Sunday, September 28, 2008

Finally catching up

Okay, finally...a few minutes to catch up on the last month of craziness in my life.

There has been a ton of knitting in the last several weeks. To witness, I finally had The Dork pull out his camera to take pictures this evening before the light got too low (still haven't found the other camera).

Look: 4 FOs and more!


Yarn: Brooks Farm Four Play
Collar option
Needles: size 8 (5.0 mm)
Started: Dec. 2007
Finished: Aug. 2008

Cardigan to Love (Olympic Sweater Sprint knitting):

Yarn: Dream in Color Classy
Color: Good Luck Jade
Needles: size 9 (5.5 mm)
Started August 8, 2008
Finished August 24, 2008

Multidirectional Diagonal scarf:

Yarn: Yarnplace Bel Canto DK
Color: rust/blue/gold varigated
Needles: size 7 (4.5 mm)
Started August 2006
Finished Sept. 26, 2008

Baby Surprise Jacket
Yarn: Schaefer Lola
Color: Snoopy's Crayons
Needles: size 7 (4.5 mm)
Started Sept. 8, 2008
Finished Sept. 23, 2008 (except for buttons)

On the needles now -

Toe-up socks

Yarn: Regia Galaxy Saturn Color
Needles: size 1 (size 2.25 mm)
Started August 30, 2008
In progress - 1 sock finished, on the cuff on the 2nd

Lightweight crocheted hoodie
(sorry - no picture; I forgot to take one!)
Yarn: Regia
Hook size:
Started July 25, 2008
In progress for a shop model


Yarn: Panda Silk
Needles: size 4 (3.5 mm)
Started Sept. 25, 2008

I'm not planning to do a lot of Christmas knitting, but I really wanted to make a shawl for my MIL for Christmas. Then I saw the Cleite pattern from the Twist Collective. In the stash was the yarn (okay, I'd only planned to make socks with the Panda Silk, but Purlescence had more!) Perfect match! Must. Knit. Now!

School has been crazy with all the beginning of the year stuff, including Back to School Nights (yes, plural...). Now I'm settling in, and my goal this year is to leave at a reasonable time each night (more knitting time...).

Fencing season has begun too, which means tournaments every few weekends. More knitting time! The Dork has been doing well, too. It's amazing what happens when he listens to his coach!

Other than that - Happy Birthday to me! Yeah, I'm getting older, but I'm not older in spirit, and that's the most important thing! But I'm being more careful about what I eat and making sure I'm drinking enough fluids during the day. I'm still working on the exercise bit, but I'm feeling better about myself overall. [I could do better in the sleep department, though.] The idea that I'm getting older is making me a little more introspective about how I want to live the rest of my life.

Stay active, feel good and have fun while you're doing it!


no-blog-rachel said...

Yay! Happy Birthday to you!

Maybe, if you'd like, we could do some walking together. I find that walking with company feels like less like work and more like fun.

And hot damn, your sweaters are gorgeous! Reminds me that my Twist is stagnating. Must. Revive.

Jasmine said...

Happy birthday! Can I join your walk group too? :-)

Marie said...

You have been knitting - it all looks great.

I hear you on the task of being healthier - I've been walking about 5 days a week for the last couple of months and I definitely feel better. It's a logistical challenge, though, trying to cram that one more thing into an already busy day!

drlaura said...

oooh! love the shawl start in panda silk!
i'm drlaura, CPYsockguru and we'd love to feature this on our blog...
if you will permit me to show off the start, and then keep in touch for more pics?
and i'm

blessings, :L

tiggerr said...

HAPPY belated birthday sister-friend.
I can always walk with you!!!!!

Karen L. said...

Happy Birthday Kathy. Lovely people are born in Sept. My birthday is 9/3.
It was wonderful to check in at your blog and find photos of all those gorgeous fo's. Thank you to The Dork.

AlisonH said...

Always so far behind, sorry about that...

Happy birthday!