Thursday, September 03, 2009


So over on Ravelry in our St. Cloud Knitters Group, they have been talking about the sales over at Crafts Direct and they mentioned the amazing sale on Cascade 220. I resisted for awhile, I really tried. I've been trying to knit up some stash yarn for awhile. I need to use some of my great stuff up before buying more. But then something happened...
Knit night happened. One of the lovely ladies in our group (Hi Jenna!) said she was going to knit a February Lady Sweater from her purchase of this wonderful yarn. Now, I should mention that I've been looking for the perfect yarn to knit this pattern for awhile. Pretty much since I first heard about the pattern. It suggests that you use a shaded solid and I've been looking for the perfect thing that wasn't too expensive. Still, I resisted though. But when I saw her lovely sweater on the needles at knit night, something snapped.

I ran over to Crafts Direct on the Friday before our camping trip. I actually cast on this baby in front of the campfire on Saturday.

I have to say it's been a very fun knit and very fast as well. I'm so excited to have a beautiful sweater before it gets cold again! Apparently, I'm a sheep. At least I didn't get the same color.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

No fiber content

Why is it that I'm finding myself lacking in things to say here?
Work may be busy and of course the care and feeding of one of those husband things does take up time but I do find the time for a few rows of knitting now and again. I especially would like something warm to wrap up in when it gets cold again. Something that will be happening very, very soon if the other night is any indication.
Saturday night we went to the drive-in with another couple. It was fun. We bring lawn chairs and sit outside. Last weekend, we should have brought sleeping bags! It was so cold, I thought I was never going to feel my nose and toes again. Luckily it was two kids movies so it was over early and away we went. I actually managed to regain feeling in my appendages before we got home.
I think that's part of the reason why I'm not feeling the greatest this week.
I also may not have mentioned this before but hubby and I are moving. We fortuitously found a new place, when we weren't looking and it's bigger, nicer and near friends. We are busy, busy packing and getting ready to vacate our teeny apartment which I am finding myself somewhat sentimentally attached to. Oh well, life is all about change.
Okay, I'm back to the knitting. More on that later.