Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy V Day!

I hope everyone is having a good Valentines Day, however you choose to celebrate it. Personally, V Day isn't really that important to me. Don't get me wrong, I like the day to be acknowledged, but I don't need the expensive dinner, the huge bouquet of roses or the box of candy. Thank God my husband knows this and just gets me something small every year. Plus with everything going on (looking for a house, buying a new car) I'm just not in a very romantic mood.

I am going to work out tonight. I am supposed to run for 10 min, and I am so tired. But I know I will feel so much better after I run, even though I might crash once I get home.

I have actually managed to complete some knitting! I finished the white booties for my brother and his wife. The first picture is a close up of the lace and the second one is a horrible picture of the completed booties. I used a pattern I found on about.com and if anyone wants a link I can find it. I'm too tired to look right now.

lace

booties

I also am almost finished with the swatch for my mom's afghan. I think I am going to really like making this thing. The pattern isn't too hard, but it is enough to hold my interest. The part in between the cables and the zig zag patter is different because I was trying to decide if I wanted to use the border pattern or straight seed stitch. I like the seed stitch better, I think it makes the cables pop more. I am almost done with this now, only 2 more rows of the top border to go.

swatch


I bought some yarn for a sweater! I saw Carrieoke's Hourglass Sweater and that she used Paton's Classic Wool, and thought "I can afford that yarn!" So off to Michael's I went. But while I was there I saw this Wool Ease (Which I thought was Discontinued) and the gauge was very similar and I liked this dark grey much better than the Paton's colors. I don't know when I will start this, but it should be sometime soon, I want to wear it before the weather gets warm. But since this is Minnesota I should have a while!

pre-sweater

Last, but not least, I found a couple books for my needle cases at a book sale! I really wanted two books (one for circulars and one for double points) that were the exact same size and I was lucky to get these. Plus I showed up during the last 20 minutes of the book sale and got each book for just 5 cents!

books

I probably won't get to this for a couple of weekends, this weekend we are looking at houses. I got the basic supplies at Wally World, but I still need some cool fabric for the outsides. Does anyone know of any good fabric stores in the Twin Cities area? Thanks!

2 comments:

  1. I think Quilt Cove
    http://www.quiltcove.com/
    is near you and they have a huge fabric selection. I've found some fun novelty prints there...in fact that's where I bought the tooth fabric inside your change purse!

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  2. I can't wait to see your cases. I am toying with the idea, but there's just so many other things on deck! I need more time.

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