Wednesday, February 02, 2005

A little of this, a little of that

FL was great! Nice warm sun, a balcony to sit and knit on. Some alcohol and dancing on the bar at Coyote Ugly. A slight delay coming home, due to the snowstorm NY had, but all was good.

Did manage to go to a yarn shop while there. Knit n Knibble was a cute little shop. Picked up some stuff for me and for my new secret pal. Of course you know the rule I was using, one for her, one for me. :) We both lucked out.

Did a lot of work on the baby blanket while at the airports/flying. Need to do 3 more stripes and then I get into the intarsia. I've got a question on that. I'm doing the blanket in Cotton Classic II, and the orange that I need for the duck's bill is on back order for a month or so. I managed to get a hold of a shop locally that had some and I bought the one skein that I needed. She wound it for me and it was only when I got home that I noticed that it was just Cotton Classic, not Cotton Classic II, which is a slightly different gauge yarn. Do I go ahead with the orange I have or wait til my backordered yarn comes in? I've got plenty of time to finish up the blanket, but I want to get it done so I can move onto other projects.

I'm about a day or so away from finishing 2 pairs of broad street mittens for a friend. She paid me to make them for her. I've just got the mitten top pieces of the second pair and then the slight sewing to do on the first. She should have them by early next week.

I swatched for a new sweater. I'm venturing into design/creating my own pattern. I love the way the swatch came out. Now I've got to get stitches onto the needles to actually do the sweater. And I need time to do that and no other projects to occupy my precious time. Somehow I doubt that the sweater will be done in time to wear this winter. I don't remember the name of the yarn, but it's a merino wool in a gorgeous chocolate color.

I do have pics of the baby blanket thus far, but they'll have to wait...the computer is on the fritz and I'm blogging from work (shhh!!). :)

3 comments:

Bean said...

Get back to work! teehee.. j/k. I'm so glad you're home safe and I just noticed you guess who the mystery
questionnaire was from.. yep it's me :))

If you ask me I think you should swatch with the orange and see if you can get guage with the needles you're using for the other color. If you can, use that. If not, it's best to wait for the stuff you ordered. Oh Shoot, that reminds me I forgot to get a bunch of orange Kool Aid for a dying project. thanx for reminding me :)) WEEEEEEEEEE

Tamara
http://ladybean.tblog.com

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I'm glad you had a good time in Florida - I want to hear more about dancing on the tables! I hope my packet gets to you soon - I am a bit worried it got lost :-(

Please post the baby blanket photos soon I would love to see what you have been up to!

secret pal