Friday, June 29, 2007

back from vacation

I had a great time visiting the family in CA this past week. I spent most of my time in the pool either at my parents' or my sisters'. However, we did go North of SF for a few days where the weather was cool enough to wear my Sesame cardigan. It ended up working well. It fit, did its job nicely, kept me warm enough. It got lots of compliments from my MIL and other family members, which was nice.
I took my socks and sweater with me, but was only able to work on the socks. I managed to cast on the second sock and work past the cuff a bit. With no pattern to stare at needed it was much easier to work on while socializing with the fam.
My neck is a bit stiff after all the traveling on airplanes and differnt beds and pillows so I am taking a bit of a break from knitting. Not for too long, though. I am determined to finish the sock and the Ruffled Suplice by the time I have to go back to work in August.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

all buttoned up

I went to JoAnns afterall and found myself some large wooden buttons and then figured out how to sew them on. So, yay!, the cardigan is finally finished. One problem. The button hole band gets all wavy when it is buttoned up. I am thinking it is because of me. I may have made it a bit snug aaround the chest. Oops. Oh well, one button buttoned at the top will probably be okay.
No pic yet, but will post as soon as I get one taken.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

getting back into the knit of things

I am trying anyway. Back and neck are doing okay. Had a bit of a stomach problem for the last couple weeks but that is getting better as well. My hands have been itching for something to do. What I really want to finish is my Sesame Cardigan from that has been sitting in my closet for quite awhile with no buttons. That is all that it is missing! Where to get buttons?

I checked out my lys a while back but they didn't have buttons the right size. A new JoAnns opened, much bigger than the old one so I think I will go and check out what they have today.

I really want to have this sweater finished so it can come with me to CA next week. We will be on the coast for a few days and it would be perfect to stay warm in.