Tuesday, March 24, 2009

is at about 80%.
's head is still in a box.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Noro Silk Garden is Fetching

So, I recently finished teaching a fingerless gloves class and since I only had one student I was able to knit along with her. I had some leftover Noro from making my entrelac scarf. I think it turned out quite lovely in this version of "Fetching" from knitty.com.

I have cast on for the second glove which is always recommended to myself...I have a bad case of second sock/mitten/glove syndrome. Patti and I had a great class and a fun time each making a pair of these. They are very useful though it's gotten pretty warm here in Tennessee already. We'll have to save them for next year.

Off to teach a lesson on socks! Happy Knitting :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

New cardigan

New cardigan
Originally uploaded by elletrain
So, I've been in a bit of a knitting slump lately...it was suggested that I take a break from it for a while and I kind of have. My solution this time was to grab a few Rowan books, a few other books, and a few knitting magazines and sit on the porch on a lovely Friday afternoon. I wanted to knit something seasonally appropriate. I have an alpaca sweater I started designing, but it's just not getting me in the mood for spring.

After much deliberating, I decided upon a cotton eyelet cardigan from Rowan. Surprisingly, I haven't knitted much from Rowan even though I subscribe to the magazine. So, I found a lovely bright blue cotton yarn (Tahki Cotton Classic) in my stash. I think it will be a nice simple sweater pattern to work with...it's knit in pieces, not in the round. I think this is best for cotton, personally, because the seams will give it more stability and keep it from losing it's shape too much.

I'm having fun working on it, though I'm only half way through the left front and it's already been a week. I've realized I shouldn't pressure myself when my knitting isn't as fast as I'd like it to be or when I'm not knitting as often as I think I should. I tend to feel guilty for not finishing something quickly...but then, I have to remind myself...this is supposed to be fun, right? :)

Friday, March 6, 2009


Birthday dinner outfit
Originally uploaded by elletrain
So...I haven't been knitting too much these last few weeks so I haven't finished anything to post. I thought I'd just do a non-knitting post with a list of things that have gone on lately. Here 'tis:

-had a great great bday and got Italian lessons from my sweetie (Rosetta Stone)

-got a new spiffy plaid coat on sale

-got to see amazing college friends for a weekend in LR and got to attend one of the sweetest weddings ever!

-started finally getting some design freelance jobs (woohoo!)

-am having successful knitting classes at the ice cream shop

-got my booty off the couch and began working out with Pinky's trainer 2x a week... am feeling good!

-Pinky got a new job that he'll start in the next week that he's really looking forward to (yay!)

-got new bikes for Valentine's Day so we can ride around the East side and see the sites

-celebrated a fun birthday with Pinky...got him a gift certif. to Aquatic Critter so he can pick out some pet fish...he's been wanting some for a while now :)

-am getting to spend quality time with the best man in the world ♥

I'm so very blessed right now and am enjoying the changes in my life. It's pretty amazing how things can develop and change from one day to the next. I promise to keep this thing updated a little more because I'm realizing how writing this is making me so thankful for what I have!!
Until then...xoxo