Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sick of being sick!!!!!!

Hi all wats up? Hope you all had a great Easter weekend and that the Easter Bunny treated you well?
Just a quick post to say I am still alive. I had the cold or the flu not quite sure, but still getting over the bug that bit me. I have not picked up my pointy sticks sent my last post UHHHHH (that's the sound of me pulling out my hair).Why do we get sick?? even when we eat right, exercise follow all the rules about keeping our bodies in tip top condition, we still get the cold or the flu (Uhhhhhhh). So maybe we should just sit on our sofa's with our knitting (of course) and pig out on chocolate and cheesecake and drink loads of pop and chocolate milkshakes. I wonder then will our colds and other illnesses be any sweeter?(ok ok end of mad rant).
By the way did anyone know that there is a group for Ravelry on Facebook ?
Well that's it probably wasn't worth posting about but wat the heck. Have a terrific evening.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

"Big girl panties" and Entrelac progress

Well I am feeling quite proud of myself right about now, I have made some progress on my Entrelac practice square. I have done the color change to the second color and getting ready to change back to the first color. So I give myself a round of applause. I really am a big chicken, when it comes to trying new things in knitting that is why I joined this Kal. But at the start of March when it was said we where doing Entrelac and I found out what it was I was actually thinking of dropping out. Yeah I am that much of a chicken but now as I sit here recovering from a nasty migraine I feel so good, even thought it is a small accomplishment I feel like I have done something HUGE.

A few weeks ago a friend sent me an email with a picture of a woman posing with lots of attitude ans the words were written next to her "Put on your big girl panties and deal with it" well I am a big girl so I have decided this will be my motto when it comes to my knitting so every time I feel like giving up I will recite this.

Here are a few progress shots of my journey to Entrelac they are a few errors when I picked up my sts so when I am doing the real square I wouldn't repeat those errors.
Entrelac Color Change

Entrelac Color Change

Entrelac Color Change
Have a good Night!!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

March Square (Entrelac)

Hi everyone a very pleasant good afternoon, how is everyone doing? This past few weeks have been a roller coaster of emotions for it started out exciting then I was pensive then sad then angry with myself. Why you may ask? and I will tell you no one absolutely no one entered my blog competition, I know from comments that maybe about 4 or 5 persons read my blog so I at least thought you faithful few would have wanted my beautiful stitch markers, but I am guessing everyone was so busy with they busy lives that no one got a chance to read my post about the competition. I am thinking that maybe I should have done a poll about how many persons would have been interested in doing the competition but; I am not going to let one failed attempt get me down I have dusted off my butt after falling on it and I am moving on. Forward march!!

Moving on. I was just over on KH and read a post that made my day someone posted that she enjoyed my blog (huge grin on my face) can you beleive it? Someone likes my ramblings (Yeah).

This is the month of March and I have been eagerly awaiting the March square from the afghan Kal I am doing on KH and to my surprise this month's stitch is Entrelac ? I didn't have a clue what it was so I had to do some research. It is a beautiful design and I am feeling quite overwhelmed at it but I am ready for a challenge no more just sitting around and knitting st st and garter st I am going forth trying new and different things even if I frog a few times. I have found a tutorials online which has made it seem not as difficult as I first thought. Here are the links if anyone plans on giving it a try.Yarn Path and Knitty Otter they are others but these are the ones I am using. for more information you can check out the forum over on KH. I am using this pattern from

This is how far I have gotten after a few minutes of casting on, but I am stuck here because I need to change colors but this pattern does not say when to change colors, so if anyone help let me know.Here is a pic of where I am finish the base triangles an getting ready to move onto the 2 row of the pattern.

BAse triangles

Have a great day Knitsibs.