Thursday, October 30, 2008

My first FO

Well, not my first ever, but my first here.

Let me just say now that I confess to being a TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE photographer. Don't read for the artful photography, all you'll get from me is the old bathroom photo shoot.

So, I think it turned out really good. Could have been a little more slouchy, if I'd knit a bit more into it and shaped with blocking, it could have been. But really the picture in the book and other projects on Ravelry look fairly round, so that's really just the pattern.

Now I just have to wear it. I feel a tad self-conscious in hats, even though I've always liked how I look in them. Something to work on, I guess.
I'll be back after Beggar's Night tonight with pictures of my little pumpkins.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Suddenly decided today that I need to knit myself a hat. I chose the Cabled Newsboy Cap from Stitch 'N Bitch Nation. It's really cute and easy and I hope it fits my head when I'm done!

Also knitting the Casey's Coat dog sweater from SNB Nation. This is the second one I've done. My folks have two little dogs now, a male and a female. I knit pink on pink for the female and now I'm doing a boy's version.

These little dogs are a Chihuahua and Dachshund mix and the other is all Dauchshund. Very cute and small. My dad does most of the pet naming at their house and calls the little female Lillipoochin. The other one is Cyrano for his very long nose and after an episode during which they thought they wouldn't be able to keep the dog, his full name became Cyrano de Pooch-is-Back.

Casey's Coat for Cyrano

Lillipoochin. Snort.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Just feeling good today. I had no-kids knitting time with some great ladies last night and no-kids coffee time with some more great ladies this morning. I can't tell you how rejuvenated this has made me feel! Now I'm freshly showered and Lottie is napping and I'm feeling really satisifed with my little life today.

It's a feeling I wish I had more often. Satisfaction.