Friday, March 14, 2008

A set

Before I leave on the Mississippi Knitters Retreat, I have to share some finished objects with you. I'm vending at the retreat (sooooo nervous) so most of this weeks been about dyeing. I also found some time to knit this:
Unoriginal Hat
The pattern is the Unoriginal Hat by the Yarn Harlot. Love the pattern! I finished the hat in around 2 hours. The yarn is Schaeffer Esperanza that I bought when I heard her speak at Stash.
And mittens of the same yarn for Nikki (now that its 70s and sunny, she'll really get a lot of use out of them).mittens
Pattern is from the Knitters Book of Yarn (fabulous book). It is the Chunky Winter Set by Amy King.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Lucy Neatby is coming to Memphis

and I get to take 2 classes from her. The Saturday one is multi-directional knitting and the Sunday one is socks. I just can't wait! It's 2 weeks after I get to meet Cookie and Wendy. Wow! My Spring is going to rock!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Finished Objects

I finally figured out a sneaky way to get around all the photo posting issues that I've been having with Blogger. I just upload my pics to my flickr (something I do anyhow) and copy the HTML from there. Here's some of the projects that I've finished in my February is for Finishing month:
Baby Shrug
A baby shrug. This was supposed to be a shrug for me (the pattern is the One Skein Wonder from Glampyre Knits), but due to my inability to read, I made a newborn size instead. I think its pretty darn cute.
Baby Bling
I also created this hat which I am calling Baby Bling. It was improvised at my Magic Loop class and done using some leftover Dream in Color Classy in the Lunar Dazzle colorway. It should also fit a newborn.

Camo Baby Socks
Then we have my camo baby socks for Robert's grandson. I was just happy to get these done. The yarn is Lorna's Laces and they are just my standard baby sock pattern.

Betsy, Prefelting
Last but not least, we have Betsy. This was a Fleece Artist kit that I picked up while in Jackson. Here's an after felting shot:
Betsy Post-felting
It always amazes me what a little friction and hot water can do.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Best Day Ever

I truly had a fabulous day yesterday. I went into work yesterday morning knowing that snow was in the forecast. I've been disappointed by Mississippi weather before, so I was trying not to get my hopes up. We got out at 11 due to the threat of snow. I was excited to get out because that meant my Spring Break (which was to start at the end of the day and last until school resumed on St. Patrick's day) started a wee bit early. Then this started:
I can not explain the excitement I get from snow. There was jumping up and down, but at that point in time (the picture was taken much later) it was just a few flakes, no real accumulation, so Lee and I decided to go see Jumper. Got out of the movie to see snow still flying, but not a lot of sticking. Dropped Lee off at his car, started an impromptu snow ball fight, got my arse kicked in said snow ball fight, and went home.
Nikki called to see if we wanted to do girl movie night, she came over and them we looked outside. It now looked like this:
Run Maggie, run!
We played in the snow. Made snow angels. Got REAL cold. Came inside and I decided to knit a pair of mittens. Watched more movies and ate some pizza and fell asleep watching another movie.
In my book; no work, snow, great friends, movies, knitting, and pizza pretty much make for a perfect day.
baby its cold outside

Thursday, March 06, 2008


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You are Merino Wool.You are very easygoing and sweet. People like to keep you close because you are so softhearted. You love to be comfortable and warm from your head to your toes.
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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Turning 1

My godson turned 1 today. I can't believe how quickly a year can go by.