Wednesday, October 15, 2008

K-nitting K-news

That would be a cute name for a newsletter. It probably already is. :)

I finished the Candy Button Baby Blanket and moved on to my Blue Bagstopper. The original plan was to use all 4 skeins of the cotton yarn I had gotten on it, but after getting close to the end of the 3rd I realized it was already about 11" long and the pattern says to go to about 10". So I ended the body of the bag and took it to work to show off. :) I started the handles last night, just knit in garter stitch which makes a cute stripe effect. I'm guessing I may actually use up most of the 4th ball just on the handles!

We are getting a washer and dryer (FINALLY) delivered tomorrow!! Justin's family wanted to get them for us as a wedding present so last weekend his mom came down and we went shopping and got a set at Lowe's. I can't wait to do my first load tomorrow!! Now I can felt my coffee cozies too!! (I just need to get a zippered pillowcase or something to put them in because I have read how much the lint can mess up the filters! I think that I may even put them in a lingerie bag inside a zippered pillowcase for extra protection.

So, finishing projects is going well - and now I have to figure out what to make for a baby shower at Thanksgiving. At least I know it's a boy and already have some cute yarn!! :)

The bunny buddy I made as one of my first 'intermediate' projects finally went to his new owner, my friend (and co-worker) Della's great nephew Sammy. Hope let me know that he sleeps with it in his crib and plays with it and other toys in the morning. It makes my heart so happy to know that I can make things to keep those cute little hands busy! Next I have to try a teddy bear!

I am going to sign up for 'Secret Pal 13', a knitting swap that Jenni has been doing. It looks really fun and is only a commitment of $60 over 3 months - which is totally do-able. But then, I love shopping for gifts AND getting them! :) I have my anonymous e-mail address all ready to go and am just waiting for the sign up form which is supposed to start today (but isn't up yet - darn my early hours!)

That's all for now, I'll put up pictures of everything as I finish the projects. :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Snuggles and puppy dog tails

Why do I always need a title? That line from the little kid's rhyme about boys being made up of snails & puppy dog tails is going through my head but I had a snuggle session with Tigger before my shower this morning... so that's where my title comes from. :)

I haven't blogged in a while and would like to get back into the habit. I try not to fool myself and say 'I just don't have time' because if there is time for TV, knitting and surfing there is time for anything else.

As for TV, I am SOOOO glad to have new episodes to watch. We went through the entire 7 seasons of Gilmore Girls TWICE (since Justin only watched the last 2 seasons fully with me the first time I went through it) and the 2 seasons of Dark Angel this summer. I've started watching Angel when Justin's not here so I'm hoping I can get him hooked to watch Buffy. ;) HEROES!!! So good. I expect to have weird dreams about Sylar again any day now. THE OFFICE!! If you haven't started watching it yet, I won't spoil it for you. But awesome start to the season. :) SUPERNATURAL omgz. One word. Angels. I understand about it being hard for them to believe, but come on... if you know for a FACT that there is a hell (and you've been there) and demons exist (and you kill them) why is it so hard to believe there's a heaven with angels? It's a fundamental law of physics that every action has an equal and opposite reaction! If logical me can grasp it, anyone should be able to.

On the knitting front, I'm trying! Every project seems like dead weight. That's why I made some coffee cozies in-between and am starting to realize why the dishcloths are so popular. I don't use them and probably never will but I might start making them for presents just so that I can accomplish a FO in between monster projects. I want to make a pair of socks and wrist warmers (for work) soon but I know that I really should get some of these other big projects done first. I'm going to try to focus on baby blankets since I now know of 3 offspring coming soon around me!! I want to try to knit a teddy bear but I will finish projects before starting more!!! I will!! (Can you guess what my New Years resolution is going to be??)

Wedding... the only things left to do are get rings and tuxes. Yay! That chants through my head though, so hopefully we can get that taken care of this weekend and then I can worry about other things. Getting RSVPs is fun and I think we are getting our first present via UPS!! They tried to deliver something yesterday but we weren't home so I'm having Justin pick it up on his way home. I have an idea who it's from too, but won't say anything until I know for sure. :)

I know hardly anyone reads these but if you didn't get your invite (and you know that I like you), let me know. I'm sure I have some outdated addresses so it's probably lost in the mail and I'll send you a new one if you tell me about it. :)