Wednesday, June 29, 2011

YAY Knitting!!!! I'm making my first sweater! I'm so excited about this!! It's a top-down sweater designed by Knitbot, made with lace weight, (very yummy yarn, btw) on a size 6 needle, so it is going pretty fast. Very fast as far as my knitting goes! Even my knitting friend is surprised at how much I've done it in just two weeks! I've got about 8 inches knitted so far!

I'm really liking this top-down thing. There's no seaming involved! That means I'm not making two pieces that I have to match. I've had such a hard time with that. Even in crocheting, following the same directions and everything!! UGH! Oh well! If anyone is interested in seeing what the sweater looks like, or joining the knit-a-long that Cast Away yarn shop is doing, head on over to the Ravelry website, find Cast Away in the groups and join in the fun!!!

Best wishes and happy yarning all!!!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Oh wholly geez!!! I haven't been on here FOREVER!!!!! So what's new? Well a ton of things, really. I don't crochet much these days. I knit WAY more now. I also took up needle felting and I'm really into that. It's one of those like instant gratification type things. Most things I can finish in an evening. And I started working at a yarn shop.

I finally made a knitted garment. I made a really cute onesie for my girlfriend that is having her first baby any day now (I keep waiting for the call). I've just started my first top-down sweater. Well, technically, I've started the swatch. I still have a hat to finish for a friend before I can really start the sweater. But it's a knit-a-long, so I got to get on it!! Ever since I started the needle felting, the knitting and crocheting have been VERY SLOW GOING!!!

I have also taken up yoga that I do almost everyday. I tend to take Sundays off. I'm also looking into Ayurveda. But I'm just starting to look at that. So far, from what I've read, I don't really get it. lol But! I'm looking and just trying to incorporate some things that are better for me. The yoga really helps and I really notice a difference in myself when I don't do it.In both my body and mind, so that keeps me going. I am trying to do some meditation, but it's really hard when my two boys are being boys.

So that's me in a nutshell. Just trying to live my life as best as I can, being the best mom, wife, friend, knitter and person that I can! Hope that all is well with you and yours!!!! Namaste!