Tuesday, February 19, 2008

What did YOU do this weekend?

I learned to [finally] be a ski instructor! I went out to the Poconos to visit my mom and learned to teach the wee ones how to french fry and pizza. What an amazing time! And I also bought some new toys - new ski boots. Check these out

And yes, I have finally broken through my fear of my CPH and started on the hood. I have stolen Tina's idea of continuing the cable up over the hood. Don't hate me, Tina! And finally... I'll be flying across the pond for work for 3 weeks this weekend. Yes, 3 weeks! Don't worry, I've already scouted this knitting group.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Just Do It!

The Plaited Cable Scarf is coming along deliciously. The gauge is rather tight but steam blocking with change that. The Kraemer Yarns Summit Hill is one of the smoothest, softest yarns - no cashmere but it'll keep me warm. Then again - will it get cold again? I'm a ski nut so having barely any snow this New York winter is breaking my heart.

And the Central Park Hoodie. Oh the red-headed stepchild in my knitting basket. Poor poor hoodie. But wait! I think I found some mojo to start seaming and finishing you. The finishing article in my new Interweave Knits!

Just my quick flip of the new issue, I already have 3 patterns I want to make:
1. Flutter Sleeve Cardigan
2. Banded Peasant Blouse
3. Drawstring Chemise [but that neckline might need some alterations]

Last on my nike catchphrase list is an overhaul of my stash storage. The Container Store is one of my best friends [since I'm a crazy organized person]. Suggestions for what I should use to store my stash? Wicker baskets are just not cutting it!

1. Clear stackable drawers
2. Canvas stacking drawers

All suggestions/ideas/handmade gifts welcome!