06 July 2006

I am so behind!

Some of you may remember that I signed up for the ABC along. Some of you may know that the last letter I did was "I". Most bloggers are now on "M" or "N". Why am I so behind? Well, I got stuck on "J". I just cannot think of anything for "J". I'm going to skip it and move onto "K". The good news for you is that over the next few days, I hope to get caught up (that means I'll be posting more than once every two weeks). :-)

I've been knitting. Here's a list of what I've been working on:

I used up almost all of the yarn I won from Nancy (BronxGirlKnits). Remember? It was Lopi Alafos - from Iceland! I knit a bag (which would then be felted) from the book I also won from Nancy (sorry - I don't have links today - isn't it enough that I'm actually posting???). I liked the bag so much (and had more than a skein & a half left over), that I decided to knit a second bag. Same pattern. Same yarn. Well, I have felted those two bags (oh - no pictures today, either). I'll get pictures taken of them so that you can see how wonderfully they turned out. I also felted another bag (this one was my own "design") - that bag's story will be told another day.

I started a swatch of the yarn that Lucia dyed for me in the Dye-O-Rama Swap. I know I told you (in a previous post) that I love that yarn. But now that I've knit some of it? I LOVE it even more! The colors are SO. BEAUTIFUL. After each row, I have to stop and look at the colors! And the yarn is amazingly soft. And there's ALOT of it. I am so lucky! Thanks again, Lucia!

I got some new dpn's. Size 000, size 00, size 0, and size 1. Yep. To make socks. I'm doing a swatch of some Regia sock yarn (that I've had for a while) on the size 000 needles. Can I just tell you that these needles are like metal toothpicks. I find myself holding the needles so tightly that I have to make myself loosen my grip because I'm afraid I'll bend them!

In non-knitting news. If you're interested in Longaberger baskets, my Mom is selling a set of (7 baskets, I think) through Auction Inn on eBay. There are about 4 hours left - the last I checked, the price was around $95 (still a great price for 7 baskets!). Anyway. If you'd like to bid, head over to Auction Inn's website (just Google Auction Inn). It's under Current Auctions, then Collectibles.

That's all for today. MAKE it a great day!


Nancy Joyce said...

I'm glad the yarn was so well loved! I can't wait to see pictures.

Lucia said...

Me too. There's nothing, but absolutely nothing, like having my handwork appreciated. If you praise my yarn any more I shall be forced to roll over and wave my feet in the air.

I've been knitting my Trekking socks with size 0 needles. Since I'm a tight knitter I'm getting 11 or 12 sts to the inch in st st.

And J is for Jump, of course -- as in forget J, let's jump right to K.

Maribel said...

Hey I was there when Nancy picked the Lopi yarn, you are a lucky girl

Anonymous said...

If it makes you feel any better, I'm on I as well. Life has taken a busy busy turn and I haven't gotten around to taken my pictures.