Friday, January 04, 2008

When knitting becomes an obsession

When knitting becomes an obsession......


Thursday, January 03, 2008

first 2008 FO

Well, I finished my first dog sweater. I used the Penny sweater from Knitty 2003. I ran into all sorts of trouble making this. This should have been a quick, easy knit. I had this thing about half way finished before I realized that the pattern had all sorts of mistakes. So, I ripped it back and went online to look for errata. I contacted the designer and she promptly sent me a corrected copy. Great. So, I began again. And then found another math mistake in the pattern. But, I fixed it with no problem and now have a cute sweater to show for it. The next sweater I make will be a little longer I think, probably about two inches.

Roxie models her sweater while sitting with the Eldest on the Bean Bag.

I'm off now to torture Widget the Supervisor Cat with the sweater next. Wish me luck that I don't get scratched to ribbons.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

My First Contest!

I'm having my first contest! It's in honor of three things. The First, is (of course) for the New Year, the Second is to make you get over all those checks you're going to mess up when you write '07 instead of '08, and the Third is for you! The All Things Shea blog had its 5000th view during the past week and I want to celebrate!

So let's kick off the new year by having a contest shall we?

Two ways to get a chance to win:

1. Tell me the resolution that you made last night while drinkin' the bubbly stuff that you know you're never gonna keep.
2. Mention of this contest on your blog gets you another chance to win.

What do you get?

2 Skeins of South West Trading Company Bamboo yarn in the color Cobalt. 250 yds/100g per skein.
Contest ends January 15th!

At that time, the entries will be put into a great big knitting bag and The Eldest will draw a random winner. Check back then for the winner. Good Luck!

I'd send these two to you, but I'm afraid you'd just ship them right back to me. :)
Trust me, there's two in that box. Click to enlarge and you'll see.

Meet Roxie

Here's the puppy pic I promised you yesterday. Still not a great one, but I'm working on it. It's not like I can get her to stand still in my new light box you know. She tends to want to eat it instead.

She's a Chinese Crested Powderpuff, born on Sep. 9th. She's super tiny and soooooo sweet.
Meet Roxie.
I started her a little sweater today. I'll have pics of that soon. I hope.

Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy Birthday!

I'm back! Sorry for the long break. I was out of town and then sick with the crud. The crud is still hanging on, but it's getting better.

First off = We got a new puppy! (yes, we are gluttons for punishment.) But. I haven't been able to get a good pic of her yet. She's tiny and moves too much. I'll get it for you later.

My Dad's feet make their first appearance on the blog!

I finally finished the socks for my Dad. Barely made it under the wire. I've decided that making a man's sock is not fun, especially when I have a deadline. A few too many stitches. I really loved this pattern though. It's the Baby Cable Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks. I used two size 2 circs and Knit Picks Sock yarn in Essential - Terrain Twist. The toe was from the Magic Cast-On tutorial and the heel is a short row one. I was worried that the cable would be too feminine, but this turned out to be a really nice manly sock. The color turned out great too. It should match a lot of his wardrobe.

Check out what happened to a candle on my Mom's mantle. There were some others, but this is the only sad one. They have gas logs and this one was directly over the fireplace. Guess it got a little too hot huh?

One Sad Candle

And last to be mentioned, Today is the Youngest's Birthday! The official party will be next Saturday, but he gets the first mention today.

Happy 2nd Birthday Youngest!

Be sure and check out tomorrow's post - a contest is coming!