Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My First Sweater

I know I've talked about it, but I finally cast on for it Sunday. I'm making my first sweater. I fell in love with the Shifting Rib Pullover when I saw it in the Winter 2007/08 issue of Vogue Knitting and I've finally cast on. I'm so excited!!!

I'm using the yarn I bought on the last NCEE meet-up:

(Cascade 220 Heathers)

I started on it Sunday evening; and here's my progress as of Monday:

It's really coming along!! I am doing much better than I expected. Here's where I am so far tonite:

Ciao, gotta get back to my needles!! ;D

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Nearly Perfect Day

I had a nearly perfect day Saturday. I got to meet up with my NCEE (North Carolina Ebony Elite) ladies...who will be known as Neicy going forward (LOL, Stacey). We met in Winston-Salem and had lunch at a great little spot called Sweet Potatoes. The food was GREAT!!! I'll definitely be going back there.

There was an arts fest going on while we were there...great booths and some Awesome shops on Trade St. We did our yarn crawl... We started at Knit One, Smock Too. Great shop and the ladies in there were very sweet. Not to mention my daughter loved the dollhouse they have in there.

Neicy and them at Knit One, Smock Too...

Next we went to Knit Picky. It is in the cutest little house and the comfy, red couch is DIVINE!!! I picked up some Cascade 220 Heathers here...

(obligatory yarn porn....)

The crew again...

Then we stopped for ice cream......

Toni, Deborah and Mr. Ryan...

Nik, Nayomi and Laila....

Renee, Stacey and Wendy

Great day, right? So why "nearly perfect"? Because Ms. Migraine visited me again. I felt her coming on the way home and by the time I got in the house, my hands were shaking so bad I could hardly hold my cup to take my meds....sigh. So I crashed for a couple of hours to find that my DEAR, SWEET, WONDERFUL hubby went to......

Yes, that's a Ganache box!!!!! He got a turtle cake...YUM!!!!!!!! I love this man!!! So, my day took a dip, but ended up great! Ooh, here's the cake....


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Baby Bolero is finished!!

I did it!!! I love it!! It's sooo tiny, though...It looks like it should fit a doll...LOL! As a matter of fact, I borrowed my daughter's Cabbage Patch to test it out. It's nearing my bedtime, so this will be short and sweet. Here are the pix:



And the money shot!! This is my granddoll-ter, Brown Baby:

Whaddaya think?

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


I have been B-U-S-Y. We finally finished spring cleaning. I pulled out the steamer and did the carpets last weekend (YAY!!!!) I also finished with my online course, so I've got a break from that for a week. AND I've been knitting!!!

I am making the baby bolero for my friend Lucy's little girl. I love the pattern. It's working up pretty quickly (seriously, I have only been able to knit in stolen moments here and there and I'm almost done - in less than a week). I see many of these in the future for all my friends and relatives that have wee ones. Like I said, it worked up very quickly, but I did get a few shots of the body and sleeves. I plan to put it together tonight. Here are some before shots:

Here is the body with the right front worked:

Here are some shots of the body and sleeves:

I LOVE this detail on the back:

Until next time...