Laura's Knitting Blog

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

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

attention knitters!!!

I need help!!! I lost my copy of the holiday gift edition of Interweave Knits. It was the one with felted fruit on the front. In this magazine was a patten for fingerless gloves. I think the word "cornflower" was in the title, and they were blue. I think the pattern is in the last third or so of the magazine. Does anyone have this pattern? The pattern I'm looking for the fingerless gloves a few posts down here in my blog. I wanted to make myself a pair and I can't find the magazine!!! So if anyone has a copy they can email or snail me, I'd really appreciate it. I promise I bought the magazine, I just lost it! Thanks for any help!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Disability Approved!

Woohoo! I got my SSD approval yesterday! It is such a relief, and now I'll have medicaid and other options open to me. I also started an arthritis swimming class today! I've been working on a lot for my secret pal's final package, so I'll share pictures later.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

red scarf

Well I keep seeing posts about the red scarf project so I'm going to try to whip one out in the next couple of days! All of the ice has provided me with lots of knitting time. I finished another pair of socks for CIC and am halfway through a third vest, but I'll finish it after I get this scarf done.

Friday, January 12, 2007

ice and sp FO

Oklahoma is under a couple of inches of ice and sleet, so I'm stuck in the house for a few days. I'll be doing lots of reading, knitting, and dvd watching! School starts Tuesday, and I already have the novels for one of my Lit classes, so I'm thinking about getting a head start!

I just finished a new object for my Secret Pal, fingerless gloves! I don't think she checks this, so I'm going to post a picture of them. I guess if she does know who I am then she'll just know what to expect! I liked this pattern, the thumb gusset was easy to work.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

first toddler socks, and big accomplishment!

Well, the cough is still raging, but it stays under control as long as I'm taking copious amounts of vicodin tuss. I have a friend who will drive me to class tomorrow, where I will record the lecture to review later, when I'm out of this fog. In other news, I completed my very first pair of toddler socks for CIC! I'm almost halfway through another sock, in much prettier yarn (which I dyed myself, using a bit of a tie dye method). Here's the completed pair.

I must say that toddler socks knit with worsted weight yarn knit up very fast.

This may sound a bit strange, but those of you who know of my various health problems will understand. Two nights ago, I washed my hair all by myself for the first time since September! Through the manipulation of the extendable shower head and using the soap dish to prop up my arm, I succeeded! While I am still holding out hope to feel "all better" someday, I need to adapt for the time being.

Those of you who knit on Thursdays, I won't be able to make it this week. Raging cough + final exam on Friday means no spare time for knitting. However, I hope to be back again next week!