Thursday, January 31, 2008

RAVELRY!!!!!!!!!!

Asalam Alaikum,
I have not posted in a while because I have been slightly obsessed with Ravelry, having just got my invite! It is so more awesome than I could have imagined, everything is just so cool. It did not take as long to get in as I had thought it would, and is absolutely worth the wait!

And now for something completely Knit-ffrent

A hat for my mom --



A hat for my DH--


A teeny tiny sweater--

And now a completely gratuitous picture of my own personal yarn holder!--

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Finally at least a little bit of knitting

Asalam alaikum,

So here is a picture of my son that we took the day we left the hospital. He is wearing the very first things that I ever knit and boy does he look small.

This is the pinwheel baby blanket, which was completed about two days before he was born.

It is really more of a lap blanket now, but that is what you get when, as an ambitious new knitter you choose to use size 4 needles. I really don't have a great deal of patience, and so it is only about 36" in diameter, I just stopped when I ran out of yarn. The border is crochet. I like the way it turned out, but if I ever make another, I will definitly use larger needles.



And now for some random pics of my little love and his daddy.


Wow, look at the love!
Mmmmmmm! Tasty, fingers!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Long time, no post

Wow, am I a bad blogger, I should have known this would happen given my lack of ability to keep an offline journal...oh well I just have to try harder i guess.

I have been reading a lot of knit blogs, (I am so addicted) and stumbled onto this---

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Her Eminence the Very Viscountess Eva the Ineffable of Chortling Chesterton
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title


Strange but fun, in other news I have completed the "first official socks"...they are not really socks, more like house slippers made in the way of socks, just to test the waters of sock knitting, and ya know what, the water is fine come on in! I know I have a long way to go til I can whip up a half-way decent pair but so far, so fun.

I also finished the back of my dh's vest... dratted thing...cheap yarn...you really should be careful what you say..."of course I'll knit you a vest dear and you can even pick the yarn"

Oh, and I also knitted a hat for my aunt, from knitty- a tam. It was so fun to work with the two colors and see the pattern appear that I finished very quickly. Now all thats left is to mail it to her...because we have moved! Or at least started the process of moving, we left nice sunny florida to visit my DH's cousin(Michigan of all places). then we are off to Boston to see my folks, then the big one, we hop on a plane and take a very long flight to Abu Dhabi where we will most likely stay on a semi permenant basis, to live with my DH's family.

To return to the subject of socks for a moment, I have discovered that there is a yarn store that is exactly 1.7 miles from where we are staying right now in Michigan and the DH has promised to take me there. I have never been to a yarn store, as the only ones near to us before the move were a good distance away. I am so excited!! I want to buy some nice sock yarn and make some matching socks for the DH and my adorable new son.

Well, that was a long post, and if I can stick to my resolution to be a better blogger then a new post will follw shortly and may also include pictures.

until next post,
Asalam Alaikum