mama knits!

(when they let her...)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Shetland Triangle and a Monkey

Well, a partial Monkey anyway! I'm still trying to decide if I want to stop the leg here, or try one more repeat. I'm using STR lightweight in Henpecked.

So, after I had the book for over a year, I'm finally starting a Shetland Triangle. I just couldn't decide on a yarn, but finally I ordered some Cashmere/Silk from Colourmart. I think it was a cobweb weight, but I had them wind it as 6 plys.

So far everythings going fine and it took a day to get this much done. I know that will change as the rows get longer, but that's ok. I just want to finish it before the baby comes. Lace knitting doesn't seem like it would be a good idea with a newborn.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

What Day is Today?

Today is Mothers Day...

No pictures of him with me, but he had lots of fun with DH's mom at the park behind her house. He even got to go down the covered slide by himself for the first time.

(sorry! I watch a lot of Nick at Night, and every time I think of Mothers Day, that darn song the little boys on Full House sing gets stuck in my head...)

Thursday, May 10, 2007

mmmmm.....Sea Silk...

I've been wanting to try this for a while now, but somehow managed some self control (where's that self control when sock yarn is involved??). But all the shops have been having the larger 150g skeins, so I finally gave in. Now to figure out what to knit.... I want to make a Shetland Triangle first, so I have a while to think about it.

This week I also received a box from my SP10 pal.

Yummy Royal Bamboo (this stuff feels soooo much softer than the SWTC bamboo!) and a pretty bag filled with bath stuff.

I love the fruity scents in the summer! And I think the bag will be put to good use holding socks or other small things in my knitting bag.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Knitty Goodies

My final Knitty SP package arrived this week, and this time it was all blue!

I think the Supermerino will become something for the baby... a hat or socks, not sure yet.

And inside the little bag were the tiniest stitch markers! Now I really need to find a sock pattern that needs markers so I can use them.

Thank you SP!