Laura's Knitting Blog

This is the place I post pictures and information on my various fiber hobbies.

Friday, December 29, 2006


Ugh, I've had the nasty cough/sneezing/congestion/headache/sore throat/fever/achiness sickness this week. I went to the doctor this morning and got some new meds, so hopefully I'll feel better soon! I had a test yesterday in my intersession class, and I didn't do as well as I would have liked thanks to the miserableness.

I had a good Christmas, lots of good family time. This is a picture with my grandfather and my cousin's baby girl, Abbie. She was so adorable, stumbling around, learning to walk, and playing with her toys! Children are so fun at the holidays!

This is my Dad sitting next to his grandmother, my great grandmother! We had five generations on both sides of the family this Christmas!

And this is my cousin, Abbie's dad. He's modeling the hat I knitted him, though I'm not sure the picture turned out too well. I used a great pattern that my SP used to make my hat! Now I'm redoing my dad's hat in the same pattern (the first one I made didn't cover his ears completely).

And now I'll leave you with a picture of my sister and me with our three great grandmothers.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

SP package and Harry Potter

Sorry I've been gone so long, things have been very stressful around here! In the last week, I've pulled an all nighter, taken finals, celebrated my mom's birthday, threw my parents a 25th anniversary party, and started an intersession class! However in the middle of the stress I received an awesome package from my SP. She got me these beautiful stitchmarkers and two awesome knitting books, Big Needle Knitting and Quick Knits. She also got me some pretty winter stationery that I can use with my printer, and she made me an awesome hat in OU colors! It's so soft and squishy! Hopefully I can post a picture soon!

In other news, the title for the 7th Harry Potter book has been released!!! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. My sister and I had fun playing on

Sunday, December 10, 2006

First vest finished!

I finished my first vest for Children in Common. It certainly isn't perfect, but I think it turned out nicely. Once it's washed and blocked I think it'll be just fine! I'm getting ready to cast one for another one!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Paper finished!!!

Well my research paper is printing as I type! It feels so good to be done! Now I'm going to try to get a few hours of sleep before I go turn it in!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

end of term

I will be so happy at 10:30 Friday morning when I turn in my research paper. Tomorrow night may be a late night. I've already taken one final, so all I lack is one more a week from Friday. It shouldn't be too hard though. I found out today that Vocational Rehabilitation is going to help pay for school, so that is a relief. I just finished my last Harry Potter scarf bookmark, so I'm now officially done with Christmas knitting. A woman in Sit N Stitch, a group here in OK gave me the idea to make the bookmarks with embroidery thread, and they turned out very nicely!

I started a vest for care wool, who donate charitable knits to Children In Common. That and a special project for my secret pal will probably constitute my December knitting. I have lots of partial balls of cascade 220, so I'm able to combine them (via stripes!) to make a few vests! I just sent a package a few days ago to my second Knitter's Tea Swap pal, I hope she likes it. I got to be an angel for her, I guess her previous pal had to back out. I also wrapped several things for my SP9 pal, and will hopefully get her package in the mail soon!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

brief update

i messed up wrist and had to get a steroid injection in it thursday. typing is hard, especially with the brace, so this update will be brief. unfortunately no knitting for a few days :( but the two snow days this week were nice and restful.

Shelly - fortunately I was not in that accident, but thank you for your thoughtfulness anyway!