Wednesday, August 15, 2012

It has been a really long time since I have posted an update to my knitting blog.

In the past 4 years I have finally finished the peacock shawl, I am on square 16/20 on the Great American Afghan, and no longer work at best buy.

I promise there I will be updating more frequently with pictures to come!!

Happy Knits!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

And She Knits Too

I know I haven't made a post since october...but life is insane. I never have a moment to myself with my 17 credits at school and working 4 days a week. But here we go!

My new project. I am beginning to knit the great american aran afghan and am loving every second of it. At the rate I'm going with it I wont be done for at least a year, but that is ok! I am knitting it with Cascade Eco-Wool. It is the softest 100% wool I have ever touched in my entire life! And for everyone who knows me I won't knit or wear anything that has any itch to it, so you know it has to be soft if I'm going to wrap myself up in this! Another benefit is that it has about 500 yds per skane making it a great buy!

I finished my first square, the Vicki Sever square and it just came out amazing. I'm not really worried about the size my squares come out cause I figure that I'll block them separately and make them the size I want them to be then. Right now I am knitting them just because I love a challenge and I love cables! I love when things like that come out imperfect. I think imperfections in handmade items make them unique to the person who made them.

Now onto bigger and better things. I have just booked my tickets for West Palm Beach Florida. A birthday gift from mom and dad. I am going with my best friend in April for a week and I am very very very very excited!! She has a house down there and asked me to come along with her. So in a months time I will be soaking up the rays on a gorgeous white sand beach and possibly be going to see Avril Lavigne while I'm down there.

Sunday, October 28, 2007


HIIIII!!! i hope everybody remembers who i am cuz i havent seen anyone in forever...but i am very sad to say that I have not had time to pick up my needles since august. Now that I am established with school and a job there is no time between studying, homework, very little television, and work. I am even finding myself online to catch the new episode of grey's anatomy cuz i work through it every thursday nite! Anyway i wnated to let everyone know who reads my blog that NO I AM NOT DEAD! although it may seem that i have fallen off the planet...but school is is amazing!!!! and i loveeee you allllll!!!!!

Friday, August 17, 2007

A Quick Knit for a Working Girl

About a week ago we had an amazing time with the Staten Island knitters in PA. We went to our favorite knitting shop Knitting to Know Ewe and we found the most fabulous yarn there. It is a bulky almost roving yarn in this most fabulous red. Mary Amato a member of the group picked it out to make a drop stitch scarf with it and the craze caught on. Almost everyone in the group purchased this yarn in different colors with size 19 needles and wass on their way to a quick knit. I finished mine in two days and made a little variation. I used a smaller needle with a greater amount of stitches on the needle. I used the red and it is gorgeous! It was instant satisfaction for a person like me who finds herself working all the time like tmrw morning!lol!

And now for a knit that takes a little longer!

Besides my quick knit I have been doing a lot of things that are work oriented lately and now my knitting is revolvong around it too!! I decided to make this gorgeous vest from the book fitted knits in a pinkish brown! I absolutely love it and hopefully it will be ready to wear by the fall!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Peacock shawl

First of all I would like to say its amazing that i am even making a post since i have like absolutely no time on my hands with work and everything! But anyway I am doing very well with the peacock is gorgeous if i must say so myself. I have 210 stitches on the needle and am up to row 105 on chart 3. The wool I am using is Zephyr wool-silk from fiddlesticks knitting. I had a little bit of trouble in the beginning but since then it has been a smooth and enjoyable knitting experience!! It is actaully looking like a peacock tail! It is moving along quickly but as the number of stitches increase the longer it takes to knit a row!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Harry Potter Insanity

I bought the book at my interview at best buy , which I received!! I am a Magnolia Home Theatre Pro ( high end home theatre systems) and am payed an hourly rate of $11.20...Anyway from the moment I got home at 11 to 11 o'clock at night I have been reading the seventh harry and have only put it down for bathroom and food breaks. I accomplished 554 pages and that is a record for me!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007