Grace Knits a LOT!

Knitting mostly but other crafts, too (crochet, cross-stitch, scrapbooking) and life in general.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Swan Lake

This is a swan that I took a picture of last Sunday. Bob lives across the street from Gages Lake and sometimes swans make a stopover at the lake. I am a city girl and am used to seeing swans in zoos in cages. I love that I was able to catch swans in the wild! And they were very cooperative...I started taking pictures and they swam TOWARDS me! How cool is that? Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 26, 2006

I am a BAAAAAAAD blogger

I am not the best person for updating blogs. But what with work and being sick, not much time or energy to blog (I would rather knit). But in homage to SOCKTOBERFEST I did finish a pair of socks. I will post at soon as I get my picture off my camera and onto my 'puter. I also started another pair of socks (Pomatomus-how do you pronounce this?) and I LOVE it! I will post progress pics of these, too, as soon as I get them off my camera.

More FO's to come....

Sunday, October 01, 2006

All work and no play...

Hi all, I have been SUPER busy at work-I work in IT in software quality assurance. That means we have fixed deadlines and we often don't get the final version until, oh, a day before the install date! FUN! Anyway, we have a little breather coming up so I can post blogs again.

Being busy does not mean that I have not been knitting! I finished my Kiri shawl in kidsilk haze:

I still need to block it, but being a shawl/lace newbie, I still need to get some blocking pins and/or wires. I also got some new yarns:

This is Seas Silk in Nova Scotia (top) and Periwinkle. I am knitting up the Nova Scotia into Eunny's Print o' the Waves Stole for my Mom for birthday/Christmas. Here is pic of the very beginnings of the stole (I have finished one panel and close to finishing the other-will post pics when I have recharged my camera battery):

And I got some laceweight from Handpainted Yarn:

Laceweight wool in purple gold (currently knitting Kiri shawl again). This one reminds me of fall leaves. I also got:

Laceweight in Indigo and Emerald Blue

Laceweight in Bergamot

Bulky merino in Mango (for mitts for Bob's daughter)

I haven't started anything yet in the above yarns...will post when I have pictures. And, I have just joined SOCKTOBERFEST! Time to finish my socks!

I have lots of socks to finish! Posts of socks in progress to come!