Friday, June 30, 2006

Class Update

Basic knitting is over (bummer). I had a fun time in the class. We learned how to make cables. It was much easier than I thought.

Saturday starts a new class. I will be starting a sock class!!! I have started a sock, but am not sure how to turn the heel. This will be a challenge to get the socks completed in 2 weeks. I hope it is fun.

I am happy to have a long weekend. I am planning on going to a movie on Monday. I also have to clean my apartment and do laundry. I have more than enough time to complete these tasks, as long as I don't procrastinate! :)

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Update on class

Third week of the knitting class was interesting. We just went over tools and yarns.

I finished the back of the teddybear sweater! The homework for this week is the front of the sweater. YEA! I am glad that I decided to take this class.

I received my first package from my Secret Pal 8!!!! I was sent 2 balls of Regia sock yarn in a cool colorway (can't wait to see what this looks like knitted up), 2 balls of Pebbles in a pinky/purpley (sp?) colorway, and 2 hanks of Gypsy in a pinkish color. All yummy colors. I am planning on what I will make with them. I will post pictures if I am allowed to use my fathers digital camera...then I have to figure out how to post pictures on the blog ;)

I had to drive into Cleveland today. It usually takes 45 mins, but, it took 1.5 hours to get there in the morning. AARRGGGG traffic.....I don't understand how people just can't drive! Then, on the way still took me 1.5 hours to get home. This time it was because of weather. It was pouring buckets of rain today. I guess there were cities where there was flooding! How scary. I can say I am glad to be home.

I can't wait for Friday evening. I am going out with a friend that I haven't seen in a month or so. We try to get together once a month, but the past month has been crazy that we did not get together. Should be a fun night :)

Friday, June 16, 2006

Knitting Class

The second session of my knitting class was last night. It was interesting. We went over three increases and decreases. It was a fun class. I learned new techniques!! We have homework also. The back of a teddybear sweater is to be made using the stitches and increases/decreases we learned. I am excited to get this started!

I can't wait for the weekend. I am finally OFF. I am even off Monday! YES!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

New needles

So last week I was in a yarn shop and saw a set of Denise needles. Well I had to buy them! I haven't seen any before, but I understand they are pretty good. I have not used them yet, but can't wait!

I had my first knitting class on Thursday. I was a fun class. I don't think I needed to go to the class. We learned things that I already knew. Casting on, knitting, purling, rib stitches, and binding off. Looks like the next class will be about yarns, needles, gauge, and possibly reading patterns. This one sounds a bit more interesting :)

Friday, June 02, 2006


I went to the yarn store as I said I would do today. I got there around 4:20...I couldn't believe it, but they were CLOSED!!!!!! I was so bummed because I just had to have that ball winder!!! AARRRGGGGG. I guess I will have to go sometime next week.

I will be there next Thursday for the class anyway, I might just buy it then! :)

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Dyeing yarn

After receiving my package from Knit Picks last week, I decided to have some fun and dye a skein of yarn that I bought. I do not have a swift, so you can imagine how fun it was breaking up the skein in half. I thought that I would have it ready to go in half an hour....well I was WRONG. It took about three to unravel the mess I had created. The dog was not too happy about being neglected while I untangled the yarn.

I had to dye the yarn the next day because it was too late at night to dye the yarn. SO I got up early the next day to start the fun! I decided to paint it on. I used colors of pinks and orange with a bit of green thrown in. It turned out pretty neat. The next day, I did the other half. For the color scheme I used purple, burgundy, and blue. These colors were spread on top of a yarn water mixture, then microwaved. This turned out nicely also. I just can't wait to do the next pile of yarn!

I think I need to buy a digital camera so I can post a picture of the yarn!!!!???!!! :)

So I also decided to start knitting some socks. I just could not wait for the class that I am signed up for. It is pretty easy at the moment since I am just doing the cuff...I am not looking forward to turning the heel. I only had to tear it out once so far. I had created yarn overs with my DPN's. I am sure that I have that fixed now!

I get paid tomorrow and I think that I will go to the LYS and buy a ball winder!!! My Dad and I have a pattern for a yarn swift. I think that we will get the lumber and hardware for it Sunday and build it! :) I am EXCITED!