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Rainy Day Reading …….

May 14, 2008

Today is Thursday, May 15th and another cloudy day with possible rain showing its ugly head… however, the upside to all this is the reading I can do. I have started Maggie Righetti’s book

Sweater Design in Plain English

I am on page 95 and still have not read anything that I did not already know. Perhaps due to my dressmaking days and sewing this knowlege has already been learnt. Now in all fairness to Ms. Rigetti the majority of information I learned was self taught and I have been knitting since I was 20 yrs of age. So, I am not a newbie at this. I will write more on this as I read on and get more into the meat of the book. I am hoping to learn something new and exciting that I don’t already know about design work. Her style of teaching is excellent though. For someone who wants to learn more about knitting will enjoy reading her informative book.

I have been working on my summer sweater and it looks so airy and comfy. I hope it hangs nice on me. I won’t know that until I finish it and try it on. It is with the spumoni colour of “Twist” yarn. I will make sure I take pictures and model this for everyone.

This design is one of my choosing and I am playing with the YO – K2tog on the front. The rest of the sweater is done in a garter stitch.

I am dieting and have lost 20 lbs. already. I am feeling really well and take a vitamin every day to make up for the major decrease in nutrients. The knitting helps me so much because I am not thinking of snacking. I am more involved with my designs then while I enjoy keeping busy.

I have a job interview next week for nursing at the local VA Medical Center. I hope to make a difference taking care of our veterans back from the war. I have not decided if I am going on for more certifications for hospice nursing. The VA Medical Center has super benefits and is very close to where I live.

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Promises….. Promises……

April 16, 2008

Miss Char Char in her sweater - My Sweetie Girl 

I know I promised to share pics of some of my work but I  wasn’t yet able to transfer the pics onto here.  I was at hospital all nite with 16 yr old daughter.  She was in such pain.   They took a CAT and an ovarian cyst was found.  I have to now make sure she is checked out and further investigate all of this.   Thank goodness I have my knitting to take along while waiting.  I would be soooo bored.  I think I have finally figured out this picture stuff – got a picture in my blog.  As you can see I have used my girlie Charlie who is 3 yrs old.  She is sitting next to me xmas day with her babydoll santa brought her.  Cute huh?  As you can see I am an avid animal lover.   I am gonna publish this now and see if it comes up ok to view…..Whewwww…..  This was tedious.. hehe

Now I can get my projects together and share with you all when I am working on them.  Makes me feel like a member of a big family now!

Have a great Wednesday evening…..  I think I shall go and knit some…….

 

Colinette yarn project……….

April 15, 2008

Well, my first blog and I am luvin it!  I have been reading wonderful posts that are done by talented knitters and I wanted to share also on the web.  I have no clue how this will go but I sure will enjoy doing it.  I am working as a nurse currently so will do this in my off  hours when I am not working but knitting. 

I am working on a short sleeved sweater and have the back almost done.  It is a Colinette yarn that is 100% wool, handspun and hand dyed.  I am working on size 12 mm needles.  The yarn comes from Wales- the tag says. It is so neat as it is a bulky yarn twist and goes very very thin.   I have had this wool for 6 years and decided it was time to make up the sweater design.  I will post pics on here when I learn how to get them on.  I am just experimenting at this point.  

I am currently a frequent flyer on www.KnittingDaily.com which is hosted by Interweave Knits and enjoying every  minute.  Come on over and see what all the fun is about.

Guess I had better get some knitting done now…………..