Friday, May 30, 2008

Finally! A knitting post from Margaret

So, it's been awhile since I last blogged about actual knitting . . . but I finally have some items to talk about!

Please excuse the poor quality of the photos - my camera is crapping out.

I FINALLY finished the Dimple Shale Lace Scarf (Ravelry Link). I started this back in November with Bristol Yarn Gallery Buckingham yarn so it seems I'm averaging about 7 months to complete a scarf . . . awesome. This yarn is absolutely amazing - and I loved every moment of knitting with it.

I knit weekly with Gail who inspired me to finally try knitting toe-up socks. For some reason the cast on always made me nervous but I finally sat down with some double pointed needles and a skein of Lorna's Laces Shepard Sock Yarn Multi and gave it a go. I actually got it on my first try! I used Wendy's Generic Toe-Up Sock Pattern with a Figure Eight Cast On. I used Hello Yarn's tutorial as well as Knitty's tutorial.

Ugh, crappy photo does not do my sock justice!!

And finally I'm working on Lace Ribbon Scarf from the Spring 08 Knitty. I've been having a little bit of trouble with the pattern - I have to really pay attention or I get thrown off and end up with too many stitches or not enough stitches at the end of a row. This is definitely not the project to work on while watch Lost.

Awhile ago, Gail tagged me for a survey and I'm finally getting around to doing it. Eeep! Thanks G!

Here are the rules for this meme:

1) Link to the person who tagged you.
2) Post the rules.
3) Share six non-important things / habits / quirks about yourself.
4) Tag at least three people.
5) Be sure the people you tagged KNOW you tagged them by commenting what you did.

So… Here goes.

-I played the Clarinet in grades 6-9. I was in band for one year in high school until I decided that I'd rather do sports (X-country & Track).
-I love cream cheese and black olives on whole wheat English muffins.
-I talk to my cat like she can understand me. I also give her lots of nicknames like: Bear, Lu Lu, Fluffy Bunny Feat, and Feather Pants
-I drink a Tall, Non-Fat, triple shot Latte almost every morning. I have a 40 minute commute to work so it helps me perk up for the drive.
-Ever since I moved in with Ron (aka Mr. Clean) I make the bed EVERY morning. I never used to do that but it's really nice to come home to a made bed every evening. It makes a big difference in the overall look of the bedroom.
-I am BEYOND excited about the remake of Beverly Hills 90210. I really hope it's not lame. It probably will be but I can hope.

So, I tag:

My co-blogger Anna
and anyone else that feels like doing this!

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