Friday, May 15, 2009

Baby stuff!

Alright, so I am skipping my April news post for now to quickly post some pics of the baby stuff I have been working on. Some very good friends of mine are going to be having an unkown sex baby in August so I have been trying to find some great colors to work with that aren't too male or female since they insist on it being a secret even to themselves :)
Here's the two sweaters I have done so far-I'm currently working on a third. All from a Sirdar book I picked up, I'm not sure what number- I forget! Both are made with Sirdar Snuggly DK, which I am totally in love with!

I picked out this color first, and then Chad helped me pick out buttons to go with it. I love it! I'm using the left overs from this with a dark teal to make a striped sweater right now.

Then I decided I really wanted to use these apple buttons Kate got me for Christmas so I dragged Chad on a 3 hour walk to the yarn store and some other places and he picked out this lovely green to go with them.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The end of March

I knit a Lucha Libre for my brother in law for his birthday to add to the gift we already had gotten him. It was pretty funny.

I went out for my first jog of the year-I held up better than I had last year. Likely because a lot of it was trail running and had ups and downs rather than just running flat on concrete. I haven't gotten out again but I want to.

I dyed some Cascade superwash with tea. It was nice and easy to do and the color came out really nice. Not sure what I want to knit with it yet but I suspect it will be baby related since I am in baby knit mode for my friends Keith and Krista.

The month of March

Alright, so here's a quick relap of what I can remember from March. After our anniversary party I ended up getting Chad's flu which left me very very sick. i ended up in the ER twice and had to spend the night. Turned out I had contracted pericarditis in my heart because of the flu. So this is how I spent about 2 weeks of the month-on the couch with my kitty and not really chatting to anyone except my man.

Right after I got the all clear from my doctor that I was all healed up, I got a mysterious package in the mail. Inside was a beautiful note from one of my fav Ravelry girls, Shannon(aka Sparkleshan)

And this book, which I had been dying to get for a while now! I cried! It was the sweetest thing EVER!!!!! I can't wait to make stuff from it-I'm a little broke right now, so I am going to save a bit of cash over the summer and hopefully I can start a few of the sweaters closer to September so i can wear them in the fall!!

And when I was better enough to get out and see my friends, my best bud Lisa gave me this heart that she knitted for me when I was sick. It's too cute-I have it displayed in my living room and it makes me smile when I look at it :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

So sorry

I'm so sorry I haven't been around lately-there's been a lot going on(mostly bad) and I haven't been able to get myself to update. I have a tonne of pics and can fill in the blanks so things are up to date-hopefully I can get that all up soon. I'd do it now, but I started a new job yesterday and I have to get my ass to work!