Wednesday, February 27, 2008


I've just done something that I excited about. I signed up for a class with Annie Modesitt. It is on March 8th and is about knitting with color. I've done the techniques she is teaching but I'm never satisfied by my knitting with different colors. Other people's work always looks neater, more even etc. SO maybe I'll learn how to improve my technique!

I finished my Central Park Hoodie, now I need to go buy a separating zipper for it. I was going o put buttons on but this jacket like sweater is just asking for a zipper. I did it in Malibregio yarn in dusty olive and I JUsT LOVE IT ALREADY. Now I need to start back on the sweater I'm testing the pattern for. I am considering just doing the button band and calling it a vest if I can't get the sleeves to cooperate!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Just a LAZY WEEK!!

I've been off from work this week and I made nonstop plans, but somehow many, almost most of them were changed or canceled and WOW am I glad. I spent a lot of time just reading, sleeping, hanging out with the dog, watching daytime TV!!! and working on my Central Park Hoodie. I guess I needed the rest more then I thought.

This morning I went and had my nails done and soon I'm taking a lasagna and a big pot of sausage and meatballs over to a friend's house and a bunch of us are getting together to knit and hang out for the evening.

Sunday, it's my niece's shower THEN YUCK back to work. I love my job but I could use a linger break. I think I'll adjust to retirement just fine! (in a few years or so)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

On Vacation

This is the MidWinter break for NYC teachers. I have been on break since last Friday. I'm finally relaxing now! As soon as I was actually on break I felt crummy and fluish and spent the last few days being sick. Not sick enough to go to the DR but sick enough to just want to sleep, knit a bit and then sleep again! In spite of that, I did get a surprising amount done in the last few weeks!

My family is having a baby shower for my niece on Sunday, she is the first of the cousins to be expecting. I don't see her often as she lives in out of state so I knitted her three sweaters--- A Newborn 5 hour boy sweater, a really cute little hoodie about 6 month size and a really cute cotton sweater with car buttons. I chipped in with my sisters for a stroller and some other gear which is off her registery but somehow that stuff never seems like a real gift.

A friend of mine just became a grandmother so I made an EZ Baby Surprise sweater and a really cute ragged edge flannel nap quilt in the 5 Little Monkeys print. Now I want to get back to my two adult sweaters for me. The Central Park Hoodie is moving along, I hope to wear it as a spring jacket this year and the sweater from the pattern I am testing is resting in the time out spot for not cooperating sleeve wise!

Today I went on a little Yarn Crawl with some friend from my knitting group. We went to three shops in Montclair. Very nice friendly shops, very different from each other and each packed with yarn calling my name. I was pretty restrained yarn wise but went a bit nuts with buttons. I am going to take pictures and show everything in a day or so. We had a very delightful lunch and they were back to pick kids up from the school but AND I who finally have grown children who work took a nap and did some knitting!