Sunday, September 25, 2005

Knitty cruise!!

I did a little cleaning this morning, packed up a bag, got the child ready and headed out to the city. I left the child with my mother and met up with Tamara. We waited patiently on line with a growing number of knitters while watching the boat rock back and forth at the dock. Shortly afterward, Marymac (Maryann) and alerievay (Valerie) from the Coffeeshop joined us.

We grabbed a table on the upper floor of the boat and proceeded to knit. We had some yummy salmon, salad and quiche, along with some great fizzy lemonade. Some of the girls opted for alcohol with their lemonade, I didn't. I brought Maryann a small gift as a thank you for hosting SP5; note the Barbie bag that the gift came in.

Some pics from the boat (though missing is Heather and Gina, whom I forgot to get pics of):

So many knitters!

That's Jane, Jen and Tamara.

Maryann and Valerie

John from the Point and of Pinky fame.

Tamara being silly.

Me and the famous Amy

Saturday, September 24, 2005

SP package!

My first secret pal package came a few days ago! I stopped everything at work to open the box. This is what it looked like:

Inside was a card with a butterfly that "flew" out when it opened. So incredibly funny! Also a bar of YUMMY chocolate, Freakin' Sweet! mints, a shot glass from Canada, Snapple lip balm. The yarn is Koigu KPM and a hank of Fleece Artist. Mmmmm.

Non-knitting content:
I went yesterday morning to see Bon Jovi play for the Today show, since I work in the building across the street. Jon Bon Jovi had an interview with Katie Couric and Al Roker on the side of the street I was on and walked right past me. Not only did he walk right past me, as he got closer to where I was standing, he made eye contact with me and smiled. Swoon! Here are some pics from yesterday morning.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

What a week!

What a week. I was on vacation last week, so that I could prepare for my son's first day of school. This week saw me go back to work, a 4 day work week instead of a 5 so that I could be home for my son once a week. It's an important thing for me.

My son's first day of school:

Isn't he a cutie?

During the last few days of vacation, I knit up this:

It's a shrug from the Holiday 2004 Vogue Knitting, using Filatura Di Crosa's Zara. I had just enough left over from Mariah to make the shrug.

A couple of ladies from the Knitty coffeeshop who live in Bklyn got together last Sunday to knit in the park. The shrug made it's debut there. The little guy got to run around in the playground while his mama knit with some cool girls. I know I'm looking forward to this Sunday's get together.

I enjoyed my first "day off" of my 4 day work week on Wed., where I started another I do. This one is for me, using the same yarn as last time, but in a greyish bluey color. I have the first side almost done. 2 more repeats and I can cast on for the other side. You can see the fish stitch markers that Annie made for me in the other picture. Aren't they adorable?

Today, the only thing in my mailbox was a package for me. My Sockapaltwoza socks arrived!! Aren't they awesome? My pal Becci says they're Toasty Toes Superwash and they're so dreamily soft, I have yet to take them off. I love them! Thanks a bunch Becci!!

I'm off to see if I can finish the other half of I Do before next Sunday's Knitty Cruise. If I can't, then you can spot me on the ship wearing the VK shrug. Come say hi!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Insert witty title here

I have not been in the mood to blog. I have been knitting, but just not in the mood to photograph, resize, and blog the photos. And I've been unmotivated in my projects. I think it's the heat. And the stress I've been under because my baby is going into kindergarten. I'm not dealing with his getting bigger well. Anyway, on to the knitting.

I went to a De-Stash party in CT. I got to meet some great gals, Sarah, Christine, Annie (check out the little fishy stitchmarkers that she made for me!), Christine, Mary. Here's some pics from the party:

That pig is made of a big skein of yarn, and the cake? No, your eyes are not playing tricks on's a ball of yarn. I believe both were made by Mary.

My finished objects for this week are a pair of footie socks using Alison's pattern, made of one ball of Rowan Cashsoft in gray and a smidge of a pale pink for the edging, and a mini sweater. The pattern is taken from Knit Christmas Stockings, and made in left over Nature Spun Sport from my mittens.

Yes, those are tabs from soda cans for size comparison. I'm saving them for a friend who donates them to Ronald McDonald house (I believe), who uses them as money for things like groceries.

I'm working now on another pair of socks for a cousin for Xmas. I'm waiting for more yarn for the previous pair of socks for a cousin (see here), and waiting for yarn from elann for an I do for myself. I'm hoping to get it soon so I can have it done and wearing it for the Knitty cruise on the 25th.