August 28, 2005
Has been wound back into balls and the new baby pullover is this:
Although I've actually got one sleeve, the body and the cuff of the second sleeve done. Luckily the baby shower isn't for a couple weeks still. Of course I have another pregnant friend (found out on Friday) so I think I'll knit them one of the stuffed animals from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. They are so cute (there is a bunny, a bear, and an elephant).
And in the saga of the engagement ring.... I am finally done. Here is the current and final ring:
It doesn't stick up as far as the first one and I'm quite happy with it!
August 21, 2005
#2. Cigar Gloves for my Fiance for our anniversary on Sept 29th
#3 Broken Rib Scarf for my Fiance for our anniversary on Sept 29th
#4 Jessie's Sweater from Stitch N' Bitch for my Dad... was actually supposed to be a Birthday present in April so I feel like this should be next on my list after the 3 above projects which need to be done ASAP.
Then I can get back to my Belly Sweater and make it a normal sweater (as soon as my extra ball of yarn shows up).
August 17, 2005
So I figured what the hell... I'll email them and ask if they have a ball hidden somewhere just waiting for me. Mariana replied that she would check with the dyers and see if they had some. Very quickly she got back to me that they have 3 hanks and how many would I like? This makes me very happy... I wasn't in the mood to tear apart a nearly complete sweater and start something else :) So if you've been on the fence about ordering yarn from them.... go for it :)
August 15, 2005
Finished my Cigar Gloves. With a few modications... shorter cuff, different stripe, and no fingers:
And now my fiance loves them and wants a pair. So I'm making him a pair for our anniversary next month (10 years!):
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran yarn
August 08, 2005
You Are a Plain Ole Cup of Joe
But don't think plain - instead think, uncomplicated
August 07, 2005
The construction is a bit odd (it is a Teva design afterall) The lower part was knit in a strip and the top part was picked up and knit... adding more stitches along the way to create the sleeves. So the sleeves are knit at the same time.
The knitting is a bit slow going because each row is so long... but I'm to the point where I need to knit the collar... So about half way there. The handpaintedyarn.com 6 ply merino I'm using is awesome. Love the color variation and the softness of the yarn. If I weren't doing so well with my yarn diet I'd be buying more of it right now :)
And here's my first modified Cigar glove. I decided to just go fingerless rather than knit the last two full fingers. That way these will make great photography gloves. I can do everything (load film, focus, grip the camera) without having to take my gloves off.
That should come in handy next month when we go to Yosemite (for our 10 year anniversary!!). I'm looking forward to the trip. Haven't been out there in years.
1. He proposes and gives me a green sapphire (what I wanted) on a plain white gold band so I can pick the final setting.
2. I pick a setting and get the stone put in:
but it sticks up too high and gets caught on my clothes, in my hair, etc... So I find another setting and leave the stone.
3. I get a call from the jeweler. They chipped the sapphire.
4. We go back in today and pick a new stone (smaller this time since I thought the first one was a bit big... but kept it because he picked it out) and yet another setting.
5. Next weekend I should be able to pick up the final ring.