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Knitting Up A Storm!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Modelled picture of me wearing Green Gable:


and another one, just for good measure:


Looking at this picture of me reminds me I either a: need to get bangs or b: botox. I understand bangs are cheaper. But boxtox lasts longer.

posted by Lisa @ 4:19 p.m. 


Monday, June 16, 2008

FO: Green Gable, Long Sleeved
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease
Needles: 4.5mm Knitpicks Options
Gauge: 4 stitches to the inch. Pattern calls for 5 stitches to the inch
Verdict: LOVE IT!
Mods: Waist decreases and hip increases. Knit long sleeves (pretty obvious!)


Very easy project indeed! I was inspired by Brenda's black inky (ravelry link)- what a copy cat eh?

Want more knitting? I am knitting three pairs of socks for my girlfriend who gave me the lovely table and sideboard. Here is the first sock of the first pair, I am using Austerman Step and what a lovely yarn it is:


I am about to start the heel of the 2nd sock soon. Of course, I forgot my knitting at home, so the heel will have to wait until later. I NEVER leave home without my knitting. NEVER people. First time for everything.

Below are the two skeins I am going to use for her other two pair:

Some Lion Brand Sockease:


and some Arequipa:


Thankfully my girlfriend's feet size are very small, so I can whip these out in no time. When I look at the picture of the sock I can't believe these will fit her, but I had her try it on and it does. Wow. Thankfully she doesn't have giant feet. Whew.

posted by Lisa @ 9:08 a.m. 


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Holy geez - did you anyone watch the Pittsburgh/Detroit game last night? Maddie and I only made it till 10:30pm, and Chris and Julianna watched the whole game - till
1am! Jay is only 9 years old - I couldn't believe she stayed up so late to watch this amazing game. Even more surprisingly, Chris allowed her to. Must have been one hell of a game.

I have finished one sleeve of my Green Gable and started the 2nd one today. Shouldn't take me too long to finish because the sleeve is only 91 rows long.

Have a good one.

posted by Lisa @ 12:14 p.m. 


Monday, June 02, 2008

I am in the home stretch to finish my long sleeved Green Gable:


In other grand news, my friends GAVE me this wonderful table:


and this wonderful sideboard:


I promptly put it in the sitting room in my bedroom, and now this little corner is my craft area!! YEAH!! I am one lucky girl. I haven't moved all my yarn over yet, or organized the book shelf (that was in Chris' office) yet, but that will come.


Time is something I rarely have, so it will get done, when it gets done.

I must be in a nesting/organizing/feel like spending mood. Here is my new bedset:


It matches my couch and furniture perfectly. I have been having great sleeps in my new sheets and blanket.

My neighbourhood was having our annual garage sale day on Saturday so the girls and I went and poked around. They bought a bit of this and that and I bought a beautiful piece of artwork to hang in my new craft room. Once it is up, I'll take a picture to show you.

posted by Lisa @ 10:21 a.m.