Friday, January 27, 2006

Good Thing I Have Friends with Cameras

Don't I have great friends? You'll notice that this picture is now in my profile. I cropped it, but otherwise it's a picture that Tony sent.

Knitting news: I have been working on mittens and a baby blanket. I have one inch finished on both. For the mittens, I'm using a yarn I bought over Thanksgiving in Royal Oak. It is Extra Stampato in black with bits of silvery white. I'm making up the pattern as I go. I've started with a 2x2 rib for a couple inches. Then I'll just follow a basic mitten pattern over stockinette. I made fingerless gloves without a pattern and I love them (oh, toasty hands at work, such a novelty), so I figure mittens are the same thing with a closed top. Easy.

The baby blanket is for my friend Joe and his new and upcoming family. It will have a border out of Lorna's Laces Sheperd Worsted in child's play and a body of yellow. I was going to do an embossed butterfly (from Nicky Epstein's Knitting on the Edge) along the border, but I think I'll do a large butterfly in the middle instead.

I'm headed to Saginaw for a visit with Jen, Tony, and Joseph. Once again I am bringing no handmade gifts. I'm planning on making socks for Jen sometime soon. They'll be my first pair, but I don't know anyone who likes socks as much as Jen. Why she wears one inside out I will never understand.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

So Easily Distracted

Inspired by Aimee, I bought these shoes. We were going to dinner, but Aimee wanted to stop in Niche first. Doesn't she know I'm a sucker? I was ten minutes late meeting her; I guess she had ten minutes too many waiting in front of the store. Given that they were having their 5 cent sale and Aimee was spending way more money than me, I also bought a second, funky pair (to be worn only with pants).

So much for knitting.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Need to Digitize

Because I needed to sign up to comment here , I figured, why not start posting, too. There will be few postings during the first few months. I have to get some technology to really get the hang of this (like a digital camera). For now, I'm just signed up.

I plan on writing about knitting and not much else (what else is there?), when I do start writing. I'm currently working on some mittens, a baby blanket, some "structured" knitting for my LYS, and three or four other UFOs.