Saturday, March 19, 2011

Mommy's Been Busy

Okay, so has it really been a month since I've updated? Seriously? Probably because I've been spending all of my free time make loads of bows for the Etsy Shop, looking for knitting patterns on Ravelry, shopping for yarn everywhere, and actually knitting .... lots and lots of knitting.
Oh, and a little side note: I have lost 13 pounds on Weight Watchers. I started in January after Christmas. I battled post partum depression after both of my babies were born. However, with Caleb, it was waaaay worse. That first year, I felt that it was better for me, mentally, to concentrate on getting my sanity back before I even worried about loosing the 25 pounds of baby weight I still had lurking around. Now, thanks to some changes in my medication and the fact that I have two children that entertain each other even though they absolutely destroy the house, I am able to concentrate on my physical health as well as my mental well-being. I guess all of the knitting has helped me keep my hand out of the snack drawer, because my weight loss has been slow and steady, but satisfying. I have one more size to go and I'll be back to my pre-baby size, and I am planning to continue my weight loss with a healthy weight goal in mind.
 I do have 4 UFO's on the needles right now, that I'll show you first.

Unless you know what you're looking at, this just looks like a big blob of knitting. However, this my friends is my current forever long heirloom lace shawl project. If you haven't read my post about my favorite heirloom quilt that my Grandmama made, you should. All of the hand-made quilts that have been passed down to me are absolute treasures. Anyway, this is the Queen Anne's Lace Shawl by MMario available for free on Ravelry. The yarn is Cascade Alpaca Lace in "Peony"

 The above pic is my Easter Lily scarf for Easter Sunday. The pattern is Lily of the Valley Scarf from Knitted Lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush. The yarn is Malabrigo Lace in "Brisa"

This is an entrelac sock for my hubby. The pattern is Entrelac Socks by Eunny Jang available from the Interweave Online Store. The yarn is Knit Picks Stroll in Navy, which according to my husband is a very manly colorway.

Above is the beginning of a Wispy Cardi by Hannah Fettig. The yarn is Knit Picks Palette in Hyacinth. I am planning to do a mini one for Katie in this yarn:

I did knit and finish this Haruni Shawl (above) in less than two weeks. The yarn is Noro Kureyon Sock in colorway 40. Here is a detail pic of the edge:

Love this shawl! I have knitted this pattern before and it just always works up beautifully.

Next up? Something lovely out of these two skeins of Malabrigo Worsted yumminess I received in the mail last week from Eat Sleep Knit, my favorite place to buy Malabrigo.

1 comment:

  1. thank you for your comment on my blog! your knitting is beautiful! :)