Knitting Paragon

KNITTING: to make a fabric by looping yarn together with special needles. PARAGON: a model of perfection or excellence.

Monday, June 20, 2005

The new puppy

On Friday afternoon DH got a new puppy for Father's Day. She's a 5-month-old golden retriever. I was not all for being a 2-dog family, but we have 2 kids, so why not. She is nice and isn't as hyper as I had imagined and I'm glad about that! She was named, Daisy, and evidently...she likes wool. She grabbed my ball of yarn (three times!) and took off with the needles and knitting trailing behind her! UGH.

It's funny now, but at the time, not so much. She has a soft mouth, but nevertheless, tore the yarn into 5 new balls (some not really a ball!!) And, I unfortunatley didn't discover this talent for multiplying one ball into several, until I had been knitting along and low and behold...I'm running out of yarn!

Since I mentioned knitting! I started a Booga Bag yesterday. It's going to be a solid dark plum, unless I stumble upon some great contrasty color from my stash, but so far, nothing is speaking to me. It'll be lovely in just solid plum. It may be too dark to carry this summer, but this fall...hmmmm

I'm having a purse crisis now and that's what spawned the Booga Bag knitting anyway. I am a purse-a-holic and either have too many to choose from or simply can not be satisfied. I LOVE bags of all kinds and with the ongoing search for the Perfect Purse, I'm often disappointed after purchasing (so I try to do very few purchases). Once I knit a bag, I tend to carry it for quite some time simply because I've worked hard on it I think. Maybe that's the answer, knitting is an obsession, bags are an obsession--combined it becomes reasonable to knit bags!!! Ha! I LIKE that.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Mindless knitting equals trouble

So I'm knitting along last night on the intarsia heart square turned seed stitch heart square completely unknowing that I should be at the point to begin the seed stitch heart. This morning (well over 10 hours later) I realize that I have probably gone past the point and tonight I will probably have to tear out and start again. Well, I guess this square is going to be a challenge from the cast on! Whooo.

Hey, I've got probably over 100 more squares to go...what's the rush?

I've been itching to start something new with what yarn I have. I do have the yarn to make a Sophie bag (a felted cutie purse) but since I've made one, I'm not overly geeked to get that started. I really want to do the Daypack backpack but don't have the yarn!

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Knitting, pool & dirty boys

I know, funny title to a post...but it's amazing just how dirty 3-year-old boys can get while playing outside! We were planning on opening the pool last night, however, the pool supply store closed before DH could pick up the needed goods. The boys and I played outside and waited. 8:15 p.m. rolled around and those dirty boys got into a tub full of warm water to wash their cares away.

In the meantime I did more frogging than knitting. Is is possible that intarsia is an impossible technique for me to conquer? I had to frog a half-finished afghan square that looks so simple to knit. It has a seed stitch border with a second color heart in the center of stockinette stitch. After several tries, I've opted to knit a seed stitch heart in the center using all one color. That'll do until I get the much-needed help!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

DH returns

My DH returned from North Carolina on Sunday afternoon. Welcome home daddy! The boys were excited and especially thrilled with the gifts dad brought for them. Boy A got a new lawn mower (he was convinced his was broke) and Boy B got new Thomas the Train tracks.

Tuesday Knitting for the summer begins at our house tonight. I welcome you any time after 6:30 p.m. Next Tuesday, June 14 is a no go. I'm off to a marguarita party!