Sunday, November 27, 2005

What's up?

Sorry I haven't posted. I've been crocheting and knitting and putting up Christmas decorations. I'll try to post some pics and more later tonite. Oh, the best thing is I have three new knitting books!!! Check out my crochet blog as well at Wool & Flax/Rosey Dreams "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize." I Corinthians 9:24 Knit into Him, Rebecca

Friday, November 18, 2005

Beware of sharp pointy sticks!

I've taken the plunge people. Into the world of double points I made my first foray. I came to the knowledge that all three of my munchkins were getting chapped hands from playing outside in the cold weather. So I determined to overcome my unfounded fear of DP's and cast on immediately to make my oldest the first pair of mittens. I'm using some wool I kool-aid dyed last spring. I was able to finish one except for the thumb last night. Sorry about the bad color on the first pic. The blue raspberry/cherry is for my oldest of course. The orange/blue raspberry/lime is for my baby boy. The youngest will get the lavender Denimstyle I already started her scarf in. This is a pretty lazy morning but the day won't stay that way for sure. Today is payday for hubby so I've got to pay bills, grocery shop, clean house, do laundry, and KNIT! I mean come on, duh, of course I'll make time to knit. I've got to get the thumb on that mitten afterall. TR does not see the need for a thumbless mitten, she will not be convinced no matter how mommy pleads and conives. I admit it. I'm afraid of butchering that mitten thumb. I may just make the other mitten first, then do the thumbs together, that wouldn't break any mitten rules would it? Not that I really care anyway, just trying to be polite and all. My poor baby is laid up for a few days, he managed to cut his foot yesterday really bad. He brought his footsie down on the jagged edge of a can lid, right between his toes. It cut pretty deep but his daddy didn't think stitches would work so we bandaged it up and elevated it all day yesterday. My mom who is a nurse checked it last night and said to keep him off it during the weekend and keep an eye on it. So he's being pampered in my recliner with food, books, and movies. He doesn't look too upset about the prospect does he? The girls goofin off as normal. You can't tell by her grin now that the youngest totally puked spaghetti all over her bed last night, can ya? lol. ....just part and parcel of being a mom. Gotta love them all the time no matter how much they manage to stink up the house!! LOL Ahhhhhh.....I love 'em. "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power and a sound mind." II Timothy 1:7 Knit into Him, Rebecca

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The MD is finished!!!

Here she is, in all her glory.... "I'm ready for my close-up." Now I'm haunting my inbox waiting for my ZigZag scarf pattern which I think I'm making for TR but it might end up being for my brother for Christmas. Thankfully only my little sister reads my blog! :) Then as soon as I get this yarn: I can start on Billy's scarf and then soon after, his matching hat. While I'm waiting on the pattern and yarn, I'm working on TR's Christmas shrug and the Cardigan Grand Plan Capelet from the Spring '05 Interweave Knits. Last night I had Billy unravel a poncho I made last winter right after Christmas. I was sick of the thing, it looked more like a lacey skirt than anything. So I'm using that yarn, a ton of wool-ease in blue heather and about 4 balls of RH Tiki in blues. I think I'm gonna try some colorwork for the first time and work in a little bit of navy wool-ease as well. Say a prayer for me!! No new progress on the BO scarf. I've decided to frog it and go buy some bamboo 10's before I start it again, so it's on hold maybe till after the holidays if I get too swamped. "From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked." Luke 12:48b Knit into Him, Rebecca

Friday, November 11, 2005

I need to go to bed.

But my bed is absolutely covered in the mountain of laundry that I got done today but didn't get around to folding. Today was crazy and I could not have gotten to whatever time it is now without you Jesus. I woke up with hungry kids pulling at my jammies and managed to screw up the oatmeal while trying to write checks to pay the bills. Tossed out the oatmeal and sent hubby to the store for hotdogs since it was almost 11am anyway. Yes, I slept till almost 9am. That's really late for me but hubby and I have been staying up late watching movies lately so I'm dragging during the day due to lack of shut-eye. And whose fault is that? I know, no one to blame but myself. But I do hate going to bed without him, I just don't sleep well, know what I mean? Anyway back to my day.... I went out to the mailbox to mail the checks, (not knowing today was veteran's day and there would be no mail!) and found a note from the landlord saying he would be there at 3:45pm with the pest control guy for the quarterly treatment. I blew a fuse. My house needed a thorough cleaning and now I had even less time and more work!! This exterminator requires ALL CABINETS IN THE KITCHEN AND BATHROOMS TO BE TOTALLY EMPTY!!! This means all the food, all the dishes, all the drawers, all the linens, it's a HUGE job that usually takes me hours alone. Fortunately today I had my munchkins and hubby helping me and managed to get it all done with about 35 minutes to spare. Then I relaxed, let the kids play outside and waited....4 hours before I can put stuff back in the cabinets.....went grocery shopping with 3 hungry munchkins, spent too much, didn't get to buy any yarn, figured out how to buy a birthday gift in front of the birthday girl without her seeing it, came home, put the cold stuff in the fridge, grabbed a wine cooler, brushed the kids' teeth, read the Bible to them, prayed and kissed them goodnight. Now I'm totally bushed, too tired to even knit on the MD and definately too tired to fold that mountainous heap of clean laundry on my bed. Maybe I should just collapse on top of it and imagine it's all merino, silk, alpaca and cashmere yarns caressing my skin as I dream...............oh but the dissapointment I will feel when I wake!! Someday I will have a $50.00 weekly yarn budget....okay now I'm dreaming. Please don't wake me up, I might turn on ya! LOL G'night. "All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty." Proverbs 14:23 Knit into Him, Rebecca

