Kitty Knits

June 29, 2006

The End to a Long Day

Not much knitting has been going on. I did manage to work on my scarf on the way to and from Phila. today. I am hoping that I'll have the 23" that I need to finish the second sleeve by the end of the weekend so that I can start working on the neck. I think that it's going to be cute when it's finished but the ribbing isn't the greatest...a little repetitive.

I finally mowed the grass yesterday after it quit raining. Between the travel and the house, I am not having a lot of time for much else. I was disappointed to find that ants took over the kitchen this week. This led to the demise of the box of Kripsy Kremes...bummer. MTG was like, "Do you want the good new or the bad news first?" Then, he proceeds to tell me, "The bad news is that ants swarmed the Krispy Kremes last night. The good news is that I threw them in the trash." I think that they're better off at the Henrico Co. landfill...

I bought the newest Goo Goo Dolls CD the other day. This is one of my favorite bands. Too bad that I forgot to notice that the CD came out in February. I give it 5 stars. It's definitely one of my favorites at present...It will be on the iPod for the ride back to my hometown this weekend.

The DBF and I are going to my hometown to see the fam this weekend. The lhasas have been on holiday for the past month since I have been traveling so much. I will be happy to see my BABIES!! They're going to be getting BIG KISSES!! I wish that I could take them back with me but have to wait until we get back from vacation in Hilton Head. Speaking of which: Wish me luck on improving my golf swing between now and then!

June 26, 2006

The Knitting Continues...

Life has been crazy hectic lately. I don't know what it is about summer time...except that I have been out of town for the last 2 weekends and will be out of town for the next 4. The grass is getting long :) Here's a picture from last weekend's wedding:

Do I look crazy in love? If not, you'd better take another look...

I went to Atlanta several weeks ago for ASCO (the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting). The buzz was around Tykerb, which I was happy to see, since that's what I've spent the last 3+ years working on. Breast CA patients are going to have yet another treatment option in the future, which is satisfaction enough for me at the end of the day. Anyway, since there was a Barnes and Noble across the street from my hotel, I couldn't resist the urge to do a little shopping. I ended up with One Skein by Leigh Roland and The Knitter's Handbook, which is put out by Knitter's Magazine.

I've been hard at work on my scarf from the cover of Scarf Style. I've finished the first sleeve and this is what I've got on the second:

I've also been working on the Clapotis here and there. The yarn is great, but it clings to itself. This is making it tedious to drop the stiches required to form the ladders. But, once it's finished, I think that it will have all been worth it. Here's what I've done so far:
I've also been shopping for other random knitting "stuff." I ended up getting a Vera Bradley case for my stitch holders because my Hello Kitty bag is too small to hold them. Then, I finally found stitch marks that I actually like. They're the colored rubber bands that you put in little kids' hair. Check it out:

Aside from shopping (which I do so well), I have been doing a little sewing. I finally finished the living room curtains and have moved on to the one that I'm making for the kitchen. Pictures to follow once it's finished...

Tomorrow is knit night! Woo woo!