Thursday, February 25, 2010

A break from our regularly scheduled programming...

As I am still on the 13 inches of stockinette stitch, there is not much to report in knitting news so we'll take a break from our regularly scheduled programming to tell the K10 stories of the week.

MONDAY - K10 Story #1:
So the other night we were putting the girls to bed. As usual as soon and K10's socks were off she was picking lent out of her toes. She does this EVERY time her socks come off and this is often the reason she takes off her socks. Zapamundo asked her what she was picking out of her toes and she quickly said "Shoopoo."  He asked what that was and she looked up at him, smiled, and said "Poop from my shoes!" Then she laughed.

TUESDAY - K10 Story #2:
Kaitlyn's teacher told me that whenever it's time to clean up she says she has to pee pee on the potty and makes herself busy in the bathroom and washes her hands until everyone is done cleaning. The teacher is pretty sure that K10 doesn't actually go pee. She's only 2 1/2!!!

WEDNESDAY - K10 Story #3:
Three minutes into the 7-minute ride home from daycare I looked in my little mirror to see that K10 had taken off her socks and shoes and was picking the sock lint out of her toes, again.

THURSDAY - K10 Story #4:
She picked them again tonight. Trying to get her to say "shoopoo" again, Zapamundo asked what was on her toes and she shook her head and said "who knows"

THURSDAY - K10 Story #5:
Zapamundo offered to unwrap the Hershey's Kiss K10 was having for dessert.  She said, "No my can do it."  She slowly and methodically unwrapped the kiss and when she was done, she said "I did it!  I did it!"  He said to her "You're so smart!" K10 looked up with a smile and really hamming it up said "AND Pretty"

THURSDAY - K10 Story #6:
An hour later she was playing with her leapfrog and said 'My computer doesn't work when my got socks on my hands..."

We will now return you to our regularly scheduled programming.

What kind of superhero do you want to be?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

CABLES, BABY!! (aka - TEN for 2010, Part II)

Last week I had every intention of blogging about the start of the KAL, but somehow life got in the way.  So the house was packed; everyone had their gorgeous Lana D'Oro yarns picked out: heathered forest green, deep purple, heathered bluish-gray; Cathy was in town; JK was back.  We all crowded around the tables as we started the back inset.  Casting on, discussing the selvedge stitch and then the excitement (at least for me) of the very first cable!  It looks so cool and it wasn't as difficult as I expected it to be.  It was a little akward at first, dealing with an additional needle, but I really like cables!!

Here's what my inset looked like when I got home from the KAL.

Here's what it looked like after the first repeat.

Here is the finished (unblocked) back inset.

Yay!!  My first cables!!!

Since then, I have cast on the back...12 inches of stockinette stitch to go.  I wonder how many times I'll be picking up one of my other projects during this piece.

In TEN for 2010, Part I, I listed cables as #1 new knitting technique - Check!
I listed knit-in pleats as #2, which will be after the 12 inches...
The other thing I did for the first time with this project was knitting from a chart.  Do you think I can list knitting from a chart as #3?  If so, check!  Let me know what you think!

What kind of superhero do you want to be?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

As Promised, Hat Pics

Here are the hats I've made these past 6 weeks.  The first I made for me to go with my winter coat.  I also have a pattern for a pair of gloves and a scarf...they're on hold.  This pattern seemed really strange as I knitted it because you make it like 13 inches long, but then you fold up the bottom like a out nice because it keeps my ears warm.  And I can count it as a success because my mom wanted to steal it as soon as she saw it.

The next hat was origninally made for Zapamundo but my gauge was off and it's a little too big so it'll be going to blue-blockers soon.  Sorry Zapamundo!  Thanks for being a good sport and modeling it. 

So a few weeks back I mentioned I was looking for a one-skein accessory to make out of my Lana D'Oro #1036, that would go with my Nora's Sweater.  Well I found this free pattern on Ravelry for Meret, an adorable little beret.

I love it, I've been wearing it everywhere and I just hope it will look adorable with my sweater.

What kind of superhero do you want to be?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

For the love of Hats...

I've never really been a hat person.  I always think I look like a boy when I'm wearing one.  I think it comes from childhood trauma...people thinking I was a boy.  Can you tell I'm over it?  So lately, with the frigid temps, I've been getting a little more used to it.  Although, now I must say I've been converted!  I have knit 3 hats in the last 5 weeks.  I love how fast they knit up and for that reason alone I'm going to have to start wearing them more.  Once I get my camera back I'll add some pics.

Oh and on another note, my knit-along yarn came in today.  YAY!!!!

What kind of superhero do you want to be?