Monday, May 14, 2007

Monday Mish Mash

For those of you who live under the rock next door to my rock, you've got to check out Ravelry . For those of you who have an invite left .. can you please invite me? I'm DYING to try this out since I'm an anal-retentive organizing nut and this looks like it's right up my alley! I don't know if I'm patient enough to wait for it's full release.

Although I have no socks on the needles and haven't had for a week (gasp), I've signed up for the Summer of Socks 2007 KAL. I've thankfully fulfilled my SAM 3 KAL requirements for May and have forbid myself to cast-on for another pair of socks until I finish the Debbie Bliss Matinee Coat for my new neice Molly. You would think this would be HUGE motivation for a sock fiend like me, but even though this was off the needles and blocking last month, so far I've only managed to seam it. To officially complete it, I still need to knit the edging around the neckline and then put it in the mail to my sister. Thank goodness it's knit for a 6 month old!

And if having one project on the needles for a neice wasn't enough, I'm also working on a purse for my eldest neices birthday. I've knit this bag once before for another neice and this neice saw it and said she *had* to have one too. This has been a really quick knit and all I have left are the i-cord handles and felting. She'll be visiting me the last week of this month, a few days after her birthday, so it will be fun to give her this in person instead of sending it off in the mail.

The VLT shawl (which looks like a blog) is still in progress and I think I'm on track to have it complete by my mother-in-laws birthday next month. I'm not sure I'm going to use the edging shown in the book, but I'm not sure what else would look nice. Any suggestions?

For those of you who love podcasts and/or love scrapbooking, you absolutely must check out my friend Lain's ScrapHappy Podcast. Currently, I'm not into making scrapbooks (which is the main focus of this podcast), but I just love that her podcast. Last episode she was stating that if a scrapbooking tool doesn't have mutliple uses, she doesn't keep it around, so she had taken her ribbon straightening iron into her bathroom to see if it would also straighten her hair! Her last 4 podcasts are all in the 15-20 minute range, so if you want a treat, go subscribe. Oh, and if you do.. please tell her I sent you.

10 comments:

Carole Knits said...

I think I have a ravelry invite. Lemme check.

KeanaLee said...

OH I got into Raverly just under the wire, I do love it, can't wait till everyone joins.

Karen said...

NO SOCKS ON THE NEEDLES???? Say it isn't so. Oh well, don't worry, you'll have that beautiful baby jacket finished in no time, and then you can sock away. :)

Brena said...

I can't wait until I can join Ravelry either! If you get in, let me know all about it.

Laura said...

The last time I was out at Ravelry I added my name to "the list." No great hopes here of getting an invitation any time soon, but one never knows. LOL

You are *so* close to being done with that matinee coat for your niece, gf. Just finish it up. It won't take long. Then you can start a new pair of socks. ;-)

The shawl is looking marvelous. What row are you on? I'm up to row 112. :-) How about one of the borders in the back of the book?

abby said...

I was said that I couldn't join Ravelry immediately, too. Fingers crossed that it's out of beta soon!

Get some socks on needles! It's getting too hot to keep a big shawl in your lap.

Micki said...

You're such a nice auntie! I can't say no when one of my nieces asks me to knit something either. Your shawl is looking lovely too.

tiennie said...

No socks? You must cast on right away!

slyn said...

The jacket is looking so great, Molly is going to love it! Everything you knitting right now is a gift, therefore you must cast on a pair of socks for yourself! :)

Dipsy said...

Fingers crossed on getting into Ravelry - I'm more than curious to hear/read how it works! And such goodie projects that you have on your needles these days - Molly's going to love that jacket big time!