Sunday, October 28, 2007

Early Christmas Present

From my husband to me. Isn't he a sweetie? He gave it to me early to use for my trip to the Knitter's Review Retreat. It's the Swift bag.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Christmas Knitters

What every Christmas Knitter needs! Holiday knitting stamps from the US Post Office.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Stitches East- Belated

I made a 1 1/2 hour run through the market on Sunday (October 14) . I convinced my husband to stop on the way from our home in the Philadelphia area to his parents' house in Alexandria, VA. Little did we know the Ravens would be playing at home and parking would be such a nightmare!
But I grapped some Koigu KPPM from Mannings to knit the "Chevron Scarf" from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I also bought 2 skeins of red cashmere from Hunt Valley Cashmere, part of a kit for another scarf. I picked up Addi Lace needles in the size I needed for the cashmere in case I wanted to start knitting at my in-laws. (I forgot I needed to wash the cashmere first.) I didn't even look at Webs - I hope to visit the store when I am at the Knitter's Review Retreat in a few weeks!

Sunday morning is a good time to shop at Stitches. There were very few people in the market, making it possible to see, touch, and buy everything I wanted/needed in short order without alot of frustration.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Yes, I Have Squeezed in Some Knitting

What with work, school, tests, and clinicals, I have still managed to find some time to knit. Usually, it is when I am in a zombie state, so the knitting is not complicated. I have been working on making a pair of Jane's Hedgerow socks, except I discovered last night that I misread the pattern and the ribbing pattern I have been knitting is not as directed in the pattern. But the results are still very pretty, so I will stick with my "mistake" throughout the socks.

I finished the socks for my daughter's 21st birthday.

She likes ankle length socks, so they are a quick knit. The yarn is a hand dye I bought from Ellen's Half Pint Farm at Camp Stitches a few years ago. The pattern is Fancy Silk Sock from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks.

I did get a chance to cruise through the marketplace at Stitches East (in Baltimore) last Sunday. Bought a few things, some cashmere and Koigu to make the Chevron scarf in Last Minute Knitted Gifts.

I have also been looking around the Ravelry website. Haven't had a chance to post my WIP's or finished objects, but have set up the necessary Flickr account and joined a few groups. I need more time and alot more energy to accomplish what I want for my account there.

Friday, October 12, 2007

I Just Got an Invitation!

I found it in my inbox when I decided to get up in the middle of this night (morning). Spent the next hour and half playing around on Ravelry
Time to go back to bed!
Look me up - I am CPAknit.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Taking the Plunge

I just signed up for the "Seasons Yarn Club" of Sundara Yarn. I have never gotten involved with such a venture, but my good friend Tanya suggested that buying yarn would be an excellent way to celebrate yesterday's good news, and I thought it was a lovely excuse. I have bought sock yarn from Sundara in the past, and it usually is a matter of knowing exactly when she is going to make her beautiful hand dyed yarn available on her website and be on the site within minutes of the starting time. If I am a little late, I find everything sold out.
Now I am guaranteed delivery of specific yarns at specific times, and I was able to pick a color scheme (spring, summer, winter, fall).
Take a look at the website and check out what is offered. I don't think you will be disappointed!
Now, to get some studying done in order to find time to knit!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I am a Proud Mother!

Why have a blog if you can't use it to announce your child's achievements?

My daughter just found out that she passed the Bar Exam in Delaware! On her first try! Delaware is one of the hardest bar exams to pass (along with NY and California).

Congratulations, sweetie.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Countdown to Ravelry

5657 invites before they get to me! On Saturday, the number of people ahead of me on Ravelry was 8000+. Looks like the invites are going out at about 1,000 per day. That means I should be getting mine on Sunday/Monday.
Better go get my studying done!!!!

Monday, October 1, 2007

KR Webring

My blog was officially accepted into the Knitter's Review Webring. This Webring is not run by KR, but includes the blogs of members who belong to the KR forum. Click on the link >>>>>>>> (to the right) on my blog for more blogs and check out the forum for knitting help and friends.