Wednesday, February 28, 2007

I'm back, knitting, leaving again...

Wow, it has been a busy month. Miami was sunny, warm and a lot of fun. It is a business/leisure trip my hubby and I take every year. here are a few pics.....

we had trouble getting back home with the storm along the east coast a few weeks ago but finally made it luggage and all! Some had to spend the night in the airport but we were able to catch the last flight out, arrived home at 3am, 1 degree outside and a driveway that plugged shut with about 2 feet of snow. Hubby had to wade into the house and get dressed, warm up the tractor and plow!

I have been knitting..... yes and with finished sweaters to show you!

Here's the set from the previous post.
You can click on the pics to get a larger view

and then......I started this about 4 days ago and finished it up last night. It's top down with cables. I used bernat baby softee in a new ombre color they have out called tutti fruitti . When I saw the color I just had to make something right away and this pattern has been on my to-do pile. I will be making this one again!
and a shot of the back.
I added the I-cord instead of the twisted cord, my first time knitting an I-cord, easy, here's the link I used for the how-to.
the pattern also has a bonnet, booties and mittens that have the same cable theme on each of them. I just haven't decided if I want to add those to the set.
I am leaving for Florida again, this time to Orlando! My daughter is attending a work conference at a luxurious resort and she invited me to meet her there and spend some wonderful time together, hey, while she's at the conference, I'll be poolside! We are staying 2 extra days just to have fun! and I will get to celebrate my b-day too!
I plan on bringing some knitting along just have to decide what?
I'll be back .............and hopefully spring will be here too!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

snowed in & knitting!

The weather has been VERY cold here 2 degrees this am. There's blowing drifting snow with white outs, schools have been closed etc. My husband gets out just long enough to plow all the neighorhood driveways and remove snow from around the fire hydrants, what would we do without him?

anyway, this has allowed me to knit and knit, here is the 2nd Cabled Baby Jacket and a hat to match! Love this pattern! oh and I forgot the buttons yet again! I guess I was so anxious to cast on another baby sweater!

This yarn is not the softest, so in the washer it goes with the hat hoping it softens up!

So I cast on this fun top down design last night, it goes so fast!

I should have enough yarn left for the bonnet and booties.

The pattern is in this book: First Steps in Knitting by American School of Needlework, pattern by Mary Thomas.
I do not work the yo, K2 tog beading row ( supposed to thread thru ribbon), I just plain knit the 3 rows, oh and I add a buttonhole on the 2nd row.

I am leaving for Miami in the morning, 1 week of sun and warmth, we hope anyway, after this past week we are READY!