my life as a crocheter & knitter & working mom

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Okay, the moratorium refers to Yarn only. I can buy needed notions, needles, hooks, and patterns.
I am declaring a yarn moratorium. I bought more yarn on eBay. Won a nice auction on some All Seasons Cotton (yes, I am obsessed with Rowan) yesterday. Stop me! My husband is going to have a fit when he sees the credit card bill.

I hereby declare that Netter will buy no more yarn until she finishes 5 projects. Two are already on the needles: Stephie's sweater and the BUP bucket (well, that's being swatched). I think I'll make a lace wrap out of the Soho On My Own (since those aren't size dependent). I need two more projects to make from my stash! Perhaps a sweater for a loved one from the All Seasons (I'm getting 14 balls in Safari, discontinued dark green). Hmm, my dad has a green sweatershirt he wears to death. Maybe a nice pullover for him! We'll call it Merry Christmas (or Happy Birthday which is 4 days later). And one more project. I need to organize the whole caboodle anyway. Perhaps I'll come across something!

My two Rowan books came yesterday. Ooh la la. I definitely want to get some Denim and make a few of the sweaters for my little guy.

For those following along, I'm nearly finished the lace section on the back piece of the Grecian Plait. Only a few more pattern rows to go and I'm into the stockinette.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

What have I been up to? Well, I had a baby February 2. He's kept me busy. I've started knitting and crocheting again. I finished up that afghan for my parents a few weeks ago. I'll be giving it to the this weekend when we visist. I'm actually looking forward to 6 hours in the car. Hopefully, I'll get some knitting done. I've knitted two placemats out of Sugar and Cream buttercream. I used the spiral rib pattern from The Knitting Stitch Bible. Since I've been back to work (started back May 3), I've remembered how much time there is to knit on the bus. I still haven't finished that romper I started back in October. All I need to do is bind off the last sleeve, weave in ends (must remember to carry yarn next time I do small stripes) and seam it up. Unfortunately, my son is such a weed, he won't be able to wear it. He's put on nearly 9 pounds and grown over 4 inches in the last 3 3/4 months!

I started a sweater for my sister. It's the Grecian Plait from knitty. It's in a lovely blue mohair blended with a sparkly acrylic.

I've been doing a lot of stash building through eBay. Two bags of Rowan Calmer in discontinued Bleached (white) and Joy (purple). Some Filature di Crosa MilleFine in variegated moss/orange (discontinued) and rose. I also bought some Lion Cotton to make an adorable summer romper for Billy next summer (from Family Circle Easy Baby Knits). I also got Winter Cotton in Rose and Soho On My Own in pink from Herrschner's weekly yarn sale.

I also got my Rowan International Membership, order the Calmer Collection, and Miss Bea's Seaside, and two patterns from ChicKnits (BUP bucket and Chickami).

I've started swatching the Winter Cotton to see if it's not too chunky for the BUP bucket hat. I think it will be good to have a couple projects going and I want to make something for myself.

I can't make myself any tops, yet. I'm still nursing and it's wreaking havoc with my measurments!