Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Oh, Hello There!

Wow! I've been away for so long. John told me that my blog was getting boring, and I needed to update. I couldn't agree more. It's always so hard to get back into blogging from a break because there's so much to say, and no quite the right way to say it.

I had a lovely trip in Florida. It was beautiful, sunny and warm everyday. We had lots of fun activities, including a new haircut for momma. I tell you, I feel like a brand new woman. The end of our vacation was a little stressful. Isaiah contracted croup two days before we were leaving and on his 2nd birthday nonetheless. So we had a night of no sleep, a visit to a new doctor in Florida, a shot, several medications, and a very tired (and sick) child and momma. We had an early flight on Friday morning and luckily we were both able to get a little sleep the night before. By the time we arrived home, I felt like I had run a marathon. Thankfully Isaiah had slept the entire plan ride and car ride home. I think I'm still catching up, but Isaiah is almost back to 100% (thank goodness).

Saturday morning, I met a blog friend for our first knitting class together. Stephanie and I had first met when she came to my craft fair. I thoroughly enjoyed hanging out and learning a new craft with her. What I am less excited about it having a new addiction. I've been knitting all week, practicing for our next class. I started out with a simple scarf (up at the top), but I need another ball of yarn. Since I've been admiring many fetching patterns out there in blog land, I decided that I needed to try it out for myself. Since I've never used double pointed needles, or done cables before, this is quite a challenge for me. I started the first one last night and finished it this afternoon. It is far from perfect, but I think it's pretty good for my first finished knitting project!
I may get started on the other one tonight. Or I may not. I'm starting to miss my sewing machine ;)

17 comments:

Stephanie said...

You just blew my half finished purl/knit dishcloth out of the water! :) It looks great!

Kim U said...

Wow, I can't believe you just learned to knit and made a pair of fetchings right off the bat! Good for you - and it looks great.

Karyn said...

Oh. My. Goodness. You've never knit before and you made that?!?!?!?!? You're a natural, I've been knitting for years and I'd be afraid to try cables!!!!!

Katie said...

wow! those are so awesome. you did a great job,a nd they do look perfect.
i hope you are all feeling better!

craftaddictconfessional said...

Wowsa! You are a knitting superstar.

Anina said...

Welcome to Fetching-ville!
Yours a lovely. What yarn did you use?

jessi said...

wow - impressive for sure! You certainly have a talent for knitting!

amandajean said...

it looks great! I have been wanting to make a pair of those. I love the color!!!

calamity jamie said...

I did the same thing when I learned to knit- got sick of scarves and decided to tackle fetching! Yours are wonderful- far better than my first attempt. I always get a funny little hole on the thumb gusset. Happy Birthday to Isaiah- you need to update your sidebar to "energetic 2 year old"! Doesn't time fly?

Hip Mama Crafts said...

I guess I need a class! :)
I have been making scarves like crazy but you only need so many scarves even though it is -30 F! I love the cable knit!

Breanna said...

I've missed you! I am astonished at your knitting prowess. I am still at scarf stage, and I have been struggling with that. I am amazed!

Lilia said...

Wow! You make it seem not so scary. Maybe I'll give something other than a scarf a try now. Thanks for the inspiration!

Felicia said...

Your fetchings are beautiful. That pattern is on my List :)

Leigh Ann said...

It is hard to get back into the blog state of mind. Glad you're back!

Cheers! LA

Marcia said...

Great job! That was a big undertaking for a first project on 4 needles. The light color shows off the cables beautifully.

iSew said...

Wow! I took a knitting class last summer and still haven't attempted any cables. You may have found your new calling.

FinnyKnits said...

whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa! whoa.

You *just* learned to knit and you did a cabled pattern on DPNs?

ROCK F'N STAR!

I'm so impressed I might poo myself. That is incredible and I'm very proud and now can't wait to see what you make next.