March 27, 2008

Stashalong 2008 progress

Posted in KAL, Knitting, March, Stash tagged , at 5:43 am by myknittedempire

So my Goal for this month was to use 1 Kilometer of yarn.

This goal has worked out really well, I wanted to knit a weekend cardi and I finally found a pattern that: was not knitted in the round, had a hood, had pockets and could have a zip put in it.

I have knitted it using all my part balls of stash yarn and scraps. I really like how it is coming out, it may not appeal to other people but I am knitting it to please only myself, so that’s just fine.

The wonderful thing is that because I am using more than one yarn at a time my ‘yardage’  so far is about 800 meters and I haven’t done the sleeves yet!

YAY i have reached my March stash-along goal.

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March 19, 2008

Focus on the positive

Posted in Knitting, March, photos at 2:43 am by myknittedempire

So, lots of good things have been happening at the moment, but unfortunately that doesn’t seem to change the despair of depression that is closing in around me.

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We had allot of earth works done at our house (about 45 tons worth), which is great because the plumbing has needed fixing for a few years now, and now its done! we now have to build a retaining wall.

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They found a treasure map in the earth, but alas they found it after it was moved, I guess I will never know…. 

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We went on an outing to the races on Monday (nothing I like much better than skylarking on work time) .

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Followed up by some saint Patrick’s day frivolity.

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 It’s Easter this weekend, so we get a 4 day weekend and we are going to Brisbane for an engagement party  of a High School friend.

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I was reading the Knit and Fight the Black Dog posts over on Pierre the Yarn Snob and I thought I should write something, instead of glossing over it or not blogging at all because I am too blue.

When I get down, it is my knitting that suffers the most, I cant knit, I cant blog, I cant do much that isn’t basic living skills.

It’s funny it is the lack of knitting that is often the alarm bell for my mood slippage, when I just can not muster up the energy or inclination to pick up the needles then I know I must be a little more than blue.

Lately I have been pushing myself to try and keep my mood up (I have been socialising and going hard at the gym and generally focusing on the good), but sometimes it just doesn’t work.

 I haven’t been very eloquent about all this, but sometimes it’s hard.

March 18, 2008

Progress

Posted in KAL, Knitting, March at 1:06 am by myknittedempire

I have knitted another 2 balls of yarn into my Jet jacket.

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910 meters
-148 Meters
762 meters to go

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March 5, 2008

mouse hat, too cute!

Posted in KAL, Knitting, March tagged at 4:48 am by myknittedempire

Stash-along Goal for March: use 1000meters of yarn (thats 1093 yards for you non metric folk).

I like this goal better than specific projects, this way i cant get off track, you watch me I will find a way, I’ll be sewing before we know it…..

I am going to a birthday for a 1 year old on the weekend and her mum asked me to maker a hat that wont come off.

It is from a Debbie Bliss book, and it is oh so cute, and used up 90 meters of yarn.

Blocking it was a bit of a challenge, in the end I used as you can see, two mixing bowls balanced on top of each other. 

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910 meters to go

March 3, 2008

Sock picture and KAL goal for March

Posted in Knitting at 4:51 am by myknittedempire

Here is the picture of the finished sock!

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I think that my goal for March will be to use 1 kilometer of Yarn.