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Progress ....I'm in love.....

okay here's the subject of my love affair the Multidirectional scarf to be henceforth referred to as MD, cause I'm sick of typing that out! Isn't she a beauty?!! Can't to see how long she is with both balls of merino. I plan on finishing this Saturday night during Moms' Night Out. Movies, knitting and food. Ahhh...the perfect end to my week. Also in the works is my Branching Out lace scarf, henceforth to be referred to as the BO for the same reason as the MD. I'm using Debbie Bliss Merino DK in a lavender shade that I got on sale at my LYS. I'm really praying that blocking really works some magic on this. I knew I should have grabbed my 10's instead of 8's. What do you think? Will it be okay or should I frog it and start over with 10's? To end my post tonite I leave you with a picture of my munchkins. TR is the oldest, almost 7. Then comes my WT who is nearing the ripe old age of 4.5 years. And my baby, TJ just turned 3 on the 7th. I know I'm biased but I happen to think they are pretty darn cute!! Oh and sorry about the glare. "Reckless words pierce like a sword but the tongue of the wise brings healing." Proverbs 12:18 Knit into Him, Rebecca

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

I just could not wait to show you!

Here is what I've done so far on my Multidirectional Scarf, Isn't this wool just yummy? It's Merino Worsted from handpaintedyarn.com. I adore their yarns!! This is turning out to be soooooo much easier than i had imagined! "She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks." Proverbs 31:17 Knit into Him, Rebecca

I'm such a joiner.

With all the projects I've got going right now and need to finish before Christmas, you'd think I wouldn't dare add anything else, right? WRONG. I went and joined 2, did you hear me, TWO knit-alongs today for scarves. Of course, one of them will be a gift for one of my sil's and the other will match my fingerless gloves. So I'm totally okay with adding to my already HUGE list of projects. Yeah right. Oh well. I'm so already enjoying both of them. Yeah I cast on for two different scarves today as well as knitted on Tabi's shrug and her Waterlily shawl. Oh I really want to post pics but will wait till tomorrow and tantalize my readers with thoughts of lace and triangles? hehe "In his heart, a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps." Proverbs 16:9 Knit into Him, Rebecca

Monday, November 07, 2005

Moving this over from the old blog.

{this was dated Saturday, November 5th} I'm finally posting something worth looking at! Whoopee! Okay the first finished project was this bow-knot scarf and 5 petal flower. I still have finish work to do on this but I tend to put that off as long as I can...hehe. Oh and I made this on #6 needles with wool-ease in natural heather and a wool laceweight yarn I got in a swap with Lynlee. This scarf is my tithe. I decided to either give every 10th item I knit, or the proceeds from it as tithe on my knitting. This was the first thing in months I've done so I'm starting with it since the tithe is the FIRST 10%. The next project was a scarf for my 4 yr old son. He wanted orange to go with his camo coat and hat so orange he got! He actually went with me to Michael's and picked out the wool-ease T&Q himself. This was my first time to get to use this yarn and it worked up so soft and cushy!! Hubby wants a sweater out of it next....we'll see. I designed it as I went and was pretty happy about how it turned out. I chose the spiral rib from one of my knitting books as inspiration. Next is a soft bow-knot scarf with some of my own variations for my youngest who will be 3 on monday. I'm using Bernat Denimstyle and doing a 2x2 rib for the stretch and cushy factor. This will be done this weekend probably. I also got this purse seamed up so I could use it. It's made from one of my favorite yarns to use, Lionbrand Landscapes Last night I cast on for a shrug for Tabi to wear in Christmas pictures. She and Trin will have matching ones except for Tabi's being trimmed in pink Disco and Trin's in the purple Disco. The other yarn is just RH. I wanted it to be completely machine washable and dryable since my kids are so dirt-prone!! I've got a few more to post on but I'll save them for later since my kids are clamoring for a snack and it's time for Tabi's riding lesson. "For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks." Matthew 12:33 Knit into Him, Rebecca

And so the saga begins.....

I'm trying to get started blogging again but for my knitting projects not my crochet. I think I like this template so I'll stick with it for now. I'll be moving my lone post from the other knitting blog over momentarily and then I'm set to go. Can't wait to add all the fun stuff, you know like buttons and the percentage bars and such. Anyway more coming soon cause my needles are about to send up sparks!! LOL "Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." Proverbs 16:24 Knit into Him, Rebecca