Sunday, March 14, 2010

Knitting Fever

Hey Y'all,

Well, instead of spring fever, I think I have knitting fever, which is quite a strange thing. Usually I am content with working on one or two projects in a month or two. Well, since 2010 started I have completed more projects in the past 3 months that I usually do all year long. Call it stress relief, call it creativity, but something has changed! Check out my finished projects for the weekend!

On Friday, Melynda from French Press Knits released a new pattern called Montebello Textured Cowl. Well, I wore my Breckenridge Cowl to school on Friday and caused a small frenzy. So I knew I had to knit Melynda's new cowl. It only took about 2 hours last night and after a bit of blocking, it was instant gratification time!

I worked it in the color green so I could wear it on St. Patty's day. It is supposed to be cool here this week, so this cowl will come in handy. I used some yarn in my stash, Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in the color grass. I still had alot of yarn left over too, so this is a good stash reducer.
Also, I worked on a hat this weekend for my college roomie who just had a little boy. There is a sweater that goes with this hat, but I am going to have to wait until next week to get started on it. I accidentally got my wrist caught in the back of my CR-V's hatch while it was closing last week. I didn't break it, but it is definitely bruised. So I need to rest it for a few days and then back to attack knitting.

That's about all here. I am off to put in a movie and rest. Pitty Pat says hi!
:) JKP

Friday, March 12, 2010

At Loose Ends...

Hey Y'all!

I can not believe that I have NOT posted all month! It has just been insane. I have a lot going on right now, (when don't I?) and I have also been going to bed REALLY early. So, not much time for blogging. But on the up side, lots of time for knitting! My college roomate had her baby a few weeks early, so I am trying to finish up his baby set. I am also considering opening a store on ETSY to sell my knitted baby wares. I get a lot of requests at work to buy my knits, and also from friends of friends, so I thought it might make sense to open a store on ETSY. There is always a demand for hand knit baby items, so I may give it a go! I am also looking at starting a line of hand knit christening gowns too. So as you can see, I have been pondering some things and working out logistics as well. I want to make sure if I do go ahead with the store on ETSY that I have my inventory built up, so that if I get a lot of orders I am not trying to knit and keep up with school work! I have a feeling that over spring break (in TWO weeks!) I will really sit down and think it all through. Also, if I go ahead with ETSY I am going to need a new digital camera for pics. See note below on actual digital camera.

Pitty Pat celebrated his first birthday last week with lots of fanfare. He got some new toys and had some doggie "ice cream." I have video of it all and will post it over the weekend. Somewhere along the line my digital camera has up and DIED, so no actual pictures. I still have my little cam corder, but hopefully this weekend I am going to upgrade to a FLIP camera, so that will make things a wee bit easier to see. I love the little $30 video camera I have, but alas, it also shoots video like a $30 camera too!

On the knitting front, I have lots on the needles. I have made 1/2 of a pair of mittens, which were a ball to knit. Hee, hee. Knitting humor. I am working on the baby set for college roomie's baby, and in case you missed it, Melynda over at French Press Knits has a new pattern for a Montebello Cowl. I have already bought the pattern on Ravelry and I am itching to get it on my needles. I am hoping I can steal away a few moments this weekend to get some knitting done for me.

Let me run... remember, you can always keep up with me on twitter!!!
:) JKP