Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Tree Jacket Progress

So maybe taking on the task of posting everyday was a bit much. I think I'll aim for three times a week, and then when I have more time posting everyday.

Anyway...above is the progress I've made on my tree jacket. I'm knitting it in Cascade Pastaza, which is a wool/llama blend. Its actually pretty soft given the combination. I was originally making the 40-43" size, but after trying it on realized it was way too big. So I ripped back a size. Its still a little big, but considering I'll be wearing something underneath it I thought it would be a good idea to make it a little big. I'm happy with the way its coming out so far.

I guess that's about it for my knitting progress. I've made my 2008 knitting list which I'll be adding to my sidebar and to Ravelry. I'll cross them off as I get them done. I also went vegetarian beginning January 1st. I feel much better and have been without meat for exactly 2 weeks. I think I'm going to keep a count on my sidebar too. Anywhoo...I'm going to head off to bed.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

Wow...I really feel like I've neglected my blog. Well no more! My resolution this year is to post in my blog everyday. Even if its a brief post. And that starts today!

I've been so crazy busy. Between the holidays and working at the largest healthcare investor conference in the country, I've really slacked off. I did manage to get all of my Christmas presents done on time. One of them I finished so last minute that I didn't even have an opportunity to take a picture of them before I sent them off. I was making a pair of Monkey socks from Knitty using Regia Design Line yarn. They were absolutely beautiful and my friend really appreciated them.

Currently I've got a series of projects going on for myself. I decided that after knitting so many Christmas gifts I would finally make something for myself. I started the Cable-Down Raglan from Interweave Knits Spring 2007, but quickly got bored with it. So I started the Tree Jacket from Zephyr Style. I'm knitting it with Cascade Pastaza in Crimson Red. I'm excited about the way its coming out and its such a quick knit. I'll get pictures of it up tomorrow.

I'm excited that Giselle is one of the patterns that won in the SKC knit-along. Once I saw that pattern, I knew I had to make it. Plus it'll knock off one project on my 2008 knitting list. I also sent an email to join the Hogwarts Sock Kit Swap, I'm excited about starting that. It should be loads of fun. Anywhoo...I think that's everything for today. Tomorrow I'll have pictures up.