Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again.
~Dorothy Day

Friday, June 18, 2010

Too little too late

It figures that when we go to put a bid on the house, that someone beat us to it. I guess it wasn't meant to be, at least that is what I keep telling myself. On the bright side, we will be going house hunting again tomorrow. I picked out 3 homes in a newer subdivision in the next town over. I never really pictured us as a neighborhood couple, but these are worth a look.

Sadly, I have come down with some sorta head cold/sinus funk. Stuffed up nose, sneezing, watery eyes, sinus pressure, the works...what the heck is blooming? Hopefully it will pass soon, since I have a loaded weekend with Father's Day dinners. Thankfully, J has been sweet enough to bring me medicine, snacks and fluids :0)

On the knitting front: Today's featured project, Sipalu Bag, is actually still ongoing. I started it at the beginning of the year and have only worked on it every so often. The pattern and yarn came from Knit Picks...all 17 colors! This project has been a labor of love to say the least. Trying to knit from a chart with multiple strands of yarn can be nerve racking. My biggest advice; be patient and take your time! Currently, I have only finished the side and front panels, and I am about half way through the back. For the strap, they recommend i-cord, but I think I will use fabric instead. So what do you think???

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hey Guys, this is lilpixie knits

Someone please tell me you get the reference. If not, I'll tell you at the later. After many weeks of no AC at the shop, I finally have cold air! Seriously, how can anyone survive the heat without AC n Georgia?!?! And it isn't even considered hot yet O_o

This past weekend, I was able to spend some much needed relaxation up at the family farm in southern Ohio. Hanging out at the pond, doing some fishing and swimming with the family. Since the passing of my grandfather in February, every minute I get to spend with my grandmother is precious!

In other news, J and I have been house hunting. One would think that this would be an easy process. Boy was I wrong! I have decided that finding the 'right' one is an never-ending process and that you must be able to compromise. There is one house that just about matches all of our wants, so we might put a bid on it in the next couple of days. Stay tuned to find out :0)

Today's featured project is the Leisl Cardigan by Ysolda Teague. Overall, this was a very simple knit, one that I plan on doing again. Except next time, I will check my gauge! So this ended up being a graduation gift for my cousin, who just graduated from UC. I choose the Malabrigo Yarn Twist in purple, only used 2.3 skeins. I also did a modification to the body: instead of continuing the purl ridge in the lace repeat, I made it stockinette. Then at the bottom, I did 3 lace repeats with the purl ridge to help balance out the pattern.
Hey Guys, this is Jaime Oliver!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

lilpixie knits strikes back

Wow, I still have this thing? Guess I better start using it again, huh?!? At least I was kind enough to redesign it for you ;)

Well, over the past year, I have knitted many things for myself and others. From socks to purses; sweaters to shawls; fish hats to a doggy scarf. Sadly, I don't have pictures of everything. Here is a small sampling of completed projects. I'll be sure to post more FO's in the upcoming days.

Quincy Hat, Jared Flood
The Fish Hat!