Sunday, February 22, 2009

Bad blogger

OK so the new job has been keeping me busy. I can't believe it's been so long since I posted last. I've been doing lots of knitting and organizing of my knitting stuff. First, is my Cozy Cable Socks. Sock #1 is complete and I've cast on for my second sock so I don't loose steam. I used Dream in Color Smooshy in Vino Veritas. I love this yarn.

I don't know if I'm more impressed with the fact that I finished the sock or the fact that I was able to get my foot down from the counter top. Note to self: It may be a good idea to stretch out before pulling another ballet move like this.

I also bought some new cubes and containers for my yarn. I purchased the cubes at Target and the pails are from I got the inspiration for the pails and cubes from Sheep in the City. Stacey has such a beautiful and well organized room she inspired me to step it up a notch.

No this is definitely not all my yarn. Off to clean up a bit and work on my second sock.

Have a great rest of the weekend!!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

February Already???

I can't believe it's February already. I start a new job tomorrow. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. It's not a job that I applied for I was chosen for the position and it's a promotion so that is definitely a good thing. I think I'm going to have a busy February and most likely a busy year. I'm not complaining, with the way the economy is and all the recent layoffs around the world I'm definitely happy to be gainfully employed.

On the knitting front I'm working on a February Lady Sweater for my grandmother's birthday. I have to get a move on because her birthday is the 8th. For myself I purchased some Dream in Color Classy to make Francis Revisited (Ravelry link).

I'm not sure what color I'm going to use between the Absolute Magenta and Chinatown Apple. I'm leaning toward the Magenta. I also started a Knit-along on Ravelry that begins on Ground Hog's Day to make the Cozy Cable Socks (Ravelry link). I can't wait to cast on the cables are gorgeous.

I'm addicted to socks again. When I first started knitting I had a sock project in my purse at all times. They kept me company at many long waits in the doctor's office. Latley I've been tempted to pull them out when I sit for hours in traffic. Like my 3 hour drive to work last week during our big snow storm. I have to figure out how to get a driver to take me back and forth to work so I can use that time to knit. LOL!!! As my grandmother would say " In my wild and crazy dreams".