Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Another one bites the dust!

Another month has flown by...

And another FO is now off the needles!
Stroller blanket, auction donation
Size 28"x28"
Pattern: Ondas (Ravelry link)
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy in Blue Lagoon, a little over 2 skeins
Needles: size 9 US

This pattern is also known as Fibercrack - and OMG does it ever live up to that name. I did not want to stop knitting on it, even though bed/work/food called!

And here's one project that I didn't post yet - a finished sweater!
Size L
Pattern: Marta
Yarn: Malabrigo worsted in Purple Majesty
Needles: size 9 US

Yes, I know I still need to find the perfect button to finish this sweater out perfectly, but for now, it will be held closed by a Flexi-8. Purlescence has several different sizes if you want to buy local!

In the cooking department, the following food was also disappeared very quickly: a monster pan of tamale pie (from Marian Cunningham's The Supper book) and lots of sourdough bread made by The Hubby.

Since I last blogged, lots of good stuff has happened. Spring Break at school has come and gone (spent most of it at the shop, of course). Baseball season has started! The Hubby is working again. So is my brother who was laid off 9 months ago. I've found out that one teacher at school is pregnant (oh, darn, I have to make another baby blanket...).

We also were one of the gardens on the Going Native Garden tour last Sunday, with our California native plants really going like gangbusters! If you'd like to see what the garden looks like, take a look at the pictures my husband took and put on his gallery page.

Unfortunately, there's some bad stuff too: Cancer sucks! A former coworker's cancer is making her low. Another good friend's sister has only a few weeks left to live. My best friend's dog had to be put to sleep due to an invasive tumor too, and she herself is dealing with fibroids and possible surgery. So I'm also going to be busy making prayer shawls and other comforting items.

I suppose that I'd better head to bed now so I'll be awake enough in the morning to knit lace.


(formerly) no-blog-rachel said...

Yay - you're still here! Love the Marta - I may need to make one for next winter as I have 2 sweaters'-worth of Malabrigo waiting in my stash.

I'm glad the hubby is working again (phew!) but sorry about your friends' health issues.

Hey - any interest in walking again soon? :)

AlisonH said...

Sometimes it's a lot all at once, isn't it? But the knitting and the cooking and baking look wonderful, and creating helps.

Stacie said...

love the stroller blanket! I'm making one too, though nothing as ambitious as yours. and you know how I feel about Malabrigo--you'll always have a cozy sweater to slip on when the A/C gets too effective, or on a chilly morning. Who's preggers on your campus? We have one too!

Anonymous said...

I, too, love that sweater - can't wait to see it in the shop once you've found The Perfect Button.

drlaura said...

finally blogged your gorgeous panda silk shawl at CPYsocksandmoresend me more pics and i'll update!

blessings, L