Long time no blog post, what have I been doing???

It is hard to believe that July has come and gone and I did not blog, not one post during that whole month. What the heck have I been up to?? Well, for one, there was the Tour de France. My DH and I watch it religiously and Versus has been great in that they show nearly the whole race. So we record it during the day and then try to pack 5 hours of bike race into a 3 1/2 hour evening. Needless to say, I did get quite a bit of knitting done but not nearly enough sleep. The Tour lasts 3 weeks and I enjoyed every minute of it. The Tour was great this year in that there was not a clear winner, not as much doping and steroid issues this year, although there was some. Carlos Sastre from Spain had a great win and poor Australia's Cadel Evans came in 2nd once again, just like last year. I also had my Yahoo email account compromised so I spent one Sunday afternoon untying everything to that account. I had had that account for 10 years so you can imagine what I had tied to it. It has been fixed now but I learned a valuable lesson. Now the Olympics have started and I will be doing some great knitting through that as well. OK, on to knitting...........

What I have been diligently working on:

Lace Ribbon Scarf - from Knitty Spring 2008. Knit with Shibui Sock yarn in a wine color with some variegation to the yarn. A beautiful colorway. Originally blogged about this in June.

Baby sweater - the 5-hour baby sweater. Found pattern on Ravelry and made it with some yellow Wool-Ease that I had left over from another project. Cute pattern, easy to do and worked up pretty quick. All it lacks now is some lace around the neck for tying.

Baby bib - new short-row pattern found on Ravelry. This was a fun knit with Peaches n Creme 100% cotton. I liked the extra buttonholes it provides so that it can grow with the baby. It has already found a home with an 8-month old.

Baby Sweater - Pink Tweed for Baby - Pattern is from the 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders. I used Katia Samba, and it was wonderful to knit with.

I have also started another one of the Baby's First Sweater with the turquoise blue colorway.

Charity child Sweaters - Pattern from Warm Woolies organization. Knit with Lopi chunky. I wanted to knit some charity projects anyway and Nashville LYS Haus of Yarn is having a contest for these charity items. For every project you complete and donate to the store, you get a ticket and they will have a drawing on Aug 14. The winner gets a $50 gift certificate to the store. Can't beat that great incentive. They will do the same in the next quarter as well. So I know where I will be doing my charity projects. I'd like to get back to doing some hats for cancer patients as well.

Socks - Almost always have socks on the needles. I have finished one sock and working on #2 with this wonderful yarn. Pagewood Farm Yukon Hand-dyed Bamboo, merino and nylon blend. Originally blogged about this yarn here. No photo update.

Triangular Shawl - Knit in Noro sock yarn, I am on the second skein now and it only takes 2 skeins, so it's coming along nicely. I knit on it mainly on knit nights or the knit at lunch because it's good visiting knitting. Straight garter stitch except for the 3 YO's on the right side. Easy-peasy. No photo update.

Blanket Bunny - from 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders - also found it on Ravelry. I knit it with Lion Brand Homespun, mainly because I just wanted to try out the pattern. I loved it and will make it again. I modified the pattern a little by cinching the neck. Meanwhile, I have given this little treasure to a neighbor who just had a brand new grandson.

Moderne Log Cabin Blanket - Mason-Dixon Knitting - This is being made with Bernat Satin as a trial before using more expensive yarn. I am loving this. I don't think I'm following the so-called pattern exactly, but basically you knit with a color until you're tired of it and then you cast-off from the right side until you haved one stitch left, you turn the work 90 degrees and pick up and knit the stitches along the next border. Yep, that's right, no seaming, it is fabulous. I plan on making the border in the dark blue, so I'll go a little longer, make it a little bigger, then finish with the dark blue.


Carrie Penny said…
WOW! That is a lot of knitting hun! I love the 5 hour baby sweater. I think I am going to make another one in lavender myself. I love the vari one that I made in the spring, but the pattern doesn't pop as much as I would like to see it! I think I am going to have to cast on for a log cabin eventually too. The more I look at other's finished afghans, I really want one.
Kathy said…
You certainly have been busy! I also love the Tour de France! Now, or course, I am submerged in the Olympics. And the funny thing is that I am really not a normal sports fan. :) Go figure.....

Love the bunny blanket...how cute is that?? And the log cabin blanket. I have always loved log cabin quilts. I have so many projects banging around in my head. I will never live long enough.... !
Carrie Penny said…
You haven't posted in almost 2 months now... WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN KNITTING?! I wanna know I wanna know! I hope that you are well! Vandy is doing great this year. They are well on their way to winning the Eastern Division this year!
LeAnn said…
Hey lady! Glad you're up and running again. Love all your stuff. Of course, I've been privileged to get a look at the real thing! I think my favorites are the Baby First Sweater projects -- the yarn is great.