November 2004 Archives

November 30, 2004

Quick Bits

Thank you Emma for the lovely Thanksgiving e-card. You have great taste; Charlotte asks to watch your cards whenever I'm on the computer.

Our doctor's appointment last week went well. We're up to 34 weeks now, so if I go into labor, they won't try to stop it.

I've made progress on several knitting projects, but here's one I've actually finished.
This pair of kid's socks is made using Wendy's pattern and Regia yarn. Currently I'm finished with 5 of my 14 knitted gifts. Of the nine left, 4 of them are at least 50% completed.

And with it being the end of November, here's one last fall picture.
This is the view out of Charlotte's window.

Posted by crsattic at 9:38 PM | 2 Comments

November 22, 2004

What's in the Mail Today?

I was extremely happy to see the postman today. He didn't bring any bills or junk mail, only goodies.
I received two pattern books, a crochet hook, and some Knit Happens sock yarn- lots of fun stuff to keep me occupied.

I have found three different groups to knit with here. Two of them meet once a month and the third one meets twice a month, but I can only attend one of their knitting times. With a lot of people going out of town for Thanksgiving, all three meetings wound up being scheduled for last week. So I got three straight nights of leaving the house and doing nothing but working on my current projects. The scooby doo sweater is now ready for seaming, one of the green/pink/orange socks is nearly complete, and Bob is now finished.
The pattern is from Rowan Babies and uses All Seasons Cotton. The finished vest is very small. It's pictured on the pattern book for size comparision. I didn't start knitting Charlotte clothes until she was about 9 months old, so I haven't had the pleasure of knitting tiny newborn items before. I love how quickly they work up! I am afraid the neckband on Bob will be too tight. It's been reworked once, so I plan to wait until I have a child to try it on before I mess with it again.

Posted by crsattic at 3:32 PM | 1 Comment

November 16, 2004

Chris asked:
Um, Scooby Doo sweater? Have I missed the latest rage or something?

I'm working on the cover sweater from Suss Cousins's Hollywood Knits. The author is a Hollywood knitware designer, so most of her patterns have little stories about what star wore them in a photo shoot or what movie they appeared in. This particular design happens to be the Velma sweater from the movie, so it's become the "Scooby Doo sweater". I haven't noticed any knit-alongs or fanfare to accompany this pattern, so I'd say you're still up to date on your knitting blog trends. :)
Over the weekend I finished the first sleeve for this sweater.
Women's sleeves can be very deceptive. I thought I was close to the end after I finished the sweater body, but these sleeves just seem to go on forever. At least I have a couple of knitting meetups this week to help me knock out the second one.

Posted by crsattic at 10:09 PM | 1 Comment

November 12, 2004


I've had a lot of knitting time over the last week, so now there is some real progress to show.
Much to Kristine's dismay, most of my vacation knitting time was devoted to the red socks. I managed to finish the second one today, so that's one more Christmas present off my list.

My other vacation project was the orange "Scooby Doo" sweater, which now has a finished front.

With the socks completed, I allowed myself to start on Bob. Baby clothes knitting goes so fast! Here's the finished back.
Yes, there are a lot of ends to weave in. The finishing may take longer than the actual knitting on this sweater.

Posted by crsattic at 10:28 PM | 3 Comments

November 11, 2004

Our Virginia Trip

Here are the highlights from our wonderful trip.

1. The Train
I didn't want to fly and Mike didn't want to drive, so we rode Amtrak to and from Alexandria. The sleeper car gave us more room and better sleeping accomodations then either of the other two travel options. The food was good and Charlotte had more freedom to move about. Plus the scenery was beautiful and I had plenty of knitting time. This is one of the first times that I actually enjoyed the travel part of the trip.

2. The Sweet Sleeper Bed
The Sheraton we stayed at had the Sweet Sleeper Bed, and it was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on. I was able to sleep through the night for the first time in months, and I didn't even need to prop myself up with pillows.

3. The Shopping
A good portion of the trip was spent at Knit Happens so of course there was some stash enhancement.
I purchased some ASC for Bob, Baby Cashmerino for the Debbie Bliss Hooded Striped Top (both baby boy sweaters), yarn for Mike's Christmas socks, and some beautiful Alpaca Silk for Lara. The alpaca is so soft and lovely; once I felt it, I couldn't resist taking it home.
Charlotte and I also got a Knit Happens hat to share.

4. The Best Part of the Trip
I got to visit with most of our Virginia friends! It was so nice to see everyone again; I've really missed hanging out with the Knit Happens crew on a regular basis. Charlotte had a ball as well. She loved helping Holly run the store, and had fun playing with Lily, who's almost two. She also had a blast visiting her "Stine". She got to play with Axel, and by the end of the trip she was even talking to Rich.

Posted by crsattic at 8:14 PM | 3 Comments

November 3, 2004

Actual Knitting Content

First of all THANK YOU to Amy for being a wonderful Secret Pal. You really made this exchange program a lot of fun for me.
Since this is supposed to be a knitting blog, here are progress pics of my latest projects.
I've finished the back of my orange ribbed sweater and am about halfway up the front. The rest of the yarn I needed for this project arrived today, so hopefully I can finish this sweater without any more drama.

And here's the beginning of my red socks. I'm using solid red Regia sock yarn and size 0 needles. The pattern is Wendy's Toe Up Sock Pattern. This project is my entry for Carol's RedSox KnitAlong. I admit that I'm not a big major league baseball fan, but I could use the extra support and motivation of a knit-along to make sure this Christmas present is finished in time.

Posted by crsattic at 10:02 PM | 2 Comments

November 2, 2004

Virginia, Here We Come!

Everything looked great at our doctor's visit today, so she's given us permission to go ahead with our trip this week. We'll be in VA Friday through Monday, so, if you're around, I'll see you at Knit Happens this weekend!

Posted by crsattic at 11:02 PM | 3 Comments

November 1, 2004

Outgoing Mail

With all of the unexpected pregnancy drama over the last couple of weeks, a few of my finished projects have had to wait a little while to be mailed. After my doctor's visit tomorrow, we're going to the post office, so I should be caught up with all of my packages. Here's what that means:
Louise, you'll be receiving about 23 more squares.
Sara, you'll be receiving a cat bed.
Emma, you'll be receiving your last package for the Secret Pal 2 exchange. Here's a little peek at your gift.

One of the nice things about after Halloween sales is that we can get inexpensive dress up clothes for Charlotte. We found a flapper costume for half off at Target, so now she has a "movie star" dress.

Posted by crsattic at 10:17 PM | 4 Comments

September 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30          
Design by