January 15, 2019

Baby Kimono WIP

I made it to the end of the second ball of yarn on the brown baby kimono, another project started for our father-to-be acquaintance.  In truth, the Gnomey hat happened because I got antsy waiting for my yarn shipment to arrive.  As one does.  And also...I found an old Joann's giftcard in my jewelry box, so more yarn!  I'm going to take another stab at that placket neck sweater, only this time in a toddler size.  It's been interesting trying to find DK weight lately.  This was the *only* DK sized yarn I could find in the store, and this is the least feminine color out of all of my options.  Slim pickin's.

Yesterday we attended an informational meeting for the high school Arts Academy run through our daughter's school district.  First of all...high school!  Ah hem.  And second, we were really impressed by the offerings available to the students.  They accept a limited number of incoming students, and selection is by lottery, so we will have to cross our fingers and see how it goes.  Astrid was really inspired by the meeting, and excited at the thought of getting in.  For now, we wait.

The weather has been mild, holding off on precipitation.  We've barely had a dusting of snow, which is unusual this late in the year.  But it's coming.  We are expected to get six inches of the stuff on Saturday.  If predictions are correct (which they rarely are), you can find me on the couch...under a blanket...knitting the sweater I may have cast on between starting this blog post and finishing it.

I have a problem.  :)

Linked up to Nicole.

January 10, 2019

The Gnomey Hat

This is a little something I threw together just before Christmas.  I found out that an old acquaintance is now a soon-to-be dad, and so I had to celebrate with yarn!

This is my version of The Gnomey Hat, pattern available for free on Ravelry.  The yarn is some Lion Brand that was gifted to me last Christmas.

We are all a little more sleep-deprived than usual this week, but it was for a good cause!  Or at least a fun one.  On Tuesday we headed into the city to see the Red Wings play at the new Little Caesars Arena.  It was my first time at the LCA and I can say I was quite impressed with the experience.

Looking forward to making some headway on my brown WIP this weekend, as well as picking up materials for a retry of the failed baby sweater.  Only this time it will have to be a toddler sweater.  Fortunately the patterns has a wide size range. :)  I *think*  I may have figured out my issue with the DPN's.

*crosses fingers*

Linked to Ginny.

...and Nicole.

January 7, 2019


Happy New Year!

You know...I told myself at the beginning of the year that I wanted to be better about blogging my knitting projects in 2019, and here we are, a full week in, and I'm just coming around to it.  Oy!

The holidays brought me two knitty books (yey!), two yarny gift cards (yey!), a book on goats, a set of interchangeable needles (double yey!), and some extra time to stalk the yarn sites.  Darn Good!  Knit Picks! Did you guys see that the Quince Quarterly sold out in like two days?  ...and I'm thinking I may need to take some Blue Sky for a test knit.  Truthfully, I've been geeking out about yarn a little more than is healthy.

My hands have been with fiber a little more frequently since the weather started to turn.  I do have projects to share, just not pictures yet, so you'll have to settle for a sneak peak of my current WIP.  Can I just say how much I am loving tweed right now?  I may have to knit something with every color.  Even that weird orangey-red color.  But probably not pink.

We just came through the end-of-holiday-break crush of kiddie social events.  Everyone was trying to cram them in before the drudgery of the dark, dull wintertime grind kicked in.  On Saturday, our sleepover host asked if we could meet at her church instead of home, and we ended up hanging in for a very nice talk on the dangers of comparison, something I think we all fall prey to a little more easily in this season of New Year, New You!

If you are so inclined, you may enjoy checking it out...  :)

Joining Ginny and Nicole.