Tuesday, September 26, 2006

I got waylaid

I fully intended to start this once extended sizes were posted, but I made a shawl for my brother's upcoming wedding that took me a month. I still plan to buy yarn & knit this- hopefully this fall.

I got waylaid

I fully intended to start this once extended sizes were posted, but I made a shawl for my brother's upcoming wedding that took me a month. I still plan to buy yarn & knit this- hopefully this fall.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Who's Still In?

Besides me? I'm still in finishing (or not finishing) mode, so I haven't given up yet. I just have so many other projects going, and finishing is not on my list of fun things to do. Word on the message boards is that this KAL has "bombed." Please help motivate me, people! I want to finish this project, it looks really great so far. Who's with me?

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Late Comer

Hello All,

I joined this knit along awhile ago and am just getting around to posting. I was waiting to receive the yarn I ordered. I will be using Knit Picks Andean Silk in Cinnamon. This will be my first time using this yarn.

I will be casting on as soon as I finish up 2 projects which will be in another day or so. I'm very excited to be part of this knit along. I'm especially looking forward to seeing everybody's finished Slouchy Cardigan.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Almost done and it looks great

Almost Done!

Thanks Deena for introducing me to this project. I was unfamiliar with the book "Greetings from the Knit Cafe" and am deighted to have found it. I used the size adjustment as a guideline to complete the project and also note the Noro Silk Garden worked great. I'm sorry we couldn't really get this KAL going since it was my first but I recognize that moving is difficult and understand the magnitude of taking on a KAL at this time. I hope your adjustment to your new life is successful and fulfilling. I will look for your postings in the future and hope you start another KAL soon.
Donna

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Slouchy Cardigan Knit Along

Slouchy Cardigan Knit Along

These Are Desperate Times!!

I have completed the back of the sweater in just a couple of days and can't wait to forge ahead. Do we have any word on the extended sizes? I have moved with my family to Turin Italy for 1 year, and even though the city is beautiful, I have a lot of time on my hands until school begins. Everyone in this city vacations the end of August so businesses are closed. What a perfect time to knit. Can anybody hear me?

Monday, August 21, 2006

Sometimes Brown is my fave color!!!

I have been itching to get started but have been waiting for my yarn to come. Well, I had given up hope that I today would be the day. But alas, the UPS man just dropped off my box of yarn. And now to bgin...

Sunday, August 20, 2006

My Summer Vacation

I spent the past week doing a sort of personal "retreat" in a cabin up in Phillips, Wisconsin. Of course the Slouchy Cardigan came with me. However, Greetings from Knit Café did not! (I didn't forget the bottle of wine, though.) I was in the middle of the left side, and had made notes re the right side on the back of the print out of the errata, so I was able to just follow that to finish the left side. But, next came the sleeves. And maybe the hood. I had a week to myself and no instructions.
Since this was a retreat, and my husband was at home, I called him and asked him to look for the "bright pastel knitting book with the cute girl on the front," making sure I'd left it there. Yep, there it was, buried on the couch in my studio. What to do? People, my husband *read to me* the instructions for the sleeves over the phone while I took them down! Oh yes he did. Then a couple days later, he read to me the instructions for the sleeve cap, and most of the hood. (*sigh* my hero). So that's where it stands in my progress this week. (I know the blocking and finishing part is gonna slow me down, though).
And for tradition's sake, here's this week's cute animal photo, of my visit to Storybook Farm in Phillips, Wisconsin. You didn't think I'd skip a llama farm, did you?