Thursday, July 30, 2009

The end of wwm09

Tomorrow marks the end of wwm09.

SWAPPED, completely defeating the purpose of entering it into wwm09!
- Afghan that I started back when I first started knitting that I know I will never finish.

TO FINISH FROM 5-10% PROGRESS:
- Black hat for Marchell Sr. (sister #2's fiance).
- Horizontal Rib Socks for Brit (hubby).

FINISHED:
- Yellow Washcloth. Finished 7/1/09.
- A green cotton/acrylic hat. Finished 7/1/09.
- A white cotton hat for my friend Damon's baby-in-progress. Finished 7/2/09.
- Ribbed socks for baby-in-progress. Finished 7/3/09.
- Striped pullover for my niece that was more than half-way finished before I realized it would be way too big. Finished frogging 7/4/09.
- Jaywalker socks for baby-in-progress. Finished 7/5/09.
- Black hat for Jordan (nephew). Finished 7/6/09.
- Black hat for Marchell Jr. (sister #2's fiance's son). Finished 7/7/09.
- Beige hat for Mason (nephew). Finished 7/16/09
- White Yogini Bolero for me! Finished 7/15/09.
- Scarf for sister #2 for Christmas. Needs to be blocked. Finished 7/20/09
- Striped pullover for my niece in the correct size. Needs some trim around the neckline. Finished 7/28/09.

I'll be finishing up the last hat today. Not a bad run, if I do say so myself! Although I didn't finish those pesky socks (mostly due to Ella's absence taking up my time), I'm proud of the work I did.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Ella is home!

A neighbor one street over said their dog was sniffing around and they saw her. It happened to be someone my mom had talked to on one of the first days, and she had her husband call us while she kept an eye on Ella. She was extremely scared. When we got to where she was, we slowly tried to approach her, but she ran off. We followed her, my mom finally got about 20 feet away from her, sat down and just willed her to come, and she came.

She lost a whole freaking pound (she was only 8.5 to begin with!) and has a cut below her eye, her hair’s ratty, but she is SO happy to be home. And Leo and Chico (our Chihuahua) are so freaking happy, too!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A sad, discouraging week

On Saturday, my indoor cat Ella got out of the house and we haven't been able to find her. We've basically exhausted all our resources, from fliers, to talking to people on the street, alerting local vets and shelters, etc. She hasn't been seen since Sunday. I love this cat, so it's really taken a toll on my motivation. I just haven't felt much like knitting. I've spent so many hours just trying to find her. I'm so sad.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Happy stash week!

I'm having an absolutely fabulous stash week. I'm getting not one, but TWO skeins of Wollmeise PLUS a skein of Malabrigo sock! One skein of Wol is in exchange for a pair of knit socks, one is an early Anniversary present from my hubby. The Mal is just for me from my yarn fund :) Here are pics of what will be coming in the mail...


(one of the two on the right)







Yarngasm. I haz it.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Progress Report for wwm09

I've been busy. Here's what I've gotten done!

TO FROG:
- Afghan that I started back when I first started knitting that I know I will never finish.

TO APPLY FINISHING TOUCHES:
- Scarf for sister #2 for Christmas. Needs to be blocked.
- Striped pullover for my niece in the correct size. Needs some trim around the neckline.

TO FINISH FROM 5-10% PROGRESS:
- Black hat for Marchell Sr. (sister #2's fiance).
- Horizontal Rib Socks for Brit (hubby).
- Beige hat for Mason (nephew).
- White Yogini Bolero for me! About 30% finished as of 7/9/09.

FINISHED:
Yellow Washcloth. Finished 7/1/09.
- A green cotton/acrylic hat. Finished 7/1/09.
- A white cotton hat for my friend Damon's baby-in-progress. Finished 7/2/09.
- Ribbed socks for baby-in-progress. Finished 7/3/09.
- Striped pullover for my niece that was more than half-way finished before I realized it would be way too big. Finished frogging 7/4/09.
- Jaywalker socks for baby-in-progress. Finished 7/5/09.
- Black hat for Jordan (nephew). Finished 7/6/09.
- Black hat for Marchell Jr. (sister #2's fiance's son). Finished 7/7/09.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

WIP Wrestlemania 2009

This is a thing that's going on in the Ravelry world for the month of July. A few hundred people and I are gonna do our damndest to whip our WIPs into shape! My WIPs are as follows:

TO FROG:
- Striped pullover for my niece that was more than half-way finished before I realized it would be way too big.
- Afghan that I started back when I first started knitting that I know I will never finish.

TO APPLY FINISHING TOUCHES:
- Scarf for sister #2 for Christmas. Needs to be blocked.
- Striped pullover for my niece in the correct size. Needs some trim around the neckline.

TO FINISH FROM 5-10% PROGRESS:
- A white cotton hat for my friend Damon's baby-in-progress.
- A green cotton/acrylic hat for same baby-in-progress. 60% complete as of 7/1/09
- Jaywalker socks for baby-in-progress.
- Ribbed socks for baby-in-progress.
- Black hat for Marchell Jr. (sister #2's fiance's son).
- Black hat for Marchell Sr. (sister #2's fiance).
- Black hat for Jordan (nephew).
- Horizontal Rib Socks for Brit (hubby).
- Beige hat for Mason (nephew).
- White Yogini Bolero for me!

FINISHED:
Yellow Washcloth. Finished 7/01/09.

I'm currently working on frogging the pullover and knitting the green cotton/acrylic hat. Not too shabby!