders stitch markers"). The stitch markers I'm using are too thick and therefore causing ladders at each respective point in the knitting. I have gone too far in this pattern to frog back. I'm so upset. No, I'm more than upset. I'm really effing pissed off!!!! Damn damn damn damn damn!!!! If I was telling this story at work, this is the point where a non-knitter would say, "I thought you said knitting was relaxing?".


By the way....the photo doesn't do these ladders justice. They are much larger and uglier up close and personal.

Focus On Your Craft One Time

Something amazing happened this weekend. I committed myself to one project. Generally I knit a few hours on one project, get bored and then turn my attention to another project. It's a bad habit, but it's the way I am. I've accepted this. Yesterday I turned over a new leaf. It won't last long but I'm taking advantage of the temporary change in my ways. It's allowed me to get a lot done on Alisa. I'm quite pleased with this knit. I had a setback in the beginning because I cast on for the small and it was quickly apparent it would be far too big. I begrudgingly frogged it and cast on for the x-small. Now I'm worried it's going to be too small. There's no way I'm frogging it again so I'm just going to cross my fingers that it fits. Or hope that I lose 5 pounds and then it'll fit regardless of whether I've knit a size that's slightly too small.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Meme on Monday

My hands are feeling slightly tired and sore tonight so I didn't get a lot of knitting done. It's too bad, because I had a lovely surprise from the Post Man at work. More yarn to add to my lifetime supply. Today's addition was 6 Skeins of Knitpicks Cotlin for the Alisa pattern. I cast on for it when I got home but the cottony/linen blend was just too much for my aging hands to handle. So I played Guitar Hero instead. That decision doesn't make an awful lot of sense. Guitar Hero takes a toll of my hands as well. But damn it I love this game. I'm such a 14 year old inside. I'm now taking a break from my Rockstar dreams and am happily playing along with the meme I was tagged with by Knittymuggins.

The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago? 10 years ago I was not in a good place in my life. I had left my husband and was trying it on my own in the most god-awful apartment I've ever lived in. I had neighbours above, below, and on either side of me. Every single one of them were noisy and disrespectful. The only thing that made it livable was my darling little Meggie Moo. She was almost 2-years old and she made that awful place bearable. She was and still is the light of my life.

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order)? (My list is for tomorrow since today is almost over)
Pay Bills (blechhhh!)
Stop at the grocery store after work (double blechhh)
Put Guitar Hero away and get some knitting done
Make a Doctor's appointment for my allergies
Veg on the couch the entire evening (after getting above said knitting done!)

3. Snacks I enjoy: Tillamook Extra-Sharp cheddar cheese on Triscuits with Jalapeno Tabasco sauce (OMG you must try this), Cadbury's Creme Eggs (Heaven...sheer heaven), Poore Brothers Salt & Vinegar Crisps (the key is to eat so many that the inside of your cheeks pucker).

4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire: Wow...better question would be "What wouldn't I do?". I'd get a leeetle bit of plastic surgery (my thighs and bum need some serious cottage cheese repair), buy a fabulous car and then I'd pack up all my lovely new couture clothes, buy a gorgeous cottage with lush gardens in Derbyshire, England, and knit the rest of my days away. Oh...and I've always wanted a Slush Puppie machine. You know the old school kind with the spinning white dog on the top and the syrup flavours you pump yourself. The green was my ABSOLUTE favourite but the old hag cashier used to yell at me..."3 pumps girl, you're only allowed 3 pumps. I disobeyed her warnings every single time.

5. Places I have lived: Chapeltown, England......Pella, IA......Prescott, AZ....Phoenix, AZ. I hope to be able to add more to that list at some point in my future.

6. Jobs I’ve had:
Cashier at Payless Shoe Store. Holy God I hated this job. I've never seen so many people bring stolen shoes back to a store to try and get a refund.

Maid at a Hotel - The things people do to the beds in hotels is abominable. Ever since this job I have brought my own bedding with me to hotels.
Senior Loan Processor & Underwriter - I've been in this profession since 1993. I used to say without a doubt that I loved my job. At the end of every day I came home with a sense of worth and accomplishment. Since the credit crisis, I find it a chore to drag myself out of bed every morning and the hours drag on and on. Our production has slowed almost to a halt and I so wish for the days when being at work was a joy.

7. Peeps I want to know more about: I want to know more about everyone. I love to hear people's stories and especially love to see people's photographs.

I'm not going to follow the rules on this and tag people. Anyone who wants to play my guest. Send me a note if you do play, so I can be nosy and stalk your page.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Stripes O' The Irish

I love this pattern. I love these colours. I love finishing. It was a good day.
Yarn: Universal Yarn Worsted - 2 skeins

Thursday, May 29, 2008

As Seen On TV

I think this is the same hat Mia Michaels was wearing during the 1st episode this season of "So You Think You Can Dance". It's from Urban Outfitters. I wish I knew how write out a pattern just from looking at something. This hat is so cute and I fell in love with it when I saw it on the show. I've looked in my stitch dictionary for a similar lace pattern but couldn't find anything. Any ideas? I want this hat. Let me rephrase. I want to knit this hat. I don't want to pay $25.00 for something I could potentially make myself. Besides, they only have it in this colour and I want to make it in my new Cascade 220 Heather Tweed. Oooh or maybe my new Malabrigo. I just got goosebumps from the mental picture of how pretty it would be!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I Fill Up at Chevron

I can't stop! This one reminds me of flames or a sunset. It reminds my hubby of Halloween. It's freaking sweet. It wasn't always this purty though. The red/black skein is the original intended colour. The orange is not. The skein I'd planned on using with the red/black is a beautiful mix of teal, tan, light blue and white. Can you imagine? That paired with the red/black? Gorgeous. No, not so much.

