Monday, January 12, 2009

New Knitting / Crochet Projects!

Okay, so I've been a bit neglectful of my blog again, but I have been busy! Aside from all the normal things that go along with being a wife and mom (you know, housework, laundry and making sure people are actually fed), my parents and brother came to visit and any free time I've had has been spent with my first love, yarn. I've been getting a lot done since getting back from Lake Tahoe. I finished up the pair of socks I started on during the holidays and made a matching hat to go with them. The hat turned out a bit small for me. I know it's intended to be more of a beanie-type thing, but it really resembles a yarmulke more than I am comfortable with, so I think I will pass it on to Baby Girl for her dress up box. She loves hats and boas at the moment! I'm hoping the boa phase will pass, I've been cleaning up feathers for days!

I also cranked out a pair of socks for Hubby. I can't believe how excited he was about them! Usually he is not so crazy about my addiction, however he did enjoy getting some handknits for himself. Maybe he's started to pick up on the fact that when someone gives you a gift like that, it's truly a giant hug that you can wear! He calls them his Dr. Suess socks because of the stripes. Little does he know, I consider these stripes pretty darn subtle!

After the socks, I decided to do a little stash-busting and made a hat for one of my dear blog-buddies (hopefully I get this shipped before she catches up on reading this, but if not...act surprised!), I had enough yarn left to make another had for my best friend from high school who moved to Louisville for dental school and seems to be constantly cold lately. Sorry you two now have identical hats, but since it's unlikely that you will be hanging out together anytime soon, I don't think I have to stress too much about you showing up looking like Twinkies!

Now, I am trying to finish up on a UFO from a couple of months ago. Once the blocks are done, I will cross-stitch the alphabet onto them. Actually, I've kinda cheated ahead, because even though I have four more blocks to work, I've already started some of the embroidery. I just got really sick of the afghan stitch for right now. After that, it's on to my favorite task...Finishing. Ugh! Fortunately, it's just a whipstitch seam, so it shouldn't be too bad, but I keep picking projects that require more finishing that I care for. I guess I'm just a glutton for punishment. Notice that Hubby took advantage of one more chance to show off his new socks!
Well, I guess I'd better sign off for now, today is a busy day. I have to hit the gym (I'll get an official weigh-in there). I think I'm pretty close to getting my DPN's that I mentioned before! I have my next reward picked out for the ten pound mark, but I think I might be jinxing myself if I announce it too soon! Then I'm off to the school we've selected for Baby Girl to turn in her application. Ooh, I hope she gets in for this session. She's definitely needing more stimulation that she's getting at home. Mommy-time is great, but she wants to be around other kids! We're only planning on doing three days a week, but it will be so strange to have baby-free time! Whatever will I do with myself!

Later in the day....
Errg! Just back from the gym, only four pounds lost! No knitting needles this week! Boo.


Anonymous said...

Four pounds? Congrats! Great effort!

Lara said...

Oh, yay! Monkey reads your blog! I love love love her, Sarah, and I think you will, too. I really cannot get over how fast you knit. So impressive. And it's not cheating to do the cross-stitch/embroidery of the letters on the blocks! You're just rearranging the knitting schedule a little bit! :)

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Great knits!

hello from Florida!

Nicole Stallworth said...

Don't know what you could make besides a pretty expensive hat, but I thought these were just gorgeous! I thought of you for the second one!
Love you!