Saturday, March 31, 2007

Spring has sprung!

I had to snap some pictures before I lose the beautiful blooms to April showers.

Dwarf Plum Tree


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

An inch ...

that's about all my knit project (Cabaret Raglan) grew. Talk about snail's pace.

Monday night while watching 24, I got about 7 rows done on the front chart. I thought that was pathetic.

Last night we watched The Departed and all I managed to knit was an inch on the sleeves. That was even worse! I have to say that the movie really had my attention. Hubby looks over and thought I was knitting a 'bahag'.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

No corner left untouched

This weekend I took over Little Man's corner in our house. That spot just beside the fireplace, where the light is good. Now that's bad, isn't it? See ... my knitting co-existing with the kiddies' stuff.

I just realized that I haven't started anything for Project Spectrum yet. Anyway, I was KAL stalking last week and stumbled upon this post on the Interweave Knits KAL. I dove into the stash and pulled out some LB Cotton Ease for the Cabaret Raglan.

Although the body is meant to be knitted straight up to the armholes, I decided to put some shaping into it. I pulled out the Hourglass Sweater to use as a guide.

Monday, March 5, 2007


Last Wednesday night while waiting for Lost, I picked up my 4.5 mm Addis and the tiny ball of yarn that used to be my Calorimetry. Hubby walked out of den and saw me with a tape measure around my noggin. Grins.

I cast on 108 sts (120 sts on 5 mms = too big) and just kept ribbing. When it was wide enough, I started doing rows 6 and 7. Oops! I should match the number of short rows on each end so it does not look wonky. Rip out 2 rows; figure out what to do next and move on.

Much to my surprise, I finished it in one evening. Somehow I was determined to get something right after my woeful attempts at Salina.

Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Merino in Rosewood
Needles: Addi Circulars in US #7
(02/28/07 - 02/28/07)

Modifications: I cast on 108 stitches and did Row 5 until it was half the intended width.

P.S. - Underneath Calorimetry is a partial back of Salina after 1 ball of Rowanspun DK.

Thanks for the good vibes!!!

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Baltimore Trip

We went to Baltimore yesterday to visit my younger brother. I put the camera in my knitting bag but left the bag in the trunk of the car when we parked. No pictures! I realized that I could not knit in the car. The top of the Beltway always gets me dizzy whether I'm on the wheel or not. We had a great time walking around at the Inner Harbor.

I promise to bring camera next weekend when we go visit again. Stay tuned!