Sunday, October 28, 2007

Reader's Wrap - Can you spell D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R?

I started the knitted Reader's Wrap and it was coming along nicely, until last night.
Tired and just needing to find some moments of calm uninterrupted time (after babysitting since Friday Evening) I retired to my room and proceeded to work on the Reader's Wrap. I got about 5 rows into when I noticed that the first row I did then had a gaping hole in it where I dropped a stitch. Well, now I have to admit that while I can knit adequately, I can't mange to fix a boo-boo without froggin' the piece. I make an attempt to correct the mistake which didn't work, so I tried to frog it back to where the mistake was. Well that was a huge mistake. I lost more stitches and now just need to frog the whole thing and start over. I am not really looking forward to starting over, but I don't have much of choice as I can't figure out how to continue with it as it is now. Aaaaaarrrrruuuuuggggghhhhhhhh!

I would like to work on it now, but I still have the boys and knitting or crocheting is difficult at best when I am keeping them. Especially if it is a project that requires concentration.
I plan on starting it again this evening if I am not too tired once they leave. Which is doubtful because I am exhausted and sleepy now and it's only 2:04 p.m. and their father won't get here to pick them up until probably somewhere between 4:30 and 5:00. The way I feel right now I may go straight to bed once they leave (and sleep for 3 days! LOL!)

Friday, October 12, 2007

I recieved my invite to Ravelry a couple of days ago. My ID there is Sabrina. And I have to say that I am spending far too much time on Ravelry looking around, adding things to my account, etc. . .

I haven't posted in a while, mainly there hasn't been anything really worthy of writing about. I did complete a shawl for a swap I was in . I used TLC Essentials yarn in Fall Leaves (autumny colors - variegated). And of course I packed it up and sent it out without taking a picture of it. Oh well!

I noticed while working with the TLC Essentials yarn that it split very easily. It was very irritating. This is the first time I have used TLC Essentials yarn and I am wondering if all of their yarn splits that easily. I still have enough skeins of this yarn to make another shawl and I do love the colors. I am thinking of making a autumn shawl for myself, but I am not looking forward to battling the splitting yarn.

I have a couple of items that I need to complete for a Christmas Swap that I am participating in and then I will be on to the Holiday gifts I plan on making. As usual I am running behind, but should be able to start in a day or two.

Ok, I'm off now to go do something productive now.