It reminds me of a Navajo blanket. There's just far too much going on for it to be pretty. The Halloween Fire Sunset is much easier on the eyes. I just don't like what the dark yarn is doing to my poor needles.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Aaah Chevrons

So so so so so so pretty. I love this pattern so much. The one on the top still needs to be blocked, but I couldn't resist posting a photo. The one on the bottom is an experiment in colour. My daughter thinks it's ugly. I think it's got a little Dr. Seuss flair to it. Next up will be another in two different colours of Claudia Handpainted, just purchased over the weekend. My poor Central Park Hoodie and Hexacomb Cardi may never see the light of day and I don't even feel guilty. This pattern is way too much fun!
Yarn: (#1) Claudia Hand Painted
(#2) Patons 4-ply Cotton

Friday, May 23, 2008

Praise the UPS Man

I've been having a very emotional day. The PMS monster has engulfed me. I cried 3 times and shouted at my lovely hubby before I even left the house this morning. In the moment, I was SURE I had ample reasons to be so upset. It felt as though the entire world was out to get me and I had decided everyone around me was completely irritated with me. To top it all off, it took some incredible maneuvering to get my jeans to button. On the way to work I realized this wasn't the case at all. I'm just in the midst of a horrible PMS attack. Once I got to work the day didn't get much better. There wasn't much to do so I spent a good part of the day reading news stories. The same stories. Over and over. Around 12:30pm I was granted a reprieve from my day o' emotion and boredom, when the blessed UPS man walked through the door.

This is my much anticipated Malabrigo in Terracotta and Verdes. It certainly lives up to it's reputation of being supremely yummy. I could, however, live with out the blast of eau de massengill that shot up my nose when I took it out of the bag. Damn, that must have been a big ass vat of vinegar they dyed these skeins in. I'm sure it will come out when washed do I wash it before I knit with it or after? I'm not so sure I could stand to knit with it smelling like it does. It's pretty freaking bad. That aside, I'm so glad I ordered this wool. It's going to knit up beautifully. I'm going to visit my Mum this weekend and I can't decide if I want to start something new with the Malabrigo or the 220 I got yesterday. I really should only take WIPs with me but I know myself...I won't. The pull of a new project is too great. I'm dreading driving to my Mum's though because the traffic on the way is always atrocious on holiday weekends. I usually avoid it and stay home but as emotional as I've been these past two days, I really need some Mummy time. So I'm braving the congested roads and making the trek up the mountain.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I'm Down With the Brizzown

I love the UPS guy. He brings me lovely presents to relieve the stress of a hectic work day. He's supposed to bring me one tomorrow as well. He's awesome.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

And All You Gain and All You Make

I truly am a Yarn Ho. I can't stop myself from buying it. It's the damn sales. No, no, that's a lie. I don't just buy it on sale. I buy it full price as well. Do they have rehab for yarn addicts? I probably need to go. Maybe it's like one of those celebrity rehabs and I can get massages and play tennis day after day, while healing my addictions? Sounds alright to me. As long as I can sneak in my knitting.

In the past week I have purchased quite a bit of yarn. Some came from the local yarn shops in Prescott and some was ordered online and hasn't yet been delivered. (The anticipation is killing me!!).

These were purchased at an lys. I also bought two skeins of Claudia Handpainted (YUMmy!!).

On it's way to me from Yarnzilla are 4 skeins of Malabrigo. Two in Verdes and two in Terracotta. Regular price $11.95. Sale price $7.17. YOWZA!!!! These will be my first skeins of Malabrigo and I'm so incredibly excited for them to arrive. From what I've heard, it's heaven to knit with this wool.

From Webs, I'm patiently waiting for multiple skeins of Cascade 220. Regular price $7.00. Sale price $4.89. See....there's no way I could pass that up. 1 skein Heather Tweed. 1 skein Doeskin Heather. 3 skeins Celery. 2 skeins lime heather. 4 skeins Summer Sky Heather.

The Celery is most likely going to be for another Wicked Sweater. This time with a pocket. Green is one of my favourite colours and I think the celery is such a lovely shade. The lime heather will end up as Koolhaas or maybe I'll make Koolhaas out of the Malabrigo and the lime heather can be an Irish Hiking Scarf? Ooooh that's a good idea!! What do you think? The Doeskin Heather is for Gretel from Ysolda. Lovely pattern. I haven't made one yet but have been coveting it for quite some time. The Summer Sky Heather is for Zephyrstyle's 28Thirty
Yes, it's likely that I will be 84 years old when I complete all these projects.
In the midst of this shopping frenzy, I have actually been knitting. If I was a good knitter, I would be working on my Hexacomb Cardigan. Since I'm actually quite naughty, I haven't touched it. Instead I've been working on the Central Park Hoodie. I'm knitting it with Cascade 220 Superwash that I bought from Webs. It's a lovely colour named Turtle and I'm really enjoying both the yarn and the pattern.

Next up is the Chevron Scarf from Domesticrafts. What a fun project...and the Claudia's Handpainted Yarn is wonderful. It's so soft and the colours are effing gorgeous!!

And last but certainly not least, I actually finished something. My 11-year old Niece, Ashleigh, has been wanting me to knit her shrug for quite some time. I finally got off my lazy arse and made her one. She picked out the colours and I hope she enjoys it.

Pattern: One Skein Wonder by Glampyre

Yarn: Random acrylic (I know...I know...don't judge me) ;)

Phew...this post was exhausting. I should blog more regularly and then I won't have the post that went round the world and back.
Happy Knitting!!