Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lovey Dovey

Originally uploaded by dnaprice66
I love the name of the pattern for this little baby top, Lovey Dovey. I think it came out the right size. I'm concerned that even-though the yarn is a wool/cotton blend, it will be too warm of a garment for an Arizona baby, I intended for this to go to a baby that is due to be born in a couple of weeks, The afternoon temps are up in the 70's, its only going to get warmer. hmmmmm what to do

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy President's Day

Originally uploaded by dnaprice66
I love our city zoo. Its big , it tries to give the animals a good environment to live in. Its big. The parking lot can be filled to capacity , but there is still plenty of room to walk around on the zoo grounds. There is a huge variety of animals. Most you can see fairly well with out disrupting them too much. Today the weather was perfect. Warm enough for them to be active, but not too warm.
My only complaint is that the line for the women's restroom is always long. They need just a few more stalls...anything would be an improvement.
I still love our zoo

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Olympics Cast-on

Originally uploaded by dnaprice66
I started Love-Dovey during the opening ceremony on 2/12. Its in the Junior Olympics category for the Ravelympics.
Yarn: Spud and Chloe Sweater in Watermelon(pink) and Grass (green) colorways I've enjoyed working with this yarn. My hands usually hurt after working with cotton content yarns. My hand's haven't had a problem so far.
Needle: Size 8 the pattern called for a size 10 I tried a 9 and it was too loose of a gauge
It is blocking tonight. Tomorrow I'll add some embroidery to the skirt of the top.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

mmmMalabrigo Bucket hat

mmmMalabrigo Bucket hat
Originally uploaded by dnaprice66
Knit for the daughter of a knitting friend, its modeled by my daughter. I'm really happy how the pattern turned out. I knit the brim twice in different yarns and different needles before finding the right yarn with the right needle, thrid time was the charm. Knitting is amazing and satisfying when you find the right combintation.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Off Track

True confessions, as far as my new year's goals are concerned I've follow off track, haven't stayed the course, lost the vision...(what ever phrase you like to use insert here). My excuse is that that my husband was outof town for two weeks in Japan, plus we had quite the weather system go through while he was out of town. my valuable exercise time was taken away by cleaning the yard and minor home maintenance. Basically I'm a wimp and can't keep up my motherly duties, take care of the things my hubby normally does, AND expect to exercise, let alone knit and read. See I'm a whiney wimp.

I did get some knitting done.
Felted clogs for my oldest son. MY frontloading washing machine does felt wool . Next time I need to remeber to turn off the spng cycle. these turned out a little wonky
...and dishcloths also a litttle wonky, but still usable.

Now I need to get back on track with the other goals.