Ahhhhhh!

8:15am Ahhhhh *stretch* day off with my Moose on a lovely spring day… *looks out window*

GASP!!! LOVELY SPRING DAY!!!!! WHAT HAPPENED TO MY LOVELY SPRING DAY????

That would be a couple of inches of snow that fell last night :( POOEY! When are we going to get spring like everyone else??

***Mum I am sooooo sick of this snow…. when can I get outside and rub my head on that great big pole out there????***

The stole is finished, save the fringe that I’m going to put on it today, then I need to block it abit and it will all be ready to go. Pics when its all said and done.

The only other knitting i’ve been working on is the ribbing for the back of my central park hoodie. It sits in my bag and goes everywhere with me but I rarely have had the time to even knit one row. That 4 inches of ribbing is going mighty slowly but I did manage to get to the end of it the other day at work. I’d been having severe problems with my ribbing which I didn’t realize was a problem until I read this over at NonaKnits. One example of my ribbing woes is my fetchings pictured here.

See the last stitch of the knit stitches??? Its trying to break free from the other stitches and join the purls. I’ve had this problem for as long as I can remember but just thought it was a loose knitting problem *even though I’m a very tight knitter* When I saw Nona’s post I was like HOLY CRAP I must try this. I cast on right away for the back of CPH and this is what happened!

HOLY CRAP IT WORKED! All these years and all I had to do was knit into the back of a stitch???? GENIUS!!!! That being said I still have a problem with the last night stitch on a cable being loose even though I pull tight for all i’m worth. I tried the same technique but alas it did not help. Anyone have any suggestions???

Feeling Discombobulated

 Gah!!! When will the reno’s be done???? It seems like its never ending. The basement is now complete and we’ve moved to the upstairs. Tuesday morning was spent tearing apart the spare room, lugging all the furniture from our bedroom to the spare and then ripping up the floor in there. Have a look at what we found under the carpet in the spare room!!

 

Do you see all the brown stuff on the floor??? That’s dust/dirt believe it or not. I had to shop vac the floor the piles I swept up were that huge. I can only imagine what was in the carpet YUCK!!! Moose has been trucking along on the hardwood, with only a few more strips to put down in our room. I’ll be glad when I can find a clean pair of socks in all this mess!

I’ve been trying to post for days about my knitting during my second week of vacation and I’m finally able to get all the pics in one post. First off we have the squares I knit for the blanket of hope. The patterns don’t show up well in photo’s but we have at the top a Wavy Welt square. I used this dishcloth pattern. Underneath that we have the ballband dishcloth from Mason Dixon Knitting and to the side is one my mum knit in a double moss stitch.

Secondly is my Kolsva sweater. This sweater was a joy to knit! I’m working on the sleeve caps at the moment but need to order another skein of yarn to finish the cowl. The pattern shows 3 quarter length sleeves but I decided to knit them at full length because I’m ALWAYS freezing especially in winter so I like to be fully covered. I have the front and back blocking at the moment. When I get some time I’m gonna learn how to PROPERLY seam a sweater and then add the sleeves.

I started the Central Park Hoodie when I got back. I ordered the yarn just before we left from Webs closeout yarns. Its Skye Tweed in an awesome burnt orange colour. I’m nearing the end of sleeve two.

So obviously I’ve fallen off the wagon for not knitting more than one pattern at once. I can’t help it and the urge to start more is becoming stronger and stronger every day. I’ve gone ahead and ordered this with some birthday money. I’m crazy about the ripple blankets that are showing up everywhere. I’ll be joining the ripple along once I get the book in my hands. Check out Posie’s!! Then there are also Monkies that are calling and what legs could resist THESE!!!

SO MUCH KNITTING SO LITTLE TIME!!!