Wednesday, April 26, 2006

To everyone that has asked

where I got the pattern for my sweater -- I wrote to the woman who made it up and hopefully will hear from her by the time I get back from vacation (will be back Tuesday) and I can tell you all where to get the pattern.

Off to pack.... VACATION isn't that a wonderful word (even when you are retired)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

My sleeve is fixed

Thanks to a very patient and super knitting friend my sleeve is fixed - I went to show her the sweater and to buy some more yarn for a new project and was showing her my too tight sleeve - she asked if it would bother me every time I wore the sweater - Wellll .....while it fit and wasn't tight tight (it just wasn't as loose as the other sleeve) it would make itself known to me each time I put it on and I would probably mutter to myself about it... So while we sat and chatted she took out the binding off part and picked back the join a bit and put the loose stitches on a piece of yarn for me...

I came home and within 15 minutes put it on larger needles and bound it off loosely and joined it all back together -- TAH DAH no more muttering to myself (well at least not about a tight sleeve)

Thank you Kathleen - I never ever would have done that and it made SUCH a difference.

Just a note --- if this is more difficult to read or make sense of than it normally is - it is because I haven't slept in 29 hours and I am a just a tad tired......

Friday, April 21, 2006

Ok Here it is!!

Warning, warning, Danger Will Robinson----

I take the worst pictures and as you can see DH isn't much better. My shirt under the sweater should have been smoothed out -- I should try to stand non-lopsided (my shoulder drops on the side I broke and I never realized just how much) And now you all will know just how super sized I am and that when I say I am whiter than white I really, really mean it! That really is the color of my hair and skin.

The sleeves are a bit long - and I bound off the sleeve on the right side nice and tight (something I will not do again) so that one is not stretchy at all. But other than that I don't think it is too bad for a first try.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The knitting is DONE!!

Will try to get a picture tomorrow before I start joining it together.....ACK!!!!!!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Thanks everyone

I did get some rows done last night as DH was snoring so loud I couldn't sleep (along with doing a jumping bean impression - because of his walking alot at the range yesterday) So from 1am to 3am I worked on the sleeve - I have about 76 more rows to go (if I did the math right). So after the obligatory brunch with family I WILL finish this today -- then I will need a push to do the sewing together.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

So who is brilliant?

and can tell me why I am going so slowly on the sleeve of my sweater - personally I think I am afraid to finish it - then I have to join it all and try it on to see if it fits. This sleeve is taking longer than the whole sweater did I swear - and it isn't hard it is just decreasing after knitting so many rows. Geeze - what a whimp!

Monday, April 10, 2006


Maybe not as much as I hope for this weekend but I am getting there -- Just have about 2 inches more of this part of the sleeve then I start the decreases and it will go pretty fast.

Sorry it isn't perfectly straight on the blanket but dang it was cold out there without a coat (and no it never crossed my mind to go in to get a coat so I could position it just so) ;p

Saturday, April 08, 2006

No picture today

It has been pouring all day and I need to do this outside at this point - there is a LOT of material to lay out now. We picked out our horseradish roots today so will be doing that soon Probably Monday. Hopefully it will be really nice outside that day so we can do all the grinding out there and have less tears at least.

Friday, April 07, 2006

A Post a Post!!!!

Can you believe I am actually making a post. Tomorrow or the next day I will have a picture to add of my sweater with the sleeve done. I just decreased to start the sleeve today.

Now, why haven't I had anything to say lately? Well, I'm still fighting this bug and the last part was another bout of Pink Eye and I was just plain disgusted and didn't want to air and expand on that disgust -- now it seems to be getting better so I am happier :D

Tomorrow is a trip to pick ups fresh horseradish roots to make horseradish for Easter - So there will be LOTS of tears in our house over the next couple of days. But it is one of those things that is so worthwhile because the horseradish is so much better than what you can buy.